With Pearl and Ruby Glowing is a collaborative fanfic on Archive of Our Own. It is a Bat Family Crossover style Modern AU Fic featuring the characters of the Disney Animated Canon (with entries from other studios added in later chapters), with a structure inspired heavily by Haunted (2005).
This fanfic started in response to a prompt in the Disney Kink Meme about writing the characters in a rape support group, and although not all the members of the group were directly raped themselves, the main focus of the fic is the story of why they're there in the first place. None of the characters in the group use their real names, but the characters' identities are easily recognizable.
As the fanfic now consists of many different parts and intermissions, with more on the way, here is the list and where to find them:
- With Pearl And Ruby Glowing
- With Pearl And Ruby Glowing, Part 2
- With Pearl And Ruby Glowing, Part 3
- With Pearl And Ruby Glowing, Part 4
- WPaRG: Stories About the Water of the Womb
- WPaRG: Stories About the Blood of the Covenant
- WPaRG: Stories About the Heat of the Heart
- WPaRG: Hana Mo Naki
- WPaRG: Twelve Stories about the Twelve Days of Christmas
- WPaRG: Horef Jiàqī no Monogatari
- WPaRG: Passover
- WPaRG: Stories about the Closet of Colours
- WPaRG: Stories about the Knots of Nature
- WPaRG: Spirits Moving Musically
- WPaRG: Halloween
- WPaRG: Thanks and Mourning
- WPaRG: Matunda ya Kwanzaa
- WPaRG: Stories about the Pieces of the Past
- WPaRG: Easter
- WPaRG Intermission: Vet Visits
- WPaRG Intermission: Cops' Daily Life
- In Harm's Way: The Cult's Victims
- In Harm's Way: The Police's Victims
- WPaRG Intermission: Denahi's Wolf Pups
- WPaRG Intermission: Denahi in the Lion's Den
- WPaRG Intermission: Boo's Friends
- WPaRG Intermission: The Palace Grounds
- WPaRG Intermission: Tai Lung's Prison Friends
- WPaRG Intermission: Kuzco and Company
- WPaRG Intermission: Conspiracy Buddies
- WPaRG Intermission: The Monsters' Daughter and the Boss's Son
- WPaRG Intermission: The Men That Were Not His Father
- WPaRG Intermission: "I Love You"
- In Harm's Way: The Ring's Victims
- WPaRG Intermission: Smoother than Oil, Sweeter than Gall
- WPaRG Intermission: The Man in the Bowler Hat
- WPaRG Intermission: Ginger and Rocky
- WPaRG Intermission: The Wiseman's Brother
- WPaRG Intermission: Pet Points of View
- WPaRG Intermission: Friends
- In Marm's Way: Wilhelmina's Children
- WPaRG Intermission: From the Mouths of Babes
- WPaRG Intermission: My Garden's Full Of Pretty Men
- WPaRG Intermission: Hypocrites
- WPaRG Intermission: Coming Out
- WPaRG Intermission: Cinnamon Extract
- WPaRG Intermission: Wallace and Wilhelmina's Wedding
- WPaRG Intermission: Building the Ark
- Cat Out of the Bag
- WPaRG Intermission: Campus Life
- WPaRG Intermission: Still Better Than Twilight
- WPaRG Intermission: Homeward Bound
- WPaRG Intermission: Flock Together
- WPaRG Intermission: Flowers for Agatha
- WPaRG Intermission: Many Ways To Say It
- WPaRG Intermission: Rose
- WPaRG Intermission: Wallace's Children
- WPaRG Intermission: Robinson R&D
- WPaRG Intermission: Psych Evaluations
- WPaRG Intermission: Calisota Healthcare
- WPaRG Intermission: Forensic Kits
- WPaRG Intermission: Spiritual Sides
- WPaRG Intermission: Loose Lips
- WPaRG Intermission: Statements
- WPaRG Intermission: The Foxes and the Hounds
- WpaRG Intermission: Pride Month
- WPaRG Intermission: Convergent
- WPaRG: Darkest Hours, Frosting Flowers
- WPaRG: The Red-Curtained Platform and Other Songs
- WPaRG: Good Neighbours
- WPaRG: Sex and Silliness
- WPaRG: Difficult Conversations
- WPaRG: Shard Times
- WPaRG Intermission: Playing The Sandman
The authors have also approved two fan-written additions, Campfire Stories andAn Aftermath and have set up a playlist.
Instead of a spotlight, a trope...:
- Abandon the Disabled: North Korea views disabled people negatively, so Joe and Aeji's birth parents left them at a facility for deaf kids where they got sexually abused. Although, in the former's case, his family really didn't want to give him up and hid him, but they were forced to when Goseumdochi sold them out.
- Abandoned Area: A handful of rapes and kidnappings occur in dark alleyways or abandoned buildings, though far more are committed by people the victim knows, in their homes, schools, or workplaces. The stereotype persists enough for Triton to react with violence when he found out Ariel took up urban exploration, though he did have reason to be worried since she's in a wheelchair and could get trapped or hurt in a difficult location.
- Aborted Arc: Characters from Star Wars were planned to appear at the Palace, with a few members being name dropped in side stories. However, the author that worked on the Star Wars characters specifically quit, leaving all of the stories (Besides Rey) untold unless another author picks them up.
- Abortion Fallout Drama:
- Esmeralda's abortion and her conflicted feelings over it led to her leaving her Catholic faith entirely, which up to that point had been very important to her, because she couldn't bear to tell the priest about it.
- Implied with Luz, who suffered a Teen Pregnancy from her time at the Ark. Eda had her abort it. The way Luz describes it in her fanfic (with the metaphor of a parasite) makes it sound like she was hesitant to do so and traumatized afterwards, feeling that, if it were a real baby, she hurt it.
- Cleo's babysitter attempted to give her an abortion with a boiled chicken feather, because she's an early-developing eight-year-old impregnated by a home invader and very likely to die if she carries to term. Her anti-choice parents caught him and stopped him, and the children are distressed and confused by all the drama and no one has even properly explained what's going on to them.
- Played with; Riley was attacked and rendered sterile by God's Will First for being nonbinary and for supposedly having an abortion after Ratigan raped them, as they were seen leaving Planned Parenthood, but they were never actually pregnant at all.
- Abuse Mistake:
- Mr. Baldwin's students assume his octuplets were the result of rape since it doesn't occur to them that a trans man would want to get pregnant, which he did and has to explain. On a smaller scale, the characters telling their stories sometimes have to clarify that a particular person or incident was just part of the setup and not the reason they're there.
- Yaya's brother and his friends saw her playing with Nezha and assume he kidnapped her, so they assault him for it.
- Abusive Parents: Alllll over the place. See here
- Acceptable Breaks from Reality: Ghosts appear to exist, Human Trafficking works more like Taken than the real-life version, and some particularly weird names pass without comment. Matronymic name inheritance is also slightly more common than in real life (usually happening if the woman's family is high-profile, like the Beifongs), as are cases of Implausible Hair Color and eye colour.
- Actually Pretty Funny: The crooked cops don't touch Kristoff because they think what he did (stealing a reindeer from a petting zoo and accidentally trapping it in his apartment) is hilarious.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Considering the premise, this is a given for most of the characters.
- Adaptational Backstory Change: The premise of the story is Rape as Backstory for characters originally from kids-friendly media. Many of the stories are also adjusted to fit the more mundane setting, or to change gaps in timelines to be more realistic. Other stories from their canon are changed to fit the timeline, e.g. Agatha Prenderghast wasn't accused of witchcraft in 1712, she was murdered in the 80s for not being straight.
- Adaptational Gender Identity: Several characters are trans or have different gender identities than canon. See the subpage here.
- Adaptational Job Change: Characters who have fantastical jobs or roles in their stories are given more mundane jobs, such as Sully as a worker in a toy factory, Genie as a comedian, or Professor Oak as a veterinarian. There are also a few examples to make it fit better in the story; Mary Poppins is a social worker instead of a governess now, and Denton is a lawyer.
- Adaptational Mundanity: The story takes place in a normal California city, and most of the stories are changed to reflect a non-fantastical setting, with only a couple of instances of Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane. For example, the Pokémon League is replaced with a chess championship.
- Adaptation Amalgamation: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are both used in the story; the two Wonkas are separate people, and the kids from both films are too, as the 70s Charlie is still alive while the 2005 Wonka says that 2005 Charlie is dead.
- Adaptation Name Change: A few characters had their names changed to more human-sounding ones, such as "Gene" for Genie and "Dafydd" for Daffy. Others, like Lightning McQueen and Hiccup Haddock, have their given names changed into nicknames (becoming Monty and Philip, respectively). See the subpage for all the name changes.
- Adaptational Nationality: Several characters are from either different states, even countries than living in a town in California.
- Adaptational Nice Guy:
- Pops up on occasion. For example, in their native continuity, Ruffnut, Tuffnut, Snotlout and Astrid all either ignored or bullied Hiccup but here Ruffnut forms a friendship with him over their shared trauma and the other three quickly become fast friends with him.
- "Cat Out of the Bag" has a downplayed case with Misty's older sister Violet who is as vain and shallow as she is in canon, and is quick to disparage Misty to Gromit, but when he reveals the circumstances of their meeting she goes ballistic and starts shaking him. She does care a lot about her sister deep down, whereas this was never touched upon in the show.
- In canon, Lefou is Gaston's loyal lackey who goes along with whatever he says, even when it's morally wrong. Here, he doesn't appear to have a connection with Gaston and is much nicer, working as a nurse and dating August.
- Adaptational Nonsapience: Many Mon characters who originally had their own languages are reduced to simple beasts, such as Stitch. Downplayed somewhat as "Pet Points of View" shows them to understand what their humans say and have some limited form of abstract thought. Speaking Mons like Meowth are made human, however.
- Adaptation Origin Connection: Many characters who weren't connected in their original stories or even in the same movie/show are often involved with each other's stories (Yue being Korra's, Desna's, and Eska's grandmother as an example of the former, and Ratigan being the villain of several characters' story for the latter).
- Adaptational Sexuality: A vast number of the cast are queer in some way; see the side page.
- Adaptational Species Change: Several characters featured were not human in their original films but are human here. Some less city-convenient or fantastical pets also change; in Mabel's chapter, Waddles is a hairless guinea pig instead of an actual pig, and Toothless the dragon becomes a bull terrier.
- Hilariously averted in the case of Sven who is still very much a reindeer... Kristoff just really isn't supposed to have one.
- Left up in the air for a while with Felicia, turns out to be done to make her keep the same role. In the movie, she's a spoiled Persian cat who eats disobedient mouse lackeys; here, she's an extremely overweight full-grown lioness that Ratigan keeps in his apartment and feeds human meat.
- Adaptational Villainy: Pops up from time to time.
- Occasionally human attackers with malicious intent are derived from canonical animals that were non-sapient and just hungry, like the trout which attacks Jeremy Fisher.
- Mike/Goob only wanted revenge on Cornelius specifically in his origin film and was horrified at the collateral damage that ensued from him helping DORIS; in this story, he needs only minimal prompting to willingly rape Wilbur to hurt Cornelius. It is revealed in the side story that much worse happened to him and he blamed that on the lost game, but it still isn't actually Cornelius' fault.
- Bud Gleeful was involved with the Society of the Blind Eye, but the group believed they were doing a good thing and it's hinted he only joined in order to have an escape from Gideon's wrath. Here, he was a completely willing member of God's Will First.
- Adapted Out: Total Drama only has one canon season, not the seven from the original show. All the contestants from the first two sequel generations are present, but instead were lured to the Ark via a fake recruitment campaign for the show, which is exactly why Total Drama doesn't get that second season.
- Adult Adoptee: Foghorn Leghorn adopts Daffy in Chapter 23 of "I Love You", who has no real complaints about it outside of being unsure if it's legal or not.
- An Aesop: "Rape is bad" is the most simplistic one, but there are plenty of others which come up repeatedly.
- Rape is never the victim's fault, no matter what they did or didn't do.
- Helping people is good, but if one overdoes it to the point of burnout, one cannot help anyone.
- Forgiveness is up to the wronged party and cannot be forced.
- It's possible for abusers to move on and be better people, whether their victims forgive them or not.
- While it is possible for abusers to move on, one should be very cautious about those who claim that they have until they prove it.
- Empathy isn't necessarily the best basis for morality; empathy and compassion are different.
- Societal problems cannot be solved without talking about them.
- Everyone who is suffering deserves help, no matter what.
- Age Lift: Multiple characters are older or younger than they are in their original work.
- Agony of the Feet:
- Mercury Black's father smashes his shins and feet with a length of pipe.
- Hiccup is shot in the foot.
- Valentino's thugs break both Angel Dust's feet.
- Barley has to cut his own foot off to escape the Torture Cellar.
- Crushed Ice Chilla lost his feet to a Chigoe flea infestation.
- The Dancing Princesses suffer a bout of choreomania and dance until their feet bleed.
- Alcohol-Induced Idiocy:
- Kristoff stole a reindeer from a petting zoo after getting drunk.
- Pinkie and Julien turned up to the vets' surgery while drunk and high, and demanded a hamburger be turned back into a cow.
- Steele assaulted Balto in a drunken rage and got himself pregnant.
- Cowlarado Kid kicked over port-a-potties at a 4H rodeo when he got drunk on moonshine.
- Alertness Blink: 5.0.5.'s crayon scribble picture depicting Dr. Flug noticing his Nightmare Fuel Coloring Book of Black Hat's abuse is drawn with an upside-down exclamation point above Dr. Flug's head as he peers over 5.0.5.'s shoulder.
- All Abusers Are Male: Averted. The first chapter of the series has a female rapist, and there are several other female assailants and physically and emotionally abusive women.
- All Gays Are Pedophiles: They very much are not, but the existence of the trope has been responsible for some of the characters' suffering, including Mr. Ratburn's assault when grapevine gossip blamed him for the child abuse committed by the tutor he'd unknowingly recommended. It's noted to have got worse after the arrest of Red and Purple, a gay couple who actually did molest their nephew (not because they were gay though).
- All Jews Are Ashkenazi: Averted - Betty Boop is a very-light-skinned black woman who wears a Star of David, and some of the My Little Ponies are black, Middle Eastern, Asian, or Native American practitioners of Judaism.
- All Muslims Are Arab: Averted. Some of the My Little Ponies are black or Asian Muslims and Gen 3 Spike is a Caucasian convert.
- All There in the Manual: The identities of two of the characters visiting the vet clinic could very well be a mystery if you read the chapter by itself. Read the tag list and it soon becomes clear that they are, in fact, Julien and Pinkie Pie.
- Alternate Character Interpretation: In-Universe; while Fenton is disturbed and distressed by Mark Beaks' treatment of him, he does admit that he's not sure if Mark is trying to demean him, make him quit or acting in a misguided effort to flirt with him.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Characters that originally had unusual skin colors have mostly been given normal colorations, often due to them being human here, but there are some exceptions:
- Zim and Verne have hypochromic anaemia which turns their skin green.
- Kipo has purpura which leaves her covered in purplish spots.
- Wilt is an African-American with a form of albinism which gives him light skin, blue eyes, and red hair.
- Ambiguously Related: In the "From The Mouths Of Babes" side story, Edith brings up the possibility of Della and Shan Yu being Agnes' biological parents. While Della admits that it is completely possible, it's impossible to tell.
- Flynn's story in the cell block tango chapter brought up the possibility that Rapunzel might be related to Anna and Elsa.
- Ambiguous Situation:
- Several characters have disappeared between chapters and it hasn't been revealed where it is they've gone, though being taken by the Ark is implied in a few cases like Robin's and Pyrrha's. Later it's revealed that Robin was indeed taken by the Ark, and Pyrrha was killed by Ratigan.
- How much the police department knew about the Dirty Cops is also questionable, Huan suggests they all knew something but Lin definitely didn't. Jenny knew Police Brutality was going on, but not the full extent, and it's possible that the rest of the station is a mixed bag.
- The exact details of whatever happened at the end of Part Three are left intentionally vague, but it definitely had something to do with God's Will First.
- Whatever happened to Lucius VI who may or may not be dead. Beezy's chapter mentions that he stopped moving after his son's assault on him, but it's left unclear.
- It's not clear if the people who harassed Chicken Little for accusing King Candy believe him about it now or still think he was lying; his bullies stopped picking on him as soon as the story about the Sugar Rushers broke, which would suggest that they do, but they never apologized and they just ignored him after that. Even Chicken Little himself isn't sure.
- Anal Probing: Discussed by the Conspiracy Buddies, Dilbert, Dipper and Huey, as they speculate that the reason why aliens shove probes up people's butts is to take their temperature.
- And Now You Must Marry Me:
- The Sheriff of Nottingham, who Marian had never even met before that day, forced her into marriage while John and Hiss threatened her with a gun. She escapes, but not after consummating their relationship.
- Yue technically agreed to marry Hahn, but was heavily pressured by her father into it and it turned out pretty horribly with him abusing her and her running to Sokka in response.
- …And That Little Girl Was Me: When Lilo tells her story, she is too uncomfortable saying directly what happened to her, so she substitutes in little bunnies with line of sight names. She doesn't need to point out which little bunny was her, everybody in the support group can see it from context.
- Animal Motifs:
- The Ark members have code names too, all of them relating to animals in some way. Fairy Godmother has butterflies, Ratigan has rats (ironically, considering the film), Sykes is referred to as "Mr Doberman," etc.
- On the protagonists' side of things, there's Sasha who is strongly associated with toads, bringing up the way that their poisonous skin kills the animals that bite into it and likening it to the way she got her own rapist to kill himself.
- Arc Number: Eight comes up a lot; eight cultists escaped the GWF bust, the Sheriff's gang of rapist cops consisted of eight officers, there are eight segments in the "Late Night Show" chapter and eight segments in each section of "Opposing Pairs".
- Arc Words:
- "Instead of a spotlight, a movie fragment..." or some permutation thereof appears near the beginning of every chapter.
- Some of the more serious intermissions have arc words as well such as the "not like his brother" lines repeated throughout "Denahi's Wolf Pups".
- Felicie recounts how if it was a movie she'd have had the dance showdown with Camille that she did in canon; what actually happened here was a police investigation resulting in the cancellation of the whole show, so no one got to dance in it.
- Max never actually makes it to the Powerline concert and has to explain to Roxanne that he lied.
- An Arm and a Leg:
- Shan Yu hacks Della's leg off and gives her a prosthetic with a tracking device welded into it.
- Mercury has to have both lower legs amputated after his father breaks them and he suffers gangrene.
- Penny Polendina loses all four limbs to a White Fang train bombing.
- Yang loses her arm after being injured in a fight with Adam.
- Wilt's arm is broken so badly by Larry that it has to be amputated.
- Barley has to hack his own foot off to escape the Northwest Manor's Torture Cellar, a la the original Saw.
- Mulmangcho's foot is cut off when he's tortured in North Korea, and the rest of the leg has to be amputated due to gangrene.
- Tim Wizard loses an arm when soldiers destroy the family home in Nepal.
- Averted with Eric, who was born with only one arm.
- Argument of Contradictions: Holt insists that he and Jackson "live in the hood" while Jackson insists that they don't.Jackson: No we don-
Holt: Uh, yeah we do!
Jackson: We do not!
Jackson: Do not!
- Artistic License – Law: Confidentiality contracts cannot, in reality, oblige you to conceal the identity and location of wanted criminals. To be fair, the contract is more a promise among the group than a legally binding document, and the group's Fire-Forged Friends nature, their desperation for any form of help and support, and their bigger plans to take down the major antagonists together mean even the police officer members don't report or try to prosecute anything unless someone's actively endangering the group.
- Ass Shove: Considering the subject matter, foreign objects getting inserted into people's asses is never played for laughs in this fic.
- Deconstructed in Aldrin's story, where the item used on him is a full, uncapped alcohol bottle, which the perpetrators intended as a joke. Yes, it still counts as a sexual assault, it isn't harmless, and he even suffers alcohol poisoning from the contents getting inside him.
- A GWF member penetrated Panchito with a loaded gun.
- The corrupt cops used a police baton on Huan when they assaulted him.
- Patterson Penguin got violated with a metal pipe by a woman who thought he was a john.
- Jake shoved a gun inside Lucky Luke and pulled the trigger, leaving a hole in his back.
- Oegwipali violated Geumsaegi with various objects during his attack on him, because Geumsaegi and his friends had done the same to Mulmangcho.
- Rattlesnake Jake is implied to have shoved live snakes inside Hansel, among other things.
- Asshole Victim:
- Several of the crooked cops' victims actually were guilty of heinous things (such as Shen being a local Triads leader, or Ricky and King Candy both having raped multiple children), though they're still not presented as actually deserving what they get.
- One of the side stories, Convergent, and one of the stories in Hana Mo Naki recounts the tale of how at least two warehouses were overturned by the mostly young prisoners who reenacted their abuse on the guards. Even the two guards recounting their tales in Convergent, who had the excuse that their younger siblings were on the line, admit the guards did pretty much have it coming and they even include what happened to themselves, stating they don't want to press charges.
- Babysitter from Hell Vicky is violently abusive to her family too and is heavily implied to have murdered her little brother. She's currently missing, the odds are that something horrible is happening to her, and her family are so happy she's gone that they didn't even report her missing.
- Geumsaegi considers himself this when Oegwipali beats him into a spine injury, and he definitely was, but it's complicated because at the time the beating happened he wasn't an asshole anymore and was sincerely repentant about his Torture Technician past.
- Atrocious Alias:
- Defied when Nuka is forbidden from naming Kovu the Termite. Freakazoid also wasn't allowed to go with the name "Freakazoid" because Mary thought it was too negative.
- Robyn Hill lampshades her own choice of "Poor Cock Robin".
- On the bad guys' side, the Animal Motif of the Ark landed Mr. Kyuzo with the name of "Dr. Seapig", while Lavender became "Ms. Spittlebug". Not very charismatic.
- Attempted Rape:
- Hans is prevented from getting to Holly O'Hair because her sister Poppy suspected he was planning something and refused to leave the two alone with each other. Hans got fed up with this, cutting off Poppy's hair and trying to assault her instead, but she fought back while Holly called the police.
- Frankie went on a date with a guy who saw her scars from her previous assault and planned to drug and rape her. Mac and Bloo crash the date and annoy the guy enough that he ends up exposing himself, causing Frankie to punch him in the face and leave.
- It's ambiguous whether or not Mortimer Mouse was going to do anything sexual with Minnie, but Minnie put a stop to whatever his plans were by speeding up her car so that he couldn't shoot her and then crashed it.
- Author Tract:
- Stories About the Heat of the Heart's "A Story about the Goodest Guardian" primarily exists to make a point about the "anti-shipping" community on Tumblr, with Princess Boo Boo representing the most hypocritical and abusive Tumblr discourser possible as an analogue to how she treats the monsters in her canon.
- "A Story about Vexillum Iris" uses social media posts in its story to illustrate the author's feelings on Tumblr and Twitter "queer discourse," with Laverna's character serving as a criticism of the "exclusionist" community.
- One of the authors tends to get preachy about proper pet care.
- Auto Erotica: Ratigan raped Remy and Noah in his car, Bill did the same to Mr. Peabody, and Jake raped Zidgel over the hood of the Conrad family's minivan.
- The Bad Guys Are Cops: Corrupt Cops are the villains of several stories, although it is overall played with as there are several cops who are heroic, such as Lin, Jenny, Po and the Furious Five.
