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Glenwood Prep is a Minecraft Machinima web series created by AviatorGaming and written by Ash503. The story focuses on a teenage boy named Zach Leatherman and his friends Taylen Brooker, Will Brooker, and Finn East, as they attend the titular Glenwood Prep. It is a free private high school, with a particular quirk-all of it's students, and a majority of its faculty, have been fused with animal DNA, Tokyo Mew Mew style. The show premiered on January 3rd, 2017, with a 25 episode first season, which ended on July 22nd, 2017. A second season premiered on July 29th, 2017, and ended on September 15th, 2017. A third season and fourth season were also produced.


Glenwood Prep provides examples of

  • Almost Kiss: After Zach feels rejected by his parents, he goes to Taylen's room, where she cheers him up. The camera pans in with there faces close together, but Zach leaves.
  • Alpha Bitch: Nikki, in a very literal sense. Later subverted with her, when she realizes her controlling personality has made people's lives worse, and invites Zach to take a more active position in the pack.
  • Asexuality: Rachel identifies as Aromantic.
  • Beach Episode:
    • Season 1 Episode 21.
    • Episode 23 of season 2
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Zach is a generally good natured boy-just don't mess with his friend. You WILL be in trouble.
  • Break-Up/Make-Up Scenario: Rachel and Raven go through this, and the 'Break Up' half of the equation is already in place when the series starts.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Finn.
  • Cat Girl: Rachel. Leroy becomes a Cat Boy in Season 2 ( a jaguar, to be specific).
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  • Extranormal Institute: Glenwood Prep.
  • Evil Is Petty: When Nikki fears she will not get a spot on the track team, she orders Raphael to hurt Taylen's performance in order to improve her chances. This leads to Taylen getting a concussion and temporary Identity Amnesia.
  • Fiery Redhead: Raven.
  • Five-Man Band:
  • Foreign Exchange Student: José, Yeong, and Barrond, from Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the Neatherlands, respectively.
  • French Maid Outfit: Zach and Finn manage to briefly get Taylen into one in episode 8 of Season 1. Played For Laughs
  • Heroic BSoD: Zach suffers a minor in Season 1 Episode 18 after his parents try to sue Glenwood Prep, but back out after Glenwood agrees to pay off their debts, and he feels that his parents are only in it for money, and he is unloved. Shiptease with Taylen ensues.
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  • High-School Dance: Homecoming in Season 1.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Leroy develops a massive crush on Raven. He doesn't know she's currently dating Reggie. Becomes subverted after they break up.
  • Identity Amnesia: Taylen gets a mild case in Season 2. It only affects her short term memory, but it's still sad to ses her get so confused about who she and her friends are.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Finn, and one of Taylen's. Subverted with Raphael.
  • Jerk Jock: Invoked, and later subverted, with . Played straight with Raphael, along with him being Nikki's Beta Bitch spoiler: (though it's later subverted with him too.)
  • Mismatched Eyes: Taylen has one brown eye and one blue eye.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown José gives Nikki a thorough one, and even bites her on the arm, in Season 2 Episode 9, after finding out about the packs' treatment of Zach, to gain athority over the Glenwood Pack while he's there.
    • Also, Nikki's goons give Zach one after he refuses to become her Alpha Male.
  • Official Couple: Raven and Reggie. Until they break up.
  • Parental Abandonment: Of the unintended kind. Raven's father died of a heart attack due to the high amount of timber wolf genes in his procedure.
  • Plot Coupon: The Glenwood Prep acceptance letter our four heroes all happen to get.
  • Running Gag: When Raven walks through a door, she will break it. She just will. Naturally, gets plenty of lampshadehanging.
    • Finn also has a thing about the pool table.
  • Shrinking Violet: Yeong has shades of this.
  • Stalker with a Crush: The first time we see Nikki, she is spying on Zach. She pops up a couple times in later episodes. Later, it's revealed she was interested in him being her Alpha Male, which typically involved a romantic relationship. Needless to say, he declined.
  • Surprisingly Good English: An in-universe example. Barrond seems to speak little to no English, but he's actually quite fluent.
  • The Cameo: Steven and the Stevens appear in the background of one episode. On a similar note, some characters have Overwatch posters in their bedrooms.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The Procedure itself could be seen as this, as it enhances strength, speed, and senses.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Do NOT touch Raven's pretzels.
    • Also, Yeong really loves pancakes.
  • Training Montage: Two. One in Season 1 Episode 5, the other in Season 2, Episode 7.
  • Transhuman: The students and faculty of Glenwood prep have all had their genes scientifically fused with animal DNA.
  • True Companions: The squad.
  • Wingding Eyes: When characters are excited, they will sometimes become literally starry-eyed.
  • Winged Humanoid: Will and background characters.
  • Wolverine Claws: Zach gained a pair of wolf claws after having the Procedure. We've first seen them when he confronted a criminal who mugged a shop he and his friends were in and hurt Finn and Taylen.


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