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A story about a knight, a damsel, and a monster that are nothing like the usual knight, damsel, and monster you're probably used to.
—Description on Great Pikmin Fan's Fictionpress profile.

Ordinarily Unitednote  is a rather surreal "erotic" romantic comedy action adventure Fictionpress Web Serial Novel by Great Pikmin Fan, the author of The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage and run:gifocalypse. This is intended to be an original story, non-Stylistic Suck successor to Journals, in multiple ways, namely by being an original fiction counterpart to how .GIFfany's role in Journals, Gifocalypse, and Escape From Fanservice Island (another work by Great Pikmin Fan) ended up playing out.

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The year is 2059. Emilleabora Carlson (he goes by his last name; it's not clear what's up with his first name) is talented at almost everything. Incredibly talented. He can swim up waterfalls, beat someone in a Chess match blindfolded and only going by the sound the pieces make upon landing, and he's lucky enough to be dragged on a number of adventures where he's the "first human" to discover all kinds of mutants and monsters. And he's a bit bored with it. Until he ends up getting roped in to a mission where he has to save humanity from ninety-nine "soul beings" — amortal spirits from an afterlife-like dimension that were crowded in their own home — called the Hundred Demons from wiping out the human race. What makes this mission "special" is that he's told that the leader of the Hundred Demons is strong enough to potentially be his first Worthy Opponent. He learns of this from Unitia Origin (AKA Unitia One, her "technical name"), a soul being with the appearance of a tall humanoid with an exaggerated bust and butt that always (always) goes around completely naked, during a year-long period of time where the soul beings have to wait in magic buildings called "Tombs" for them to be physical. During the year, originally intended for Unitia Origin to just tell Carlson about the Demons, they end up falling in love. Complicating matters a little is that Unitia Origin kept a surprise the fact that, once she becomes fully physical, her strange stone-like slab she's connected to called the "Generator" starts making a growing number of Unitias. Going on a numbering system from Unitia Two onward (Unitia Origin being the "Unitia One"), they double every day and become something of an unusual take on an Unwanted Harem. Which is a minor obstacle since Carlson considers his love to only be for Unitia Origin. In the "present," in 2060, Carlson and Unitia Origin try to push past the duplication issue and other possible relationship obstacles as they try to take down the Hundred Demons and save humanity, a mission that is completely unlike any that either of the two have ever been on. They end up getting... "help" (an intentionally underwhelming gang of oddballs making fun of the Overshadowed by Awesome trope) in the form of a group eventually called the Stellar Silver Knights.

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Also, Stella. She's someone that likes sex. She was actually Carlson and the Unitias' first ally, and the one who came up with the name "Stellar Silver Knights."

It can be read here. Incredibly NSFWnote , as the story loves to go over the protagonists' antics in the bedroom, although it's far more plot than it is sex. Word of God even describes it as not a story about sex, but instead one about people... who just happen to have a lot of sex.

A spinoff called Extraordinarily United, consisting of a number of side-stories involving the cast, is planned and in-progress.

Ordinarily United is heavily inspired by Gravity Falls, Scott Pilgrim, One-Punch Man, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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Spoiler warning: Despite being a relatively light story with a comedic tone and a heavy focus on sex, it's also highly serial and never really stays in one status quo. The trope list will have unmarked spoilers for some of the earlier chapters. It is recommended to at least make it up to Chapter 3 before reading further.

DEMON #101: TROPE LIST

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    Tropes in Ordinarily United proper 

