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Not much you need to know about me as a troper.

I am an aspiring writer, and have at least three horror themed works I plan to write and get published.

These world imclude a 90's horror inspired movie/show that is a walking tribute to teen horror of the late 90's; a dark deconstruction of the modern teen monster genre; and a adventure/action supernatural drama;. Speaking of video games, I also plan on making a name on the indi horror game scene, and have an idea for a Grand Theft Auto inspired indie horror game.

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Obviously I can't talk to much about what I hope to get published. What I am willing to talk about is the works I don't hope to get published.

To practice my writing style I write fanfiction. Interestingly my primary method of writing fanfiction is writing mass crossovers, mixing up really lighthearted works with dark works, and writing large plots and and interconnected storylines for them. I dub this fanfictiction The Haunted World saga, and because of how large it is and how actually writing them distracts th from the works I hope to get published, I'm unlikely to actually post them. (The few fanfics I did actually post are one shot smut fics).

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A Haunted World

As I have explained above, I practice my writing style by writing a large fanfiction Shared Universe I have dubbed The Haunted World. It is named such for the amount of horror and supernatural themed works I write in them. Since I don't see myself actually posting these stories online, I decided to add TV tropes style write ups for them on this page, to show off how I write stories. As I have stated, the basic idea behind these stories, with exception for one of them is mixing light hearted shows and movies with dark shows and movies (for example Disney Channel or Nick sitcoms with Horror Movie's and shows).

I have been working on these stories for years, and constantly giving finished versions rewrites over these years for accommodation purposes. In fact the very first draft of my original story that would become known as Devil's Night actually dates back to the summer of 2010. Of course that draft has long since disappeared and no longer exists.

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     A Haunted World: Rising Moon 

Crossovers: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, The Craft, Ginger Snaps, The Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf, My Babysitter's a Vampire.

Set in early 2001. It should also be noted that this is set in a slightly alternate timeline in which the events of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel'' took place over the course of the 90's.

Picking up immediately after the events of Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed, Brigitte Fitzgerald has been transformed into a werewolf and kept a prisoner of Ghost who wishes to use her to kill her enemies. Luckily Brigitte is unexpectedly rescued by equally unexpected persons. Brigitte returns to Bailey Downs, where she not only discovers her thought dead friend Sam and her also thought dead sister Ginger, she discovers that Ginger is creating a pack of her own and wants Brigitte to be a part of it. On top of that Ginger is revealed to be pregnant. But that's not the strangest thing be happening in Bailey Downs, as four young witches, Sarah, Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle have moved in, for the purposes of protecting a small child.

In California, Dawn Summer's body is slowly beginning to deteriorate as she begins to open key holes in hell dimensions. To solve this problem, Buffy and her friends seek help from Angel Investigations, however things get side tracked when the original vampire Klaus Mikaelson, who seeks to use them in his quest to find a Petrova doppelgänger in order to become a hybrid. In doing so Klaus has Angel's soul forcibly removed to unleash Angelus, believing him to be controllable. What he didn't account for was for Angelus to be a little more ambitious and seeking to undo the good work of Angel and his team, leading the Scoobies and Angel Investigations to Bailey Downs to stop Angelus. In the process, Connor and Dawn find themselves trapped in Qour'oth, and Angel's soul travels through dimensions to find his way back to earth, guided by the spirits of Cordelia and Tara, who seek to lead him to a greater destiny.

As protagonists and antagonists alike converge onto Bailey Downs, things take major turn when two mysterious alpha werewolves named Graydon and James emerge, describing this to be a sign of the times for a prophecy to be fulfilled.

Also: There is a set of flashback chapters throughout the story set in 1997, entailing how Sarah, Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle are living in Bailey Downs and why they are friends again. A year after the events of The Craft Nancy Downs recovers from her Sanity Slippage and escaped the sanitarium and discovered she was mysteriously pregnant. Initially on the run from a stalker, Nancy reluctantly turns to her former friends for help. Despite her reluctance Sarah decides to help Nancy, as they are their friends find themselves being terrorized by the Cult of Thorn and Serial Killer Michael Myers, the father of Nancy's baby. As their friends and families are murdered around them, they seek help from Angel Investigations, to protect them through Nancy's pregnancy, learn more of the supernatural elements of the world with Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle seeking to gain their magic back. Throughout all this, Sarah and Nancy have a lot of baggage to work through and must confront a series of mixed feelings.


