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Juno Songs is a YouTube channel that lyricizes video game songs in a similar vein to Brentalfloss and Man on the Internet (not to be mistaken for, but they do a lot of collabs together). Most of the channel's videos tend to aim more on the Nintendo side of things.

Juno Songs provides examples of:

  • Adaptation Expansion:
    • Peppino states throughout the Cold Spaghetti lyrics that Pizzaface plans on destroying his pizzeria in thirty minutes, whereas an actual time wasn't given in the original game.
    • In the Kirby and the Forgotten Land songs, Fecto Elfilis's invasion of the New World, which was only vaguely described in-game and given more details in the Japanese-only "Perfect Support Guide", is shown through flashbacks.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the original Death Toll, Dawn spends the duration of the song taking cover behind a pillar. In the song, she decides to try and fight Hell Bell and Beelze when she realizes just how inhuman they are. It doesn't work out.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: In any Area Zero song where the Paradox Pokemon Scream Tail is featured, it is depicted not as a slightly-beastly Jigglypuff but as a grotesque monstrosity to match its fellow Ancient Pokemon.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the Kirby and the Forgotten Land songs, Fecto Elfilis is further characterized as a megalomaniacal, bloodthirsty Galactic Conqueror-wannabe and makes returning the Beast Pack to their "primal state" part of their overall goals (to make them "bow to their God") rather than a side effect of getting brainwashed by them. It also shows their invasion in more detail, with a flashback that shows them calling down meteors to strike the New World.note  Some of the lyrics of "Hunted By the Beast" even imply that Fecto wants to hunt down and kill the humans who captured it, and Juno has officially confirmed this. Because of this, this version of them is portrayed as more evil than their game counterpart, and that's saying a lot.
    Juno: The implication is that Fecto Elfilis wants to commit mass genocide and conquer wherever they go, so yes. Mankind will be hunted by the beast.
  • Adapted Out: The Kirby and the Forgotten Land Finale collection does not include "A Full-Speed Farewell to the New World." Instead, Fecto Elfilis continues singing "Two Planets Approach the Roche Limit" during their final showdown with truck Kirby.
  • Arc Words:
    • "Hail the Origami King" is a recurring lyric in all of the Legion of Stationery lyrics.
      • The Tape subverts this when he performs his second run of the chorus: "Roll out the carpet! Hail the Origami- Ack!" The first and third runs have him do it properly: "Roll out the carpet! Hail the Origami King!"
      • Meanwhile, Yape and Gun instead have "Hail the Origami Korigami!"
    • He wanted to make "The light of Vinyl City will never die" these in the No Straight Roads videos, but he realized it didn't exactly fit all the characters' motives the same way "Hail the Origami King" did, so his friend Man on the Internet made DJ Subatomic Supernova turn it into a Subverted Catchphrase.
      DJ Subatomic Supernova: ...and the light of Vinyl City... Bah! Who cares!?
    • The Beast Pack members (Gorimondo, King Dedede, and Leongar) all mention at one point to "heed The Call of the Wild" during their respective numbers.
  • Author Filibuster: An arguably more comedic case happens in "Bowser's Theme". At one point, Bowser proclaims that to crush Mario would make him "so gay" (as a reference to the "So Long, Gay Bowser" meme). A small Record Scratch happens and the song screeches to a halt, leading to this:
    Bowser: "Gay" as in the synonym for "happy." I see you people typin' in the comments section! Besides, even if I DID mean it the other way, there ain't a PROBLEM with it. Love who you wanna love, you know? Anyways, back to stompin' Mario. (song resumes as normal)
  • Badass Boast:
    • Magolor delivers some pretty powerful ones towards the Master Crown in "Mistilteinn, Tree Crown Without a Ruler":
      Join my sins...
      BURN AND DIE!!!

      Put your dukes up, you weed!
      Now you tangle with me!
      I'm the one who rose past your corruption!
      No more will you extend
      Your roots of darkness, I'll end
      The Master Crown's vile conquest!
      I will rise once more like the sun!
    • Cyrus also gets some.
      With this power I shall swallow the sun!
      I shall become one with the power of monsters,
      And use that power to answer the prayer!
    • Sada and Turo share one in their counterpart songs, referring to literally capturing and taming the Raidon that killed the original professor, as well as figuratively cheating death through both their AI duplicate and the overridden AI acting as if they were the professor revived:
      Sada/Turo: I tamed my death!/I’ve tamed my death!