  • 10-Minute Retirement: Unitia One leaving Earth at the end of Chapter 9. She doesn't technically quit the team, but she believes of herself as too dangerous and undeserving to be with Carlson or around Earth, so she exiles herself. She returns two days later in Chapter 10, having not completely "changed" from Unitia Origin to Unitia One until after going inside Carlson's Lotus-Eater Machine and conquering her past self.
  • Action Girl: It's easier to list the heroic women that aren't. Mayor Tchup. That's pretty much it.
    • Each Unitia is capable of taking on gigantic monsters without even breaking a sweat, can make massive fireballs, and toy around with stars. And speaking of stars, Great Pikmin Fan confirmed that it's easier to steal a star from the sky than it is to kidnap a Unitia, so Damsel in Distress they ain't. Because of all of this, the other characters on this list are doomed to be Overshadowed by Awesome.
    • Stella trains up to fight against monsters who are trying to wipe out all human life, and does wonders against a good number of them.
    • Ruby, a telepath with a staff that can blow up even some of the more defensive Demons.
    • Her Bone takes Kimmimaro's bone powers and manages to duel on-equal with a rotting tooth-based Demon that's more-or-less her evil equal in battle. Their fight ends up ripping a dentist's building straight out from the ground.
    • Hex has a strange mass that she can reshape in to any weapon she wishes so long as it's the same mass. Such as a chainsaw.
    • Transparaghost can make herself intangible, and uses this in combat to take on a slightly evasive role.
    • Kameel Kick, as the "Kick" nickname she gave herself indicates, can kick hard. And she can make short-ranged portals. Also, she has wind/"sky" powers due to being a Sky Guardian, but she prefers kicking and portal-ing.
  • Aerith and Bob: As the basic plot is about a cross between Earth and a bizarre world in the afterlife, this is a given. The main three characters are named Carlson, Stella, and Unitia Origin. And even then, Carlson's first name is the fictional "Emilleabora" and Stella's last name is "Fortyyismah."
  • Affably Evil: The Eighth Circle. He may have an army of ninety-eight hammy, bloodthirsty warriors from not-hell who want to comit genocide on humanity, and he is on the path to completely wipe out humanity himself. Except he's a genuinely nice pushover. He tries to make Carlson comfortable with his plan to wipe out humanity by promising it to be quick, painless, and send them to "a better place;" he's deliberately putting off actually fighting them both out of laziness (Unitia Origin's given reason) but also because he's hesitant to really go through with the plan; he has a friendly conversation with Carlson and outright refuses to kill him even after he admits that he's fucking the Eighth Circle's ex and they're both trying to kill him; and he even goes as far as letting a mosquito suck his blood because he felt sorry for it. Despite this, his own minions think little of him. Establishing this is that right after he declares that he does not want to kill Carlson, Ninjssassin comes rushing in trying to kill him. The Eighth Circle, not really wanting to get himself involved or being forced to take a side, leaves before Ninjssassin could get close to Carlson.
  • Alien Blood: Soul beings are not really consistent in any aspect, and that includes blood color. The Unitias in particular have random blood colors, with the "main sixteen's" blood being the same general hue as their hair/eyes/default-magic in general. This means that Unitia One has sea green blood, Unitia Two has pink blood, etc.
  • Aliens Speaking English:
    • Hand-waved in that the Eighth Circle and Unitia Origin are both huge geeks about Earth and its culture, so the former set up a lesson on how to speak English while the latter ate it up completely. As for the other Demons, while they want to wipe out humanity they do want to at least enjoy the works left behind.
    • Averted with the Parallel and alien societies, which have their own languages that are simply translated in to English.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Chapter 6 raises the possibility that Carlson, the Unitias, and the Eighth Circle's sheer power and talents were given to them because God said so. The ambiguity is that this is mostly based on Blazing Fast's word; the arc immediately after does not go in to that much detail of Greatism, and there's no clear definitive signs as to whether or not the Great One and/or the Less Ones exist. Notably, this issue is one of the few things Carlson and Unitia Origin agree to disagree on, with him thinking about taking it as his actual religion, while Unitia Origin is just about as atheist as a ghost from not-hell can "reasonably" be. (She of course believes in an afterlife, just not a single overarching deity, or at the very least thinks that said deity won't be someone like the Great One.)
  • Ambiguously Brown: The two main human heroes.
    • Carlson's skin is described as being tan, but that's about the only clue the reader gets for the whole first two arcs. Confusing things further, his hair is completely gray/silver (at the age of 22, 21 since he's been that way at the start of Hibernation which was a year prior) and his eyes are an odd pale blue. Lampshaded in Chapter 6, when Stella sees both him and Her Bone raising their hands and remarks that it's like there's a mirror of them. Stella identifies Her Bone as being half-black and half-white (literally, her skin is split down the middle between two tones) and for Carlson she guesses Hispanic (in reference to one of his many inspiration characters, Soos, who is half-Hispanic according to Alex Hirsch). Great Pikmin Fan confirms that he's one-fourth Hispanic, but that's it.
    • Stella herself is some sort of brown and she's an expy of a likewise Ambiguously Brown character. Not helping matters is that her last name, Fortyyismah, is completely fictional and is more of a music reference than it is an indicator of her family tree. Unlike Carlson, who practically has an animesque design of bright silver hair and shining blue eyes (which could technically be plausable but are unlikely), Stella just has normal brown hair and eyes. Unlike Carlson, GPF himself is unsure on the matter.
    • Avered with the Unitias, despite not being human. They're inspired by a computer program character, but one made in Japan, but with a twist of a Western name (which GPF's Journals mentions in Chapter 4 when Professor Sandy asks if "Lawyerese" could be seen as something offensive); Unitia Origin herself has the lightest skin-tone of the main trio (herself, Carlson, and Stella) yet the other Unitias are all palette swaps of one-another that come in various skin tones; and all of the first sixteen Unitias have human tones, which can range anywhere from "albino" to "really dark-skinned," yet again, their facial features are identical. The aversion came when Fan basically said they were East Asian/Japanese-"coded."
  • Ambiguously Gay: While the story otherwise has a great deal of Everyone Is Bi, Hoodieath may or may not exclusively be in to women, given how her anti-censorship crusade seems to focus almost soley on female censorship and how pointing out male nudity will actually piss her off rather than calm her down/at least change her issue to Double Standards. It's all a matter of how much Hoodieath is genuinely trying to fight censorship in the name of equality (but doing an overly-aggressive job at it) and how much she wants to see breasts.
  • Anachronic Order: Chapter 1 starts out bouncing back and forth between Carlson and Origin's first meeting roughly a year ago, and the "present" where Carlson fights Dagger. After beating Dagger, the chapter goes back in to Carlson's life and Origin's life, and then it quickly goes over the Hibernation Year as Carlson and Origin fall for one-another. It's not until the very end of the chapter that we get back to Dagger, chronologically the "latest" event. After that, the story goes chronologically from there, but there was the occasional flashback that covers Demons taken down before Dagger. Until Chapter 6 had the last and longest flashback to the early Demons.
  • Arc Number: Nine and eight. The Big Bad is a Big Red Devil-looking figure that calls himself the "Eighth Circle," an obvious reference to the "nine circles of Hell." He's only the eighth because to him "The Xth Circle" are names of Power Levels that he's trying to ascend, and Unitia Origin implies in Chapter 3 that becoming the Ninth Circle is the final step he has to getting total omnipotence. Unitia Origin, one of the main characters, is listed under Demon Number Nine. When Origin is first introduced, she quickly puts on a Voice of the Legion, which is explicitely described as being her normal voice with eight more layered on top of it (so, nine). Unitia Nine is not super-important and Unitia Two outranks of her in terms of spotlight, but she still gets a good bit of screentime compared to the rest of the gang. (Although helping is that she's an expy of Professor Dove, who became a spotlight hog on her own shortly after she finally appears in-person in run:gifocalypse.) Excluding the Unitias, there are nine Stellar Silver Knights as of the end of the second arc — Carlson, and not counting him as he's more grouped with the Unitias, that just leaves Stella, Ruby, Her Bone, Leon, Hex, Transparaghost, Eldbrash, and Kameel Kick. The first Demon shown being fought and killed, Dagger, is actually the ninth Demon overall that Carlson and the Unitias took down (the other eightnote  were covered in flashbacks later). There are also eight Shiny Rocks, although Swinging Blade says that they might have each been made each time the Eighth Circle ascends a "level." From Swinging Blade's new sword out of his Rock being explicitely compared to Carlson's boomerang, it's suggested that the Grayscale is "similar" to the Shiny Rocks, placing the number at nine. Even small details make use of these numbers: at the end of Chapter 6, Unitia Origin effectively punches a hole in a star trying to kill the Eighth Circle. Said star is revealed in the next chapter to be Lalande 21185, the ninth-closest star to the sun counting brown dwarves.
  • Arc Villain: The "Shiny Rock Holders," named so because they weild mysterious gemstones that make them powerful. Carlson-tier powerful. Great Pikmin Fan confirmed that most of the arcs will have one central Holder as the antagonist.
    • Swinging Blade is technically the main Rock Holder of the Trio Introduction Arc, but he's far from being involved with the story itself. He's just name-dropped a few times and even seems like just another random Demon that, unlike most of the others was foreshadowed a bit and contributed to burning Stella's house, until he whips out the first Shiny Rock and turns the story on its head. In hindsight, as the arc is mainly about Carlson, the Unitias, and Stella meeting, he does play a key role in that he effectively gives Stella an excuse to hang out with the harem a bit more, but that's about it.
    • Blazing Fast is the main Holder of the Building the Knights Arc. While the A-plot is Carlson and company happening to run in to more and more superpowered people joining their group and turning out to be relatively weak, on the heels of the first Holder's death Blazing Fast tries to build a gang along the likes of legendary Demon gang-lord Flower's Chest. Ultimately failing, he tries to emotionally manipulate Carlson in to fighting him one-on-one, and their battle is the climax of the arc. While he has little to do with the growth of the Stellar Silver Knights (which is what the arc is named after), his debut is near the beginning and his death is near the end.
    • Assily Blast is the third arc's villain. He's the Rock Holder there and he's the first baddie Carlson can't simply beat just by rushing in to him. The majority of the Blast and the Past Arc is centered on Carlson and the Unitias having to get past his mind games, and avoid being hit with guilt and accusations from the mind games he plays on other people.
  • Armor Is Useless: Parodied and justified. One of the first things that happens in the story is that Carlson, clad in a full suit of knight armor, has everything but his swim trunks destroyed by a few slices from Dagger. His own body is completely unharmed. The justification comes in from how he has the powers of the Unitias, which includes being able to "fortify" his own skin with "defense magic," effectively making armor redundant. Especially when the Dagger fight highly implies that defense magic is far more effective than what any realistic armor could achieve.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: In Chapter 6, Blazing Fast asks the first question any of the Hundred Demons do that actually gets Carlson to rethink himself.
    Blazing Fast: And you do know that I was trying to kill you. What... why do you see fun in that, anyway?
  • Author Appeal: It's possible to figure out a lot about the author just from reading the story, knowing nothing else and even skipping the opening and closing notes. He calls this "fetishes I like vs fetishes that aren't my sort of thing," and it quickly becomes apparent that the former are the main characters.
    • Great Pikmin Fan is a bit of a math nerd, so of course the way the Unitias "work" is expressed by a math formula: 2x, with "x" being the number of days, and the final number being the number of Unitias. The story is also fond of number motifs and color symbolism in general.
    • He doesn't judge but he's not part of the Furry Fandom. Every "anthro" character seen in the story is a villain. Swinging Blade (who resembles a "typical" anthro character), Tony the Bear (although he's less "furry" in the traditional sense and more like a walking teddy bear with a buff form) and Cryipasto (who looks more like a stylized Sonic character, as he's a parody of Sonic.exe) are outright Butt-Monkeys, but other "border" examples like Large Avian and Empty Fin are treated with slightly more respect. Yet they're still both ultimately just boomerang fodder. Swinging Blade is also the only "furry" Demon who has appeared in more than one chapter. This even reaches the extent where Carlson does not find them attractive on a subconcious level, as his Erotic Dreams only involve Demons who are very humanoid and not anthro, once the Demons show up in his dreams.
    • The Unitias are effectively designed as the sum of the author's fetishes. Come in a variety of colors, many of which are unusual skin tones? Check, although all of the "main sixteen" have human-like skin colors. Constantly and shamelessly naked? It reaches the point where the story explicitely tells the readers that they never put on a scrap of clothes for the whole story, right on the first chapter. Tall, busty, and with large asses? They have exaggerations of all three, but yes. Ditch "cute" in favor for "creepy?" There's a little of that too. Not completely all-there? It's implied, and confirmed in Chapter 9, that Unitia Origin was a stalker in the past. Polygamous element? The Unitias are somehow both a harem yet could almost be considered "one character." Fan's profile said that he's the author for you if you like large numbers, an array of colors, and casual nudity, and the Unitias check off all three.
    • Public nudity is not only legal but implied to be normal from this trope. Many of the major characters even walk around in revealing outfits or outfits that can easily expose everything to support this point — again, especially the Unitias, who go around wearing nothing.
    • Fan seems to have a soft spot for Tetris. It's mentioned a bit in the early chapters, and seems to be one of the favorite video games of the Unitias.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: To highlight the relative uselessness of the side-Knights:
    • Ruby has a "Psy-staff" capable of unleashing great energy, but by the point of her introduction it takes a whopping 72 hours to recharge. Although the Unitias work on speeding up the process.
    • Leon can transform in to a gigantic wolf-like creature, but only in direct high-noon sun light, only for a brief amount of time, and while trivial in this world he still does lose his clothes afterwards.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: Quite a number, ranging from Eldbrash ("Eldbrash: Chilled Water Guardian of the Hill Town Lake" also has a nice ring to it) to Unitia Origin. Subverted with the Eighth Circle; he gave himself that name to reflect his "power scaling." He's original name is Fred.
  • Badass Normal: Stella has no powers at all yet she's able to fight against a number of magical warriors from the afterlife dimension. Yet she's still Overshadowed by Awesome, and the Unitias all-but explicitely forbid her (and everyone who isn't them or Carlson, and even Carlson's iffy) from taking on the Shiny Rock Holders once they get a grasp on how powerful the Rocks really are.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Ordinarily United does this quite a bit, to go with its themes of pushing comfort zones and trying to make something unique.
    • When the story shows nudity for the first time, it's Unitia Origin — her ass is shown, okay, that's a bit "daring" enough, but nothing unusual by the standards of something rated M as this. Okay, her breasts are obscured by her hair — no they're not. She purposefully moves the hair out of the way.
    • A newly-introduced couple are suddenly attacked by three burly, tough, shady-looking men. The man of the date thinks to himself that he needs to prove his worth as the woman appears to be under attack. Summing up the courage and finally stepping out of his older, "more cowardly" life, he punches the leading man in the back... and his punch does jack shit. Meanwhile, his date whips out a pair of batons and completely kicks all three of their asses, getting a sum total of one punch in return while she badly beats the men and knocks them out. Say hello to Stella Fortyyismah, motherfuckers.
    • Swinging Blade initially seems like another joke before he pulls out the Purple Shiny Rock and introduces the concept of the Rocks as a whole. Engulfing the entire city with energy, he undergoes a transformation, regenerates the tooth that he just said he could not regenerate on his own, and turns the Rock in to a giant sword that resembles the Grayscale Boomerang. No, wait, he is a big goof after all. He trips, falls on his own weapon, and dies. Carlson is left speechless in how disappointed he is.
    • A minor joke in Chapter 4 is that Blazing Fast was watching Stella and Eldbrash as they hang up posters trying to get people to enlist in the Stellar Silver Knights as backup. He teleports away in a bright blue flash. Immediately after, Stella says she noticed something. Turns out the "something" was that it just occurred to her that she has no idea how Eldbrash understands English despite being a fish out of (chilled) water otherwise. Neither of them ever noticed the Demon man that was in the tree tops.
    • Carlson and Blazing Fast's fight is interrupted by someone! Tall... slim... with sharp claws and teeth... pale skin... sea green hair... but this is a man! So, is one of the Demons a Spear Counterpart to at least Unitia Origin? Does he have his own army of Unitias? Are they just as powerful as the main Unitias? Or is this not a Demon, and something else— nope it's literally Unitia Origin. She just shifted to her "male" form, and this is just the first time the story shows what that actually looks like.
  • Bathos: As part of the story's attempt to be light and not undergo a full Cerebus Syndrome, even moments that would otherwise be dark and serious have a number of comical elements to jarringly contrast with them.
    • Taking note is Chapter 7, where Unitia Origin and Carlson get in to a fight over whether or not the latter should throw himself at legitimately dangerous (to him) enemies. The thing is, they're also fighting against a soul being that has the appearance of an obese, naked man who not only looks to be on a toilet but the toilet is a part of his body, and he attacks using farts.
    • Chapter 9 ends on finally showing Unitia Origin's spawning in to existence for the first time. After she appears, she brags about wanting to become physical so as to activate her indefinite doubling. She proclaims that she wants to become... the "Woman of Infinite Sex." Does that sound like something out of a cheesy sex-fic that Ordinarily United avoids at least playing completely straight? Well, even Great Pikmin Fan thinks so, evident by the police officer's completely careless reply and just asking Origin if she wants an orientation.
  • Baseball Episode: Subverted in Chapter 2, where a flashback shows that the Demon Home-Run tried to force Carlson in to a large baseball match. Carlson just insta-kills him, and he's chronologically the first Demon to die.
  • Battle Harem: A case where the harem is an actual harem that openly has sex with the "middle" of it (and each-other) and not just various love interests ship-teased with the lead. The Unitias are a harem that doubles every day, every last one of them is comitted to Carlson, and they all kick ass together... on paper. In practice, only one or two at the most of the Unitias is/are powerful enough to breeze through most of their threats. They do not actually fight as a whole harem until Chapter 10, although Carlson and Unitia One do often work as a couple in some cases.
  • Berserk Button:
    • The Unitias have a few:
      • They hate being told to put clothes on. Once is fine. But asking one of them twice in a row is grounds to be outright yelled at. Trying to force clothes on them is not only suicide, but specifically suicide in a very painful manner. Ask Pantalite, who especially pisses off the Unitias compared to the other Demons for trying to put panties on Origin pre-Hibernation, who ends up getting a very long, drawn-out (although "offscreen" and not described in detail) death.
      • While they are obsessed with sex and even see sex-based fluids as a form of dessert, talking about anything toilet-related around them is a very bad idea. They near-universally, or at least Origin, get very irritable when one so much as mentions farting, pissing, or shitting around them. Swinging Blade calls their moves fire farts and Origin flat-out threatens to kill him on the spot instead of keeping him alive for information on the "strange signals" (the Purple Shiny Rock), so he quickly retracts that and says something different. Swinging Blade otherwise never corrects himself. Naturally, one of the Demons by the title of Assily Blast embodies this, although Unitia Origin has a good number of reasons to actually hate him on top of his theme being something that personally grosses her out.
      • Unitia Two really hates it when people lump up the Unitias as all being one person, or only count Origin/One in "group listings." She abruptly hangs up with Stella in Chapter 3 for not taking in to account the sixteen (at the time) Unitias, and drops her otherwise highly playful personality.
      • Do not accuse Unitia Origin of doing any wrong around Unitia Two.
    • Carlson is normally very difficult to anger, but if there's two things that can piss him off (excluding the standard harming-loved-ones, although that has yet to really happen unless Stella criticizing Unitia Origin counts) it's interrupting his viewing of Wavette and actively trying to keep him out of a potentially decent challenge he's been looking for.
    • Don't harm Stella's Porn Stash. In Chapter 2, when Swinging Blade sets her house on fire, she's more concerned about her X-rated material than she is about the house itself, and is relieved to find that the former was unharmed in the fire.
    • Ninjssassin despises comments about her weight. One too many remarks from Tony the Bear results in her firing him.
    • Blazing Fast is mostly a stoic downer. Then he gets a bit cocky when he realizes that he can emotionally weaken the Unitias by killing Carlson when they're not around. Then Carlson presses his berserk button: implying Ninjssassin is better than him at some way. That gets Blazing Fast to 180 again and become really sour.
  • Beware the Silly Ones:
    • Stella is a slightly-childish, slightly-overweight, slight-complainer that wants to be a hero despite not having any superpowers. She's also pretty damn tough — her Establishing Character Moment is her beating the shit out of three thugs and it takes until her opponent is literally half-motorcycle before actually losing a fight. And even then, Unitia Origin anti-climactically bails her and company out.
    • Mleltersighcko might have a weird design — being half-motorcycle and everything — and has two frankly pathetic Demons at her side, but she is the first villain who unambiguously curb-stomps Stella. And not just Stella: Stella with the assistance of Eldbrash, Kameel Kick, Ruby, and Leon.
  • Bi the Way: Great Pikmin Fan confirmed that Carlson, Stella, and all of the Unitias are all bi, although the former two have a preference for women. Stella is first seen trying to win over a man (Ritch) in a single date, but after that she implies that the majority of her previous one night-stands were female and is blatantly attracted to the Unitias (something she makes blatant at the end of Chapter 2 when she talks about switching places with Carlson). Stella is mainly seen trying to woo women after Ritch.
  • Big Bad: The Eighth Circle. The leader of the Hundred Demons and the biggest (well, most of the time) and most powerful of them all. It's quite telling that even Unitia Origin is afraid of him and thinks he's impossible to beat. This is the same woman who can kill a large tank-monster by just flicking a finger.
  • Big Beautiful Woman:
    • Stella is slightly heavy-set, much as the character she's something of an expy of (Melody), but she still participates in fanservice and is even seen as one of the most "normal" characters in the entire story.
    • Ninjssassin is a villainous example. Also having the same general body type as her inspiration, she doubles as being one of the most humanoid of the Hundred Demons, although she is not played for fanservice as often. Most of that is because she's trying to kill Carlson, and aside from joke-Clothing Damage at the beginning, fight sequences are almost never sexualized in this web novel.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Many of the soul beings are outright weird. The Unitias are implied to be computer program-like, Ninjssassin's "scarf" is revealed to be another limb in Chapter 9, and Assily Blast appears to be half-human half-toilet and has a mouth on his chest.
  • Bloodless Carnage: None of the Hundred Demons bleed or give off any gore when killed. Instead, they just completely turn in to black smoke; depending on how little magic they pumped in to creating something, anything they make might disappear too. According to Great Pikmin Fan's profile, the lack of any violent deaths even of the nonhumanoid Eldritch Abominations was done to mock the double standard of violence versus sexual content: Ordinarily United has a lot of sexual content, but going purely by violence it's a T-rating at most. Apart from one "suggestive" moment where Stella bashes Tony the Bear's head and a lot of stuffing comes out, which the story lampshades would look a bit graphic from the standpoint of a stuffed toy. The most blood in the story is Cryipasto's "creepy illusion" version of the Wavette marathon, and that was really more to mock Cliché Storm horror stories than it was to shock the audience.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: A minor topic this story brings up is "how much less of an impact does death/killing have if everyone knew for certain that there is an afterlife, and in fact most of these 'killers' in the story are entities who came from the afterlife, initially being souls right up until they made permanent physical forms for themselves a year ago?" As of the second arc, the Eighth Circle is the only Demon who definitely thinks Death Is Cheap in-universe. The heroes still devote themselves to saving human life, and many of the other Demons are hammy Blood Knights who don't care about Eighth Circle's moral guidelines and just love to get their violence on. Or care more about getting revenge on Unitia Origin for being a "traitor."
  • Body Horror:
    • An example that's mostly played for laughs (or "creepy humor"), the Unitias have complete control over shape-shifting as one of their many powers, and they use it to freak out people they don't like. Or to tease with each-other/Carlson, more rarely.
    • A lot of the Demons have goofy designs, but some of them toe in to this. Assily Blast is both. At first, he looks like an obese man made of metal that's merged with a toilet. Then it turns out that his stomach doubles as a second, gigantic, vertical mouth. He keeps his Shiny Rock in it.
    • Carlson's nightmares of Yuullieke feature her morphed in to a spider-like being. As in, her face still has human parts (except for the mouth) but aranged like a spider's face, and she has six additional legs sticking from her head. Carlson sees her in that specific image so often that when he simply feels a spider on him in his dreamscape, he immediately worries that if he looks at it it will have Yuullieke's facial features.
  • Boring, but Practical:
    • Carlson's most effective method of taking care of foes is by throwing his Grayscale Boomerang at them, after which it automatically homes in on the enemy and usually cuts them in half. A bit boring? After the first few times, yeah. Repetitive? It gets that quickly. Does it work? Yes, aside from the Eighth Circle and Assily Blast.
    • The Unitias are shape-shifters with potential eldritch forms who can make matter and energy out of absolutely nothing, can move at lightyears-per-second speeds, are strong enough to toy around with stars (at the very least, dwarf stars), and quickly become a gigantic army. Their favorite way of killing enemies? By flicking a single finger at them with just the right amount of energy to make them burst.
  • Boss Subtitles: Each and every one of the Hundred Demons, including Unitia Origin (who was the first of them to get them), has this style of introduction whenever they are first seen encountering a main character, outside of pre-Hibernation flashbacks (and the cutoff point being Hibernation is because Unitia Origin was also the only one who had the subtitles during Hibernation). Great Pikmin Fan specifies that scenes that are mainly the Demons by themselves do not count, which is why Ninjssassin and the other Single Digits did not get any in Chapter 3. Ninjssassin does get a proper Boss Subtitle introduction in Chapter 6, when she takes on Carlson.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: In Chapter 7, Carlson and Unitia Origin get in to a fight over whether or not Carlson should even try to fight Assily Blast. Unitia Origin claims that she can handle Assily Blast on her own, or at least with the backup of other Unitias — the fact that she was able to scratch and harm him as the fight wore on with just one of her and there were literally hundreds of Unitias by that point of the story supported that. She also wants Carlson to be safe from any actual danger to him. Carlson objects on the grounds that it's partly his job to be a hero ever since the Stellar Silver Knights went official, it would not mean as much to the system if he was being payed yet kept out of harm as he's supposed to be one of the people to solve it. He also wants the thrill of a real challenge, and feels that Unitia Origin is outright trying to control him. The biggest issue with the fight lies not in what they were trying to do but the implied reason for it: That Carlson just wants something hard on himself out of self-destruction, and Unitia Origin simply sees him as a trophy husband to possess and keep.
  • Boy Meets Ghoul: Carlson and Unitia Origin's relationship plays with this. Unitia Origin technically started her existence as a ghost, although after Hibernation she and the other members of the Hundred Demons have full bodies. She's still for all intents and purposes a creature from the afterlife, though.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer:
    • It's implied that nobody except people with similar extreme anti-censorship views would give a rat's ass about Hoodieath if not for the fact that she has one of the most broken powers in the story, being able to exponentially increase her damage output on a single target on top of her already "base" Super Strength.
    • The Unitias are generally rather uncooperative and they, at least Two in general and One in an angsty mood, can be really asshole-ish. But they're so absurdly powerful that just about everybody seeks their help anyway.
  • Cassandra Truth: Mleltersighcko captures Stella and company in Chapter 5 wanting to get information from them about the weakness of the Unitias. Stella tells her outright that she does not know their weaknesses, which makes a lot of sense: the Unitias are comically overpowered, and even if they did have a weakness, it's unlikely that they would casually give it away. Let alone to Stella, as it's implied Unitia Origin does not really like her that much. Mleltersighcko replies by saying that, no, Stella should know, because she thinks people are supposed to tell their weaknesses all the time. And she apparently did just that to all of her dates.
  • Catchphrase: The Unitias love introducing themselves with "Oh, hi there!" or saying it in a playful context. This is a Shout-Out to Gravity Falls: That was .GIFfany's first line in her episode, and the Unitias are admitted to be based on .GIFfany... sort of. When the Eighth Circle meets Carlson in his human-size, he too opens up with that, indicating that Unitia Origin rubbed off on him and he still says it from his difficulty to move on. The ending of Chapter 9 also reveals that these words were, in fact, Unitia Origin's first-ever spoken words.
  • Central Theme: Romantic love isn't a glorified trophy for punching out a bad guy, it's not something decided by fate, and it's not something that can just easily bloom and be perfect right after meeting someone. Rather, it's a complicated, long process that takes time, growth, and energy from both (or more) participants, and the right relationship is one all participants can enjoy and become better people from. Most of the major villains represent some kind of twisted love/obsession or are in some way tied to relationshipsnote , and the entire segment with the Mystery Casino Woman and Stella's mild freakout over the Unitias teleporting the two of them away before Stella could find out the former's name can be seen as a criticism of/comment on/deconstruction of "perfect lover" Satellite Love Interests.
  • Characterization Marches On:
    • Unitita Two pulls a 180 at some point in the second arc, turning from a trollish character that likes messing with people in to The Heart of the group, with all signs pointing that her old personality would be given to Unitia Seven instead. (As she's the Professor Bubbles expy.) The story at least tries to suggest that this is just natural development for her that happened quick and offscreen, as a flashback in Chapter 6 (which takes place before the main events of Chapter 2) has her acting closer to how she did in Chapter 3.
    • The side-Unitias did not have their own personalities too much and were almost interexchangable, as back then Great Pikmin Fan was unsure if they should really just be expies of the professors or not. Unitias Three and Four were more characterized by them constantly making out with each-other than being designated the apparent hammy actress/snobby idealist respectively. Also, as the Unitias become stronger and stronger Shippers on Deck for Origin/Carlson, it becomes unthinkable that they would joke about the two of them breaking up or getting in to a fight, which is what they do early on in Chapter 3.
  • Chekhov's Gunman:
    • In Chapter 2, the man who records Stella's fight with Buck, Miller, and Jiller turns out to be the Inventor. He was just in his "skinny" form.
    • Near the very beginning of the story, a man in a blue HAZMAT suit is seen with a strange device that basically minimizes the destruction that would have been caused by the Eighth Circle's Hawaii-dwarfing Tomb landing on Earth. Remember that man. Remember him. It turns out he's Lock-On, Carlson's uncle and a power-copyer who has something to do with Carlson's parents still being alive.
  • Chubby Chaser: It's implied that the Inventor is this. His two main "targets," excluding whatever bizarre relationship he has with Henfight, are the sightly overweight Stella and Ninjssassin. Or, Ninjssassin is overweight-looking, since soul beings very much have Bizarre Alien Biology.
  • Clothing Damage: Parodied.
    • One of the first events in the story is Carlson's large, bulky silver armor getting ripped to shreds by Dagger casually, while the man himself proves to No-Sell the knives thanks to his Unity with Unitia Origin. He does have a swimsuit on underneath, and that stays as his main outfit. The "damage" was also made permanent after an edit prior to Chapter 6's release: originally, Carlson replaced that with a different suit, but Fan hated having to constantly specify whether or not Carlson was in uniform for a given moment.
    • In Chapter 6, it happens to Carlson again when he clashes with one of Ninjssassin's attacks. Ninjssassin herself was already naked at the time. Following this, Carlson takes on Blazing Fast in the buff. Who does not really care since he's also naked.
  • Co-Dragons: Ninjssassin and Last, although the ways they serve under the Eighth Circle are vastly different, down to how the story portrays them. Last is explicitely supposed to be Eighth Circle's trump card aside from Unitia Origin, and was hired to finish the list with a bang. She is exceptionally loyal to him, powerful, yet also highly mysterious and will not appear until near the last third of the story. Ninjssassin, on the other hand, likes to think of herself as very important... yet doesn't really follow after Eighth Circle, and Eighth Circle's exact feelings about her are unknown (but he does teleport away from Carlson because he senses Ninjssassin coming, indicating that he does not really want to be around her). She rises to Dragon status not by her position from the Eighth Circle but through her sheer determination and obsession to fight Carlson, she's the "main" Recurring Boss of the story and appears pretty early on. In short, one "Dragon" is an actual secondary employee that stays in the shadows, while the other is an unofficial high-ranking threat who is very active and likes fighting along the same level as the male lead.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Four different sets.
    • The "main sixteen" Unitias. While every Unitia is color-coded to a degree, this mostly shows with the "main sixteen" that are slight expies of the professors from run:gifocalypse. As with Gifocalypse, these are the colors of their hair and eyes.
      • Unitia Origin/"Unitia One:" Viridian/jadeish green.
      • Unitia Two: Pink.
      • Unitia Three: Yellow.
      • Unitia Four: Blue.
      • Unitia Five: Orange.
      • Unitia Six: Rose.
      • Unitia Seven: Cyan.
      • Unitia Eight: Magenta.
      • Unitia Nine: Black.
      • Unitia Ten: Azure
      • Unitia Eleven: Violet.
      • Unitia Twelve: Chartreuse.
      • Unitia Thirteen: Aqua, which in this context is "spring green" (the color halfway between green and cyan on the RGB mobel).
      • Unitia Fourteen: White.
      • Unitia Fifteen: Red.
      • Unitia Sixteen: Green.
      • Carlson himself is strongly associated with silver. It's even where the name "Stellar Silver Knights" came from. He is unique in that he can technically be lumped up with the main Unitias, the major non-Unitia Knights, and if Grayscale is one of the same "things" as the Shiny Rocks he can be lumped with the Rock Holders, and in all cases his color would still be just to him.
    • The "side-Knights" have a far more simplistic color list, based on the more commonly used Rainbow Motif (plus black, and with indigo replaced with cyan). In order of introduction:
      • Stella: Black.
      • Eldbrash: Blue.
      • Kameel Kick: Purple.
      • Ruby: Red and pink.
      • Leon: Yellow.
      • Hex: Green.
      • Transparaghost: Cyan.
      • Her Bone: Orange.
    • A certain set of "major checkpoint" Demons, the Shiny Rock Holders, do have their own color schemes that have nothing to do with the Rock they "Hold" yet are associated with its color any way. For whatever reason, the "side-Knights" have the exact same color scheme; the significance of this is unknown.