  • Action Girl: Buffy, Faith, Willow, Sarah, Nancy, Ginger and Brigitte.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: When Nancy gets violently subdued, and Graydon prepare to hurt Persephone, she absolutely breaks down, hysterically begging for Persephone's life. Luckily Sarah, Willow, Faith help rescue her in an Enemy Mine situation with Klaus
  • Adult Fear:
    • According to this story, Brigitte is still a teenager during the events of Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed. In other words, a fifteen year old girl ran away from her wrecked home, leaving two seemingly dead bodies behind, having no contact with her family, on the run from a relentless stalker, developing a habit that forced her to go to rehab, escaped rehab without a trace, leaving other dead bodies curtesy of her stalker, and found herself trapped in the basement by a deranged girl who sought to use her as a weapon. Needless to say, the Fitzgerald parents where antsy over the past few months, especially when they find out those details (and that's before they find out about the existence of the supernatural).
    • Is entailed throughout the flashback chapters surrounding Nancy and her pregnancy and reconciliation with her friends; you are a high school student who's had a really bad mental breakdown, and escape an institute when your mind becomes coherent once again. Once you escape you find out you've been unwittingly impregnated, on top of that the child's father being an infamous serial killer who is now on the loose and after your unborn baby. You turn to your mother for help, only to witness her getting murdered. You turn to former friends of yours for help, and now you've drawn targets on their backs as well, and got their families murdered on top of that. And to prove that no where is safe, a party at your friends school gets massacred.
    • The Connor and Dawn subplot as touches of this. For Connor, it's being specifically targeted for brutal torture and murder at the hands of his father's demonic alter ego, all the while the disembodied soul of his father can only watch. Same goes for Dawn, with Angelus sending a taunting message to Buffy of how he'll send her a slide show, in addition to Dawn's power as the Key becoming more and more erratic with the looming thread that her physical body will eventually fade, leaving her only as magic. It says a lot when the two being briefly trapped in a Hell dimension is treated as less of a big issue.
    • Occurs in the climax with Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle being completely depowered, as a band of villains prepare to kill them in classic witch hunter fashions, but also plan on selling Nancy's young innocent daughter to a group of cultists who want to kill her or experiment on her, but decide in the mean time to threaten her with a Brazen Bull so that will be their final memories of her. This has Nancy crying and hysterically begging for Persephone's life in this absolutely helpless situation. Luckily help does arrive and major Laser-Guided Karma ensues!
  • Alternate Continuity: This story is set in the early 2001, and yet after the events of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. However this story places the events of the series as taking place throughout the early to mid to late 90's, as opposed to the late 90's and early 2000's that both series followed. In other words, it's closer to say that it follows an alternate version of the two series that follow the 1992 film.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Buffy, when Faith comes out to her and admits to having a crush on her, Buffy is described as going through a series of mixed emotions and not being able what to make of it. It's unclear if she reciprocates these feelings in a romantic or platonic sense.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Angelus' motive is essentially he wants it everything and will stop at nothing to take it. Case in point becoming the new ruler of all Hell dimensions when he is disappointed by Klaus' lack of ambition, which amounted to awakening his hybrid powers.
  • Angel/Devil Shipping: Sarah Bailey and Nancy Downs, the respective protagonist and antagonist of The Craft become a thing in this story.
  • Anti-Villain: Graydon Gilbert claims to be this; he considered himself a decent reverend and an member of one of the founding families of Mystic Falls, before joining an expedition to Canada that entailed hunting werewolves. His Start of Darkness was brought about having to survive with a dwindling team that's been picked off by werewolves for a whole year that he was just trying to protect. When he barley survived the destruction of Fort Bailey, he felt abandoned by God, and seemed to find salvation when he learnt he was the descendant of Silas and Amara, placing his faith in their Dark Messiah son who offered him a new salvation. Of course given his new personality and actions, it's anyone's guess if he remains one.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: It's discovered that not only has Cordelia become a Higher Being, but Tara as well, both serving as agents and guides to Angel on behalf of the Powers That Be. Tara also uses her position to be a spiritual guide to Persephone, with her positive influence drowning out the evil of the Thorn curse and the magical connection Persephone has with her father. In other words, Tara is just that pure. Angel himself gets offered a chance to become a higher being himself, but opts against to to stop Angelus. By contrast, Angelus attempts to seize this opportunity for himself. After Angelus is defeated for good, Angel finds out the offer still stands, but he isn't sure as doing so would mean giving up the human life he has just received. Buffy encourages Angel to accept the offer, but it's ambiguous if he does.
  • Aw Look They Really Do Love Eachother: When push comes to shove, despite their respective bitter falling outs, and the emotional baggage that came with it, Sarah, Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle ultimately reconcile their friendship, and the same happens with Ginger and Brigitte.
  • Ax-Crazy:
    • As per his reputationAngelus easily blows other vampires out the water in this department and arguably does the same with Graydon and James, considering their pragmatic arguments against Angelus casually wiping out half their pack to pass the time.
    • Graydom and James aren't too far off themselves, considering that they created a giant pack of their own for the sake of wanton murder and torture. They are best summed when Brigitte sees them as being like Savage Wolves, even in their human form.
  • Babies Make Everything Better: Played pretty strait, Nancy's pregnancy being the catalyst for her Sarah, Bonnie and Rochelle reconciling, and raising the baby is a positive bonding experience for them. Likewise Ginger certainly mellows her personality a bit as she goes further down her pregnancy, although it has more to do with her repairing her relationship with Brigitte.
  • Back from the Dead: Subverted twice, if only by circumstance. Ginger and Sam are shown to be Not Quite Dead in this story. Tara and Cordelia have a major presence in this story, but are played as having Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence. As such they are essentially ghosts and higher beings.
  • Batman Grabs a Gun: When the hospital is being sieged by werewolves, Buffy is still too injured to fight them properly, and resorts to having to rely on a gun while fighting her way out. She states that doing so makes her feel dirty.
  • Battle Couple: Zig-Zagged. During the final fight with Graydon and James, Sam briefly helps Brigitte fight Graydon, before he is subdued when a tree collapses on him, forcing Brigitte to fight and kill Graydon alone. Likewise by the time Jason meets up with Ginger during the fight, she has already choked James into unconsciousness, at which point Jason' priority is getting Ginger to the hospital to deliver the baby. That said, Jason does help Ginger torture James in their bunker at the end of the story.
  • Berserk Button
    • For Ginger it's being accused of not loving her sister. When Brigitte herself does this, it sends Ginger into Berserker Tears. Likewise don't threaten or hurt Brigitte lest you incur Ginger's wrath. Even when Ginger heckled Ghost like some of the other characters, she does so while throwing her from wall to wall and locking her in a closet, simply telling Ghost "You hurt my B. Killing you would be too easy". The same goes for threatening Ginger's unborn baby. James does both and is doomed to be tortured to death by Ginger as a result.
    • Ghost has become this to Brigitte for obvious reasons. Basically Brigitte frequently has nightmares about what she's gone through, notably being locked in a basement. Brigitte is in a grim mood when she thinks of Ghost, and is seemingly triggered when she sees another project LEDA clone in Alison Hendrix, almost violently lashing out at her when they meet in school. She is also annoyed when people joke around with Ghost seeing how seriously Brigitte takes her. Brigitte eventually gets her catharsis when she corners Ghost in her home and gives her one hell of a "Reason You Suck" Speech and has to be talked out of choking Ghost to death.
    • Abusive Parents are this to Klaus given his history. He almost immediately tries to kill Angelus when he hears what he did and what he plans to do to Connor, and is angered when he hears Connor's backstory regarding Holtz, and makes a genuine attempt to emphasize with Connor when they bring it up; Connor is having none of it.
    • One that applies to multiple characters; don't do anything bad to Persephone if you value your life or wish for a painless death. When Graydon, some of his pack plan on trading her to the cult of Thron, and decide to torture her in front of her mother just to hurt her. This is a case of Bullying the Dragon and Moral Event Horizon that brings upon the wrath and rage of nearly all our protagonists; the only reason Nancy and Sarah don't kill them all is because Persephone needed comforting, and even then that doesn't stop them from really laying a magical smackdown on the cultist representative who decided to be a dick about it; such things don't hold Faith and Willow back from absolutely slaughtering half of Graydon's men, and Willow comes dangerously close to going into Dark Willow mode. The surviving pack and cult from that fight are left to be tortured to death, and absolutely no one shows them any sympathy. Even Buffy who doesn't condone the killing of human enemies has a hard time being angry at what happens to them and is more concerned about Persephone's safety then she is about Faith and Willow killing human Thorne cultists. That should say a lot.
  • The Berserker: The fight scene between Connor and the Monolith is basically this from Connor's end. Naturally he wins.
  • Bi the Way: Faith is shown to be this, and admits to having a crush on Buffy.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: Between Klaus Mikaelson, Angelus, Graydon Gilbert and James Argent.
  • Big Bad Wannabe:
    • Ghost, while the ultimate villain of Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed, continuing where the film left off, this story introduces more threatening villains who hold more weight. This is lampshaded by a number of characters, who pretends to tremble around Ghost when she tries to threaten them, and Illyria sarcastically calls her "The greatest evil to grace this Earth since the dawn of the first star."
    • Klaus Mikaelson may be this in a round about way. He seriously thought that Angelus was someone he could control.
  • Big Damn Heroes
    • The story opens with Brigitte being rescued from Ghost's basement by Sam, Jason and some of her sisters pack.
    • In one of the flashback chapters, which explains how Nancy, Sarah, Bonnie and Rochelle first met up with Angel Investigations; they where cornered and nearly abducted by Thorn cultists. Luckily Angel just happened to be in the area.
    • Buffy rescues Brigitte from an attempted abduction at a party.
    • Late in the story, Buffy and Spike catch up to Graydon and James stalking and attempting to kill their modern day descendants. Spike rescues a young Elena from being abducted by Graydon at a park, and takes her to a local diner to meet up with her parents; Buffy rescues Chris and Victoria Argent from a burning basement and a young and drugged Alison from the trunk of James' car. Of course both Graydon and James themselves give them the slip.
    • The Fitzgerald sisters are both in cages, prepared to take their own lives in defiance of Graydon and James rather than be victimized by them. Then Buffy, Spike, Willow and Faith step in...
    • Sarah, Willow and Faith do this to save Nancy, Bonnie, Rochelle and Persephone. They do so along side Klaus (see Big Damn Villains below).
  • Big Damn Villains: Klaus Mikaelson pulls this off three times.
    • Firstly by fighting Angelus when he sees him preparing to kill his subdued son.
    • Secondly when he saves Buffy and Faith from being overwhelmed by werewolves. Of course Buffy says they didn't need his help. Klaus replies that the gun she's holding begs to differ.
    • Third when he rescues Persephone from being placed the Brazen Bull with the help of Sarah, Willow and Faith...which he follows up by taking Persephone's captors, and stuffs them into the bull.
  • Big Good: The Powers That Be, with Tara and Cordelia claiming the ultimate power is Eru Iluvatar.
  • Big Sister Instinct:
    • Ginger when you get down to it, even when her relationship with Brigitte is strained. Despite Brigitte "betraying" her, she sends her pack to track her down for her; tries to comfort Brigitte when they reunite; is willing to war with a much larger pack when their alpha is a stalking Brigitte; plans to make Ghost suffer for what she put Brigitte through; and yet is concerned when she sees how aggressive and angry Brigitte gets with her Heroic BSoD.
    • Brigitte returns the favour with Ginger. She clearly wants a better relationship with her sister, acts as another caretaker for her throughout her pregnancy and is just as to Ginger as the other way around even when their relationship is tedious. Brigitte is also worried with Ginger creating a pack, fearing that she's going farther off the deep end.
    • Buffy is this to Dawn, as per the usual. Case in point, even taking her and Angel's history into account and wanting to re-ensoul him, she doesn't hesitate in trying to kill Angelus when she learns he has plans for Dawn.
  • Bittersweet Ending:
    • For the Fitzgerald sisters it is a case of Earn Your Happy Ending; Brigitte and Ginger are happily reconciled and have become new alphas of a large pack whom they have liberated. Ginger delivers a healthy baby boy and is accepting of Sam's relationship with Brigitte and she and Jason seem pretty happy together. Sarah, Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle manage to rescue Persephone and now they are stronger than ever, however they are still traumatized by Michael's rampage years earlier and worried he might eventually find them; on top of that becoming honorary members of the Firzgerald pack. Sarah also trusts the girls now to grant full access to their powers. Dawn is saved from her body deteriorating, and Angel is cured of his vampirism and Buffy is saved from her own transformation. Angelus has been destroyed for good and Angel has earned his redemption and is offered a chance to become a higher being, but is unsure if he wants to take it now that he's become human again.
    • Spike is still infected with a werewolf bite that could slowly kill him if not for doses of monkshood, and is blackmailed along with Angel investigations to help Klaus in his quest to find a Petrova Doppelgänger, but it is foreshadowed that Klaus may redeem himself in the years to come ( and Klaus does promise that he will cure Spike after he becomes a hybrid). Faith decides to cheer Buffy up by taking her on a cross continent vacation. Really the only real sad thing about this ending is Willow's attempting to talk to Tara, but it's made better by Persephone relying what Tara is saying to her.
  • Blood Knight: James Argent. Both as a werewolf hunter and a soldier. He uses his position as both to cause as much mayhem as possible on and off the battle field, preferring to fight and kill rather than protect people. As a matter of fact in his backstory he wiped out a small settlement under the mere suspicion that they where hiding a werewolf, stating that he was looking for a fight all day. The whole reason he was sent on the Fort Bailey expedition was an exodus so as to avoid bringing scrutiny on the Argent family and the Army. It also explained the reason he idolized his ancestral uncle Sebastian Valet was due to the carnage he caused, and when he became a werewolf himself, he was free to indulge this bloodlust to his hearts content.
  • Breather Episode/Girls' Night Out Episode: At one point Faith decides to treat everyone to a break by hosting a baby shower for Ginger. This is pretty much used as an excuse for the girls to have a party and a night on the town. Subverted as Brigitte is being stalked by Graydon and a few of his mooks during their party and is nearly drugged and abducted before being rescued by Buffy.
  • Brought Down to Normal:
    • Zigzagged with Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle; they could still use magic but require help from Sarah in order to do so ( Because Sarah is deliberately withholding their magic). Nancy could also preform magic during her pregnancy, but was drawing power from her child and the presence of Thorn within her. By the end of the story, Sarah grants them their full powers back.
    • Occurs with Angel becoming human, curtesy of a developed cure that Horace Black was keeping secret. Of course this means the Angelus demon is separated and gains a corporal body of his own. Also Angel has the option of shedding his human form and becoming a higher being.
  • Burn the Witch!: Graydon Gilbert, being a former Sinister Minister of and a member of the Mystic Falls Founders Council had a career of this in 1795 to 1814 as a means of killing witches and vampires in Mystic Falls suspected or otherwise before being sent on the Fort Bailey expedition. Graydon attempts to do this to Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle during the climax in preparation for his "wedding" for Brigitte, as well as tries to have Persephone placed in a Brazen Bull and force her mother to watch. He also states his intention to do this to Willow and Sarah when he gets his hands on them, all the while describing a feeling of nostalgia.
  • Cain and Abel: Subverted with Ginger and Brigitte. It's clear that they love eachother and want to repair their relationship, even if they are at constant odds with each other. At the end of the story, not only do they completely forgive eachother, but Brigitte goes on to be co-Alpha of the Fitzgerald pack.
  • The Cameo:
    • A teenage version Alison from Orphan Black and her future husband Donnie Hendrix appear as students in Bailey Downs High. Likewise Helena and her handler Tomas appear to kill Ghost at the end of the story.
    • The Argent family of Teen Wolf and Gilbert family of The Vampire Diaries appear in a later chapter, including significantly younger versions of Alison Argent and Elena Gilbert.
  • Canada, Eh?: With exception of most the flashback chapters, a bulk of the story is set in Bailey Downs and even a few trips to Toronto, placing this story in Ontario. The only other places this story seems to visit is California, particularly Los Angeles, as well as Mystic Falls.
  • Canon Welding: Reverend Gilbert and James from Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning ? Yeah they are revealed to be respective ancestors of the Gilbert family from The Vampire Diaries, and the Argent family from Teen Wolf. Likewise Spike, and Angel Investigations is press-ganged by Klaus Mikaelson in his quest to find the doppelgängers, eventually setting up the events of The Vampire Diaries.
  • Child by Rape: Persephone, since Nancy was forcibly artificially inseminated by the Cult of Thorn with the sperm of Michael Myers.
  • Children Are Innocent: Nancy's four year old daughter Persephone is a bubbly adorable little girl despite her Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette appearance who has a naturally curious and sweet personality. Nearly every protagonist who interacts with her can't resist a Cuteness Proximity and she's a natural Morality Pet to her mother. She is also blasé about interacting with the spirit of Tara Marclay, is overly affectionate and playful to her loved ones and new friends. She also doesn't seem to understand the concept of evil or even moral greyness; namely she seems enthusiastic about the Thorn cultists at the prospect of finding out who her daddy is, before they start trying to kill her mother, as which point she can only cry "Why are you trying to hurt mommy ?!" and is absolutely flabbergasted when she sees evil characters such as Graydon and James.
    Persephone: Why did they want to kill us ?
    Nancy: Well...you see Percie, some people...some people are just bad.
    Sarah: People like that, they used to do that to people like us all the time. Remember when I told you how easily fear can turn into hate ? Well, they did things like that because they where afraid.
    Persephone: But I was scared of them even more, and I didn't want to kill them...
  • The Chosen One: The Red and the Black Prophecy from Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning is supposedly at play here, with Graydon especially playing it up. However while the prophecy states that one sister will kill the other to decide the ultimate fate of werewolves, Graydon and Horace Black seem to be under the impression that the prophecy refers to one of the sisters ruling over werewolves, depending on the survivors. Like their 1815 counterparts, Ginger and Brigitte declare Screw Destiny and repair their relationship in defiance of the real prophecy and ironically rule over the packs at the end of the story, meaning they are closer in line to Graydon's faulty interpretation of the prophecy.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Angelus plans on doing this to Connor and Dawn; members of Graydon's pack and the Thorn Cult threaten to do this to Persephone, and in turn die by that same torture; and it's shown at the end that Ginger intends to do this to James.
  • Cool vs. Awesome: The climax, which has evil werewolves and cultists, up against two and later five witches, two slayers ( one of which slowly turning into a vampire), two vampires (one of them an original) an a smaller pack of werewolves, backed by the Legions of Hell led by Connor. All in the middle of a blazing forest.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Zig-Zagged, as Angelus pretty much fits the mould of being a traditional Buffyverse Big Bad, mostly because he was, and is the biggest threat the world out of all the antagonists in the story; Ghost is at best a small time Serial Killer; Klaus Mikaelson's goal is simply to awaken his werewolf side as opposed to bringing about the apocalypse; Graydon and James, for all their atrocities do not have destroy or Take Over the World ambitions. However Horace Black, the Greater-Scope Villain to Graydon and James does also fit the traditional Buffy villain criteria, but is The Unfought in this story.
  • The Corrupter: As part of their origin story, Horace Black was this too Graydon (not so much for James as he was already corrupt). He entailed their decent into actual villainy through tempting them and playing on Graydon's religious beliefs and vices. Graydon's claims of being an Anti-Villain may have held weight before Horace started tempting him, but centuries after Graydon and James became alpha werewolves, these claims are rather murky.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death:
    • How Graydon meets his end. Getting castrated, crippled, getting a burning branch shoved down his throat, burning him alive from the inside out, and finally decpitated is not a pretty way to go.
    • Laser-Guided Karma for sure, but the method against the pack members and thorn cultists who've taken Persephone hostage and try to place her in a Brazen Bull was for all of them to be stuffed into the Bull themselves. Klaus has them take turns to see how many can fit in the bull at a time. Short answer ? About four.
  • Cry Cute: Willow becomes this at the end of the story when she's talking to Tara's spirit even though she can't see, hear or feel her.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Persephone is portrayed as an adorable innocent little girl who seems to bring out the best of nearly everyone around her, especially her mother Nancy. Even Ginger has a ridiculously hard time trying keep herself sullen around her, and eventually caves in part way through the story. Basically if a character doesn't like her or show her affection, take that as a sign that there is something wrong with them.
    • Cuteness Overload: The sight of Perseophone in skunk themed footy pajamas has Buffy, Willow, Xander and even Faith squee, with Spike, Ginger and Brigitte seemingly unable to form a coherent thought or sentance.
  • Dark Messiah
    • Horace Black is treated as such, with Graydon playing him to his pack into strait up religious worship. James put it best when he says that Graydon simply switched one God for another, and Graydon agrees with "One abandoned me, the other saved me." It would seem that Graydon is describing himself as a variation, declaring himself something of a prophet, and playing up the fact that he is a descendant of Horace Black and that he believes himself to have a role in the Red and the Black prophecy.
    • It would seem the Fitzgerald sisters have become an unintentional example as a result of Graydon teaching the legends and prophecies of the Red and the Black to the pack. As a result it would seem they believe the Fitzgerald sisters to either lead them or destroy them as per the Red and the Black legends. At the end of the story, Ginger takes advantage of this by taking what remains of the pack and adding it to her own.
  • Darkest Hour: Buffy is hospitalized and in the process of vampiric transformation, the Fitzgerald sisters are abducted with plans to execute Ginger and force Brigitte to "marry" Graydon, Persephone is abducted and her captors are planning to hand her over to her Serial Killer father as they kill her family. The Fitzgerald sisters try to escape, are cornered and prepare to kill themselves in defiance. Luckily Big Damn Heroes ensues.
  • David vs. Goliath: Connor vs the Monolith, a hulking demonic champion created by the lords of Quor'toth in the event the Destroyer returns. Connor wins.
  • Declaration of Protection: Sarah, Bonnie, Rochelle and Nancy make one as part of a new covenant in the name of protecting Nancy's baby from the Thorne cultists, or anyone who wishes to kill her or exploit her magical link to Thron.
  • Decoy Antagonist: The story opens with Ghost preparing her "reign" and hopes to use Brigitte as a weapon, picking up immediately after Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed. Following the opening scene, it becomes clear how irrelevant Ghost actually is in the grand scheme of things. Klaus Mikaelson is initially built up as the main antagonist of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel plot lines, and he probably would've been had he not set Angelus loose.
  • Dirty Coward: Graydon is this as he refuses to fight those who are stronger than he is, and prefers deliberately going after weaker targets. Case in point, acting all confident and smug when threatening Persephone in front of her subdued mother and aunts, and yet even when he's backed up with dozens, he still chooses to flee when Willow, Sarah, Faith and Klaus come to the rescue.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Connor's reaction when Klaus tries to relate to him with their abusive childhoods. Connor really doesn't want to have much common ground with Klaus.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Klaus set Angelus loose for the purposes of having him help find Katherine Pierce, thinking that Angelus would be more willing than Angel to help and that Angelus could be controlled. Needless to say, Klaus was wrong, and quickly finds himself taking a back seat to Angelus with the latter becoming the superior threat. As a matter of fact, Klaus has to team up with the protagonists to stop Angelus.
  • The Dreaded:
    • Angelus, to the extent that Klaus almost immediately takes a back seat on the protagonists priorities when Angelus is unleashed.
    • Connor is this to the demons of Quor'toth, still holding his reputation of being "The Destroyer" and a special demon called the Monolith being bred for the sole purposes of facing Connor in the event he returns to Quor'toth.
  • Easily Forgiven: Subverted.
    • Even as Sarah, Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle mend their relationship, Sarah is initially reluctant to help Nancy before seeing her circumstances and is still traumatized by what they put her through. As it turns out years after Nancy has given birth, at the time of story Sarah still secretly withholds the use of magic from the other girls as she's afraid they'll start abusing their magic and turn against her. The girls are initially angry at her lack of trust in them despite their character development, but that same development helps them understand why she doesn't trust them.
    • As for Ginger and Brigitte, while they are happy to see eachother again, they still have a lot of emotional baggage between them for what's happened in Ginger Snaps, and Brigitte doesn't think Ginger can understand what she's been through in Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed. Ginger hasn't gotten over Brigitte's perceived betrayal and has a hard time admitting what she did was wrong, and Brigitte still perceives Ginger becoming a monster, especially since she's going through with creating a pack. It eventually takes Sam and Jason forcibly locking them in a room together and forcing an intervention so that the Fitzgerald sisters can work out their issues.
  • Emergency Delivery: Ginger is forced to deliver her baby after the final battle, mostly because she goes into labour during her fight with James.
  • Enemy Mine: Klaus acts as an initial antagonist towards the Scoobie's and Team Angel, however towards the end of the story he fights along side them against Angelus, fighting Graydon and James pack along the way, and even saving the lives of Buffy, Faith, Spike, Nancy, Bonnie, Rochelle, and Persephone. Of course our protagonists are not to happy to work with him, and Klaus implies he did so that they would owe him one.
  • Enemy Without: A heroic inversion. The Angel/Buffy plot's driving point is Angel's souls being forcibly pulled from his body, leaving Angelus as the sole occupant. Unlike most examples, Angel's soul doesn't have a body for its own and resorts to having to travel through different planes of existence. Played strait in the climax, when Angelus is reensouled with the powers of a Higher Being and forces the Angelus demon out, giving Angelus' a corporal body of his own.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Nancy, as per her canon counterpart, clearly loves her mother. When she escapes the institution and finds out she's pregnant, her mother is the first person she turns to for help. She is also absolutely devastated when Michael kills her mother.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Klaus finds Angelus' plans to takeover all the Hell Dimensions to be "needlessly cruel and problematic". It's also implied seeing Angelus threaten Connor and learning how Connor was raised by Holtz had triggered memories of Klaus being raised by Mikael.
  • Everyone Can See It
    • Between Brigitte and Sam. It helps that Brigitte turns to Sam for support for her problems when she feels she can't rely on Ginger, openly calling him her best friend next to Ginger. Likewise, Sam insists he cares about Brigitte but insists its in a platonic way at first. No one buys it for a minute. They eventually realize their feelings to eachother, and wonder what to do about it before Brigitte decides they should just roll with it.
    • Part of what brought Sarah and Nancy together was them being Mistaken for Gay at first when Sarah first starts helping Nancy out. That and when they do start to develop more-than-platonic feelings, they don't know what to make of it at first and start coming to terms with them, Bonnie and Rochelle interrupt them with a deadpan "Called it."
    • Connor and Dawn get this a lot throughout the story, much as they try to deny it; to the extent that during their visit to Quor'toth, the demonic denizens continuously refer to Dawn as being "The Destroyers Lover". Unlike the other two examples, it's ambigous if they become a thing or not by the end of the story.
  • Evil Counterpart: Graydon and James are this to Ginger and Brigitte. Graydon, much like Brigitte, was the more "innocent" of the duo, is initially afraid of werewolves before embracing the beast within him and becoming a monsterous alpha, Brigitte was also afraid of werewolves and constantly tried to hold back the change, but by the end of story embraces her lycanthropy and becomes an alpha of her own right. James is vicious Blood Knight and sociopath as opposed to Ginger's sullen and death obsessed attitude, with both of them having a witty and sardonic sense of humour, as well as both being alphas of their respective packs. Key difference is that the sisters have redeeming qualities that are either emphasized, or developed, and even pledge to be better alpha's to their pack than Graydon and James.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Angelus to Klaus. Almost immediately subverting the idea of a Villain Team-Up between the two, Klaus is quick to describe Angelus as "needlessly cruel and problematic", which coming from Klaus means a lot. To drive the point home, Klaus is supposed to be destined of a redemption of his own, something brought about by his own developments and already existing redeeming qualities - the closest Angelus can get to a redemption, or even redeeming qualities is through Angel, who is considered and treated as a separate entity that exists as a soul that is forcibly placed within Angelus.
  • Exit Villain Stage Left: Subverted. Ghost is thrown and locked into a closet by Ginger, but soon escapes and flees Bailey Downs. She quickly finds herself face to face with Helena...
  • Faux Action Girl: In a case of Reality Ensues, even with Ginger and Brigitte taken levels in badass, they are still not in the same league of the likes of Buffy and Faith, especially with Ginger being cautious as she nears her due date. They get better in the climax, although Brigitte bests Graydon by fighting dirty. Buffy and Faith offer to train them in combat at the end of the story.
  • Find the Cure!: Becomes part of the Buffy/Angel subplot, with Dawn's powers becoming erratic and the possibility of her body eventually breaking down. Also it's discovered Buffy herself is slowly being poisoned with Angelus' blood entering her system, meaning she is slowly dying and turning to a vampire. The solution for that is found when it's discovered that Horace Black has been secretly trying to replicate the vampire cure from his father's legend as a means of depowering his enemies. Xander and Willow manage to steal it, but Angelus steals it back in hopes of using it on Klaus, but luckily, Angel's soul begins fighting for dominance and forcibly cures himself. And the solution for Dawn's problem comes when Angel is briefly granted the powers of a Higher Being.
  • First Day from Hell: Brigitte returns to Bailey Downs after a few days of as werewolf, being locked in a dark basement against her will, begging for death. This is on top of being a runaway who had a stalker who attempted to rape her, and being put in rehab against her will. Needless to say, she is a hard time adjusting when she comes home and sees Ginger and Sam are still alive. There are several points in the story where she wonders if she is dreaming, and often has nightmares about waking up back in the basement. It gives her one hell of a Heroic BSoD.
  • Forced to Watch: Just before the final battle, Graydon has Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle rounded up and preparation to burn them alive, but threatens and attempts to place Persephone in a Brazen Bull to be their last memories of her; while Ginger is held captive, James tries to induce Ginger's labour, stating that he will kill both her baby and her sister in front of her, just to see if she will have the will to fight afterwards. Luckily both threats fail and James' threats ironically give Ginger all the more willpower to fight him. And unfortunately for James, Ginger doesn't plan on finishing him off for a while...
  • For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: During the Halloween dance in the flashbacks, Michael manages to sneak into a room full of costumed students, dressed in his usual getup. One of the students who encounters him thinks it's a piss poor ripoff.
  • Forgiveness: A major theme in this story in regards to Sarah and Nancy, as well as Ginger and Brigitte. Sarah was still hurt by what Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle did to her, but seeing Nancy alone, desperate and pregnant moves her to try to help Nancy, and gets Bonnie and Rochelle for help. Nancy is absolutely mystified by Sarah's compassion in the face of all she's done that it gradually brings about her Heel Realization. Likewise for Ginger and Brigitte, while they are initially happy to be reunited, there is still a lot of baggage between them, especially when Ginger feels betrayed by Brigitte and is going through with a plan to create a pack, much to Brigitte's chagrin. The Fitzgerald sisters clearly love each other, but feel that their bridges have been burned and are having trouble fixing them. It takes a lot of encouragement from their friends and an eventual intervention until the two are ready to forgive eachother.
  • Foreshadowing: Cordelia and Tara give this towards the events of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, as well as Klaus' life and character development within them. They are about as subtle as a sledgehammer to the balls.
    Cordelia: We higher beings tend to see things in peoples hearts; Klaus isn't exactly completely Angleus you know. Matter of fact, from what I can see Angel, he may just be closer to you than you know. Mind you, you kind of have to dig deep to find it. I think he will walk in your shoes one day; start fresh in a new city, with his old loved ones, find some new loved ones, maybe even a Connor of his own.
    Tara: Or a Cordelia of his own...
  • The Fundamentalist: Graydon Gilbert is this, stemming from his past and a minister of the 1800's. Even when he looses his faith, he places it his ancestors when he learns the truth of his supernatural family history. In James' words, he switched from one God to another.
  • Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Inverted. Ginger is hardly a good girl, and she did consider abortion as an option early in her pregnancy but never goes through with it. Early in the story, she attempts to swallow pills to terminate her pregnancy, only to immediately spit and throw them back up.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: Basically all of the protagonists who have any kind of sexual relationship, it's usually a healthy one, such as Spike and Buffy, Sarah and Nancy, and eventually Brigitte and Sam.
  • Greater-Scope Villain:
    • Horace Black and by extension his father Silas; they are the distant ancestors of the Gilbert and Salvatore families, and Horace was the one who pushed Graydon on his path to being the monster he is in the present day. Horace also helped instil the religious element in Graydon's pack, with Horace being played up as a Dark Messiah figure by the pack. That said Horace Black spends most of the story lurking in the background and remains The Unfought throughout, only personally appearing three times in the story, never remotely interacting with any of the protagonists.
    • Michael Myers and Terrence Wynn are this in the present story, with Michael being the whole reason Sarah, Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle fled to Bailey Downs in the first place. Michael serves as the main antagonist of the 1997 flashback chapters, and Wynn being The Ghost who has a few passing mentions in the story. As the climax shows, they are still looking for Persephone.
    • The Beast of Gévaudan is this to James Argent, being an idolized famous relative to the Argent family, and a legendary werewolf that James sought to emulate as The Beast of Bailey Downs.
  • Groin Attack: How Brigitte drops Graydon, with a pair of garden sheers no less.
  • Guardian Angel: Cordelia and Tara are play this role, both having Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence after death, and watching over their loved ones. Tara plays this role directly towards Persephone, appearing to her and helping an unwitting Willow mentor her. Willow is moved to tears when Persephone tells her that Tara's with them, and again when she tries to communicate with Tara, even though she has no way of seeing or hearing her spirit. She only knows Tara's in the room because Persephone confirms this and conveys what Tara is saying to Willow.
  • Harmless Villain: Ghost, at least in comparison to the other antagonists. At best she is a mere human who aspires to be a Serial Killer, and a thirteen year old girl at that, despite her delusions of being "The Dark Mistress". Throughout the story she is constantly beat up and humiliated, with a Running Gag of other characters belittling and sarcastically heckling her for her delusions (Sam, Jason, Spike, Connor, Xander, even Klaus and Illyria take a shot at her). The only characters who takes Ghost seriously is the Fitzgerald sisters and that's only because of what Ghost put Brigitte through.
  • Has Two Mommies: Persephone has Nancy and Sarah, calling them mommy and mama respectively.
  • The Hedonist: Angelus pretty much admits his whole reason for living is for self gratification, pleasure and consumption. His entire motivations described in this story revolves around indulging his three lusts; sex, blood and power.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Ginger Fitzgerald and Nancy Downs both go through this.
  • Heel Realization
    • Nancy's is entailed in the flashback chapters, managing to escape the institution, she finds out she's been impregnated and resorts to looking for help, quickly resorting to seeking Sarah out and is mystified at Sarah's compassion for her despite what happened between them. A combination of them rekindling their friendship throughout her pregnancy and her reaction to considering using her baby for her own power, makes Nancy realize she needs to rethink herself.
    • Ginger's is brought about upon reuniting with her sister, and later being forced to work out the emotional baggage between them (especially when at first Ginger sees Brigitte as a betrayer who abandoned her and has a hard time admitting she was wrong). Ginger having positive relationships and interactions with other characters, as a Love Epiphany regarding her family, as well as her reaction of pure horror when she sees the likes of James and Graydon, probably helps things.