  • The Bad Guy Wins:
    • Scissors is the only member of the Legion of Stationery that defeats Mario at the end of his song, although Mario does have a 1-Up Mushroom in hand. Everyone else gets "defeated" at the end of their respective songs.
    • In "Prey", much like in the original version of Starved, Furnace successfully catches up to Sonic and kills him.
    • Death Toll ends with Dawn being replaced by Boyfriend, who is subsequently tortured until the end of time by Beelze.
  • Bait-and-Switch:
    • "The Skull Gang" was teased to be based on Kirby Mass Attack; however, it's actually based on the THE SKELETON APPEARS meme, which does use the Skull Gang's theme.
    • For April Fools 2024, it seemed like Juno was going to do a cover of All Stars, and while the video itself opens with the beginning of All Stars, it's actually a cover of Nourishing Blood.
  • Body Horror: In the song "Triple Trouble", Tails, Knuckles and Eggman have all suffered horrific mutilations at the hands of Xenophanes, which carry over into their tormented undead forms.
  • Call-Back:
    • "Crocodile Cacophony" references several of the lyrics from "Gangplank Galleon", specifically the lines "Move it, Groove it, Watch me, See Me!" and "Claw 'em, Roll 'em, Stomp 'em teeny!"
    • Since "Roar of Dedede" is a remix of Macho Dedede's battle theme from Star Allies, the song features callbacks to that one, specifically him explicitly clarifying that Kirby would kneel to him metaphorically/on his figurative knees and that "it's the animal's hour" (as opposed to "it's Triple D Hour"). This also holds true for "Roar of Dedede (Reprise)", though there are clear signs of Sanity Slippage in that one.
    • Due to the plot of the mod taking place after the source material, "Triple Trouble" makes several callbacks to the cover of "Green Hill Zone", mainly involving Xenophanes subtly incorporating some of the lyrics from the latter into his boasting. He also references Majin Sonic's lyrics from "Endless" near the end of the song:
      Majin Sonic: "Here in Majin's world of joy, the whole world is your toy!"
      Xenophanes: "Here in Xeno's world of joy, your lives are my toys!"
    • "Mistilteinn, Tree Crown Without a Ruler" has three lines that are defiant echoes of "C-R-O-W-N-E-D", declaring, "Silence the calling of the void/So no more souls can be destroyed/Cut the strings that rendered me a toy" as Magalor battles the Master Crown.
    • About half of "No Party’s" lyrics involve references to "Host Hoedown."
  • Call-Forward: While "Nourishing Blood" is a really upbeat song, it makes one to the extremely dark Act 3 of "All-Stars", with Grand Dad referencing Ultra M's lyrics in that act.
    Grand Dad: "Come now, take the step
    Don't look back, there's nothing left
    For you beyond the veil
    Don't bewail disaster!
    High quality on your heart
    Rips that tear your guts apart
    With laughter!"
    Ultra M: "Come now, take the step
    Don't look back, there's nothing left
    For you beyond the veil
    You've tried and yet you failed to save her
    Claws upon your heart
    Rip and tear your soul apart
    You've lost the game
    It's always the same
    When you stand before a god!"
  • The Cameo:
    • During the cover of "Soda Disco Funk", Benjamin and Soft Pico can be seen behind Momo and Gogo during the art shots, signifying how both pairs are gay couples.
    • "Spiral Mountain" uses the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate cover of the song, which features a medley of snippets of other tracks from the game near the beginning, thus when it gets to the part that references "Gruntilda's Lair", the witch in question pops up to sing a line. Played for Laughs in that the lyrics indicate she's getting beaten up by Banjo and Kazooie.
      Kazooie: Make Gruntilda say...
    • In the image for "Hunted by the Beast," one of the creatures that makes up Fecto Forgo's blob form resembles Pikachu, and a faint "Pika..." can even be heard groaning in agony among Fecto's Voice of the Legion at one point during the song itself.
    • The Stinger of "Spikey Dance Number" features Bob Bobowski and Fishy Boopkins, with the latter wishing he could sing and dance like the Spikes in the music number. Bob agrees with him because Fishy's voice sucks, with a spiked ball promptly bonking him over the head as Fishy gains Fish Eyes, followed by Bob shouting "Ow, my ovaries!"