      • Swinging Blade: Purple. (The man himself is gray.)
      • Blazing Fast: Blue. (But his hair and fire-association paint him red otherwise.)
      • Assily Blast: Cyan.
      • Flower's Chest: Green. (She actually does fit her "Rock's" color scheme.)
      • Scale Breath: Yellow.
      • Girlaser: Orange.
      • Dudenergy: Red.
      • Ninjssassin: Black. (She, too, matches even without the Rock; her hair is an oily black.)
    • Three guesses as to what color Mayor Green, the mayor of Hill Town, is associated with. In Chapter 5, Kameel explains that there are seven "special cities" along the planet/Canada that have their own coliseums (Hill Town being one of them, also being themed around green); Watch City's mayor is revealed in Chapter 7, wears a red version of Green's suit, and is named (ke)Tchup. Blazing Fast's presentation on "The Great One" and "The Less Ones" heavily imply that four of the other colors are blue, yellow, magenta, and cyan.
  • Color-Coded Elements: Most of the "main" Unitias follow Great Pikmin Fan's system that was established since 361 Striking Degrees/its prototype 360 Degree Duck and was used often after. However, since the main Unitias take a backseat in Ordinarily proper, this is a case of All There in the Manual until Extraordinarily:
    • "Coldness/Antifire" (not strictly ice, that's lumped with water): White.
    • Fire: Red.
    • Earth: Orange.
    • Electricity: Yellow.
    • Light: Chartreuse.
    • Plant: Green.
    • Wind: Aqua.
    • "Soap:" Cyan.
    • Sound: Azure.
    • Water: Blue.
    • Paint: Violet.
    • Poison: Magenta.
    • Meat: Rose.
    • "Psychic/weapon:" Black.
    • Unique to this story are "creation" and "destruction." The former is associated with Unitia Origin's jade-cyan and the latter with Unitia Two's hot pink.
  • Color Contrast:
    • Great Pikmin Fan's blue/yellow contrast shows up in this story from his other works. The first two "side" Unitias, Unitias Three and Four, have yellow and blue hair/eyes respectively and even have a Running Gag of constantly making out with one-another. Out of the "secondary Knights," the "blue" (Eldbrash) and "yellow" (Leon) members are the only men not counting Carlson (gray/silver), but they do not interact that much.
    • The "main sixteen" Unitias in general use colors that "pop" to varrying extents as foils (much like the .GIFfany Army was retroactively made in to), although the only pairs that are exact opposites are Origin/One (sea green) and Two (hot pink) and aformentioned Three (yellow) and Four (blue). Bonus points for the former being literal exact opposite colors even down to implied saturation and value. Other contrasting "pairs" are: cyan/magenta (Seven and Eight), black/green (Nine and Sixteen), and white/red (Fourteen and Fifteen). The six "tertiary" colors are exceptions, as all of them are "contrasts" between colors that are pretty close together on the RGB color wheel: orange/rose (Five and Six), azure/violet (Ten and Eleven), and chartreuse/aqua (Twelve and Thirteen). Fittingly, Carlson's silver would put him in the middle of all twelve of the "pure chromatic" ones, although "silver" as a defined web color is lighter than "gray" so between One/Two and Nine/Fourteen his color edges towards the latter.
  • Comically Invincible Hero:
    • The main premise of this is that Carlson, one of the main characters, is stupididly good at almost anything he does. Except cooking. It occasionally describes him doing leisure activities just to kill time, and they're things like hitting a golf ball clear towards the end of a course... where it also knocks in to a set of billiards, and he both lands a hole-in-one and gets all of the billiard balls pocketed.
    • The Unitias have way more fun with this, and more emphasis is placed on them being invincible in combat rather than just being skilled at dodging and finding weak points, like Carlson is. While Carlson has borderline super-strength and does not have literal invulnerability (although he got that too after Uniting with the Unitias, conveniently right when he meets threats that are stronger than what he was implied to have fought before), each Unitia does. They can destroy most of their enemies with a single finger-flick, no matter how powerful. The key word being most. It speaks volumes about the Eighth Circle's sheer power that, everything considered about the Unitias, they think he's utterly impossible to kill.
  • Creepy Good: The Unitias look like an army of tall, naked Sadako color-swaps that can alter and change their bodies any way they want, usually in grotesque Body Horror forms that they use to freak people out. They're also the top defenders of the planet from the Hundred Demons, teaming up with Earth's number one (human) hero.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • As with one of its inspirations, two of the main characters are so absurdly powerful that their battles rarely last long. According to Word of God, the fight with Dagger is actually an exception more than it is a rule, and he just wanted to have an Action Prologue. The majority of the Demons go down easier than Dagger did.
    • Flipped around when Carlson fights Assily Blast. Carlson manages to put up a mild defense but during the parts where Unitias Origin and Ten are not immediately defending him, he gets his ass utterly kicked. Assily Blast destroying Grayscale Boomerang outright sets the tone for their hypothetical one-on-one nicely.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: Despite Assily Blast eventually putting Carlson in a mini-coma, he still somewhat holds his own and plays evasively. It helps that Unitia Origin and Unitia Ten are both there, using their powers to help defend him.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Zig-zagged. Many soul beings have humanoid appearances, but some do not, and this is completely independant to their gender. Unitia Origin plays this straight in that she is the "main" soul being, and has a more attractive and human-like appearance than, say, FY (effectively a 3D stick figure) or Cryipasto (a gopher-like thing with what resembles blood coming from his eyes), but she still has blatantly unnatural proportions and some sharp teeth and claws. Gender-inverted examples of the "monster-looking man, humanoid woman" include Bricka, who is basically just a brick wall with a face on one brick and some arms, and Blazing Fast; he is the most human-looking of the Hundred Demons, just looking like a naked man that happens to have fire engine-red hair. Even the Unitias look less human-like than he does.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Parodied with Kameel Kick, whose main outfit involves this. And she kicks a lot in that skirt. And it's not magic. And she only wears a tiny thong under the skirt. For what it's worth, the author is openly familiar with Brenda from Perfect Hair Forever and has referenced her among a few select other characters, so Kameel is continuing the tradition of referencing her as Diane did in Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The Unitias are more fire-associated than they are darkness-associated, but they're still based on the classic Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl trope and can get in to freaky, Alucard-esque Body Horror forms at will. They're still nice and fight along the side of good.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Her Bone is literally half of this. As a biological "chimera," she's split down the middle left and right of being half dark-skinned with blonde hair and half-light skinned with brunette hair.
  • Deconstructive Parody: Of the Harem Genre, specifically with overpowered heroes and several fantasy elements. Like One-Punch Man, the hero is a guy bored out of his skull that nobody is powerful enough to give him a decent challenge prior to the introduction of the Shiny Rocks. The Unitias might seem like an otaku's utter dream, an infinitely-duplicating woman that loves video games and can make anything and everything for the person they love... except their default form wouldn't look out of place in a horror story, and despite being shape-shifters they like staying in that form and not even the one they love could convince them otherwise. The one they love also cannot convince them to put on clothes; hell, telling them to put on clothes just pisses them off, ensuring that they would not get along with a good chunk of harem protagonists. Additionally, Carlson actually doesn't mind the horror aspects of the Unitias one bit, but what he does mind is the harem aspect since he doesn't want it to get in the way of Unitia Origin (although he gets over that quickly).
  • Decoy Protagonist: Carlson seems like the main character and the first several chapters have a big emphasis on him, but once the third arc rolls by there are a growing number of signs and clues that Unitia Origin is the true protagonist — this is emphasized by the creator saying things like how it would be more accurate to call Carlson Origin's sidekick. In an increasingly uncommon example of the trope by Great Pikmin Fan specifically, Carlson has not been killed off like some of Fan's other "fake protagonists," although the ominous wording used when Assily Blast nearly knocks him out almost tries to trick the readers in to thinking the Demon actually succeeded at taking out his life.
  • Designated Girl Fight: Averted. Carlson and Unitia Origin each take on roughly the same number of male Demons as they do female Demons. This is made more obvious in that, including Unitia Origin, there's a literal 50/50 split between men and women.
  • Don't Shoot the Message: Invoked with Hoodieath, who is basically supposed to represent Great Pikmin Fan's actual problems with the way fiction censors its own nudity... but she's exaggerated in to a hateful, self-centered, short-fused rageaholic who makes stuff up and brings in blatantly untrue "facts" about what the media "does" and does not allow. This is in an attempt to point out that there is an extent you can preach something where it starts getting tiring. Not helping her case is that she exists in the same world where the highly-sexualized The High-Splash Adventures of Wavette is a Long Runner and a kid's show that has no problem whatsoever showing bare nipples, so she's already in a world with considerably more laid-back views on sex and nudity than the United States, and that's still not good enough for her.
  • Double-Meaning Title:
    • Chapter 3 is called "Eye-Openers," in reference to both Carlson seeing the Eighth Circle's enormous eye opening right in front of him and how "eye-opening" the reveal of the Shiny Rocks is. There's a reason why it's a plural Eye-Openers.
    • The first arc is the "Trio Introduction Arc." Two members of the "Trio" are almost certainly Carlson and Unitia Origin, who both debut in the first chapter. But is the third member Unitia Two (introduced on the same chapter as them), Origin's "foil" and forming an odd main threeway trio with Carlson in the harem? Stella (introduced one chapter after but having that entire chapter to her name), an intentionally "off-fitting" Badass Normal that contrasts with Carlson's "good at everything" schtick and tends to get roughly as much screentime as Carlson himself? Or the Eighth Circle (shows up via projection and flashback at the first chapter, in person (but only his eye) in Chapter 3), who like Carlson and Unitia Origin, is "blessed" to be good at almost everything?
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Averted.
    • Some time in the past, Carlson was abused by Yuullieke, his ex-girlfriend and a scathing dig at the overly-aggressive tsundere archetype. The story goes as far as playing her for horror more than drama, with her appearing in Carlson's nightmares as a freakish spider-monster that makes him bleed just by being around her and can hit him without even appearing to move.
    • Unitia Origin used to be a terrible stalker to soul beings of the Parallel, male and female alike, and this is presented as a serious issue. The main reason why she's portrayed "sympathetically" is because she genuinely wants to turn over a new leaf and works her ass off to save the planet.
    • In-universe, the Inventor believes whole-heartedly in the "girl bullying a boy means she likes him" stereotype, extends this to adulthood, and assumes that Ninjssassin acting the way she does means it's because she's in to him. Carlson, in an attmept to be encouraging, flat-out tells him that that's bullshit.
  • Dramatic Irony: In Chapter 10, Carlson repeatedly preaches The Power of Friendship when faced against a certain enemy trying to break him emotionally. He is completely unaware that most of said friends he listed — especially Stella — are actually turning against him, outright hating the Unitias and unsure if he's worth being around if he will continue to defend them.
  • Early Installment Weirdness:
    • A "planned" case was that the first chapter flips back and forth in Anachronic Order, from before Hibernation to two days after where Carlson fights Dagger. The intent that was the Dagger fight's context seems a little odd, but as the story keeps flashing back to Unitia Origin's initial exposition to Carlson at the beginning, more and more details like the Uniting and the reason why this man in swim trunks is fighting against a strange giant knife-monster would be cleared up. And then after that, it goes back and covers the Hibernation year before firmly settling on the aftermath of the Dagger battle and, flashbacks aside, it's in chronological order from then on out. Fan really didn't like writing the anachronic order so instead of slowly filling the "gaps" between Hibernation's end and the Dagger fight, he had a three-fold flashback in Chapter 2 cover three of the Demons fought before Dagger and one really long flashback in Chapter 6 cover the remaining five.
    • In an earlier version of the story, Carlson would have replaced his armor after Dagger broke it, and would alternate being going out in the armor some times or just, while he's trying to be "casual," stick with his swimming shorts. GPF did not like having to constantly specify whether Carlson was in armor or not, so he edited the first few chapters so that Carlson's armor suit was his only one, and when Dagger broke it he did not even bother with a replacement.
    • Stella was originally going to have a different date once every chapter, and said date was to get a lot of focus. As the story went on and the plot points piled up, her following dates appear less and less, and Chapter 5 at least lacks a new girlfriend/boyfriend entirely. Chapter 9 also lacks a new love interest if one does not count the woman she meets at a Watch City casino, as Assily Blast deliberately staged an attack such that the Unitias would warp her out of there before Stella got to know her, let alone sleep with her.
    • Swinging Blade was always planned to be a "checkpoint Demon," but the Shiny Rocks weren't even thought of at the time. The first chapter was even edited retroactively to have Unitia Origin ask Dagger about the strange signals coming from Swinging Blade's general location, hinting at their existence.
    • The story was originally built up to be an adult romance version of One-Punch Man (not in that way), with a hero so much better than anyone else finally finding a companion about as strong as he is and the two bonding over it. That was dropped like a hot potato fairly early on even back when it's suggested near the start that the Big Bad is even stronger than Carlson and Unitia Origin combined, and then came the Shiny Rocks. While the "minor" Demons are still jokes to Carlson and the Unitias, they act as genuine obstacles for Stella and company, and Carlson/the Unitias have the Rock Holders as their "equals" that they need to fight with actual strategy instead of just throwing raw strength at them.
    • Unitia Origin near-exclusively finishes off Demons with a finger flick after a few chapters. Occasionally she did something more creative earlier on, like a mock hand gun on FY. It's suggested that she still might change things up a bit, but the finger-flick became her signature way of wiping out Demons.
    • The first chapter originally stated that there were living beings in the Parallel that could interact with soul beings in a limited way, which would explain how soul beings there ate "meat." This was retconned and edited, and now there are no living or non-soul-matter things on the Parallel at all. Instead, the "meat" in the flashback where that came up was just something Unitia Origin made via matter synthesis. The flashback with Unitia Origin trying out "gardening" also implied that the black plants were a natural sort of "life" on the planet and that, again, the soul beings are really more like ghosts among a "physical" world, but then the entirety of the Soul World was explained to be non-physical.
    • Dagger comes off as completely different from most of the Demons seen later on. For one thing, he's actually pretty powerful and semi-threatening, to the point where he inflicts Clothing Damage on Carlson's armor and actually manages to push him around. Also, he has a multitude of abilities that are not really "connected" — he can generate knives from his magic, generate winds, and can turn intangible. Near the climax of his fight, he even summons a huge tornado implied to avert or at least downplay Do Not Touch the Funnel Cloud. Most of the non-Rock Holders are downright pathetic compared to that, and from what was later seen with Blazing Fast and Ninjssassin, Dagger's skill-level comes up to almost Holder levels. This is handwaved in that Dagger is a minority, one of the few exceptionally strong Demons without a Rock, but still. His design is also far more eldritch than a majority of the goofy-looking Demons, as he was one of the first Demons with a design ironed out.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Practically every main character has one.
    • The first thing Carlson is seen doing is, upon hearing something crash by his neighbor's house, literally jumping out of bed, throwing a coin so that it bounces off of objects in his bedroom and hands him his razor, perfectly shaving the facial hair that grew overnight while he also flies down to his front door, and opening it while properly disposing his hairs before his neighbor can even ask him to investigate. So, we know Carlson is "overpowered" and he's used to be asked as the go-to "something weird happened" guy. The entire time, he does not even so much as crack a smile, which fits his (usually) stoic personality.
    • The Unitias are supposed to toe the line from genuine Fanservice and Fan Disservice. Unitia Origin's introduction has her physical form quickly becoming visible among a barely-lit, ominous building... with her ass appearing first. The next part of her in description is her chest, as she quickly turns around and nearly hits Carlson with her large bust. It's covered with Godiva Hair... for a split second, then she brushes the hairs away and the story describes her nipples in all their uncensored glory. After a fancy spin and introduction, the story purposefully describes her face last, embracing her full nudity and borderline Slender Man-like proportions. Then she makes a tornado of fire around her and Carlson and ominously taunts him... until he replies calmly, and after that she drops the act and starts speaking to him in a much more reasonable way. Soon after, Carlson asks if she wants any clothes. She replies with a very blunt "Fuck no," saying that she hates clothing. So, if the swearing wasn't an indicator, Innocent Fanservice Girl she ain't.
    • The first thing Unitia Two is seen doing is sneaking around in Carlson's bed in an ill-thought attempt to give him a pleasant surprise, and Carlson — thinking that she's an intruder in his and Origin's bed — pins her down and nearly attacks her. Her trying to sneak up to him playfully shows her teasing, mildly trollish nature. Both her and Origin's first actions also reflect their status as foils, as Origin's first move with him is to put on an ominous (figurative) mask yet Carlson isn't phased at all, while Two's first move is to try to act friendly yet she does successfully get a slight scare out of him.
    • Stella is first seen at a date at some kind of high-price fancy restaurant despite being a coffee shop worker. Three thugs show up. Stella's date thinks that he has to "prove himself and save the girl." His following punch doesn't even make any of the mooks move. Then Stella whips out a pair of batons and effortlessly kicks their asses. The only time she's hit is when she's distracted over the Kingsman: The Secret Service reference she made, establishing her as a skilled fighter who, unlike Carlson or the Unitias, is prone to grave fuck-ups some times. She's way less serious than Carlson, and a little less serious than Unitia Origin.
    • A retroactive example: The Eighth Circle is first seen in a flashback where he instantly accepts Unitia Origin for the Hundred Demons project just by seeing her name. This seems like it's just showing how well-known Origin is as a powerhouse among the soul beings in her world. Chapter 3 just casually drops that they used to date. So, what goes from "Wow, this celebrity badass signed up? You're in instantly" becomes "Wow, my ex wants me back? Yay!" On a similar note, there's his first appearance post-Hibernation in Chapter 3: Carlson finds him deep in the ocean. He is enormous even after shrinking down, the normally-stoic Carlson is scared shitless of him, and yet... he just telepathically says "Sup, dude" to Carlson. Then he hijacks the Unitia Chat line... just to ask in genuine curiosity who he is. He tries to say that his human genocide won't hurt, and will just be a "flash" that will send them to a "better place." When he figures out that the Unitias are the people Carlson's speaking with, he claims that he refuses to believe that Origin was betraying him (the first Demon in active denial about this; almost every other Demon immediately pegs Origin as a traitor and wants her dead). The way he asks if he could call her "Yunney" again suggests that he's expecting her to take him back; "Yunney" being some kind of pet name.
  • Ethical Slut: All of the main heroes. Carlson is in a polygamous relationship with the other Unitias, and they screw each-other all the time (it's practically Three and Four's schtick that they make out with one-another). Stella also sleeps around with various other people — she's seen trying to (and succeeding at) woo over a fishing man named Ritch [sic] in her first appearance, and one chapter later she sleeps with a woman named Kelly after meeting when Tony the Bear stole her car to run away from Stella. And Stella hated Kelly at first, being a pothead that nearly got herself killed by insisting on tagging with Stella's mission.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • The Hundred Demons might be trying to wipe out all of humanity, but they do so because they strongly believe that there's an afterlife for them (because they come from their own afterlife), so they see mass genocide as just pushing people to a different dimension. However, they hate traitors. Despite not being a human, Unitia Origin is their top target since her entire mission is going against theirs. They're slightly more lenient on Wunhart for killing Black Charm, but that's mostly because that was just one case. They're also willing to excuse Wunhart as she's working on trying to seduce Carlson.
    • Even Ninjssassin, one of the aformentioned Demons, thinks that the Inventor is a creepo and wants to avoid him at all costs. She flat-out tells his boss/leader, Eighthback, to do something about him after her attempt at slicing him fails.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • While Ninjssassin is the direct Mirror Boss to Carlson, she's similar to Stella in that they both have a similar body build, are both associated with the color black, and are pretty hammy and lax on swearing. They were even both creeped out by the Inventor's behavior. In a sense, Carlson and Ninjssassin's "rivalry" is an early hint to the rift between Carlson and Stella when they get in to a conflict over the Unitias.
    • The Inventor is one to the Unitias, or specifically Unitia One/Origin. They're both people with a history of creepy behavior and have extremely tough regenerative powers, except while Unitia One has been working on redeeming herself since the beginning of the story, the Inventor tries to paint himself as the blameless party in all cases and eventually resorts to killing when he doesn't get his love-slaves. Unitia One is also surrounded by the other Unitias being made by the Generator, and while they're relationship can be weird and iffy at times, it's significantly more stable than the Inventor murdering clones of him that are made accidentally via his power.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Carlson is extremely tall by human standards. The slightly-"less-good" Unitias are even taller than he is. Most of the villains are short, but some of them could be gigantic, like Tony the Bear's "Big Mode," the Moth Reaper, and Flower's Chest. The Eighth Circle, the story's Big Bad, is effectively one head taller than even Unitia Origin while he's size-shifted to specifically be "human sized." His "true" size exaggerates this, as he's suggested to be the size of Australia when he's not shrinking himself down, and even his Tomb — the size of Hawaii — involves him shrinking.
  • Expy: The story is a direct take/redo of Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage (just with Dipper and Mabel gone and the already spotlight-stealing Soos gang being the main characters), and several of the main characters draw inspiration from either a canonical Gravity Falls character, their Journals bastardization, or both. Although several of them are based on someone completely different.
    • Every member of Soos's "harem" gets an expy in some way, and three out of four of the main ones are major characters (the fourth is Rumble, and Eldbrash is a secondary character at least). Carlson is Soos's counterpart, but unlike the others, his personality is a 180 from Soos's Stylistic Suck portrayal. Both of them do have a few things in common: apart from deconstructing and parodying magic harems, they're both deliberately overpowered Sex Gods that underreact to everything and have strange priorities. But while Soos happily rolls along with the bizarre plot, Carlson is just bored of being super-powerful. There are also a few references that establish Carlson as an "anti-Soos" of sorts, like the beginning implying that Carlson has a problem with rapid-growing facial hair (Journal 3 explains that Soos, on the other hand, can't actually grow facial hair, and the hairs seen are what he stuck on his face).
    • The Unitias are like deliberately glorified .GIFfanys. Journals and its predecessor run:gifocalypse gave her New Powers as the Plot Demands, most notably there were several copies of her and they could replicate on top of that, and by the end of her character arc she was the leader of an army of superpowered elemental lords. Unitia Origin is in the same position as Chapter 6-.GIFfany. It's then revealed that Unitia Origin used to be a dangerous yandere, closer to .GIFfany's canonical self. Another nod to the inspiration is how Origin will occassionally compare herself and the other Unitias to robots. In a twist, post-redemption .GIFfany is "split" in to her more angsty "I was too easily forgiven" portrayal from Escape From Fanservice Island in Unitia Origin, and her more laid back "I want everyone to have fun and by happy" self from Journals in Unitia Two.
    • Unitias Three through Sixteen are the "professors," down to having the same exact color-coding and almost being in the same order. The character sheet for Extraordinarily on GPF's profile confirms it:
      • Unitia Three is the "Kathody" of the group, both of them are the yellow-themed horror enthusiasts with large hams and some mild ego problems.
      • Four is the "Searah," being associated with water and the color blue, and having a fondness for the environment. Both also take the idea of being a "jackass idealist."
      • Five is the "Sandy," the orange-themed earth-associates that are a tad more spiritual than the rest.
      • Six is "Cardia," associated with rose post-retcon and violet-prior, with a number of odd quirks and being tied to meat.
      • Seven's the "Bubbles," a pseudo-psychologist associated with cyan and various bath-like objects that likes trolling around a bit, with bases and soaps as her "element."
      • Eight's "Dian," the magenta-themed less-talkative one with connections to poison and acid.
      • Nine is the most obvious of the expies in Ordinarily proper as the Dove-counterpart, given that she has a bit more screentime than most of the others in the 3-16 gang. She swears a lot, is associated with black, throws on big and fancy words, and generally tries to make herself look bigger than she really is. She is closer to Dove's goofier, Flanderized self in Journals and Escape where Dove is not presented as anything worse than an annoying mild villain who quickly Heel–Face Turns, instead of her much more threatening and ominous presentation in run:gifocalypsenote .
      • Ten's the "Sonia," an azure-themed relatively quiet musician with a loose theme on looking to the future.
      • Eleven's the "Leona," a violet-themed (originally rose-themed) relatively brag-happy artist obsessed with color that has a loose theme of analyzing the past.
      • Twelve is like Shannon in that both of them are also "spiritual" along with Five/Sandy and they specialize in virtual reality and light, and have chartreuse hair/eyes.
      • Thirteen is the "(Professor) Wendy;" Unitia Thirteen has not shown any clear obsession over King of the Hill or any equivalent, but she is the aqua-haired/eyed one and has a fondness for transportation and the air, like Professor Wendy.
      • Fourteen is the gang's "Burrda," a quiet white-haired member with an affinity for coldness. She's apparently more talkative about sex, in reference to a gag from Escape From Fanservice Island.
      • Fifteen is the "Burnda," Fourteen/Burrda's redhead opposite that talks a lot and wishes to host her own reality show of sorts, with a love for heat and fire.
      • And finally, Unitia Sixteen is the Professor Rose of the bunch. A relatively calm, green-themed plant... semi-specialist (she still has the Unitia thing of not being that good with garening) that handles exposition about the villains. Except while Rose told Dipper, Mabel, Wendy, and Soos about the other professors with specific but outdated/misleading points on them, Unitia Sixteen gives vague yet still helpful and relevant details about the Shiny Rock Holders and where they are.
    • Stella is like the Journals-Melody in that she's kind-hearted, yet also a foul-mouthed porn-lover (which was Flanderized from one joke in Journals). Both of them have similar body types and they're both a resident Badass Normal compared to the other characters. Like Journals Melody specificaly, Stella also wants to try to "make a difference," except instead of running for president (and regretting it, especially when her attempts to lose popularity backfire), she just wants to join the Stellar Silver Knights and fight some of the Demons. And thugs, to a lesser extent. She's not in a relationship with Carlson, although the two of them very briefly have a conversation naked in Chapter 2, with the justification that the Unitias walk around naked all the time anyway, so it wouldn't be that odd for Carlson to as well, and Stella uses that as an excuse to undress in front of him.
    • Rounding off "Team .GIFfany Land" is Eldbrash, a powerful fist-fighting fish out of water that takes a few traits from Rumble. Except Eldbrash is considerably less violent (relatively speaking), far more formal, and has a Running Gag where he considers that he owes his life to Unitia Origin four times over. However, his relationship with Stella, Carlson, and Unitia Origin is platonic at best. He's fairly neutral towards Stella and Carlson (most of his screentime is instead spent based around Kameel Kick), while Unitia Origin thinks that his "I owe you my life" is somewhat bothersome.
    • Even one-off villain Creepypasta Sonic has an expy: Cryipasto, one of the many, many fodder villains of the Hundred Demons. Both of them are cartoony animal-looking things surrounded by a cast of otherwise humanoids that try really, really hard to be "scary" but fail to be taken seriously by the group and go down in anti-climaxes. Creepypasta Sonic was .GIFfany's brother by adoption (which makes his fantasies about the Unitias pissing themselves more disturbing in a meta sense); soul beings don't have families or genetic relationships, and as they're born adults there's no need for adoption, but this is still nodded to in that his color scheme (hot pink, yellow, and aqua) is the same general color scheme as .GIFfany's. Just with blood coming from his eyes.
    • The "President of Canada" is reborn in the form of the Prime Minister. Both of them are huge, scary, testosterone-poisoned men with giant mustaches and Swedish accents. Except PM here is blatantly unsettled by the Unitias, wheras the President of Canada has not exactly spoken directly to .GIFfany as of Chapter 7 of Journals.
    • The Shiny Rock Holders are expies of/loosely inspired by the Seven Evil Exes. Going with the Journals knockoff, this makes them similar to the Seven Evil Inner Devils: a group of villains stronger than most of the "other" Villains of the Week that follow after a loose theme. Ironically, the Big Bad is explicitely stated to be the only one that is an actual evil ex, yet he's nothing like any of them, Gideon or otherwise.
      • Swinging Blade is like Matthew Patel, just dumber. Both of them are hammy, their first physical appearance involves dropping in with no warning, and the main characters kind of have a hard time taking them seriously. Patel's battle in both the comic and the movie took the form of a musical; Swinging Blade tries to pull a musical number while he pummels on Eldbrash, but Carlson steps in and headbutts him before he can get past two (really shitty) lines. Like Matthew, Swinging Blade is meant to come off as a weak villain that introduces a major plot element (the Evil Exes in Scott Pilgrim and the Shiny Rocks in Ordinarily United).
      • Blazing Fast is the "Lucas Lee" of the group in the sense that he's "nicer" than the others of that gang and is reluctant to fight. However, while Lucas didn't want any real confrontation with Scott until his Berserk Button was pressed, Blazing Fast does not want to fight because he thinks the Unitias have a Foregone Victory. Even Chapter 5 showing him smoking draws another parallel, since the game and the comic both show him smoking when Scott approaches him to fight.
      • Assily Blast at first seems like the "Todd Ingram" of the Holders, what with his sheer power compared to the enemies before him and being large in... well, he's large in one regard. However, he is far more intelligent than Todd. Both of them are also tied to the male lead's villainous ex-girlfriend, although while Todd was in a band with, dating, and cheating on Envy Adams, Assily Blast has no direct relationship with Yuullieke aside from it being implied that he reminds Carlson of her. (Given the various call backs and parallels to Carlson's nightmares of Yuullieke and his fight with Assily Blast.)
      • Ninjssassin takes after Roxanne Richter. Both of them are fat "half-ninjas" (in Ninjssassin's case, it's in her name) with a short temper. Ninjssassin also has a habit of calling people "pussies," an insult Roxie threw at Scott.
      • Flower's Chest is the first aversion to this. She is not like any of the Evil Exes.
    • The Eighth Circle is an expy of Asgore Dreemurr from Undertale. Initially built up to be scary, devilish monsters, they actually turn out to be soft pushovers who enjoy flowers. They also used to date one of their story's major female characters — Toriel for Asgore, Unitia Origin for Eighth Circle. What makes them different is that the Eighth Circle is trying to wipe out humanity for his own selfish needs, and while he does regret his decision, he sees himself as being unable to back down just because he hates going back on his word. Asgore declared war on humanity because of the loss of his children, and kept the declaration going even when he would have backed down in order to inspire hope in his people. The Eighth Circle's just a selfish ass.
    • For an aversion, Great Pikmin Fan felt the need to say in Chapter 5's closing notes that Unitia Two is actually not inspired by Zero Two in any way, despite the name, pink hair, relation to the protagonist, and shamelessness. It's also around that point where, if anything, Unitia Two starts acting less like Zero Two thanks to Fan getting a better grasp of the character.
    • Her Bone is an aged-up redo of a character from a scrapped idea Great Pikmin Fan had called Ed, Edd n Eddy's Awesome Edventures. They're both literally half black/half white characters with powers involving bone. And said powers are ripped from Kimmimaro.
  • Fan Disservice: It's technically an ecchi, but there is still an occasional moment that would ruin the mood. It does not happen often — Word of God was that he wanted a story that had a lot of nudity but also a story in it, and that said story was not overly-dark.
    • The Unitias themselves are meant to come off as "hypersexual Freudian nightmares" in general. On paper, they're an always-doubling army of permanently naked big-breasted women (who can also take on a male appearance, or look however they want) that can make anything out of nothing and do so to provide entertainment for themselves, their lover, and whomever else wants it. In practice they are also absurdly tall and lanky, have razor-sharp claws and teeth, and they use their shape-shifting to make Nightmare Faces. At one point, Unitia Two suddenly and without warning turns her eyes in to mouths (complete with the eyelids having teeth) while giving a giant Slasher Smile when telling Carlson how much she (and the other Unitias) hate sexual harassers. While the two of them are in bed. Carlon's lack of reaction implies that this happens so often that he's used to it. Despite that, for roughly every scene where the Unitias do something that's supposed to be "creepy," there's four or five where they either play around with Carlson or are shown in a rather mundane context.
    • Several of the humanoid Demons have something incredibly off about them, similar to the build and sharp teeth of the Unitias. Usually, it's a mix of almost cartoonishly inhuman traits with detailed, exaggerated humanoid bodies: Tony the Bear's "Big Mode" is a buff, naked man... with a teddy bear-like head. Tankah has a giant gun-penis between his legs, and his body is more mechanical than it is organic. Flower's Chest has the upper body of an attractive, huge-breasted naked woman, but her lower half is a mass of plant matter and venus fly traps. Ninjssassin would look humanoid, but Great Pikmin Fan confirms that her "scarf" is actually an additional limb (and the story itself promises to show this at some point) and in her debut her hair is shown growing eyes. Assily Blast already has the conventionally-unattractive build of a fat man, but he's also some really weird toilet-cyborg-like thing with a giant sideways mouth in his stomach. Blazing Fast is one of the few exceptions, as he looks completely human with no strange traits whatsoever.
    • Hoodieath runs around in nothing but panties and a hoodie, but she's so much of an unstable asshole that it's pretty hard to find her sexy off of looks alone. It really says a lot that Unitia Origin comes off as more normal than her and not as blatant about sex appeal, since yelling at censorship is a good chunk of what Hoodieath does.
    • The Inventor groping and making out with a bunch of mannequins. While Henfight just watches.
  • Fantastic Racism:
    • Downplayed. Richshirt is scared of the Unitias at first before just flat-out not liking them once Chapter 7 rolls by. Eighthback is paranoid that the Unitias may be just as evil and terrible as the other Hundred Demons and even planning to betray Canada and Carlson. However, most people utterly adore and accept them, to the point where Eighthback is just seen as somewhat of a weirdo (at least by Mayor Tchup).
