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  • Ascended Fanon: This is the game that made "Carol" Kenny's mother's official name, as it had been previously used by the fandom as a popular fanon name due to it being used to refer to many of the mothers before their official names were revealed.
  • B-Team Sequel: Ubisoft developed this game while its predecessor was made by Obsidian Entertainment.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices:
    • Like in the show itself, there are some female characters that are voiced by Trey Parker, specifically the elderly women, Rebecca and Spontaneous Bootay.
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    • In some of the foreign dubs, most of the male kids are voiced by women. Special mention goes to the European Spanish Dub, in which the only playable character that is voiced by a man is Tweek.
  • I Knew It!: Quite a few fans speculated that a Stick of Truth sequel would change the setting to focus on the kids' popular superhero personas from the show.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • None of the French series voice actors returned for the video game.
    • The Italian dub features a weird half-Darrin: Tweek's dad is voiced by Gianni Gaude as usual, except for his "Welcome to Tweak Cafe" line, which is instead voiced by Davide Albano.
    • In the European Spanish dub, Tweek's voice actress in the series, Yolanda Mateos, was changed to Francisco Javier García-Sáenz, possibly due to Mateos also vocing Craig in both the original series (from season 21 onwards) and the game.
  • Dummied Out:
    • Dr. Timothy was meant to be a playable character in-game, but in the final game he is only an NPC and a boss. As seen here, all of his abilities were already planned out and his character sheet, description and character portrait can all be found in the files, indicating that he was scrapped as a playable character late in development. He also has a variety of quotes in the files that are still coded in and will play if he is summoned via hacking. His Limit Break, "The Timmy Whisperer", has no animation attached, and so using it will merely instantly deplete the Limit Break bar and charm nearby enemies.
    • An unused class, Mystic, lurks unused in the game's code, and given it's status, it is assumed that it was cut late in-development. The default costume for this class can also be found in-game by completing the short side-quest for the Goth Kids.
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    • Another unused class, Demon Child, is in the code as well. Sprites for the abilities and their intended effects can be found too, revealing the Demon Child's abilities are very similar to the Netherborn's, suggesting the Demon Child was overhauled into the Netherborn.
    • Bard Jimmy was supposed to be part of the Fighters of Zaron boss fight. His sprite can be found in the finished game's files, but it has no attached animations or sounds, so when summoned via hacking, Bard Jimmy will glide motionless across the battle grid without moving whatsoever. He has two attached support moves, but neither has animations or sound either, and so using it will cause the ally to heal out of nowhere.
    • Sprites for Nichole in battle mode exist in the files, but there is no point in the finished game when Nichole enters a fight.
    • Several assets referring to a General Disarray DLC can be found scattered around the files. Most of the files are found in small chunks in the middle of the Danger Deck files, suggesting the General Disarray DLC was scrapped and replaced with Danger Deck.
    • Unused sprites for Wesley, Mitch Connor's assistant, exist in the files, suggesting he originally had a larger role.
    • All of the vamp kids' battle frames have been in the files since release. Interestingly, Karen has one, suggesting she would have fought with the vamp kids in the game.
    • The Twilight fan vampire's shirt in his unused battle frame (see above) has the franchise's logo on it, whereas in the final game his sprite and used battle frame contain a Bland-Name Product version on his shirt instead.
    • Towelie has animations for being defeated in the files. In-game, he has Complete Immortality, being immune to all damage sources and debuffs, meaning there's no way to defeat him normally.
    • One unusable ally, titled "Placeholder Buddy Template", appears as a blue coloured version of one of the Chaos Kid enemies. Based on the name, PBT was likely a placeholder for allies in combat. PBT has moving animations, but no turn card or inspect description, meaning both display as blank. Placeholder Buddy Template has no attached moves, and so when summoned by hacking can only use items.
  • Pre-Order Bonus: Pre-ordering or buying an early release copy gives players a remastered copy of Stick of Truth for free as well as Towelie as an Annoying Video Game Helper (Although you can de-activate his dialogue from the settings menu).
  • Schedule Slip: Originally announced at E3 2015, it was slated for a release in December of 2016, as stated by the trailer at the following year's E3, until it got moved to Q1 2017 before finally settling on a release date of October 17, 2017 (nearly one year after the original planned release).
  • What Could Have Been:
    • In the marketing, PC Principal was depicted as the proverbial Godzilla Cartman pulled out when things crossed the Godzilla Threshold for some reason. In the game itself, he teaches Butt Lord about Microagressions (which gives them a free attack if an Action Command is passed).
    • Doctor Timothy was supposed to playable as Dummied Out content indicates. You can even still get his character sheet but you can't view it in-game. Also, the earliest trailer showed Timmy in his original Iron Maiden persona.
    • Some characters were meant to be Coonstagram friends, but were cut: The New Kid's parents, Heidi Turner, Kevin McCormick, Peter Nelson (who appears in the strip club), kindergartener Filmore Anderson's parents, third grader Billy Turner (who's mentioned by the Coon early in the game for being one of Coon and Friends' few Coonstagram followers), and an unnamed old guy.
    • Apparently, Toolshed was meant to defect back to Coon and Friends following the second night. This explains why he is seen next to the members of Coon and Friends after the Freedom Pals reveal their franchise plan to the opposing team and acts as if he didn't know anything about Timmy's plan.
    • Originally, Mysterion saving Karen from the Vamp Kids was part of a sidequest in the main game, in which they would go the Graveyard in order to save her. Time constraints eventually led to it becoming a DLC on its own, while the Graveyard was used as a battle scenario for the Danger Deck DLC. In the base game, you can select Vampires as your kryptonite, even though Vampires don't appear outside of Casa Bonita.
    • The Fractured But Whole was originally stated to be an Immediate Sequel to The Stick of Truth, taking place the very next day. In the final game, the time gap between the two games is shown to be much larger, with the events of Seasons 18, 19 and 20 as well as the first four episodes of Season 21 taking place between the two games.
  • The Wiki Rule: South Park Game Wiki, shared with its predecessor.