- Bad People Abuse Animals: Minor cases with Melisha Tweedy, who forces her spouse to cut costs on the chicken farm and make it less ethical, Ratigan, who shoots Toby, and God's Will First, who kill Bub while kidnapping Mitch. Much worse case with Bill Cipher, who, not being a dream demon this time, bloodily and painfully rips the teeth out of a living deer without putting them back and lets it free to starve.
- When Wilbur describes Carl, the other group members initially assume he's the reason Wilbur's attending the group only to Wilbur to defend Carl and then elaborate on the real reason.
- Minor example, but Anastasia's story has her mention she was bullied in middle school. She has to clarify that the attack actually happened in high school.
- When Agnes says she and her sisters met Gru when their lines of work cross, she and Edith quickly are adamant that Gru wasn't like the men who paid to have sex with them, instead adopting them.
- While Cornelius paints his orphanage as unpleasant, he clarifies it's not why he's at the Palace and while he confirms that Ratigan is the reason he's there, the professor waited until he was an adult to try anything even if his behavior towards preteen!Cornelius was inappropriate.
- The Bratz chapter pulls this on the reader, setting up each girl's story to look like it's leading up to an instance of sexual abuse. Sasha has bruises and gags on her food, Cloe works for a slightly creepy neighbour who makes a comment about doing "more" for him, Meygan gets separated from her sister at a fair and cornered by a scary clown, Yasmin's charm bracelet was found among the Businessman's trophies at Werth, and Jade was grabbed on a ghost train ride. As it turns out, Sasha suffers from body dysmorphic disorder, the neighbour was literally just trying to get Cloe to do more work, the clown brought Meygan back to her group unharmed, Yasmin had given her charm bracelet to Dana who was the one the Businessman actually hurt, and Jade's friends were the ones who grabbed her. Ginger is the only one who was really abused.
- Two in "A Story about the Erinyes":
- Jasper (renamed Treasure) has a section which implies she's the victim, with mentions of her hurting her head and breaking her nose after confrontations turn violent. It is deliberately vague who is abusing who (e.g., "Someone's screaming. Her fly comes down. Someone's pounding on the door with both hands."). However, Lapis (renamed Bobbie) has another section later which makes it much clearer that, despite her own toxic behavior, she was the victim, and those injuries were the result of Jasper getting hurt while trying to hurt Lapis, especially since Lapis is only sixteen and Jasper is her parole officer. This is deliberate, as Jasper's side seems to gain support in the media while Lapis is being vilified.
- In Peridot's section, she talks at length about a certain toxic relationship and whether mutual abuse exists. It initially seems that she's talking about Jasper and Lapis, or possibly a particular celebrity abuse controversy that was in the news when the story was written. The fact she uses "he" pronouns for one of them makes it less likely to be referring to Jasper and Lapis, but it could be assumed she was misgendering the trans/intersex Jasper, especially since Peridot is noted to be wearing a hijab and homophobia is associated with certain groups among all three Abrahamic faiths. However, the end of the section reveals she was talking about a fictional ship from Camp Pining Hearts.
- Beast in the Building: Kristoff stole Sven the reindeer from a petting zoo while he was drunk and hid him in his apartment. After the cops were called on Kristoff, Sven had to be taken out of the apartment with a crane because he couldn't go down the stairs and he was too big for the elevator.
- Bedlam House:
- Psycho spent time in an asylum run by Doctor D'Arque, who molested Psycho and probably his other patients.
- During her story, Wilhelmina says that when she was young, being LGBT+ in England was a "one way ticket to Bedlam".
- Bestiality Is Depraved:
- The Ark sometimes forces people into sex with animals. Etienne was forced to have sex with his horse, and Hazel witnessed Junichi being raped by dogs as punishment for being too nice to the prisoners.
- Honey Lemon was traumatised by seeing a video of an incident involving a dog, which may have been uploaded by the Ark, during her job as a social media moderator.
- During family therapy, Hansel mentions Rattlesnake Jake doing something horrible involving snakes to him.
- Inverted in Eliza's case; a sea turtle tried to mate with her, very much against her will. Fortunately it didn't succeed.
- Beware the Nice Ones:
- Wilhelmina is a sweet and caring woman, but she can get angry when she needs to. This is best shown in "Cat Out of the Bag" when she chews out Basil's father for not only being emotionally abusive to his own son but blaming him for getting raped.
- Oegwipali had forgiven Geumsaegi entirely for beating and drowning him and cutting Mulmangcho's foot off and indeed they were falling in love, but when he finds out Geumsaegi also killed Mulsajo and proxy raped Mulmangcho with the corpse, he rapes Geumsaegi in turn and beats him into permanent disability.
- Big Bad: The Ark, God's Will First, and the corrupt cops for organizations, and Ratigan for individuals.
- Big Brother Mentor: Carl to Wilbur who isn't really his little brother, but as Cornelius' assistant he's around enough to have formed this sort of bond. He's willing to keep secrets like broken curfews from the Robinsons, but also pushes for Wilbur to seek help and finds the Palace for him after Ratigan and Goob attempt to use him to hurt Cornelius.
- Big Damn Heroes: It has its moments.
- Donald's rescue of Panchito/takedown of most of GWF is this.
- Robyn's rescue by May, Joanna, and Fiona, and their subsequent rescue of the enslaved miners later on.
- Buddy arrives in the nick of time to save Darnell from Jake.
- Big Good: Mary Poppins is the one who set up the group in the first place.
- Bilingual Bonus: Some of the nicknames are in foreign languages, or parts of the dialogue will be untranslated.
- Bittersweet Ending: Stories that don't end on a completely negative note are still somewhat sour since, even if the rapists get punished or the characters escape from their situations, there is still the trauma of being raped to deal with. In a Flash Forward, twelve years later, there are still survivors who need the Palace, because no matter what happens, the group won't be able to wipe out the existence of rape entirely.
- Blame the Paramour: Shank is raped and impregnated by her abusive foster father. When she tells his wife, the wife lashes out and calls her a "skank" with no mention of blaming her husband.
- Blaming the Victim: Happens often, fitting its Central Theme of the struggles rape and abuse victims face.
- Basil Baker's father implied Basil's rape was due to naivete, saying he's old enough to know about "stranger danger."
- Rattlesnake Jake shames a six-year-old Gideon for being raped by Bill Cipher because it makes him impure and possibly gay, and claims he has to be raped again to be "cured."
- Boo Boo blames Priscilla for her own assault, even though Boo Boo set it up.
- Miss Kitty is assaulted outside of a club, and when the police arrive, they arrest her for "soliciting" because she's a sex worker, which is also why she was attacked to begin with. To contrast, her assailants only get charged for "disturbing the peace."
- The police blame Mabel for her gang-rape because she sent the men (who claimed to be one boy her age) inappropriate pictures of herself (which the men asked her to do). Stan chews them out for this.
- Multiple victims blame themselves. Bea blames itself for not being physically strong enough to get away and over-exercises in response.
- In "Cat Out of the Bag," Max tells Sam that some people tried to blame Ruby for her rape and murder because she went off with Lorne alone. As Max points out, she was only seven years old, so she couldn't have known any better and didn't.
- Lapis is blamed for hurting Jasper, despite the fact that the person she was supposedly abusing is much older, her parole officer, and was actively threatening her and her loved ones.
- Bloodier and Gorier / Body Horror: Even disregarding the sexual assault, most of the stories are much more violent than their canon counterparts, and mutilation is not shied away from.
- The Body Parts That Must Not Be Named: The story rarely uses anatomical terms despite the series being M-Rated.
- Boulder Bludgeon: Flik brought a rock down on Hopper's head after Hopper raped him.
- Braids, Beads and Buckskins: Averted, but referenced. Indigenous American characters that show up wear the same clothes as other characters. Clover and her parents do have braided hair, and wear wampum beads, but both are done in a distinctly Abenaki style, and she's deeply offended when Teddy dresses up in the stereotypical outfit for Halloween.
- Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: In "Wallace and Wilhelmina's Wedding", Wilhelmina tells Edna Mode that three bridal shops kicked her out because she was "making the other patrons uncomfortable", one said that she would be too difficult to fit properly, and another one said she was making people uncomfortable and would be too hard to fit.
- Breather Episode:
- Baymax's chapter is a simple introduction and explanation of his reason for being at the group, with minimal disturbing content.
- While Fenton's chapter does get a little disturbing, Beaks's motive might not have been malicious and he wasn't assaulted in any way. The two chapters following are Noah's (who dealt with Ratigan) and Rocky and Foghorn's (Rocky's having been severely abused by The Ark and almost preyed upon by his therapist).
- Downplayed; Honey Lemon's chapter has some messed up things in it, but she herself is not an abuse victim. And it's nothing compared to the next two chapters, which are Hercules's and especially the Wannabes...
- This also seems to be the point of the third installment. Entitled Vet Visits, it's just an installment focusing on the day-to-day goings-on of a Calisota vet clinic that one of the main characters works in, with other group members bringing their pets.
- "A Story about the Freshies and Mr. Seahorse" is a much more lighthearted chapter than the rest of Water of the Womb. The focal character, Mr. Baldwin from Fish Hooks, wasn't even abused, and is a soon-to-be-Happily Married trans man who became pregnant on his own accord via sperm donor. The chapter is about him exasperatedly explaining to his concerned students that he wasn't made pregnant by rape and, aside from allusions to a couple of students having been abused by their dads and two other students' father experiencing prison rape, is actually quite comedic. On the contrary, the previous chapter dealt with the assault and murder of a seven year old girl, and the following chapter likewise gets right back to abusive content.
- The commercials sprinkled through "Stories from the Late Night Show" serve pretty much the same purpose, with heartwarming ads for the Palace group and pizza delivery to an expectant mother and silly ads featuring Trip the terrible rap artist and the ditzy Biskit twins.
- "Sex and Silliness" focuses on more lighthearted (and sometimes funny) sexual encounters.
- Bring My Brown Pants:
- Luan peed herself as Vicky and Ricky abused her. They got it on video and uploaded it online, resulting in her being bullied over it.
- Lisa implies that she soiled herself when Ratigan hurt her when she mentions that he would put down a towel during the process, and it's noted she suffered from anxiety-related diarrhoea.
- Cody wet his pants when he got cornered in the bathroom by Ratigan.
- In this fic, "Mulsajo" is a nickname the character was given by his North Korean captors when he wet his pants while being waterboarded; it means "water wave".
- Broken Bird: Almost all the characters are messed up in one way or another after their experiences.
- Broken Pedestal: Cornelius is rather broken up over Ratigan, who he genuinely admired, having been grooming him since the day they met...and that's even without knowing that Ratigan raped his son in Revenge by Proxy.
- Brother–Sister Incest:
- Cat's older brother sexually abused her, and no one took it seriously until he hospitalized her.
- Forced upon by Unlaq, who made Desna and Eska have sex with each other.
- Drizella took out her abuse on her step-sister Cinderella.
- Ricky made Luan molest Lucy, and Lucy copes by drawing what Lincoln's kids with all his sisters would look like, which greatly unnerves Lincoln. Subverted with Lola, who lied about Lori touching her inappropriately to get her grounded, unaware that she would get arrested for it instead.
- Terrence hasn't raped Mac, but he's done a lot of other creepy things, so Mac thinks he eventually will rape him at some point.
- Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed are step-siblings and have sex with each other.
- Vicky molested her younger sister Tootie and her now-deceased younger brother.
- Geumsaegi made Mulmangcho have sex with Mulsajo's corpse.
- Jimmy and Marina are in an incestuous relationship, which Mulmangcho blames on them being dropped on their heads as babies.
- Subverted with Mac and Joe; they're in a polyamorous relationship with Oegwipali, who has to repeatedly state that the brothers are not involved with each other and only share him. Doesn't stop Mulmangcho from making jokes about it.
- Bullying the Disabled:
- The Sugar Rushers use Vanellope's Tourette's Syndrome to pick on her, though the actual reason they're doing so is because she's the only one of the group who hasn't been molested.
- Ursula assaults Ariel while she's in the bath, and due to Ariel's paraplegia she can't get away.
- Daffy's considered an easy target by the crooked cops because of his autism and ADD, as well as his traumagenic amnesia.
- Lucifer attempts to assault Gus, who has Down Syndrome here.
- The men Entrapta's dated, including Hordak, get Mistaken For Pedophiles because she looks and acts young due to autism, but fellow students picking on the men overflows into them also bullying her.
- Duncan Mathews looks down on the disabled, calling the kids at the Xavier Institute "a house full of freaks", and assaults Scott Summers, who has glaucoma.
- Mr. Mint's helper Lord Licorice took advantage of his learning disability to sexually abuse him.
- "Burly Detective" Syndrome: Anyone within the movie fragments that doesn't have a Palace name is always referred to by descriptors, such as hair color, eye color, or things they're wearing.
- Burn Baby Burn:
- Glomgold paid some men to burn down the South African prison he was kept in.
- When Flug found out that Black Hat abused 5.0.5, he doused him in gasoline and the house burned down.
- Yang burned down Junior Xiong's bar after he assaulted her there.
- Sea Hawk burns down the whole marina in grief when the cops stop looking for the missing Mermista.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: The "In Harm's Way" side-stories are recounted very bluntly, with little detail, from the antagonists' points of view, effectively checking victims off on a list.
- But Not Too Black:
- Deconstructed in at least two cases. Penny Polendina and Jackson Jekyll are both mixed race (her being evenly black/white and him being white/black/East Asian), however, the complications associated with this are brought up. Jackson is given preferential treatment by his white family as opposed to Holt, here his twin, but is ostracized by his peers at school who are mostly minorities (and are heavily implied to have been victimized by white people many times before). His not really looking black is also what saves him from being raped by the sheriff here (although in this incarnation he's just a regular officer) whereas Holt wasn't quite so lucky. In Penny's case, her father shelters her so she doesn't face quite the same level of disdain despite being bullied for other reasons, however, Shere Khan, here a White Fang member, rapes her after he mistakes her for a white girl and she loses all four limbs in his bombing of her train.
- Referenced briefly in Jordan's story when he mentions that Wilt is still black, though he has albinism.
- Manny Mouser was born in Korea and adopted by a white American couple who changed his name from Myeongyoung to Manfred and refused to let him speak Korean or be involved with Korean culture.
- Bidoof's mother picked on her as The Unfavorite for various reasons, one of them being that her skin is darker than her siblings' and thus considered less attractive.
- Bystander Syndrome: Lilo says at the end of her story that one of the worst parts of her assault is that the other girls just watched and didn't say or do anything. Peter says much the same thing about Smee knowing that Hook abused him but doing nothing.
- Can't Use Stairs: Hooved animals will walk upstairs, but it's harder for them to walk down them, so when Kristoff drunkenly hides Sven the reindeer in his apartment, a crane is required to get him out since he doesn't fit in the elevator.
- Career-Ending Injury:
- Danny's injuries from Prison Rape ruined his ability to dance; it might be fixable, but he can't afford the procedure and it might not even work.
- Louis and Odette both suffered injuries which ended their ballet careers; Louis was gang-raped, went on stage anyway immediately after, and pushed himself too far, worsening the damage severely, while Odette's leg was injured in a fire.
- Hercules suffered a heart attack from steroid use, putting an end to his wrestling career.
- Korra was paralyzed from the waist down by GWF and she can't do sports anymore.
- Mercury wanted to practice capoeira, but lost both his legs to gangrene.
- Lorelei's kidnapper broke her ankle so she can't be an ice dancer anymore.
- Inverted with Crushed Ice Chilla; he originally started wanting to be an ice dancer because he saw it on TV at the hospital where he had his feet amputated, and was able to get good enough prosthetics that he managed to achieve his dream.
- Cassandra Truth: Many cases.
- Anyone who tried to expose Ratigan wasn't taken seriously due to his good reputation as a scholar, at least until Lisa's story reveals that the cops are onto him now.
- Daffy found Billy Joe Cobra and tried to get the police to rescue him. They thought he was high until they went to investigate.
- Chicken Little tried to get people to believe him about King Candy's assault, but wasn't believed by anyone except for his friends.
- Cornelius thinks that Wallace knew about Wilbur's assault and chose not to tell him and, thus, refuses to clarify this, much to the latter's confusion. Wallace ends up getting the story from Wilhelmina, who tries to clear this up with Cornelius, but he still refuses to believe it. Thankfully, he eventually realizes his mistake and apologizes to Wallace.
- Lori tried to convince everyone that Lola lied about her molesting her, but wasn't believed until Lola herself confessed that she made it all up.
- Pacifica kept hearing scratching noises and voices at night, but her parents assured her it was nothing as a form of Gaslighting due to the noises actually coming from their torture chamber. Everybody else refused to believe her and called her a psycho until the truth came out and the Northwests were arrested.
- Si and Am claimed that Tramp raped Lady, and Lady's parents refused to believe otherwise. Even when Tramp was found to have not raped her (but is still in prison because Lady was underage), they still thought she was and forced her to go to the Palace. As of the side-story "I Love You", they believe her now.
- Shifu didn't believe Tai Lung about the corrupt cops raping him because he was friends with Vachir, but regrets it after finding out the truth from the news.
- The cop interviewing Mordecai didn't believe him when he said Rigby was replaced until Doug admitted it in his statement.
- Cast Full of Gay: A very high percentage of the cast is LGBTQ, with many of them having been targeted because of this.
- Cast Full of Crazy: Well, not all of them are, but enough of them are for it to be concerning. Some are examples of Insane Equals Violent (though usually because this was the case in canon) while others are seriously mentally ill but harmless.
- Tenderfeet tells Huey he's a fellow Junior Woodchuck scout, but Huey notices a tattoo in the explicit photo Tenderfeet sends him and realizes that he's an adult.
- Bill and the gnomes (who are adult men in this fic) set up a social media account under the name of Norman, passing for a single thirteen-year-old boy, to draw Mabel in.
- Laverna's blog claims she's a trans woman to get online discoursers to listen to her, when actually she's pretty transphobic and is heavily implied to have abused her trans daughter.
- The Chain of Harm: Several characters assault others because of being abused themselves, most of these cases involving children who don't understand the abuse they went through.
- Madame Medusa molested her niece Mertle, leading to Mertle repeating her abuse on Lilo.
- Boo was sexually abused by her stepfather Randal, who was abused by his mother, who was abused by her mother.
- Lock, Shock, and Barrel assaulted Victor in his sleep because Oogie Boogie trained them to believe kids having sex with adults was normal.
- Eight generations of the Heinous family abused their sons, until Beezy's father managed to break the chain.
- Sea Hawk doesn't hurt people the same way he was hurt, but directs his stress from his abuse into killing animals and starting fires.
- Dexter molested Lisa because his own abuser Ratigan told him to.
- Tai Lung was abused by the corrupt cops, and when disgraced police officer Mako ended up in his cell Tai Lung raped him in turn.
- Child by Rape: Several characters' assaults resulted in pregnancy.
- When Dr. Flug, a trans man, was in college he ended up pregnant with 5.0.5. when Ratigan raped him.
- Leni's kidnapper got her pregnant with Lily, and the Louds pretended that Lily was the youngest child of Rita because Leni wasn't ready to be a mom.
- God's Will First assaulted Julien for being trans and kept him hostage until it was too late to get an abortion. He later gave birth to Mort, who has learning difficulties because Julien used drugs while pregnant with him.
- Frollo raped Esmeralda in an empty church and got her pregnant. Esmeralda ended up getting an abortion and suffered a Crisis of Faith as a result.
- Subverted with Riley, an AFAB non-binary person, after Ratigan assaulted them. They kept throwing up and their period was late, making them think they were pregnant, but in "Calisota Healthcare," they find out these symptoms were caused by stress.
- Several women trafficked by the Ark got pregnant by their clients.
- Helga assaulted Naveen specifically to pull The Baby Trap on him.
- Finnuala got pregnant when she raped Dez.
- GWF got Bon Bon pregnant when they attacked her and Lyra. Unlike Julien, she wants to keep the baby.
- Maisie's kids were conceived when she was attacked in an alleyway.
- Averted with Lady, who had consensual sex with Tramp and got pregnant, but her parents thought he raped her because Si and Am framed him. A similar case happens with Mr. Baldwin, a trans man who wanted to get pregnant and got it done through IVF; his students assumed it was because he got raped.
- Trans man Steele got pregnant when he raped Balto while drunk and he's keeping the baby because he's against abortion.
- Ginger got pregnant in the Ark by either Rocky or Tulio when they were forced to have sex with each other, and by the time she got rescued it was too late to get an abortion. Tulio, Miguel, and Chel are planning to adopt the baby when it's born. "Cat Out of The Bag" also confirmed that's how Ginger was conceived.
- The first two kids who appear in the Pokémon GOTCHA! music video are the result of their father raping the third, his older daughter. Umbreon was born during Eevee's time as a comfort woman during WW2. Acerola was born from Nanu drunkenly date-raping Shauntal. Verity was born from rape and her mother neglected her because of it, leading to her older sister Cynthia becoming a Parental Substitute.
- Shere Khan's assault of Savannah resulted in her oldest daughter Catra. Later on, she was assaulted again while being held captive in Guantanamo Bay and gave birth to Veri several months after being released.
- Children Are Innocent: A lot of the younger kids don't understand what happened to them, or to the people whose assaults they witnessed. Backfires horribly for those around them with Lock, Shock, and Barrel, who don't understand why adults don't want them to perform sex acts on them because their previous caregiver did, and Lola, who doesn't understand that getting grounded isn't the worst thing that could happen to Lori if Lola made a False Rape Accusation against her.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Extreme torture happens in numerous stories.
- Color Motif:
- Red and white come up frequently in the stories, usually as a more tasteful way to describe blood and semen. It also connects to the "pearl and ruby" of the title.
- Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby sneaked into the Palace after their uncles and go with Line Of Sight Names of "Red", "Blue", "Green", and "Purple" respectively when put on the spot.
- The Ninja Turtles have their names marked out in their respective colours of blue, red, orange, and purple.
- Holly and Poppy O'Hair's text is in light and dark pink respectively and the Imagine Spot narration in orange, as part of the references to the song "Long Red Hair".
- Kitty Katswell's name and pronouns are in grey and her sister's in brightly-coloured text, representing how Kitty was The Unfavorite.
- "Eleven Stories about the Spectrum Suit" assigns each Loud sibling a color based on their canon outfits, with their respective stories frequently mentioning their color and the font shifting to that color whenever it is mentioned by name. Specifically: Lori is blue, Leni is aquamarine, Luna is purple, Luan is yellow, Lynn is red, Lucy is black, Lana is dark blue, Lola is pink, Lisa is green, Lily is lavender, and Lincoln is orange.
- Finnuala and Dez have their respective text written in green and orange, the colours of the Catholic and Protestant factions in Ireland, but their names reference the other's colour; "the Iron Shamrock" (rust) and "the Copper Clover" (verdigris).
- All the characters in Closet of Colours have color-themed names and their chapters call attention to these colors.
- Comic-Book Time: The timeline is very ambiguous, as a side effect of the fanfic's chapter-by-chapter writing and a large cast making it far too complicated to figure out as the writers go.
- Comically Missing the Point: One of the Lighter and Softer side stories is about the many, many times Amos and Chief have failed to understand that Qrow isn't in fact dating a woman who happens to have the same name as his male roommate (to be fair, "Clover" is kind of ambiguous).
- Coming-Out Story: The side story "Coming Out" focuses on LGBTQ+ characters coming out to others.
- Commonality Connection: Everyone is at the group because of their shared trauma.
- Companion Cube: Cricket carries around Saxon the doll and talks to it as if it's the deceased Tilly, and Skipper's story is told through the eyes of Barbie's childhood baby doll Krissy, who was passed down to each of the girls.
- Composite Character:
- There's only one each of Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy.
- Sigmund is Kyle's Mary Sue character in his fanfic.