  • Heroic BSoD: While she's good at hiding it, Brigitte goes through one for the bulk of the story, traumatized by the events of Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed, and bewildered at returning home to find Ginger and Sam still alive, feeling that it's too good to be true and constantly has nightmares about it being a dream and waking up back in the basement. Because of Ghost's betrayal, she has a hard time trusting most people and even her initial happiness at seeing Ginger alive takes a back seat on account of their damaged relationship. Luckily she gets better though.
  • History Repeats: Nancy's storyline in the flashbacks corresponds with Ginger's storyline in the present day; both sullen, dark and charismatic teenage girls who have had a falling out with their friends, reconciling with them throughout their respective pregnancies which brings about their Heel Realization, all the while being stalked by monstrous villains. Lampshaded at the end of the story, when Ginger has her baby, the final flashback sequence tells of the night Persephone was born via a story Nancy tells her.
  • Honorary Aunt: Bonnie and Rochelle fill this role to Persephone.
  • Hypocrite: While it's far from his worst qualities, James mocks and belittles Graydon for his religious devotion to his ancestors Silas, Amara and Horace Black. This is rich coming from a guy who idolizes his ancestral uncle and seeks to emulate him. In his defence, he doesn't try to put a religious spin on the legend of The Beast of Gevadaun, but also in Graydon's defence, Silas did have a cult following him and Horace is a cult leader himself.
  • Identical Grandson: James Argent bears an uncanny resemblance to his descendant Chris. He exploits this by abducting Chris, and posing as him to get close to his family. Victoria doesn't by it, but young Alison, not so much.
    • This is something further discussed in story, as the Fitzgerald Sisters from 1815 resemble their modern descendants almost down to a T. Giles and Bufffy discus doppelgänger prophecies and while the ones he is searching for are of the Petrova's, he wagers that they are probably far from the only ones. Also since another Argent ancestor, Marie Jeane Valet strongly resembles a couple of her female descendants, it's implied that the Argent family may have a prophecies around them as well.
  • I Know Your True Name: According to Tara and Cordelia, the true name of the First evil is Melkor.
  • I Owe You My Life: Occurs late in the story with Buffy and Spike rescuing the Argent family and the Gilbert family from James and Graydon respectively. Chris and Victoria are genuinely thankful of Buffy for her help, but the Gilbert's are a little more uneasy with a vampire Spike being alone with Elena when he rescued her. The only reason the local hunters don't try to kill Spike is because they are in a public place, especially with young Elena right beside him, and then Buffy comes to bail him out.
  • If You Are Evil Eat This Kitten: Part way through the story, Horace Black orders Graydon and James to track down their modern descendants and kill them to demonstrate that they truly are heartless and worthy of serving him. Apparently the atrocities they already committed over the centuries wasn't good enough for him.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: The methods that Graydon and James use to prolong their lives entail lots of cannibalistic rituals. It's become something of a hobby for them, as they openly eat their victims both as wolves and in their human form.
  • Immediate Sequel: To Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed. The film ended with Brigitte having transformed into a werewolf with Ghost planning to use her as a weapon for her reign, and preparing to greet her grandmother when she gets home. This story opens with that same scene, only for Ghost to find her grandmother is accompanied by two other people - Sam and Jason.
  • It Can Think: As it turns out, werewolves aren't entirely mindless animalistic beasts but can learn to control themselves and align their human minds in their wolf forms, albeit with time and effort. With the reveal of their identities it turns out the werewolf in Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed was targeting Brigitte specifically, and the Beast of Bailey Downs attacked Ginger to finish a fight that it got into with one of her ancestors.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: It's established in this story that Faith has a crush on Buffy and confesses her feelings while visiting her in the hospital. She also takes Buffy's relationship with Spike in stride and takes Buffy's Delayed Reaction as a sign that she doesn't reciprocate these feelings. Of course they get interrupted when the hospital is attacked.
  • The Jail Bait Wait: Averted, Brigitte ends up having sex with Sam in this story, despite it not even being a year since they met. This means Brigitte isn't even seventeen in this story. Sam is mentioned as being nineteen years old.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Jason McCardy is portrayed as this. He's starts out as more or less the same cocky prick as he was in Ginger Snaps, of course when he learns more and more about lycanthropy and werewolf legends, he takes the matter seriously. He also stays with Ginger during her pregnancy, and helps Ginger reconcile her relationship with Brigitte.
  • Just Friends
    • Sam and Brigitte insist this in regards to their relationship with Brigitte considering Sam her best friend in this story, one of the few people she can trust, and goes to him for support to help with her problems. Nearly everyone sees them has having a romantic attraction to each other, something the two eventually realize and don't know what to make of them at first. Brigitte decides they should go with the flow.
    • Sarah and Nancy are also this at first after being Mistaken for Gay in the flashback chapters and even then it's uneasy on account of what happened between them. Like Sam and Brigitte they eventually get together.
    • Connor and Dawn are like this throughout the story, only unlike the other two, it's unclear if they get together or not.
  • Karma Houdini: Klaus Mikaelson. Justified due to this being a prequel story.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed ends with Ghost locking Brigitte in her basement and planning to use her in her reign of terror. This story opens immediately after the film with Ghost immediately being overpowered by Sam, who rescues Brigitte. From then Ghost is reduced to a constant Butt-Monkey, often being pushed aside and around by both the protagonists and the antagonists, before being tracked down and killed by Helena of Orphan Black.
  • Klingon Promotion: Connor takes control over Quor'toth's armies by killing both the Monolith and the the demon lords of Quor'toth. Likewise, Graydon and James' pack turn to Brigitte and Ginger following their slayings of the former, due to how Graydon and James where The Caligula to them while playing up the legends and prophecies of the Red and the Black, which led to the pack to seeing the Fitzgerald sisters as their destined leaders.
  • Leroy Jenkins: Connor's default fighting strategy is that he rarely uses strategy, often charges into battle relentlessly attacking enemies even if the odds are stacked against him. He mainly does this in his fight with the Monolith.
  • The Lost Lenore: Cordelia and Tara are remembered fondly by their friends and loved ones, and it's clear that Willow especially misses Tara and is overwhelmed when she realizes that Tara had Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence. At the end of the story, Willow tries talking to Tara while she's seemingly alone, knowing that she cannot possibly see or hear her, and breaks down crying. Then Persephone enters the room and says "She misses you too." and begins talking to Willow on Tara's behalf.
  • Love Epiphany: Ginger has an uncomfortable one regarding her parents, tries to seem blasé when her mother takes the fall for Trina Sinclair's death, but then realizes she's touched by this and breaks down crying about it when she's alone and poking at old photo albums of her childhood.
  • Love Redeems: A major thing that brings about Ginger and Nancy's redemption; Ginger loves her sister in spite of their rocky relationship and has an uncomfortable Love Epiphany regarding her parents, on top of making new friends and developing positive relationships with other characters. Likewise Nancy's Heel Realization is brought about by witnessing her mother die, reuniting Sarah, Bonnie, and Rochelle and rekindling their friendship (with her and Sarah falling in love in the process) as well as realizing how much she already cares about her baby. Also Cordelia predicts a possible redemption for Klaus, wagering that it will be brought about by his loved ones.
  • Mama Bear:
    • Ginger, despite not being happy about her pregnancy at first, grows into this for her baby. Originally she just wanted to gruesomely kill James for threatening to kill Brigitte in front of her, but since also threatened the same of her baby, Ginger opts to torture him to death over a period of time.
    • Nancy, Sarah, Bonnie and Rochelle are this to Persephone; their first instinct when Michael is stalking them is simply to kill Michael before realizing he has an immunity to magic. Fighting cultists and werewolves is no skin off their nose, and in the climax, Sarah has absolutely no problem with strait up killing them when they threaten to torture Persephone despite her Thou Shall Not Kill mentality. In that same scene Nancy wrestles and strangles the cultists representative who felt the need to gloat to her, and pressing his face directly into the metal of the Brazen Bull before leaving the survivors to Klaus.
  • Man Behind the Man: Horace Black, being the true power behind Graydon and James' pack, while never interacting with the protagonists.
  • The Mentor: Willow functions as this towards Persephone, besides her mother's and aunts, offering to show the toddling young witch of the varieties of ancient magic and how to practice her own magical abilities without drawing power from the Thorn curse.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In the flashback chapters Nancy undergoes this as part of her Heel–Face Turn, this being her immediate reaction to considering using her baby as a source for personal magic of her own. It's at that point Nancy decides to start rethinking her life.
  • Near-Rape Experience: Midway through the story, Brigitte is drugged at a party and nearly abducted by two members of Graydon's pack. She gets rescued by Buffy, and later has sex with Sam to blow of the stress of the incident. Later in the climax, during Graydon's Villainous Breakdown, he attempts to force himself on her personally, and Brigitte responds by fixing him with a pair of garden sheers she got her hands on.
  • Neighborhood Friendly Gangsters: Sam is depicted as this, being a local drug dealer, but that doesn't stop him from being well liked by those who know him (mostly the students of the high school). He has a hard time accepting his feelings for Brigitte since she's still a teenager, is always happy to help her. It turns out in addition to selling weed to his customers, he also sells medicine as well, but demands to see their medical records to make sure they actually need it, stating he's a licence away from being doctor. He also has an advert interest in supernatural myths and prophecies as he learns more about werewolf legends.
  • Necessary Evil: One of the main reasons Cordelia and Tara convince Team Angel and the Scoobies to let Klaus live is because there are future prophecies tied to him and a possible future redemption, things that the Powers That Be see as necessary.
  • Noble Bigot: Zigzags with Ungrateful Bastard. The modern day Gilbert's show signs of this, as well as members of the Founders Council in regards to Spike. When Spike saves a young Elena from being abducted by Graydon, Elena's parents seem grateful but become shocked when they learn Spike is a vampire. The only reason the council doesn't try to kill Spike is because Spike's rescue was in public at the time and was later bailed out by Buffy. Even then they are absolutely mystified that Spike is Buffy's lover.
  • No Kill Like Over Kill: Brigitte castrates Graydon in their fight, breaks both his legs and arms, sets him ablaze with a burning branch before ramming it through his chest. And then she decapitates him when she hears he's still groaning.
  • Not Quite Dead:
    • The explanation for how Ginger and Sam are still alive. For Ginger, she simply passed out but ultimately survived being stabbed in the chest. Sam was close to death due to being bitten in the jugular but was found and hospitalized, he owes his life due to surviving the mauling long enough to be cursed and the werewolf healing factor beginning to kick in.
    • There is more extreme versions in James and Graydon; in their mortal life, the former survives getting his throat slashed out and the subsequent bloodloss, while the latter survives being run through with a sword and set on fire. It's explained they where on deaths door when Horace Black found them and had them infected with lycanthropy to save them. He also went on to teach them cannibalistic rituals that would extend their lives and enhance their healing factor with the only way for them to stay dead is if their bodies are completely destroyed. This explains how Graydon eventually recovers being impaled on a spiked mattress. It's also explained that James, as the Beast of Bailey Downs, came back from being splattered by a Jeep; he had enough body left to kick in his Healing Factor; he describes the experience as unpleasant.
  • Nothing but Hits
    • "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" by The Smashing Pumpkins. Opening theme song.
    • "Inside Out" by Eve 6. Plays during a montage when Brigitte tries to adjust going back to school and sees Ginger recruiting.
    • "All The Things She Said" by Tatu. Plays in a flashback chapter when Nancy manages to escape the sanitarium and discovers she is pregnant, and again when she goes to Sarah for help.
    • Can't Fight the Moonlight" by Leanne Rimes. Song comes up on the radio when Brigitte and Sam are having a conversation. They are both embarrassed by the irony of the song and turn it off.
    • "Dark Horse" by Amanda Marshall Essentially Sarah and Nancy's love song in the flashback chapters. Plays both during their Falling-in-Love Montage, their Love Confession/Shower of Love scene and Dance of Romance in the middle of the Halloween Dance.
    • "Hungry Like The Wolf" by Duran Duran. Plays on a jukebox at a local pub; Brigitte spots Graydon eying her across the room and starts feeling dizzy...
    • "To The Moon and Back" by Savage Garden. Plays during Sam and Brigitte's sex scene. Corresponded with a sex scene between Sarah and Nancy.
    • "All About Us" by Tatu. Plays during the above mentioned Darkest Hour.
    • "One Step Closer" by Linkin Park. Plays during the final fight, the final reprise being when Ginger and Brigitte finally best James and Graydon.
    • "Everywhere" by Michelle Branch. The closing song.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: At one point when Sarah, Nancy, Rochelle and Bonnie sought help with Angel Investigations, Michael Myers caught up to them and attacked Team Angel head on. The following fight isn't shown, and briefly summed up by Connor during a conversation with Dawn.
    Connor: He tried his hardest to kill us, we tried his hardest to kill him. Failed on both accounts.
    Dawn: So you didn't win ?
    Connor: Well considering he eventually ran off after two hours, I'd say that was a win.
    Dawn: Why didn't you chase him down ?
    Connor: Because my legs where broken, Illyria was unconscious and Gunn was had a small concussion.
    Dawn: So you lost ?
    Connor: Well, my dad did a number on him before the sun started to rise...but we were working as a team so that counts as a win for both of us.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Contrasting with the usual Buffyverse description for vampires and close in line to The Vampire Diaries or My Babysitter's a Vampire renditions. Here when a person becomes a vampire their soul doesn't move on and get replaced by a demon but rather a sliver of their souls remains albeit heavily imbued with dark and demonic energy. It is rare to nearly impossible for a demon to actually replace the souls in this story, which is the case for Angelus. This is used as an explanation for how vampires are able to retain their former human selves after transforming, and why Angel and Angelus are considered different entities, while Spike is considered the same person regardless if he is ensouled or not. It's later revealed there is an ancient sub species of vampire that stemmed from Silas; these vampires completely retain their whole soul and have a different array of powers, can walk around in sunlight and have the ability to have children.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: For story telling reasons, this story ignores the idea of Shape Shifter Mode Lock that was introduced in the Ginger Snaps films, being closer in line to how werewolves are portrayed in The Vampire Diaries and Teen Wolf. It is also explained that due to Horace Black's tampering with lycanthropy in his experiments, he made it so that a werewolf healing factor can work to the extremes of narrowly defying death depending on how much of the body is left. Lycanthropy can also be mastered to the point that one can transform not only at will, but to a certain degree of their will.
  • Out Of Body Experiance: The driving point of the Angel subplot is Angel's soul being forcibly extracted and forced to wander the Earth before traveling through other dimensions before being given the promise of ascending like Tara and Cordelia did.
  • Overprotective Dad: Henry Fitzgerald zigzags this trope, with him being protective of Brigitte when she gets home. He is also resentful towards Jason for getting Ginger pregnant but mellows about it over time. Likewise he is particularly antsy about Brigitte and Sam's relationship, due to Brigitte being sixteen and Sam being nineteen, but that all takes a backseat when he learns the existence of the supernatural and the fact his daughter is starting a pack.
  • Papa Wolf:
    • Angel feels this way towards Connor, and Angelus takes a sick joy in mocking this and inverting this. Specifically Angelus describes how protective male wolves are of their pups, but in general eat their pups if they are imperfect. And Angelus considers Connor an imperfect pup, especially ecstatic at the idea of Angel's soul watching this and helpless to stop. When the Angelus demon is extracted and Angel is re-ensouled, Angel lays quite the smackdown on Angelus.
    • Jason McCardy is already this to his and Ginger's baby. When the Fitzgerald sisters are captured, Jason has no hesitation in joining the others in their rescue mission; raving that if they do anything to hurt Ginger and the baby, he will kill everyone who has followed Graydon and James. At the end of the story, he joins Ginger in torturing James in retaliation for James threatening their son.
    • Klaus shows signs of being one seeing as child abuse seems to be a Berserk Button, if his attempt to kill Angelus for threatening Connor is any indication. Further indicated when he tortures cultists and pack members that tried to hurt Persephone.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: James attempts to pose as Chris Argent. While they are convincing doppelgängers, Victoria quickly realized there is something off with him. Alison not so much.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • A rare heroic version, but Sarah showing compassion for Nancy and taking her in when she sees she's alone, pregnant and scared. This is despite being rightfully cautious towards Nancy in the face of all she's done. Choosing to set aside previous issues and trying to help someone who tried to kill her in the past speaks a lot about her sense of empathy.
    • Nancy has this, albeit after her Heel–Face Turn. She still has a wildly personality to her, but is a little more fun loving, resembling her personality prior to her Sanity Slippage, as well as being sociable to other people and is a nurturing mother towards Persephone.
    • Ginger, while starting out as a sullen if charismatic girl seeking to creating a pack of her own, gets a lot of these moments as well; she is genuinely happy to see her sister again; despite her animosity towards Sam, both of them agree they want what's best for Brigitte and want to help her; rather uncomfortably realizes she loves her parents; becomes more sociable as she befriends the other protagonists; as she gradually come to terms with her pregnancy, she starts to look forward to being a mother; tries to mend her relationship with Brigitte, and comfort her over what she's gone through; she even becomes accepting of Brigitte and Sam's relationship, albeit with a If You Do Anything To Hurt Her warning.
    • Jason, for being a cocky Jerkass teenager who joins a werewolf pack, gets his share too. He genuinely cares about his family, friends and anyone who joins Ginger's pack; he takes the matter of lycanthropy and legends around them seriously; sticks with Ginger throughout her pregnancy, taking his responsibilities seriously, growing to care about her in the process.
    • Klaus has his moments. Although he claims pragmatism is behind some of them, such as saving Buffy and Faith during the climax, and offers to eventually cure Spike of his werewolf bite when he eventually becomes a hybrid; both of which he says is so the Scoobies would owe him one and to blackmail Angel Investigations in his search for a Petrova doppelgänger. The more serious ones are towards Connor, attacking Angelus for threatening him, and emphasizing with Connor when he learns of him being raised by Holtz and tries to relate and befriend Connor through this - not that Connor is accepting of this. Also in the climax Klaus helps rescue Persephone from the Brazen Bull, overlapping with Kick the Son of a Bitch when he tortures her captors to death with said Bull.
  • Pinball Protagonist: Angel in the present day chapters. While he is active throughout the flashback chapters, protecting Nancy and the girls from Michael, investigating and combating the Thorn cult, and even has a bonding experience with Connor when they try to help Nancy with her pregnancy. In the present day, Angel's soul is extracted with one of the goals for the protagonists is to find and restore it. Most of Angel's scenes involve his soul traveling through different dimensions, observing the scenes from an out of body perspective. His major contributions are towards the ending of the story, with him getting the Powers That Be into ultimately restoring Dawn's physical form, curing himself and Buffy of vampirism and being the one who dealt the killing blow to Angelus.
  • Plot-Mandated Friendship Failure: Inverted and Subverted.
    • Ginger and Brigitte try to rekindle their old friendship but have too much emotional baggage between them throughout the story. For the most part Brigitte finds solace through her friendship and later romantic relationship with Sam. That said around the third act, Sam and Jason both decide to force the sisters to work out their issues by locking them in a room together when they refuse to confront their problems throughout the story.
    • After Sarah Bailey reconciles with Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle, she spends years secretly withholding their magic so as to keep them in line. Later in the story, when they find out and call her out on it, one thinks this is going to lead to a falling out between them, but than they notice Persephone being lured away from the house. After rescuing her, when they adress the issue, with the girls admitting that Sarah wasn't wrong to not trust them after what happened before.
  • Predecessor Villain: Michael Myers functions as the main antagonist of the flashback chapters that tell the story of Nancy's pregnancy and how Nancy, Sarah, Bonnie and Rochelle got involved with Angel Investigations in the first place. As the father of Nancy's Child by Rape, Michael relentlessly stalks Nancy and her friends, killing off their families and massacring their schools Halloween party. After they manage to get the slip on him, the girls move to Bailey Downs to stay as far apart from Michael as possible, and even taking precautions that Michael or the Thorn cult don't eventually track Persephone down.
  • Prequel: Canonically to The Vampire Diaries, as this story does set up plot points to this series. Also canonically of My Babysitter's a Vampire as Horace Black is reestablishing his vampire cult in Whitechapel. As for the Haunted World Saga, this is actually written later than the other stories, but chronologically the first.
  • Pregnant Badass: Double Subverted with Ginger. While she's still has something of a vicious personality to her (at first) the further she goes down her pregnancy, the more she takes it easy. The reason she doesn't fight James head on at first in the climax is due to her being cautious. Then she is forced to start fighting back when she starts going into labor. She manages to choke James into unconsciousness by a combination of werewolf strength and the sheer stress of her situation.
  • Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: In the flashbacks, Sarah calls Nancy this in a case of Freudian Slip before she quickly corrects herself. Subverted in her actual character as Nancy seemed to have since calmed from her Sanity Slippage and seeks Sarah's help, actually mending their relationship over time.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • First and foremost, Ghost despite being a Creepy Child with psychological issues, is a mere human in a world full of all manner of monsters and even threats to the world. Despite her delusions, she is quickly established to be small potatoes in the grand scheme of things. She attempts to kill Sam and Jason when they hear Brigitte in the basement, only to be easily overpowered.
    • When Nancy first turns to Sarah for help, Sarah is scared and angry at Nancy for what she's been through. It's only when she realizes she's a more powerful witch and Nancy couldn't hurt her if she tried, does Sarah hear her out. Even when they reestablish their friendship with Bonnie and Rochelle, they are uneasy and there's a lot of baggage between them. Even in the present day, Sarah isn't still 100% sure she can trust them, especially when she sees how mad with power they got in The Craft, and as a result secretely withholds their magic whenever they are alone.
    • Brigitte returns home and reunited with thought dead friends after the events of Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed. Sounds too good to be true ? Well Brigitte sure thinks so, being mentally and emotionally overwhelmed after all that's happened to her over the past two movies, especially traumatized by recent events, she spends her time wondering if this is all a dream and worried that she will wake up back in the basement again. This result in her having recurring nightmares.
    • The Fitzgerald sisters, despite Taking a Level in Badass are no where near the same level of Action Girl as the likes of Buffy and Faith. During their capture, try as they might they aren't prepared to fight dozens of pack members who overwhelm them. The only reason Ginger beats James in the end is through sheer luck (and strength through labour pains), and Brigitte beats Graydon by fighting dirty.
    • This story set Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed as taking place months after Ginger Snaps, making Brigitte still a teenager at the time of that film. When she returns home, she goes into the custody of her father, who is her only guardian with Pamela in jail. This also plays up the Adult Fear aspect that the Fitzgerald parents went through with their youngest daughter disappearing for months, going into rehab, escaping rehab, and being stalked. He's also going to be bit of an Overprotective Dad in regards to his daughters boyfriends with Jason getting Ginger pregnant, and Sam being not only older than Brigitte, but a drug dealer as well. He also doesn't take it particularly well when he learns of the existence of the supernatural.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Brigitte really lets Ghost have it when she confronts her.
    Ghost: Brigitte! Let me explai-
    Brigittte: No! Let me explain this to you! For months I was alone! Do you understand ?
    Ghost: Brigitte plea-
    Brigitte: I was alone; I thought my sister was dead, I thought my best friend was dead. So I ran away from home. I ran away, I thought the life as I knew it was over and something followed me. Something that wanted to hurt me, and killed everyone who got close to me. This went on for months and I couldn't turn to anyone for help. I couldn't let my guard down. I had to be alone.
    Ghost: Brigitte...I was your friend.
    Brigitte: You where; which is why I shouldn't have to tell you this again. I trusted you Ghost. I trusted you when I thought I couldn't trust anyone else, not even myself, when I had no one else.
    Ghost: I helped you escape! Please Brigitte I love you!
    Brigitte: Escape ? You took me from one prison into another! You locked me in that basement! I thought that was going to be the rest of my life! What was your idea of love huh ? Killing those who annoy you ? Using your friends as murder weapons ? Manipulating them ? Was that what our whole "friendship" was about Ghost ? Because let me tell you, you could have killed me and it would've been a better sign of friendship than what you've done. In fact, I recall asking you to kill me, but instead you locked me in the dark. (half chuckles, half sobs) and you know what ? Sometimes I still think I'm back there; I can honestly not believe that I'm out. In fact sometimes I think I'm in a dream; every night I wake up back in that basement, and every morning I wake up back in my bed. I don't know what to trust anymore, and it's because of you!... I felt sorry for you, y'know ? Seeing all those girls picking on you, ganging up on the little guy, but you know what ? You're no better than they are! In fact you are worse! I don't see them killing anyone, let alone their grandmother! And what's worse is I don't think you get it; how can you ? Y-you think you're this great dark mistress out to rule the world and destroy your enemies, but in reality your just a delusional little girl, who means nothing to those you haven't hurt. There is only one reason you matter to me; when I think of you, I think of pain!
  • Relationship Upgrade: Sarah and Nancy basically go through a phase of friends, to enemies, to friends again, to lovers. Like wise Sam and Brigitte become a couple in this story, albeit Sam is reluctant at first due to Brigitte still being a teenager and him being nineteen.
  • The Resenter: Sam and Ginger start out as this to one another, with Ginger blaming Sam for turning Brigitte against her, and Sam being miffed at her for mauling and nearly killing him, as well as calling her out on pushing Brigitte away. Of course they gradually get over it during the story, with the two agreeing that they care for Brigitte and want to help her.
  • The Reveal: Graydon and James are revealed to be the werewolf stalking Brigitte and the Beast of Bailey Downs respectively. Not only that but they are centuries old alphas that have a massive pack consisting of hundreds of werewolves in the isolated woods in Ontario. Not only that but they are the same characters as Reverend Gilbert and Sargent James from Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning having barely survived the events of the film. Not only that but Graydon is part of the Mystic Falls Gilbert family and former member of the founders council, and James a disgraced member of the Argent werewolf hunting family. On top of all that, Graydon is a descendant of Horace Black, and in turn his father Silas, the progenitor of an ancient strain of vampire.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: In the flashbacks Sarah and Nancy describe their previous friendship in this light. When Sarah thinks of Nancy, she seems to describe herself as being like a Ying Yang Soul with her, describing their falling out with the same kind of heartbreak of someone going through a breakup with someone they care very much about, and in a Freudian Slip calls Nancy her "Psycho Ex-Girlfriend" before hastily correcting herself. Likewise Nancy secretly describes Sarah as "her girl" and likens their meeting up again as an "awkward date with ones ex", as well as amusement at Sarah's Freudian Slip. During their time apart, they kept having recurring dreams about each other, some pleasant others nightmarish that leave them with mixed emotions. When Sarah reunites her, Nancy and the other girls, she is quick and rather enthusiastic about being co-parent with Nancy. By the time they realize they have romantic feelings for one another, Bonnie and Rochelle's reactions are along the times of "Really ? You're figuring this out now ?"
  • Running Gag:
    • Everyone pairing up or thinking that Dawn and Connor having a thing for one another and being a Shipper on Deck. Despite their denial, it's ambiguous that they do.
    • Nearly everyone having a go at heckling Ghost, whether it's Sam and Jason sarcastically playing along with her delusions, to the Scoobies, Angel Investigations and even Klaus using sarcasm to belittle her when they've gone up against far greater threats.
    • A lesser one but Ginger trying and failing to resist Persephone's Cuteness Proximity occurs three times in the story.
  • Serial Killer:
    • When Angelus is released by Klaus, Angelus' first order of business is to find everyone Angel Investigations has helped in LA, and murder them while pretending to be Angel. He manages to get twenty five victims before the Scoobies step in.
    • James developed a habit of sneaking about Bailey Downs to kill pets, only targeting people that are lured out of town. Whenever he does claim a human victim, he is careful not to leave as much of a mess as he does with animals. His basic idea of passing the time amounts to "If I don't kill you, I'll kill your pet."
  • Serial Rapist/Sex Slave: Graydon's MO is essentially find a girl, preferably a young teenager, kill their families and even their neighbours and forcibly takes them into his pack to be part of his harem. Of course he has eyes on Brigitte as his ideal bride and makes it a point to kill or try to kill anyone who gets close to her.
  • Ship Tease:
    • Pretty much everytime that Connor and Dawn interact. They spend a lot of time together, grow pretty close, and everyone around them seems to take notice, some calling them "Buffy and Angel Jr." It's unclear if they do develop romantic feelings for one another or remain platonic.
    • Buffy and Faith get this too. Faith especially when she admits to having a crush on Buffy, and Buffy not knowing what to say/think/feel about it. Buffy is with Spike for the bulk of the story, but when Spike is forced to leave to travel with Klaus, Spike tells Faith to keep an eye on Buffy, and Faith offers Buffy a "vacation" to go cross country "saving lives and kicking demon ass, just the two of us."
  • Shout-Out
  • Shower of Love: Occurs in the flashback chapters when Sarah and Nancy are forced to confront their feelings for one another and then embrace them. Unlike most examples of this trope, they don't have sex in this shower, but they do hug, kiss and Nancy has Sarah feel the baby kicking.
  • The Smart Guy: Sam really does his research throughout the story in order to get the information he needs. He is the one studying and collecting treatments for lycanthropy as well as learning all the myths and legends about it. This goes hand in hand with him being particularly savvy with science, math and history. He is described as having the credentials of being a doctor. Not bad for being a high school dropout, Brigitte even asks why he dropped out in the first place.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: James was this in his mortal life, using his position as a military officer to hunt down and flush out werewolves. In addition to having a complete disregard for the Hunters Code, he was also callous on the military, especially in regards to civilian casualties, one of which got so bad that he had to be Reassigned To Antartica. He admits to feel no remorse about it, and all but admits he sees being both a hunter and a soldier as a means to kill.
  • Stalker with a Crush:
    • Graydon has this for Brigitte. He stalked Brigitte throughout Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed. It's explained that this was born from a combination over a perceived destiny of the Red and the Black Prophecies in regards to the future of lycanthropy, a lust that he was uncomfortable with, and a new found obsession with the Red and the Black Prophecy (albeit the latter was instilled in him by Horace Black).
    • Angelus has this air about him in regards to Buffy, playing up her previous relationship with Angel, mockingly calls her the love of his life, and intends to turn her into a vampire and make her his eternal "consort" (read: Sex Slave).
  • Stalker Without a Crush
    • James is this to Ginger having an obsession with killing her. This stems from being bested by her Identical Grandmother centuries ago and he really can't handle being beaten by a girl.
    • Michael Myers is this towards Nancy in the flashback chapters. Technically speaking he is this towards the child she's carrying; it's his child and he wants to kill it.
  • Tag Along Kid: Persephone, Nancy's toddler daughter plays this role throughout the story.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Ginger is pregnant throughout the story and has her baby at the ending. Faith also mentions to have had a child before becoming a slayer that she since gave up for adoption.
    • Nancy is a slight subversion, if only by being a legal adult by the time she was impregnated.
  • The Unfought: Horace Black, due to minimal appearances in the story, and not even interacting with any of the protagonists. The closest we get is late in the story, Xander and Willow infiltrating a coven of witches that serve him to steal a manufactured cure the he was planning on setting loose on his enemies.
  • Villain Song: A not to strait forward example, but during the Girls Night Out Chapter celebrating Ginger's baby shower at a local pub, suddenly the song "Hungry Like the Wolf" is playing on a jukebox as Brigitte realizes she's had a spiked drink. She then notices Graydon eyeing her across the bar and when she goes to the bathroom, she gets cornered by two of his pack.
    Burning the ground. I break from the crowd. I'm on the huntdown I'm after you. I smell like I sound. I'm lost and I'm found. And I'm hungry like the wolf. Strut on a line it's discord and rhyme, I'm on the hunt down I'm after you. Mouth is alive with juices like wine, and I'm hungry like the wolf...
  • Villain Episode: Two of them. The first comes up when Graydon and James true identities are revealed, we are treated to a flashback chapter detailing their lives and their origins from the 1800's. The next one is in the present day, entailing their test of loyalty in attempting to stalk and kill their modern descendants before they are stopped by the Buffy and Spike.
  • Villainous Breakdown:
    • Graydon has a major one throughout the final act of the story, starting when Horace Black disowns him. His fanaticism towards his ancestor deflated, all he has to hold on is to whatever power he has over his pack and even then nothing can distract him from an overwhelming rage within him; he starts off by plotting to massacre the town of Bailey Downs with James and Angelus. It's starts off small, but gradually build over the climax following his failed attempt to burn the witches in preparation for his "wedding" with Brigitte, to angrily killing and devouring one of his pack in a fit of anger. At this point his final attempt on Brigitte comes off as more of a desperate attempt to reclaim some strength and pride. Throughout this he behaves more and more like a ravenous bestial creature in his rage, it's easy to forget he's in his human form for most of this.
    • Angelus also has one during the climax. Not only at his Oh, Crap! reaction to seeing Buffy, her friends and new allies pull a Heroic Second Wind against him, but it begins to escalate when Connor leads the armies of Quor'toth against the pack, further escalating when he gets his hands on Dawn in a desperate hope to use her powers "ascend" like Angel had been offered and finally a full blown panic when Angel's soul is reunited with his body, turns the body human, and drives the Angelus demon out. From that point Angelus resorts to desperately trying to kill the Scoobies and Angel Investigations, screaming like a lunatic.
  • Villainous Friendship: Averted. James and Graydon despite being parters and co-alpha's for centuries, are disrespectful and disdainful towards one another behind each others back. James frequently mocks Graydon for his religious attitude about the pack, and claims to Ginger that his wishes to kill Graydon and rule the pack alone. Likewise one would think Angelus and Klaus would have this, but Angelus grows bored with Klaus' lack of ambition, and Klaus quickly finds partnering with Angelus "problematic". It isn't long before the two try to kill each other.
    • Villain Team-Up: Klaus starts off setting loose Angelus with the intent of having one, but that doesn't even last through the first half of the story. Angelus does later team up with Graydon and James for protection and the opportunity to meet Horace Black. Also Graydon's pack briefly teams up with the Cult of Thorn to abduct Persephone and attempt to torture her for no reason other than to be dicks to her mother when the plan to execute her.
  • We Used to Be Friends: The plot points of reconciliation between Ginger and Brigitte. Same with Sarah, Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Nancy, Bonnie, and Rochelle give this to Sarah when they realize she's been withholding their magic on them on purpose. Subverted as they realize that Sarah was right not to completely trust them due to what happened to them in the past.
  • Whole Episode Flashback: A number of chapters are set in the year 1997, focusing on Nancy Downs' pregnancy, the reconciliation of Sarah, Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle relationship, their involvement with Angel Investigations and how they ended up in Bailey Downs.
  • Worf Had the Flu:In the third act of the story, Buffy gets into a serious accident for which she needs to be hospitalized. While she is healing fast, it turns out Angelus secretly had her infected with his venom in an attempt to slowly turn her into a vampire. Fighting off this transformation has made her rather sluggish in the climax.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Graydon and James on multiple accounts; James hunts are a pretty big reason why little kids sometimes disappear in Bailey Downs (unlike with pets, he doesn't leave a mess); a lot of Graydon's victims are adolescent girls, some of which not even fifteen; James plans on killing Ginger's baby upon birth; both of them set out to kill their modern descendants, including young children; and Graydon, his men and Thorn cultists attempt throw little Persephone into a Brazen Bull.