    • The Guardians come in 900 different races that each represent some sort of aspect of nature. Many of them are constantly at a "war of thoughts" with one-another. When Eldrash (a Chilled Water Guardian) meets Kameel Kick (a Sky Guardian), his first reaction is to turn against her and refuse to add her to the team before Unitia Origin takes advantage of his "custom" of owing his life over in order to convince him to accept her.
  • Faster-Than-Light Travel: The Unitias can go faster than light as they please, although they have a speed limit... that they are constantly "increasing." A Unitia can "store energy" to give herself a massive boost that lets her go beyond her current limit, but only for a brief moment, after which she needs to charge up again. It's implied that the Eighth Circle can go even faster than any of that, as when Unitia One flies out of the boundary of the Observable Universe (from Earth), the Eighth Circle manages to find her after just a day. And it's implied that he didn't know where to start looking.
  • Fartillery: Assily Blast, a metallic soul being/one of the Hundred Demons that has a part toilet-like body who attacks by "farting" toxic gas clouds. It's not really played for laughs or for fetish purposes. He's an Arc Villain with a Shiny Rock rather than a minor demon, and everything about him is supposed to just come off as flat-out "disgusting" and annoying to reflect how frustrating Unitia Origin finds it to be to take him down, as he's also the story's Wake-Up Call Boss.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: Downplayed. Those are far from the only "elements" in the story, but the main two characters and the Arc Villains are loosely grouped like this. Carlson has a loose association with water and starts specifically making water from Chapter 10 onwards, the Unitias have a more consistent and strong association with fire (and earth), and the Shiny Rock Holders (despite the fire-using Blazing Fast being one of them) have an electricity-theme coming from the Rocks themselves.
  • Foil:
    • Blazing Fast to Unitia Origin. Blazing Fast is one of the few members of the Hundred Demons who thinks that fighting the Unitias is futile, yet he tries his hardest to get as many people as he can to try to prove himself wrong. Much as Unitia Origin feels that the Eighth Circle is unbeatable, but continues to try the best possible method she could so that she could get close to being able to scratch him.
    • Unitias Origin(/One) and Two practically have opposite personalities. One is far more serious and more of a downer while Two takes a much more casual attitude towards everything and acts as One's emotional crutch some times.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • The first three arcs have several hints at The Reveal of exactly how terrible Unitia Origin used to be:
      • Unitia Origin being a part of the Boss Subtitles rule makes more sense after Chapter 9, seeing as Unitia Origin's past self was outright evil and she blames herself for indirectly dragging the Eighth Circle to villainy with her. At first it seems like it's referring to how she's technically a Demon despite betraying them, but it reflects how she secretly blames herself for the entire invasion even happening in the first place.
      • Carlson's reading some kind of Unviewable Panties of Ishiko-Chan spinoff of sorts where Junko (revealed in Unviewable proper to just be a submissive masochist) goes full-yandere to Taro. When Unitia Two and Carlson talk about Carlson having an interest in yanderes, Unitia Origin suddenly gets very surprised. The narrative compares her reaction to someone pointing a gun at her face, and that she suddenly become vulnerable to guns. It's because it clicked in her head that Carlson would probably enjoy her old self, taking his yandere fetish to its logical conclusion.
      • Near the end of Chapter 6, the Eighth Circle himself shows up at Carlson and the Unitias' house, and Origin flies the fuck off at him, yelling and shouting at him. Her words seem a bit... red flag-ish, with her referring to Carlson in an uncharacterisitcally possessive way. Because she had no time to "properly prepare" herself to face the Eighth Circle, she just slightly slipped back in her old ways.
      • A comic book Carlson reads in one early chapter is implied to be a Gravity Falls spinoff where .GIFfany uses an army of other copies and magnets to try to get Soos. Carlson explicitely says that he has some deja vu from it. He can't quite connect it but it's likely that he thinks the way the .GIFfanys act in that book is like Origin in the past, or he willingly ignoring Origin's darker aspects because he's built this image of her as being a near-perfect girlfriend/finacee.
      • The .GIFfany references in general, especially since Fan has a large list of characters that serve as the inspiration to the Unitias but .GIFfany is the one getting the most references. It turns out they're not just there to be cute or as Mythology Gags, they're hinting that Unitia Origin was just like how .GIFfany turned out to actually be. Minus the full-blown attempted murder, but even that's debatable since she was a soul being and soul beings are amortal anyway, so Origin might have just not threatened someone with something everybody knows she can't really do.
      • The first of the Unitias calls herself "Unitia Origin." Carlson, almost all of the other major/secondary/minor characters, and the Hundred Demons call her Unitia Origin as well. However, the other Unitias insistently call her Unitia One and swear that that's her technical name. Origin/One herself, when in a bad mood, gets defensive about this and talks about how she's technically the former name, and the story makes it clear that this has something to do with her past. Namely her past self being full-blown evil. The Unitias are trying to tell Origin/One that she's on the path of redemption and her relationship with Carlson will not go the same way it did with the twenty-five (twenty-six counting the Eighth Circle) prior soul beings. Origin/One calls herself the former name out of guilt and believing herself to be a villain, Carlson and the others call her that because she basically told them it was her preferred name, and it's debatable whether the Demons call her that out of intentional mallace or for the same reasons as Carlson and the others.
      • Carlson outright points out in the first chapter that Unitia Origin's name could be spun to "Unitia Zero." Doesn't that sound far more ominous and closer to a villain's name than just "Unitia One?" Especially with her status as having the Odd Name Out?
    • In the first chapter, after Uniting with Unitia Origin, Carlson asks if this means he's effectively like a "Unitia Two," and Unitia Origin flatly tells him he is not. This is hinting at the Generator system making the real Unitia Two, and Three, Four, and so on. While this is something openly hinted at in the summary and the opening author's note, the additional Unitias are a bit of a twist for the first chapter's end.
    • The first arc mentions Swinging Blade a bit, and he's the only "minor" Demon to be mentioned in all three chapters. It's revealed that he's actually a bit more "significant" as the end-of-arc-Demon fought. Specifically, he is the first Shiny Rock Holder that Carlson "battles" and "defeats." Although Fan confessed that he made up the Shiny Rocks as he went along, Swinging Blade was still going to be the first "checkpoint" of the story. Blazing Fast and Assily Blast are similarly mentioned just a bit before it's revealed that they are the next two Rock Holders.
    • Early in Chapter 3, Unitia Origin tells Carlson that Swinging Blade is possibly the only Demon out of the entire Hundred who could get himself killed out of his own stupidity. While not his own stupidity per-say he does get killed from his own clumsiness, as he ends up slipping and falling on his own weapon before he has the chance to attack in his "new mode." What mades this frustrating to Carlson was that Swinging Blade was the first user of the Shiny Rocks that the gang encountered, meaning that he might have potentially been the even match that legitimately wanted to kill him that Carlson was looking forward to fighting.
    • Hoodieath does not appear proper until Chapter 7, yet she's hinted at back in Chapter 2 when Carlson mentions a "Hoo-something" that makes videos online. Later in Chapter 5, Ruby mentions her as well, and she remembers her full name while Carlson did not.
    • Near the end of Chapter 8, the web novel shows a look at three Demons who made a gang called the "Charmers," though it only describes their shadows. One of them is a floating humanoid with large wings. When Chapter 9 introduces a character near the end who fits that general description, it's an early clue that she's actually one of those three Demons before the Boss Subtitles rat her out, and then Ninjssassin flat-out explains it in the next scene.
    • Carlson's nightmare in Chapter 3 involves Unitia Origin suddenly leaving, taking off in to the sky. This is more-or-less what happens near the end of Chapter 9. Except instead of the other Unitias trying to pin him down and "eat" him, they act supporting and try to help him reason with what just happened. This is as Carlson has had some strange doubts and negative feelings towards the other Unitias, and did not really understand him to the same degree he understands Unitia Origin. His mind was able to "predict" an aspect of Unitia Origin, but had the wrong idea about the others.
  • Full-Frontal Assault:
    • The Unitias, to the extent that the narrative outright explicitely says that they will never put on clothing at any point in the story's future. There will be one flashback with Origin briefly trying on clothes, but that's it. They go out in combat fighting completely naked, and while not played for horror all times they can get very nasty with no warning if they want to. Inverted with Unitia Origin in the past, who grows a number of extra arms and basically reshapes them to be like a breastless dress. It's the closest thing seen to a Unitia actually wearing clothing, and it comes off as incredibly off after eight and a half chapters of getting used to them running around completely naked.
    • A number of the soul beings do not like clothes either. It's more of an extreme hate for the Unitias, however. Demons like Tony the Bear (in "Big Mode") and the Eighth Circle take note, as they are more humanoid.
    • Of the non-soul beings, Carlson at least does not give a rat's ass if what little clothes he has (a pair of gold swim trunks, which is all he wears after his full suit of armor is destroyed) is completely shredded. He spends the end of the Ninjssassin fight and the following Blazing Fast battle completely naked when the former blows off his clothes.
  • Gag Boobs:
    • The Unitias, although they downplay this in that the only real jokes made are near the very beginning. Where A: Origin's rack almost smacks Carlson in the face, and B: she at first seems to be covered with Godiva Hair before brushing it out of the way and going completely uncovered from that point onward.
    • Flower's Chest is a huge plant-like woman that also has a massive bust.
    • Mayor Tchup, the mayor of Watch City. She has a large bust and wears a red version of Mayor Green's suit, although this is not directly pointed out by Hoodieath or Eighthback in Chapter 7.
  • Gag Penis:
    • It's not described in detail (the story has a deliberately nonsensical rule that it "does not describe genitals"), but it's outright stated that Carlson, on top of his already high list of Parody Sue feats, is massively hung. Lightly deconstructed in that it's implied that that actually makes it difficult for him to find a suitable partner, not even factoring his ludicrously high sexual stamina.
    • Minor Demon Tankah has a giant tank cannon between his legs. He's one of the earlier ones seen, and the Demons were originally envisioned as "Freudian nightmares," so it shows with him.
    • It's implied that the Unitias' default male form has this to compliment the Gag Boobs of their default female, and default overall, forms. They can still cover it with one hand, but one must recall that the Unitias have hands with long claws.
  • Genre-Busting: It's a "superhero story," except it isn't, because most of the main characters are Saitama-levels of purposefully overpowered, with Carlson having a magic weapon only he can use that makes fighting the Demons significantly easier (in addition to being talented at everything bar cooking) and each Unitia being strong enough to take out giant monsters with a single finger-flick. So, it's a satire of overpowered heroes... except it isn't, as the Big Bad is suggested to actually be on if not exponentially stronger than the heroes, and Fan hinted that there are some Demons who can reasonably give at least Carlson a good fight (Dagger, the first one seen, came close). It's a Battle Harem story, except it isn't, as the end of Chapter 2 reveals that while Carlson enjoys sleeping around with the other Unitias, he really only wants to comit himself in a genuine relationship with Origin, and does not like the way she's practically pushing herself away from him so that the others will be the ones spending time with him, and the Unitias themselves were deliberately made to be the opposite of "moe" characters while still being good guys. Even Great Pikmin Fan had trouble categorizing it on Fictionpress; he called it a Humor, Romance/Adventure at first before swapping it around to Romance, Humor/Adventure. Cerebus Syndrome hits around Chapter 7 to a small degree, yet it will still primarily be a romantic comedy that's also a supernatural superhero satirical harem deconstruction/reconstruction.
  • Gentle Giant:
    • Carlson has the build of an athlete and the abilities of a superathlete, and seems stoic at first. But underneath that he's actually a roleplay-loving goofball who enjoys making up a bunch of silly sports to entertain himself.
    • The Eighth Circle himself. Despite being the de-facto main antagonist and the final villain of the web novel, he's also a genuinely pleasant person when he's not trying to end humanity. Not only is his "base" size the size of a continent, but even when he shrinks himself down to "human level" he's still utterly massive, being a head taller than the Unitias.
  • Go for the Eye: Inverted. Minor Demon Loadcular appears as a giant mass of eyeballs that can split open to reveal a mouth. Each eye is protected by an extremely thick carapace, but his tongue is his weak spot. After hitting it enough times, he simply bursts in to black smoke.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Parodied. Cryipasto is the only character who outright swaps out "less-bad" words when swearing. He's particularly fond of saying "Eff" instead of "fuck." This goes to the point where the narrative says "Eff" when it's on his perspective.
  • Godiva Hair: Subverted. When Unitia Origin makes her first appearance, her hair is in a position that plays the trope straight, which first suggests that even though it's text-only it will still feel the need to tell readers that "nothing is really showing." Only a few seconds later, Unitia Origin intentionally brushes her hair out of the way and completely bares her gigantic breasts, with the narrative giving an extremely detailed over-the-top description of her nipples.
  • Green Rocks: Parodied with the Shiny Rocks, which enable their users to have the same sort of Superpower Lottery as Carlson and the Unitias. They are object-expies of gem-like plot objects such as the Chaos Emeralds, except rather than trying to give them a creative name they're just literally called "Shiny Rocks."
  • Green Thumb:
    • Unitia Sixteen's preferred ability, although it clashes with all Unitias' less-than-talented gardening skills.
    • Flower's Chest can make a huge mass of plants from herself, amplified with her Shiny Rock.
  • Hand-or-Object Underwear:
    • Exaggerated with the Unitias. The closest thing any of them have to any "clothes" is that they use a single finger to barely cover their vulvas, and run around completely naked otherwise. When they feel that they are close enough as friends to a person (and just friendship; it's a bit before the actual relationship part), they drop the finger-cover around them. They also lack it around each-other. Chapter 9 implies that this is a "leftover" from Unitia Origin's past. Back in the Parallel a few years ago, she would grow several arms out of her body and have them clamp over each-other in the loose form of a "dress," except with her breasts showing. Basically, she went from "covering" herself with dozens of arms in the past to just covering herself with one in the present, showing how she's changed and stepped away from her evil past. But the fact that she still covers herself a little reflects her guilt of her own past, and the other Unitias are similarly a little shaken but try to push Origin away from thinking about that. In Chapter 10, Unitia One at least drops this completely after her return to Earth and killing Assily Blast, and the story gives its first description of a character's genitals. This represents One completely moving away from her controlling past self.
    • In Chapter 2, Unitia Seven playfully covers Unitia Origin's vulva with a corner of their bed's blanket while the latter was sleeping sprawled out and cover-less. The Unitias do go under bed sheets, as those apparently do not count as "clothes" by their standards, but otherwise completely avert Modesty Bedsheet.
  • Harem-Powered: Downplayed. Carlson's badass by himself, but he's a downright superpowered beast when he Unites with Unitia Origin, granting him (a slightly weaker variation of) her superpowers. He's only directly stated to be linked with just Origin, but it's suggested that the growing number of Unitias can power him up as well. It goes the other way where some of the "skills" Carlson has are apparently transferred over to Origin, but it's not exactly clear which ones.
  • Horny Devils: It's suggested that some if not all (even the inhuman, eldritch-looking) soul beings could potentially be sex-themed, with a joy for running around naked and eating, among more "traditional" monster food like human blood, sexual fluids. However, the Unitias fit closer despite doubling as Stringy-Haired Ghost Girls. They are also suggested to be good in bed... except Carlson is even better than them.
  • Horrifying the Horror: Downplayed since it's a Butt-Monkey trying to be scary, but Cryipasto tries to scare Carlson and the Unitias. This backfires massively; Carlson is instead just pissed off because Cryipasto's "horror illusion" means that he misses out on Wavette, while the Unitias (who do watch the show with Carlson, but are far more neutral towards it) just think he's annoying and pathetic. Once Carlson hunts down Cryipasto and grabs him, the Unitias give him criticism on how to make his "lost episode" scarrier, which ends up disturbing him.
  • Hotter and Sexier: To Great Pikmin Fan's Fictionpress library, and considering Diane Mohdez and Quazzax Cut 618-Beta in Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group — two female Walking Shirtless Scenes who are the text-equivalent of totally uncensored (Hammithan and Nosfo are also conventionally attractive men who wear little, and even though he's physically older than the group Steve wears little as well, but the casual toplessness takes note over the men), that's saying a lot. By the time Ordinarily United came out, none of his other main characters on the site so much as mentioned sex, and yet here's Carlson and Unitia Origin flat-out banging on the first chapter. The "sexy parts" are goofy and played for laughs a bit, but they still exist nonetheless. This is still a story where the main character is a Cute Monster Girl in a "species" that already has several Cute Monster Girls and Guys (Ninjssassin, Flower's Chest, Blazing Fast, etc), can effectively "make" additional girlfriends for herself and her lover, and they all run around completely naked. Unless you count that the Unitias make bare-minimal use of Hand-or-Object Underwear over their groins. And nobody else minds being seen naked either, so it's not just the Unitias pulling all the fanservice weight.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Some of the Hundred Demons dip in to this, but for the most part they are "standard" superpowered inhuman beings that just happen to be from an afterlife dimension. However, the Unitias definitely fit this. For starters, it's implied that even Unitia Origin is not the "true" source soul being, but rather the Generator is. From there, the Unitias have several of the powers seen across other soul beings combined and double every day in a strange manner. They're basically .GIFfany's computer-based "copying her code and making more of herself" powers from GPF's prior fan fiction but translated in to a non-computer like context, making them feel more like a replicating disease than a program or anything of the sort. Most of the soul beings can generally be boiled down to one gimmick (out-universe this is likely as they are minor characters, and thus are not as fleshed out when it comes to alternate powers and the like): Swinging Blade is "anthro sword-user," Blazing Fast being "human-looking fast guy with fire powers," Assily Blast being "weaponized Toilet Humor" etc. But the Unitias have no real standard central "gimmick" at all and just feel very off and bizarre.
  • Humans Through Alien Eyes: Downplayed since it's only focused on briefly, but the sector of the Living World with the Muultens, Zergizocks, and Kayzars is far away from anything humanoid. Eebalt thinks that Unitia One is so alien that the closest thing he can think of comparing her to is a tree.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Hoodieath yells at Unitia One for "censoring [herself]" and asks why One would be naked if she was just going to cover herself. Not once does it cross Hoodieath's mind that the finger-cover could be seen less as censorship and more as faux-clothing, in which case Hoodieath wears far more than the Unitias. Additionally, despite her outcries about how violence is seen as something "kid-friendly" on television while the slightest hint of a female nipple would be instantly banned, Hoodieath herself is one of the most violence-obsessed heroic characters in the entire story. And she sent a severed hand to the mayor of Watch City at some point.
  • Insistent Terminology:
    • Carlson tells Dagger that the weapons he generates via his magic are not actually daggers, but just knives.
    • Unitia Nine isn't fond of calling women "girls" if the same person who does so does not also call men "boys."
  • Interrupted Intimacy: This story has a less sexual (by its standards) version when Unitias Nine and Sixteen use the Blue Shiny Rock to successfully open Flower's Chest's Tomb door to try to find Richshirt... and end up walking in on her giving him a weird foot massage. (Except he was naked at the time.)
  • Interspecies Romance:
    • The main driving couple is Carlson/Unitia Origin, respectively a human with strange powers and a "soul being" with strange — even by soul being standards — powers similar to his. Unitia Origin is from the afterlife-dimension, and is more-or-less a former ghost turned in to a sort of shape-changing, superpowered Humanoid Abomination who can double in number every day after getting a physical body. Said "doubles in number" form a harem with Carlson.
    • Revealed in Chapter 7 is Richshirt/Flower's Chest. However, not much about their relationship is known, such as whether there is anything legitimate about it or if it's just a sort of Stockholm Syndrome.
  • Irony: Eighthback refuses to join the Stellar Silver Knights because he's suspicious about the Unitias not honestly working on the side of Earth, since literally every other soul being that came in the Tombs is evil. Without his really knowing, he hires a loud jackass (Hoodieath) and a sexually-harassing super-creepo (the Inventor).
  • Jerkass:
    • Richshirt, Carlson's former neighbor at the beginning before the Unitias scare him off. First he just seems a bit misguided, but then comes Chapter 7 where he openly belts out at two of the Unitias for trying to save him and thinking he's in legitimate danger, even after they explain themselves, to the point where he tries to attack them (and fails). Based on Carlson saying that he's "borderline racist" against soul beings, it's implied that his relationship with the Unitias is extremely rocky.
    • While Hoodieath is a heroic character and even fights against one of the Shiny Rock Holders, she's still extremely hot-tempered, cares more about "fighting censorship" than anything else, and outright yells at Unitia Origin for "censoring herself" even though she wears far more than Origin. Even her foreshadowing back in Chapters 2 and 5 imply that she's not exactly the most pleasant person to be around.
    • Yuullieke has not been seen in-person as of Chapter 9, but she's suggested to be a horrible, abusive jackass, which Chapter 9 confirms when Carlson has a nightmare about her in his past. It speaks volumes that Carlson is afraid of her but is considerably more stoic when past, multi-armed Unitia Origin is keeping him suspected with several lengthy arms and is constantly talking about keeping him as her prize.
  • The Lad-ette:
    • Stella is mentioned drinking quite a bit, she has the foulest mouth of the main cast (especially considering that Carlson never swears unless he's in an intense situation — and even that rarely happens), is a huge fan of porn, and has no problems trying to sleep around with as many people as she can try to win over. She also has zero problems walking around naked around men, but it's suggested that this is a world thing, not a Stella thing.
    • Mleltersighcko is a half-tattooed (although the tattoos could just be part of her biology, and soul beings generally could have weird appearances), part-motorcycle Demon that leads a gang and drives a heavy truck around. The only thing feminine about her is her long hair, but it could be that she has trouble cutting it due to technically having no limbs.
    • Hoodieath is an open censorship-opposer and porn-lover and is damn proud of it.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Tony the Bear mocks people based on their looks and specifically targets Stella and Ninjssassin (the latter of which is his own boss) for being overweight. He then gets laughed at by both Stella and Kelly for looking ridiculous; Stella uses Tony's weight-attacking as a thin justification to laugh at him being a killer teddy bear, invoking the trope.
  • Lens Flare Censor: Parodied in Chapter 10, with Unitia One's crotch being covered by a light in a text-only story... and then the window that was reflecting light right between her legs is splashed with coffee by accident, exposing her vagina completely and resulting in the narrative's first detailed description of uncovered genitals.
  • Leotard of Power: Her Bone's outfit is a tight, orange thong-leotard. It's as ridiculous as it sounds, and furthering this is how her introduction consists of Stella seeing her ass up close.
  • Lighter and Softer: While it's Great Pikmin Fan's raunchiest Fictionpress story as of early May of 2018 and competes with Escape From Fanservice Island (which deliberately jarringly bumps up the content, because Sex Gets Reviews) as his raunchiest overall, it's also considerably lighter than his previous original works. 361 Striking Degrees has a rather dark Big Bad (picture a passive-aggressive space Hitler... that looks like a ten year-old angel girl), and while the main villain of Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group is much more of a joke than her, he's still an abusive older brother to the main character and SBIG in general is far more violent than Ordinarily United. While OU is a deconstruction of harem, it's not a particularly dark or violent one at all, and Word of God said that it's more of a fantasy romantic comedy if anything.
  • Light Is Not Good: All of the Shiny Rock Holders (except Ninjssassin, who has the pitch-black Shiny Rock) have bright weapons and shining lights, as the name of the Shiny Rocks would imply. They're still evil and wanting to wipe out all life on humanity. At least supposedly; Blazing Fast and Flower's Chest seem to be more willing to talk to humans, or specifically just Richshirt.
  • Like Brother and Sister: The overall relationship with the main Stellar Silver Knights outside the "harem," and invoked with Stella feeling uncomfortable starting a close relationship with her own co-workers (none of her dates are other Stelkazh employees for this reason). Carlson and Stella are the largest example, as Stella is Carlson's closest non-romantic/sexual friend ("romantic" would go to Unitia Origin and "sexual" would go to Unitia Two) and there's barely a hint of anything between them even when they, for different circumstances, end up naked together in Chapter 2 and talk to one-another about the Unitias.
  • Living Lie Detector: One of the many, many talents of Carlson and the Unitias.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: The Unitias double in count every day, although for obvious reasons (namely their numbers will soon dip in to the millions and trying to write that many side-characters would be unreasonable) the screentime is usually limited to the first sixteen while the others are their background backup. They are just an indicator of the grander scheme of things: the main villain group is a band of one hundred monsters (ninety-nine excluding Unitia Origin) and each last one of them is promised to at least have a name and a demonstration of their powers; none of them will be completely dealt with offscreen. Aside from them, Ordinarily United has: nine major non-Unitia heroesnote , various other heroes not part of the Knights like Eighthback and Hoodieath, the mayors of the major cities and the Prime Minister, side-characters like Richshirt or Stella's date of the week, and even more counting shows within the story. This is part of the reason why Extraordinarily was planned: even with the chapters being as long as they are, a number of the characters do not get that much screentime for the sake of the main story's progression.
  • Locked Out of the Loop:
    • Of all people, the Big Bad himself was this. For some reason or another, he deliberately kept information on humanity and the Stellar Silver Knights given to him limited. He had no idea that Unitia Origin was a "traitor" while just about every other Demon did. Carlson has to tell him about what Unitia Origin is doing now to his face.
    • Stella when it comes to Unitia Origin's past. In this case, it's less "people actively aren't telling her about it" so much as it is "Origin is casual about it, Stella just didn't look it up."
  • Long Title:
    • The story itself, although the creator almost constantly just uses the first two words for short.
    • The full name of Chapter 1 is a mouthful, but the chapters after that show the first one as an exception, rather than the rule. Chapter 8 is also long.
  • Lovecraft Lite: The idea of several non-physical beings from another dimension invading Earth soley because they grew tired of their old place sounds almost like the premise of a more serious horror story. Unfortunately for them, Earth is protected by an intentionally overpowered man that could slice most of them in half. Even worse for them is that one of them snuck on to backstab the entire group, and she's by far one of the strongest of the bunch.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: Assily Blast uses his Shiny Rock to supercharge a sphere of Eellooshinist's illusion-gel, allowing it to be used like this. Wunhart ends up using this to trick Carlson in to thinking he's a completely different person (wiping his memories of his actual life) and tricking him in to thinking he's living in a suburb with her and a family of three children. Carlson eventually fights it off, and when Wunhart says something that reminds him of Yuullieke, he gets all his memories and immediately tries to get the hell out of there. Unitia One also flies in to try to save him, so Wunhart makes both of them fight their own nightmares (past-"Unitia Origin" for Unitia One and Yuullieke for Carlson). This backfires horribly, as it helps Unitia One "finish" her transition to a better person and helps Carlson get over his fear of Yuullieke.
  • Madness Mantra: Downplayed. When Carlson is under heavy stress (which happens very rarely, and if it does, you have permission to freak out), he has a habit of repeating "out out out," usually with some shouting. In Chapter 3, this happens twice: first when he sees the Eighth Circle's gigantic form for the first time (and it's not even as big as the Eighth Circle can get) and second when he has a nightmare relating to Unitia Origin leaving him and the other Unitias "eating" him.
  • Meaningful Name: The term "Unitia" can be broken down in to several ways. One way that's pointed out in the story itself is "unit," as there are many of them and they compare themselves to robots. They are also obsessed with numbers and measurements — and, by proxy, their units. "Unit" is one letter off from "Unite," and Unitia Origin becomes the first soul being seen Uniting with a human — Carlson. And "Unite" > "U + nite" > "U + Knight," the Unitias are loosely just associated with the letter "U" while Carlson is a literal knight and takes the role of a traditional one.
  • Mirror Boss: Ninjssassin, who fights Carlson with a weapon similar to his and generally gives him an even fight. The story lampshades this when their weapons land so that Carlson sees half of his reflection in hers, with her body taking the other half; and she sees the same thing, half of her reflection with his weapon.
  • Morality Pet: Downplayed, since the "villain" in this case is more like a short-tempered mild jerk. Carlson is the only Earth-person Unitia Origin is actually patient and understanding with, and genuinely nice to. Everyone else outright annoys her or makes her furious by telling her to get dressed too often. It's not even a case that she went after Carlson because he was the first one to enter her Tomb; she tried to put on a show to effectively scare him so hard that he would listen to her instead of running away, and she got curious about him once she found that he wasn't scared at all or shocked at her nudity. It's implied that many of the people who visited her Tomb over Hibernation faced the same fate as the news reporters: they kept asking her to put clothes on and she belted at them.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Emilleabora Carlson is a Walking Shirtless Scene (after his armor gets destroyed) who goes on an extremely lengthy period in Chapter 6 where he fights two people butt-naked and generally doesn't have a terrible-looking body. In-universe, it's parodied as he's such a Sex God that even the succubus-like Unitias barely last long when they have sex with him and he actually puts effort in to it — basically, he's a total Saitama in-bed.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Exaggerated. Unitia Origin was deliberately designed to jump between being this and the Ms. Fan Disservice whenever the scene calls for it. On the fanservice side, she's the "leader" of an entire ever-growing Battle Harem of shameless, permanently naked women with huge assets that all love teasing people by just barely covering their crotches with a single finger/hand when they're around people who are not each-other or a friend (which just consists of Carlson, as Chapter 1 includes a part where Origin recognizes Carlson as reaching the point where he can see her vagina and she stops covering it around him). And they are obsessed with sex. Her introduction at first has her hair covering her nipples, but then she throws it away and the narrative gives a very detailed description of her uncovered chest. Because the author did not want Ordinarily United to "grow away from" sexual content as it went on in a similar manner to a number of other "adult" works that get hit with Cerebus Syndrome, every single chapter has at least some emphasis on the Unitias doing something sexual. Usually by showing Carlson and his harem post-sex. The creator of this story does not like it when his personal favorite shameless characters are simply extras, so he wrote the main protagonist to be one of his ideas of a fanservice-y character and he made it so that she goes around butt-naked at all times. Emphasis on "butt."
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Unitia Origin was this in the past. She could look however she wants and the flashback at the very end of Chapter 9 shows that she was, in fact, spawned with just the two arms, but her preferred look when "seeking" people is to spawn a ton of arms and have them all clamp down over one-another.
  • Mutually Fictional: Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group exists within Ordinarily United's universe not as a story on the Internet, but as a full-fledged television series. The opposite is true for Intriguing Group and Ordinarily United. Great Pikmin Fan says that this is to highly discourage any theories about the two taking place in the same universe, and that in their own worlds, any part where the show-within-the-story would mention their story just doesn't happen (IE, from Ordinarily United, any part of Intriguing Group that talks about Ordinarily United as a series just isn't there). Similarly, both are shows within _Roy: Master of Debate, but it is not confirmed aas of Chapter 11 of this and the end of Volume 2 of Intriguing Group as to whether or not the reverse is true.
  • Mythology Gag: It's Great Pikmin Fan. He's been fond of doing these ever since he got in to Homestuck back around its popularity height.
    • In Chapter 2, Carlson is reading a comic book spinoff of an ended kid's show that involves a sapient video game trying to capture a guy who used to play her. The implication is that this is some sort of side comic to Gravity Falls with a short story about .GIFfany using clones ("and magnets") in some revenge scheme. Carlson says that there is something oddly familiar about the situation but can't put his finger on what. Technically speaking the Unitias are .GIFfany expies, except expies of her in Fan's Stylistic Suck The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage, where certain Character Development in Chapters 4 and 6 pretty much made her In Name Only and have little in common with her canonical self. And it's implied the comic is more like her canon self. Hence, Carlson picked up on the general inspiration, but their overall powers and personalities are so different that he can't pin down the similarities.
    • Cowiris recycles the same "rainbow without the color blue in it" joke from Hosestuck Hurrcain Crconikals (which was also referenced slighty in run:gifocalypse, as color spectrums that jump from around cyan-ish to purple is a huge pet peeve of Burnda's), where she draws out a number of targets. Her own body resembles a red target, and she has additional "segments" that are orange, yellow, green, cyan, purple, and pink. A difference between that and the "Rainbow Sisters" is that cyan is included. Stella and Unitia Origin have a small debate over whether or not that counts as blue.
    • Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals references:
      • Shayot Banx is a monster with stick-like proportioned body and a billiard theme. Just like "Stickdawg," a minor villain from Hurrcain.
      • The Moth Reaper is not even an Expy so much as he is directly taken from a minor recurring villain in Hurrcain, just given a slight redesign and with his "three lives" system removed.
      • Like Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals, there is a band of evil aliens called the "Zergizocks."
    • A flashback/dream in Chapter 2 that Unitia Origin has about her meeting the Eighth Circle shortly after the latter's spawning in to existence has him asking questions about what it's like to really exist. Origin tries to guess what he's thinking of in general, and she says, word for word, what is heavily implied to be .GIFfany's first words as an actual self-aware AI and not a dating sim character as revealed in run:gifocalypse. On a related note, Unitia Origin's first line and rare Catchphrase is "Oh, hi there!" — .GIFfany's first line in the show.
    • The A-plot about Cryipasto in Chapter 5 is a big throwback to the Creepypasta Sonic "fight" in Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage. That Cryipasto himself resembles a magenta gopher with yellow and aqua stripes is a nod to both him being .GIFfany's younger brother by adoption in Journals (his palette) and the gag in Gumball Vs Satan that briefly calls Sonic the Hedgehog a gopher.