- Ruby's Max grows up to be Sam's Max.
- Conspiracy Theorist: In "Conspiracy Buddies," Dipper, Dib, and Huey discuss their theories about things in Calisota, such as the numerous disappearances, the Sugar Rush kids, and Bill Cipher.
- Content Warnings: Due to being a Dark Fic about rape, every chapter is preceded by a list of trigger warnings about sexual abuse, violence, and/or offensive content. Any chapter that focuses on child sexual abuse has an additional "CSA" warning added to the title. A few chapters have fun with the warning, such as "Eleven Stories about the Spectrum Suit" warning about the bad puns throughout the chapter.
- Cope by Creating: Luz and Kyle write fanfics influenced by their abuse.
- The Coroner Doth Protest Too Much: Played with, as Jack Skellington wasn't the one covering anything up, but the corrupt cops cleaned up King Candy's body after his heart gave out from them assaulting him and he was old, so Jack didn't have any reason to suspect foul play and reported Candy's death as cardiac arrest.
- CPR: Clean, Pretty, Reliable: Averted hard. After Danny attempts suicide by drowning, he winds up in the hospital with broken ribs.
- Crapsaccharine World: Calisota seems like a perfectly nice place to live if you can ignore the Ark, God's Will First, Dirty Cops, an unchecked issue with sex crime... Reminders of the cartoonish nature of the source material occasionally crop up, though, with Cloud Cuckoo Lander characters demonstrating their canonical behaviours and One Joke Fake Shows and Nutritional Nightmare foods being real in-universe. Technically it could be argued it's less of a Crapsack World than the real one often is, too; here, the bad guys usually get caught.
- Creepy Gym Coach: King Candy was the assistant coach for the middle school's baseball team before it was revealed that he was a pedophile who abused his kids and is only known to have assaulted one player on the team (Chicken Little).
- Crippling Castration: Lionel, Iroh II, Toffee, and Mark were castrated and/or emasculated, and GWF destroyed Riley's uterus.
- Crossover Relatives:
- On top of both being human, Rocky Rhodes from Chicken Run and the Looney Tunes character Foghorn Leghorn are son and father in this verse.
- Gideon Grey (from Zootopia) and Foxy Loxy (from Chicken Little) are siblings
- Poindexter (from Danny Phantom) was Denzel Crocker's older brother.
- Kate Barlow and Sam (from Holes) are Nick Wilde's parents.
- Hugh Neutron and Franny Robinson are cousins.
- One-Eye and Assistant Weasel are siblings.
- Curse Cut Short:
- In Wendy Corduroy's story, Mrs. Hopkins calls Ford a "faggot," but the fragment cuts this off and Wendy claims that she said "freak."
- Tinker Bell almost swears a few times onstage, but stops herself and says the mild versions of the swears instead.
- The writers don't have N-Word Privileges, so the narration says that the cops call Holt "N...othing repeatable".
- As they're driving through Calisota City, Cowlarado Kid informs Dakota that a bunch of cop cars are behind them and Dakota almost swears, but he replaces it with "fudge" after Marshall admonishes him for his language.
- Darker and Edgier: Most of the stories told take elements of the canon plotline and twist them into something far more disturbing. It is a story about rape, after all. For example, Pinocchio's story turns Pleasure Island into a pedophile ring.
- Dark Fic: It's about beloved characters getting raped, molested, kidnapped, or tortured.
- Date Rape:
- Anna and Merida both were drugged and raped on a date. Probably not a coincidence since they were out with the same guy. This is also what happened to Remy.
- This is also kind of what happened to Basil (courtesy of Ratigan) who went through all the motions, but didn't think it was a date until Ratigan tried to kiss him after walking him home.
- Frankie's date drugged her and would have raped her if Bloo and Mac hadn't interrupted.
- Dead Hat Shot: Implied, the police Never Found the Body of Lampwick, only his hat in the water.
- Death by Adaptation: Several examples:
- Lampwick is dead, having been thrown into the water once he got too old for Pleasure Island.
- Maria actually was killed here by a mugger.
- Several Total Drama contestants are dead from the Ark killing them, either during their captivity or during the escape attempt. They include Dawn, Dave, Samey/Sammy, Zoey, Max, Blainley, Shawn, Sierra, Rodney and Anne Maria.
- Tilly Green and Leslie Burke were murdered by Megan.
- Hades was killed by Zeus after he was caught molesting Hercules.
- Black Hat was murdered by Flug.
- Splinter was murdered by presumably this world's version of the Foot Clan.
- With the exception of Charlie Bucket, the other Golden Ticket holders ended up dying in the Ark.
- Ruby was murdered when she attempted to confront a man she believed was grooming Max.
- Crash and Eddie are revealed to have died when the herd was imprisoned in Karlag. Scrat is confirmed to have also died.
- Gloria was murdered at an event that Mulmangcho and Oegwipali were catering at.
- Death of a Child: Not shied away from:
- Lampwick, Agatha Prenderghast, Jack Frost, Nadine Flumberghast, Tilly Green, Ruby Bunny, Leslie Burke, several Creek kids, and the Beldam's victims were murdered.
- Kelly Roberts and one of Flopsy Bunny's children died of heart conditions.
- Latios drowned in a flooded basement when he stayed behind to give Latias a boost to the window, and the ghost girl died from eating the poisoned sugar her sister Fantina had made to kill their abusive butler.
- Malachite was the child of cis female Lapis and intersex Jasper, and was born with several hereditary birth defects which killed her within a week.
- In Part 4's "A Sermon about Dying Virtues and Living Sins", Nuka dies when GWF attacks him.
- Deconstruction Fic: Not precisely. This story takes place in a modern California city, making it somewhat removed from the worlds and events of the media it draws from and most of the drama arises from the premise itself. However there are a number of elements taken from the original canons that are played more realistically here, usually to disastrous results.
- Yue doesn't become the moon spirit here so her marriage to Hahn goes through and her story depicts her life with him. It isn't pretty.
- The popular Fanon interpretation of Riley being non-binary holds true here and while this itself is adamantly not portrayed as a negative thing, their story touches upon the prejudice they face because of it.
- Wilbur being the only non-gifted Robinson wasn't really touched upon in the original film. Here, while it's clear that they love him Franny and Cornelius worried over this when he was younger and it left him feeling somewhat insecure.
- Eska's treatment of Bolin was played comedically in canon. Here she nearly rapes him and leaves him traumatized.
- Loudcest gets skewered in Lucy's story. When she tells Lincoln that the children in her picture, already labeled as which sister's they are, are all his kids, he's immediately uncomfortable and assumes he misunderstood her because what she's suggesting disturbs him.
- The Looney Tunes Show gave Daffy a Hilariously Abusive Childhood involving a home "so full of fighting, resentment, and tension that no one could stand to live there" and him having repressed all memories before the age of fifteen. Here, that's Played for Drama with the constant fighting having left him traumatised even before his father sexually abused him.
- Ruby's Promotion to Parent is shown as harmful to both of them; at age seven and with no parental care she doesn't know it's not okay to shake Max and yell at him, and she drugs him with Nyquil at night till he develops an immunity. Max is adamantly forgiving of her, as she really couldn't have been expected to know better and shouldn't have had to.
- Lancer is last seen being dragged off and lectured by his father for using the family's boat to kidnap his friends, which still isn't a good thing for a ten-year-old to do even if he was trying to help.
- Gary Oak's KidAnova nature is put down to hypersexuality caused by being abused, and Comedic Lolicon Doctor Proctor is actually molesting his underage patients.
- Winston becomes fat and possibly diabetic from being allowed to eat people food and has to be put on a vet-approved diet.
- Certain tropes are deconstructed too. Lola having been subjected to in-universe Clueless Aesop media leads to her not understanding how bad her False Rape Accusation really is. Drake and Josh point out that having a Morality Pet doesn't make things easier for the other people who have to deal with the villainous individual. Crushed Ice Chilla hates being considered Inspirationally Disadvantaged and tells the audience to use his story to inspire them to help disabled people instead.
- Delayed Diagnosis:
- Zuko doesn't get diagnosed with autism until he's in his sixties, because it wasn't known about in WW2 when he was a child.
- Mulmangcho's intermittent explosive disorder is only diagnosed after he's served in the army and escaped from being tortured in North Korea. If he'd been diagnosed earlier, he wouldn't have been made a soldier at all, so naturally he's incredibly pissed off.
- Deliberate Values Dissonance:
- Yue mentions how spousal abuse wasn't considered bad when she was young, so she had nowhere to ask for help.
- Jebbie's mother took her to get plastic surgery for her twelfth birthday and Mulmangcho casually uses an offensive slur against the Japanese. In South Korea, there's still a lot of anti-Japanese sentiment after the occupation, and plastic surgery is much more common and often done at a young age.
- The Dentist Episode: "Calisota Healthcare" has chapters featuring Philip Sherman at his job as a dentist.
- Department of Child Disservices: Zig-zagged. Several social workers do their job well, such as Mary Poppins, Bagheera, and Cobra Bubbles. However, it's played straight in other cases, such as Vanellope getting taken from Shank and placed with King Candy, who was neglectful of her and also abused the Sugar Rushers.
- Determinator: Several characters survive an awful lot and get out of very difficult situations by sheer desperation.
- Toffee survives torture, mutilation, and outright disembowelment, then runs away from the hospital before he's healed up and survives the resulting major infection out of determination to get revenge.
- Skipper is able to snatch Jake's gun, fend off him and Judge Hopkins, and steal Hopkins' car to rescue Chelsea.
- Mulmangcho is able to escape a North Korean prison and navigate across the notoriously landmine-riddled DMZ, alone, with a severed foot and gangrenous leg, and without his glasses.
- Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: Jasper comments on Buttercream's behavior and when Sugar Sprinkles asks if she has a problem with it, she accidentally says, "Yeah. Was she dropped as a baby?", only realizing that she said it out loud when Sugar Sprinkles gets pissed.
- Didn't Think This Through:
- Amity ends up caught in her lie when she blurts out that Luz forced her into experimenting sexually and it snowballs into Luz being brought up on rape charges.
- Chris wants a distraction from the nasty rumours about him being involved in the campers' kidnappings, and decides making a big show of coming out of the closet will work. Problem is, he's not gay, and his Fake Relationship doesn't go well at all.
- As in canon, Bart still obtained Stampy the elephant in this universe, and it's just as much of a disaster.
- Dies Differently in Adaptation: Some characters that still die like in canon have the way they died changed, usually to be more violent or to fit in with the mundane setting.
- Hopper gets his skull broken with a rock by Flik instead of being eaten by a bird.
- Hector is still poisoned, but it's forced poisoning by God's Will First instead of Ernesto spiking his drink with it.
- Sitka dies in a car accident instead of pulling a Heroic Sacrifice to save his brothers from a bear.
- In Bridge to Terabithia, Leslie Burke's death by drowning was an accident due to her falling and hitting her head. Here, Megan murders her by putting stones in her pockets and throwing her in the creek.
- In canon, Wendy Richfield's boyfriend Josh Meltzer was eaten by Mr. Richfield. Here, Mr. Richfield raped him instead and Josh killed himself.
- Mulsajo was killed by gunshot during an escape from captivity in North Korea rather than being blown up by a grenade.
- In Wreck-It Ralph, King Candy/Turbo was killed by being lured into the light beacon created by the Diet Cola Mountain's explosion. Here, the corrupt cops assaulted him and his heart gave out due to being in his seventies.
- Master Oogway Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence in canon, but here it's mentioned that Tai Lung killed him.
- Ember McLain was shot instead of being burned alive.
- Dulcinea and Kitty speculate that Puss may have assassinated Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, who in real life officially died of a heart attack.
- Dirty Cop: While not all the police officers who appear are dirty (some are even quite heroic and noble), there are still many who use their positions to hurt minorities in various ways. Rango technically also falls under this heading as he's covering up for the abusive cops, but it's revealed in "In Harm's Way" that they have blackmail material on him and they're abusing him too. He also does try to keep potentially vulnerable detainees out of their way.
- Dirty Kid: Some of the kids do sexual/perverted things, sometimes towards others, due to sexual abuse. This is Truth in Television, as hypersexuality is a symptom of sexual abuse.
- Peter Pan was abused by his father and knew a lot of sexual things. He also brought dirty magazines to school and once got in trouble for showing his friends an inappropriate video.
- At age nine, some teenage boys gang-raped Rudi because he was a dancer and they assumed he was gay, so he began having sex with girls to assert his heterosexuality.
- Gary Oak's sexual abuse by his parents resulted in early puberty; he hit on Sergeant Calhoun and Katara, and Samuel warns Wilhelmina in "Vet Visits" that he might do the same to her when he comes in.
- Shock performed oral sex on a sleeping Victor, because Oogie Boogie had trained her and Lock and Barrel to do so.
- Disabled in the Adaptation: Many characters have disabilities, either as a result of their attacks or as stand-ins for more fantastical or less human features. Likewise, many characters are also neurodivergent. See the subpage for specific examples.
- Disease Bleach: A couple of characters have their hair turn white from injury, illness, or malnutrition. Hans rips off part of Anna's scalp and when it heals the hair grows back white, and Lightning's hair turns white from malnutrition.
- Disposable Sex Worker: Not advocated, but discussed. The attacks on Miss Kitty, Holli Would, and Fagin's gang were connected to their jobs as strippers and streetwalkers.
- Disposable Vagrant: Again, not advocated but discussed. The Ark targeted the Hedgies and Spinel, who wouldn't be missed, but they managed to escape, and no one really helps Fiddleford with his issues till he runs into Django.
- Disposing of a Body: GWF dumped the bodies of the people they killed in the holes at Camp Green Lake.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Crops up in a few stories, Anastasia and Drizella's assault for being unattractive (and Drizella's resulting assault on Cinderella for being pretty), Wilbur's rape by Mike over a childhood lost ball game, Kuzco's being sold to Human Traffickers because his father fired Yzma and more.
- Distanced from Current Events: In-Universe, Total Drama was cancelled because of extremely bad press from a false recruitment campaign, which led to a bunch of teenagers being kidnapped for the Ark.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Worst possible version for Timon, who does the Darker And Edgier version of his marriage-proposal-as-distraction from The Lion King 1 ˝.
- The Dog Bites Back:
- Flug burns Black Hat alive for molesting 505.
- Robyn knocks out one of the labour camp guards with the hammer he told her to break rocks with.
- Lucius beats his elderly father to possible death after a lifetime of emotional and sexual abuse.
- The Apex and Grace Field kids overrun the Ark facilities they're kept in and kill or torture all the staff.
- Dope Slap: Referenced in Good Neighbors. Elliot asks Mulmangcho for permission to do this to him after the latter insists Victor is guilty for Gloria's murder.
- Doorstopper: As of June 2022, the series as a whole is 1,327,745 words.
- Double Standard: Rape, Female on Female: Averted. Several stories feature female-on-female rape or sexual abuse that is played as the horrible situation it is.
- Double Standard Rape: Female on Male: Averted in the very first chapter with Timon's story, among others. His main attacker is female, and it is once more played for the horror it is. He himself is conflicted about whether it "counts", not because she was a woman but because he offered himself up to save the lives of others.
- Double Standard: Rape, Male on Male: Averted. Many of the stories are about male on male rape and it is always portrayed as damaging and horrifying.
- Dragged into Drag: Technically this would apply to any of the closeted or suppressed trans characters. Jasper is also intersex and could have been assigned either binary gender but got stuck with the wrong one because her mother wanted a boy more. In a more typical use of the trope, Hilda's parents are wracked with guilt over kicking out their trans daughter and getting her killed, so they force girly things she would have liked on their cis male adoptee Nate instead.
- Dramatic Irony:
- Cornelius remembers Mike/Goob fondly and wants to make amends; little does he know that his old roommate willingly raped his son as payback for his missed ball game.
- Bugs winces on Darla's behalf while she tells her story and clearly sees Danny as the villain she paints him; unbeknownst to him and the rest of the Palace, Danny is just as innocent of the accusations made against him as Bugs was but Danny doesn't have any of the evidence to clear himself.
- Serial rapist and criminal mastermind Ratigan is a professor of criminology, which is how he gets away with a lot of it; he knows what people would look for and has access to evidence so he can destroy it.
- Penny Polendina's rape was a hate crime by a White Fang member over her being white; she's actually mixed, her father being black, she just happens to be pale.
- Buttercream and Sugar Sprinkles are sure their fiances will like each other. Their fiances are, respectively, Geumsaegi and Mulmangcho. Geumsaegi tortured Mulmangcho in North Korea before Mulmangcho escaped and Geumsaegi defected.
- Xiao Ju is looking for her father because she's sure he will help her get an abortion and support after her forced marriage; due to her Trauma-Induced Amnesia she doesn't remember he was the one who arranged the marriage in the first place, nor that he beat her, nor that she accidentally killed him.
- Brooklyn Bill ran away from Brooklyn to Philadelphia because he was oppressed for being mixed-race, and so he claimed to be fully Irish since he was light-skinned enough to pass. In early 1844.
- Gavin assaults Manny for supposedly being a Nazi because Manny is German. Manny is Jewish.
- Driven to Suicide: A few examples. Usually overlaps with Bungled Suicide or Interrupted Suicide as most examples don't take.
- Manolo was tricked into making a Suicide Pact with Ratigan.
- It's implied in Neo's chapter and shown in Torchwick's that this is the reason for the scars on his neck.
- Lightning McQueen tries to crash his car.
- Danny tries to drown himself.
- The Little Prince tries to overdose on pills.
- Alvin tries to slit his wrist on a mood downswing during Adderall withdrawal.
- Silver and Daisy play the trope dead straight, finding a dropped gun and shooting themselves in the head.
- Felix tries to overdose and is found in time, while the nurse who molested him successfully bites open her own wrists rather than face trial.
- Rango threatens to kill himself, but is stopped by Jake telling him that if he succeeds Jake will force Beans to have sex with his corpse.
- Averted with Elsa. Anna fears that if she finds out what Hans did Elsa will blame herself and her depression will get the better of her, but Elsa, after her own assault, tells Katara, her doctor, that she can't die because Anna needs her.
- Ruby Gloom tried to hang herself in the Palace's bathroom with her pantyhose because the sheriff repeatedly assaulted her during her stint in juvenile hall (which was caused by the sheriff reporting Ruby for trying to defend herself after he raped her the first time). Thankfully, Poppy O'Hair walked in on her and saved her.
- After Copper stops speaking to him due to a misunderstanding, Todd tries to jump off a bridge. Vixey talks him down before he can do so.
- Sinbad tried to slit his throat.
- Lori tried to hang herself, but Lincoln walked in on her and did CPR to save her.
- Sasha got her rapist to kill himself by threatening to tell Grimes about what he did to her.
- After Catra finds out Shadow Weaver was sexually abusive towards Adora, she sends Shadow Weaver a letter telling her to kill herself rather than face trial, which she does.
- Pepe was wracked with guilt over accidentally date raping Penelope, so he took a bunch of pills and drank alcohol. Almost immediately, Lin Beifong calls him to testify against the corrupt cops, so he asks for an ambulance that thankfully arrives in time.
- In Difficult Conversations, Mulmangcho tries to hang himself, but Oegwipali walks in on it and stops him.
- Shellington, after being poisoned with jellyfish by his assailant, is in so much pain he begs Peso to kill him, being too disoriented to move himself; Peso refuses and brings him to the hospital.
- 8XH and 8XK are implied to have either suicided or died at the hands of their abusive mother Holly Blue Agate.
- Dysfunction Junction: Even discounting the fact that the main cast is composed of sexual assault victims, many characters have abusive backgrounds, criminal tendencies, or a history of violent behavior. Some characters have all these things.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Many characters are mentioned in the stories of other characters before telling their own.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Several characters end up in at least a peaceable situation after going through hell on the way there.
- Education Mama:
- Basil's father pressured him academically to the point that Basil started doing cocaine just to keep his grades up.
- Mew and Mewtwo's parents abused them whenever their grades weren't up to their standards. Mew was a Child Prodigy, so they focused most of their negative attention on Mewtwo for being average.
- Noah's parents placed a bit of pressure on him for being a genius because the family is poor and lives in a bad neighborhood. However, unlike Basil Sr. and the Sugimoris, they actually care about him.
- Enemies List: God's Will First had a binder full of people they planned to attack.
- Enemy Mine:
- Not everyone at the Palace likes each other, and some have even previously abused other members. All that's required to join is that you are willing to not be abusive anymore, not harm other members anymore, and work with the group against those who are still harming them.
- Ratigan has an uneasy truce with God's Will First, despite being a gay man and thus fitting their victim profile. It's implied he helped them get to other victims and cover up their crimes in exchange for them not harming him.
- #EngineeredHashtag: In-universe. People who supported Japser during the Lapis vs. Jasper trial started the hashtag "#Sloppy Demayo" on social media.
- Eskimos Aren't Real:
- Zim thought forensic analyses of biological evidence were just made up in crime shows. He also thinks the tooth fairy, mouthwash, and dentists aren't real. Cue Kekata immediately scheduling him to see a dentist.
- Twitch thought mountain lions were fake, resulting in stares from the rest of Tent D.
- Establishing Character Moment: The first sentence of almost every chapter in the main parts begins with a sentence that introduces the character followed by a description. More often than not they serve this purpose. For example, Amity shows up stammering, in a private school uniform with Luz's Azura book.
- Everyone Has Standards:
- The crooked cops are horrified by what Barbossa does to Ragetti, and don't touch Beth because they view her actions as heroic.
- Ratigan, of all people, grimly calls Ernesto's death justice, albeit not for the reason everyone thinks; Ratigan killed him for lying about his talent.
- Murdoc is distressed when he finds out how horrifically Noodle was abused, but it's implied he's been raping 2D.
- Sprout and Phyllis are pretty conservative, but they both were horrified by God's Will First.
- Everytown, America: Calisota is located somewhere in California, but its features are more or less nondescript unless they directly relate to the plot. Downplayed in that it's not a small town, but a very big one. The more rural farming villages where some of the other characters (ie Todd and Vixey) hail from are straighter examples, with few notable characteristics other than being more rural.
- Evil Poacher: Giovanni's criminal speciality is animal smuggling, and it's implied the Largest Ever Pet Shop is also involved in such, possibly affiliated with him. They're probably how Ratigan obtained Felicia, a pet lioness.
- Excrement Statement:
- Robyn Hill's assailants urinate on her.
- Jake urinates on the carpet and throws flour around the room, forcing Beans to hurry to clean it up before Rango gets home and asks questions, to punish her for disobeying him.
- Glomgold is implied to have been forced to eat the bloody mess off the floor after his assault.
- Junichi and Ryuki imply they were likewise forced to eat various unpleasant things.
- Mulmangcho's North Korean torturers shove his head in the toilet bucket in his cell, and Oegwipali later nearly drowns Geumsaegi in a toilet.
- Not quite the same but with a similar tone, Goosey Loosey dumps her used sanitary pad on Lynn's face.
- Eye Scream:
- Elsa gets poked in the eye when Hans tries to assault her and wears an eyepatch on the stage, dresses in blue as in canon, and is confirmed as a lesbian in the fic, as a riff on the apparent running themes of Undyne, the Serkets, and Sapphire.
- Ragetti already lost his eye prior to the fic, but is further injured when Barbossa and the other pirates rape him in the eyesocket.
- Callisto was injured by Warren when he fought back during one of her assaults on him, and ended up with maggots infesting the wound.
- Lucy was unfortunate enough to awaken one of the guards-turned-prisoners after a nightmare as he was holding a weapon, which subsequently took out her eye. This caused the guard in question to have bleach poured into his eyes as punishment.