    • Boy briefly appears in the Bowsember collection, taking back his Memory Mallet after Popple stole it.
    • After Beta Luigi's final verse in Alone, Peach and Toad arrive at the mansion in an attempt to comfort the younger Mario Bro.
  • Character Catchphrase: Bowser's frequent words are "It's Bowser Time!". He also tends to say "In the Final Hour" a lot (which "final hour" is borrowed by other characters too), along with calling anyone who faces him schmucks and schnooks.
  • Crossover: Frequently does crossovers with Man on the Internet and vice-versa. Juno generally provides artwork while Alex occasionally does voices in Juno's videos.
  • Curse Cut Short: Rawk Hawk is cut off by being Body Slammed by Flurrie before he can say he'll kick Mario's ass.
    Rawk: You shoulda stayed in the minor class!
    Now that you're here I'm gonna kick your aa—AAUAUAUAU WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH!
  • Dark Is Evil: Happens in a few songs from games where it applies, but especially in Dialga's Fight to the Finish where Dark Is Evil with a capital E, after all, "The Dark broke Time's flow".
  • Dark Reprise:
    • In "Crocodile Cacophony", Kaptain K. Rool twists several of the lyrics from the DK Rap to describe himself. Also counts as an Inverted Trope since DKC2 technically takes place before DK64.
    • The lyrics of "Ballistic" are referenced in "Genocide", as a reference to the fact the latter is based on the former.
      Whitty: You ain't ready
      Palms are sweaty
      May be petty
      But I'll keep it real
      You are not my
      Biggest problem
      And you'll never
      Know just how I feel!
      Tabi: You aren't ready
      She's unsteady
      Yes, it's petty
      But I'll keep it real
      Step off, player
      Let me slay her
      And her dad will
      Know just how I feel!
    • The introduction of "Piranha Plants on Parade" is referenced in "Bowser's Rage Stage" as it appears during the Wonder Effect for the latter.
      Piranha Plants (Piranha Plants in Parade): "La, la, la, la,"
      "Plants, plants,"
      "We are the plants,"
      "Now watch us sing and dance"
      Piranha Plants (Bowser's Rage Stage): "Hail, hail, hail, hail!
      "Hail the Koopa King!"
      "Plants, plants,"
      "In a trance,"
      "Everyone dance!"
  • A Day in the Limelight: King Dedede gets a video dedicated to him, consisting of four new songs and a new cover of Macho of Dedede.
  • Death Song: His cover of "It's Over" transitions into it after Claus has electrocuted himself and lies dying in his brother's arms.
  • Defiant to the End: Whereas several other villains in Juno's covers tend to undergo Villainous Breakdown, his cover of "Two Planets Approach the Roche Limit" has Fecto Elfilis keep up their bravado even as Kirby wears them down, manages to retrieve Elfilin causing Fecto Elfilis's body to destabilize, with Kirby approaching them in truck form with full intent to end the fight.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Gun's song eventually devolves into restating the he is the Gun and that he is going to shoot you over and over.
  • Deus ex Machina: Just as Xenophanes was about to kill Boyfriend during "Triple Trouble" through his side of the computer screen, Girlfriend comes in with a hammer, smashing the monitor and killing him.
  • Downer Ending:
    • The Scissors concludes his song as Mario stomps the Scissors' blades, killing himself. Possibly subverted, as the game's HUD shows that Mario has a 1-UP Mushroom on standby.
    • Played straight in "Enter Bowser Jr. WITH LYRICS" as Mario gets hit by a Bullet Bill and falls into a Black Hole at the end of the song as Bowser Jr. does his Evil Laugh.
    • "The Frenzied Firearm, GUN" ends with Gun shooting Mario and a smash to black. Mario is heard screaming throughout the entire credits sequence. Keep in mind this one is a joke song though, similar to Yape.
    • "BIG SHOT" is set in the Weird Route version of Spamton NEO's fight and ends the same way as it does in that route. "Kris wins," but by this point, many residents of Cyber World have been killed and Noelle has been corrupted by the player to the point of freezing Spamton on command, just like in the original game.
    • As in the original story of Starved, Furnace catches Sonic off guard once Robotnik leaves.
  • Eagleland: Gun is hinted at being a Boorish example. He has a thick Southern accent and mentions he's "excercising second amendment rights." Fittingly being a living gun, he also has a trigger finger.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Believe it or not, Grand Dad first appeared on the cover of "Hopefully No Copyright Bomb War Song WITH LYRICS" (because the song used a Silva Gunner rip as the instrumental), exactly three years and five months before getting a day in the spotlight in "Nourishing Blood WITH LYRICS".