    • The "Dungeon Gang" is in a cave-hideout in the middle of a canyon, like Millennium as portrayed in Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals. Which, in turn, was a knockoff of the the Akatsuki.
    • Great Pikmin Fan started a trend of his stories having "mirror battles" similar to those in PlatinumGames. In Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group, it's explicit power-copier Mudvin. Here, it's Ninjssassin.
    • In Chapter 4 of Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage, Soos gets his outfit utterly shredded and then for no reason spends the rest of the story running around butt-naked. In Ordinarily United, Carlson starts out with a full suit of knight armor, gets that destroyed, then basically goes "screw it" and runs around without. Although a key difference is that Carlson does have a swimsuit on underneath. So ironically, it is the badfic of a Disney property that's raunchier as Soos spends the rest of the story going around butt-naked, while the original, far more sex-focused web fiction puts a swimsuit on the lead.
    • DEATH MECHA makes a return from Sweet Jade and Hella John and Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals; just like those two stories with one-another, it's a completely different character from the ground-up who happens to have the same name. This time, though, he finally has an elaborated and consistent appearance. (SJAHJ portrays him as both a LEGO mecha figure and the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann; HHC doesn't really describe him in that much detail.)
  • Naked on Arrival:
    • Downplayed inversion with Unitia Origin, as she's still always naked no matter what, but her introduction has her nipples covered with Godiva Hair. She immediately pushes it out of the way and the story never looks back at using it, likely because Great Pikmin Fan hates Godiva Hair for whatever reason and the "censoring" was only there in the first place to make fun of the trope and subvert expectation that the story would not "go far" with its fanservice.
    • Inverted with Carlson, who is first shown wearing far more clothes than he would later spend the majority of the story wearing. (His pajamas and his suit of armor.)
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast:
    • The Eighth Circle. He's a blatant Satanic Archetype so it's no coincidence out-universe that his name might bring to mind the Nine Circles of Hell. Subverted when the end of Chapter 2 implies that his real name is Fred, and "The Eighth Circle" is just a title. Even the nickname of the place his Tomb landed, "The Pit," is ominous. And he's the leader of a group called the Hundred Demons. Out of context, that sounds meanacing, and it's suggested that most of them are, they just seem like jokes because the bulk of them are fighting Carlson and the Unitias.
    • Dagger is pretty much the type of person one might expect from what his name implies.
    • Another Demon is named Swinging Blade. He's the guy who sets Stella's house on fire, after all. Chapter 3 reveals that while he's pathetic compared to Carlson and dies in a gigantic anti-climax where he trips and falls on his own weapon after powering up, he's still not someone to treat lightly. The unnamed civilian he attacks comes this close to being killed by him before he even shows up.
    • Ninjssassin — a portmanteau of "ninja" and "assassin." She's far from a nice person. She holds the honor of being the first Demon who survived a fight with Carlson.
    • Despite being a heroine, Hoodieath is still not a pleasant person to be around, as well as being one of the most powerful non-Carlson, non-Unitia, non-Holder characters introduced in the story by that point.
  • Nightmare Face:
    • The Unitias pull this off from time to time, as they can shape-shift their faces however they wish to scare a person.
    • Parodied with Cryipasto, whose idea of a Nightmare Face is a relatively tame, creepypasta-cliche "bleeding red eyes." It's also his default expression, but paired with the fact that he's a four-ish foot tall big-headed Sonic-edge pink gopher just makes him come off as silly rather than scary.
  • Nightmare Retardant: Invoked in Chapter 5. Cryipasto's attempt to come off as scary with his illusion granted from Eellooshinist's powers just consists of him making up a cheesy episode of Wavette and throwing on blood and violence, which is supposed to come off as eye-rolling and cliche compared to Ordinarily United's more surreal horror (which, by that point, was mainly seen in Chapter 3 with Carlson's encounter with the island-sized Eighth Circle and his following nightmare where he's helplessly consumed by a pile of Unitias). When the gang figures everything out way ahead of time, Cryipasto immediately stops being "subtle" and just talks through Wavette directly, wondering why they're not scared. Stella says that the whole thing might have scared her shitless if it happened to her, but she "conveniently" (depending on how one looks at it, since Mleltersighcko did capture her and company after all) was on a different mission. The whole thing was Fan's way of unsubtley saying "Just tinting something red and black and splashing blood isn't scary. Taking Innocent Thing and making it in to a Thing That Kills You is groan-worthy now."
  • Nightmare Sequence:
    • Unitia Origin in Chapter 2 acts like she had one, but it was really more along the lines of an out-of-context flashback of her past self having a conversation with the Eighth Circle when the latter just spawned in to existence.
    • Carlson has one in Chapter 3, after a day of being overwhelmed by the Eighth Circle and his following disappointment when Swinging Blade turns out to be a let-down battle despite the Shiny Rock implying otherwise. It starts with him thinking he's woken up from his actual sleep, but then he notices something is off when Unitia Origin isn't speaking too coherantly. Suddenly, she takes off in to the sky, which is a dark void. He tries to fly away and leave this "dream setting," but instead Unitia Two tackles him to the "ground" (an increasingly large pileup of other Unitias, at a point in the story where there are not nearly that many). Suddenly, he loses control of what was otherwise implied to be good skills at lucid dreaming, and the Unitias all start peeling his skin away with their teeth, revealing only a thick white liquid underneath that they start drinking out of him. All while Nightmare-Unitia Two taunts him about how he's fully comitted to all of them and basically saying that he never has to worry about anything other than sex with them, and ending with her biting in half mini versions of some of the Demons Unitia Origin (IE not Carlson, or Stella for that matter) killed. He immediately tells the real Unitia Two about this the second he wakes up, and her response is "Oh. That's... fucked up."
    • It's implied that Carlson has a recurring nightmare about Yuullieke. Chapter 9 shows one such "iteration," and they generally play out with Yuullieke turning in to some kind of spider-like... thing.
  • Nipple and Dimed: Subverted. Unitia Origin is completely nude in her introduction, and she acts as the first instance of female (or any) nudity in the story, but her nipples are obscured by her hair and her crotch is simply "offscreen." Then she moves the hair away, and the narrative goes in to a lot of detail about her completely uncovered rack. And from there when Carlson casually asks if she wants clothes, she replies "fuck no" and spends the rest of the story from there never putting on a thread, and never covering her chest in any way. Ordinarily United itself does have a variant of that towards genitals, namely how it's "okay" with "showing" a lot of the Unitias' crotch area — their pubic hair and that they have rather swollen mons pubis — but the actual vulva is treated as a taboo, and if they are not explicitely covering them with their single-finger cover, then there is some explanation as to why it's not "visible."
  • No-Sell: Not only is the Eighth Circle flat-out not harmed at all from the Grayscale Boomerang, but even a punch from Unitia Origin capable of flying lightyears away and destroying part of a star couldn't make him flinch.
  • Nocturnal Emission: Carlson has a nightly string of these starting in Chapter 11, where they are the eponymous dreams of "THOSE Dreams." He would not care so much about the dreams if not for how none of them are with the Unitias, and instead with other partnerns that he's less and less familiar/friendly with, culminating in the story implying that his mind is going to settle on having really heavy sexy dreams about Ninjssassin.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Despite being text-only. Some Demons are described as looking like this, complete with an "explanation" in-universe as to why (that really just ties to Bizarre Alien Biology). While there's hardly a standard design among the soul beings as they can have a variety of appearances, some of them don't even fit the general "style" of OU's world.
    • FY is, for all intents and purposes, a stick figure in an otherwise realistic setting. This is as his "body" is a series of thick black stick... things.
    • Derek Shallowadow-Wood is all-but said to look like a crude MS Paint drawing. He is an expy of the Most_Mysterious version of Dink Smallwood from M.U.G.E.N, who has a similarly crude style before the developer's Art Evolution kicked in.
  • Noodle Incident: Carlson and the Unitias' try at anal sex in Chapter 8. The story cuts to the aftermath, with the other Unitias uncharacteristically looking away in shame. Unitia Origin apologizes for her ass growing teeth and almost biting Carlson out of "reflex," but that's the only detail given. It's implied that there was far more, the entire event apparently being an utter disaster.
  • Not So Stoic: Carlson is a huge, talented warrior who has fought off giant monsters and mutants in the past, can swim up waterfalls, and is bored with his life. Once he enters a relationship with Unitia Origin over the Hibernation, however, his stoic mask that everyone else sees slowly starts to fade. The more he's around Origin, the less he becomes an archetypical gruff hero and the more he turns out to have in common with Soos. This is most obvious near the end of the first chapter, where he's excitedly counting down the number of seconds left before Hibernation ends and Unitia Origin is finally fully physical, with Carlson actually being louder than Origin is. Of course, Carlson has optimism that he and the Unitias (or, as far as he knew, just Unitia Origin) would be able to take down the Eighth Circle. Unitia Origin does not, an alternates between being brutally honest about this and trying to give people Hope Spots. In Chapter 9, he's noticeably heart-broken when Unitia Origin flies off in to the deep reaches of space out of guilt for her past self.
  • Number of the Beast:
    • Parodied with Cryipasto. His illusion version of Wavette involves the number "666" being plastered everywhere in an attempt to come off as "scary." He himself is Demon #66, but he's also implied to be the hands-down weakest of the entire Hundred. Unitia Two remarks that an untrained double-amputee could beat him in a fight, and since the only powers he shows are taken from another Demon or just consist of squirting blood at a person, there's a chance that that's Not Hyperbole.
    • Unitia Six Six Six has an appearance and palette that brings to mind an "angel," while Unitia Six One Six has a palette that brings to mind a more typical "demon." Carlson points this out.
  • Odd Name Out:
    • Unitia Sixteen, Unitia Fifteen, Unitia Fourteen, Unitia Thirteen, Unitia Twelve, Unitia Eleven, Unitia Ten, Unitia Nine, Unitia Eight, Unitia Seven, Unitia Six, Unitia Five, Unitia Four, Unitia Three, Unitia Two, and Unitia... Origin. If she's supposed to be the sort-of "Unitia Zero," then there is no "Unitia One" — it jumps straight to two. And Origin is the "one," as her name appears as "1" in Unit Chat. The other Unitias insist on calling her "Unitia One," but she, the other Earth characters, and even Carlson and the narrative call her "Origin" instead. Unitia Two implies that this has something to do with her past. In a flashback when she only existed for about a year, she outright called herself "Generator." It's implied that the Generator is the "true" Unitia Origin, whatever that means. Chapter 9 sheds some light on this, with "Unitia Origin" being her evil past self and "Unitia One" being referred to as the self she's trying to become.
    • On Unit Chat, the Unitias are simply listed as their numbers (Unitia Two's "shortened username" is just "2," Unitia Three's is "3," as mentioned Unitia Origin's/One's is "1," etc). Carlson is referred to as a "C," as he is simply a human United with the Unitias rather than a Unitia as part of the numbered line himself. If he did follow the scheme, since he was United before Unitia Two existed, that would make him "2" (he asks Origin if that means he's "Unitia Two") and every single following Unitia would be off by one number. When the Eighth Circle hijacks their otherwise-exclusive chat system, he simply has no handle at all. His words are just written there in bold.
  • One-Hour Work Week:
    • Stella works at Stelkazh, the world's version of Starbucks, with Chapter 8 confirming that she's a barrista. She can work with the Stellar Silver Knights as a second job and she's seen off the job frequently.
    • Stella is better than the other Knights, who are almost always seen working their double-lives as Knights when accepted by the Prime Minister rather than their usual activities. Ruby works at the Hill Town Outskirts factory as a "pipe technician," Her Bone is a dentist, Transparaghost is a fortune teller, Eldbrash works with other Chilled Water Guardians in the Hill Town lake, Kameel is explicitely unemployed after being laid off by Eighthback due to budget problems, Hex is unemployed but was made to work at a "Preficorps," while Leon works at an animal shelter. They all somehow find time to go on missions with Stella.
    • Justified with Carlson and the Unitias, whose jobs are explicitely placed on hold while they get paid saving the world from the Hundred Demons. Carlson normally works with building homes and the Unitias have no Earth-job but they do have a job working for the government in the Parallel to take down the Demons. It's suggested that the Unitias do not need a job, since they are The Needless and can just make any sort of matter they want, from large meals of food to complex electrical systems for playing their own custom video games.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • Carlson normally never swears, compared to his more foul-mouthed teammates Stella and, to a lesser extent, many of the Unitias. He also never really shows fear. He does both in Chapter 3 after/during his first encounter with the Eighth Circle, and he's still a bit nervous when suddenly meeting him again in Chapter 6.
    • For both Carlson and Unitia Origin, they generally never even say so much as a single mean thing towards the other. Then comes Chapter 7 when they both start belting at one-another over whether or not Carlson should retreat for safetly while fighting Assily Blast. It's their first fight in the entire story, and while they make up shortly after in the same chapter, it does get pretty personal and they still end it on negative terms when Carlson is flat-out knocked out by Assily Blast. In the same moment, Unitia Origin normally rolls with the name "Unitia One," but she snaps at Unitia Ten with "You! Stop fucking calling me Unitia One!"
  • Other Me Annoys Me:
    • Downplayed with the Unitias. They're all friends and get along, but they have their disagreements, especially Unitias One and Two.
    • Played for black comedy/mild horror with the Inventor. Because of the way his regeneration works, if two "pieces" of him are separated and grow to their own bodies, one of them gets a new soul somehow and becomes his own Inventor. If this happens, they immediately try to kill each-other, because the Inventor can't even stand being around himself.
  • Our Monsters Are Weird: Are they ever. The main heroine is a sexualized version of the Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl trope... who can also double every day in to various palette swaps of herself that's tied to a machine-like stone/a stone-like machine and each copy has a built-in phone; while the Big Bad resembles your typical Big Red Devil but is not literally Satan. From just the first two arcs alone, the reader is introduced to soul beings that range anywhere from looking almost completely humanlike (Blazing Fast) to humanoids with some monster-like features (Flower's Chest) to humanoid bodies with animalistic heads (Swinging Blade) to animal bodies with human heads (Summoth) to animalsitic creatures (Larzhock the Hard, who is openly called a purple Pikachu) to more eldritch-looks (Dagger). And this is just the Hundred Demons, a tiny fraction of the overal soul beings.
  • Overly Long Gag: Chapter 1 has a montage through the Hibernation year once Carlson and Unitia Origin start having sex; almost every day seen after they start is a clip of them lovemaking. And in most of them, Unitia Origin barely lasts with Carlson, although the story "cuts away" before Origin really finishes. Later chapters are more willing to show the "end" of their sex scenes, so it's not for any censorship reasons.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: This is one of the tropes the story was written to make fun of — the Stellar Silver Knights consist of: a man who can become a giant wolf-like beast in sunlight (Leon), a strange digital humanoid with a shape-changing weapon (Hex), a flying telepath with a powerful staff (Ruby), two members of a fairy-like race that controls water of a certain temperature and the elements that make up air with one of them even being able to make short-ranged portals (Eldbrash and Kameel Kick), a woman with the power to create gigantic spikes made out of bone matter (Her Bone), and resident Badass Normal Stella. Yet Carlson's talents and the sheer scale of the Grayscale Boomerang badly outclasses all of that. That's not even factoring when he got more power from Uniting with the Unitias, who can not only do just about all of the above skills (portal-making, form-changing, custom-weapons, matter-manipulation, etc) to a certain degree, but are so much less limited. The third arc covers that this starts to disappoint Stella, who was hoping for a fun mission just to find herself getting held back thanks to the sheer difference in strength between her and the Unitias.
  • Painting the Medium:
    • The Eighth Circle's telepathic message is just written in bold without quote marks, to highlight how otherworldly and powerful he is and feels to Carlson. It was originally written with spaces between each character (much like Doc Scratch's "S u c k e r s"), but Fictionpress's site format automatically filtered it out when GPF went back to the chapter to add a period.
    • Moreso than most of Great Pikmin Fan's other stories, the narrator's tone and choice of words changes slightly to reflect the focus-character at the moment. It's more casual and terse for Stella, for example, to highlight her carefree attitude and relative lack-of-intelligence compared to super-geniuses Carlson and the Unitias. For the brief moment when the focus is on Cryipasto's point of view, it even says "Eff. Ing. Noth. Ing." Instead of "Fuck. Ing. Noth. Ing."
  • Palette Swap: All Unitias are this of each-other. There are also "patterns" of them, and multiple colors used for the same Unitia's skin/hair/eyes/etc, so that even if the Unitias "run out of colors" there's still a near-infinite variety of looks they can have. The "main sixteen" are definitely just straight-up simple, solid color switches, but details of how specific and varied the "patterns" can get are not quite clear. It's implied that Unitias One/Origin all the way over to Unitia One Zero Two Four have, at most, mundane "patterns."
  • Phrase Catcher: The other members of the Hundred Demons often call Unitia Origin "traitor," since she went on the project just so that it would give her a physical body that she would then use to kill all of them before they could wipe out humanity.
  • Plant Person:
    • Carlson apparently met up with these prior to the Hundred Demons invasion, which is one of the many references to The Legend of Zelda.
    • Flower's Chest is a soul being/member of the Hundred Demons with a plant/jungle theme. She's huge, green, has vine-like hair, and her lower half is a mass of vine-tentacles and carnivorous plants. She is also the leader of the "Jungle Gang" in South America. (Which country? Canada. Most of the whole world is Canada.)
  • Polyamory: Carlson is in a heavy polygamous relationship with all of the Unitias. He still considers Unitia One his "lover" lover while the other Unitias are closer along the lines to friends that he has sex with. Complicating matters is that Origin did not tell him about the doubling aspect until the day after it first happened — she originally thought she would be keeping it as a pleasant surprise. He... ended up being a lot more confused than that.
  • Power Perversion Potential: The Unitias double every day (after Origin and the Generator became physical) and can shape/sex-shift. They take advantage of this to have a number of (bizarre and roleplay-filled) orgies with Carlson, and so he can enjoy male and female bodies alike. In Chapter 8, they specifically invent something called the "Dance of Duality" — where they use their own "cloning" (distinct from the Unitia Generation in that they are more akin to the Unitia who "clones" controlling multiple bodies at once), make one male, and have them both make love to Carlson so that he can technically have sex with both a man and a woman yet they are still the same person.
  • Precision F-Strike:
    • Unlike the foul-mouthed Stella and the prone-to-swearing Unitias, Carlson almost never swears. So it means a lot when Carlson's reaction to seeing in-person how huge the Eighth Circle could potentially get is to grab Unitia Five by the shoulders and shout "WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT THING?!"
    • Carlson again drops two more in Chapter 9: the first is when he's saying that Inventor's logic that Ninjssassin is trying to kill him means she likes him is bullshit, and a second one when Unitia Origin leaves Earth out of guilt thanks to Stella calling her out. Carlson, angrier than he's been seen in the entire story, shouts "THIS IS ALL YOUR FUCKING FAULT!" at her. He calms down a bit after, but he still tells Stella to leave in Tranquil Fury.
    • Carlson generally becomes more lax on swearing in Chapter 10, as he's been through a lot of tough shit. What takes note is when the illusions of his "children" with Wunhart/Mona Pulse tries to convince him to stay with them. Not even thinking of actually joining them, he just shouts "FUCK OFF!" at them.
  • Production Foreshadowing: In Chapter 4, Carlson is seen reading a book involving characters (specifically Taro and Junko) from The Unviewable Panties of Ishiko-Chan, a story that was unpublished at the time and eventually came out in mid-August. To a smaller degree, Carlson reading the implied-Gravity Falls comic book is foreshadowing the remake of run:gifocalypse that came out in September, in the anniversary of .GIFfany's episode.
  • Punny Name:
    • Many Demons have extremely weird or overly-literal/meaningful names that tie to their powers. "Unitia" (unit as in computer unit, and they are constantly comparing themselves to computer programs despite seemingly being organic) is slightly more creative, but not by that much.
    • The leader of Watch City is Mayor Tchup and wears red. Ketchup.
  • Rainbow Motif:
    • Both the side-Stellar Knight and the Shiny Rocks are color-coded this way, with black added and indigo replaced with cyan. Stella and Ninjssassin are both associated with black, Ruby and Dudenergy with red, Her Bone and Girlaser with orange, Leon and Scale Breath with yellow, Hex and Flower's Chest with green, Transparaghost and Assily Blast with cyan, Eldbrash and Blazing Fast with blue, and Kameel Kick and Swinging Blade with purple.
    • Parodied with Cowiris, whose targets are: red, orange, yellow, green, cyan... purple and pink. The lack of a "real" blue is a minor nitpick the Unitias have, since it's implied that she is in full control over what colors her targets are.
  • Rainbow Speak: Everything typed and telepathically said (also, telepathically typed) by the Eighth Circle is written in bold. Not so much his spoken dialogue. It's pretty useful as when he hijacks the Unit-Chat, his words are written without a handle.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni:
    • Stella (red) and Carlson (blue). Stella is a hyperactive hammy foul-mouthed determinator who partly makes up for her lack of a random power "blessing" with sheer training. Carlson is a far more stoic, direct, math-ier man and more of a downer in general.
    • Unitia Two (red) is more outgoing and, especially early on, a bit of a tease. Unitia Origin (blue) is more down to earth, direct, and a bit angstier. Even their own color-coding is close: Unitia Two is associated with a bright pink, and Origin with a greenish-blue, and as a bonus point the two colors are complete opposites from one-another on the RGB color model.
    • Unitia Origin also relatively red compared to both her current and immediately-former boyfriends. To Carlson, she's a bit more upbeat and has a focus on fun while he's serious and obsessed with combat. To the Eighth Circle, she can some times let her emotions get to her and either ham things up or be a bit brash, while the Eighth Circle is a soft-spoken man prone to crying.
  • Reed Richards Is Useless: Averted, a number of offhand comments revealed that Carlson used his advanced knowledge to improve the state of the world, and the Unitias likewise use their "matter out of nothing" powers to solve world hunger and poverty. These are background elements that do not have much impact on the story, however. Chapter 6 reveals that the Unitias are close to solving death itself (well, of natural causes and just about anything other than sudden violence to the brain), which is part of why they really do not want Carlson just leaping in to fighting Blazing Fast.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: The Muultens, an alien race far out from the Observable Universe (or at least, how the Observable Universe was defined before the Unitias came along) that resemble cuddly, fuzzy rabbit-looking things in suits. It makes it easier to root for them when an alien dragon being attacks them.
  • Rule of Symbolism:
    • A number of events in regards to the sky and surroundings thereof seem like random details but make more sense considering how Carlson is some times represented by the sun, the Unitias by all the other stars in the sky, and the Eighth Circle by the moon.
    • When the Hundred Demons are killed, they turn in to bursts of black smoke. They "explode in to darkness." To reflect how different Unitia One is from them, when even the representation of her evil past self is "killed" in a Lotus-Eater Machine, she implodes in to light.
  • Running Gag:
    • Unitia Origin's favorite method of taking down Demons is just flicking a finger at them, which causes them to explode.
    • Carlson, on his spare time, doing something utterly ridiculous and precise flawlessly. Like "juggling coins" that he's also keeping in a "flipped" position. Or juggling chainsaws while bouncing on a rubber ball. Or managing to hit a golf ball so that it knocks in to billiard balls and all of them land in their intended hole/pocket.
    • Carlson's reactions to being faced in a Demon in general are completely inappropriate to what a normal person might do. "Regular" ones bore the hell out of him, no matter how threatening they seem or what kind of powers they have. The Rock Holders, on the other hand, are monsters that he's excited to fight against. This is lampshaded on Unitia Origin's introduction — she is genuinely friendly, but gives herself a deliberately intimidating introduction to make sure the first people she meets will listen to her. She drops it when she notices that Carlson is flat-faced even though he's surrounded by an alien ring of fire. Then Richshirt comes in, screams and runs away at the mere sight of Origin's naked body, and she says that that was the reaction she would have expected if not for her bizarre "paralyze them with fear" trick.
    • Also, Stella herself has a number of them. "Also, Stella" itself is one of them in that it shows up here and there in both the story and Great Pikmin Fan's profile in relation to the story. She has a habit of popping up in places that leave even Unitia Origin stumped.
    • The web novel subverting Offscreen Teleportation. Stella at first seems to zip around parts of Carlson's house (at the time), but explains that the Unitias installed alternate paths and she used them to get around. Then there's Eldbrash suddenly appearing inside the house when he was seemingly left at the lake, but he explains that he travelled there through pipes and that the Unitias stopped at a store on their way home.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Deconstructed. Chapter 9 seems to be setting up Stella to have a single, actual love interest rather than a one-night stand, a strange woman she meets at one of Watch City's supercasinos that actually gives her useful if somewhat vague life advice. Stella is utterly blown away by this... and then Assily Blast attacks, making the Unitias yank Stella out out of safety, and for privacy reasons they refuse to let her talk to the person she just met as there's a gray area with abusing that power to use the Unitias for stalking people. The fact that Unitia Origin herself used to be a stalker is likely why they are so strict about that in the first place. Stella is mortified, and she later starts yelling at Unitias Origin and Two for taking her away from her "dream girl," even though the Unitias point out, she was someone Stella just barely met. Stella did not even know her name, and neither do the readers at the time. Assily Blast confirms one chapter later that he intentionally staged the attack so that the Unitias would pull Stella out right before she could know the name of a potential permanent date. Assily Blast did this so that Stella would have more of a reason to be angry at Unitia Origin and call out her behavior in the past.
  • Self-Harm: It's implied by Blazing Fast's last words that Carlson's specifically looking for a "tough challenge" specifically because he likes making his own life difficult, which became significantly harder since the Unitias made everything so much easier for him. Chapter 10 has a far more blatant case when Nightmare-Yuullieke tries to "punish" Carlson by demanding that he slice himself with a shard of glass. It's not clear if the actual Yuullieke did that to him in the past.
  • Sensible Heroes, Skimpy Villains: Subverted, and fitting with the story's general themes of sex positivity. Nice Gi-- Woman Stella is in a modest, casual set of clothes, while the Ambiguously Evil Unitias run around completely naked at all times. Hero Carlson at first commonly appears in a full suit of knight armor, but then it's subjected to Clothing Damage and he runs around in a pair of swim trunks for the rest of the story, if not going outright naked. Many of the Hundred Demons are nude, but many of the heroes wear little more. And a faint few of the Demons do have clothes. It's confirmed that one of the intents of the story is to flip around the trope of using nudity to represent inhuman qualities. The Unitias aren't (just) naked because it's creepy, they're naked as a way to loosely represent their "freedom" and casual attitude. The Eighth Circle and Ninjssassin are both confirmed to put on clothes later in the story, specifically when they are meant to come off as more threatening and less reasonable. In the past, when Unitia Origin was villainous, she grew multiple arms that acted like a "dress" with nothing underneath and failed to cover her breasts, which makes her come off as far more unsettling than just going around naked like she's seen doing in the present.
  • Serial Escalation: It initially presents itself as a One-Punch Man-esque take on overpowered heroes with the Big Bad being the only possible threat to Carlson and the Unitias' ridiculous skillset. Then the Shiny Rocks are introduced to even out the playing field. From there, the story tries to up itself in how bizarre and flashy it can get. The Unitias doubling every day and soon entering the thousands when the story is less than a third of the way over (and if the conversations about the future are any indication, Ordinarily United won't end until after we actually see them enter the trillions and beyond) and inventing increasingly crazy shit.
  • Sex God: Parodied with Carlson. The Unitias are very succubus-like, yet Carlson is able to effortlessly drive them to the edge to the point where they have to get slightly creative or rely on sheer power of numbers (in effect, a sexual version of a Zerg Rush) to try to "even things out" with him. This actually makes sex something of a pain in the ass for him.
  • Sex Shifter: The Unitias. It's mentioned near the beginning that they can do this, but they are not seen doing so until near the end of Chapter 6. When the "male Unitia Origin" appears for the first time, the story deliberately builds the reveal as though it's for a completely new character that acts as the Spear Counterpart to the Unitias... until Carlson dismissively identifies her as just Origin.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: To put things in perspective, the only characters who have shown anything resembling being ashamed of nudity were Ruby (when Mleltersighcko's breeze from her tires threatened to blow up the front of her "skirt," she clasped it down; and even she has no problem exposing the back all the time) and Leon (who asked for clothes at the beginning of Chapter 5, but did not seem particularly embarassed or bothered by being naked; it's implied he's naked in the first place because his "lumenwolf" transformation averts Magic Pants). And that's stretching it. The rest of the characters just see clothing as something fun or fashionable, and not required. It's quite telling when the closest thing the story has to a Reluctant Fanservice Girl still has no problem with the whole world seeing her rear as she flies around in an outfit that might as well just be a pair of really long red towels.
    • Stella occasionally wanders around Carlson's old home/her temporary home/the official Knight base (it's all the same building, long story) nude and does not have a care in the world who sees her. In fact, Chapter 2 implies that she's looking for a reason to get nude around as many places as she can, as she quickly cites that she technically "lived there" as a guest and that the Unitias are allowed to go naked, which is the same logic Carlson thought of pulling should he be asked why he was around the house naked. (He was also trying to sneak around the Unitias at the time.) In Chapter 5, she dashes out of the shower when the "hotline" rings, slips and falls down the stairs, and doesn't care even when her male allies see her.
    • Carlson himself is an expy of a man from a badfic who ran around naked after getting his outfit ripped to shreds and never looking back, not even when other people in his gang had uniforms on for a political baseball match. (Long story.) He carries that tradition... by downplaying it. He has no care at all if his armor is broken and he's left in his swim trunks, and he's even willing to go on missions in only the bathing suit. This is a nod to Link's starting boxer shorts in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, just gold rather than navy blue.
    • Chapter 5 implies that sex and nudity are the only things Hex is comfortable discussing, as she's otherwise awkward and stuttering when talking about almost any subject. Of the "secondary" Knights (herself, Kameel, Eldbrash, Ruby, Stella, Her Bone, Transparaghost, and Leon), she by far has the most revealing outfit depending on if one counts Transparaghost's ability to manipulate the opacity of her fabric as "clothes" or not.
    • Eldbrash has not been naked until the group shower of Chapter 10, but his outfit is fairly revealing and only made of ice, which is not commented upon at all. Mainly because many other characters put him to shame.
    • Transparaghost zig-zags this. Her outfit is see-through, leaving her "naked," but she also manipulates light to make parts of it opaque... but it's implied that she does not really care either way.
    • Hoodieath just has a jacket and a pair of panties.
    • Soul beings in general don't care too much about clothes, but the Unitias explicitely hate them. The Unitias are also, by far, the story's biggest example: none of them go around with so much as a single thread of clothing at all times, and they're main characters, so their naked selves take up a lot of screentime. The closest thing they have to any form of covering is that they use a single finger or hand to barely half-ass cover their naughty bits, and even then they run around 100% bare-chested. No Godiva Hair, no arm-bras, no "technical" nudity (IE "it's technically just fur/scales/a clothing-like piece that's part of their bodies/just made by shape-shifting so they're really naked under it") and even though this is a text-only story, no Barbie Doll Anatomy or Nonhumans Lack Attributes. The closest thing the story has to a loophole to this is Unitia Origin's creating multiple arms, as "technically" those are all just masses of arms covering herself in the same way she covers her crotch. Even then, it's played for Fan Disservice (it's an indicator of her evil yandere past; in the present, she doesn't do it at all) and she still runs around with her breasts exposed.
  • Shout-Out:
    • This story ultimately came from a Gravity Falls Stylistic Suck fan fic by the same author, so there are a number of references to the show in general and "Soos and the Real Girl" specifically.
      • The Unitias' habit of introducing themselves with "Oh, hi there!" or variations is based on .GIFfany's first line on the show.
      • In Chapter 6, Carlson mutes Wavette, prompting Unitia Two to respond with "You muted her?" Much like .GIFfany's "You paused me?"
      • In Chapter 10, "Unitia Origin's" (the past-self illusion, not the real main Unitia) last words before imploding in to light are "NO NO NO NO WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT!" Right before Soos burns .GIFfany's disc, she said "No, wait!" Basically they have the same "last words" before a significant defeat/change.
    • When encountering Eldbrash, Carlson notes that he's the first sapient life he had confirmation was something other than humanity (outside of the soul beings), and lists other various things he's encountered. One of which was a Noodle Incident about a man who "ate too much crab," referencing Crablante.
    • Quite a number to Homestuck, which is not too expected considering the author's views on its ending.
      • The Unit Chat system is similar to Pesterlogs. Text in script format for just those portions that toy around a bit with the fact that they are typed in-story to have some "quirks" (such as Unitia Fourteen just typing a blank message to signify that she's there, and Carlson not using periods while he's panicking), and the Eighth Circle's ability to hijack the system is similar to one conversation where Doc Scratch, who also has no "handle" and has a similar Devil-like name, butts in with Jade and Rose.
      • In the first chapter, Unitia Two says that soul beings have two main types of romance. Carlson follows that up by saying that he read a webcomic that involved an alien race with four. No points for guessing that the alien race is the trolls.
      • Swinging Blade mispronounces "nepotism" as "nepetaism."
      • The closing author's notes of the final chapters of each arc end with a "status sheet" similar to the annual updates Andrew Hussie post for both Homestuck and Problem Sleuth.
    • It's unlikely to be in respect for it considering the film's infamy, but part of Cryipasto's "horror version" of Wavette involves Frank finding Zaeppil dead and saying "Something's killing her! And then it's gonna kill me! Oh my GOOOOOOD!" To make the reference even more obvious, the story mentions flies buzzing around; in the infamous Troll 2 line, a fly lands on his face.