- Valentino stabbed out Angel Dust's eye to punish him for trying to leave his employment.
- Actually averted with Howleen's blinding; hers is from brain damage.
- Wilt's eye was damaged when Larry smashed his contact, which was made of hard plastic.
- Sapphire's eye was cut out when she was in the Ark, although it was the one she was already blind in.
- Foulfellow and Gideon turned in themselves and the Coachman, and he caught them in prison and put out both Foulfellow's eyes with a lit cigar.
- Facial Horror:
- Weiss' father hitting her is the source of her eye scar here.
- Operetta has her head smashed against pavement, scarring her horribly.
- Adam (Beast) is an Ark victim who has his face cut up by an angry client.
- Darnell gets his face pressed against a hot car engine.
- Boo Boo cuts a line down Priscilla's face, mimicking her canon stitch line.
- Emily is mentioned to have a facial scar from a bad infection.
- Strong Bad was given bleach burn injuries by Frances Alberta, bad enough that he wears a mask in public.
- Fake Period Excuse: Hahn was so rough in bed that Yue would sometimes slit her thighs so she wouldn't have to have sex with him.
- Fallen-on-Hard-Times Job: In Shard Times, after Jasper loses her job as a parole officer for raping Lapis, she applies to every business she can in hopes that at least one will take her. Naturally, due to her criminal record, no one hires her.
- False Rape Accusation: Jim Crow, Bugs, Bagheera, Mulan, Danny, Tramp, Mr. Ratburn, Tahno, Luz, Peekablue and Lori are falsely accused of rape.
- Played unusually since most cases of this are due to a misunderstanding rather than malice. Weiss accuses Bagheera, but only because she mistook him for her actual rapist and Pinkie was raped while locked in a cell with the transgender Julien and Tahno, and simply didn't consider the police as a possibility. Even Amity who would otherwise provide a straight case of this, accused Luz out of fear rather than malice, though the narrative makes it clear that this still isn't justified.
- Darla and Si and Am play it dead straight.
- Flutterina plays it straighter when she accuses Peekablue of molesting her, but it's not clear if she just intended to harm Peekablue or was pulling a Xanatos Gambit to manipulate Glimmer.
- Lola accuses Lori of assaulting her in an attempt to just get her grounded. Lori instead gets sent to prison, leaving Lola feeling quite guilty.
- Megan threatens to tell their parents that Drake and Josh touched her if they don't let her have her own way, and later plants their DNA on her murder victim.
- Fan Disservice: The sexual content is not pleasant at all, nor is it meant to be, given that so much of it is horrifying nonconsensual sex.
- Fed to Pigs: Lorne tells Max that Ruby's head wouldn't fit in the rabbit warren that he put her body in, so he had to throw it in a pig farm.
- Feigning Intelligence: Downplayed with Ratigan who is plenty smart, just not as smart as he, and several other characters seem to think. His targeting of geniuses has backfired at least once with Flug turning on him and blackmailing him over it. He also doesn't usually use a condom with his victims (though it's possible he's sabotaging evidence if any of them go to the hospital) and regularly does very impulsive things like raping Riley in a crowded movie theater and (presumably) abducting Pyrrha from a crowded night club. He also doesn't seem to have been gunning for Wilbur from the get-go since both his chapter and the "Man in the Bowler Hat" imply that Cornelius was the original target. He still likes to pass himself off as a genius, evil or otherwise and it's possible that his motivation stems from knowing he's not.
- Female Groin Invincibility: Averted. Bidoof is hospitalised when her mother Staraptor beats her genitals with a belt, and GWF beat Riley hard enough to rupture their uterus.
- Fictional Counterpart:
- According to one of the writers, WaddleWorld is basically Tumblr "except run slightly more competently."
- The Good Witch Azura's fandom serves as a stand-in for Harry Potter's, down to having its own version of My Immortal.
- Panchito's hand is crushed and his trigger finger severed.
- As in Dog Sees God, Schroeder's hands are smashed in his piano cover.
- Darnell's hands are broken with his own wrench.
- Toffee's finger is cut off and force-fed to him.
- Finnuala breaks Dez's finger while attacking him.
- Robyn's hands and fingers are broken during her torture.
- In a reference to the Leit Motif, Leland Hawkins gets his fingers broken "to splinters" when the cops kill him.
- Kitty Softpaws' father breaks both her hands when he catches her masturbating at age twelve.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Shared trauma brings the group together, and together they have each other's backs in their individual battles.
- "Five Things" Fic: The side story "Playing the Sandman" is about the five times Cornelius wanted Wilbur to sleep and the one time he wanted him to wake up from his coma caused by GWF.
- Flat "What": Boxman's initial reaction to learning Venomous had been using a fake name for their entire relationship. Likewise, this was Mulmangcho's reaction to finding out Ace was arrested.
- Flipping the Bird:
- Robbie and Discord flip off Nick Wilde when he apologizes for ignoring the Police Brutality.
- Princess Boo Boo makes an offensive WaddleWorld post tagged with "ace discourse" and Merida responds with ASCII art of a middle finger.
- Angel flips off Alberta after she refuses to pay him for the times he's had to bribe her and her fellow crooked cops with sex to not arrest him.
- In "Friends," Pacha tries to talk to Vitani as she's drawing, but she flips him off.
- Flipping the Table: In "Denahi's Wolf Pups", Vanellope mentions that Ralph once got mad during a game of Monopoly with the Sugar Rush racers and flipped the table.
- Flower Motifs:
- Vixey calls herself the Tea Rose because they symbolize remembrance (she blocked out memories of what happened to her as a child).
- Cricket and "Tilly" are Sheep Laurel and Wolf's Bane - flowers that symbolize trickery and treachery respectively. Fitting for a boy in chronic denial and a figment of his imagination.
- Minor example with Ian and Barley. Ian's story mentions buying gladioli flowers, implication being for Barley's funeral/for him at the hospital later. Gladioli is also known as the sword flower and Barley does attack Ratigan with a replica sword.
- Rosemary's family are referred to by the narration as the Seed, Sprout, Bud, and Bloom; their stories appear in order and more information is revealed with each, like a blooming flower.
- Fluffy Tamer: In the Pet Points of View side-story, Fluttershy is able to cow and soothe the Ark's guard dogs.
- Foil: See subpage here.
- For Want of a Nail: A lot of the time, one disaster follows on from another.
- Leni was kidnapped and impregnated, and one of the crooked cops liked her when he rescued her. Luan tried to bribe Ricky with more sex to get him to take down the video he and Vicky took of them raping her, and Lola happened to overhear her threatening to snitch on him, which inspired Lola to make a False Rape Accusation against Lori in revenge for a petty slight. The same cop was angry at Lori for supposedly hurting her sisters and he and his associates raped her in turn.
- Red and Purple's abuse of Zim resulted in Calisota being even more biased than usual against queer parents and caregivers, which fed into the anger against Mr. Ratburn when some parents thought he'd abused Buster instead of unknowingly suggesting the tutor who did.
- Mulmangcho is told that he has Intermittent Explosive Disorder and, had he been diagnosed beforehand, he would have been kept out of the military because of it. Naturally, he's pissed about this since he got held captive and tortured by the North Korean's, which wouldn't have happened had he been rejected.
- Force Feeding:
- Glomgold is implied to have been forced to eat the bloody mess resulting from his assault.
- Robyn was forced to eat her own miscarried foetus.
- Toffee is forced to eat his own severed finger.
- Junichi and Ryuki make reference to having been force-fed faecal matter, human flesh, and bleach by the rebelling Ark kids.
- Forced from Their Home:
- Mr. Ratburn's Mormon mother and step-father found out he was gay when he was a teenager and kicked him out, leaving him to move in with his biological dad.
- Buddy Thunderstruck got kicked out for being gay when he was thirteen and moved in with Auntie Uncle, who is mentioned to have also been kicked out for similar reasons.
- Mac's mom kicked out Bloo, who is Mac and Terrence's older brother, and he moved into Foster's, which is a halfway house here. Slightly justified in that he refused to go to college or get a job, but Mac misses him since he isn't there to stop Terrence's bullying.
- Bea, who is AFAB, was kicked out by its homophobic father because he saw it kiss a girl.
- Forced Miscarriage: Demencia and Robyn both get beaten into miscarrying by their assailants. It's implied the same thing happened at least once to Green Ketchum, at the hands of her abuser Bill Cipher and/or a jealous Darla Dimple.
- Forced Orgasm: Boo's mother had an orgasm while being raped, something that left her with a lot of shame. The cult also force the same on Panchito.
- Forced Out of the Closet:
- Mr. Ratburn's step-father overheard him moaning about boys in the shower, confronted him about it, and then kicked him out for being gay.
- While she was still closeted and married to Melisha, Wilhelmina put on a dress to feel better about her brother's death, but Melisha walked in on her and then raped her for it. A similar, but positive case occurs when Wallace and Gromit walk in on her, with both of them being completely accepting.
- Peekablue was outed as trans when Glimmer, who didn't know this, made a False Rape Accusation against him. This resulted in GWF almost killing him, and he became agoraphobic for several years.
- Mabel forgives Ford for Bill setting up the gnomes.
- Basil was mistreated by Lightning while the two were in school together, with the latter getting the former addicted to cocaine in the first place but when he notices Lightning acting differently on TV, he sends him a card for the Palace and encourages him to come.
- Bolin refuses to forgive Varrick for framing Mako.
- Tahno forgives Pinkie for thinking that he raped her.
- Oegwipali forgives Geumsaegi for what he did to him, but not for what he did to Oegwipali's brothers.
- Formula-Breaking Episode:
- Norman and Wendy's chapters are them sharing stories about things that happened to other people (Agatha and Peter respectively), though it's clear they're still affected by the events. Similarly, Elinor and Denahi share their stories about how their own poor choices led to their Protectorates (Merida and Kenai respectively) being victimized and Vanellope's story is about how she was the only child in her foster home that King Candy didn't sexually abuse.
- Some chapters do something different not with subject matter but format. Esmerelda's chapter is shaped like a cross and Daffy's has some words a different shade than the others, so as to give the impression of blank spaces.
- Duncan's chapter, shared with Courtney, is the first and so far only story where one of the tellers uses their actual name since Duncan has a thing about nicknames.
- Darla's chapter is the first one where the teller's story about sexual trauma is a lie and the real victim is the person accused (differing from Bugs' in that Bugs is the teller and therefore the victim).
- The chapters for Mary, Jack, Dillamond, Elphaba, Elizabeth, Ragetti and Rey star characters from live-action media instead of animated. "Water of the Womb" also has characters from Kid Coms such as iCarly, Drake & Josh, Victorious, and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and "Heat of the Heart" has the show Dinosaurs.
- Most of the fandoms are Western, but it's noted in "In Harm's Way: The Police's Victims" that the authors are making use of anime in which such drastic changes as character names were made in the dubbing process, so far only including Pokémon in the main story and Sailor Moon in said side-story. Hana Mo Naki focuses entirely on anime characters.
- Most fandoms are aimed at older children, so the inclusion of preschool-oriented series, such as The Octonauts, Dora the Explorer, and 3-2-1 Penguins!, in the fanfic might raise a few eyebrows.
- Lady is the first one who wasn't raped but is being forced to come to the group because her family thinks she was.
- Ivy is the first person to use a real person's name (Carmen's in her case) as her Palace name.
- Composite Characters were present before, but Max is the first one from two different franchises (Max and Ruby and Sam and Max in this case).
- Some chapters (like Baymax and the Thanksgiving one) don't have memory fragments.
- Some stories don't take place on the stage at the Palace, and some aren't even in Calisota at all (including Steele's chapter set in Alaska).
- Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: Some of the antagonists had abusive backgrounds, but it's made clear that it isn't an excuse for the bad things they did. For example, while Jyn Erso and Sulley feel bad for Randal being abused by his mom, he still sexually abused his stepdaughter Boo.
- Freudian Slip:
- Luz and Kyle call their fanfic self-inserts by their own names or refer to them in first person when describing scenarios that relate to their own lives.
- Gravedale High is on the Samala Chumash reservation, and Cleofatra recalls a white teacher looking at her and saying Salami instead of Samala.
- From the Mouths of Babes: Some of the kids talk about inappropriate things, most of them because of sexual abuse.
- Myrtle asked Lilo if she's had sex with Stitch and abused her the same way her aunt did.
- Vitani curses, flips people off, and talks about sex.
- Peter Pan told Wendy about sexual intimacy and was surprised that she didn't already know about it.
- One side-story literally called "From The Mouths Of Babes" has the kids at the Palace ask awkward questions to the adults and other kids.
- When Alice was five, Buck told her about his time in a Soviet gulag and how he knocked out a communist's teeth, which he gave to her. She proceeded to show the teeth to her Kindergarten class and tell them about how Buck killed a communist, not knowing what a communist actually is and thinking Buck killed a monster.
- Bill emotionally abuses Ford to screw with his perception of reality while they're dating.
- Ricky convinced Buster that he's only imagining/dreaming his abuse.
- Pacifica's parents had a secret torture chamber in the house and told their daughter that the scratching noises and voices were all in her head.
- Gasoline Dousing: When Dr. Flug learns that Black Hat molested 5.0.5, Flug does this to kill him.
- The Ghost: This doesn't apply to most of the mentioned characters who appear in the movie fragments, even if they don't show up onstage, however, Agatha's friend Winnie is a notable exception as she never even appears in those.
- Getting Suspended Is Awesome: Holt got suspended for getting into a fight with Jackson, but he was okay with it since he saw it as a vacation.
- Getting the Baby to Sleep: The first part of "Playing the Sandman" has Cornelius trying to get baby Wilbur to go to sleep.
- Get Your Mind Out of the Gutter: When Basil starts his story by saying his father nurtured his genius with "special attention", he quickly forestalls a misunderstanding by disclaiming, "No, not like that! Get your mind out of the gutter!" Given that he and his audience are rape victims, the disclaimer was extra necessary.
- Giver of Lame Names: Nuka is forbidden from making Kovu's nickname of "Termite" his official Palace codename.
- Go Mad from the Isolation: In "The Ring's Victims," the Ark punished Jessie by locking her in an isolation chamber until she broke.
- The Good, the Bad, and the Evil / Morality Kitchen Sink: Ranges from Mary as the Big Good and the innocents like Boo and Lilo to the Ark, God's Will First, and the crooked cops as the major enemies, through Moral Sociopath characters like Mewtwo and Sasha, who are aligned with the Palace group against abusers but willing to dirty their hands in the process.
- Good Parents: To counter the abusive ones, there are several good parents.
- It's hinted that Timon and Pumba were Simba's parents, and they have a good relationship.
- Wallace and Wilhelmina are excellent parents to Gromit, and have started assembling a small army of foster children and lodgers in need of parental figures.
- Wendy Darling's parents raised her well and are now looking after Peter.
- Riley's parents accept them absolutely when they come out, as do the emotions who are, in this 'verse, Riley's aunts and uncles.
- Courtney's parents were horrified when they learned what happened to her and that she didn't want to tell them because she was worried they would think badly of her. Noah's parents were also worried when they see what happened to him and have him rushed to the hospital.
- While they're not his actual parents, Cosmo and Wanda try their hardest to help Timmy stay away from Vicky.
- Good Samaritan: Frankie fits this to a T, stretching herself thin just to help others. It's even what she goes by in the Palace.
- Good Victims, Bad Victims: Averted as much as possible; even multiple literal serial killers are welcomed and supported.
- Gorn: Usually Gory Discretion Shot narration is used, but there are moments. Mercury's rotting legs and Toffee's mutilation and disembowelment are probably the most detailed.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Mulmangcho believes that the person who killed Gloria had jealousy as a motive because she was the captain of the chess team. "Good Neighbours" suggested that it was Marnie and Piers because Gloria got picked to be the captain over Marnie, but Water of the Womb reveals that it was the members of Team Yell, who were just as pissed over it, and Marnie and Piers weren't involved in the murder at all.
- Grief-Induced Split: Crocker's older brother Poindexter killed himself after being raped, resulting in his parents blaming each other for it and splitting up.
- Groin Attack: Several cases are not played for laughs.
- Lionel Frost, Toffee, Iroh II, and Mark were emasculated/castrated.
- Edna Mode had her vulva sewn shut by GWF for refusing to have children.
- Cleo and Nefera were given clitoridectomies (with anaesthetic, not that that really helps).
- Jake jammed spent matches into Darnell's urethra.
- Louie kicked Doofus Drake in the nuts for trying to touch him.
- Nancy's kidnapper tazed her in her genitals.
- Tweak suffered a severe straddle injury and a broken pelvis. Katara notes that she might have scarring and nerve damage, which could cause dulled sensation and chronic pain later on.
- Bidoof's mother beat her genitals with a belt.
- A few characters bit their rapists' genitals when forced into oral sex.
- Ricky forced Luan to eat Lucy out, and she made her bleed because she wore braces.
- Meilin kicked Tyler in the nuts so many times that they started bleeding.
- Handbag of Hurt: As Gromit is telling his story, Wilhelmina hits Denahi with her purse for getting her son a semi-automatic rifle.
- Happy Flashback: The first movie fragment in characters' stories usually shows a happier time in their life before bad things (most often their assaults) happen. Often overlaps with A Minor Kidroduction.
- Hard Head: Averted; characters that get hit in the head receive serious injuries, some permanent.
- Howleen is blinded by brain damage caused by head trauma.
- Glomgold no longer feels pain normally after his own brain damage.
- Leland Hawkins dies from a cracked skull.
- Torchwick and Mako survive head injuries with little lasting damage, but it's not harmless at the time.
- When Goofy got falsely imprisoned, he ended up getting hit on the head several times, which screwed up his hand-eye coordination and balance.
- Fidget bashed Sherlock in the head with a gun, resulting in brain damage that affected Sherlock's motor skills and ability to speak.
- Xiao Jiu is partly deafened and suffers from amnesia after her father boxed her ears, and he died when she pushed him backwards and he hit his head.
- In Part 4, Wilbur ended up falling into a coma due to a severe head injury caused by GWF.
- Harmful to Minors: Many of the group members are children, and there's a healthy mix of both knowing and not knowing their attackers.
- Has a Type: Most of Hans' and the Sheriff's victims are redheads, and most of Ratigan's are high achievers.
- Hate Sink: The Telerin parents aren't rapists or murderers, but heir insistence that their eight year old daughter carry a pregnancy to term has made them some of the most hated characters in the entire series.
- He Knows Too Much:
- The Dirty Cops found out Detective Flippers was probing into their shady dealings and arranged for him to be locked in with criminals he'd sent to prison to put him off looking any further.
- It's noted in IHW: The Ring's Victims that the Weasels are involved in the Ark's drug supply chain via proxies, have started asking questions implied to be motivated by Even Evil Has Standards, and have been assigned merchandise numbers in case they try to bail.
- Hellhole Prison: Prison Rape and prisoners getting into brutal fights run rampant in Calisota's prison.
- Hereditary Homosexuality:
- Here, Mr. Prenderghast (named August) and Agatha are both the siblings of Norman's mother. August is confirmed gay and Agatha and Norman are heavily implied to be.
- As in canon, Scorpia is gay and has two mothers.
- Elsa is gay and Anna is bi.
- Desna is gay, and his sister Eska and their cousin Korra are bi.
- Zim was raised by his gay uncles Red and Purple and has a crush on Dib.
- Both Yang and Ruby are attracted to women, and Ruby is also trans female.
- Lena DeSpell is gay and Magica, here her birth mother, is mentioned to be bi.
- Both Mew and Mewtwo, siblings, are aro-ace.
- Shank is gay, and Vanellope, here her daughter, briefly has a Genetic Sexual Attraction-caused crush on her (which fortunately passes quickly without Shank finding out).
- Probably more a case of statistical chance in such a big family, but Luna Loud is bi, Lynn is trans female, and Lana is currently questioning her gender.
- Riley is nonbinary. The emotions are their aunts and uncles; Joy and Sadness are married to each other and Disgust, Anger, and Fear are a bisexual poly triad.
- The entire Beifong family except for Baatar falls somewhere under the heading of "not straight", much to Baatar's surprise.
- Mr. Ratburn and both of his sisters are gay.
- Michaelangelo is gay and Raphael is implied to be aro.
- Buddy is gay, and Auntie Uncle lived as a lesbian for a long time before figuring out ey were nonbinary.
- Emily and Priscilla are sisters here; Emily is bisexual and polyamorous, in a relationship with both Victor and Victoria, and Priscilla is noted to have a lesbian pride badge on her school bag.
- Heroic BSoD: A lot of characters are experiencing this by the time they go on the stage.
- "My Garden's Full of Pretty Men" shows Huan after his experience with the Dirty Cops, alternating between anger, grief and terror as he destroys his own art pieces (and his hands) and eventually a mirror, when he sees his face in it.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Psycho is probably the most "comedic" of the Token Evil Teammate contingent, being a Psychopathic Manchild who loves being a terrible influence on the Palace children.
- Heroic Dog: Toothless attacks Hiccup's abductors to defend the first kind human he's encountered, gaining permanent scars for his trouble.
- Hoist by His Own Petard:
- When creating a False Rape Accusation to discredit the person who caught you smoking pot and claiming said person got you pregnant, maybe check to see if they're physically capable of doing so beforehand.
- Ratigan targets geniuses, but this backfires with Dr. Flug, who finds evidence that he's working for the Ark and blackmails him into giving him child support money for 5.0.5.
- Holiday Episode: A few fics in the series focus on holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Dongzhi, Japanese New Year, and Passover.
- Home-Early Surprise: Hercules' parents came home early while Hades was raping him, leading to Hades being caught and beaten to death by Zeus.
- Honor-Related Abuse: Some of GWF's victims (Gideon Grey and Jughead Jones) were turned in by their own family members for this reason.
- Honor Thy Abuser: In cases where the abuser did it because of being traumatised themselves, the victims are often forgiving; Lilo gave Mertle the card for the group, Victor wouldn't dream of blaming Shock, as her abuser trained her to do what she did, and Robyn helps her tormentors escape from their own enslavement. When it was out of malice, they're a lot less nice about it; several group members aren't condemned or reported for outright murdering their abusers. Also note while the victims can be forgiving of their abusers if the latter are traumatised and remorseful, it doesn't mean they want or are forced to be comfortable with their presence (as with the former example, Lilo and Mertle usually come on separate days to the group, and are kept apart when they're attending at the same time).
- Hope Spot:
- When Mike realizes what Ratigan plans to do with Wilbur, he protests, claiming the boy is innocent and it's Cornelius he wants revenge on...Unfortunately, Ratigan quickly talks him into assaulting the boy.
- Charlie Brown is optimistic that he can help Schroeder move beyond his abusive past in the first part of his story and even mentions that he thinks the Palace would be good for his boyfriend... the second part has him relating the story of Schroeder being Driven to Suicide after his hands are damaged beyond repair.
- How We Got Here: Essentially what the "movie fragments" are; each chapter shows a character (or more than one) describing how they got to be a member of the Palace group, while imagining a movie sequence of their memories playing out on the stage with them.
- Human Traffickers: The Ark and its members are this of the sex trafficking variety. Kuzco falls prey to them as did several other characters. Jacques Schnee is also guilty of this, forcing people to work in his mines.
- I Die Free: The Ark's Victims story reveals that Augustus Gloop threw himself overboard while the Ark was transporting him.
- I Have This Friend: Lilo tells a "bedtime story" to get advice on how to handle Mertle assaulting her, but Jumbaa and Pleakley quickly realized that she was talking about something that had happened to her.