  • Eldritch Abomination: "Host Hoedown" features not just DJ Hallyboo (who was already one in the original lore), but a demonic voice (presumably coming from his hat) that constantly scolds the player for pirating the game as well.
  • Elective Unintelligible: Boyfriend, as in canon. Though it stands out more here than it did there when his opponents are now singing perfect English, and yet he still sings in beeps and boops.
  • Epic Fail: The second loop of the Tape's theme song has him subvert "Hail the Origami King" by getting hit before saying "king". The first and third loops of his song have successful iterations of the phrase.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: "Bowser's Theme" has a lyric where Bowser says "To crush you would make me so gay!" He then stops the music to address any viewers who are thinking of making gay jokes.
    Bowser: "Gay" as in the synonym for "happy." I see you people typin' in the comments section! Besides, even if I DID mean it the other way, there ain't a PROBLEM with that! Love who you wanna love, ya know?
  • Evil Brit: Fecto Elfilis is a cruel cosmic entity who ravages worlds in his wake with no remorse also vocalizes his all of his lyrics with a calm British accent. The aforementioned accent, along with an echoed voice, and him speaking out his malice as a Soft-Spoken Sadist makes his singing rather terrifying to listen.
  • Faith in the Foe: In Juno's adaptation of the Stapler boss fight from Paper Mario: The Origami King, Bowser states his faith that Mario's capable of stopping Olly based on his long history of being bested by the plumber.
    I know Mario, he's stubborn as a mule
    He's gonna snap in half your stupid office tool
    For many, many games, I've felt the hurt he brings
    So I know he'd never hail the Origami King!
  • Fighting from the Inside:
    • Dialga in Dialga's Fight to the Finish; as one of the commenters put it, Primal Dialga lost not to two but three Pokémon.
    • Some of Fecto Elfilis' lyrics throughout "Two Planets Approach the Roche Limit" imply Elfilin to be doing this within them.
  • Foreshadowing: Near the end of "Two Planets Approach the Roche Limit," Fecto Elfilis hints at the Forgotten Land postgame campaign and their subsequent rebirth as Chaos Elfilis:
    My spirit shall never lose its way
    For chaos rises another day...
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: Near the end of MEGALOVANIA, Chara beats into the screen from inside the video with such force the screen cracks, and the screen remains cracked for the rest of the song... which included the rest of the fight against Sans and the aftermath scene where Chara overrides the player's control and erases the world.
    Chara: "You've made your choice long ago. My hands are tied... And so... are yours."
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus:
    • During "THE SKELETON APPEARS WITH LYRICS“, various skeletons make cameos at one point. These include: Sans, Skeletor, Hector Rivera, Jack Skellington, Grim, Lord Hater, a Dry Bones, Cortez, Bonechill and Skid. Interestingly enough, Necrodeus does not appear among them, despite the "THE SKELETON APPEARS" meme being made with the Skull Gang's (and by extension, his) theme song.
    • Two of them around the same time in "Monochrome DX":
      • One of them shows gruesome fates of protagonists from Gen 3 onward via Jump Scares: Brendan looks like he's shriveled up by heat and May is drowning, Dawn is dealing with Hell Bell and her ears are bleeding, Hilda's now scarred and she ends up crucified, Calem suffers eternal life thanks to Xerneas and Serena is turned to a lifeless husk, Elio and Selene are massacred by Beast Lusamine, Victor got stabbed in the mouth with a sword and Gloria got stabbed in the chest with a shield, and Juliana is getting mauled by a Koraidon.
      • Between the Jump Scares, Unowns spelling the name of Pokémon protagonists appear behind Gold, in order: Red, Leaf, Kris, Lyra, Brendan, May, Dawn, Lucas, Hilda, Hilbert, Rosa, Nate, Calem, Serena, Selene, Elio, Victor, Gloria, then Florian and Juliana at the same time, then rows of Unowns all spelling out ETHAN (Gold's Canon Name), then rows all spelling NO MORE.
      • As an additional freeze-frame bonus, rows of Unown spelling 'GOLD' are also faintly visible behind the rows of 'ETHAN'.