     A Haunted World: Devils Night 

Crossovers: Hellraiser, Wizards of Waverly Place, Halloween, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Sonny with a Chance, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Hannah Montana, Friday the 13th.

Set in September and fall of 2012, following the respective endings of Wizards of Waverly Place, Suite Life on Deck, Hannah Montana, and Sonny with a Chance. Justin Russo, now head of Wiztech, looks forward to hosting the Wiztech family picnic with his friends and family, but things take a turn when his angel ex girlfriend Rosie shows up to warn the Russo's of a coming evil that's about to be set loose on the world; the cenobites, whose God Leviathan now seeks to destroy the "chaos" of human existence and enforce its will onto the world. When their representative Pinhead offers Alex and Justin a place in his army, a new ally of his, Freddy Krueger is causing trouble on Earth.

In Standford University, Miley Stewart has since moved on from her Hannah Montana image, seeking to leave that life behind and ponder a new future, but is constantly haggled by the persistent James Condor of Condor Studios, into coming out of retirement or selling the Hannah Montana image to Condor studios. Miley and her friend Lilly return home to visit their friends and family, when she has been having strange dreams involving a woman, as a series of mysterious deaths of young women, some of which are driven insane, occur between Stanford and Los Angeles.

At Condor Studios, Sonny Munroe has left the studio due to an emotional breakdown she had over being stalked and having recurring nightmares, and a near death experience, that got so bad she checked into a local mental health clinic. Sonny's friends at Condor Studios are concerned for their friend and suspicious of a mysterious man named Dr. Terrence Wynn, especially when he gets a scared reaction from Sonny's mother Connie, as he brings up memories of a secret past. After Chad helps rescue Sonny from a deranged patient and escape the clinic, Sonny and her friends become determined to uncover the truth, teaming up with mysterious young new comers to get to the bottom of things.

Meanwhile Cody Martin, now attending college in Haddonfield, uncovers a mass grave in the surrounding forests where he has a harrowing encounter with infamous serial killer, Michael Myers; his twin brother Zack, has a likewise encounter with Jason Voorhees, prompting the brothers to visit Yale and meet up with Cody's girlfriend Bailey, who happens to be tutoring a meek, awkward high school graduate named Steven Loyd Doyle, with a troubled and secret past of his own.

With all these characters finding themselves in the crosshairs of two evil plots, old and new friends alike unite against new enemies, mostly unlike the kind they are used too, and their lives become darker.


  • Adult Fear: Three examples.
    • Tommy Doyle and Kara are very protective parents to Steven. They fear Michael or Wynn getting their hands on him, and are nothing short of uneasy when they see the curse beginning to manifest within Steven. They are also absolutely helpless to stop Wynn from abducting Steven during the Tipton fire, although this helps motivate them into mounting an assault on Smith's Grove to save him.
    • Zack and Cody's parents Kurt and Carrie are held hostage by the cult, along with the Doyle's. The are helpless to learn that their children has been battling the likes of killers and demons without them knowing, and when told that the twins and their friends will become more involved with the cults plans, Kurt and Carrie alternate between threatening retaliation, and begging them not to hurt their children. Both Mr. and Mrs. Martin get shot in the head for their troubles.
    • Connie Monroe's daughter Sonny has been having a gradual emotional breakdown, is being stalked by cultists who tormented her in the past, as well as being tormented by a dream demon who intends to drive her into insanity. As her Dark and Troubled Past catches up to her, Sonny is abducted by these cultists who intend to have Sonny forcibly impregnated, and these cultists send the same cannibals who rescued her to her house to remedy their mistake.
  • Already Met Everyone: Zack, Cody and Bailey have already met the Russo children, and Miley and Lilly in the past. In fact, Zack and Cody met Miley once as children, and the second time they meet was in the same crossover event where they also met the Russo children. It was that same event that Cody and Bailey first hook up. When they meet in the story, it comes off as old friendly acquaintances reuniting.
  • Anachronism Stew: Averted. This story clarifies the events of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre as being set in the year 1990 in order to fix the age problems of Texas Chainsaw 3D.
  • Affably Evil: Drayton Sawyer, for the unrepentant head of a hillbilly cannibal clan is portrayed as a polite, if irritable old man who serves the Thorn cult out of a desperate need to protect his own family (as well as covering up their tracks). As it turns out he has moral issues with the cults practices, and Michael murdering his own family, as well as conceiving more the children for the purposes of killing them; this is even what motivated him to help Connie escape years ago. Even when he and Leatherface are sent to remedy their mistake, he claims Nothing Personal and even passes himself off as an Apologetic Attacker.
    No tears now girl. You're only gonna make me feel worse about this later.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Inverted. During Miley's brief coma, Freddy appears to torment her in the form and voice of her deceased mother Susan. Even when Miley realizes who he is, he never shifts out of Susan's form or voice for the entirety of the dream.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Defied, when Cody first learns of the supernatural happens, the existence of magic curses and demons, he initially seems to scoff at this, until both Zack and Bailey remind him they encountered ghosts in the past a number of times, one of which possessed Bailey.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Michael is this to both Steven and Sonny. Steven takes it a little more personally since Michael not only successfully killed his mother, but the fact he is a product on incest since his mother was also Michael's niece.
  • Ascended Extra: Steven Doyle, aka Steven Loyd was a newborn baby in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, but in this story has since grown into a teen/young adult and is one of the main protagonists of the story, arguably the most important one at that.
  • Anti-Magic: It's explained that the Thorn curse gives Michael an immunity to other curses, explaining why the Russo's magic don't work on him. Likewise vampirism and lycanthropy do fuck all to him with Michael even bodily rejecting those curses when he gets mauled by both of them. There's a reason the demon behind the curse is an high priority enemy of Leviathan's.
  • Badass Normal: Pretty much all the mortal protagonists, having taken a level in badass over the story.
    • Badass Abnormal: Alex and Justin Russo by way of being wizards, doubled with Alex being an experienced Action Girl and Justin being a experienced monster hunter.
    • Empowered Badass Normal: Steven becomes this when the Thorn curse starts working within him.
  • Bash Brothers: Zack and Cody become this from the initial fight with Jason onwards. They also double as Back-to-Back Badasses with Steven, and often fight alongside him.
  • Bedlam House: Averted with the LA clinic the Thorn cult control, it appears rather mundane. However this is played strait with Smiths Grove which has been since abandoned and now little more than the cult and Michael's base of operations.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Sonny has this towards Steven. Even before their familial connection is revealed they quickly bond during the trip to Crystal Lake. When it's revealed they are siblings, Sonny is quick to console Steven about being a product of incest and rape, assuring him that they are not like their father. In the epilogue they are in constant contact with eachother.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: Michael, Wynn, Freddy and Pinhead. Although Freddy is reduced to being a secondary antagonist, as is Wynn. It can best be inferred that Michael is the main human antagonist with Pinhead as the main demonic antagonist.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Mr. Condor seems to be under the impression that he's the jerkass-big shot-producer antagonist of a Teen Stardom movie. He couldn't be more wrong.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The cultist and killers are defeated, and their hostages rescued, but the battle is far from over. Michael, Freddy, Jason and Leatherface survive these stories events and manage to escape. Steven and Sonny grow close as newfound siblings, however Steven is troubled with knowing his origins of incesteous rape, and is beginning to take up a drug habit to cope. The Martin twins manage to avenge their parents and kill Wynn, but are still traumatized by their parents deaths and don't feel any better with Wynn's dead. Like wise the Russo's have only beaten the cenobites for now, but it's clear that this is only a minor setback, with the threat of Hell's army still looming over the horizon. This ending of course is meant to set up the events of No Survivors.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Averted. Pinhead explains that the curse and the demon behind it isn't forcing Michael to do something he doesn't want to already, demons don't work that way. In fact according to Freddy, Michael isn't in all that different than circumstances than he is; Michael just made a different kind of deal with a different kind of demon at a younger age. This becomes more apparent as the story goes on with Michael constantly asserting himself towards his supposed masters and manipulating everyone around him.
  • Break the Cutie: Wynn and Freddy's plans for Sonny is to have her stalked, psychologically and emotionally tormented, playing on traumatic experiences and leave her susceptible to being impregnated with her half brothers baby. It seems to work, but then it turns out Sonny was playing them throughout the story. See Guile Hero.
  • Call-Back:
  • The Cameo: Ash Williams appears when our protagonists are shopping at S-Mart in preparation for their trip to Crystal Lake, picking up tools, supplies and even weapons. Ash tells them if there is anything else he can help them with feel free to ask, but Cody politely declines, saying "Trust us, you don't want to get involved."
  • Canon Discontinuity: This is set within the 4-6 timeline of the Halloween, and seemingly ignores the events of the H20 timeline. However they mention the events of Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later and dismiss it as rumours and hearsay, and reference the events of Halloween: Resurrection as a publicity stunt for a reality show.
  • Canon Welding: Notably the reveal that Sonny Munroe is Michael Myers daughter.
    • Another example that reveals that Verna Sawyer married a Thorn cultist, and used her connections to help rescue and hide her surviving family.
    • A less notable example, but Professor Crumbs of Wizards of Waverly Place mentions having battled deadites centuries ago. As it just so happens, Crumbs' actor, Ian Abercombie happened to play a nameless wizard like character in Army of Darkness. Doubles as a Casting Gag.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Freddy Krueger is this, and it's also suggested Michael is one as well. As Freddy says "Great minds think alike."
  • Child by Rape: Steven and Sonny are this by way of being forcibly conceived through artificial insemination.
  • The Chessmaster: Michael is this, not only letting the Cult of Thron believing him to be a pawn, but by the end has effectively become the new leader, but he also takes control of the deadites to serve as a brief distractions, and pulls an You Have Outlived Your Usefulness on Freddy Krueger. All without saying a word.
  • The Chosen One: Double Subverted with Steven. It is theorized that Steven's survival at birth stems from being the son of both Michael and his niece Jamie. While its discovered others survived their births as well, but most died in infancy when Michael got his hands on them, it turns out Steven's genetic parentage managed to pass some of the Thorn curse into himself as well. Through this, it would seem that Steven is destined to face and kill Michael once and for all.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Subverted with Cody, who already knew Bailey was tutoring Steven. Of course, he thought Steven would be much young as opposed to someone finishing high school, but Steven is quick to tell Cody that he has a Girlfriend in Canada. Of course, by the time they've become friends, Steven later tells Cody that he has no girlfriend, he was just told that Cody is the jealous type and wanted to avoid any drama with him. Also subverted with Chad, who becomes suspicious when he sees how close he and Sonny have become, but his feelings are quelled when it's discovered that Steven and Sonny are half siblings.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Max Russo despite being about as dumb as he is in the series, and having his powers taken away, still goes along with his siblings the other protagonists in battling the Cenobites and the Thorn cult. He gets his moment to shine in the penultimate battle, where the plan to kill Michael goes up in smoke, he and Mason Greyback help rescue Connie Munroe from the Sawyers and even stands off against Leatherface.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Averted as Sonny is one of the protagonists and is utterly terrified of Michael, especially when she learns he's her biological father. Michael simply wants to kill her.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Connie Munroe is revealed to have this; She was a young runaway who picked up a mild drug habit, and got into a car accident that she survived but killed an innocent family outside of Haddonfield. This traumatized her and was used as a pretext for putting her in Smith's Grove where she was forcibly impregnated by Michael. Witnessing what happens to the women in Smith's Grove, as well as their babies, Connie attempted suicide only succeeding in choking herself unconscious. Her body was turned over to the Sawyer's to be "disposed of" when she regains consciousness, and by luck Drayton didn't approve of Michael siring children for the purposes of killing them, so he let her escape in secret. Luckily Connie manages to find a caring boyfriend whom she eventually married to help raise her daughter. Unfortunately by the time of the story, her past has finally caught up to her.
  • Dark Is Evil: Both the Thorn Cult and the cenobites both have dark and black colour motifs.
  • Dark Messiah: This story plays up the aspect of Michael's status of this among the cult, as the human personification of evil Terrence Wynn was looking for and what the cult built their reverence towards. By the end of the story, Michael's all but become the head of the cult, taking a Charles Manson like approach.
  • Darkest Hour: The penultimate battle; the plan to have Michael killed in New York ultimately results in the deaths of the Van Heusen's and the Greyback's. In Los Angeles, the cenobites run amok in Condor Studios during a live show. Wynn has killed Kurt and Carey Martin, and has the Tipton hotel set ablaze. The Sawyers are sent to LA to kill Sonny's mother, while the cultists manage to abduct Sonny and Steven, along with a few other young women, including a comatose Miley who is being tormented by Freddy Krueger.
  • Daylight Horror: A lot of sequences take place in broad daylight, from Leatherface's rampage through the clinic, to the deadite battle.
  • Demoted to Dragon:
    • Freddy fears that this will happen to him with the Cenobites. He does everything within his power to subvert any servitude to the cenobites by working with any enemies of Leviathan he can find. It just so happens the one he found was the demon behind the Thorn curse and the cult that follows them.
    • While Leatherface was already The Dragon to his family, now he functions as an attack dog for the Thorn Cult with the Sawyer's in general are forced to work for the Thorn cult in exchange for covering up their crimes and for protection.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Michael forces Jason over this when he forces Jason to re-kill his mother. Jason just stops when he does the deed and is rendered catatonic, not even putting up a fight or struggle when Jason is abducted by the cultists. Jason of course snaps out of this during the climax and attempts to go on one hell of a rampage against Michael.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu??
    • Michael's curse gives him certain advantages (see Anti-Magic) he uses them when fighting two vampires and an entire werewolf family and killing them almost effortlessly and in particularly brutal methods.
    • The Russo children get their chance to shine by successfully subduing Pinhead and knocking him unconscious during a showdown at Condor Studios.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: The showdown with the cenobites occurs before the actual climax of the story, putting Pinhead in this status.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Mr. Condor is clearly meant to be the main Asshole Victim of the story, and is a Jerkass Corrupt Corporate Executive, whose worse qualities was indifference towards the traumatic experiances Sonny and Miley had over the course of the story. At worst you'd think he'd get a quick, if brutal death at the hands of Michael, Jason, or Leatherface. His ultimate fate however is met at the hands of the Cenobites. And since this is the cenobites we're talking about...
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Michael is this to Terrence Wynn. While Wynn is the cult leader, and initially thought to be in control of Michael, Michael is clearly the superior threat of the two, and shows over the course of the story that he's not some mindless brute or pawn of the Thorn cult, and hardly a victim of the curse. Pinhead and Freddy make a point in saying that as far as Thorn is concerned, Michael is the Dark Messiah here, not Wynn. Sure enough it becomes clear that Michael is using the cult to his ends, as opposed to the other way around, with Freddy stating that Michael keeps them around as he feels he needs an army of his own. True to form, Michael is now the leader of the Thorn cult in the sequels, where he uses them as an army.
  • The Dreaded: Freddy, as per the usual. There are members of the Thorn cult that are uneasy working with him. Michael is also this, in fact because he's the bearer of the Thorn curse, he is a priority target of Leviathan's, and as it turns out there's a good reason for it.
  • Do Not Taunt Cthulhu : Alex Russo's first instinct when confronting the cenobites is to snark at them and compare them to the Angels of Darkness who they defeated before and tells them they'll be defeated just as easily. Pinhead takes this moment to try to put the fear of Hell into the Russos.
  • Embarrasing Nickname: It turns out "Pinhead" prefers not to go by that name. However it was thought up Freddy during one of his previous visits into Hell just to annoy him. Freddy continued to use that nickname to the denizens of Hell over the decades that it ended up spreading and sticking that everyone started calling Pinhead by that name as it it were his actual name. When Pinhead is introduced to he Russo's and their supernatural allies, and gets casualy to as "Pinhead", his rage and annoyance is rather subdued.
  • The End... Or Is It?: The last scene of the story shows Sonny getting up from bed and walking to her window and spots Michael's shadow circling neighbouring houses before trying to brush it off when it disappears.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Jason Voorhees as usual. Michael mocks this by resurrecting Pamela as a deadite, and using to try to kill Jason, forcing Jason to crush her head and kill her. This absolutely breaks Jason.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: What does it say about the Thorn cult when they are at the receiving end from both the cenobites and the Sawyers ? Downplayed considering that despite Drayton's disgust at their experiments and how Michael breeds children to the sake of sacrificing them, he seems to conveniently forget he's a cannibal. Likewise the cenobites standards seem to stem from their Orange And Blue Morality and their Order vs. Chaos beliefs; Leviathan is obsessed with order and the demon behind the thorn curse is considered chaotic, and the worship of such things is offensive to Leviathan.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: Freddy Krueger, who else ? This is best shown when he meets Miley and tells her he's gonna give her a look inside his mind, while opening his head in front of her.
  • Evil Old Folks: Terrence Wynn, who is in his early eighties, as well as Drayton Sawyer being in his mid seventies.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Michael pulls this on Jason Voorhees, showing a taste for cruelty, sadism and spite that even Jason didn't cross. Likewise the Sawyer's see him as such because of Michael's murder of his family members, and having women impregnated for the sole purpose of killing the babies at birth.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: Freddy Krueger of all people has this when forced into the real world during the climax, talking about Michael's true nature and intentions, about how he's now using people to his advantage. During this it seems to dawn on him that Michael has been using him, and as he realizes this, Michael literally stabs him in the back.
  • Exposition Fairy: Rosie's role.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Wynn gives off this air of being a kind, doddering old man when he speaks with Sonny and her friends. When his true colors are revealed, he barley tries to hide his true intent, all the while playing his charade up in an almost mocking tone.
  • Final Girl: Zig-Zagged. Whiles there is no definite example of this with multiple protagonists and story arcs, when Connie Munroe's Dark and Troubled Past is revealed, it can be inferred that she was the Final Girl of her own story.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Juliet and the Van Hausen family. While Juliet was already this, her family has since become amicable with the Russo's and are more then willing to help trap and try to kill Michael;this results in Michael killing both of Juliet's parents.
  • Genius Bruiser: Michael is about a physical threat as he was in the movies. He also learned with age to rely on his guile and cunning. This is mostly because he can barley keep his strength up these days.
  • Good Angel, Bad Angel: Rosie and Pinhead are this to Alex and Justin Russo, with Pinhead tempting them with a place in Hell's army as he sees potential in wizards and is curious to see how becoming cenobites will effect their magic skills. This is one of the more one sided examples of this trope, with Justin and Alex's Chronic Hero Syndrome.
  • God of Evil: Leviathan, God of Hell and lord of the Labyrinth and true master of the cenobites. According to Rosie, he is far from the only Satanic Archetype, and she even has a list of them.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Inverted. Rosie's motives in the story is that she's trying help our protagonists stop the threat of the cenobites before the heavenly host are forced get involved. She explains that if they did, the results would be quite apocalyptic.
  • Guile Hero: Sonny. While she's mostly a Non Action Girl throughout the story, she relies on her wits and observations to get her through a tough situation, and throughout the story plays herself up as a vulnerable and naive damsel to get others guards down, as well as shows that she's a quick thinker in more dire situations. Of course she does get an Action Girl moment in sticking a lobotomy drill into Wynn's eye. It's even revealed during the climax that she allowed herself to get kidnapped to give Wynn and the cultists a false sense of security, using a needle she palmed to cut her leather restraints when captured. It turned out to part of a larger plan to siege Smith's Grove when the initial plan to kill Michael gets top sided.
  • Happily Adopted: Steven is this to Tommy and Karen Doyle.
  • Hates Everybody Equally: Michael doesn't differentiate between enemies or allies, just victims that could be useful to him and victims who ain't.
  • Hell on Earth: The cenobites end goal. Pinhead explains that Leviathan is a being that is obsessed with order, and is disgusted by the chaos of the world and seeks to put an end to it. Because of this, the cenobites actually consider the human antagonists, and demons outside of their circles to be far more evil than they are. It's also explained that Leviathan's creation of the cenobites (fusing human souls with that of demons; both of which are tortured to the point of losing their former identities) is a representation of Leviathan's end goal to merge the Labyrinth to all realms.
  • Hillbilly Horrors: The Sawyer's of course. Lampshaded by Nico and Grady.
    Anyone else hear duelling banjos ?
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Wynn attempts to have a subdued Sonny lobotomized in preparation for her forced impregnation, and even attempts to preform said lobotomy himself. When Chad distracts him, Sonny manages to break out of her restraints and sticks the needle in Wynn's eye. This doesn't kill Wynn however, but it does drop him.
  • I Am Not My Father: Sonny and Steven's reactions when it's revealed Michael is their father. While it's easier for Sonny to separate herself from Michael, Steven takes it especially hard when he realizes he may have the Thorn curse. Sonny tries to assure him that because he is scared of becoming like Michael, that means he isn't like Michael.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: The Sawyer's still have their cannibalistic habits in play here. It's implied that part of their payment from the Thorn cult is that they get to help "dispose" of dead bodies.
  • Immortality Immorality: It turns out Michael's pact with Thorn is what gives him his endurance from the films. He continues to draw this strength and endurance from the blood sacrifice of his family members. We then discover he's been keeping himself strong by continuously having children and killing them.
  • Infant Immortality: Averted, children are discovered buried in the mass grave outside of Haddonfield, and it's revealed Michael draws his strength by murdering his children at birth.
  • It's Personal: Mostly applies to Steven and Sonny in regards to their father Michael. Likewise the Martin Twins feel this way about the Thorn cult when Wynn has the cult murder their parents, and rampage throughout the Tipton hotel.
  • Internal Reveal: Michael Myers as Steven's biological father. This is already revealed in the producers cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and hinted in the theatrical and is implemented here. This is actually revealed early in the story, but Steven himself doesn't find out until the third act.
  • Just Between You and Me: Freddy realizing he can't just kill Miley, decides to take the opportunity to exposit the Thorn cults plans, as well as the nature of Michael's curse.
  • Knight In Shining Armour: Chad plays himself up as this to Sonny to the point of Chronic Hero Syndrome. Throughout the story it's clear he feels that it's his responsibility as a good boyfriend to protect her from Wynn and his plans, teaming up with Sonny's mother to investigate the happenings in the clinic. He even goes as far as to storm the clinic to rescue Sonny, even as Leatherface is wrecking havoc (of course he gets some help from Justin when confronted by Leatherface). During the Crystal Lake trip, Chad also sticks Michael in the back with a pitch fork when he corners Sonny, and even considers helping Justin, Alex, Mason and Juliet fight the cenobites when they attack Condor Studios, even though the odds are stacked against him as a mere human.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The inclusion of characters and from horror films crossing over with Disney Channel shows, this trope is inevitable.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Our protagonists, mostly consisting of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Hannah Montana, Sonny with a Chance characters, do this multiple times over the course of the story. It's not as impressive with the Russo children given their canon experiences and adventures, but to drive the point home, the antagonists they are all up against include Michael Myers and the Thorn cult, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface and the Sawyers, Freddy Krueger, and Pinhead and the cenobites. Took a Level in Badass indeed.
  • Long-Lost Relative: It's revealed that Steven Loyd Doyle and Sonny Munroe are half siblings, both fathered by Michael Myers. While they aren't too happy about who their father was, they are pretty enthusiastic about having a new brother/sister.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: It's revealed that Michael is the biological father of both Steven and Sonny.
  • Manipulative Bastard:
    • Wynn of course, playing himself as a helpful old man, who has Sonny's best interests at heart. Anyone remotely familiar with the character from the films, knows that is far from the truth.
    • Michael manages to be this without saying a word, initially managing to convince people he is little more that a brute and pawn of the a Thorn cult, and even plays Freddy (who is aware of his true nature) for a fool. As the story goes on Michael shows a more cunning and clever side to his personality, being able to manipulate people and events around him to his advantage. By the end of the story he's all but become the head of the Thorn cult himself.
  • Mexican Standoff: Occurs in Crystal Lake during the first actual confrontation between our protagonists and the Thorn cult. This gets interrupted by a sudden deadite breakout.
  • Mind Rape: Freddy's MO when he's not in the mood for killing. He uses this to try to drive Sonny insane prior to the story, and uses this method and his powers to search for more women for the cultists to impregnate. He tries to do this to Miley, but fails due to Nancy Thompson's influence.
  • Mundane Solution: As our protagonists prepare for a plan and means to fight the Thorn cult, Jackson comes up with something simple; the cultists are mere mortal humans, all they need to do is get their hands on some guns. It turns out to be pretty effective to anyone that's not Jason or Michael.
  • My Name Is Inigo Montoya: The Martin twins give this of this during the climax, addressed to Wynn and the cultists.
    Cody: I know you have to be, what ? 90 by now ? But surely you didn't forget about us, your memories certainly not going off. After all it's hard to forget the massacre you did not two nights ago.
    Zack: We're Zack and Cody Martin, we have a history of being a pain in the ass. And unfortunately for you, you murdered our mother Carrie and our father Kurt, among other people and yet your biggest mistake was not finishing us off.
    Wynn: Well, it looks like we'll have to remedy that.
    Zack: No, you'll die trying old man.
  • Nebulous Evil Organization: The Thorn cult in a nutshell.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Justin comes up with a plan to separate Michael and the Thorn cult in separate cities, planning to have Michael isolated in New York, and have the vampiric Van Heusen family and the lycanthropic Greyback family get the drop on him, reasoning that they could overpower Michael and kill him. This only results in Michael killing the two families and crippling Justin's best friend Zeke out of spite.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Dr. Terrence Wynn, being a physically frail man in is mid to late eighties, mostly relies on his mooks to do the dirty work. This actually makes him a pushover and Zero-Effort Boss in the climax.
  • Not Brainwashed: Everyone at first thinks Michael is nothing more than a slave to the Thorn curse and a puppet to Terrence Wynn and the Thorn cult. Pinhead and Freddy claim this is not the case and Michael later proves that is not the case. Michael is little more than a psychopath and willing bearer of the curse to carry out his dark deeds.
  • Nothing but Hits: Soundtrack includes.
    • Nobody's Perfect by Miley Cyrus; opening song.
    • Don't Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult; plays during Leatherface's rampage in the clinic.
    • Criminal Mind plays on the radio when Michael drives his car to Crystal Lake. Gets a reprise when Michael massacres the Greyback's and Van Hausens.
    • Last Resort by Papa Roach. Plays during the deadite fight.
    • Hellraiser by Ozzy Osbourne. Plays during the fight between the Russo's and the Cenobites in the penultimate battle.
    • Things Go Bump in the Night by the Allstars. Closing song.
  • No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: Wynn has his men hold the Martin's and the Doyle's hostage at their dining room table, having them eat their dinner as he exposits the nature and plans of the cult, and forces Tommy Doyle to reveal the truth of Steven's parentage.
  • Oh, Crap!: At many points in this story, notably Justin and Chad's reaction to Leatherface's rampage in the clinic. On the more comical side, Mr. Mosby's massive freakout when he finds out Jason's face isn't a mask.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. This features Tommy Doyle of Halloween and Tommy Jarvis of Friday the 13th. They have apparently been working together for years and acknowledge their similar histories and the fact they have the same first name. They are nicknamed T&T when they work together.
  • Only I Can Kill Him: Michael has this attitude towards his children; if anyone's gonna spill their blood it's gonna be him, he doesn't need help doing the deed. It's implied Steven is this towards Michael as well, as he shows signs of the Thorn curse and manages to fight Michael with the same strength endurance that Michael himself previously shown. Keep in mind this comes up after Michael has already fought both Freddy, Jason and Leatherface, and survived.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Justin's vampiric girlfriend Juliet Van Heusen and her family are supporting characters.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Alex's boyfriend Mason Greyback and his family.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Both Zack and Cody become jaded and hardened towards the climax of the story and seek nothing short of revenge on the Thorn cult. Justified seeing as the Thorn cult has been commiting atrocities, tormenting them and their friends and have just murdered their parents.
  • Papa Wolf:
    • Tommy Doyle is this towards Steven. He kept Steven sheltered of the truth of his origins his whole life, and when push comes to shove, he helps lead a siege on an asylum full of cultists and killers.
    • Mr. Mosby has a moment like this. As he's the one overseeing the camping trip at Crystal Lake, and after his initial cowardly reaction, he stops running and turns back to help the others. Of course by the time he gets back he sees that the cultists and the deadites have been taken care of, but expresses relief that everyone's okay.
  • Plot-Irrelevant Villain: While this story establishes Pinhead as the demonic Big Bad and the cenobites as a threat, they don't really do much in the story. Pinhead barley interacts with the protagonists, outside of Justin and Alex in the plot, and the threat he poses constantly takes a back seat in regards to the Thorn plot. The role of the cenobites in this story are somewhat akin to the White Walkers, as a greater, looming, background threat that's yet to take centre stage. Of course they become more active in the plot of No Survivors.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Michael shows signs of this, having grown weak with age and chemical exposure over the years, relies more and more on other peoples help, mostly teaming up with more powerful killers to use them to his advantage. He even goes around unmasked a few times to avoid getting detected and avoids killing in public places to avoid any attention, unless he can pass the blame onto someone else, like Leatherface or Jason. Likewise it's explained that the Thorn cults method of disposing of bodies is feeding them to the Sawyer's. With Freddy and Michael's Villain Team-Up, they quickly amass such a large bodycount that they settle for disposing of them in a mass grave in Haddonfield; it was so large that this ironically drew attention to Michael.
  • Predecessor Villain: Gorog, the dearly departed Satanic Archetype Big Bad of Wizards of Waverly Place is brought up a few times by the Russo children, often for the purposes of comparing and contrasting the Cenobites with the Angels of Darkness. Pinhead admits a familiarity with Gorog, and tries to assure Alex and Justin he is not going to be just another Gorog; he is a much bigger threat.
  • Psycho for Hire: The Sawyers work for the Thorn cult to pay of a debt, but it's stated the reason why they where picked out by the cult was because of how they could be useful in getting dirty work done in more places, and as a means of...disposing dead bodies.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: It should be noted that the Sawyers don't serve the cult out of maliciousness (despite them being psychotic cannibals) or loyalty, and express annoyance at having to "work for their rations" and disgust at Michael's murdering his own family, and breeding more children to kill.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: A pair of twins, a cast of young actors, two former singers, wizard siblings, as well as their friends (a vampire and a werewolf among them) up against two evil plots involving demons, cultists and serial killers.
  • Rated M for Manly: Ash William's selling points when he sells our protagonists weapons and tools to use in their expedition to Crystal Lake.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot:
    • Miley Stewart's initial subplot is inspired by Miley Cyrus' real life departure from Hannah Montana and trying to move on from the image, while dealing with former fans of her alter ego, and media still following her comparing her current life to that of her singing career. The key difference being that Miley Stewart is initially trying to function as regular college student and only contemplates the possibility of starting a new singing career as herself, while Miley Cyrus continued her singing career and went on to make a new image for herself. Likewise Miley's little speech about putting Hannah in the past isn't exactly a subtle case of Leaning on the Fourth Wall.
    • Sonny Munroe having a breakdown and leaving So Random and Condor Studios, is taken from Demi Lovato's real life nervous breakdown and problems that led to her leaving Sonny with a Chance and the Disney Channel, as well as her brief trip to rehab.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • During a therapy session, the events of Sonny With A Secret are brought up, and Sonny mentions that despite being a Stepford Smiler about the situation, being the target of a murder plot after nearly having her relationships and reputation ruined has traumatized her.
    • Mixed with Mundane Solution above. While the protagonists meet and plan a trip into Crystal Lake, Miley's brother Jackson points out that while they are going up against supernatural threat, the cult members themselves are mundane humans and therfore susceptible to being killed by something as normal as a gun. Such weapons are bought in preparation for the trip and when used agaisnt the cultists, said cultists drop like flies. Some even make a break for it when the shooting begins.
    • Dr. Wynn may be the leader of the Cult of Thorn and is directly and indirectly responsible for so much bloodshed over the decades. However despite being a particularly ruthless individual, he is still a frail old man at the time of the story, being in his 80's, and ultimately a Zero-Effort Boss. He is dropped by taking a lobotomy needle in the eye, and his immediate bloodloss, doubled with his stressed induced heart attack, makes it difficult for him to lift a gun. Before he himself is shot, he can only pitifully beg for his life.
    • Doubles as Vengeance Feels Empty. The Martin Twins are immediately angered and hardened by the murder of their parents, prompting them to kill Wynn in revenge. When they actually do the deed and help seize Smiths Grove, they are still traumatized and don't feel any better about their parents murder, especially since it happened not two days beforehand. This is especially bad when you take their killing of Dr. Wynn, who was a Zero-Effort Boss, and how it felt to them like they where just killing an old man who couldn't defend himself, even if he was a total monster.
    • Steven starts out in the story as an awkward nerdish Nice Guy, but when he is put into violent situations, he doesn't really know how to handle it, especially when he realizes he has the Thorn curse, which makes him fear becoming just like Michael. This get worse when he learns he is the biological son of Michael and his niece Jamie, making him the product of incest and rape by an infamous Serial Killer. Naturally, he doesn't take it very well, and had began to take a drug habit to cope with his newfound existential angst.
  • Roaring Rampage of Rescue: The siege on Smith's Grove is this to rescue Sonny and Steven, among the cults other hostages. It turns out to be part of a plan Sonny came up with.
    • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Zack and Cody make it one as they make it a personal priority in finding and killing the cultists who attacked the Tipton Hotel. In that same siege, Jason also goes on one seeking out Michael as payback for what happened to Pamela.
  • Sadist: As per the movies, Michael Myers shows signs of this behind his stoic exterior. Except here it's a little less subtle; notably using deadites as a distraction, and sicing a deadite Pamela Voorhees onto Jason; really cuts loose in his butchering of the Van Heusen and Greyback families, displaying their corpses for the Russo's too see, and crippling Justin's friend Zeke out of spite.
  • Seen It All: Downplayed examples.
    • Jason Voorhess being an undead serial killer whose literally been to Hell and back doesn't have much reaction to the presence of magic and supernatural creatures in this story, that said he is taken aback by the sudden appearance of a werewolf.
    • Steven has an easier time accepting the existence of magic and the supernatural, mostly because he was taught by his adoptive parents to believe in things such as curses and demons, so when he finds out they actually exist, he's more in awe than he is surprised.
  • "Scooby-Doo" Hoax: Parodied. Mr. Mosby, during the trip to Crystal Lake, encounters Jason before the shit hits the fan. He thinks of it as a costumed prankster at first and takes off his hockey mask, and then thinks Jason's face is another mask, before he starts pulling it.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: During the attack on Smith's Grove, Drayton and Leatherface prepare to leave the cultist behind and run back to Verna's. Drayton is arrested in the escape attempt, but Leatherface manages to escape and is on his way back to Texas.
  • Silent Snarker: Michael has this moment after it is revealed he is Sonny's father, as he watches a "So Random" sketch where Sonny plays "Sicky Vicky". The story describes Michael's thought process as being along the lines of a sarcastic "Well, don't I feel like the proud papa."
  • Storming the Castle: The climax of the story is an absolute siege on Smiths Grove.
  • Take That!: Towards Halloween: Resurrection. This story follows the 4-6 timeline of the Halloween, it does reference the events of Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later but dismisses them as mere rumours and hearsay. It's sequel on the other hand; "Just some poor publicity stunt for this crappy reality show."
  • Took a Level in Badass: Where to begin ? While, Justin and Alex are canonically experienced badasses, this really takes the cake with the other protagonists, including the Martin Twins, Sonny, Chad and the So Random Crew, and Miley, Lilly, Jackson and Oliver. Sonny especially takes shine when it comes to being a Guile Hero and Miley is heavily implied to have made contact with Nancy Thompson's spirit (confirmed in No Survivors) and uses her fighting skills against both mortal mooks, and Freddy within his own realm!
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour: It's explained that Steven had signs of this that imply the Thorn curse is manifesting within him, in which he was eight years old, he battered four older bullies to the point of hospitalizing them for months, during which he displayed an unnatural resilience for an eight year old boy. This is part of what got him raised a sheltered life.
  • Villain Song: A Criminal Mind plays in two scenes relating to Michael. Once on the radio when he's parking his car, and again when Pinhead and Freddy reveal his true nature, whilst Michael is butchering a werewolf and vampire families, and cripples Zeke.
  • Villainous Incest: If only by proxy. The ultimate plan the cultists have is to force Steven, whose inherited the Thorn curse, to continue their experiments by having Steven impregnate Sonny; as another "pure blooded" Myers, this baby will be next in line for the Thorn curse. Both siblings are appropriately squicked out at this.
  • Wham Shot: During the fight with the deadites in Crystal Lake, Steven gets stabbed in the shoulder; to which he has a combination of Delayed Reaction and Major Injury Underreaction. After which he proceeds to psychically crush the deadites neck with his bare hands and unnatural strength. This garners a Mass "Oh, Crap!" from Steven's friends, Tommy and Karla Doyle and Steven himself when he realizes what just happened.
  • Wicked Stepfather: Inverted, Mr. Munroe was a very decent parent to Sonny growing up. Sonny's biological father however is non other than Michael Myers himself.
  • You Are Not Alone: Sonny does this with Steven during his freakout over his origins. Bailey does the same to the Martin twins when trying to console them over their parents deaths.
  • You Killed My Father: The Martin's decide that It's Personal with Wynn the moment he kills their parents, on top of all the other things he's done. Steven also feels this way in regards to Michael, when he leaned that his mother was Jamie Loyd and what Michael did to her.