    • The Eighth Circle finishes his second meeting with Carlson by saying a line similar to a well-known line from his inspiration: "Carlson. It was nice to meet you. Goodbye." In Chapter 11, he finally mentions Undertale by name. Ninjssassin is not a fan of the game.
    • Carlson's nightmare in Chapter 3 is in some ways similar to the surreal Fan Disservice-y imagry in ME!ME!ME!, which the author sites as a minor inspiration to the story as a whole. A naked pink-haired woman pinning down the man, but instead of vomitting white liquid in him, she's ripping his skin off and revealing white liquid underneath that she drinks.
  • Show Within a Show:
    • The High-Splash Adventures of Wavette, which is supposedly aimed at children yet has a ton of fanservice, barely stopping at showing women's nipples (and the "later" episodes drop even that restriction). Wavette is the most-seen of the shows within OU, and every chapter except the final one ends with a clip of it.
    • Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group, another Fictionpress story from Great Pikmin Fan, is a professional television show within Ordinarily United, but this was mainly to discourage crossover theories, in case the "timelines" of this and IG did not already make crossovers unlikely. They are Mutually Fictional as Ordinarily United is also a series within the world of Intriguing Groupnote .
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Stella loves dropping F-bombs left and right. Unitia Origin swears a little more often than the average government agent from the afterlife, but she's still pretty clean-mouthed compared to Stella.
  • Spear Counterpart: After the climax of Chapter 6, Carlson finds himself meeting what appears to be a strange man who looks like a male version of Unitia Origin. Except it's revealed almost immediately after that it is Unitia Origin. She just changed her look and biology.
  • Speed Sex: Gender-inversion: The Unitias are suggested to be able to do very well when it comes to other lovers and each-other, but sex is one of the few talents where Carlson is even better than the Unitias at. So he manages to effortlessly outlast them. It actually forms a minor, minor obstacle with their lovemaking, although they find ways to work around it.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Carlson's neighbor back at the beginning is named "Richshirt," not "Richard." The Inventor's real name is likewise Eugine, not Eugene. The former was legitimately Fan not looking up the right spelling, but he went with it anyway seeing that the "I" could fit with his hero name.
  • Spider-Sense: The ultra-talented/possibly Great One-blessed people have this, where they can sense raw power from something. It's introduced right in the first chapter, with Carlson able to sense how potentially powerful Unitia Origin is. The Unitias have the ability as well, but they don't pay much attention to it since they see almost all enemies as being equally weaker than they are. With Carlson and the Shiny Rock Holders at least, this is accompanied by a slowdown (color-coded in the case of the Holders). Ninjssassin's attack on Carlson in Chapter 6 implises that the Eighth Circle's danger sense is at least somewhat more powerful and quicker than Carlson's own.
  • Spiritual Antithesis:
    • It's one to Great Pikmin Fan's "sister work" to this, Steve Buhvillen's Intriguing Group. Both of them were written to avoid/mock series where the side friends of the main character ultimately do nothing because the main lead has some sort of "special" power that results in them being the only ones who actually move the story forward, while their friends just exist as emotional support. SBIG is far more serious than OU, and avoids the trope by giving Steve's Treemates plenty of development while making them contribute to the plot. Its main form of comedy is through Bathos — things like a robot air dancer crashing in to a bank on a T-rex so he can rob it are played seriously in-universe, yet that part is an Establishing Series Moment to let the readers know that shit will get weird. Meanwhile, OU happily embraces having the main lead being more powerful than their friends by effectively making Carlson the only real hope humanity has for fighting the Demons (if it had not been for the Unitias), with Chapter 2 even having a flashback establishing that a gigantic army failed at something that Carlson beat with no effort. A good chunk of its humor is that while some of the Demons have far more threatening designs than the goofy-looking villains of SBIG (even if some Demons do look weird, like the stick figure FY), Carlson fails to take them seriously at any point and beats them with a single boomerang. Also, Ordinarily United aims to be a Decon-Recon Switch of the magical harem genre, while Fan confirmed that all relationships in Intriguing Group will ultimately be strictly monogamous.
    • Great Pikmin Fan's next-published story, The Unviewable Panties of Ishiko-Chan, is the antithesis to this. While Carlson averts being a typical breast-obsessed "white knight" shonen/harem hero, Taro plays it straight with a dose of being a Meta Guy taken to obnoxious levels. Carlson/Unitia Origin is meant to be seen as a healthy, if weird (mainly from the polygamy of all the other Unitias) relationship and a criticism of shallow and at times unintentionally abuse-glamorizing relationships seen in other media, while Ishiko is a deliberate exaggeration of the common tsundere that hits the lead for almost no reason. Thematically, the (literal) demons in Unviewable are the good guys, while the main antagonists of Ordinarily United are soul beings that call themselves "Demons."
    • _Roy: Master of Debate, another story published almost completely unannounced, shortly after the start of the second third of Ordinarily United. Both stories are raunchy harem comedies mocking both unnecessary censorship and people being unnecessarily angry at censorship, with premisses that involve a human man winding up being caught in a battle involving a large rainbow of humanoid women who go by "demons," except they aren't exactly traditional "demons" per-say. That's where the similarities end (and, "human man ends up with a lot of demon women" is where the similarities between either/both of them and Unviewable end). Ordinarily United is relatively more serious and story-focused, despite having a goofy beginning, and the relationship between Carlson and the Unitias is meant to be an oddly healthy and eventually-positive love written as a Take That! at poorly-written, shallow, and/or glorified-abusive love interests; Carlson and Unitia One genuinely love each-other despite their negative first impressions at the very beginning. Meanwhile, Roy hates Daygelz and the demons and he has an explicit crush on Eve, making it more of a Love Triangle. _Roy is also a comedy first, despite it opening implying something more serious and ominous. While Hoodieath's rants about "Christian feminists" are meant to be seen as a dumb, overly-general conspiracy of hate that's obvious bullshit in Ordinarily United, the Order of Chaos in _Roy (made of Puritans and TERFs) are very real and serve as the main antagonist group, so Daygelz's temper about censorship is far more justified than Hoodieath's. Carlson and the Unitias are United, a concensual process that involves direct powering up on both sides and is used as a sign of their love; meanwhile, Roy's predicament with the demons is far closer to a "standard" mix-up. He has the demons sealed with him, and while it's against his will (possibly against the will of the demons other than Cyoo Lesuif, the one who got the sealing done in the first place) he's also the one with more control over the demons (they cannot directly lie to him in the waking world, nor harm them, and he can lightly command them; however, they are "mutually" tied together by a one kilometer radius, which was intended to screw over the demons but it ends up screwing over Roy just as badly), so both sides end up suffering. The Unitias are completely overpowered and look creepy at first but are mostly just goofy nerds under everything else; the Cyoo Legion look comparatively normal but crave destruction and can suddenly become creepy if they want to (at least, Cyoo Daygelz can), and are not even remotely as strong as the Unitias are. Carlson is a similarly comically overpowered man with a lot of sheer luck that rarely gets scared or emotional, while Roy is a more "ordinary," weaker, emotional man known for his terrible luck. Both Carlson and Roy also have jerkass neighbors who turn out to ally with the main villain group (Richshirt eventually Uniting with Blazing Fast and then Flower's Chest, and Roxy turning out to be part of the Order of Chaos respectively), but that's about where what they have in common ends.
  • Spiritual Successor:
    • It's a more "serious" (in that it's not a Troll Fic, at least) redo of The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage, specifically centered around mild expies of Soos and company rather than having an expy of Mabel Pines as the true main protagonist. A Parody Stu man suddenly lands himself a harem of a digital-like being that can indefinitely self-replicate and has some connections to an unhealthy obsession over people, being joined by a borderline womanchild who hates adult responsibility and having a fish out of water manly martial arts fighter among their major companions. However, a new wave of threats far greater in scale than what the lead characters have fought before the hookup come in to light, and their leader serves as an evil foil to the main heroine. Like the .GIFfany Army and a good chunk of the other villains of Journals and Escape From Fanservice Island (another potential Journals successor, also by the same author), their "harem-ness" qualities are contrasted with intentionally goofy and over-the-top new villains, and they annoy the shit out of the .GIFfanys/Unitias. Also, both Ordinarily United and Journals have major villain groups that are to some extent inspired by the Seven Evil Exes.
    • Ordinarily United also has more in common with run:gifocalypse than Journals does. Both of them feature ensembles from "different worlds" (the Soul World in OU, the "virtual/digital world" in RG — which is not exactly treated like Another Dimension except for a few blink and you'll miss it moments in the finale of the original version) going to Earth with mixed feelings, and include a color-coded band of oddballs that act as friends to the main characters (except the "oddballs" in Gifocalypse also doubled as the Villains of the Week, before undergoing Heel–Face Turns). Both of them cover themes about how technology and the world interact, the good and bad of it, and sticking with tradition versus fighting for a new and improved future. And while Journals is ultimatly about Mabel (even moreso than Dipper) with Soos and company being the Spotlight-Stealing Squad, Gifocalypse is not at all hiding that .GIFfany is the Big Bad with Soos as the real hero; and Ordinarily United's main characters are expies of Soos and .GIFfany to a degree. A key difference is that the "Melody" (Stella), while being a major character too, is more of a friend with the "Soos" (Carlson) while he's actively screwing the ".GIFfanys" (the Unitias), while Gifocalypse strictly keeps Soos and Melody together even though there's some subtext between Soos and .GIFfany, culminating in the finale where where it's heavily implied that being closely hugged by a huge pileup of naked .GIFfanys made Soos cream himself all over the "main" one by accident.
  • Statuesque Stunner: All of the Unitias are extremely tall and they are the story's main sources of fanservice. Carlson is definitely in to them, and Stella even remarks early on that she would have loved it if she and Carlson switched places relationship-wise.
  • Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: Unitia Origin herself is in slight reference to and even partly inspired by specific cases of the trope. She has the general template: Long, dark hair (except it's sea green); pale skin; and she has the benefit of being sharp-clawed and sharp-toothed. However, she's not the soul of a dead woman (she's a soul being, which just exists in the afterlife without a body), genuinely nice, and her powers are large in both number and strength yet are clearly-defined. The other Unitias are Palette Swaps of her, most of which deviate from the general look. (Like a dark-skinned, chartreuse-haired one.)
  • Stripperiffic: Most of the main characters.
    • Carlson starts off with his own giant, full knight suit... but once it's destroyed he's happy fighting in nothing but a pair of swim trunks. He only wears the suit in the first place as a sluggish handicap to himself, and even that doesn't make his challenges any difficult.
    • Eldbrash's outfit is just a few straps made out of ice, although as of Chapter 8 it has not suffered any unfortunate destruction or even melting.
    • Kameel Kick is introduced in a full policewoman's uniform, but she throws it off to reveal that she has a Dangerously Short Skirt, she kicks in that skirt, and underneath is a miniscule thong.
    • Ruby's outfit, from a distance, looks like a modest dress. Except it's actually two really thin and unconnected cloths that are somehow able to stay on her in the first place. Effectively, she wears a dress that blows up very easily and has nothing underneath.
    • Hex just wears three diamond-shaped pasties over her breasts and crotch, and her ass is completely uncovered at all times. These even seem like organic "clothing" at first, until her flirting with Stella at the end of Chapter 5 reveals that she can remove them at will.
    • Transparaghost wears a see-through dress, with her having the ability to manipulate light around it to make certain parts opaque. She started out with shorts under them, but that turns out to be her "public look."
    • Her Bone just has a skimpy, tight orange thong-leotard.
    • Many soul beings, including most of the Demons, and including the Unitias, just forgo clothing completely and run around naked at all times.
  • Stylistic Suck:
    • Stella's sign for signing up for the Stellar Silver Knights is typo-filled, nonsensical, and has really bad in-universe copyright censorship that, one sentence later, Stella even drops.
    • Stella's emails are also terrible, full of mispellings and a carelessness for capitalization. Her messages are contrasted with the general Unitia Chats seen throughout the story, and especially stick out like a sore thumb since it's right up against the Inventor's clean, formal, civil speech that pretty much establishes him as being far more organized than she is. Except not. The Inventor is actually a colossal jackass who just wants to keep Stella as some kind of trophy to himself. His useful superpower and proper composition are just about the only two things he has better than Stella.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING: Hoodieath is a Large Ham in general, but when talking about double standards she really has a habit of BURSTING IN TO FULL VOLUME FOR EMPHASIS!
  • Superpower Lottery: Parodied.
    • Carlson just suddenly woke up at "fourteen and a half" years old with a number of ridiculous talents. He can swim up waterfalls and even lift monster trucks. He also wound up with a boomerang that can slice most of his threats in half with little effort, and his "genetics" means that he's even capable of easily fighting as an equal with soul beings since they are weak to silver (and copper, gold, and roentgenium). And that's before he Unites with Unitia Origin, giving him her powers (at least some, but it's implied to be all, but he's not as good) that are detailed below.
    • The Unitias can alter and make matter as well as convert it to energy and visa-versa, because of the way magic in this story works they can make things out of nothing, they can invent and control their own forms of matter (effectively giving them every possible Elemental Power except for "abstract" ones like time — other characters with just one "element," like Eldbrash to chilled water or Blazing Fast to fire, could be considered lucky), all of them are limitless shape-shifters, they're are practically invulnerable to anything (the man who can break Grayscale and knock Carlson out still can't even scratch a single Unitia), they double in number every day, and they're still developing powers on top of that. In addition to their matter shenanigans and manipulation, they each bear Super Strength, Faster Than Life super speed, and a Healing Factor that they rarely even use thanks to aformentioned super-durability. For fun they make new forms of matter and they have solved world hunger and homelessness offscreen. The only reason why they don't just wipe out the bulk of the Hundred Demons overnight is because the Eighth Circle, who is quite possibly stronger than all of them combined, is lazy and would only become active if all other "non-traitor" Demons are dead.
    • Shiny Rocks give their Holders similar skills as the Unitias. Assily Blast in particular is strong enough to even knock out Carlson, an already ridiculously powerful man who has the abilities of the Unitias on top of what he does.
    • The Inventor has a super-regeneration that lets him tank against Ninjssassin, a Shiny Rock Holder who holds the honor of being the first character seen giving Carlson an even fight.
    • Implied to dwarf all of these is the Eighth Circle. He has utter ridiculous regeneration and he can withstand a punch strong enough to blow a hole in a star several lightyears behind him.
  • Surprise Creepy: The story is openly said by Word of God to not be a horror one and for the most part it is lighthearted, but one should not take the fact that the Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl trope is "sexified" with the Unitias to mean that the whole thing is just fanservice shell-to-core. In fact, the creator says that the closest thing he has in mind to a target audience is "not fans of moe anime." Actual "horror moments" like Carlson's nightmare in Chapter 3 or a good deal of what the Unitias do to people they really don't like are brief, but they're there and come with almost no warning at all. One of the early chapters makes fun of actual horror works like Sonic.exe and (less-directly) Doki Doki Literature Club! by dismissing them as "tame," which should be taken as a warning. And all of this is before Last shows up, who is said by Great Pikmin Fan to be only other character who might give the Unitias a run for their money in terms of horror and implied to be a giant Knight of Cerebus. Except unlike the Unitias, Last is a villain.
  • Take That!:
    • The first chapter has Carlson and Origin flipping through the latter's Tomb-television to find something to take their mind off of having sex (which fails spectacularly). One of the shows is effectively Two and a Half Men, which Unitia Origin dismisses as trash. One of Unitia Origin's first lines in general, when talking about Earth culture, implies that she's pretty nick-picky about human media and does not like a lot of it.
    • Chapter 5 makes fun of by-the-numbers cliche creepypasta (and horror with scares that are inspired by creepypasta cliches), especially creepypasta fan works that usually involve "lost episodes." (Ala Sonic.exe.) Carlson and the Unitias try to watch a huge "Wavettebomb" of four new episodes a day for the next three weeks. Cryipasto teams up with Eellooshinist, a Demon that can give people illusions and give that power to others, so that he shows Carlson and the Unitias a completely different episode of Wavette where Wavette is actually a crazed killer. The first sign that something is off is when Carlson points out that the quality of writing went downhill, even before "things went to shit," highly suggesting that Cryipasto is a terrible writer even when he's pretending the illusion is a genuine episode. The Unitias figure out that he's trapped them in an illusion after roughly five minutes of what was supposed to be two hours of things "slowly getting worse," because "slowly" in his mind is "the screen briefly flashes red and bloody," and he does that to a crowd of people who are very good observers that can catch on to split-second things (and the Unitias specifically each have a really good Photographic Memory). Eventually, Cryipasto ends up being chased by Carlson, who is more annoyed that the illusion meant that he missed the beginning of the marathon and ended up getting spoiled as a result. When he's caught, the Unitias give him a bunch of ideas to make it scary becides just taking something cutesy (allegedly) and splashing blood over it and throwing jump scares (jump scares are something Fan explicitely mentioned that he did not like). When Cryipasto suggests having some kind death that involves something like an eye injury so that it "fits his horror theme," Carlson denies that and flattens him like an old cartoon out of pure spite. The chapter was published on 4/20 and because of that, Great Pikmin Fan considers it an Anti-Halloween Special of sorts.
    • The sole reason why Mleltersighcko exists was to get some of the author's steam off at how annoying he finds people that zoom by with ludicrously loud motorcycles. Ironically she ended up being one of the more badass Demons, as she was able to take on even Stella and the crew in a good fight. Although she ultimately ends up getting finger-flicked.
    • Ordinarily United as a whole mocks Will They or Won't They? and couples that take ages to get together when it's farily obvious to savvy viewers that they will get together. So, the first chapter covers Carlson and Unitia Origin meeting... and less than halfway, as it goes over Hibernation, it's revealed that they do fall for each other. And after over a month in to their relationship, they start having sex. A lot of sex. Shortly after the Dagger fight, some random young citizen asks if Carlson and Unitia Origin are a couple before the part of the Hibernation where they fall in love is revealed. In several other series, they would deny it, either by beating around the issue or being more aggressive. Unitia Origin excitedly says that they are, in fact, a couple, and Carlson interrupts her when she implies their sexual life. The story is about a couple after they hook up getting over their issues, rather than a couple "trying to get together" with their hookup being treated as a sign that every issue they have is finished.
    • Most of the story's sexual elements fire at common anime/other action tropes and elements (especially moe, moe is not spared at all) rather than happily embracing them, especially ecchis despite Ordinarily United itself technically being one of them. Instead of a number of cutesy older-teens in high school shying away from the idea of sex as a forbidden fruit and making innuendo, this is about twenty-somethingsnote  who openly and casually enjoy having sex outright, to the point where Great Pikmin Fan said for the record that none of the main Knights are virgins and indirectly jabbed at the ideal of a "pure wife." As with the above point, this is reflected with the first chapter covering Carlson and Unitia Origin having sex. Possibly including the first time; the web novel is a little vague on that. The Unitias themselves are as far away from a cutesy anime waifu as they can while not outright straying in to pure horror territory — and even then, they come close. Instead of being short, childlike, and helpless, the Unitias are extremely tall with unambiguously mature bodies (complete with Origin's introduction talking about her trimmed pubic hair) and are very obviously their own people, not trophy wives that Carlson has to coddle and protect. When the Unitias (rather violently, by this story's standards) kill Pantalite, the narrative just flat-out says that the Unitias' casual approach to nudity is a lot better than the type of underwear jokes and fanservice often seen in low-brow anime, and the Unitias themselves actually get very angry at being told to put clothes on. Then there's the "molestation for comedy," covered with certain characters such as the Inventor.
    • Fan really hates "loveable" pervert characters with a heart of gold. The Inventor was specifically written to be a mockery of this trope, where he's portrayed as a super creepo rather than a guy who "can't help but love to grope boobies." To hammer in the point, rather than actually showing him grope someone and risk glorifying it, he's instead feeling up a mannequin, to try to ensure as few people as possible would be aroused by his behavior. That's just his debut chapter — come Chapter 10 where he steps in to full villainy by trying to kill Stella and Henfight, he's beaten in a rather humiliating fashion by Stella and company, before suffering from a death that's explicitely stated to be long, slow, and painful. His assistant, Henfight, is similarly mocking a perfectly obediant girlfriend, and she's also deliberately designed to be unsexy in that Inventor's preferred outfit for her is a chicken suit and she speaks in extremely dull monotone. This is in stark contrast to Carlson and just about any other character in the story (even Stella, obsessed with sex, and even Hoodieath, who is loud and rude but not a manipulative slimeball), who generally react to nudity and sex with maturity and strive for healthy relationships. In Chapter 10's closing notes, it's confirmed that the Inventor and Henfight were "inspired" by Meliodas and Elizabeth,Spoilers for Chapter 10  but the former draws a lot from faux-"nice guys" in general.
    • Hoodieath herself, in addition to being Self-Deprecation at some of the author's own views, is a dig at the "anti-censorship" movement. Ordinarily United itself is a story filled to the gills with nudity and sex, and yet even it thinks that people constantly complaining about censorship in a black-and-white manner are somewhat annoying. Hoodieath might be classed as a hero and is nowhere near as terrible or creepy as the Inventor, but she's still a loud-mouth extremist jerkass.
  • Technicolor Fire: Coming off from the fan fic-.GIFfanys soon adapting color-coded electricity that, above all else, turns in to metal, the Unitias have color-coded fire as their default "magic appearance." And, as with metal for the .GIFfanys, stone serves as the "default solid" for the Unitias.
  • Tempting Fate:
    • Parodied in Chapter 5 when Stella says that the hotline will start going off right as she mentions the hotline. When it does go off two hours later, she says that she knew it would start ringing "as soon as" she talked about it.
    • Stella seems to be utterly confident that Eugine "The Inventor" Mellows is a perfectly good guy. He... isn't.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Invoked. Many, but not all, of the Hundred Demons have extremely bit roles and tend to end up getting killed by Carlson or one of the Unitias (usually Origin, but Two has killed one of them), similar to the various monsters Saitama kills in one punch.
  • Thong of Shielding: Averted since Unitia Origin's introduction, really early on, makes it crystal clear that the story has no proble with naked rear ends. Yet both Kameel Kick and Her Bone's outfits still involve thongs. Just mostly for asthetic purposes.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Played with; Carlson is about six feet tall according to Word of God. But all of the Unitias are somewhere around nine feet by default. They make themselves slightly shorter near the beginning so that they can fit within Carlson's old house, and this is part of the reason why they were eager to build a new home shared by all of them.
  • Title Drop: Happens in the first chapter, right after Carlson and Unitia Origin "Unite." The latter says that they are now ordinarily United.
  • Toilet Humor: Used sparingly, but it does come up from time to time.
    • Most notably, Assily Blast subverts this. He looks like a cobalt man that's part-toilet in a strange faux-cyborg way. He attacks with large poison fart clouds he makes... but he's the next in the line of the Shiny Rock Holders, and even then he's the first person who manages to knock Carlson out outright. The intent with Assily Blast in general is that the story's "target audience" is not supposed to be fond of Toilet Humor and find him annoying, so that they can get the feeling of how Unitia Origin feels when he proves to be one of the most difficult Demons to kill as of his introduction.
    • Cryipasto fantasizes about the Unitias pissing themselves in fear over his horror illusions. To say that his fantasy does not become reality is putting it mildly.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Anyone who thinks they can take on Carlson or especially the Unitias (just one, let alone all of them) despite knowing full-well of what they are capable of.
  • Tranquil Fury: Carlson's eventual reaction to Stella calling out Unitia Origin for her past behavior and getting her to leave Earth, but he starts out with just regular fury before calming down.
    Carlson: Stella. I don't care where you go. But I don't want you to be around me right now.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight:
    • Nudity is not considered nearly the taboo it was by 2060, so just about anyone is allowed to go around naked without much fuss. The Unitias take note especially, since they have blatantly inhuman proportions and usually float rather than walk. An offhand comment in Chapter 3 implies that television still has issues showing (real life) nudity, so on TV the Unitias are censored a little.
    • The ending of Chapter 9 implies that something like Unitia Origin's spawn is completely normal business, given that the soul beings look at it for a split-second before turning their attentions back to whatever they were doing before. Even when she starts licking around her own "Generator" and claims that she wants to be the "Woman of Infinite Sex." Nobody gives a damn about that.
  • Unwanted Harem: Toyed around with. Unitia Origin kept the "Generator makes more Unitias and they all lock in to Origin's same lover" aspect a secret, intending for it to be a pleasant surprise. Instead he hates it at first and it takes a while for him to get used to it, to the point where he even goes behind Origin's back to talk to Stella over it.
  • Vapor Wear:
    • Stella confesses that she hates underwear, and tends to wear somewhat tight clothing that emphasises it.
    • Ruby's outfit just consists of two long cloths, one for the front and one for the back. Her sides are completely uncovered and the cloths often blow up, although when the front one goes up she's quick to push it down with her hands.
    • Transparaghost's outfit is a see-through teal dress with nothing under it. One of her mundane powers is really weak light manipulation: She can make the crotch part of her dress opaque, to add to the "tempting" look she has.
    • Male example: Eldbrash's outfit is a pair of shorts with suspenders, all of which is made out of ice, that has a slit up the slide proving that he has nothing underneath.
    • Inverted with Hoodieath, who goes around with no pants but wears a pair of panties that are visible at all times, since her hoodie does not cover them.
  • Verbal Tic: Both Hex and the Eighth Circle speak with a mild stutter. When the latter is shown typing, he obviously omits it.
  • Villain Teleportation: For all the abilities Carlson and the Unitias have, teleportation is... a bit complicated. The Unitias are unable to directly teleport to a location — they either fly there or take some sort of custom vehicle, despite having portals to their own Pocket Dimension. On the other hand, the Eighth Circle and the Shiny Rock Holders are easily able to warp from location to location, and their portal reach is seemingly far greater.
  • Villains Act, Heroes React: Justified. The Unitias do not want the Hundred Demons to actually land some kills (although some have happened offscreen), but if the former just wipes out all of the Hundred Demons then they would just indirectly convince the Eighth Circle to get off his lazy/indecisive ass and wipe out humanity himself. So, the Unitias are spreading out the mission by only going after Demons actually attacking humanity, waiting until they have enough numbers so that their power could be better than his.
  • Voice of the Legion: The Unitias have the ability to change their voice to whatever they want, and this is one of their many options. Some of the first "on-screen" words from Unitia Origin are in a ninefold voice of the legion.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: While all one hundred members of the Hundred Demons are promised to have some degree of screentime, in most cases it's not that many. A select few (Swinging Blade, Blazing Fast, Assily Blast, etc) get to be full-blown Arc Villains, yet still have an expiration date by the end of their respective arcs. Some of them (Mleltersighcko and Cryipasto — for the same chapter, in a Two Lines, No Waiting sense) get to have their own chapter where they are the focused Monster of the Week. However, many of them, like Tankah and Batty, are just fodder that Carlson and/or the Unitias breeze through.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Soul beings are, for whatever reason, weak to copper, silver, gold, and roentgenium — Group 11 elements on the Periodic Table. The more the element's mass, the more damage it does — copper can give a few scratches and they get more powerful from there. Carlson "conveniently" has a biology meaning he's more-or-less "part silver," and he's "enough silver" to actually deal good damage to the Hundred Demons without using any tools or enhancements. So, he's a parody of stories where the heroes are "blessed" with the power to be one of the few people capable of harming the villain(s). Roentgenium is the most effective of the bunch but, due to being highly radioactive, actually finding a good way to use it is difficult.
  • Weapon of Choice: Several characters are associated with different weapons, although there is some overlap. Stella fights with batons. Carlson's is technically boomerangs, but he only uses Grayscale. Because he only needs Grayscale. The Unitias have Unit Blades that are apparently even more powerful than they usually are. And the Shiny Rock Holders can transform their Rocks in to weapons they are comfortable using. Swinging Blade unsurprisingly turns his in to a sword, Blazing Fast changes his in to a mace, Assily Blast in to a gun, and Ninjssassin goes for a giant shuriken. Ninjssassin also uses other ninja tools. And "assassin tools," implied to be long-ranged guns and sniper rifles.
  • Wham Episode:
    • Chapter 3, by early standards. Near the beginning, Carlson flat-out confirms what the last chapter barely implied in that Unitia Origin used to date the Eighth Circle. Then Carlson finds out that the Eighth Circle is huge — not even at his full size, he's large enough that his air bubbles are able to completely engulf and surround Carlson — and Carlson uses the Uniting teleportation to bail him out. This is the first time Carlson has ever been shown genuinely scared of something. When he and the Unitias are on their way back home, they come across Swinging Blade, another Demon. Except he has something... different. A purple gemstone known as a "Shiny Rock" that supposedly grants its user abilities on the same scale as Carlson's, possibly even the strength of the Unitias. But then he trips and falls on his own weapon shortly after transforming, and the Eighth Circle (or at least, that's who the Unitias think did it) teleports it away before the gang can study it. Swinging Blade had the potential to finally be a villain matching Carlson in skill before he screwed up, and the Eighth Circle might as well be more powerful. Plus, there's seven more Shiny Rocks. And Ninjssassin, seemingly just a joke leader of a gang that places too much value in their Demon number, turns out to have one of the Rocks. This marks the point where the story becomes slightly less of a one punch-fest and the gang now has the more specific, narrowed goal of finding the seven other Demons that have the Shiny Rocks.
    • Chapter 6. On Carlson's way to fight the second Shiny Rock Holder (Blazing Fast), he meets the Eighth Circle again — except he's already out of the Pit and just walking around the place calmly, at about the size of a human. Turns out the Eighth Circle really is not that hostile, and he was as friendly as his conversation in Chapter 3 implied. Then Ninjssassin comes out of nowhere and provides Carlson with an actual, flashy, equal-match fight, confirming that the Holders are on Carlson's tier of strength. While Carlson's fight with Blazing Fast is also a "normal battle," it involves the Demon piecing together various clues and exposing that Carlson and the Unitias might have some emotional vulnerabilities. It also turns out that Unitia Origin was storing energy for a mega-punch on the Eighth Circle — in a moment of heavy emotion she blows it, blasting the atmosphere of the planet and blowing a hole in a distant star. And it does not hurt the Eighth Circle at all.
    • Chapter 7. Carslon, the supposed Saitama-esque intentionally overpowered main character making fun of power-fantasy leads that never lose, loses a fight. Assily Blast — a Rock Holder, but not one of the "main enforcers" under the Eighth Circle — proves to be strong enough to defeat him in battle. Eighthback, a hero who did not trust the Unitias, takes advantage of this to try to turn Canada against the Stellar Silver Knights. Also, Hoodieath's arrival marks the debut of a character who actually can go up toe-to-toe against the stronger Demons, as several previous allies could not (as seen with the Mleltersighcko curb-stomp, which was not even against a Rock Holder. Hoodieath vs Assily Blast was). Relationship-wise Carlson and Unitia Origin get in to a huge fight over whether or not Carlson should even try to fight against Assily Blast, showing that despite their habit of getting over relationship issues much quicker than a number of couples in fiction, they've still got some deep personal problems to iron out.
    • Chapter 9, "Origin's Origin." The web novel gives a good taste of exactly how terrible and nightmarish Unitia Origin's past self is, which the reader witnesses along with Stella. Stella calling Origin out for her past behavior is what finally convinces the latter to go through with her plan of leaving the planet, and thanks to a "stored speed boost," not even the other Unitias are able to catch up to her. Origin also de-Unites with Carlson, leaving him to Unite with Unitia Two instead — which doesn't go as well for whatever reason. One of the Demons has successfully disguized herself as a hero by using a long-distance ability from a Shiny Rock to change her looks and hide her identity from the Unitias' scanners, and has her sights set on Carlson. Assily Blast's ultimate plan involves Jupiter. The icing on the cake is that the chapter ends with a flashback to Unitia Origin spawning in to existence, and it seems like she was born from the start with extremely malicious and possessive intent.
    • Chapter 10. Unitia One/Origin returning and the death of Assily Blast (an Arc Villain) aren't too surprising, but the rest of the chapter is: The Inventor finally loses it and tries to kill Stella, and considering what had happened to her not-too long ago with finding out about Unitia One's past, she draws parallels between the Inventor and the Unitias and completely turns against the latter. Unitia One finally beats the image of her own past self, and Carlson stands up to Nightmare Yuullieke completely. Then two major bombshells are dropped at the end: Stella and company are no longer part of the Knights and instead will be fighting with Eighthback's group, and Carlson's supposedly-dead dad shows up at his doorstep and gives him a vague message about going to Cooper Domain. The former has a bit of buildup, but the latter has absolutely no foreshadowing whatsoever until right when it happens.
  • Wham Line:
    • Confirming something the dream-flashback in Chapter 2 might have implied, Carlson just casually throws a large twist in the third chapter, that recontextualizes many things about Unitia Origin and the Eighth Circle:
      Carlson: So it isn't like how you used to date the Eighth Circle, then.
    • Chapter 4. Blazing Fast to Carlson's old neighbor from the beginning:
      Blazing Fast: Ever heard of something called Uniting? All of us soul beings can do it, you know.
    • Blazing Fast has another in Chapter 6:
      Blazing Fast: If you want to start worshipping someone that has some really solid evidence of existing, go with these guys who figured the Great One out and built this place. If there is a god in this cruel world, I'm pretty sure it's him.