  • French Jerk: Colored Pencils isn't very stereotypically French in the original game, but Juno exaggerates him into one. He is given a smarmy French accent, a "hon hon hon" laugh and makes usage of Gratuitous French.
  • Gag Censor: "BIG SHOT" includes an image of the "We are Fucking Under Attack" meme as one of the popups, with Spamton's head over the woman's. Spamton apparently decided to censor the cleavage with a black bar reading "[Booba] IS TEMPORARY [KROMER] IS FOREVER." The word "fucking" is also censored by one of Spamton's usual Symbol Swearing brackets.
  • A God Am I:
    • Dreamy Bowser. One of the refrain's lyrics even has him say "I AM GOD!"
    • Sonic.exe, as always.
    • Magolor, in "Under My Control", claims he "shall rule as GOD over everyone". As soon as "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" kicks in, though...
    • Fecto Elfilis, near the beginning of "Two Planets Approach the Roche Limit", refers to themself as "The god of war, the spoil of life." The rest of the song continues in this vein, with Fecto Elfilis proclaiming themselves to be the one who conquers and subjugates worlds with supreme confidence in themselves.
  • Gratuitous English: One of the Korean verses of "Vs. 1010" features the line "ay, sexy mission" sung in English.
  • He's Back!: The "Spiral Mountain" cover has Banjo and Kazooie celebrating their return to Nintendo (and video games in general) via their inclusion in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter's Pass.
  • Hero vs. Villain Duet: King Olly participates in a few:
    • The Stapler boss fight features more of an Anti-Villain vs Villain example: While Olly sings about how Mario, Bowser, and Olivia's attempts to stop him are useless against his pet Stapler, Bowser calls him out for resorting to tactics even he wouldn't dare do while stating his faith in Mario's ability to stop him.
    • "The Final Fold": While Bowser and Olly get another duet during Phase Two of the boss fight, "The Final Battle" portion of the song has a straighter example: While Olly sings about his rage at Mario and Olivia constantly getting in the way of his plans and his desire for revenge on the paper Toad who scribbled on him, Olivia pleads with her brother to come to his senses and make peace with the non-folded paper beings.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Both verses of Waluigi Pinball end with Waluigi losing on his (implied to be rigged) pinball machine via TILT.
  • Hope Crusher: "Two Planets Approach the Roche Limit" implies Fecto Elfilis' motivation for fighting Kirby to be this, believing that that seeing his friend dead will quash the last bit of Elfilin's resistance against them.
    Fecto Elfilis: Now witness the death of hope's final spark!
  • Hope Spot: In "Prey", Sonic ends up realizing the seriousness of the situation when he sees Starved, but since he thought he defeated Furnace when the latter made his "temporary retreat", by then it was too late.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: April Fools' Day 2023 saw Juno release a set of songs known as the "Big Run Package", with "Roar of Dedede", "BIG SHOT", "Zavodilla", and "Gangplank Galleon" being hijacked by the Salmonids from Splatoon 2 and 3.
  • Husky Russkie: Bashmaster is portrayed this way, having a thick Russian accent.
  • Invisible Anatomy: Lampshaded in the Gun video. When he sings "Finger's on the trigger," he gets sidetracked and says "Wait, I don't have fingers— wait, what part of me is my mouth?" After a short Beat, he resumes singing.
  • Irony: One of Spamton NEO's lines in his "The Reason You Suck" Speech towards Kris in "BIG SHOT" is "YOU CAN'T [Stand] ON YOUR OWN FEET LIKE ME". While this is somewhat true on a metaphorical level (Kris has been using Noelle to freeze and kill the residents of the Cyber World, while Spamton has taken over Queen's Castle all on his own), on a literal level, it's far from the truth (Spamton NEO is dangling on strings without touching the floor, while Kris is on the ground). To drive home the irony from a metaphorical level, not only did Spamton need assistance to ever reach the highs he once reached in his past, at the end of the day, he's a puppet who is controlled by strings, unable to be truly rid of them.
  • Joke Character: Two fake "Legion of Stationery" memes, Yapenote  and Gunnote .
  • Knight of Cerebus:
  • Last-Second Joke Problem: In "Fuzzy Time Mine", Mario and Luigi successfully escape the rising Fuzzy horde, only to realize they might have forgotten to collect the Green Stars throughout the level.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall:
    • At the end of "A Night at Boo's Opera", King Boo asks Luigi what he thought of the song, to which Luigi replies that it's different than Juno's usual voice for King Boo. This is likely a reference to Mario fandom being apprehensive over the fact that this was the first game in which Charles Martinet wasn't voicing Mario and Luigi.