     Haunted World: War 

Crossovers: My Babysitter's a Vampire, Big Time Rush, House of Anubis, iCarly, Victorious, Diary of a Wimpy Kid (film series, and ignored The Long Haul), Ginger Snaps, The Craft, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Set in late 2013, following the season two finale of My Babysitter's a Vampire, the town of Whitechapel is struck by a magical explosion. As the town evacuates, Vampire Master Horace "Jesse" Black, reaffirms his rivalry with Ethan Morgan by murdering his parents and nearly does the same to Ethan's sister Jane. After Jane is rescued, Ethan, Sarah, Benny, Rory and Erica travel to the neighbouring town of Bailey Downs, under the care of the Fitzgerald Pack.

As Jesse flees to America, Ethan and his friends go to seek him out for some payback. While the Fitzgerald pack won't help them out, two of the packs children, Persephone and Fitz join them on their journey behind their parents backs. They track him down to Plainview, of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and their little trip takes a turn for the worse when Jesse murders the Hills family, save for their middle child Holly. That same week, the local middle school is set ablaze, but resident Greg Heffley ends up rescuing the students and teachers. Regardless these events cause several families to flee the town, Greg convincing his family to take Holly with them to her cousin Jo Taylor, which coincidently Jesse is fleeing to as well, with the Whitechapel gang in tow.

Meanwhile in Los Angeles, when Sam Puckett and Cat Valentine have a get together with their friends in the iCarly crew and the Hollywood Arts gang and it's decided they would host a live reunion show and web concert, getting local boy band Big Time Rush to do a guest appearance. As it turns out they are being stalked by Nevel Papperman and George Hawk who seek to release and leak people's private information, before its revealed that Jo Taylor, girlfriend of BTR's Kendall Knight, is pregnant. To take a more dramatic turn for the worse, Jade's new roommate Nina Martin and her newborn daughter Iris is being stalked by a mysterious and evil gang leader by the moniker of Nightfox, who now targets Nina's new friends. When Nina's friends of Sibuna House from all the way in England arrive to help, the existence of the supernatural is revealed to the iCarly, Hollywood Arts and Palm Woods Gang.

With this convergence of characters and drama, Jesse's plans of taking over all supernatural communities are revealed, as well as his plans to build an army, as our protagonists seek to build and army of their own and even seek help from the military, and the Fitzgerald pack, going across the states and borders to get their children back.