      And he's been fucking with you for the past seven years of your life.
    • Chapter 9 manages to make the Demon introduction Boss Subtitles one. So it seems that yet another new hero shows up out of nowhere while Carlson is in the middle of a mission against one of the Hundred Demons. Except, after she kills another one of the Demons (for good, and her words imply that there was nothing planned about this) and introduces herself to Carlson...
      DEMON #74: WUNHART
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Carlson is horrified of incomprehencibly enormous monsters and he hates being snuck up on. In Chapter 3, the large island-sized (this is after Eighth Circle shrank; his original form is about the size of Australia) Eighth Circle sneaks up on him.
  • Widget Series: Basically, it's a WAT that seems to be going out of its way to not look like a story you'd see in mainstream America. Ordinarily United is a story in a Twenty Minutes In To The Future setting where Canada has inexplicably taken over most of the world, a man spontaneously woke up with talents that include swimming up waterfalls, Earth is attacked by several monsters on a regular basis, a Big Red Devil sends ninety-eight monsters ranging from "human-looking" to "what the hell is that thing" to wipe out humanity because he's too lazy/reluctant with guilt to do so himself, and a doubling-every-day Battle Harem of naked women magically generate things out of nothing to solve world resource problems. Also present is an American football ninja, an "assassin ninja," nine-hundred "guardian" species that seem to not really do that much to protect humanity, a "werewolf" that can only turn in to a wolf in direct sunlight, and Stella. And almost every character either runs around completely naked or mostly naked. GPF has written weirder, but this is definitely an oddball in of itself.
  • The Worf Effect: The beginning of the web novel establishes Carlson as a Saitama-esque invincible and overpowered hero. Then Chapters 6 and 7 turn that around a little:
    • The Eighth Circle is able to completely No Sell Carlson's Grayscale Boomerang, which can otherwise slice through soul beings like a hot knife through butter. While the Eighth Circle is openly letting Carlson hit him. He later survives a specific, super-strong punch by Unitia Origin that's capable of blowing a hole in the plasma of a star about eight lightyears away.
    • Assily Blast not only outright breaks the Grayscale (but it ends up repairing itself), he also curb-stomps Carlson and knocks him out. Assily Blast doubles as the first villain who survives a finger-flick from Unitia Origin.
    • Subverted with Lock-On, a man with the power to copy the abilities of anyone — including the Unitias. Despite "taking" Unitia Two's abilities to the extent that their computer system thinks he is her and not simply another Unitia, and later revealing that he stole Carlson's and kept quiet about it, Unitia One manages to trick him in to thinking he got the upper hand over her before ambushing her with herself and Unitias Three and Four. One explicitely says that if Lock-On thinks that just because he's the "new" villain that he can power-over the Unitias, he has another thing coming.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Everyone. Considering how the Hundred Demons are half-women, and all of them except Unitia Origin want to wipe out the entire human race, all seven billion+ of them, nobody on Earth is encouraged to follow double standards when it comes to fighting them.
    • Carlson does not hesitate at all to fight female enemies, although as with everyone he wants to make sure that they're enemies first so that he does not accidentally kill a potential ally — which he might have otherwise considering how "overpowered" he is. He asks Unitia Origin if she's friendly or not, but after listening to her he has a good understanding of the Hundred Demons and no longer asks when it comes to them. He's outright killed some of the female Hundred Demons, such as Large Avian and Decay. Decay in particular was him interrupting a battle she had with Her Bone — Her Bone did not like that, but because he "stole" the kill from her, not because he hit a woman. His designated rival, Ninjssassin, is also one of the women, although she is the first ever Demon who successfully escapes from him. Carlson also has play-battles with the Unitias and acts in training matches sparring with them, but he would never actually cause physical harm to a Unitia.
    • On the other side, all of the male Hundred Demons themselves. Except possibly the Eighth Circle, as he seems reluctant to hit anyone. Their ultimate goal is to wipe out human life, and that includes women along with the men.
    • Eldbrash tries attacking Kameel Kick right on the spot because her Guardian "clan" and his were bitter enemies. Among the many, many problems of this, the fact that he's trying to attack a woman is never even brought up; it helps that Kameel is a cop and they're both roughly equally badass (if not her being more skilled than he is, since she also has the ability to make portals for whatever reason). Which is, to say, they're both small droplets of water compared to the oceans of power that are Carlson and the Unitias.
    • Chapter 2 has three random thugs all getting in to a fight with Stella. They lose, hard.
  • World of Action Girls: The major heroines outnumber the major heroes, even if one pisses off Unitia Two by counting all Unitias as one. Stella can take on three buff men by herself and beat the ever-loving shit out of all of them. Hex has a special sort of mass that can be shifted in to a weapon she pleases, including a chainsaw. Kameel Kick is not only a cop (one that was laid-off because of the Demons, but still), but she's also a member of a race that guards humanity, with the ability to make short-range portals. Hoodieath is powerful enough thanks to a strange "exponential storage" attack that she can even fight toe-to-toe with a Shiny Rock Holder. Then there's the Unitias, who can destroy Eldritch Abominations capable of making large tornados out of knifes with no struggle and are so powerful that the only character who could even come close to them is a Devil-looking man who can be the size of a continent.
  • World of Buxom: Pretty much every woman in the story has a large rack, with the smallest being "average." The Unitias, Flower's Chest, and Mayor Tchup border on Gag Boobs outright.
  • World of Ham: Stella, Eldbrash, Leon, Her Bone, Hoodieath, a good number of the Hundred Demons... many of this story's characters are hammy and swear-happy as all hell.
  • Yandere:
    • The Inventor. He seems like a noble, heroic figure that fits right along with some of his commerads — the American football-themed Eighthback and the "classic superhero"-based Eyebeam Man — but near the end of Chapter 8 he's seen literally slobbering over mannequins while creepily fantasizing about them being Stella. In the following chapter, he displays some slightly... off behavior, focused on tracking her down and implied to be stalking her. And then he finally snaps in Chapter 10 when he thinks that Stella is "betraying" him in favor for Carlson. He tries to kill Stella, Henfight, and the former's teammates once they arrive for backup, and Henfight makes it crystal clear that he's beyond any therapy save for an injection by a toxin specifically supposed to kill him.
    • Unitia Origin used to be one in the past. Back in the Parallel, she found and stalked a grand total of twenty-five soul beings, and while not being physically violent directly, she was an emotional and mental manipulator. Unusually, not only is she a protagonist version, but she's also atoning for it. Her considerably healthier relationship with Carlson is the biggest indicator that she's moved on from that, despite Origin herself thinking otherwise.
  • You Are Number 6:
    • The Unitias go by a numbering system where they call each-other "Unitia [number]." The exception is Unitia Origin, who should fit under "Unitia One." Carlson points this out in the first chapter. Unitias Two+ call her "Unitia One" instead, and when Carlson finally asks Two why in the end of the third chapter, she gives a rather cryptic answer in that it's tied to how Origin/One sees herself. After the events of Chapter 10, Unitia Origin firmly and finally switches to calling herself Unitia One, with "Unitia Origin" becoming the short-hand term to refer to her evil past self.
    • Subverted with the Hundred Demons, who do have a numbering system based on the order Eighth Circle hired them (and Eighth Circle himself is number 1), but none of them really go by their numbers. In fact, the "Single Digits" (actually 2-8, as 1 is the leader who isn't really involved with them, and 9 is the "traitor" Unitia Origin) are the only ones who give a crap about the number system at all, using it as an arbitrary excuse to feel more important than they really are.
    • The character Hex is named after the numerical prefix for "six." As of Chapter 8 the reason why isn't clear, but Fan's profile hints that a later chapter will reveal her being part of a series of women also named after prefixes. It doubles as a pun on spells, and coincidentally (this actually is a coincidence out-universe, Fan admits that he didn't consider it at first) she's the sixth non-Carlson and non-Unitia Knight to be introduced.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair:
    • The Unitias come in a variety of colors and, later, "patterns;" but one thing universal among the "main sixteen" is that they all have different bizarre hair colors while having normal skin tones (well, some of them are extremely pale, but their skin tones could still pass as "albino"). Origin's hair is a sea green that's admitted by Great Pikmin Fan to just be an inversion of .GIFfany's hair color. Unitia Two's is a similar pink, if not that exact same pink.
    • Ruby has red hair, Transparaghost has cyan hair, Eldbrash has blue hair (which is justified due to him being a Chilled Water Guardian), and Kameel Kick has purple-fuchsia hair (also justified, she's a Sky Guardian). Hex has green hair but she also has green skin. Leon's yellow hair could possibly pass as blond, and despite being associated with the color orange Her Bone's hair is half-blonde, half-brunette.
    • Hoodieath has pink hair. That, and her undergarments constantly being visible are part of her referencing Brenda from Perfect Hair Forever.
    • Yuullieke has cyan/azure hair, which is explicitely said to be dyed. The "Super Seven" of the Knights probably have natural hair colors (for a given definition of "natural" for Hex, who was artificially made), the Unitias and other soul beings have definitely natural hair colors (sans Ninjssassin), and Hoodieath is ambiguous, but Yuullieke is the one major character confirmed to dye her hair.
    • "Mystery Casino Woman"/Ellise Daisies is also confirmed to dye her hair by the narrative, in this case part of it is a shade of lavender.