    • In the middle of the "Macho of Dedede" portion of the Dedede Medley, after a line about how he'll snap Kirby's neck, Dedede uses a break in the music to say, "Yeah, I know Kirby ain't got no neck! It's a metaphor! I know what a metaphor is! I went to night school!" This is in response to comments in Juno's original cover about Kirby not having a neck to wring.
  • Lighter and Softer: "Prey" takes a much lighter tone to Starved's section than the original song, as Juno decides to imitate Eggman's usual voice instead of the usual deep, raspy voice otherwise used. Starved's lyrics also center on referencing evil ham and "Hedgehog Stew", and the caption of Furnace successfully catching Sonic is "[HIS SNEAKY SCHEME IS WORKING]". It's also evident in Juno's artwork, which makes Starved look more human-like than in the "official" artwork, as he has his lips and nose in Juno's art, whereas in "official" artwork, his nose and lips are gone, and the red color of his skin looks more like Starved is either burnt or covered in blood rather than it being a result of his diet.
  • Light Is Not Good: "Two Planets Approach The Roche Limit" really plays this up by giving Fecto Elfilis a downright angelic voice in stark contrast to them being The Social Darwinist who gloats about how all life shall fall to their blade and they relish the conquest of war.
  • Madness Mantra: The intro to "Vs. Apocalypse CURIE" gives off this vibe.
    O where will you go in the blinding flash, o what will you do in the rain of ash
    O what will you say to the rain of ash, o nothing after the blinding flash
    Nothing after the blinding flash... nothing after the blinding flash...
  • Multilingual Song: "Vs. 1010" has 1010 singing in both English and Korean at varying points, as a reference to their K-pop inspirations.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • Just like in the game, King Olly regrets his actions after finding out the writing on his body is the Origami Craftsman hoping for him to be a good king in his song.
    • Also happens during Magolor's song, namely during the second part of his video, going from gloating about his powers, to realizing how badly he messed up putting on the Master Crown and begging Kirby to stop him.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Both "Gang-Plank Galleon" and "Crocodile Cacophony" reference the cartoon by using the chorus of "K. Rool's Finest Hour", the former also referencing "Diddy Drop Rap" in the extended version.
    • Not only does Juno do Dedede's anime accent well, but in "Roar of Dedede", the king even says "I need you monsters [the Beast Pack] to clobber that there Kirby!", a reference to a well known line from the anime ("I need a monster to clobber that there Kirby!").
    • Very very dark examples of these exist in "Monochrome DX" with various jumpscares depicting the post-Gen 3 Pokémon protagonists in states of disrepair that call back to either other Pokémon creepypastas or the fates that could befall them if they failed in their journeys. In turn, the jumpscare-free version replaces them with crude images that vaguely relate to the previous gags.
    • During "Game Over", MX references Captain Lou Albano's Anti Drug PSA commercial with the line "Know that I will put you through hell before you die", "Jump Up Superstar!" with the line "Jump away superstar" and one of Mario's more famous quotes "Thank you so much for-a to playing my game".
  • Neck Lift:
    • One of the fanart pieces for "Two Planets Approach the Roche Limit" features Fecto Elfilis grabbing Kirbynote  and lifting him up by his body since Kirby has no noticeable neck to speak of.
    • The final art piece for the remaster of The Grand Finale has Bowser lifting Dark Bowser up by his neck before ending him.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed:
  • NOT!: The snail’s first lines in "Bootlegger Boogie" include one of these.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: As "Host Hoedown" progresses, the tone of the song goes from DJ Hallyboo punishing the player through the anti-piracy measures to outright death threats.
    Hallyboo: Chaos is order, fear is law, that's the rule of the circus. The game has served its purpose.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: "Monochrome DX" features a Freeze-Frame Bonus of Hilda being crucified that, believe it or not, is a Mythology Gag from the official Pokémon Adventures manga of those games. The jumpscare-free version outright forgoes the humor of the other replacements with this via an image that has 6 of Unova's Gym Leaders crucified and text that says "THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED IN THE MANGA BTW".