- I'll Never Tell You What I'm Telling You!: When Dib is about to bring up Zim's dentures, Zim shouts at him, "DON'T YOU DARE TELL THEM I HAVE TO WEAR DENTURES!". He realizes what he just said and says that the Palace members will feel his wrath if they laugh at him.
- I Love the Dead:
- The Ark sells their victims' corpses to necrophiliacs.
- Rattlesnake Jake claims to have had sex with corpses and threatens to make Beans do the same with Rango's if he kills himself.
- Boo Boo tries to spread false rumours that Emily is a necrophiliac after they disagree on the internet.
- During his torture in North Korea, Mulmangcho was forced to have sex with the dead Mulsajo.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Several characters in starvation situations have ended up eating human flesh, and some torture victims have been forced to eat each other.
- The Immodest Orgasm: Panchito admits to doing this.
- Implausible Hair Color: Misty is a Japanese girl with natural red hair, and Vitani, Zira, and Sapphire are African-American natural blondes, which are all noted to be unusual. (And are technically possible phenotypes, especially in a big city.) Averted in other cases; usually unusually-coloured hair is specifically stated to be dyed, and, in the case of Izzy and several My Little Pony Tales and My Little Pony (G3) characters, brightly-coloured manes are changed to be the colour of their religious headscarves or wigs. Bright Eyes is a Pacific Islander with red hair, but that's actually not uncommon.
- Implied Rape: Although this fic is about a rape survivor support group, the word rape is usually never said. The main stories often cut from right before the assaults happen to directly after, and scenes that take place during the assaults are inexplicit and use "red and white" to describe the semen and blood. Side stories such as "Cat Out of the Bag" avert this, with characters outright saying the word.
- Incompatible Orientation: Todd had a crush on the completely straight Copper; it ended badly. Subverted with Amity and Luz who actually were in a relationship, but Amity freaked out when it was discovered and claimed Luz attacked her and insists over and over that she "isn't gay".
- Ratigan's interest in Cornelius was extremely unwanted, not only because Cornelius was straight but because he was Happily Married with a son. And Cornelius isn't the only example of this trope among Ratigan's victims, and in fact this is probably part of their appeal to him, since their non-consent definitely is.
- Incredibly Lame Pun: The group name of a family with fire-themed individual names is "the Line of Fire", and a revenge-obsessed torture victim goes by "Dantes, Infernal".
- I Need a Freaking Drink:
- At the end of Chapter 17 of "Statements," after dealing with Gary Oak, Vachir decides to go ask Calhoun if she wants to go drink heavily with him.
- In "Wallace's Children," Wilhelmina and Wallace drink scotch as Wilhelmina explains the stories of the people that come to stay with them. By the time they get to Desna and Eska, they down an entire bottle of the stuff and then go for the cooking sherry.
- Gromit comes to Kenai's house and asks for some booze to get rid of the sight of seeing his parents in BDSM gear.
- I Never Said It Was Poison:
- Ford texted Bill to tell him that Mabel ended up in the hospital after being raped and Bill asked him if the men who took her were found yet. Ford only realizes later that he never said that she was kidnapped since he didn't know that at the time.
- Monika comments on some blood and knife marks on the floor of the Palace, leading Max to claim that the "bastard who got shanked deserved it anyway." Monika immediately knows that Max had something to do with it since all she stated was it happened after hours.
- Infectious Insanity: A somewhat more realistic case than most; some group members, such as Vanellope, weren't harmed directly, but being personally close to traumatised people can cause bad mental stress and potential health problems in itself.
- Innocence Lost: Several Palace members are children who have been exposed to sexual violence for the first time, either by it happening to them or someone they know.
- Innocent Inaccurate:
- Ricky gaslit Buster into believing nothing weird was happening, and Buster was used to being told he was spacey and assumed he was right.
- Gary Oak is convinced he was being attacked by monsters rather than his parents molesting him.
- Alice Fefferman brought Buck's collection of human teeth to show and tell in kindergarten and told the class what he'd told her about how he killed a communist, because she didn't know what a communist was. This did not go down well with classmate Mirabel Madrigal, whose grandfather fought for the communist side during La Violencia.
- Innocently Insensitive:
- Ratigan and Goob rebreak Wilbur's arm when they attack him. Cornelius, not knowing about any of this, berates Wilbur for not being careful when the bones have to be reset.
- Mr. Herriman is also guilty of this when it comes to his treatment of Frankie. He doesn't know she's been raped, but he's still being a major Jerkass.
- Sweetheart picked up a lot of racist things from her parents and, along with her being ten years old, didn't understand why her friends were upset about Teddy's harassment.
- Bev doesn't know anything about her non-American guests' cultures and says some embarrassing things on her show.
- Insane Equals Violent: Not always. Some assailants are mentally ill, but they still made a choice to assault people; so are many of the victims, often before the assaults happened (Truth in Television, as the mentally ill are often chosen by assailants as easy targets). Psycho plays the trope more or less straight, as he did in canon, though.
- Insane Troll Logic: Most of what God's Will First does since their reasoning seems to be to 'cure' people of their sin by murdering them and on a few occasions have attacked victims of a prior assault, attacking them again as if it's somehow different with them doing it. Vitani can also slip into this.
- Instant Humiliation: Just Add YouTube!:
- Ricky and Vicky beat up and rape Luan for making fun of them. She wets herself, and they film that, edit it to look like just a prank, and post it online.
- Mr. Yut was filmed cursing out his sons' principal over an incident which resulted in the police being called, and had to apologise on air to keep his job as a talk show announcer.
- Manny Mouser infiltrated North Korea with a spy cam in his glasses. He was captured, enslaved, and sexually abused, but they never found the camera. He handed over the footage for parts to be shown on TV, but there was an error in the editing and video of him being raped was shown on live television.
- Harmony Squirrelson was threatened with the release of a video of him being gang-raped during his time as a political prisoner if he and Hazel didn't stop their human rights protests. Subverted in that he told them to go ahead and release it, since it was the other people in the video who were at fault and it only proved the point of the protests.
- Eliza's father was livestreaming footage about sea turtles, and one of the turtles attempted to mate with Eliza, nearly drowning her. No one realised how traumatic it really was, and it underwent Memetic Mutation, resulting in "Thornberried" becoming an Unusual Euphemism, among other things.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Numerous.
- Canonical friend pairs include:
- Child Dot with young adult Flik.
- Adult Peter Parker with teenager Miles Morales.
- Young child Koda with sixteen-year-old Kenai.
- Young adult Danny with the much younger Pudge and much older Frances, Woolie, and Cranston.
- The preteen Little Girl with the elderly Aviator and the adult form of the Little Prince, which here is his actual age.
- Twelve-year-old Frosta with the adult princesses.
- Adult Archer with fifteen-year-old Alan.
- Pre-teen Mac and Goo with the adult inhabitants of the Home, here a halfway house.
- Middle-aged Sergeant Cosgrove with high schooler Freakazoid.
- As in canon, three-year-old Boo with youngish adult Sulley and here nine-year-old Vanellope with adult Ralph could fall into this category, though now the respective adults are fostering the girls so it's less friendship and more family.
- Boo counts everyone she meets at the group as a friend, and draws pictures of several of them.
- Adult Genie knows eight-year-old Pinocchio through their work in show business, them being respectively a comedian and a child actor.
- Thirty-ish Psycho adores four-year-old Vitani and begs his criminal work partners to let him keep her.
- Denahi takes on the big brother role to a wide assortment of children at the group, particularly Nuka, and ends up taking Nuka, Vitani, and Kovu away from their abusive home.
- Sixteen-year-old Merida bonds with twenty-seven-year-old Basil over their asexuality, parent issues, and similar past betrayals.
- Elphaba bonds with the significantly older Professor Dillamond, here in their relationship as carer and patient.
- Twenty-something Tulio takes fifteen-year-old Ginger and seventeen-year-old Rocky under his wing during their planning of an escape from the Ark, and Ginger implies that he and his two partners will be adopting her baby.
- Seventeen-year-old Tinkerbell is friends with eleven-year-old Peter, to the extent that she's a bit jealous of the attention he gives Wendy, who's his own age.
- In this universe Chili, canonically a horse, is an adult human and bonds with thirteen-year-old Chloe during their captivity.
- Pepe, who's in his late thirties, comforts six-year-old Myrtle and assures her they don't have to let their bad decisions define them.
- In a similar vein to the above, adult Rey comforts the also six-year-old Lola.
- Middle-aged Wilhelmina Tweedy gets along well with the much younger Po when they meet at the gym.
- Adult Elphaba and young teen Mabel are close enough that Elphaba was invited to Mabel's Bat Mitzvah and Mabel also has an Affectionate Nickname for her.
- Adult Angel Dust helps and seems to like the teenage Team Rocket members.
- Subverted with Ratigan, who will often pretend to befriend much younger people in order to victimise them.
- Gloria bonds with twenty-seven-year-old Mulmangcho over a friendly/competitive game of chess.
- Canonical friend pairs include:
- Internalized Categorism:
- Robbie has a lot of angst over his bisexuality because his dad is homophobic and Mr. Richfield teasing him as he raped him made him convince himself that he must've enjoyed it.
- Amity denies being a lesbian and she claimed that Luz assaulted her because she was afraid of GWF and how her parents would have taken her sexuality.
- Lana felt that Vicky wouldn't have molested her if she was a boy, so she drew Rule 63 art of her and all her siblings.
- Sasha compares herself to white girls, feeling that they're more pretty than she is.
- Jasper calls her sisters hermaphrodites and shemales despite the fact that she's heavily implied to have the same intersex condition they do, and calls Sadness a dyke despite being gay herself.
- Internal Reveal:
- This is what makes Cornelius' chapter qualify as a Wham Episode. He finally learns the truth about what happened to Wilbur.
- The side story "Cat Out of the Bag" is devoted to people finding out about the stories of other characters.
- Internet Safety Aesop: Huey had online interactions with Tenderfeet, who claimed to be the same age as him and asked him for pictures of himself. He then asked for a naked picture, but Huey refused, so Tenderfeet sent an actual picture of himself. After reporting him to the site, Huey comes to the Palace to get tips about internet safety.
- Interrupted Intimacy:
- In "Sex and Silliness", Mulmangcho and Sugar Sprinkles walk in on Oegwipali and Mac about to have sex on the couch. In the following chapter, Oegwipali walks in on them completely naked, with Mulmangcho wearing a collar and Sugar wearing cat ears and holding a leash.
- In "Good Neighbours", Mulmangcho says that Red and Blue have an airtight alibi and couldn't have killed Gloria, but is adamant about not revealing the reason because it's no one's business, the implication being that he walked in on them having a moment.
- Intoxication Ensues: Julien and Pinkie Pie once got wasted and tried to get Wilhelmina to turn a hamburger back into a cow.
- It's All My Fault: Some of the characters blame themselves for what happened.
- Timon used himself as a distraction and thinks that means he has no right to complain.
- Bea thinks it's not strong enough and hurts itself by exercising too much after its assault.
- Merida thinks that Hans drugging her was her fault because she chose to go on a date with him just to make Elinor happy.
- Mulmangcho considers himself to have raped his brother and attempted suicide over it, because his North Korean captors forced him to have sex with Mulsajo's corpse at gunpoint.
- I Will Find You:
- Denahi wanted nothing more than for Kenai to be found after being taken by the Ark. Thankfully, Kenai was eventually rescued.
- Gru, Edith, and Agnes desperately want Margo rescued from Vector's clutches.
- Joe Sent Me: The Ark's password for accessing their merchandise is "Noah sent me."
- Kill It with Fire: Mercury to his dad, Yang to Junior, and Flug to Black Hat. The Little Match Girl is planning to do the same to her father. On the villains' side, GWF burned Tadashi to death.
- The Kindnapper:
- Scrooge and Glomgold buy several especially vulnerable Ark victims to set them free and get information from them. Technically this is still trafficking, even when done with the knowledge and cooperation of the FBI.
- Rita knocks Roddy out and drags him out of Toad's house, unaware at the time that he didn't want to be there.
- Ford suspects Bill is up to no good when he gets custody of Pacifica and takes her to his place from the Palace. Letting her go there at all may or may not have been a gambit on Bill's part to get rid of her, since he knows Ford knows he's dangerous.
- Ayuka went back to her sexually abusive father to kidnap the children he fathered on her and take them to safety.
- Wilhelmina drags Dodger back to her house after he tries to rob her and she realises how badly battered and traumatised he is, and forcibly adopts the rest of the gang too when they come looking for him.
- The Kindness of Strangers:
- Hiccup was saved by Pocahontas, Kocoum, and John Smith after the cult attacked him.
- Amos Slade helped the Honeybees after their assailant abandoned them in the woods.
- Stan Pines returned Edith and Agnes to Gru after they escaped from Vector.
- Mickey and Minnie helped Marian when she climbed down to their hotel room balcony after the Sheriff of Nottingham assaulted her.
- Pearl and Rose Quartz took in Ruby and Sapphire after they escaped from the Ark and Amethyst when she ran away from her abusive home.
- John Henry saved Weiss when Shere Khan raped her at a White Fang protest.
- As in the movie, Rob helped Alberto, Maisie, and Murgatroyd, who in this fic are humans in need. (He also helped Sebastian and Ratso but they weren't strangers to him at the time.)
- Lack of Empathy: Deconstructed with Mirabel. She has NPD as an analogue to lacking magic and struggles to understand how other people feel, but goes off on a long "The Reason You Suck" Speech when other Palace members assume this means she actually wants anyone to be hurt. Unlike usual portrayals of the trope, she isn't lacking in sympathy.
- Language Barrier:
- Kuzco initially thought he was on the wrong end of one when none of his rapists stopped despite his pleas but as Pacha points out, "no" is the same in English and Spanish. In the present, he requires a translator as he still speaks Spanish better than English, though he understands English just fine.
- Percy's guide raped him and he tried to get help from Migo, but he had a hard time at first because Migo speaks Sherpa and he doesn't.
- Laser-Guided Karma:
- After Kaa molests Muffy, her father called in a favor with Mr. Bigg, who has Kaa murdered.
- After Ricky is caught raping Buster, he is shipped away to Green Lake, where he later dies via a yellow-spotted lizard. In addition, Vicky is exposed along with him and is later revealed to be missing with no one looking for her.
- Sheldgoose ends up cowering for his life and arrested after Panchito survived his attempt to have him killed.
- Both Marcus Black and the Sugimoris are set up to be killed by the very children they abused.
- The gnome gang meet their ends after raping Mabel after acting as a False Friend to her, causing a seriously pissed off Stan to come hunt them down.
- After realizing that Black Hat raped 505, Flug lights him on fire and kills him.
- Zeus murdered Hades after he raped Hercules.
- After it comes out that she framed Danny for raping her, Darla has her career ruined.
- Once Kate realizes that Trout was the reason that GWF came after her and Sam and had the latter murdered, as well as having her son Nick taken and abused, she murdered him.
- Desna and Eska tamper with Hahn's heart medication to kill him when they realise he's abusing their grandmother Yue.
- Last-Second Word Swap:
- "They call Hyde N...othing repeatable."
- People at the Palace who almost swear stop themselves and say something milder instead.
- Leit Motif: Sort of. Some of the "Stories About" have musical themes that serve as this for the focus characters. Lampwick's is "Sandy Fishnets", Marian's is "The Fox's Wedding", Yue's is "Marry Me", and so on.
- Latino Is Brown: Averted. There are several Black and white-passing Latino characters.
- Like Father, Unlike Son: A point of contention between several pairs. Depending on the case, it may hinder a survivor's revelation and recovery, or be put aside in the crisis.
- Cornelius and Wilbur.
- Django and Remy.
- Manolo and his father.
- Duncan and his father.
- Stoick and Hiccup.
- Chicken Little and Buck.
- Lenny and his father.
- Max and Goofy.
- Viren and Soren.
- Beezy and Lucius.
- Robbie and Earl.
- Deuce's father never appears, but Deuce's problems stem from his mother refusing to believe he's a gentleman and totally unlike his rapist father.
- Line-of-Sight Name:
- When coming up with names for her "bedtime story," Lilo looks at the supply closet before naming the characters "Mop" and "Bucket."
- Webby and the triplets come up with their Palace names in a hurry and just go with the colours they're wearing.
- Little Girls Kick Shins: In "Friends", Anna mentions that she told Vitani that she had pretty hair, but Vitani responded by kicking her in the shin.
- Living Emotional Crutch:
- Anna to Elsa. This is a large part of why Anna didn't want to reveal what Hans did, and Elsa didn't want to reveal what GWF did.
- Dawson was this to Basil. He helped him get clean and was the first person in his life that really cared about him. Unfortunately, Ratigan took issue with this and after forcing Dawson to rape Basil, the two are no longer on speaking terms.
- Catra and Adora were this to each other, probably as a coping mechanism for growing up with Shadow Weaver, and Mermista was this to Sea Hawk, being his Only Friend when they were children.
- Love Martyr: Even though Black Hat roughly abuses Hortencia (Demencia), she keeps working for him and convinces herself that he only ravaged her out of love, and continues to gush over him even at her Palace meeting.
- Lust Object: Several characters become this trope to Ratigan who has a habit of building relationships in order to get close to the victim and then assaulting them when their guard is down. He then will immediately cut ties and move onto his next quarry with few exceptions. Strangely, he ''does'' seem to have an actual attachment to Basil.
- Malapropism: Smartass still uses these. "Excrementally worse" indeed. Peter Pan also briefly confuses a privateer with a private eye, and Cat Valentine calls herself the Chartreuse when she means Chanteuse.
- Malicious Misnaming:
- The crooked cops give their victims mocking nicknames and the Ark call their victims only by serial numbers, to dehumanise them.
- Nuka tries to make Kovu's Palace nickname "the Termite", but is stopped.
- The mouse brothers' canon names of Oegwipali, Mulsajo, and Mulmangcho are, in this fic, cruel nicknames given by their captors. Oegwipali means "One-Ear", which he already had; Mulsajo means "Water Wave", and he lost control of his bladder during torture; Mulmangcho means "Forget-Me-Not", and his brothers left him behind.
- GWF deadnames their transgender targets. They even made Julien deadname himself and slashed his back up when he refused.
- Mama Bear: Like its Distaff Counterpart, justified given the setting and pops up on multiple occasions.
- Wilhelmina was willing to throw down with Denahi after he helped Gromit get a machine gun.
- Toph is Huan's grandmother instead of mother, but she flips out at the police station after he's arrested and that's before he tells her (and Bataar Sr.) what happened to him.
- Jackson and Holt's mother does her best to get justice for the latter's assault.
- Soren and Claudia's mother takes Viren to task for his neglect and emotional abuse.
- Kate Barlow murders Trout and several other members of GWF when they assault her son.
- Beth (whose codename is literally Mama Bear) illegally takes Boog, here her human Child by Rape by Shaw, across state lines to avoid a custody battle with his abusive birth father.
- Lavender is an Archnemesis Mom working with the Ark, but when she finds that the latest victim is Chicory, she enacts a Roaring Rampage of Revenge on the spot and takes him home.
- Manipulative Bastard: Bill Cipher's stock in trade, and Ratigan can give him a run for his money. Darla Dimple, Megan Parker, and Flutterina could run rings around either of them, though.
- Massive Multiplayer Crossover: So massive, it's the reason why the authors split the main fanfic into parts. While the first few parts focus on Disney characters, more characters from countless animated (or even non-animated) properties join the cast.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: For the most part, the fic is an example of Adaptational Mundanity, with the fantastical elements of the canonical stories taken out. But in Della's chapter, it's revealed that many of the Palace members have been hearing the voices of the deceased people in their lives. Basil is skeptical, dismissing them as hallucinations brought about by the group's collective trauma, but as Della points out, Huey, Dewey, and Louie never heard her despite thinking she was dead (though it's also pointed out that she wasn't connected to their assaults like the other voices). Likewise, Korra's account of being possessed and escaping the cult despite a broken spine is also left up into the air, due to her injuries and lack of sleep, though Korra is a firm believer, and Nadine may or may not actually be there outside of DW's imagination. As of Operetta's and Johnny's chapter, though, the ghosts seem to be very real.
- Tilly Green seems to be an exception to this as her current appearance has her with black hair instead of red and Cricket reacts to her doll as if it were her, suggesting she may actually be a hallucination.
- Mean Boss: A severe case with Rachel Bighead's producer at her animation studio, implied to be Ren Hoek. He masturbates in his office, then violently lashes out at Rachel for walking in on him, culminating in oral rape. It's implied he continues to covertly sexually harass her even after she becomes successful, before he's fired for his temper.
- Meaningful Rename: The nicknames are taken from the characters' stories to help them feel stronger and better about what happened.
- Middle School Is Miserable: Anastasia and Drizella were bullied severely in middle school because they were ugly.
- Milholland Relationship Moment: Timon's Ma, Professor Oak, and Mulmangcho already knew Timon, Blue, and Oegwipali, respectively, were gay before being told and are completely accepting of it. Oak is also not angry at Blue for hanging out with Team Rocket when Blue reports that Butch and Cassidy raped him.
- Mind Screw: "Water of the Womb" is weird. Some of the chapters mess around with Painting the Medium, but others involve things like a narrative, not an Unreliable Narrator but the story itself, that lies to the readers and a look into the head of someone as they get high on LSD. "A Storybook about the Blood Traitors" stands out even there, however, due to basically functioning completely on nonsense logic and metaphor tied together with the characters' narration.
- Minor Crime Reveals Major Plot: King Candy was investigated for tax fraud, but when the police searched his house, they found videos of him sexually abusing the Sugar Rush racers.
- Miscarriage of Justice: A few characters get arrested for things they never did, some due to False Rape Accusations.
- Missing White Woman Syndrome: It's mentioned in several chapters, such as the chapter about the kidnapped mixed-race human versions of the Dalmatians, that missing nonwhite children stop getting media attention as soon as missing white kids become the top story.
- Mistaken Identity:
- Weiss confuses Bagheera for Shere Khan because they're both Desi and they look somewhat similar even besides that, resulting in an accidental False Rape Accusation.
- The cult member sent to kidnap Merida only knows he's looking for a red-haired tomboy, and gets Wendy Corduroy instead.
- GWF torture Ruffnut because they mistake her for a crossdresser or trans boy, only finding out years later that they'd actually seen her male twin.
- Ratigan attempts to assault Cody, but he escapes. Ratigan was unaware that Cody had a twin brother, so when he sees Zack, who had come inside the college building to look for his brother, he thinks that he's Cody and Zack ends up getting raped instead.
- Callisto suffers from religious delusions, and finds Warren so beautiful and good that she thinks he's an actual archangel.
- Doug managed to replace Rigby entirely with no one noticing for a while, but was eventually caught by Mordecai when he couldn't finish a giant burrito like Rigby would.
- When Ace gets arrested for punching Elliot, he's still in his detective outfit, so the other prisoners in his cell, who are drunk, think he's a real detective, and since they hate the cops, they all rape him.
- Helga planned to rape Hiro Karuta, but she only had his profile pic to go off of and he swapped it with a photo of him and Hiro Tanaka, resulting in her assaulting the latter instead.
- Mistaken for Gay:
- Terrifyingly, GWF aren't very good at verifying their accusations; they assault Hiccup over rumours, kill Hector because someone else raped him, and think Ruffnut is a trans boy because they don't realise she has a male twin.
- A group of teenage boys gang-raped Rudi because they thought that his being in ballet meant he was gay. Louis went through a similar situation and ended up with a Career-Ending Injury when he went onstage anyway.
- Mistaken for Junkie: Daffy is the one to find the presumed-dead Billy Joe Cobra. Unfortunately, he's well-known for causing trouble and behaving strangely, so the cops assume he's high, and the only reason they find Billy is because they went to investigate the address where Daffy "bought his drugs from".