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    Tropes Suggested to be in Extraordinarily United (Upcoming as of October 2018) 

  • Ascended Extra: Unitias Three-Sixteen are tertiary characters at most in Ordinarily. In Extraordinarily, most of the focus is on them.
  • Hotter and Sexier: To Ordinarily proper, since there's less emphasis on fighting horrible monsters and more emphasis on the Unitias wandering around doing things naked.
  • Interquel: The chapters that are released while Ordinarily is still ongoing will usually cover events that happen within Ordinarily's timeline, just moments that were skipped in the original.
  • Lighter and Softer: No need to worry about the Hundred Demons here! Just shenanigans with Carlson, the Unitias, and company. Even though the Hundred Demons are promised to appear, they will be in lighter roles than as monsters trying to wipe out humanity. And many of them are already goofy to begin with.


"Unitia creation is complicated, but you will get used to it!"

    Tropes in The High-Splash Adventures of Wavette 

Often shortened to just Wavette, it is one of the Shows Within Ordinarily United centered around a sailor woman with water powers known as Wavette and her various world-travelling friends. The plot is deliberately nonsensical and confusing, and it's a huge Long Runner in-universe. Every chapter of Ordinarily United except the last shows off a brief clip of the show as a Stinger.

  • Accidental Pervert: Frank. Chapter 3's clip consists of him and Wavette leaping far out of a fallen helicoper and still just-so-happening to land with his hands on Wavette's breasts. Unlike several other examples, Wavette does not mind.
  • Archive Panic: An in-universe parody. It's a Long Runner with several episodes, and starting in Chapter 5 its network does a "Wavettebomb" with four new half-hour episodes each day for a three-week marathon, meaning that in order to stay up-to-date one would have to watch forty-two hours of the show, or "just" two hours a day. Most of the main characters of Ordinarily United are already hopelessly behind, and Carlson and the Unitias struggle to catch up.
  • Clothing Damage: Just about anything can wipe Wavette and her female friends' clothes off.
  • Color-Coded Elements:
  • Comically Invincible Hero: Right around Ordinarily proper introduces villains who can successfully dish out damage on Carlson, the corresponding Wavette clips reveal that Wavette has a number of allies who are all-but invincible and can Deus ex Machina their way out of anything; including, at least, a Reality Warper that can blink enemies out of existence and a time traveller that can just time travel deaths away.
  • Expy: Frank is a "regular" human amid a collection of color-coded, element-themed women. Not only does Ordinarily United itself do this, but this is a concept Great Pikmin Fan has toyed around with a lot.
  • Godiva Hair: Until the "Wavettebomb" in Chapter 5, Wavette's breasts (and the breasts of the various Fanservice Extras on the show) are covered with this. At some point, the series allowed showing areolae but not nipples. And during the "Wavettebombs" onward, the standard was dropped alltogether and women's nipples are completely A-okay to show. Keep in mind that Wavette is a children's show in-universe.
  • Crystal-Ball Scheduling: Downplayed. Frank and Wavette have parallels to Carlson and Unitia Origin (despite being celebrities in OU's present, neither of them was born/spawned when the show started) in the sense of "dry, 'ordinarily' human man and quirky magical woman with her own band of color-coded friends" and some times the clip played at the end of a chapter is loosely similar to the chapter itself (such as Chapter 7, which introduces Watch City and one of its many malls, having a clip centered around the mall), but there is hardly any major parallels and these aren't the episodes the characters are actually watching so much as they are "random" clips. There are some loose references, such as Chapter 7's clip discussing the Sorting Algorithm of Evil right when the chapter proper introduced a potential Knight of Cerebus, but that's about it.
  • Giant Spider: Spirate. Who is also a pirate-spider.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Carlson notes in Ordinarily proper that the show just gets more sexual as it goes on.
  • Long Title: The High-Splash Adventures of Wavette. As with the overall title and the first chapter (shortened to "The Knight and the Naked Woman"), this is often shortened to just Wavette.
  • Meta Guy: Frank becomes this after a few clips, soon lampshading the absurdity of the characters' situations and getting fed up with it.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Wavette herself. There is a lot of fanservice going around with her friends, but the eponymous character by far gets involved in far more nude antics.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Wavette in general is obviously modeled off of Rip Van Winkle. This might seem like a regular Shout-Out to just Hellsing, except in Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals, Rip was not only extremely important to the plot, but a Running Gag was how she was overly-sexualized within the story.
    • Chapter 2's clip has Frank crying that the Gray Slime is trying to eat his brains, just like some giant green mutant. In Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals, Homer Simpson appears as a giant, green mutant after falling in to nuclear waste, and threatens to eat Integra's brains. And that was based on a scrapped Simpsons Stylistic Suck fic where Homer would become a mutant and his OC character, Gomer note , would stop him.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Spirate, the "spider pirate," and the unseen Emperor Nahtzee Tricoxnote .
  • Nipple and Dimed: Played straight in the early episodes, where Godiva Hair of some sort was used to completely cover bare breasts. Then later toyed with when the producers were allowed to show more breasts, so the hair covered just the nipples themselves and even left areolae exposed. Then dropped altogether with the "Wavettebomb" in Chapter 5 of Ordinarily.
  • Noodle Incident: The plots of entire episodes are this. While the reader does see a clip at the end of every chapter and even occasionally sees a bit of the show proper, it's out of context, out of order, and only a small fraction of the full series.
  • The One Guy: Mirroring Carlson in Ordinarily proper, Frank is the only man in his immediate group with Wavette and the other women, but there are a number of male companions outside the gang.
  • Running Gag: The fact that the show-within-the-web-novel is a children's cartoon with a ton of fanservice on the level of TV-MA ecchis.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Carlson's in-universe opinion of the series is that it's this, and why he continues to watch it. At the very least, he likes it for not being predictable.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Pointed out in Chapter 7's clip, where the gang remarks that the "Dark Wizard" — their Arc Villain at the time of that particular episode — is one of the more evil villains they met. Frank suggests that a "Nahtzee Tricox" was much worse.
  • Spoof Aesop: Every clip ends with the eponymous character randomly giving a lesson to the viewer, calling them "Important Life Lessons from Wavette!" One of them amounts to "wrapping tentacles around people is wrong," and another amounts to "bring a spare change of clothes in case a nudifier strips everyone in the country."
  • Story-Breaker Power: Parodied with one of the companions being a Reality Warper who can flat-out erase people from existence with seemingly no limitation except the user's clothes. Chapter 9's clip reveals that another member of the group has seemingly limitless time travel.
  • Stylistic Suck: The show sucks ass. The plot doesn't make much sense, most of the show's jokes seen are stock fanservice tropes turned on their head, and Carlson practically outright says that he only watches it because A: it's that dumb that it becomes entertaining, and B: just about everything else is worse.
  • Subverted Kids Show: Wavette is apparently a kid's show in-universe, yet the amount of nudity and blatant sexual nature in it would even give some actual ecchi a run for their money. And that's ignoring the swearing. Or that there is apparently a villain named "Natzee Tricox."
  • Take Our Word for It: According to Carlson, Wavette is definitely not good, but it is at least unpredictable and crazy enough to be enjoyable in a So Bad, It's Good fashion in-universe. The clips shown are usually Cliché Storms, so it's difficult to tell just how "unpredictable" the story is.
  • Take That!:
    • This is to "typical" ecchis reliant on the same tired gags and character types what The Itchy & Scratchy Show is to cartoon violence. Ordinarily United proper was the author's attempt at making something that was neither afraid to show skin nor just a mindless Clothing Damage-fest that acted as media-junkfood.
    • Chapter 8's clip takes note since Wavette actually breaks character just to point out how utterly stupid the idea of a "weapon" that only attacks clothes in. Her enemy at the time, "Spirate," tries to give a flimsy justification about getting rid of cursed armor, but Wavette just flat out insults him and sends him going away crying.
  • Time Master: Tempaerius, who can just presumably hop back in time and undo something in case the heroes are faced with too-threatening of an enemy.
  • Who Writes This Crap?!:
    • Frank was pushed in to this after a bit of Early Installment Weirdness.
    • Wavette in Chapter 8's clip flat-out thinks that the idea of a Nudifier poison gas is the dumbest idea she ever heard. She stops being her usual cheerful self to tell her opponent how much of a desperate loser he had to be to come up with that.


"Oh, wow, that happened to my clothes! Oh well! I guess the moral of the story is: If you want to keep your life un-ruined, don't read TV Tropes! Important Life Lessons from Wavette!"


Moon. Go away.
You're the dead rock clouding my perfect day.
But I guess this is just the way,
And you're here to stay...
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