  • Ominous Latin Chanting: "Battle with King Olly" contains ominous Latin chanting. "Terra, aqua, ignis, glaciēs! Invocō te in stultum complicāre!" This chant translates as "Earth, water, fire, ice! I invoke you to fold in the foolish one."
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: As several reviewers point out in "Fury Bowser", the biggest sign that Bowser's Not Himself during the song is that he's not referring to Mario by his usual "schnook" insult from Juno's other covers featuring him.
  • Papa Wolf: Bowser is not happy that Scissors sliced up his son (which was never mentioned in the game), which he brings up to King Olly during the Stapler battle and the final showdown.
    Bowser: You cut up my kid! Even I'm not that mean!
  • Politically Correct Villain: Bowser, as mentioned under Even Evil Has Standards, is a supporter of gay rights.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: The Mario Party DS Anti Piracy songs consist of these to those who pirated Mario Party DS.
    Unknown voice: You thought you could do what you want, because a pirate is free! Well, now you're facing down Anti-Piracy!
  • Sanity Slippage: King Dedede throughout the Kirby and the Forgotten Land covers featuring him. In "Roar of Dedede", he has a mentality rather similar to Gorimondo. "Roar of Dedede (Reprise)" shows Dedede losing himself, referring to himself as the Beast Pack's puppet more often than as a king, and when "Masked and Wild: D.D.D." kicks in, he's reduced to a mindless beast hellbent on eating Kirby. Thankfully, it's all due to him being Brainwashed and Crazy; once he's beaten out of his feral state, he's back to being the friendly, heroic king we all know (albeit with his anime counterpart's accent, which Juno uses for covers).
  • Saving Christmas: "Merry Mountain" has Bowser working together with Mario and Luigi to help deliver everyone's presents in the Mushroom Kingdom before Christmas morning.
  • Sdrawkcab Speech: Late in DJ Subatomic Supernova's song, after his helmet is broken and he produces a black hole, he starts speaking backwards for a while, and even the subtitles reflect this. When translated, his speech is a short astronomy lesson about black holes.
  • Sensory Abuse: In "Hunted by the Beast", Fecto Forgo gets a loud, disturbing Voice of the Legion that combines a very growly, deep voice with an airy, high-pitched scream which is heavily implied to be the tortured screaming of all the beasts they've assimilated into themselves. Add that to the atonal background music, and you have a singularly unpleasant and dissonant listening experience.
  • Shout-Out: There are quite a few.
  • The Social Darwinist: Fecto Elfilis declares in "Two Planets Approach the Roche Limit" that the universe is ruled by strong who eat the weak.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: In "Two Planets Approach the Roche Limit", Fecto Elfilis's voice dips into a soft and soothing register, even as they sing about their endless bloodlust and their desire to lay waste to the universe.
    Fecto Elfilis: Lay down arms, I'll grant you / Death so sweet and painless / Do not see this war through / Give in, acquiesce...
  • Suicide by Cop: Juno's adaptation of "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" makes it more explicit that the Master Crown was controlling Magolor, but Magolor still had some free will left. And what was left of Magolor wants Kirby to end him.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: In Doopliss's song, after he accidentally drops a hint about a letter in his name:
    Doopliss: Umm...BACKSPACE! BACKSPACE! Forget I said that last sentence which contains a letter that is DEFINITELY not in my name! Yeah. Uh. Nailed it.
  • Take That!:
    • "The Rowdy Rusher, YAPE" is a dig at impatient fans harassing creators to get content out faster. It's a deliberately bad cover of Tape's theme that took a typo and made a gag character based on that. Yape is characterized as being extremely impatient and arrogant, and he points out that the lack of quality in the song is because "[He] thought you wanted Yape NOW?!"
    • He made a joke video after his Bomb-Omb Battlefield cover was taken down that mocks the entire takedown, complete with a "legal friendly" remix of the theme being what is dubbed over.
  • To Be Continued: After "Roar of Dedede (Reprise)", the stinger revealed Lab Discovera, confirming that Leongar and Fecto Forgo/Elfilis would be covered in the future.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: Gold undergoes this during Perish Mix of "Monochrome", going from hopeless for the future and sure that everything will decay to seeing a glimpse of hope in Boyfriend, and reassures the rapper that he should keep fighting to leave a legacy.
    Gold: It's too late for me to rage against against the dying light
    Yet for stubborn ones like you, perhaps there's purpose in your fight
    There's stories left to write
    So go not silent in the night!