- Mister Seahorse:
- Dr. Flug and Julien are trans men who got pregnant from being raped.
- Mr. Baldwin is a non-rape example, having gotten pregnant willingly through in-vitro fertilization, but the students in his class thought that someone raped him.
- Trans man Steele raped Balto while drunk and got pregnant. He refused to get an abortion because he's pro-life, but being pregnant is very dysphoric for him.
- Inverted with Elina, a trans girl who got her girlfriend pregnant, Wilhelmina, a trans woman who may have "fathered" Lizzie on Melisha, Sylveon, a trans woman who never came out during her lifetime and had a wife and daughter, and Jasper, an intersex woman who molested Lapis and impregnated her with Malachite.
- Modern AU Fic: Brings disparate fantastical, historical, and international characters together in the setting of a city in California circa 2015 to 2020.
- Monster Fangirl: Hortencia (Demencia) has her sexual awakening watching killers on TV and becomes infatuated with Black Hat for his evil tendencies.
- Morality Pet:
"Anyway, maybe caring about one person doesn't matter so much - no matter how much you care about them - if you aren't willing to do half that for anybody else."
- The other members of the Toon Patrol seem to be this to Psycho, despite not being very good people themselves. Vitani is a straighter example to him, though it's noted that she seems to have the same mental health problems as he does and has her own Morality Pets in the form of Kovu, Nuka and Boo.
- Similar to Psycho and the Toon Patrol, Sasha has her crime boss grandfather, as well as the more traditional examples of Anne and Marcy.
- Flug is a devoted father to 505.
- Roman Torchwick seems to genuinely care about Neo, taking her in and acting as a surrogate father figure.
- Giovanni is alleged to have deeply loved Silver.
- Lavender rescues Chicory from her coworkers at the Ark, sadly too late.
- Deconstructed in Drake and Josh's chapter, when they point out Megan's victims are still dead, however much she loves other people.
- Mood Whiplash: While the main "real" world of the fic is more complicated and realistic than the source shows, bizarre or one-note examples of Show Within a Show still exist as they did in canon, so a serious conversation might drop in a reference to Itchy and Scratchy or Crying Breakfast Friends.
- Moral Sociopathy: Mewtwo is very unemotional, uncaring about most people, and able to smoothly cover up having murdered his mother at age thirteen, but only committed the murder to protect Mew and has no intention of harming anyone else. Amalthea is actually diagnosed with ASPD, but is usually nonviolent and only killed Haggard and his dog to escape from captivity.
- Morning Sickness: Subverted with Riley, who is horrified and dysphoric to find themself throwing up for days after their assault, but it turns out to just be caused by anxiety. Played straight with Cleo, whose babysitter first notices something is up when she gets sick.
- Morton's Fork: God's Will First have assaulted/killed people for homosexuality, for heterosexual promiscuity, and for asexuality. This sounds nonsensical, but shitty attitudes towards aces from religious people are Truth in Television. The idea is that they're pridefully lying about being immune to sin and/or refusing the God-given duty to have children and please their hypothetical spouses.
- Most Writers Are Writers: Several group members are fanfic writers/readers, according to Kyle, Luz, and Boo Boo's chapters.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: This is revealed to be the true reason behind Sam's assault and murder. Trout was a member and was jealous of his relationship with Kate and arranged for GWF to murder him, while convincing them to spare Kate so he could "save" her.
- Mutual Kill: In "Statements," Grace tells Atticus that Simon took Alrick to a room to kill him for letting Junichi escape, but right after he stabbed him, Alrick hit him in the back of the head and they both died.
- My God, What Have I Done?:
- Elinor feels extremely guilty when she realizes that the "nice young man" she set Merida up with drugged and raped her, landing Merida in the hospital when she has a bad reaction to the whole mess.
- Myrtle is eaten up with guilt about what she did to Lilo.
- Lola is horrified to realise she got Lori arrested instead of grounded.
- Pepe nearly killed himself after realising Penelope hadn't been consenting.
- One of Ratburn's assailants, upon realizing that he enacted vigilante justice on an innocent man, is horrified enough to turn himself and his co-conspirators in.
- While it's not stated outright because she's deep in Unreliable Narrator mode, it's clear that Amity bitterly regrets destroying Luz's life and their budding relationship.
- After Soren is assaulted, Viren comes to terms with how awfully he's treated him.
- Professor Oak is upset at realising he's treated Blue as The Unfavorite to the point that Blue was afraid to tell him Butch and Cassidy assaulted him.
- In "Cat Out of the Bag", after Marge and Homer Simpson tell Lisa about what Ratigan did to some of the kids at the gifted study, she realizes exactly why Ratigan had told everyone to bully Lisa Loud and feels terrible about how she treated her.
- The Grace Field House kids are horrified when they realise they tortured a man who was forced into doing the Ark's dirty work rather than a willing participant.
- Lavender doesn't care about participating in a gang-rape until she takes away the jacket covering the victim's head and realises it's her own son.
- Foxy Loxy and her friends attacked Lynn Jr. for being trans. After most of GWF got arrested and some of her friends confessed to hurting other kids, she began to regret her behavior towards Lynn and is trying to make amends.
- Geumsaegi was a Torture Technician in North Korea and, among other things, forced a victim to commit incestuous necrophilia. After his Deprogramming at the Truth in Television facility Hanawon, he's horrified by what he's done.
- My Hair Came Out Green: Flam tried to bleach his red hair due to the Sheriff assaulting him, but he screwed it up, leaving him with blonde streaks.
- Mystery Episode: In "Good Neighbours", Mulmangcho investigates Gloria Yuzuru's murder.
- Nasal Trauma:
- Todd's rapist broke his nose.
- Glomgold got his nose smashed into the cell bars while in a South African prison.
- "The Cult's Victims" shows that Rattlesnake Jake bashed Metalbeak's nose with his pistol.
- N-Word Privileges: Technically not, but the same concept. The authors are mostly some form of queer and/or neurodivergent, but are all at least partly white, so homophobic slurs and "retard" are shown in the dialogue, but most racial slurs are put through the Narrative Profanity Filter. Milder ones or foreign ones are occasionally used in dialogue and explained as unacceptable in general use.
- Near-Rape Experience: Terrence slipped Tinker Bell date-rape drugs so he could rape her, but he had second thoughts.
- Nightmare Fuel Coloring Book:
- Boo repeatedly draws pictures of herself screaming and bloody with her stepfather looming over her with distorted monstrous features and a "third arm that isn't an arm".
- 5.0.5. draws sequential crayon pictures and shows them to tell the story of how he and Dr. Flug fell into the abusive clutches of Black Hat.
- Nobody Poops: Unpleasantly averted in the stories of Glomgold, Chili and Chloe, the Total Drama group, Robyn, Mulmangcho, and the Apex and Grace Field rebellions.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished:
- Frankie tries to help what she thinks is a homeless man, but it turns out to be Hans, who rapes her on top of broken glass.
- Robyn frees a number of force laborers from one of Jaques Schnee's trucks and he has her kidnapped and gang-raped by other labor slaves.
- Duncan takes revenge on Courtney's rapists for her and ends up being blackmailed into sex by his parole officer to keep quiet about it.
- Betty Boop tries to run for help when she finds someone raping her friend in the empty theatre, and the rapist pushes her down the stage steps, causing her to hit her head and die.
- Cam's parents sent him to A. Nigma, here a reform school, because it's the most secure school in the county, to keep him safe from GWF. It turns out to be a Boarding School of Horrors.
- Johnny Spirit tried to protect Operetta from the corrupt cops and got shot for it.
- Kocoum protected Pocahontas from the cult, but they took him instead and killed him.
- Non-Heteronormative Society: Numerous sets of queer parents show up.
- Timon and Pumbaa are in a relationship and raised Simba together for several years.
- Della was dating Selene by the time Huey, Dewey, and Louie were born.
- Zim was raised by his married uncles Red and Purple, and when they were arrested for abusing him he was fostered by Buzz and Woody.
- Ginger's baby is adopted by Miguel, Chel, and Tulio, who are poly.
- Courtney is the adopted daughter of Sapphire Shores and Photo Finish.
- Mew and Mewtwo are fostered by Jenny and Joy.
- Shank is Vanellope's birth mother and is dating Yesss.
- Ruby and Sapphire are Garnet's biological parents (one being cis and one trans). Pearl was a co-partner of the polyamorous Rose Quartz along with Greg and raised Steven after Rose's death. Jasper is intersex and got Lapis and Ocean Jasper pregnant. Malachite died shortly after birth but Zebra Jasper is fine and being raised by Ocean and Biggs. Lemon Jade's fusion components are her mothers here and Aquamarine was adopted by the Topazes.
- Scorpia has her canon moms, and presumably Bow has his canon dads. Frosta was adopted by Netossa and Spinnerella.
- Sam and Max are married and adopted Darla Gugenheek.
- Boxman and Venomous are married and raising Panya and the human versions of Boxman's robot children together.
- The G3 and G4 versions of Cheerilee coexist as a married couple and their daughter is G3 Rarity.
- Sunflower's mothers are the Zebra Centaurettes.
- Maya has her canon two dads.
- Monkie Kid was originally raised by his bio dad Sun Wukong, who was in a relationship with Macaque, then taken away by CPS and given to Pigsy and Tang, who are married.
- Downplayed with Riley, Gromit, and Sherman. Riley's parents are straight but all their aunts and uncles are queer, and are involved heavily in their upbringing. Gromit has opposite-gender parents, but it took a while for Wilhelmina to come out as trans so it seemed like he had two dads to begin with. Sherman's adoptive father Mr. Peabody is confirmed gay but single. 5.0.5. also wanted it to be the case with Flug and Black Hat, but Black Hat reacted violently to the idea.
- No Sympathy: Lapis is a victim of miscarried justice, false imprisonment, child rape, domestic abuse by her adult parole officer when she's still underage, and later buries her own infant daughter after she passes away. Due to being deemed responsible for the incident with Jasper, she's not granted much compassion even by other Palace members. Some of them even laugh when she talks about what happened to her, and in Closet of Colours over a hundred members signed a petition to get her banned from the Palace.
- Not His Blood: Stoick comes home covered in blood and reassures his son that it's not his blood, thus heavily implying that he got revenge on some of his son's rapists.
- "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: Some of the more brutal or strange chapters have author's notes directing readers to documentation of similar happenings in real life. The Halloween special note links to several stories about real police brutality and cruel prison conditions (along with links to charities fighting for prison reform), and Eliza's chapter note links to anecdotes about sea turtles really attempting to mate with humans.
- Not Quite the Right Thing: When a discussion about the exact nature of Charlie Brown and Schroeder's relationship gets heated, Charlie Brown asks if Schroeder wants him to leave and complies when told yes. This, unfortunately, leaves Schroeder alone to be confronted by Matt/Pigpen and have his hands smashed, which leads to him killing himself.
- Not Wanting Kids Is Weird: Played for Drama; GWF sewed Edna Mode's vulva shut because she didn't want kids, and Joe's parents were unhappy that he and Jenny didn't want children, so they messed with Jenny's birth control so she would get pregnant.
- Obligatory Swearing: Clinical terms tend not to be used but characters will sometimes drop f-bombs, since they're usually speaking colloquially.
- Off the Wagon:
- Lighting did cocaine when he was in college and managed to quit with help from his friends. However, "The Cell Block Tango" reveals that he relapsed so he could feel better after his assault.
- The stress of dealing with the cop scandal and GWF planning to come for his family results in Basil buying a bag of coke after a year of sobriety. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to him, his dealer was Goob and it wasn't cocaine.
- Oh, Crap!: The Dirty Cops, shortly after raping Huan while not knowing who he is, upon realising that not only is the grandmother who's come to take him home one of the richest and most influential women in the county, but the chief of police is her daughter. Whoops.
- The Oldest Profession: As well as the Human Trafficking Sex Slave variety, some characters are freelance prostitutes. Mrs. Hawkins and Fagin's gang were trapped in it by circumstance, while Jose Carioca and the Enchantimals are willing and content.
- One Side of the Story:
- In the intermission The Fox and the Hounds, Todd runs into Copper at the park and they talk about Chief beating Todd up, but when Copper tries to leave, Todd hastily says he got raped. Copper misunderstands and thinks that he told people Chief raped him, so he angrily punches Todd in the face and storms off before Todd can clarify it was someone else. Todd ends up trying to kill himself because of this.
- Fleabag made reservations for dinner and Spiffy didn't show because he got attacked in their apartment. Since Spiffy didn't like being open about their marriage, Fleabag thought he stood him up and hung up on him when he tried to call him. He only finds out what happened when Oegwipali calls him himself.
- One-Steve Limit: Played with, as the sheer amount of crossover characters means that there's some overlap with names, but the use of codenames mitigates this a bit. The codenames are generally one of a kind; some do partially overlap, as long as they can be shortened to something unique.
- Lisa Simpson not only coexists with Lisa Loud, but they're part of the same subplot, as revealed in the Cat Out Of The Bag chapter "Lisa About Lisa."
- Vanellope is renamed Penelope, and then later in the fic we meet Penelope Webster (Penelope Pussycat's humanized form).
- Penny Lefcowitz, Penny Peterson, Penny Polendina, Penny the Dalmatian, Penny the porcupine, and Peni Parker have also all been at least mentioned.
- Ruby Rose, Ruby Gloom, Ruby the Crystal Gem, Max's sister Ruby, and Ruby Trollman all show up.
- Sasha from Bratz and Sasha from Amphibia are both Palace members.
- Gideon Gleeful and Gideon Grey coexist and they both have fathers involved with God's Will First.
- Anne Shirley has her own chapter and Anne Boonchuy is mentioned in Sasha Waybright's story.
- Max Goof, Ruby's brother Max who is a Composite Character with Sam's partner Max, and the Grinch's dog Max all appear.
- Wallace from Aardman is a prominent character and Wallace from Pokemon is mentioned.
- Several animated incarnations of the mythological hero Nezha show up, with their names spelled differently to make it less confusing - Nezha, Naza, Ne Zha, and so on.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Character names aren't given in-fic but it's obvious who everyone is. In-universe, names are classified, though several stories have the victim's real name mentioned by other people. Averted with Duncan who hates nicknames and insists on using his real name.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: It steadily becomes clearer across several stories that the ghosts are actually there. Most of them seem to be characters who died traumatic deaths and are sticking around to keep an eye on the living. Usually the living don't see or hear them, but the Palace seems to be a hotspot where they can be heard (though most of the living think it's their imagination). Some people, like Operetta, can see at least their own personal ghosts all the time, and very occasionally the ghosts can move things in the living world, as seen when Ruby prevents Max's knife going far enough into Lorne's throat to kill him.
- Outliving One's Offspring:
- Flopsy and Benjamin lost one of their seven children to a heart problem. Barbie's little sister Kelly died similarly, though we see more of Barbie's reaction than the parents' reaction.
- Tilly Green was murdered by Megan Parker, and the Greens aren't taking it well at all.
- It's implied that Kocoum was Kekata's son here, and Kocoum's confirmed to be dead at the hands of GWF.
- Shifu describes himself as Tai Lung's father, and side stories confirm Tai Lung is dead.
- Malachite is Lapis and Jasper's daughter, and she died within a week of being born due to birth defects.
- Overprotective Dad:
- Triton reacts violently to Ariel disobeying him and going urban exploring with her friends.
- Foghorn is one too, but more justified in his case given what happened to Rocky.
- Ao Guang refuses to let Bing use the internet, takes away the TV entirely when he finds Bing watching inappropriate shows, and doesn't let him know anything at all about sex until he's thirteen.
- Painting the Medium: Water of the Womb has several instances of colored text.
- Papa Wolf: A few examples, not necessarily blood-related. Justified since given the premise, there's a very good reason to be protective of one's children.
- A dark variant; Triton crosses into Abusive Parents territory when he shouts at Ariel and breaks her things, but he genuinely only wanted to keep her safe, since urban exploration in a Wretched Hive isn't the safest hobby for a teenage girl in a wheelchair.
- An uncle variant with Stan, who threatens a cop who attempted to blame Mabel for her assault and killing the gnomes for what they did.
- Another uncle; Anger is protective of Riley and shouts at someone who was protesting against a pride parade.
- Zeus beat Hades to death after finding him molesting Hercules.
- Flug burned Black Hat alive after he realized he was abusing 505.
- "Cat Out of the Bag" is a series of Internal Reveals and where Cornelius' reaction to the events of his chapter is finally shown. He's revealed to have a massive protective streak for Wilbur and lashes out at Wilhelmina for not saying anything even though they know each other through Wallace.
- Tung Lashor of all people flips out when Double Trouble tells him about being abused by their stepfather.
- This is why Marinette's assault couldn't be carried out all the way. Her father heard strange noises upstairs and caught her assailant in the middle of hurting her and caused him to run.
- Several local outcasts (McGucket and Fagin's gang among them) have an Intergenerational Friendship with Goo, and rescue her from a GWF member who tries to kidnap her.
- Pacha to Kuzco. He lays out a former 'client' of his when he finds him trying to assault him again.
- Max Schneider is extremely protective of his students, willing to fight to save them and very angry over the harm that was done to them.
- Overshadowed by Controversy: In-Universe, Total Drama was a popular reality show until the Ark used a false season recruitment to kidnap several teenagersnote . This resulted in much more ire towards the Total Drama brand name and Chris McLean himself, causing the show to be cancelled. This gets worse when the original contestants go missing as well.
- Parental Favoritism:
- Vanellope's story ends with her wondering whether she was the favorite or The Unfavorite for being the only one of the Sugar Rushers King Candy didn't abuse.
- Zira and Scar both seem to prefer baby Kovu to their older two children. Zira also seems to have very little interest in Vitani specifically, though given the type of attention... this is probably a good thing.
- Yue favored Unalaq over Tonraq due to the former being Sokka's son and the latter being a Child by Rape. Unfortunately, Unalaq is no better here than he was in canon and she's pretty broken up over what he did to his own children.
- Lady Tremaine favored Anastasia and Drizella over Cinderella as much as she did in canon.
- The movie fragments showing Weiss' childhood indicate that her father favors her brother like he did in canon.
- Ford was the family favorite and, while he's not the twins' parent, he admits to having favored Dipper over Mabel which adds to his guilt when Bill arranges for the gnomes to assault her.
- It's subtle, but Yang's family seems to favor the younger Ruby.
- Misty seems to have been her mother's favorite, a position she emphatically did not want as it led to abuse that (probably) wasn't inflicted on her sisters.
- Noah is a downplayed example, but as the only genius out of nine children, his parents gave him more attention.
- Don Lino loves both his sons, but definitely showed more approval of Frankie. This is one of the reasons Lenny has for not wanting to return home as he thinks his father may hold him accountable for his brother's death.
- While both kids were abused, Mew was obviously favored over her brother for being a prodigy.
- Jackson and Holt's mother cares for them both equally, but their extended family appears to have issues with Holt. This is implied to be due to race issues as Jackson is white-passing and he's not.
- One of Amity's many many issues is that her parents heavily favor Emira and Edric (who were born premature) over her.
- Viren heavily favored Claudia to Soren in the past and is working towards fixing his relationship with his son.
- Adora was favored over Catra by their mutual parent figure, though Catra was a foster and only Adora was really treated as being part of the family. That being said, given the way this favoritism was expressed, Catra views herself as being lucky not to have been on the receiving end of it. Double Trouble also seems to be The Unfavorite in comparison to Flutterina, here a younger sister. However, given their established Consummate Liar tendencies it's possible that this isn't entirely accurate.
- Parental Incest: Several parents sexually abused their kids.
- Parental Sexuality Squick:
- In "Coming Out", Della's disgusted when Donald points out that some of the Playboys she's been secretly borrowing belong to Scrooge rather than him.
- DW sounded rather offended when Jose told her her parents had sex in "From The Mouths Of Babes".
- Gromit is revolted to walk in on his parents in the middle of a scene which involved latex and a whip and ends up drinking with Kenai to get rid of the mental image.
- Parents as People: Another running theme.
- Within the group there's Cornelius who obviously cares about Wilbur and his well-being, but is shown to have put a lot of pressure on him and prior to his own chapter was unaware that he'd been raped.
- Flug is a Doting Parent who loves 505, but he also has him very young and would leave him alone for hours to attend classes while at school. He tries to make up for it by showering him with affection, but treats him like a somewhat younger child. There's also the fact that he's not at all a good person and brought his son into his life of crime.
- Pariah Prisoner: Child abusers Red and Purple, accused child abuser Danny, and disgraced police officer Mako end up on the bottom of the pecking order when incarcerated. Ace Yu suffers similarly, albeit more briefly, when he's thrown in a holding cell while still in costume from his role as a detective in a TV show and mistaken for an actual law enforcement professional.
- Past Experience Nightmare: Several characters have nightmares about their stories, such as Wilhelmina having nightmares about her ex-wife Melisha raping her.
- Perspective Flip: A few speakers tell stories about someone else rather than themselves. Later on, some of those people come to the Palace to tell their side of the story, which adds additional details about what they went through.
- Please Wake Up: In "Playing the Sandman", Wilbur is comatose due to GWF assaulting him and Cornelius sits by his hospital bed begging him to wake up.
- Politically Incorrect Hero: The Palace members are still people and several of them have biases and prejudices whether they count as "good people" or not. Glomgold and Weiss are depicted as being a Noble Bigot and an Innocent Bigot respectively, though their racism is never presented as acceptable and both are shown trying to better themselves. Sasha, on the other hand, is a Nominal Hero who casually calls Esmeralda "the baby killer" and is implied to be transphobic as well; played with, though, since she's also adamantly against sexism.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Several villains are bigots, and this is usually the motive they have for raping people.
- Ratigan doesn't go after black people or those who are overweight because he's racist and fatphobic, he has no respect for women, and he's willing to tamper with trans girls' medication to make them look like boys for his own fetishistic use.
- God's Will First attacks people who are LGBT, non-white, or not Christian (specifically, non-fundamentalist as they've assaulted Catholic people too).
- Several of the corrupt cops are racist and/or transphobic. Even the ones who aren't corrupt are bigots too, such as Duncan's dad, who kept misgendering Wilhelmina.
- Polyamory: Multiple instances; Miguel/Tulio/Chel, Elphaba/Galinda/Fiyero, Victor/Victoria/Emily, Robyn/Fiona/Joanna/May, Sokka/Suki/Ty Lee with Sokka also involved with Yue, Anger/Fear/Disgust, Jeremy Fisher/Isaac Newton/Alderman Ptolemy Tortoise, Beth Lestrade/Watson/Sherlock Holmes. Oegwipali is concurrently-but-separately dating both Mac and Joe, a pair of brothers, and Aeji is doing the same with Cashmere and Velvet, a pair of sisters. Rose Quartz did likewise with Pearl and Greg, and Steven Stone is mentioned to be dating both Wallace and Alain.
- P.O.V. Sequel: Some characters tell stories about someone else because they aren't at the Palace yet. When they do come, they explain what they went through, with the movie fragments having more detail this time.
- Pregnancy Scare: Riley thinks they're pregnant when they don't get their period after their assault, causing them to throw up repeatedly from anxiety and become even more anxious. It turns out they're not, though, and it was just caused by stress and normal puberty irregularity. Inverted by Leni, who got a false negative on a pregnancy test and didn't realise she was pregnant until later, resulting in Lily.
- Primal Scene: In "Sex and Silliness", Gromit describes to Kenai about how he walked in on his parents having sex in gimp and latex suits with Wilhelmina holding a whip.