  • Academic Alpha Bitch: Persephone has this air about her in her interactions with Benny, at least as far a practicing magic goes. She had a tendency to flaunt the fact she has access to various forms of magic and power to Benny, but it turns out she's trying to motivate Benny into becoming a greater wizard.
  • Action Girl: While most of the female characters have their moments, Sarah and Erica are the more prominent examples by way of being vampires.
  • Adorkable: Comes with being a Tomboy with a Girly Streak, Persephone takes the cake with this, with her quirky sense of humour, quick wit, delivering a long string up quips, hyperbolic analogies and strange puns. All this mixed with her fun loving personality.
  • Adult Fear:
    • The story opens with the aftermath of the Whitechapel Explosion, with hundreds of residents either dead or displaced. We get this from both sides as parents and children try to find each other in the aftermath. Things go From Bad to Worse when Jesse tracks down and tortures Ethan's parents to death and attempts to do the same to his sister.
    • This is touched upon in the Victorious subplot with the aspect of having a dad as a cop; Mr. Vega worries about his daughters being targeted by criminals due to his profession, especially when one of these criminals murdered the family of his partner. Low and behold, that same criminal is now stalking Tori and Trina's friends, and is pleased to learn who the Vega sisters father is.
    • Hits the town of Plainview like a wrecking ball; starting with the murder of all but one of the Hills family, which is followed by the local middle school being set on fire. This leads to several residents and families moving out or vacationing away from Plainview. Comes to a head when Nightfox has the Heffley family abducted back to Plainview and arranges for the town to be bombarded by two hijacked jets, forcing Greg to listen over the phone.
    • The motivations of the Fitzgerald Pack stem from this. Ginger is a protective mom and doesn't want her son involved in the coming war. Likewise Sarah Bailey and Nancy Downs are still antsy about Persephone due to the events of Rising Moon, lingering fears of Michael Myers and the Thorn Cult. When both Fitz and Persephone run away to join the Whitechapel gang to hunt Jesse down, this in turn causes the Fitzgerald Pack to venture on their own across the border and states to get their children back. By the time they catch up to them, they do agree to help fight Jesse and Nightfox, partially due to the threats they pose to their children.
      • This gets doubled when Persephone and her friends infiltrate one of Nightfox's "auctions" and nearly captured. Needless to say, Sarah Bailey and Nancy Downs ensuing Mama Bear rampage is very much warranted.
  • Adults Are Useless: Zig-Zagged. On one hand, the Fitzgerald pack prove to be pretty effective allies and the Parents as People trope is at play here. There is also Colonel Shay, who is an effective Papa Wolf, but he doesn't believe in the supernatural, prompting his daughter and her friends to do investigations of their own to get the army on their side; when the finally do, the military base is decimated by Jesse's own army.
  • Agressive Drug Dealer: Nightfox's methods of dealing drugs is if he can't sell them or if his customers try to kick their drug habit, he abducts them, and forcibly drugs them for days on end in a drug house. If they die from substance abuse, is no skin off his nose.
  • The Alliance: Is formed over the course of the story as an army formed and led by the Whitechapel gang, Sibuna, and the Fitzgerald pack, with additional allies that include the Scoobies and what remains of Angel Investigations. On top of that there are mundane humans who join them as well such as the iCarly crew, and Greg Heffley with the other protagonists on speed dial, just in case.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Much of Fitz's eccentric personality, behaviour and his intelligence for his age, lend a lot of hints that he's has high functioning autism.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Jesse of course, with his plot to Take Over the World and the atrocities he does over the centuries and over the course of the story. Case in point his murder of everyone in the vampire council, and brutal methods of his executions before fleeing to America.
  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: How Jesse reaffirms his rivalry with Ethan, by going after his family and killing his parents. He attempts to kill his sister Jane too, but she manages to escape.
  • Anger Born of Worry: When the Fitzgerald Pack finally reach Los Angeles and find their children, Fitz and Persephone find themselves on the receiving end of quite the scolding from their parents. For some borderline comedic effect Nancy in particular is so angry that she begins hamming it up again that you'd almost think she's going through another Sanity Slippage.
  • The Anti-Christ: Jesse sees himself as a variation. As the son of Silas and Amara, he believes himself to be the heir to the Silas cults and the vampire race in general. As such he believes world domination is his destiny. Doubled by the fact Silas was seen as a Satanic Archetype in legends told of him.
  • Anti-Hero: The Fitzgerald pack in general, while allies and supporting protagonists, are not exactly the most moral characters in the story, but are still considered good when compared to Jesse and Nightfox. This is most prominent in Ginger's son Fitz who takes it to Unscrupulous Hero extremes.
  • Arch-Enemy: Jesse crosses so many characters over the story, but makes a point of affirming a personal rivalry with Ethan. Likewise the Nightfox does the same of crossing nearly all the characters he meets, but is most personal with Nina.
  • Arms Dealer:
    • Nightfox's operations include selling high power weapons to gangs across the country and even in other continents. He even implies that he has terror cells on his pay roll.
    • Fitz turns out to be one as well despite his young age, as he seeks to run the gang aspects of the Fitzgerald pack (the drug aspect is already being filled by Sam [McDonald]). He runs secret operations over the Internet under different alias' which he uses to track down and keep tabs of Nightfox. Neither of his parents are aware of this nor approve when they find out. Unfortunatley, Nightfox uses those same means to keep tabs on him and his friends.
  • Ascended Extra: Persephone and Fitz are supporting protagonists in this story. While in their previous roles in Rising Moon, Persephone is a toddler and Tag Along Kid at best, while Fitz was born at the end of the story.
  • Ascended Fridge Horror: A brief plot point, but this story confirms that the four boys from Big Time Rush have killed Atticus Moon and some of his mooks in the climax of Big Time Movie. Downplayed as this makes the boys realize they do have what it takes to do what is necessary when push comes to shove and thus have no problems fighting Jesse's mooks.
  • Ax-Crazy:
    • Fitz is a (anti) heroic variant, not afraid of violently asserting himself to perceived "bullies". He mostly does so through battery and death threats, and even partially transforming in order to intimidate others. In his more mellow moods, he can come up with pretty fucked up pranks. Despite this, by his own admission he prefers physically humiliating those who cross him as opposed to trying to kill them. He really cuts loose during a fight with a SWAT team when he mistakes them for mercenaries, and it is terrifying.
    • Nightfox is a subdued example. While he commits all manner of atrocities and violence throughout the story, what makes him disturbing is what little emotion he shows throughout is mild amusement.
  • Baby Talk: Jade does this with Iris everytime she's alone with her or thinks she's alone. When caught by Cat, she vehemently denies everything.
  • Babies Ever After: Kendall and Jo, Nina and Fabian, as well as Ethan and Sarah, either have babies or expecting to have babies by the end of the story.
  • Bash Brothers: Ethan and Benny are this in a "Brothers by bond not by blood sort of way". Kendall, Logan, Carlos and James are also this of the same variety.
  • Badass Gay: Sarah Bailey and Nancy Downs continue this thread from Rising Moon. Here it shows during their two woman siege on Nightfox's compounds, double handedly dismantling one of his operations.
  • Badass Normal: Applicable to the non supernatural characters, but especially noticeable in Kendall, Logan, James, Carlos, Sam Puckett, Trina Vega and even Greg Heffley of all people gets a few moments.
  • Badass Abnormal: The supernatural characters of course, by way of being vampires, witches/wizards, werewolves, and even a seer.
  • Battle Couple: Ethan and Sarah during the climax. Fitz and Persephone as well, and even Greg and Holly become this.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Jesse becomes this to Ethan. He was traumatized by what Jesse did to his parents and becomes more and more jaded over the first half of the story. He becomes more angry and unhinged at thinking of Jesse before finally snapping at Sarah when she tells him to calm down, lashing out at Jane at another point, and recklessly attacking Jesse head on.
    • For Fitz it's bullies, or people he perceives as bullies He also doesn't take kindly to someone disrespecting or implied threats to his mother. His default reactions to all of these include Tranquil Fury, swearing rants that include Country Matters, and a simple (but not subtle) reminder that he is a born werewolf and has a degree of control in his transformations. When pressed further he becomes Unstoppable Rage. It is easy to see why he became The Dreaded when he visits Plainview Middle School.
    • For the love of whatever God(s) you have, you will not threaten or try to hurt Iris as Nina Martin demonstrates. Beware the Nice Ones indeed.
    • A more comical one, but Ginger doesn't appreciate being called a hipster. This comes up a car ride with Erica, a Seinfeldian Conversation between her and Ginger seems to be taken strait out of Grand Theft Auto V.
  • Beta Couple: The primary couples of this story are Ethan and Sarah, Nina and Fabian, Jo and Kendall, and Greg and Holly. Secondary couples include Benny and Erica, Logan and Camille, Beck and Jade (although Tori and Jade are teased), Cat and Robbie, Rory and Della, and Sarah Bailey and Nancy Downs. They don't get much relationship focus on this story, with exception of Benny and Erica.
  • Big Bad: Horace "Jesse" Black serves as the main antagonist and attempts to orchestrate a war among the supernaturals in a bid for personal power.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: George Hawk and Nevel Papperman. They are (literal) Sitcom Archnemesis villains up against two Knight of Cerebus characters in the form of Jesse and Nightfox.
  • Big Brother Instinct
    • Zigzagged in regards to Ethan and Jane's relationship. Ethan rushes to her rescue when Jesse has her as a captive. However following their parents deaths, Ethan tries to distance himself from her and his friends as he himself is unable to handle the same trauma that she's going through. Luckily he gets better after the half way point of the story, telling Jane he's gonna be there for her, and in turn Jane promises to be there for Ethan too.
    • Played with in contrast to his usual behaviour, but Roderick becomes pretty protective of Greg following the school catching fire. He explains that is also stems from the murder of the Hills family, and now is under the impression that Anyone Can Die. Ironically this doesn't save his own family when a jet plane crashed into the neighbourhood.
  • Big Damn Heroes: During the climax an army of slayers, vampires, witches and werewolves, led by none other than the Scoobies themselves arrive and hold the line, keeping Jesse's forces from entering LA. Faith in particular rescuing Hollywood Arts students when Nightfox's goons converge on the school, as well as Ethan and Sarah about to be crushed by an exploding truck, but are rescued by Buffy and Spike.
  • Big Good:
    • Colonel Shay is something of a legal example, being a high ranking military leader and father of one of the protagonists. The iCarly subplot involves Carly and her friends trying to get his help and mount military action to help combat Jesse's growing army. Unfortunately he gets killed just as the military gets involved.
    • Ultimately this falls to Ethan, who in addition to becoming the ultimate protagonist of the story, is Jesse's Arch-Enemy and eventually amasses and leads an army of his own to face Jesse's army.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Jesse and his army are defeated, and The Alliance is formed with Ethan as one of its leaders, who sets up their operations in a rebuilt Whitechapel. Character relationships are stronger than ever, with Jo delivering her baby, Kendall and Jo getting married, as well as Nina and Fabian, with Ethan reconciling his relationship with Sarah and brotherly relationship with Jane; in addition to this Sarah is pregnant. However so many people have died including family members of the protagonists, leaving many of the survivors traumatized by these events, especially Greg, Holly and the iCarly crew who go on to join The Alliance as well. The Hollywood Arts crew are shown in the epilogue having launched their own celebrity careers, while BTR are on a break for Kendall and Jo to raise their child, with the help of their friends. The Alliance also provided a community with a summer home for them to stay. Nina and Fabian are set to start their new life together, but ponder what Anubis' blessing (a yet to be revealed power and destiny) entails for their daughters future. Finally it's revealed that Nightfox is still alive and in hiding...
  • Black and White Insanity/Gray and Grey Morality: Discussed between Fitz and Greg. Fitz cares about his friends and is protective of them, especially when it comes to being a Bully Hunter. He observes Greg and his friends Butt-Monkey moments and Jerkass students in Greg's school and due to his own experiences and upbringing, sees them as being no different than the kind of bullies you see in a Stephen King novel. Due to Greg's character development, he says that he probably brought his Butt-Monkey status onto himself, and that he was a entitled Jerkass himself back in the day. That said, both eventually reach an agreement that Greg should be more assertive, least he becomes an Extreme Doormat.
    Greg: It's middle school, it's always been dog eat dog. It's called being a kid.
    Fitz: Just so you know, where I come from, there's a worlds of difference with how we use that phrase.
    Chirag: (whispers to Rowley and Fregly) Remind me not to visit Canada.
  • Break the Cutie:
    • Happens throughout the DOAWK subplot and mixes with Break the Haughty and even Corrupt the Cutie. Holly Hills is depicted as the sweet girl she was on the movies, but is absolutely traumatized by the murder of her sisters and parents, although she tries to hide it until late into the story. For the most part, Holly keeps her actual feelings bottled up and tries to be a little more outgoing in order to distract herself, even blowing off steam by taking part in stunts with Persephone, up until she and Greg go on a carnival date where she not only breaks down but reveals that she experimented with drugs at one point to cope. Likewise Greg goes from ambitious and lazy Jerk with a Heart of Gold to Let's Get Dangerous! when the school is set on fire, and while he manages to rescue many of the students and teachers, he is pretty shaken up by the experience. Of course watching two plans crash into his home town nearly sends him and Holly over the Despair Event Horizon.
    • Happens to Carly when she witnesses her father's death. Unlike the other examples, she doesn't let this slow her down but has this build a determined resolve to help stop Jesse and later officially joins The Alliance. Jesse just kind of has this affect on people.
    • Ultimately subverted with Nina, who's grandmother died recently, seemingly leaving her alone to take care of a baby, and is being stalked by a vicious gangster, but doesn't let it get the better of her, despite how sad and scared she is about the situation. Ultimately she has her old and new friends to help her, and decides she's has enough and violently maims Nightfox during the climax.
  • Breather Episode: Subverted. This occurs midway through the story. Greg and Holly go on a date to an amusement park; the girls get together to host a baby shower for Jo and a late one to Nina; the guys treat themselves to a night on the town for Kendall and Fabian when they announce their respective engagements to Jo and Nina; Ethan takes Sarah and Jane to see a movie. This seemingly goes over well, until Holly breaks down to Greg over the deaths of her family and reveals she experimented with pot to cope; the guys night out ends when they are attacked by "mercenaries" at the Palm Woods, which turn out to be an intimidation tactic by Mr. Taylor; Ethan gets distressed and has an argument with both Sarah and Jane and goes off to fight Jesse himself having seen where he's hiding. This leads to an absolute shit show in the very next chapter.
  • The Bus Came Back: Inverted. After season two of House of Anubis, Nina Martin was Put on a Bus and moving back to America. She doesn't return to England in this story, rather her friends from the Anubis House end of visiting her. Fabian ends up discovering his daughter with Nina.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Jesse sarcastically mocks this concept. During his fight with Ethan in the climax, he briefly pretends to not remember killing his parents, whimsically describing the other people he killed since he murdered the Morgan's. It's clear he's doing this just to fuck with Ethan.
  • Butt-Monkey: Greg is used to deconstruct this; he and sometimes his friends find themselves at the butt of others jokes and embarrassing experiences as per the usual, but has gone through some character development where he acknowledges he's not exactly an innocent victim due to his own Jerkass traits and probably brought his status onto himself. Fitz however points out that a lot of people in Greg's life are just plain jerks and are probably targeting him because he can't stand up for himself or retaliate and that he should grow a back bone least he becomes an Extreme Doormat. This later becomes played for drama; when Greg does become assertive, he ends up crossing Nightfox. Nightfox retaliates by having two airplanes crash down onto Plainview, making Greg's neighborhood a specific target and his family being abducted back to their house, outright forcing Greg to hit rock bottom.
  • The Calvary: Late in the story, the Fitzgerald Pack mentions having friends that could help against Jesse's entire army, but it could take a while for them to get there. These friends are the Scoobie's and Angel Investigations, as well as an army they amassed between these events and those of Rising Moon.
  • Canada, Eh?: The story initially takes place in Canada. The towns of Whitechapel and Bailey Downs are both located in Ontario and neighbour eachother.
  • Canon Welding: Like other stories Haunted World saga, in addition to mass crossovers, these stories tend to establish connections between separate works.
    • This that Jesse is the son of Silas and Amara of The Vampire Diaries. This is already revealed in Rising Moon so it's more of an Internal Reveal.
    • The towns of Bailey Downs and Whitechapel are neighbouring communities.
    • Holly and Heather Hills are revealed to be cousins with Jo Taylor.
    • A downplayed example, but Nina mentions having twin cousins that live in Boston, who are going through tough times after the Tipton Hotel was burnt and their parents where killed (referencing Devils Night. She also casually mentions having another cousin named Lydia.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Jesse knows he's a bad guy and is proud of it. Twice over the story he both sarcastically apologies for his crimes and brags about them at the same time.
  • Child Prodigy: Fitz pretty smart and somewhat mature for his age. It's mentioned by his parents that he had an eighth grade understanding of history, biology, and chemistry by the time he was seven, and he's taken an interest in engineering. Which would explain why he was savvy enough to run arms operations over the Internet via multiple false identities and shell companies.
  • The Chosen One: Played with a few characters.
    • Jesse's motivations is that he believes himself to be an evil version of this trope. See The Anti-Christ above.
    • Inverted with Ethan. While he has no written destiny in defeating Jesse, he believes that the responsibility falls to him and his friends. Likewise he calls out the notion of The Chosen One by declaring that one should make their own destiny. Ironically this gets him elected to ultimate leader of The Alliance.
  • Cold Ham: Fitz mostly speaks in subdued yet theatrical manner, even if his actions tend to be larger than life. When angered, he has a tendency to mix animal and sex related metaphors, swears and very extreme death threats in his speeches, just barely keeping himself reserved. He does go into Large Ham territory when partially transformed during the SWAT fight where he strait up quotes "Three Little Pigs" and Deliverance in the form of taunts.
  • Cool Big Sis:
    • Persephone gives these vibes, behaving this way towards the other characters, namely Benny, who she tries to help master magic with in her own roundabout way, and Holly, who's families death she tries to help cope with. For the most part this is subverted with her relationship with Fitz despite their outgoing behaviour; Because they are life long friends and aren't related and have a close relationship, Fitz has a crush on Persephone. Persephone takes this in stride and tells him to grow up a little more and see where they can take this; this puts their relationship in a really weird light.
    • A cousin example but Holly sees Jo as this; mainly because Heather was a Big Sister Bully, Holly looked up to Jo and takes her as a surrogate big sister following Heather's death and her arrival in Los Angeles.
  • Cop Killer: Nightfox is not above killing cops in his gang operations. Nor is he above going after their families when he's not in the mood of killing the cops themselves.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: How Jesse killed Mr. and Mrs. Morgan; the aftermath is seen on texted photos he sent to Ethan. The closest we get to a description of it is that it involved farm tools. By the time Ethan and Sarah make it back to the Morgan house, Ethan's parents are on deaths door. They also see Jesse preparing Ethan's sister Jane for the same fate, holding a pair of garden sheers.
  • Concert Climax: Averted. While the scene where Tori, Jade and Cat have a web show concert alongside Big Time Rush, during the iCarly reunion show (during which and Kendall and Jo's pregnancy is leaked) plays out like a semi traditional example of this, it occurs very early in the story and relegates Hawk and Nevel into Disc-One Final Boss status. Likewise, later in the story Tori suggests using a concert to lure Jesse's army to them and set up a trap, but this idea is almost immediately shot down as it would put too many innocent people at risk.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Occurs a lot in this story.
    • Jesse's method of killing Colonel Shay is cutting his stomach and tossing an unpinned grenade into the wound. In his prison, any attempted escapees that are caught are hung from the trees to be eaten by wendigos.
    • Nightfox's preferred method of killing people usually involves this. Being a combination of an Evil Sorcerer and Mad Scientist, he can get rather creative.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Applies to the Goth girls. Ginger Fitzgerald and Nancy Downs are more of downplayed examples since they're pack/coven gets up to rather morally dubious activity, but this mostly applies to Jade West.
  • Darker and Edgier: As per the usual of the Haunted World Saga, this is the end result of mixing light hearted works with dark works. In comparison to the already dark My Babysitter's a Vampire and House of Anubis, the abundance of violence, death and torture is noticeable. Even with the inclusion of The Craft and Ginger Snaps, this story is probably dark even by their standards.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Mr. Taylor is this to the Overprotective Dad. While his sole appearance in Big Time Rush establish him as a strict father who is not afraid of using the fact he's a CIA agent to call in a swat team to intimidate people who cross him, mostly Kendall. Here it's portrayed as being a Control Freak who's not afraid to abuse his power, especially when he discovers his daughter is pregnant. This leads to him being accused of being an abusive parent, getting scrutinized by his superiors, and pushing away his family, ultimately culminating in Jo turning against him when she makes the decision to keep her baby.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?:
    • Throughout the story, Nightfox is established to be the last person you want to cross often with his extreme crimes and cold hearted nature earning him his status as The Dreaded among most of the people who know of him. That said throughout the story he gets stood up to and even threatened by Nina, Fabian and their friends, as well as both Ginger and Fitz, gets his operations topsided by Sarah Bailey and Nancy Downs (during which he barley escapes in the ensuing magic duel), at the receiving end of a Groin Attack via baseball bat, and gets absolutely maimed in the climax. Of course the ending shows he is still alive and out there...
    • Throughout the story, one of Nina and Fabian's fears is that the Egyptian Gods would kill Iris because it would seem their destinies mean to keep them apart. When Anubis - a death God - himself appears to them and Iris at the end of the story, they stand up to him and by extension the other God's in a big Screw Destiny moment. Subverted as Anubis shown up to give a blessing to them in the form of bestowing Iris with a yet to be revealed supernatural gift and destiny of her own.
  • The Dragon: Nightfox serves as this to Jesse, being the head of his gang operations on Jesse's behalf and functioning as the secondary antagonist of the story.
  • The Dreaded: Nightfox has quickly become this in the criminal underworld. With the shit he pulls over the story and his attitude about it, it's easy to see why.
    • The Fitzgerald pack which nowadays amounts to all the werewolves in Ontario, is pretty influential. So much that the reason Jesse fled to America was to avoid starting a conflict with them in Canada when he didn't have the power to do so.
      • Fitz quickly becomes this when he visits Plainview, quickly befriending Greg Heffley and his friends, but turns the school upside down when when he observes their Butt-Monkey status and decides to take matters into his own hands. Needless to say no one wants to mess around with him or his friends. Lampshaded by a nervous Patty Ferrell.
    Is he some kind of punishment ?
  • Everyone Has Standards: The Fitzgerald pack are morally dubious save for a few members (Brigitte Fitzgerald and Sarah Bailey). When the pack learns of Nightfox's actions and see documented evidence of his crimes, they are absolutely mortified (with two of them throwing up) and decide they need to help fight Jesse's followers. Jason McCardy even admits that they are pretty much morally obligated to do so.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: One of the more messed things about Nightfox, is that his what little emotion he shows about his crimes is mild amusement.
  • Evil Sorcerer/Mad Scientist: Nightfox is both of these at once. He has a natural gift in magic and uses his gang operations as a front for Jesse's scientific division, in which he preformed tortuous, magical experiments on helpless victims.
  • Excuse Plot: Done twice.
    • Early in the story, Greg rescues his school when it is caught on fire, and Holly witnesses her family being murdered by her brainwashed sister. Greg more or less uses the fact he can't handle the attention, and that Holly has to move in with her cousin Jo to LA as an excuse to have his family escort her and make it a vacation. The Whitechapel gang already has the excuse of traveling from Plainview to LA since they discover Jesse is running operations there. With Greg and Holly its only used as a reason to keep them in the plot.
    • The iCarly crew and the Hollywood Arts gang has a more justifiable version of this; Sam and Cat are roommates now, so when Carly and Freddie come to visit and decide to do a reunion show, they get the idea of using this as a web concert with Cat's friends, and get Big Time Rush to do a special guest appearance. This is basically used as an excuse to get the casts of the three shows together and build up to the reveal of Jo's pregnancy.
  • Faking the Dead: Nightfox at the end of the story, having used a teleportation spell as he's caught in an explosion. He is last seen killing his gang to cover his tracks before then boarding a plane.
  • Fate Worse than Death:
    • If Nightfox doesn't plan on killing you, it usually means he has something else in mind, be it forced prostitution, locked up in a drug house, or being a victim of magical experiments. Or any of this happening to your loved ones. Or a combination of all of them.
    • At the end of the story Jesse is basically reduced to a vegetable after Ethan uses his powers to drive Jesse out of his own mind.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Jesse is essentially the poster boy of this trope in this story. Even when he's being dickish or committing acts of extreme violence, he has a tendency to mix this up with jokes and a chummy, magnetic attitude, acting relatively casual to nearly everyone he meets. This of course does nothing to hide the fact that he's a callously savage, power hungry killer, and he sheds his affability away during the climax, both at being "spurned" by Sarah and seeing an army amassed against him, playing himself off as a darker, psychopathic and megalomaniacal than what has seen before.
  • For the Evulz: Jesse has a tendency to commit crimes that have little to no bearing on his actual goals and ambitions. When asked why, he responds with "I bore easily these days, I've got to pass the time somehow."
  • Friendly Rival: Persephone is this to Benny, being a more powerful and experienced witch with a knack for various types of magic. She uses this as an example to encourage Benny to better his magical abilities and expand his horizons, likening herself to an academic rival.
  • Freudian Excuse:
    • Jesse tries to explain his motives when he explains that he is the son of Silas and Amara, the progenitors of an ancient and obscure vampire bloodline. As such he sees it as his destiny to not only rule this bloodline in his parents stead and feels that they wasted their potential when they didn't Take Over the World. Other characters theorize that since he never actually met or knew his parents, that caused a void in his heart. Not that it won him any sympathy as this is almost immediately compared to Voldemort's Freudian Excuse.
    • Fitz has one explained for his behaviour; as a child he was a Fragile Flower and on his first day of school was bullied to the point of running home crying, especially when a teacher did nothing to help and only scolded him. Since then, Fitz is determined not to let him or anyone he cares about get hurt like he did, and has grown into believing that using violence and intimidation is the best way to do so. Being raised as part of a werewolf pack by someone like Ginger Fitzgerald probably didn't do him much favours in that development.
  • Gondor Calls for Aid: After Ethan is rescued, he gather his friends and new allies together for a war meeting against the army Jesse has been building and using to conquer various supernatural communities. As such it is urgent that they get an army of their own considering how much of a problem this will quickly become. Luckily the Fitzgerald pack, in addition to being a giant werewolf pack, with a coven of witches backing them up, is still in contact with the Scoobies and Angel Investigations, who being with them armies of their own.
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • Ethan goes through a pretty big one. Hours after his home town is destroyed by a magical explosion, Ethan's parents are murdered by his rival after a brief Enemy Mine between the two, and was barley able to save his sister. Needless to say he becomes hardened over the course of the first half of the story and begins to isolate his friends and sister as he focuses more and more on vengeance. When that fails, he is subjected to physical and emotional torture to further break him.
    • Greg Heffley and Holly Hills both go through these over the course of the DOAWK subplot. Holly witnesses her older sister Heather being forced to kill her parents, and younger sister, before Heather offs herself. The fact that this is the first murder in Plainview in decades, and a particularly brutal one at that shakes and horrifies the community. Greg likewise goes through this when he barley manages to escape a burning school, and goes further into one when Plainview is destroyed near completely.
    • Jo Taylor and Kendall Knight briefly go through this when news about their pregnancy goes public and their reputations are on the line. Just as they are about to get over it, outside interferences such as Mr. Taylor withholding Jo's money, her falling out with her family, and being stalked Nightfox by doesn't make things easier for them.
    • Carly goes through this when she helplessly watches Jesse murder her father. She quickly snaps out of it in favour of getting revenge.
  • Heroic Second Wind:
    • Ethan, after being beaten to an inch of his life, subjected to weeks to psychological and emotional torture is able to regain his strength and rebuild on his power before facing Jesse again. This time he uses his enhanced seer power to his advantage and uses it to get into Jesse's head, and succeeds in driving Jesse out of his own mind.
    • Greg goes through this during the fight with Nightfox, recovering from getting hit in the ribs, stomach and knees with a baseball bat and head slammed into a wall, and has enough strength to ram a car into Nightfox.
  • Hero of Another Story: With the multiple protagonist route of the Haunted World Saga, this is common. However it's noticeable here how each protagonist from their respective works seems to have their own special storyline going for them. Technically Ethan is the main hero as he gradually becomes the Big Good, but the other protagonists have their own thing going on.
  • Humiliation Konga: Mr. Taylor goes through one where his Overprotective Dad antics gets everyone to see him abusive towards Jo, earning him dirty looks and people whispering behind his back. Following his second time calling in a SWAT team, he gets in serious trouble with his superiors and gets demoted as a result. On top of that during a heated argument Jo not only stands up to him and even assaults him when he slaps her and as a result his family turns on him. When we last see him he's hitting the bottle before he gets cornered and killed by Jesse.
  • Immediate Sequel: The story opens moments following the magical explosion in Whitechapel from the season two finale of My Babysitter's a Vampire.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold:
    • Erica still has the air of being the Alpha Bitch she was in My Babysitter's a Vampire, however it's made quickly clear that she cares about her friends; she and the others try to console Ethan and Jane over the deaths of their parents, with Erica hugging Jane and telling her it's okay to cry. For most of the story she tries to play herself off as the superficial type, but gradually grows close to Benny, leading them to becoming a couple and bonding over Erica's past a nerd and her interests from those days. Erica also has a softness towards babies, children, pregnant girls and young mothers, stemming from back when she was a babysitter.
    • Jade West is played more or less as her usual self in this story, but it's quickly revealed that with Nina's grandmother dead, Jade had Nina move in as her roommate to help take care of Iris. She says this stems by the fact that she herself is the product of a Teen Pregnancy and was put up for adoption. Also Jade has a tendency to play with and coddle Iris whenever she is alone with her, or at least thinks she's alone.