  • Translation Convention: Big Betrayal takes a different approach to Big Man's dialogue, instead of him just saying "Ay!" and having the rest in subtitles, his dialogue is instead mostly in Portuguese (due to his Brazilian carnival motif in Deep Cut's songs). Shiver and Frye still understand what he's saying just fine.
  • Translation Train Wreck: For April Fools' Day, Juno released a video entitled "The Disco Devil, Hole Punch, but it's poorly Google translated" and the video is very true to its name. Notably, "Hail the Origami King" got simplified by the translation tool and came out as "Respect origami", and Hole Punch's name and title are mangled into "The Bad Disco: Exercise".
  • Updated Re-release:
    • To celebrate getting 5000 subscribers, Juno made a re-release of the earlier "Gangplank Galleon" video with a brand-new second verse.
    • When Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, itself an Updated Rerelease, was released, Juno did this to the Magolor songs by releasing "Magolor Collection DX", alongside adding another song to the mix.
    • An updated cover of "Monochrome" was released after the V2 release of Friday Night Funkin' Lullaby, adding in the new second half of the song.
    • "Roar of Dedede (Reprise)" and "The Raging Lion Roars" were later rereleased as part of the Kirby and the Forgotten Land Finale Collection, which added lyrical adaptations of "The Dream Discoveries Tour", "Hunted by the Beast", and "Two Planets Approach the Roche Limit".
    • The Bowsember Collection was made to celebrate the five year anniversary of Juno's channel and includes remasters of Popple And Rookie and The Grand Finale. With the former having a new intro and the latter having a verse at the start for Dark Bowser, as well as new art for the beginning and the new ending sequence.
    • Apparition was remastered two months after the release of V2, including new lyrics during Boyfriend's solo at the end of the song and an ending joke Wario says he proudly stole from Man on the Internet complete with Alex popping in and asking for his bit back.
      Alex Beckham: Hey, could you gimme my bit back, please?
      Wario: Oh, okay. Sorry!
  • Vampire Vords: Juno takes the opportunity to give Antasma the typical vampiric Eastern European accent, based on Antasma's tendency to replace w's with v's in the original game.
  • Verbal Tic: "BIG SHOT" interprets Spamton's bracketed words as being said in a different voice. His "default" is high-pitched, but he will often slip in to a deeper voice commonly seen from salesmen.
  • Victory Fake Out:
  • Villain Respect: As hammy as Bowser is, he still respects Mario and considers him to be a worthy adversary, which is evident in both The Fanged Fastener where he outright tells Ollie that he's dealt with Mario beating him for so many years that he won't submit to him, and The Grand Finale DX where he states Dark Fawful/Bowser are not among those who can best him.
  • Villain Song: All of the Legion of Stationery songs are this. Additionally, he has done covers featuring Grima, King K Rool (and Kaptain K Rool), Bowser Jr, King Dedede (as a boss), Popple & Rookie, Elder Princess Shroob, Antasma, Lif, the Whomp King, Red, Spamton, Zardy, CURIE, Tabi, Gorimondo, Fecto Elfilis, the Salmonids, Beelze, Sonic.EXE/Xenophanes, Starved, MX and Professor Sada/Turo.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Heavy Drone B-33, albeit haywire, just wants to protect the core, as in its programming, if the honey production is halted, bees will be negatively affected.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Played for Laughs at the end of "The Disco Devil, Hole Punch" song, when Paper Mario ends the fight by ripping off the rubber casing of Hole Punch.
    Hole Punch: OW! No, seriously, OW! What kind of square pantses a guy in the middle of a crowd of faceless Toads? That is the OPPOSITE of funky fresh!
  • What the Hell, Player?: The entirety of MEGALOVANIA is Chara calling out the player for following the Genocide Route.
  • A Wild Rapper Appears!: In "Vs. 1010", Neon J performs a short rap verse when he first appears early in the song (at the start of his band's second phase). The last part of the song (corresponding to the final phase) has him perform another verse that starts out as a rap, but gradually includes more singing.
  • You Wanna Get Sued?: In the "Spiral Mountain" cover, Kazooie refuses to let Banjo reference Nuts & Bolts since she doesn't think they can promote "the M-word" in a Nintendo game.


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Juno Songs Dreamy Bowser

With his new unfathomable power, Dreamy Bowser sings about creating miracles and melding the world, even calling himself God.

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