- Prison Changes People: Julian was sent to prison when he was accused of killing Anneliese and Erica. He was assaulted so many times that he suffered a psychotic break and believes he really did do it, even when the girls are found alive and he's released.
- Prison Rape: Rape is committed by both other prisoners and Dirty Cops. It's not played for laughs here.
- Pronoun Trouble: Mostly averted; some characters use unusual pronouns but they're usually worked into dialogue/narration smoothly. Auntie Uncle is ey/em, Lake is co/cos, and Red Son uses the Mandarin pronouns ta/ta de.
- Psychotic Love Triangle: As of Bobby's chapter, Billy Joe Cobra is in the middle of one. Madame X and Bobby are both attracted to him, unfortunately, they're both dangerous and Yandere.
- Punk in the Trunk:
- Stan Pines got thrown in a car trunk when he was in the Ark, and he escaped when he chewed through his bonds and pulled the trunk release. He told Dipper and Mabel about how to do this, which allowed Mabel to escape the Gnome Gang when they kidnapped her.
- Milo Murphy was thrown in the back of a van by GWF. His mouth was covered, so he couldn't chew his bonds and escape.
- Queer Colors:
- Riley wears a shirt striped with the colours of the genderqueer flag while telling their story.
- Nora shows up at the palace wearing a pullover coloured after the transgender flag.
- Shimmer, Sunburst, Linden, Glee, Lumina, and Faban name themselves after the stripes of the pride flag and it's noted that they're not all wearing the correct colours for their stripe on the stage, but their blog texts are in the right colours.
- Ragtag Band of Misfits: So a serial killer, a millionaire and a detective all walk into a theater...
- Rape and Revenge:
- Mercury murders his abusive father by setting the house on fire.
- Duncan takes revenge for Courtney by beating her assailants up.
- Mewtwo murders his mother and frames his father, resulting in his father's death in prison.
- Yang sets a bar alight with her rapist inside.
- Psycho is planning this, but has been brought to another state by his friends because he'd get caught again immediately.
- As of "The Man in the Bowler Hat" this may very well be Goob's motivation for attacking Wilbur. He was held by the Ark for a period of time and seems to blame Cornelius for that because of keeping him up before his ballgame. Unlike the other examples, he ends up becoming an abuser himself.
- Lucius VII was abused by his father as a child in what is heavily implied to be a twisted family tradition of sorts. While he didn't go on to hurt his own son, Beezy, he did end up taking his now elderly father in and forcing him to live in the room where abuse took place, engaging in general Elder Abuse and finally outright attacking him, possibly killing him in the process.
- The Little Match-Girl is clearly planning to burn down her father's house, presumably with him in it.
- Casey beat Patsy's assailant with a baseball bat.
- Stan murders the Gnome Gang after they gang-rape Mabel.
- Stoick Haddock, Kate Barlow, and Mr. Bigg's organisation manage to thin the numbers of God's Will First when their respective loved ones are targeted.
- Lavender kills her co-workers for targeting her son. Subverted in that she didn't care if they raped anyone else.
- Glomgold has the prison he was assaulted in burned to the ground.
- On finding out Geumsaegi put Mulmangcho through repeated Rape by Proxy, Oegwipali rapes him in turn and beats him badly enough to give him permanent nerve damage.
- Rape as Backstory: This is the main point of the fic, with most chapters delving into said backstory.
- Rape as Redemption: Not exactly. Some of the characters are villains, but their redemption, if it happens, comes more from seeking help and bonding with others over it.
- Rape by Proxy:
- Dawson was forced to rape Basil at gunpoint by Ratigan.
- Unalaq made Desna and Eska have sex with each other.
- Ricky made Luan molest Lucy at knifepoint.
- Sprout tricked Hitch into performing a strip/cavity-search on Izzy.
- Geumsaegi made Mulmangcho have sex with his dead brother Musajo's corpse at gunpoint.
- Rape Discretion Shot: Most of the stories skirt around rape being depicted directly. It's never depicted graphically, with some fragments cutting from immediately before to immediately after such as in Lilo's chapter.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Weirdly zigzagged. It's considered so bad to have happened that the group is willing to play The Confidant to a knife-wielding gangster rather than send him back to the Bedlam House where he was sexually abused, and some of the perpetrators are acting For the Evulz, but others are just messed-up kids or mentally ill people who made horrible mistakes or didn't know what they were doing. The group welcomes Myrtle, who assaulted Lilo as a reaction to her own abuse, and Elphaba refuses to tell her story until Mr. Petrikov passes away and can't suffer the consequences of it because his Alzheimer's meant it really wasn't his fault. As in real life, it's not as simple as the trope. Non-sexual abuse is also acknowledged as traumatising and horrible in multiple stories, though it tends to be skimmed over as it's not the main focus.
- Rape Leads to Insanity: Played with. Most of the Palace members are traumatised to varying degrees but still living at least relatively normal lives. When one of them genuinely can't function properly anymore, it's usually the result of long-term abuse, such as Julian or Callisto's delusional disorders, Daffy's memory loss, or Anne's imaginary friends. Toffee's torture didn't directly lead to insanity, but infection from it caused the fever which gave him brain damage. Then there's Psycho, who was Ax-Crazy before anything bad happened to him, and Warren, who was successfully managing a delusional disorder before Callisto dropped his medication in the sewer and told him about her own delusions.
- A Rare Sentence:
Well... that was a sentence [Fowler] had never expected to hear.
- In Chapter 22 of ''Vet Visits", Wilhelmina recalls the time when Pinkie Pie and Julien tried to get her to heal a hamburger, prompting Ren to say, "Hamburgers can't really feel pain." After a beat, he admits that he can't believe he said that.
- In "Cat Out of the Bag," Ginger calls Fowler after she escapes from the Ark and tells him "I'm in America with Scrooge McDuck."
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Most of the cops, politicians, teachers, employers, and parents are at least okay people. The few who aren't spread the misery very effectively.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
- In "Cat Out of the Bag" Wilhelmina calls Basil Baker Sr. to tell him that Basil is missing, but when Basil Sr. acts flippant about the situation, she lets him have it for only caring about his son's education, being emotionally distant, and blaming him for getting assaulted.
- When Max was four, Lorne killed and raped his older sister Ruby. As an adult, he rips into Lorne for it, pointing out how he lost his innocence that day and his life became screwed up from being traumatized over Ruby's death.
- Max Schneider makes a victim impact statement about how broken his students all are after their time in a Hellhole Prison.
- Recursive Canon: The original Sleeping Beauty story is mentioned in the Prenderghast's chapter, but Aurora herself is later revealed to be a captive of the Ark. Justified, since Aurora's story has been adapted into something else.
- Refuse to Rescue the Disliked: When Mew tried to stop her and Mewtwo's father from assaulting him and got assaulted too, he refused to help her because she never helped him before.
- Rejected Apology:
- Bolin refuses to forgive Varrick for getting Mako framed, which lead to him being prison raped multiple times and getting HIV.
- Lola regrets falsely accusing Lori of touching her and getting her arrested, but Lori won't forgive her.
- Foul Larry raped Wilt and comes to Foster's several years later, regretting what he did. Wilt rejects the apology and tells him to leave.
- After Isaac gets attacked by God's Will First and August visits him, he apologizes to August for not believing he and Aggie (who the cult had killed) had suffered the same fate years ago. However, August points out that nobody came to help him after his attack, and that he'd have believed Isaac if it happened to him first. Then he suddenly leaves, making it clear Isaac needs to do much more work to mend this friendship.
- Related Differently in the Adaptation: Several of the canon family trees have been rearranged to fit the storyline:
- Stan and Ford are Dipper and Mabel's uncles instead of great-uncles.
- Leni is Lily Loud's mother due to being impregnated by her assailant, which makes Lily the Loud parents' granddaughter and the other Loud siblings' niece. However, the family pretends that she's another one of Rita's kids.
- Hector and Imelda are Miguel's grandparents instead of great-great-grandparents, and Coco and Julio are his aunt and uncle.
- Related in the Adaptation: Mort is Julien's child here and Madame Medusa is Mertle's aunt, to name just a few examples. See the subpage here for more examples.
- The Reveal: A few examples.
- Huan's chapter reveals the police corruption in the city. Though, it was at least heavily implied before.
- Flug's story reveals that Ratigan is working for the Ark.
- Relative Button: Flug is understandably angry and upset about sexual abuse by his peers, his rape by Ratigan and subsequent pregnancy, and even his and Demencia's ''extremely'' brutal abuse at the hands of Black Hat; however, he endures all of this without losing his cool completely (though he does take revenge on Ratigan via Blackmail). When he finds out that Black Hat raped 505 he covers him with gasoline and burns him to death without a shred of remorse.
- Revenge by Proxy: Wilbur's assault falls under this as Ratigan eagerly talks about how much more it would hurt Cornelius to hurt Wilbur than to hurt the inventor himself. Wilbur admits that part of the reason he hasn't told his parents yet is that he worries that should he do so, the knowledge will break his father and his attackers will win.
- Ripped from the Headlines:
- Downplayed in "A Story about the Erinyes" from Heat of the Heart. Treasure and Bobbie (the renamed Jasper and Lapis)'s abuse case becomes a media circus that seems to pin most of the blame on Lapis, leading to in-depth discussion of reactive abuse and whether "mutual abuse" exists. This seems like a commentary on the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp defamation case that had been in the news around the time the chapter was written and spurned similar discussions in the media. However, the author's note clarifies that it is not a statement about Depp and Heard specifically, but about reactive abuse in general and how abusers can sway the public towards their side.
- "A Story about Libra Lack-Lustre" plays it straight, as it's specifically about the Depp v. Heard case and people's reactions to it on social media. People online constantly harassed Lapis by calling her "Sloppy Demayo", and Ocean Jasper's section depicts several WaddleWorld users arguing over whether Lapis or Jasper is the real abuser. People who supported Jasper bullied people who sided with Lapis, accused them of lesbophobia for calling Jasper a rapist, and refused to look at irrefutable evidence that Jasper was the abuser.
- Romanticized Abuse: Averted as hard as possible, except within some of the characters' imaginations. Demencia is certain Black Hat raping her was a sign of love, but it's hinted that deep down, even she knows that it's not true.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Lavender commits one on the spot as soon as she realises the victim for the Ark's latest gang-rape-involving initiation ceremony was her son.
- Running Gag:
- In the more humorous side chapters, cows are a go-to source of funny.
- While investigating Gloria's murder in "Good Neighbours", Mulmangcho repeatedly insists that Red and Blue have an airtight alibi he refuses to actually explain, though it's abundantly clear what he means.
- Interrupted Intimacy occurs frequently during "Sex and Silliness".
- Scarpia Ultimatum:
- Rattlesnake Jake is running a long-term one on both Rango and Beans without the other's knowledge, using the threat of God's Will First to keep them in line.
- In "The Police's Victims", Jessie, James, and Meowth were told by the corrupt cops, without each other's knowledge, that they would spare the others if they submit to them.
- School Grade Hacking: After years of bullying and assault, Dr. Flug hacks into his high school database and takes his bullies' grades down several levels.
- Carl is the only one who knows what happened to Wilbur... until Cornelius comes to share his own story and Wilbur happens to walk into the room.
- All the members are essentially secret keepers to each other due to the Palace's confidentiality policy. If a member hasn't told a loved one about what happened to them, then the others still can't tell said loved one because the wrong person hearing about it could make things worse. This backfires with Wilbur when he walks in on his father's story, and Cornelius gets mad at Wilhelmina for not telling him and at Wallace because he's Wilhelmina's fiance and thinks she told him.
- In "Friends", when Lena confides in Riley about Magica abusing her, Riley comes out as non-binary to her, and Lena promises not to tell anyone.
- Seen It All:
- While still with the Ark, Rocky is so Conditioned to Accept Horror that when two people blow their brains out right next to him he's just happy that now he's covered in blood he'll be allowed a shower.
- Less gruesomely, Daffy has been arrested for various disturbances of the peace so many times that Bugs doesn't even react when he has to pick Daffy up from the station again after Daffy told them he found the assumed-dead Billy Joe Cobra and they thought he was high.
- Psycho cuts, bites and scratches himself until he bleeds.
- Basil is less obvious about it, but once he runs out of candy to chew on in his chapter he starts on his thumb, which he bites until it bleeds.
- Elsa burns/used to burn herself with salt and ice.
- Misty punches and scratches herself badly enough to leave visible marks on her skin.
- Mew learned to make herself vomit any time she made a mistake her parents didn't know about, after being Denied Food as Punishment throughout her childhood.
- Adora cuts herself because she's so used to being abused that she misses the pain, and ends up in hospital.
- Implied in Boo Boo's story with Priscilla, who misses school and comes back with longer sleeves after Boo Boo cyberbullied her on WaddleWorld.
- Bea cuts itself as a punishment and stress reliever, and it isn't proud of doing so. It also over-exercises and denies itself food, causing itself to faint at one point.
- Rika Kawai cuts herself with razors and boxcutters like in canon.
- After Dakota stopped using Corporal Punishment on him, Cowlarado Kid took it upon himself to whip his own back with a belt to punish himself.
- Self-Made Orphan: Darla, Mercury, and Mewtwo each killed at least one parent and the Little Match-Girl is at least planning it. Lucius may have killed his elderly father.
- Self-Parody: Heat of the Heart's "A Story by TheGoodWitchApproves" is structured as an in-universe fanfiction that Luz wrote, which is very similar in structure to WPARG, but full of spelling and grammar errors and various bad fanfiction clichés (such as the usage of "greenette").
- Sex Slave: Several characters were sold into sexual situations and forced to pleasure clients or endure unwanted "marriages".
- Sexual Extortion:
- The Tailor Mouse submitted to his landlady because he couldn't make rent.
- Leopold kidnaps Madeline and Miss Clavel has no choice but to have sex with him to get her back.
- Show-and-Tell Antics: When Alice was five years old, her great uncle Buck gave her some teeth that he got when he knocked out a communist's teeth in a Soviet gulag, so she showed them to her kindergarten class for show and tell. Unfortunately, she was under the impression that a communist was a monster and told everyone that Buck killed a communist, which upsets Mirabel because her Abuelo Pedro was a part of Los Communistas.
- Show Within a Show: Some chapters are written as fanfics-within-a-fanfic about fictional media such as The Good Witch Azura and The Duchess Approves, and the Kimono Girls perform a classical Japanese play inspired by the lives of their grandmother and great-aunt Eevee and Sylveon.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Malachy and Phil apparently. They actually get into a fist fight during "Cat Out of the Bag."
- Sliding Scale of Law Enforcement: Several characters appear at the Palace due to their experiences with Dirty Cops, with Vachir, the Sherrif or Metalbeak being the most common to also do it outside the job. However, the series also brings several heroic cop characters to focus, such as Luke Skywalker, Po and the Furious Five, and Jenny. In addition, several cops have appeared at the Palace and they are mostly good people, if somewhat flawed, with the exception of Jasper, who actually did hurt Lapis.
- Slipping a Mickey:
- Kuzco and Merida both were victims of this, with the latter ending up hospitalized when she had a severe and near-lethal reaction.
- Junior does this to Yang by exploiting his position as a bartender spiking her drink in order to assault her and she wakes up later in the bar bathroom. This is why she kills him later on.
- Ratigan mixes something into Flug's food before attacking him.
- Cecil drugs Bugs in order to snoop around in his house and set up a Frame-Up.
- Terrence put something in Tinker Bell's drink but couldn't go through with actually assaulting her.
- Frankie's date spiked her drink but didn't get to rape her because Mac and Bloo interrupted the date.
- Slut-Shaming: Miss Kitty gets blamed for her assault for being a sex worker, and God's Will First have killed unwed mothers.
- Sherlock Scan: Basil can do this, of course, and so can Melisha Tweedy; this is the first hint that they're actually Related in the Adaptation - she's his father's sister. Basil makes a career of it, and Melisha is able to spot Victor Quartermaine trying to drug and kidnap her for the Ark and demands to be let in on it rather than turning him in. Chel can also do the scan, as a callback to how she saw through Miguel and Tulio in canon, is able to learn how to cook drugs by smelling the chemicals on her stepfather's clothes, and spots that Glomgold is buying people from the Ark to set them free instead of for his own use so it's safe to sneak out with him.
- Shout-Out: Many, to Haunted (2005) and to various songs. For example, Lampwick's fate is based on that of Sandy Fishnets, and Marian's chapter involves several references to the Vocaloid song "The Fox's Wedding". The title itself and the name of the old theatre are from Edgar Allen Poe's poem, "The Haunted Palace", which if you read it closely is about a person descending into madness. The collection Blood of the Covenant has a running theme of each chapter containing song references.
- The series itself is titled after a line from The Haunted Palace by Edgar Allan Poe.
- The Sociopath: Ratigan, Melisha, and Bill stand out particularly as this. Psycho and Sasha would fit the diagnosis of ASPD but not the trope; Psycho is far too manic and both of them have Morality Pets.
- Something Only They Would Say: In "Cat Out of the Bag", One-Eye calls her brother Commander Weasel after escaping from a North Korean prison camp, but he thinks it's someone pretending to be her. She proves her identity by telling him what the two of them and their brother Assistant Weasel put in a time capsule when she started high school.
- Spanner in the Works: Noah is pretty sure him losing his house keys is an example of this because if he hadn't lost them, he probably would have gone straight up to his room without telling anyone what happened to him and the red meat Ratigan slipped him would have killed him and silenced him forever.
- Spared by the Adaptation:
- Shang's dad isn't a general here so there's no battle for him to be killed in.
- The Aviator and the Rose survive, though the Rose is still at risk of dying of cancer.
- Billy Joe Cobra is not a ghost in this universe.
- Kissin' Kate is still alive, as she was never bitten by a yellow-spotted lizard.
- Constance survives her fall but ends up with brain damage afterward.
- Spit Take: Sylvester spits out his soda in "From the Mouths of Babes" when Edith asks him if he's a pedophile.
- Start of Darkness: The Man in the Bowler Hat shows Goob's experience with not getting adopted and his time in The Ark after the orphanage shut down, which led to him joining forces with Ratigan to rape Wilbur and then later raping Manolo.
- Stylistic Suck:
- Kyle and Luz's stories are shown through the medium of their fanfics, which are... interestingly written.
- Ruby Gloom's story, being written on the bathroom wall, is full of spelling and grammar errors.
- Sucky School:
- Munster High is an Inner City School where the faculty is racist and the non-white students harass the white kids because of mistreatment from white people.
- A. Nigma High is a reform school here, and it's not only implied that the staff rape the students, but murder them too, as Jenny Jergens freaks out about how they'll kill her for running away.
- Suicide by Pills:
- Felix took pills after the nurse at his old school molested him. Thankfully, his parents found him in time.
- Pepe took some pills and drank alcohol out of guilt for date raping Penelope. He only lives because Lin called him about the corrupt cops right after he took them and he asked for an ambulance.
- The Little Prince tried to take sleeping pills, but they didn't work.
- Super-Fun Happy Thing of Doom: Pleasure Island still has the welcoming name but is even worse here than in the movie.
- Take Me Instead:
- Timon offered himself to Shenzi so the Hyenas wouldn't hurt his family. He's extremely conflicted over whether or not it counts as rape, even when everyone else tells him it does.
- Kowalski offers himself to Giovanni's men so they don't get to Skipper, who had previously been captured by traffickers, because he doesn't want his teammate to go through that again. Unfortunately, this results in Private finding out what happened to Skipper, who is his brother here.
- During their time in the county jail, Bugs insisted on protecting Daffy this way, though Daffy's traumagenic amnesia meant he didn't know the cops had done anything.
- Flam pulled this off with a rigged coin trick to keep the sheriff away from Flim.
- Take That!:
- Lucy Loud's story in Water of the Womb namedrops the incestuous fanchildren featured in the Sin Kids AU... by depicting them as characters Lucy designs to cope with her trauma and highlighting how creepy Lincoln finds the idea.
- Boo Boo, as an analogue to how she treats "freaks" in canon, is the worst and most violently hypocritical possible example of an anti-shipper, a faction of fans who protest against the existence of Dark Fic such as WPaRG itself.
- Several chapters have jabs against the 'exclusionist' and transmedical communities, showing them as harmful to the LGBTQ+ community.
- Mary's chapter includes one to her song lyrics about Bert in the movie, pointing out that "a lady needn't fear when you are near" ought to be expected as the bare minimum, not praised.
- Kekata remembers a case study which implies that Harry Potter exists in this universe as a trans boy, and a scandal involving The Good Witch Azura books being accused of promoting genocide is mentioned as a reference to Rowling's anti-trans platform.
- Taking You with Me: Both Ratigan and Bill agree that if the other tries to expose them, they will gladly and gleefully bring the other down with them.
- The Talk: The kids in the Palace had to be told about sex because of what happened to them or others.
- Talking Down the Suicidal: Vixey managed to talk Todd out of jumping off a bridge.
- Tampering with Food and Drink: Ratigan secretly put red meat into Noah's food before assaulting him so his alpha-gal syndrome would kill him before he could tell anyone. However, Noah lost his house keys, resulting in his parents being alerted and getting him to the hospital for a forensic exam before he went into anaphylactic shock.
- Tantrum Throwing: In "Cat Out of the Bag", when Sadness asks her if she's convinced herself over the years that the Famethyst needed to be punished by Holly Blue Agate, Jasper angrily tries to throw a lamp at her head.
- A Taste of Their Own Medicine: Max forces Lorne to explain how he killed Ruby so that he could kill him the same way. However, Ruby's ghost stops him from carrying it out.
- Teen Pregnancy:
- Ginger and Leni are impregnated by their assailants.
- Lady is impregnated in a consensual encounter with Tramp, which her family assumes was rape due to the inappropriate age gap.
- Frankie was the result of one, and then herself had a baby when she was a very young teen and was forced by her father to give it up for adoption.
- Shank was impregnated by her stepfather at age fifteen and was forced to hand the baby (Penelope/Vanellope) over to social services.
- Serena is pregnant, probably with Rini.
- Beth was a teenager when she gave birth to Boog, who was conceived after Shaw raped her.
- Fourteen-year-old Luz had been impregnated by one of her clients in the Ark, but after escaping, Eda made her get an abortion because having a baby that young could have killed her.
- Buttercream was impregnated by her stepfather without her knowledge, as he drugged her before molesting her, and he was found out when she miscarried.
- Trans girl Elina got her presumably also-teenage girlfriend pregnant when she was fifteen.
- Jessie is last seen pregnant.
- Teens Are Monsters:
- Anastasia and Drizella, Courtney, and Dr. Flug's high school classmates assaulted them. Similarly, Terrence drugged Tinkerbell, though he didn't go through with the assault.
- Cat and Mac are abused by their older brothers.
- Mercury and Mewtwo kill their abusive parents.
- Eska nearly raped Bolin, though she regrets it now, and she and Desna killed their grandmother's abusive husband.
- Ricky and Vicky are teenagers who abuse the kids they tutor/babysit respectively.
- Si and Am are willing to use False Rape Accusations against innocent men to get their way.
- Claire was harassed by a teenager at the bus stop.
- Sasha has intentionally driven multiple abusers to suicide, hoping it would get them sent to Hell.
- Cleo manipulates Deuce with suicide threats and bullies him into having sex with her.
- Butch, Cassidy, and some other Team Rocket runners raped Blue and Lennie, tried to attack Sasha and Grimes, bullied and threatened Jessie and James, and are involved in animal smuggling and street fighting.
- The GWF members' teenage children, including Foxy Loxy and Goosey Loosey, assaulted Lynn for being a trans girl, Lucy for being a gothic "devil worshipper", and a few other kids according to Lynn.