    • Greg Heffley is played as this by way of his character development in the movies. He is still shown to be ambitious, and even lazy unless he has the right motivation, however in this story he is shown realizing he's made mistakes and admits to being full of himself at times. He is shown to have genuinely altruistic motives in this story, namely helping Holly, although there are times where he wonders if subconsciously he has selfish motives to his actions; if he's just trying to woo Holly, and using these events as an excuse to further his ambitions.
    • Fitz is something of a Zig-Zagged example. For the most part, he's a nice, laid back, albeit eccentric guy, with a mature sense of humour and morbid vocabulary (and an unabashed momma's boy). However, as explained above he has a clear Ax-Crazy side especially when his Berserk Button is pressed showing him to be rather abrasive and intimidating. It should be noted however he almost always attacks when retaliating on someone's behalf or to their defence (perceived or otherwise); can easily be talked out of hurting people; and when he does "retaliate" it rarely involves lasting physical harm, often opting for a prank, depending on the severity of ones "crime".
    • Persephone is initially portrayed as this towards Benny, competitively showing off her range of magic against him and using it to play pranks and partake in stunts, often to one up Benny. However this is later shown to be her trying to motivate Benny to better himself in various other types of magic, explaining that he has potential to be a better wizard if he explores these varieties. Even during her Jerkass Façade towards Benny she's genuinely empathetic towards the Whitechapel gang and their plight, and for the most part is just a fun loving teenager, even if it does make her a delinquent and is fiercely loyal to her friends and family.
    • Mr. Taylor is initially portrayed as a ridiculously strict and controlling father to the point of borderline abuse, but when he gets called out on it repeatedly he does show that he does care about Jo, even if he didn't show it correctly and expresses a desire to make right with her. Just as he reveals this, Jesse kills him.
  • Just a Kid: Deconstructed and Reconstructed. As far as the DOAWK and iCarly/Victorious subplots go, it's clear the young protagonists are in way over their heads as far as their adventures and villainy goes in comparison to the more experianced protagonists of My Babysitter's a Vampire or House of Anubis. It is shown that the existence of the supernatural and especially villains like Jesse and Nightfox turn their world upside down. The iCarly crew and Hollywood Arts gang team up with the Whitechapel gang in an effort to expose and topple Nightfox's operations and even with their help, there's not much they can do without the supernatural adults saving their skin.
  • Karma Houdini: The epilogue reveals Nightfox faked his death and kills his entire gang to cover his tracks. This is to set up his role in Interlude Into Darkness.
  • Kick the Dog: Jesse and Nightfox do this as a hobby. Jesse hangs a lampshade on this.
    How cute that you remember that Ethan, didn't you know I pretty much kill someone's mother, father, brother or daughter on routine these days ?
    • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Basically a hobby of Fitz's. Notably his revenge prank on Patty Ferrell on Greg's (unknowing) behalf in which he shaves her head and tattoos a swastika on her cheek.
  • Kid Hero: While most of the protagonists are teenagers to young adults, this is noticeable with Greg Heffley and Holly Hills, both being thirteen at the time of the story. Fitz, also thirteen years old, is more of the Anti-Hero variety.
  • Kill 'Em All: When Jesse learns that all his enemies are in the city of LA he decides to cut his losses and try to lead a major attack on the city. During the final fight against him, Jesse tries to use his weapons to wipe out the city all together.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Jesse and Nightfox. While Jesse is a canonical antagonist of My Babysitter's a Vampire, which along with House of Anubis is a fairly dark series, Jesse would stand out in the other works in this story (with exception of Ginger Snaps and The Craft) as a surprisingly dark villain. This is emphasized in the Plainview plot line; while Fitz brings a dose of dark comedy in his visit and befriends Greg Heffley, Jesse's murder of Heather Hills and her parents, shakes and traumatizes the community. Doubled by the fact how Jesse is a Darker and Edgier revision of his canon counterpart, so he and Nightfox end up standing out even by the standards of the darker works in this crossover.
  • Lack of Empathy: Nightfox's attitude about his crimes is summed up by this quote (the context regarding a woman he sold into forced prostitution and who's infant is heavily implied to have been killed over a financial debt).
    I don't know what she was complaining about; I'm the one who's a couple hundred dollars short on my paycheck!
  • Mama Bear:
    • Ginger Fitzgerald, Sarah Bailey and Nancy Downs are this obviously. They go across the border and the states to find their children and become more willing to join the cause against Jesse when their children are endangered by Jesse (that and they see his and Nightfox's atrocities). The crowning moment ensues when their teenage children and a few of their friends get caught trying to sneak in and dismantle a massive auction by Nightfox. Sarah Bailey and Nancy Downs step in and take a more hands on approach in dismantling these operations and best Nightfox in a magical showdown. When some of his gangsters and customers flee the scene, they are greeted by a pack of werewolves led by Ginger Fitzgerald
    • Nina Martin is not afraid of Nightox, despite knowing of his atrocities. Scratch that, especially when she learns of his atrocities; she will never let him hurt her baby and will talk down to him and threaten him to his face. She gets her moment in the climax when she actually sticks her thumbs into his eyes and bites his throat hard when he threatens that as soon as he kills her, Iris is next. She also stands up to Anubis himself to forsake her pervious role as the Chosen One in order to stay with Fabian and raise Iris.
    • Jo, as she comes to terms with her pregnancy is more assertive about it and already protective of her unborn baby. She first gets her moment when she stands up to her father when he rants about her getting an abortion and threatening to disown her, Jo is quick to stand up for herself. When he slaps her face, she pulls a knife on him, threatens him to do that again, manages to cut his hand, and effectively disowns him on the spot. She later gets more action for it, fighting off Jesse's mooks at one point and even decapitating a wendigo.
  • Momma's Boy: Fitz, while for the most part he puts on a tough guy act, even playing it cool when interacting with people he likes, whenever he's around Ginger, he's an absolute puppy dog (hence her Affectionate Nickname for him). He is absolutely unapologetic about it.
  • No One Could Survive That!: Nightfox gets shot, stabbed, beaten, gets a pair of thumbs and fingernails stuck in his eye, gets his throat bitten hard enough to draw blood, and caught in an explosion. It turns out he faked his death by way of teleportation spell in the explosion and magical healing factor.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown:
    • Ethan finds himself on the receiving end of this during his first fight with Jesse, getting his arm twisted, his nose and several of his teeth broken, and his stomach stomped on six times, and choked to an inch of his life underneath Jesse's boot. According to Jesse himself, he was just holding back.
    • Ethan and Sarah deliver one to Jesse in the final fight. Their fight takes them to a construction sight on top of a half built building, where Sarah tackles and slams Jesse into several metal beams before tossing him into a wrecking ball. Ethan douses Jesse with holy water, which begins to burn and blister him, giving Ethan all the time he needs to bash Jesse's head in with a brick and throws him from the top floor. As Jesse begins to get back up from the fall, Sarah gets the literal jump on him, breaking a cinder block over his head. Sarah then proceeds to throw Jesse into several vehicles, before impaling him with four pipes, allowing Ethan to use his powers to drive Jesse out of his mind.
    • Also in the climax, Greg attempts to inflict one on Nightfox, bashing his stomach, back, and head with a baseball bat eight times, and slamming his head into a slide in door three times. Nightfox returns the favour by slamming Greg repeatedly to a wall, smashing his head through a window, kicking him once in the chest and again in the face. Nightfox then proceeds to take the bat and begin to hit Greg in the ribs, stomach and knees. At this point Nightfox just gets distracted by Jo Taylor who lures him outside.
  • Not Me This Time: At one point, the Palm Woods is taken by surprise by a SWAT team that go after Kendall, Logan, James and Carlos. They are also hanging out with Rory, Benny Erica, Fitz and Persephone, who mistake them for mercenaries hired by Jesse. After the ensuing fight, it turns out that the SWAT was hired by Mr. Taylor as an intimidation tactic against Kendall. It backfired spectacularly.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Zigzagged. While Jesse was already this in canon, here his actions are a little more mature, violent and heinous than his canon counterpart. What's interesting is that this doesn't really break his canonical character.
  • Nothing but Hits: Some of which are Covered Up.
    • "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day. Opening song.
    • "Take a Hint", "Give It Up", "Nothing Even Matters" and "Stuck" play during the iCarly Live Reunion/Web Concert as The Cast Show Off for Tori, Jade, Cat, Kendall, Logan, James and Carlos.
    • "Cult of Personality" by Living Colour plays twice. Once when Jesse plays it on the radio and again has it play on speakers at one of his rallies.
    • "Your Song" by Elton John, a Covered Up example when Kendall and Fabian have Jo and Nina serenaded as part of a public marriage proposal.
    • "Get Back" by Ludacris ft Sum 41. Plays during the SWAT fight scene.
    • "If I Ruled the World" by Big Time Rush, Jesse has this played as a deliberate case of Soundtrack Dissonance when he sends a threatening video message to our protagonists at the Palm Woods.
    • "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys. A Covered Up example during Ethan's rescue mission, when Logan and Camille are cornered by a wendigo and realize it can mimic it's prey, they use this to trick it into singing along with them to distract it.
    • "Kryptonite" by Three Doors Down plays during a montage of the Whitechapel Gang gathering their army and preparing to war with Jesse's.
    • "Monster" by Paramore. Plays during the climax, specifically throughout the fight against Nightfox and Jesse.
    • "A New Day Has Come" by Celine Dion. The stories closing song.
  • Oh, Crap!: A double example. Kendall, Logan, James, Carlos, Benny, Rory, Erica, Fitz and Persephone have this when they think that Jesse hired mercenaries against them at the Palm Woods. These "mercenaries" have one in turn when in the ensuing fight when Rory and Erica show off their vampirism, Benny and Persophone show of their magic and Fitz begins to wolf-out at them. Justified on their part since their armo was just blanks.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. There are two characters named Sarah; Sarah Bailey and Sarah Fox. It's made easier as the former is mostly referred to as Miss Bailey throughout the story. Likewise there are two characters named Sam; Sam McDonald and Sam Puckett, although the former is barley in the story.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname:
    • Nightfox is only referred to by his moniker over the course of the story. His real name is revealed in Interlude Into Darkness.
    • Fitz prefers to go by his nickname, which is a variation on his middle name. His full name is only mentioned twice in the whole story; Jason Fitzgerald McCardy Jr. His father mostly calls him junior, while his mother gives him the Affectionate Nickname "Pup".
  • Our Monsters Are Different: Wendigo's are featured in this story, and used as Jesse's gaurd dogs and hunting dogs. There are two stages of Wendigo transformation; some look and can even pass themselves off as human depending on how much they give into their bloodlust; and then you've got the primals, which are the ones who gave into their bloodlust so much that they've lost any semblance of humanity and have corpse like bestial appearances, mixed in with mindless animalistic behaviour. Another thing about primals is their tendency to mimic human speech towards their prey, which is used against one when Logan and Camille keep it busy by baiting it into singing with them to I Want It That Way by the Backstreet Boys.
  • Overprotective Dad: Mr. Taylor is a deconstruction of this.
  • Papa Wolf:
    • Fabian is this from the moment he meets Iris. When he learns that Nightfox is stalking Nina and Iris, his immediate response is to drop being an Adorkable Nice Guy, and swears that not only will he kill Nightfox, but will wipe out out his entire gang on the simple pretext of "They threatened my girl, they threatened my daughter. They fired first and now they gotta pay the price." It's gotten to the point where some characters nickname him Liam Neeson when he gets like this, and when one of Nightfox's gangsters threatens Iris over the phone, they meekly apologize after hearing Fabian's response. Fabian even makes good on his threats killing several of Nightfox's mooks just for being in the same area as Iris, and gets his chance against Nightfox himself by shooting him a few times. He even goes as far as to stand up to Anubis himself in a Screw Destiny moment, forsaking his role as Osirian in order to stay with Nina and raise Iris.
    • Kendall is this when he learns of Jo's pregnancy. From trying to shield her from the news, openly standing up to Slut Shamming antics in social media, to standing up to Mr. Taylor three different times over his Overprotective Dad antics, strait up beating him up when Mr. Taylor tries intimidate him and even has Freddie Benson hack the Taylor family's bank account giving Jo full access to her funds. And of course there's his fighting with Jesse's mooks during the climax, especially the ones that are getting close to Jo, complete with this line towards Jesse himself.
    Kendall: Me and my friends killed Atticus Moon to save the world; what do you think I'm gonna do to you to save my pregnant girlfriend ?!
    • Colonel Shay. Did Nevel really think that stalking a military Colonels daughter was gonna end well for him ?
  • Parents as People: This story subverts Adults Are Useless in certain by given some of the parents a degree of spotlight and development.
    • As parents, Ginger Fitzgerald and Jason McCardy had some trouble raising Fitz, and say they did they best they could given their circumstances. They also emphasizes with teenage parents, having been in their shoes in the past and even offer Kendall, Jo, Nina and Fabian support and encouragement, while letting them know about the hardships and responsibilities that come with it. They also show they don't approve of they way Fitz behaves at times, but still support and encourage him to better himself.
    • Sarah Bailey and Nancy Downs have their moments, particularly in their motivations in being protective mothers towards Persephone dates back to Persephone nearly being tortured in Rising Moon as well as the lingering threat of Michael Myers and the Thron cult. They aren't exactly wrong in getting angry and worried as Persephone draws her magic from the Thorn cult, and it was only do to extra magical measures placed on her after the events of Rising Moon, Persephone can only practice magic in the Bailey Downs area without invoking a connection to Michael that would make her a living beacon.
    • This story plays up aspects of having a cop as a father and how this can cause families to worry. Tori and Trina's father deals with criminals almost every day as a cop, and constantly fears his daughters may find themselves victimized. This gets especially bad for him when a gangster he's investigating ends up killing his partners family.
    • Mrs. Knight from Big Time Rush continues being a Team Mom in this story, and tries to be supportive of Kendall and Jo when they decide to keep the baby. However, she doesn't know to handle teen parents as she reveals she had a close call during her high school years, but the baby died shortly after birth due to complications, and she's worried the same will happen to Jo.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Ginger Fitzgerald and Jason McCardy are morally dubious werewolves, but they both clearly care about their son and want him to be better than they are. Ginger also consoles Fitz, as well as Greg when they are traumatized by Plainview being wrecked by plane crashes. Both Ginger and Jason sit Kendall, Jo, Nina and Fabian down to have talk to them about their experiences as teen parents and the hardships that they will face. At the same time, the assure them that they will know that it's worth it because the experience isn't easy; "Nothing of worth in life ever comes easy."
    • Jade has a major one in letting Nina stay with her to help take care of Iris, following Nina's grandmothers death. Although Jade herself tries to downplay this and gets especially embarrassed when she gets caught coddling and playing with Iris when she thinks she's alone with her.
    • During Jo's baby shower, a lot of the Palm Woods residents give Kendall and Jo their support, often in the form of money when Jo's cut off from her bank account. Even Jett Stetson, a usual jerkass and rival to Kendall's gives them "two movies worth of pay-checks". No where is it implied that he has some kind of ulterior motive for this, and he doesn't even appear to be trying to woo Jo or anything.
    • Mr. Taylor, despite being a overprotective and borderline abusive father with how strict and controlling he is of Jo, when he tries to intimidate Kendall, he makes sure the guns are only loaded with blanks to avoid getting anyone hurt. He goes on to regret his actions, and towards the ending, shows that he truly cares about Jo, but has trouble expressing it correctly and wants to make right with her. However he gets killed almost immediately after revealing this.
  • Plot-Mandated Friendship Failure: Over the first half of the story, Ethan becomes more and more angry and jaded stemming from his parents torture and murder. He doesn't want to confront his emotions and gradually distances himself from his friends and his equally traumatized sister. When Sarah tries to talk to him about this, Ethan lashes out at her and their friends before running off to fight Jesse alone. Part of his psychological and emotional torture at the hands of Jesse is Ethan believing that his friends want nothing to do with him afterwards. Luckily this is subverted, as Ethan going missing motivates his friends to try to find and rescue him, eventually tracking him down to Jesse's prison. After Ethan is rescued, he breaks down apologizing to his friends, who in turn help him confront his grief along with his Jane's.
  • Pre-Climax Climax/Glad-to-Be-Alive Sex: Benny and Erica end up having sex after Ethan's rescue mission and before Jesse starts his assault on LA.
  • Pregnant Badass: Jo. In the shows canon she's practices martial arts and certainly Not Above It All when it comes to seeing action like the other teenagers at the Palm Woods. While her initial angst over the pregnancy sets her back a bit, when she gets over it, she becomes more assertive and especially protective of her baby, from openly defying and assaulting her father when he slaps her, fighting off Jesse and Nightfox's mooks when they attack the Palm Woods, dishing out a lot of punishment and taking none in return, save for a smack in the face. She even goes one on one against a wendigo and takes it out almost effortlessly with a fire ax.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Implied only. We know Jesse forces teenage girls to be in relationships with him and inflict self harm on themselves with his powers. When we see him with Heather Hills, they are in her bedroom with Heather cut and battered with the implication that they had sex like this.
  • Reality Ensues: Happens multiple times over the story.
    • The second season of My Babysitter's a Vampire ended with a magical explosion over the town of Whitechapel. This story opens almost immediately with the aftermath of the explosion revealing high casualties, property damage and the town needing evacuation.
    • Holly is traumatized by her families murder throughout the story, despite Greg's attempts to be there for her, and when she and Greg go on a date later on in the story, she breaks down crying and excuses herself. Also, Greg is very traumatized when most of Plainview is destroyed in an explosion, and he was unable to stop it. Likewise, the town of Plainview is shocked by the incident as it's mentioned to be the first murder to occur in the town in decades.
    • Ethan attempts to fight Jesse head on without fully mastering his seer abilities and being physically outmatched. The only reason Jesse didn't kill him right than and there is because Jesse wanted to prolong his suffering.
    • Early in the story George Hawk and Nevel Papperman work together to gather and leak people's private information and hack military and government networks so that Nevel can stalk Carly. They are both put on military arrest and set to be on trial for treason.
    • Mr. Taylor uses his position in the CIA to call in a SWAT team to enforce his Overprotective Dad status; once in the series and another time in this story. This is seen and treated as an abuse of power in the story and gets him in trouble with his superiors and as a result is put on leave. On top of that his being incredibly strict personality doubled with those extremes make everyone see him as a Control Freak and Abusive Parent towards Jo.
      • On that note, when he uses a SWAT team to intimidate people, he makes sure their guns only blanks. He's trying to scare them, he doesn't want to kill them. This backfires spectacularly when they go up against two vampires, two witches and a werewolf, who happen to be backing up the boys he was trying to intimidate.
    • A large part of the iCarly/Victorious plotline revolves around Carly and her friends trying to get help from the military and Carly's colonel father as a way to combat the growing army of monsters; however they need proof of the monsters existence, leading to a You Have to Believe Me! case, but initially the most they can get is evidence on Nightfox's operations, which is seen as little more than a gang operation that would be a waste of military time and resources. The only reason the military stepped in to deal with Nevel and Hawk is because they hacked into military and government computers. It isn't until Plainview is attacked and they where able to track Nightfox down to LA that the military decides to get involved. And even then, the military action is in the form of martial law.
    • During the climax, a lot of the characters (Carly, Tori, Jade, Cat, Freddie, Beck, Robbie and Andre) try to help fight Jesse's army, despite the fact they mostly lack fighting experience and are up against supernatural monsters, and thus are nearly overwhelmed. Even the more experienced human characters can barley hold their own, and while Greg certainly takes a major step up in his game, this was only on an adrenaline rush.
  • Roaring Rampage of Rescue:
    • The Whitechapel gang, along with Perseophone and Fitz try to start one when they learn that Nightfox is hosting a massive weapons, arms and slavery auction to show off his magical experiments. Things go bad for them when they caught and its up to Persephone and Fitz's parents and their pack/coven to come to the rescue.
    • After Ethan's friends find out he's been locked up in Jesse's prison located back in Ontario, the Whitechapel Gang mount a rescue operation, bringing along with them the Fitzgerald Pack, the Sibuna team (except for Nina and Fabian), and Logan, James, Carlos and Camille. What follows in essentially a Big Badass Battle Sequence in a forest full of wendigo in order to free the prisoners of Jesse's prison just to rescue Ethan.
    • Mood Whiplash: There is a comedic moment in the middle of the battle when it is learned that wendigo's can mimic human speech; when Logan gets caught in a trap, he and Camille use this distract an advancing wendigo by tricking it into singing along with them to I Want It That Way, before the wendigo gets killed by an annoyed Brigitte Fitzgerald.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge:
    • Ethan attempts to go on one against Jesse when he learns of his location. This is subverted by Jesse ordering his mooks to let Ethan pass and come to him, before proceeding to hand Ethan's ass to him and hand him over to his private prison.
    • Greg goes on one against Nightfox and his mooks at the Palmwoods, fighting them in a mad frenzy and even kills a few. When he corners Nightfox himself, he begins an Exteme Meelee Revenge against him, before later placing a bomb in Nightfox's car and using it to ram him into fuel tanks.
  • Sex for Solace: Ethan and Sarah end up having sex early in the story to distract themselves from the destruction of Whitechapel.
  • Ship Tease:
    • Happens between Rory and Della, a minor character in My Babysitter's a Vampire. Rory rescues her at the beginning of the story and helps her with a broken leg, growing incredibly close to each other and spending a lot of time together throughout the story.
    • Jade and Tori, as per their canon counterparts, really can't stop their borderline flirtatious interactions and dialogue. This gets a lampshade from Persephone and Fitz.
    Persephone: So you two gonna start kissing and screwing ? Are you not already ? Or are you just wasting our time here ?
    Fitz: I kinda pegged them as the teasing type myself.
    Persephone: (whispers to Fitz) I wonder if they used a line like that before.
    Fitz: (whispers back) I wouldn't put it past em.
    • Really, just about every Beta Couple that's not together in canon gets this in their little interactions with eachother.
  • Shout-Out:
    • As mentioned in Berserk Button, a Seinfeldian Conversation between Erica and Ginger, in which Erica accuses Ginger of being a hipster and Ginger's angry reaction is taken from Grand Theft Auto V.
    • Several to Taken in regards to Fabian's Beware the Nice Ones moments and Papa Wolf attitude for Iris, earns him several comparisons to Bryan Mills, and a few characters nickname him Liam Neeson.
    • The film Ethan goes to see with Sarah and Jane midway through the story is Frozen.
    • During the SWAT fight, Fitz starts to quote Deliverance when he starts calling the mercenaries "pigs".
    • The sequence in which Logan and Camille trick a wendigo into singing with them is taken from a a scene from Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.
    • Ethan essentially goes through the plot of The Dark Knight Rises as part of his journey. Sarah is the one who lampshades this to him, and interestingly enough Ethan claims that he's yet to see the movie.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Nightfox's actions, behaviour and personality make really hard to describe him in any other way than "Sadist". Although generally he rarely, if ever emotes or raises his voice.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Nevel Papperman is still this to Carly Shay. He meets George Hawk and they team up, with Hawk offering Nevel the means and resources to travel the world and continuously hack and stalk Carly, in return of hacking and leaking private information on various celebrities. He quickly learns Carly is back in America and they quickly find themselves on the Governments radar.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: Nightfox is this towards Nina and her daughter. It's played for absolute Nightmare Fuel and there is nothing romantic in his intentions.
  • Starter Villain: Nevel and Hawk function as the antagonists of the LA scenes in the first few chapters up until Jo is revealed to be pregnant and Nightfox is revealed to be stalking Nina.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: The closest we get to a physical description of Nightfox is that he looked "pretty cute" but up close had an uneasy sinister air about him.
  • Teens Are Monsters:
    • Subverted with Jesse, if only because as a vampire he only looks like a teenager.
    • Played with the students of Plainview High and Middle School. As per Diary of a Wimpy Kid there are certainly bad apples in their students, they are jerks and bullies at best and get quickly reduced to harmless Butt Monkeys due to Fitz's "interference".
  • Teen Pregnancy A something of motif of the story.
    • Jo Taylor is pregnant during this story and it's one of the driving points of the Big Time Rush subplot.
    • Nina Martin of House of Anubis is discovered to have been unknowingly pregnant at the time she left Boarding School. At the time of the story itself she has a newborn daughter named Iris.
    • Ethan and Sarah end up unwittingly conceiving a child through magic during the climax when Ethan transfer his life energy to save her.
    • Jade West mentions that she is the result of one. It's heavily implied that her biological mother is none other than Faith Lehane (see Rising Moon).
  • Thou Shall Not Kill: Discussed. While the Whitechapel gang and Fitzgerald pack are ready and willing to kill Jesse, Nightfox and their army, other characters have certain reservations about this; namely the Palm Woods gang, however when Kendall, Logan, Carlos and James bring up the events of Big Time Movie, it's confirmed that they have killed Atticus Moon and his mooks to save the world before. While they are initially freaked out when they hear confirmation of Moon's death, but realize that they are willing to kill when necessary. Emphasis on necessary; when "mercenaries" suddenly attack the Palm Woods it's decided that they will avoid killing them, instead settling for simply beating and subduing them to gather information.
  • Their First Time: Ethan looses his virginity to Sarah early in the story, but the two don't make that big a deal about it. Same goes with Erica and Benny later on in the story.
  • Time Skip: The epilogue of the story is set nine months after the climax, starting in time for the birth of Kendall and Jo's child.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Persephone dresses in boyish clothes and has a love for pranks, reckless stunts by use of magic and has a reputation for being a delinquent. That said she has a surprisingly bubbly personality at times, and a Closeted Fangirl of Big Time Rush and Hannah Montana songs.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Several characters are already established to be badasses, and while this trope is subverted with the Hollywood Arts gang and iCarly crew (except for Trina and Sam), this is pretty much played strait, and especially notable with Greg Heffley who is the titular Wimpy Kid of the DOAWK series, is constantly encouraged to be more assertive by his new friends, and finds himself in rather harrowing situations. This culminates in him actively fighting Jesse and Nightfox's mooks in the climax, manages to get a few kills, and briefly goes one on one against Nightfox, even rigging up a car bomb in an attempt to kill him. Of course it's implied that Greg was only on an adrenaline rush during the climax when he was finally pushed to the limit.
  • Took A Level In Cynicism: Happens to Ethan throughout the first half of the story. The trauma of his parents torture and murder gradually harden him and he becomes more and more jaded about it, pushing his friends away and ultimately lashing out at Sarah and Jane before going off to fight Jesse alone. Luckily Ethan gets better over the course of the second half when he's forced to confront his emotions after weeks of torture.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Noteworthy examples include Erica, Jade, Greg and Roderick.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: When the Plainview Middle School is set on fire and Greg ends up rescuing the students and teachers for the most part he gets a lot of praise and gratitude for it. However his Sitcom Archnemesis Patty Farrell, can only react in frustration that she owes her life to Greg. Fitz quickly puts her in her place.
    Well if you want to go back into that burning wreck, I think I can have something arranged.
  • The Un-Reveal: Nightfox, despite appearing throughout he story is a character shrouded in mystery. He is never given a physical description, nor is he given an age, nor is his accent described. His real name is unknown, and he's always refers to by a moniker from one of his internet handles. The closest we get to knowing what he looks like is when the Hollywood Arts gang first see him is a casual mention that he looked pretty cute.
  • The Usurper:
    • Jesse, already managing the usurp the Vampires council, leads an army from territory to territory to kills and/or depose any supernatural master he can find, starting of course with those with large armies to add to his own.
    • Erica is a less malicious and more lighthearted example, but upon arriving in LA first thing she does is hypnotize all the staff at the Palm Woods Hotel, effectively taking the place over. While she uses this to get her friends a place to stay, the power of effectively running a hotel where teen celebrities live gets to her head.
  • Villainous Crush/We Can Rule Together: Jesse, being Sarah's ex boyfriend, still has a crush on her and wants to woo Sarah. He claims to have been "thinking of her" for every girl he seduced, and his rivalry with Ethan has more to do with Ethan's relationship with her and has always envisioned Sarah ruling at his side as his queen. Naturally Sarah is disgusted and refuses, at which point Jesse non chalantly tries to kill her.
  • Villainous Friendship: Subverted with Jesse and Nightfox; while they have a close working relationship, Nightfox makes it clear he's only working for Jesse for the sake of gaining money and power, and Jesse makes it clear that he sees Nightfox as expendable and constantly holding the threat of killing him over failure or outliving his usefulness over Nightfox's head.
  • Whole Plot Reference: To The Dark Knight Rises. Ethan is battered and beaten in his first fight with Jesse, who then takes Ethan to a personal prison of his to further break him. Ethan spends some time in this prison, rebuilding his strength and spirit, before escaping and going on to rescue the city from Jesse. Sarah hangs a lampshade on this and amusingly Ethan never watched that movie.
  • Wendigo: Turns out there's a very dense forest between Whitechappel and Bailey Downs that is infested with them. Jesse used them a guard dogs for his private prison.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Jesse and Nightfox.
    • In the stories first chapter Jesse attempts to torture eight year old Jane, and later Holly's younger sister is a victim of murder along with the other Hills family. While technically not a child, Anastasia is frozen in a nine year old body age, and Jesse has no problems with breaking her kneecaps and leaving her to drown in holy water.
    • Nightfox does not discriminate with his victims, with it being mentioned he goes after the families of those who cross him; is the one who ordered a middle school to be set on fire; is properly introduced describing to Nina where he implies that he murdered the baby of a woman he forced into prostitution mixing it with an Implied Death Threat towards Iris.
  • You Have to Believe Me!: The gist of the iCarly and ''Victorious subplots is the iCarly crew and Hollywood Arts gang trying to convince the military and LAPD to help against the Jesse's army, doing investigations of their own to acquire evidence. Considering that they are trying to prove the existence of supernatural monsters and that a gang is a front of a magical operation, this goes about as well as you'd expect. They try to infiltrate, film and expose Nightfox's operations at one of his auctions and nearly get killed when they get caught.
  • You Have Failed Me/You Outlived Your Usefulness: Jesse constantly does this to his minions, and even goes as far as to repeatedly hold these threats over their head to keep them in line.
  • You Killed My Father: Exaggerated. Over the course of this story Jesse has killed Ethan's parents, Holly's family, Carly's father and Jo's father. Jesse himself lampshades this by describing how he has a tendency to kill someone's father, mother, sibling or child these days that it's getting hard to keep track.