- Finnuala raped Dez when he pushed her Berserk Button about her own assault.
- Mandrake and Olive are still teens but are working for the Ark, seemingly willingly, as kidnappers/torturers rather than victims.
- Teenage boys from a rival riding school assaulted Max and Marie.
- Boo Boo, Sparkles, and Cuddles raped Priscilla and cut up her face.
- The Grace Field and Apex kids were Ark victims who successfully overthrew the guards and tortured them in turn.
- Lorne's age isn't entirely clear, but he's described as a "boy", not a man, during the memory fragment when he murders Ruby.
- That Came Out Wrong:
- When Basil starts his story by saying his father nurtured his genius with "special attention", he quickly forestalls a misunderstanding by disclaiming, "No, not like that! Get Your Mind Out of the Gutter!" Given that he and his audience are rape victims, the disclaimer was extra necessary.
- Hitch backtracks when he realises he accidentally implied Sprout and Phyllis were GWF; they weren't, though the problem came about because he thought that them not being members meant their prejudices weren't bad at all.
- Sherlock tells the transgender Beth Lestrade that her makeup and clothing "doesn't make you a woman", and rapidly backtracks, explaining that he meant she is a woman even without them, not that she's not one even with them.
- In "Coming Out", Cam has to explain to Lee that his parents didn't send him to A. Nigma, which is a reform school here, because he isn't straight; it was because it's the most secure location they could find in the county and they wanted to keep him safe while the remnants of GWF were hunted down.
- When Foghorn explains he had troubles with changing gears in regards to Rocky's new name, he quickly explained he probably wouldn't if he chosen it, but since the name was inflicted on him...
- The Walrus Was Paul: As mentioned above, Water of the Womb is a Mind Screw, however this is the point.
- This Is Reality:
- While Wilbur is telling his story, he says that if they were in a Lifetime movie, he'd turn out to have had dyslexia or a learning disorder, explaining why he struggles with academics, but no such luck; Wilbur just isn't geared towards academia or the arts.
- Felicie describes how the canon movie ended with a dance-off, then says that didn't actually happen here and the police investigation shut down the whole show instead.
- Former Child Star Bugs says, of the time he witnessed the crooked cops assault someone, "If it was a movie... but it wasn't a movie."
- Billy is also this, having become a pop sensation at a young age. He's considerably more messed up by it than Bugs. As of "Cat out of the Bag" apparently they know each other.
- At the end of Kevin McCallister's story in "The Twelve Days of Christmas," it says that his "Home Alone" Antics should be enough, but since it's the real world, it isn't enough because this just pisses off the Wet Bandits into assaulting him.
- Token Evil Teammate: Some Palace members, such as Psycho and Sasha, are horrible people, but are considered to still be deserving of protection and help, and are helping the group in their own ways.
- Too Much Information: In "Robinson R&D", Cornelius is about to tell Wallace that Wilbur got one of the research team's cars stolen and the other broken, and he suggests that he sit down, but Wallace says he can't because he had a "wild weekend" with Wilhelmina. Cornelius, of course, says no one needed to know that.
- Too Smart for Strangers: The whole concept of "Stranger Danger" is deconstructed. The abusers of several of the kids were people they know, including family members, and even in cases where it was a stranger, the advice given is usually ineffective. D.W. did what she was told and refused candy from her kidnapper, only for him to take her anyway and claim that she was his daughter when she screamed for help.
- Torches and Pitchforks: Jaune discusses an aversion when he tells how his big sister came out as gay and nobody grabbed any torches or pitchforks or "whatever it is country people are supposed to do".
- Town with a Dark Secret: Actually, many dark secrets. The massive sex crime problem aside, there are also numerous organized crime families, and an enormous issue with corruption.
- Trans Tribulations: Several group members are trans or nonbinary; it's connected to their assaults in some cases and not others, and may or may not cause other issues.
- Trauma Button: A few Palace members have panic attacks in response to things that remind them of their assault.
- Glomgold loses it upon hearing the song "Cookie Thumper" (which references South African gangs, reminding Glomgold of his Prison Rape).
- Lionel has a panic attack in response to Dillamond's utterance of the phrase "Matter of pride" because Stenk had said that to him after assaulting him.
- In "Campus Life," Dillamond flashes back to GWF attacking him and killing his brother for being Jewish when Tuffnut asks him why Christians hate Jewish people.
- Trauma Conga Line: Revictimisation occurs in numerous cases, and even in the ones it doesn't, the original incident can have far-reaching ramifications.
- Luz was falsely accused of rape by Amity, ran away from home to avoid trial, was captured and enslaved by the Ark, and escaped only to find she was pregnant and had to have an abortion to save her life, despite her Catholic distaste for the idea.
- Danny was falsely accused of rape by famous child star Darla Dimple, thus causing the entire world to know about it and hate him. None of his friends believed him, officers and inmates alike brutalised him while he awaited trial, and even "other" pedophiles looked down on him, made even worse because he's poor and not white. At the trial even his lawyer hated him, and while he was able to represent himself and be found innocent, he suffered a Career-Ending Injury while incarcerated, causing him to lose his only outlet.
- The Loud siblings all have their own long tales of woe, often interconnected. Vicky and Ricky assaulted Luan and put the video online; Luan offered sex as a bribe to get Ricky to take it down, but Lucy was still in the house when he came over so instead he forced Luan to go down on Lucy at knifepoint. Lola, meanwhile, had overheard Luan threatening to snitch on him and didn't really understand the seriousness, so she was inspired to falsely accuse Lori of molesting her in revenge for a petty fight, indirectly leading to the corrupt cops assaulting Lori and Lola herself to be traumatised by an unnecessary forensic exam.
- Daffy's been re-victimised multiple times because his amnesia makes him an easy target, including by the therapist who was supposed to be treating his memory loss.
- Miguel escaped from the Ark, only to run right into God's Will First immediately afterwards.
- Manolo had a bad relationship with his father for not wanting to enlist for the military, witnessed Maria get killed and got blamed for it by Joaquin, Ratigan raped him, and he then tried to jump off a bridge afterwards, and later on Goob raped him in his own home.
- Duncan, Courtney and Noah were all raped by different people and were sold to the Ark shortly after appearing at the Palace.
- Mirabel was looked down on for her NPD by her family and the Palace members, she was raped six times by several Palace traitors when she tried to expose them, then Amelia kidnapped her, but she thankfully managed to escape with Bruno's help before anything happened.
- Nuka was physically, emotionally, and sexually abused by his mother Zira, resulting in her getting pregnant with Kovu, was forced to care for his brother/son, got beaten and temporarily hospitalized by Zira for trying to run away with Vitani and Kovu, and in Part 4 he gets the shit beaten out of him by GWF and dies in the hospital.
- Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Daffy has large gaps in his memory due to him blocking out memories of neglect, bullying, and sexual abuse. This is represented in the text with blacked-out text only viewable by highlighting.
- Traumatic Haircut: GWF cut off Panchito's ponytail and mocked him for having a feminine hairstyle, and Duzer had to be shaved entirely when her hair became full of parasites and mould during her time in a Hellhole Prison.
- The Triads and the Tongs: Lord Shen was a Triads leader before being arrested, and Ruby Rose mentions that the Tongs in Calisota do animal trafficking.
- Troubled Abuser: Several examples. Many victims victimized others.
- Myrtle re-enacted what her aunt did on Lilo out of jealousy over Lilo not being miserable too.
- Shock orally raped a sleeping Victor because Oogie Boogie had trained her, Lock, and Barrel to perform sex acts on adults.
- Toffee was gruesomely tortured by Solaria, and is now stalking and killing off the rest of the Butterfly line one by one.
- Cleo bullies Deuce into sex and uses suicide attempts to manipulate him to make herself feel better about having been mutilated.
- Lucius was overbearing towards Beezy and came very close to hitting and/or assaulting him in a fit of rage, as his own father molested and emotionally abused him.
- Dexter molested Lisa Loud due to being abused by Ratigan, who also abused Lisa. Some of the other boys were being abused too, and they bullied Lisa when Ratigan told everyone to pick on her.
- Finnuala was traumatised by being gang-raped and watching her mother get murdered by Protestant terrorists, and rapes Dez in turn when he pushes her Berserk Button by joking about her Catholicism.
- Pacifica was a bully, but grew up being gaslit and lied to by her family about her hearing the sounds of the manor's Torture Cellar.
- Ruby Gloom's mother was under the thumb of the Ark and the crooked cops, and sold Ruby out to the sheriff.
- Troubled Backstory Flashback: A lot of the memory fragments are like this, starting with a happy background before the traumatic event which led the character to be where they are.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Most of the time, it's a result of being sexually abused, but not always.
- Kindergarten-age Myrtle re-enacts her own assault on Lilo.
- Elementary schoolers Minty and Jubilee persuade the slightly younger Dewey into a sexual relationship because their own abuse left them not knowing why they shouldn't.
- Four-year-old Vitani swears, talks about sex (at one point acting it out with her dolls) and threatens several people with cannibalism.
- Gary Oak flirts with adult women and talks about disgusting animal behaviours with strangers.
- Eleven-year-old Margo propositioned Gru to protect Edith and Agnes, unaware that he had no intentions to hurt them.
- At ten years old, Hans manipulated the then seven-year-old Vixey into sex by saying "that's only bad if grown-ups do it" and he wasn't a grown-up.
- Thirteen-year-old Mewtwo murdered his mother and framed his father.
- Shock (and possibly Lock and Barrel) performed oral sex on a sleeping Victor because their abuser (presumably Oogie Boogie) trained them to do so.
- Thirteen-year-old Sasha tortures animals, gleefully takes part in Grime's criminal operation and purposefully drove more than one person to suicide.
- Darla is the standout so far. She's a Self-Made Orphan, having cut the brakes of her parents' car, and framed Danny for assaulting her, even mutilating herself with a hairbrush to sell the story.
- Megan Parker is probably tied with her, murdering multiple other children and stealing semen-soaked tissues from her brothers' wastebasket to plant false evidence.
- Flutterina made a False Rape Accusation against Peekablue; it's not clear if her exact goal was to get him in trouble, or to manipulate Glimmer. Her sibling Double Trouble tends towards this too, being such a compulsive liar from toddlerhood that their mother never believes anything they say.
- Sea Hawk fills out the Macdonald Triad (bed-wetting, animal cruelty, and fire-starting), and everyone assumes this means he's a psychopath in the making; all those things are also signs of a child being abused, but no one figured that out till it was too late.
- Zim shows similar issues, killing the class pet turtle, drawing violent pictures, biting adults, and attacking Dib with a pair of scissors. Dib is the only one who bothers to investigate.
- Thirteen-year-old Terrence engages in sexualised bullying towards Mac, bursting in on him in the bathroom and dumping semen-soaked tissues on his bed.
- Fourteen-year-old Boo Boo and her male friends assault Priscilla and cut up her face for supposedly being in a relationship with Ben, which she wasn't.
- Foxy Loxy and her friends, who are around Chicken Little's age, all assault Lynn Jr. over the latter being a trans girl.
- The Little Match Girl is planning to murder her father via arson.
- Troll Fic: In-universe example; according to Luz, Amethyst wrote "an ace hart/ducktective crossover where ace cooked and ate the duck".
- Tropaholics Anonymous: The fic is about a rape survivor support group.
- True Companions: The Palace members are (for the most part) a tight-knit group, with members openly willing to go to bat for each other, even if they weren't in a group.
- Truth in Television: Various scenarios are inspired by things which happened on the news (Jim Crow's arrest for rescuing Kitty was loosely inspired by the arrest of Tukan Manley, though Kitty's situation was worse), or which happened to the authors or people they know.
- 20 Minutes into the Future: The Christmas special takes place twelve years on from the main timeline which would make it a few years from the real-world present at the time it was published.
- 20 Minutes into the Past: Downplayed. Authors have confirmed the fic is set around 2015-2017, which is about when it was first published. More than five years have passed since then though, so it seems to be time passes slower within the story than out of it. This explains why homosexuality is still illegal in India, mentioned in Part 4, and why California schools can still ban natural hair.
- Unholy Matrimony:
- Red and Purple and Mew and Mewtwo's parents are horribly abusive to their charges, but the couples themselves seem quite content.
- Melisha Tweedy and Victor Quartermaine are quite happy together running the Ark, even though he originally tried to kidnap and sell her as merch. She provides advice on how he can kidnap people.
- Judge Hopkins, who runs the abusive God's Will First cult, and his wife seem to love each other well enough; being The Fundamentalist he doesn't really respect her as an equal, but she's just as fundamentalist (and evil) and doesn't mind.
- Ricky and Vicky, both teens who enjoy abusing children (and even teamed up to humiliate Luan), were dating, and Vicky was angry when Ricky was caught.
- Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed, accomplices to a murderer and, in at least Shenzi's case, rapists, were all sleeping together, despite being step-siblings, and really miss each other when imprisoned.
- Downplayed; Bill Cipher cuckolded Ford with Ratigan at least once, mostly to mess with Ford but there does seem to be some attraction and mutual respect between the two villains.
- Unreliable Narrator:
- Mertle lies about not being assaulted and how great staying with her aunt was.
- All of Darla's story is a straight-up lie to make Danny look like a monster.
- Chloe tells what she thinks is the truth and Chili tells most of it, but lies about the circumstances of Zoe's death (namely that he had to choose between saving her or Chloe).
- Amity clearly has regrets about saying Luz assaulted her, but you wouldn't know it from what she says onstage.
- Toffee is telling the truth about having been assaulted and how, but he leaves out details or flat out lies to coverup more questionable actions of his.
- The "Heat of the Heart" collection has unreliable narration as a running theme. Characters will either lie about what happened or be imposters altogether.
- Unreliable Voiceover: A text version, in the Unreliable Narrator sections. What the characters describe doesn't always synch up with what their memory movies are showing.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom:
- Franny is this twice over; her reassurances to Wilbur that she and Cornelius love him just how he is convince the teenager to keep his assault a secret from his parents and when she convinces Cornelius to go to the Palace, he ends up finding out that Wilbur was sexually assaulted when the boy walks in during his story. And before that, she and her husband were jointly this as leaving a grounded Wilbur home alone during a family outing provided the perfect circumstances for his rape.
- Bataar Beifong Junior is also this for his part in calling the police on Huan when he protested his girlfriend's press conference which led to the corrupt police officers raping him. In the latter case, this is also inverted as Huan being attacked is also what leads to the officers being caught.
- Lola Loud indirectly gets Lori Prison Raped by accusing her of molestation, having assumed she'd just be grounded instead of arrested. Luan also brings her blackmailer Ricky into the house, where he's able to harm Lucy as well.
- Mew's psychology thesis involved conducting a study on a large group of gifted children, who she brought into the university. She wasn't aware at the time that Ratigan has a fetish for gifted people and Bill just likes causing suffering and chaos, and they work in nearby departments, which went the predictable route with several of the kids.
- Miss Fresno got the Gravedale class arrested with the intention of suing them. Instead, the crooked cops left all nine students and Mr Schneider in one cell in solitary for months and nearly killed them.
- Villain Episode: There are few chapters that focus on people who are maliciously lying about their stories, such as Darla Dimple or Chip Whistler.
- Villain Has a Point:
- Shere Khan and Toffee are right that something needs to be done about racism, but what they are doing about it is not really solving anything.
- Psycho's doctor was probably right to institutionalise him.
- Jasper is quite right to be angry at her mother for subjecting her and her sisters to unnecessary genital surgery as an infant, especially since Jasper was wrongly assigned male; it's generally advised that intersex children should not be operated on in this way until they're old enough to choose what sex they want to be assigned and understand the risks.
- Villainous Rescue: The Weasels, a gang of criminals, are the ones that rescue Della from Shan Yu, using their house as a hideout and then shooting Shan Yu when he insults Smartass's vocabulary.
- Wanted a Gender-Conforming Child:
- Coach Collins was disappointed in his son Michael for being feminine and for also using "she/her" and "they/them" pronouns. He seems to regret this after finding out that his football team raped them because they caused the team to lose a game.
- Hilda's parents kicked her out when she came out as trans, then guiltily overcompensated with their adopted child when they found out Hilda had been murdered because of it.
- Holly Blue, Jasper's mother, had her intersex children operated on at birth to appear more typically male or female. Jasper got assigned the wrong gender and deeply resents her mother over it.
- Wants a Prize for Basic Decency: Inverted by Bert, he is surprised and concerned when he gets a prize for basic decency. When Mary Poppins starts singing his praises for having the decency to not rape anyone, Bert tells her she needs to take a step back from her social working job before she burns out.
- War Is Hell: Numerous characters died or were assaulted during service, often by their own side.
- Iroh II was captured, tortured, and castrated by the enemy.
- Scorpia was unhurt during her time in military school but became the Secret-Keeper for several squadmates who were, including Kyle, Lonnie, and Rogelio, and eventually quit when she realised nothing would be done and she couldn't take it anymore.
- Archer tried to stop the Commando Elite sexually abusing girls in the town where they were stationed, and they gang-raped and tried to lynch him.
- Oegwipali, Mulsajo, and Mulmangcho were caught near the DMZ and tortured in North Korea during their military service.
- Elder Kettle mentions that his son died in service and he himself had a tough time in the Korean War.
- Heavy implies bad things happened to himself and at least some of his teammates in the military.
- The Wizard family were civilians, but were still victimised by soldiers and infected with disease during the Nepalese Civil War.
- Waxing Lyrical: In each chapter of Blood of the Covenant, the story incorporates lyrics from a particular song into the text, though it's often subtle or slightly tweaked.
- Weight Woe:
- Django is pleased Remy's putting on weight because he thinks now Remy's found food he can eat without setting off his synaesthesia and he's going to get big and strong like Django always hoped he would. In actuality, Remy's started overeating to drown out the taste and synaesthetic sound of his oral rape.
- Nancy Chan cites being fatter than her brothers and sisters as damaging her self-esteem.
- Bidoof's mother and siblings picked on her for being fat.
- Princess Boo Boo is implied to have got involved in cyberbullying partly because in her real-life school she's looked down on for her weight, while online she has power and no one knows what she looks like.
- The sheriff said in front of Cleofatra that he didn't want to assault her because of her weight, making her feel like no one would ever want her consensually either.
- Wham Episode: The last chapter of every part is designed to be this. In part one Della's sets up the idea of taking down the Ark and in part two Huan's reveals the city's massive amount of police corruption. In part three, it's indicated that something big happened involving the remnants of God's Will First, but the narrative left it on a cliffhanger, revealed in part four to have been the last stand of the remnants of the cult which resulted in multiple injuries and at least one death.
- Wham Line: Jasper, Peridot and Lapis' chapter has three.
"Paulette and Percy were never going to work out anyway. Nobody liked that ship."
- The first comes at the end of Peridot's tirade about mutual abuse where we've been led to believe she's discussing Jasper and Lapis... at least until the final line where she reveals she's been discussing Camp Pining Hearts the whole time.
"She was my parole officer."
- The second Wham Line comes from Lapis at the beginning of her chapter. Before this it seems like she and Jasper have had an abusive (on Lapis' side) or mutually toxic romantic relationship.
"And you're… how old again?""Seventeen… in September."
- Third Wham Line happens within a fragment itself, near the end of Lapis' story. Up until this point it seems like Lapis is at least a young adult. Her conversation with Bismuth reveals she's been sixteen the entire time.
- Wham Shot: Cornelius' chapter ends with Wilbur entering the room as Cornelius reaches the part of his story where Wilbur interrupted Ratigan's assault on his father, totally changing the direction of their story.
- When It All Began: "A Story About The Pearl Among Rubies" shows the chain of events, starting with Betty Boop's death, that lead to the closure of the Palace as a theater, leading to the beginning of the support group.
- Where the Hell Is Springfield?: Calisota City is in California, but whether it fits anywhere in actual California geography is another matter, the local area is a mishmash bordering on Separate Simpsons Geography Thing, and people from all over the world seemingly-coincidentally end up there. Maybe justified as it's stated to be a very large city which would naturally attract newcomers and many characters are from the area around it. Whoville and Springfield are shown to be different nearby towns.
- Why Couldn't You Be Different?:
- Hiccup's and Chicken Little's fathers both wish their sons were manlier and better at sports, Misty's mother wants her to be a dress-up doll proxy for her own vanity and Elinor wants Merida to be more lady-like. Following their children's assaults, Stoick and Elinor both are shown to regret their behavior, while Buck remains ambiguous.
- Misty's sisters also show shades of wanting Misty to be more feminine, probably as a result of their mother's influence. That said, they do love her. Violet in particular is shown to be horrified to discover her little sister was molested in "Cat out of the Bag".
- Although Cornelius genuinely loved Wilbur, he was displeased that he wasn't gifted and had poor grades. He regrets this after finding out Wilbur got raped and didn't tell him because he thought everyone would be disappointed in him.
- Wretched Hive: Calisota City is economically fine but has a lot of sex crime going on, and just crime in general. Later chapters show that the city is heavily controlled by the mob and several of the protagonists are criminals themselves.
- Yandere: This story being what it is was bound to have a few examples:
- Ratigan is this to Basil, being fixated on him specifically and having spent a lot longer stalking him than he has with his other victims.
- Demencia is obsessed with Black Hat, willing to kill for him. Unusually she's indisputably the victim in this situation, being a seriously unstable teenager when they met and having been severely abused by him on many occasions.
- Madame X kidnapped Billy Joe Cobra here, as an analogue to trying to trap him in a jar, and proceeded to drug him and then break his legs when those wore off. She also lived in a house filled with his memorabilia. Bobby also appears to be this, making their mutual attraction to Billy a Psychotic Love Triangle.
- Spinel is a platonic variant towards Rose, being overly obsessive to the point of stalking her family with plans to do something years after her friend's death.
- Callisto kidnapped Warren and assaulted him, her mental illness and abuse in her own past making her think that was how to express love, complicated by the fact that her delusions made her perceive him as an actual angel.
- Fidget is triggered to beat Sherlock into unconsciousness and brain damage when Sherlock tells him Ratigan doesn't love him.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Pepe reassures Myrtle that, even if she hurt Lilo badly, a bad decision when she's six doesn't make her a monster forever. Rey does the same for Lola regarding what she did to Lori.
- You Are Not Alone: The purpose of having the support group in the first place is to show other sexual abuse survivors that they are not alone, and invoked in dialogue a few times.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Lampwick gets too old for Pleasure Island, and all they find of him is his hat. Mermando nearly suffered the same fate but the police arrived Just in Time, and Huckleberry managed to hide any signs he was going through puberty to avoid the same end. Marzel almost was drowned similarly, but managed to free himself and swim away.
- You Know What You Did: Cornelius is mad at Wallace because he thinks that he knew about Wilbur's assault, but he refuses to explain this when Wallace asks him why he's angry. Wilhelmina has to tell him about it and tries to convince Cornelius that he really didn't know, but he doesn't believe her either.
- Your Mom:
- Mr Yut's angry rant to Milo and Oscar's principal and security officer involves him telling them "If your mothers aren't dead I'll kill them so I can fuck your wives on their graves!"
- When Alfred Jones points out that it's creepy to talk about other people's sexual medical conditions behind their backs, Steele offers to tell him about "what I caught from your mom".
- Your Tomcat Is Pregnant: Happens twice in the Vet Visits sidestory, with Pabu (a ferret) and Pikachu (a chinchilla) being presumed male but ending up pregnant. Bolin is happy with this. According to Gary, Ash is not. Also inverted with Luna and Artemis; Serena and Mina knew Luna was female, but assumed Artemis was too, and turned out to be wrong when Luna got pregnant.