     Haunted World: No Survivors 

Crossovers: Same as Devils Night above; throws Lizzie McGuire, Bridge to Terabithia (2007 film continuity), Jessie, Shake It Up!, Scream, Saw, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Final Destination into the mix.

Set in the year 2014, over the course of late spring to fall

Two years following the events of Devils Night, Sonny Munroe finds herself pregnant but things take a turn for the worst when stepfather his murdered by Michael Myers, leading her to try to find her half brother Steven. As the two reunite, they also meet up with their friends Zack and Cody Martin, and Bailey Pickett. Another reunion that occurs is between Zack and his ex girlfriend Maya, who reveals they have an infant son together. Meanwhile, the Russo siblings have been planning on fighting off the cenobite invasion leading them to uncover not only a powerful weapons called the Elysium Prototype, but those who dealt with the cenobites before and hidden secrets of Hell itself.

Steven has been living out in Lark Creek, where Freddy tracks him down, discovering the "existence" of a spiritual essence in the forest, bringing the kingdom of Terabithia to life and with it the Dark Master, in turn reawakening buried fears and pain of Steven's new friends and aspiring author, Jess Aaron's. Meanwhile Miley Stewart is briefly coming out of retirement to host a music video award show in Rome, where she meets not only former fifteen minutes of fame star Lizzie McGuire (now going by Gordon) but two adoring back up dancers Rocky Blue and Cece Jones, who have realized they have feelings for one another and are dealing with the awkwardness that comes with it. This turns out to be the least of their problems when Rome is attacked by an army of deranged masked killers, including a particular one noticeable for their Red Mask who has an obsession with two of the girls. This prompts hidden and disturbing memories of Lizzie's past that she seeks help from her friends to deal with.

In New York, when Emma, Zuri and Ravi Ross leave home for camp, their brother Luke Ross gets a visit from two people who claim to be his birth parents, Julie and Ray Bronson. Likewise Jessie Prescott ends up reuniting with her famous cousin Sidney, when mysterious costumed figures begin tormenting them. It is discovered that Jill Roberts has survived the events of Scream 4 and has put together an army of killers to do so, sharing alliances with other villains to help here. As with last time, this alliance and power struggle of evil only serves to pull our protagonists, old and new together; with Maya being murdered, her son and Bailey being abducted among other things, it's gonna be a helluva year.

Also: There are a few flashback chapters set in the fall of 2004, set after the Lizzie McGuire film and the first two Saw films, with Lizzie and her friends in high school when Gordo's uncle Lawrence comes to town at the behest of John Kramer trying to lay low, with Lizzie and her friends being accidentally caught up in a Jigsaw game set up by an unknown apprentice.


  • A Birthday, Not a Break: The story opens with Sonny's birthday, in which her stepfather is murdered by Michael. Likewise the Penultimate Battle takes place just after Steven's twentieth birthday.
  • Action Girl: Stand out examples include experienced repeat Final Girl Sidney Prescott; Alex Russo being another experienced Action Girl and current Front Line General; Jessie Prescott being a Military Brat; and Miley Stewart, who has been making contact with and receiving the power of the Dream Warriors to eventually face off with Freddy.
  • Alternate Continuity: This implements Scream into the crossover mix as well, despite the other horror films crossed over in this story being movies within the Scream universe. This variation of the events of the Scream series however places what was originally In-Universe films in the series as urban legends and real life prolific killers, with Ghostface killers being regarded as copying more famous killers such as Michael.
  • All Deaths Are Final: Pretty much to be expected from a story that is orchestrated by Death itself.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: In the third act, Pinhead leads an attack on the Wiztech headquarters, where Justin intended the final battle. Since he hasn't mastered the Elysium prototype, it call goes to shit resulting in Pinhead forcibly taking control of Wiztech and its resources.
  • All Your Powers Combined: Throughout the story Miley has been building her own set of powers having made contact with the Dream Warriors spirits. This means that as she channels their spirits, she channels their powers as well; these powers include the power to enter and pull people out of the dreams of others, superhuman strength, magical abilities, karate mastery, gymnastic agility. She also develops Nancy Thompson's knack for being a Trap Master outside of the dream world.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It's unclear if Jess Aaron's is supposed to be dying by the end of the story. He takes a lot of injuries that should kill him, but is shown surviving the initial stabbing long enough to reunite with the others before collapsing. He is last seen being treated and taken by an ambulance with paramedics trying to keep him conscious.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Miley and Lilly. The Les Yay between the two is taken to the same extremes as the Hannah Montana finale and it's all but spelled out that the two have had sex at least three times. It doesn't help that the first scene with them has them sleeping in the same bed, which they do apparently frequently. Unlike the show, Miley and Lilly's respective boyfriends, Jesse and Oliver, don't appear to remind (read: convince) the audience that Miley and Lilly are strait.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Freddy reveals his intent to build a reputation among the demons to work closely with Leviathan itself, as well as using this to build up his own power to kill and usurp Leviathan.
  • Ax-Crazy:
    • Steven is a pretty heroic variant, although he doesn't really show it until he's in a fight and/or killing someone, often leaving the same amount of death and destruction as one would expect from a slasher villain on an unstoppable rampage. Unlike most examples, this attitude scares him as he wants to be less like Michael as possible, but rationalizes this at first that he's okay as long as he's targeting Thorn cultists, Jill's army, demons and especially his father. Needless to say it's a very good thing he's on the good guys side.
    • Out of all of Jill's army of killers, Red Face seems to take the cake. He devotes his entire career to see how horribly and slowly he can kill his victims, all just to blow off steam and find a catharsis, either through hands on torture, death traps or games. His entire reasons for doing so basically revolve around dealing with an overwhelming feeling of rage at being jilted by his ex girlfriend. By his own admission he doesn't quite understand this, but is just kind of rolling with it.
    • Ultimately subverted within Edith, who goes through a lot of the story believing and fearing that she is just like the other Sawyer's, especially following the events of Texas Chainsaw 3D.
  • Babies Ever After: Two couples end up having or expecting to have babies being, Sonny and Chad, and Steven and Edith.
  • Back for the Dead: Zack's ex girlfriend Maya Bennett makes a return in this story to reveal that she had Zack's son in secret when the two reunite. She dies not one chapter later.
  • Back from the Dead: Subverted, as part of the All Deaths Are Final theme. While the spirits of previously dead characters have a role in the story, notably the Dream Warriors, most cases of seeming resurrections stem from being Not Quite Dead like Jill Roberts, and the only resurrections being of those who made deals to become cenobites after death, such as Ben Willis or Red Face. Even then they don't survive to the end of the story. Death really doesn't like to be cheated.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Zack and Cody continue this thread from Devils Night, this time with an extra back from Steven.
  • The Bad Guy Wins
    • In a roundabout way. While the cenobites are still defeated, Xipe Totec included, the latter is still alive (albeit maimed and recovering) and has successfully usurped Leviathan and now the ruler of Hell.
    • Death gets everything it wants. It's goal was to kill off the other villains and killers for good and that's exactly what happens. The only two to survive are Jason Voorhees and Xipe Topec, and even then the events of Jason X and Hellraiser: Bloodline are set up.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: Red Face is this to Logan Hunter. His canon counterpart was at worst a Designated Villain and Hero Antagonist, and is a genuinely nice, fun loving, if disciplined guy, who clearly cares about his friends and girlfriend. When he becomes Red Face, he is little more than a cold blooded, deranged and cruel serial killer and torturer looking to satisfy a now obsessive hatred for Cece. In the show, Logan had a good reason to dislike Cece, because he thinks she has a lack of work ethic and finds her annoying, but never let it get the better of him. In this story on the other hand, seeing his ex girlfriend Rocky get together with Cece, shortly after he an Rocky broke up, has complete and utter rage and hatred consume his heart, causing him to try to murder all his loved ones.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble:
    • Michael Myers continues his thread from Devils Night by being the ultimate human antagonist of the story, now the official leader of the Thorn cult, and gradually reveals his larger plans before finally attempting to put them in action.
    • Pinhead, while the main demonic antagonist yet again, is technically The Heavy of the story for Leviathan. That said, it's revealed that the demonic half of Pinhead, Xipe Totec, is the long buried demon that is considered a greater threat than Leviathan itself. Xipe Topec ends up being unleashed as the True Final Boss (not counting Michael's Post-Climax Confrontation) and by the end of the story has completely taken over Hell.
    • Freddy Krueger finally taking his own plans and ambitions into action with his own Take Over the World plan and Playing Both Sides between the Thron cult and Leviathan, wrecking his latest brand of chaos along the way.
    • Leviathan is the lord of the labryinth, "god" of Hell and the true mastermind of the cenobites invasion, playing as the Man Behind the Man to Pinhead and has virtually no interaction with any of the protagonists despite having a few appearances in the story. For the most part despite Pinhead being The Heavy, the other characters see him as merely Leviathan's lap dog, and see Leviathan as the great threat at hand. That is until Xipe Totec is revealed, unleashed and ultimately disposes Leviathan.
    • Jill Roberts is shown to have survived being shot and escaped custody and now seeks revenge by creating an army full of deranged killers for her to lead and cause mass murder and terror across the globe. Subverted as she dies half way through the story and Michael takes over her army from there.
  • Big Badass Battle Sequence: Two of them.
    • The penultimate battle takes place in the town of Newt, as part of the Darkest Hour as our protagonists all in one place, up against a sudden attack by Michael's cult and army, Pinhead and a dozen of his foot soldiers, as well as the Dark Master, resulting in the town being destroyed in the chaos, with our protagonists having to fight their way out. This also includes a fight scene that goes as such; Jason and Leatherface vs Michael and Freddy vs Pinhead.
    • The actual final battle which takes place in Haddonfield, between Michael's army and The Alliance. This features out protagonists fighting the cultists and killers head on throughout the night, as a portal to Hell opens. The cenobites prepare to make a full invasion from this portal, but are being held back by an army including wizards, witches, vampires and werewolves. We also see a battle between Michael Myers and his three children; the built up fight between Freddy and Miley; Jess holding the line against the Dark Master and his army; and finally, a final showdown against Xipe Totec himself.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Jess Aaron's primary motivations in this story derives from the fact that his protectiveness of his younger sisters. Considering what happened to his best friend when he was younger, it stands to reason why he's super protective of his loved ones. If there are demons and serial killers involved, it's no sweat off his back.
  • Big Good: Justin Russo tries to be this, as Head of Wiztech and the main frontrunner against the cenobite invasion. Nancy Thompson serves as this also as leader of the Dream Warrior spirits. By proxy Miley functions as this, while also acting as The Heart of the team.
  • Birds of a Feather: Steven Loyd Doyle and Edith Rose Sawyer instantly become close in this story. Steven being the son and great nephew of Michael Myers, who's going through an existential crisis due to these revelations. Edith being the cousin of Leatherface, and going through such a crisis herself. Is not really that surprising that they become more than platonic.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The cenobite invasion has been defeated, but Xipe Totec is still alive and now the ruler of Hell. Michael's dead, Freddy's dead. Jason is still alive, albeit a prisoner of the government, just before he breaks out. Steve and Edith have gotten over their issues and expecting a baby, and are seen attending Sonny and Chad's delivery; Cody and Bailey are set to get married and help Zack raise Nathan, with Alex's help as well; Justin looses his power as Wiztech CEO and would have died had Juliet not turned him into a vampire; Lizzie, Gordo and their friends have stopped the newest Jigsaw copycat and are prepared to move on with their lives, had it not bee discovered the existence of another secret apprentice; Jess has made peace with his past and saved his sisters, but it's unclear if he's gonna survive the injuries the Dark Master inflicted on him; Miley and Lilly take Rocky and Cece on a vacation to help get over the events of the story. While the killer army is defeated there is still a matter of the below mentioned Sequel Hook; The Alliance requests help in hunting down Nightfox and reveal that cultists loyal to Horace Black are still out there waiting for the dust to settle and it's shown that two new Ghostface killers (Piper and Kieran) are planning a killing spree of their own. That all said the better aspects of this ending are really played up with the closing song being "Breakway".
  • Breather Episode: The second half of the story is mostly this, focusing on the protagonists Character Development and their relationships in the aftermath of defeating Jill and her army. These include therapy sessions, family and friendship bonding, and the romantic buildup between Steven and Edith, as well as forging an alliance with...well The Alliance. The only major exception is the remaining flashback chapters of 2004, and Michael, Freddy and the Dark Master using their army to decimate Haddonfield. The peace kinda goes out the window when Alex tries to go Doomguy on the Labyrinth, leading up to the Darkest Hour.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Played for Laughs with all the contenders, bouncers and audiance members at the fight club being incredibly gentlemenly towards Sonny when she first arrives to visit Steven, with one of Steven's bruised opponents asking Sonny for a selfie because his daughter's a fan as he's being carted off to a hospital.
  • The Cameo:
    • Nina Patterson of Scream: The TV Series makes a You Look Familiar cameo as one of Red Face's unwitting, would be victims. From that same series, Piper Shaw and Kieran Wilcox make an appearance towards the end.
    • Baal of Ash vs. Evil Dead makes one as one of the demon masters Michael is trying to contact in the story.
    • When our protagonists end up meeting and joining The Alliance established in War this quick entails cameos and mentions from the characters that appeared in that story.
      • An extended cameo has Nina and Fabian of House of Anubis appear when Zack and Cody visit their cousin for that trip. Their daughter Iris also appears and Nina helps give Zack parenting tips and advise for his son Nathan.
  • Canon Character All Along:
    • At first Red Face appears to be a Serial Killer OC, before being revealed to be Logan Hunter of Shake It Up!.
    • The Forest Angel, one of the Dream Warrior spirits is not so subtly implied to be a manifestation of Leslie Burke's spirit.
  • Canon Discontinuity: To the Shake It Up! episode "Future It Up" which shows Cece and Logan as a happily married couple. In this continuity, Rocky and Cece become a couple and Logan is not only revealed to be the Red Face killer but dies...twice.
  • Canon Welding: This stories example is implementing the Scream series into the crossover mix (see Alternate Continuity) while revealing that Jessie Prescott is yet another one of Sidney's hidden relatives, as well as revealing Luke Ross to be the long lost son of Julie and Ray of I Know What You Did Last Summer. On top of that it turns out that David "Gordo" Gordon of Lizzie McGuire is the nephew of Lawrence Gordon of Saw.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Late into the story Freddy briefly captures Jess and plans to kill him, but is stopped by the Dark Master as he believes that as products of Jess and Leslie's imagination, killing him would result in a Decapitated Army. Doesn't stop the Dark Master from tormenting Jess (with the Dark Master being a manifestation of his problems). That said the torment gets bad enough that Jess sees images of Death itself. This doesn't stop the Dark Master from trying to kill Jess in the climax, but he hand waved with the implication the Dark Master has become suicidal.
  • Cerebus Retcon: It's revealed that "Pinhead Unbound" from Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth is an amnesiac Xipe Totec, and chaotic godlike demon. This also explains why Pinhead is decidedly more malicious and seeks to Take Over the World in Hellraiser: Bloodline; the Pinhead shown in that film has no influence from Eliot Spencer's soul and is Xipe Totec himself back in full form. Similarly, its shown here that Eliot Spencer cast his own soul into the Elysium Prototype after Kirsty's was used to channel the Infinite Light during the climax of this story, meaning the infinite light as shown in Bloodline was channeled by Eliot Spencer to destroy Xipe Totec once and for all.
  • Chainsaw Good: Besides Leatherface, Alex displays this during her visit to the Labyrinth (it wouldn't be a Doom Shout-Out without it).
  • Cold-Blooded Torture:
    • When Michael briefly gets his hands on the Martin twins, he proceeds to cut their torsos and arms, dousing them with hot water and salt; breaks Cody's left leg and Zack's right arm. He then goes on to break four of Cody's fingers, and beats Zack with a cattle prod. He prepares to leave them to their injuries, before placing a gun between them with a single bullet, expecting one to kill themselves or put the other out of their misery. Zack takes this opportunity to shoot Michael in the throat, not that it keeps Michael down.
    • Red Face tries to master this while trying to emulate Jigsaw. His methods include live dissection; being slowly crushed to death; having ones teeth forcibly yanked out; flaying; an "Ice or Heat" game entailing liquid nitrogen or a blowtorch; slow strangulation; chemical injections; and being test subjects for various types of acid. Mercifully we only see the aftermath and/or build up of these escapades and any onscreen attempts are thwarted.
    • What Freddy does to Pinhead; both physically, mentally and spiritually. As a being from Hell, you'd think Pinhead would be resistant to this, but since this occurs in Freddy's world, where Freddy is drawing power from Hell, Freddy manages to forcibly separate Pinhead into Elliot Spencer and Xipe Totec.
  • Coming-Out Story: Cece and Rocky's storyline is this, but of a different kind. Here, best friends Rocky and Cece realize they are bi and have feelings for one another and come out to their friends and loved one. While their friends are supportive of them and turn out to be a whole lot of Shippers On Deck for them, both Rocky and Cece themselves are unsure about actualy having a relationship out of fear of ruining their friendship.
  • Composite Character: As mentioned in Mythology Gag below, Xipe Totec is heavily based off of the demonic spirit of the same name from the Hellraiser expanded universe comics, of whom Pinhead is the latest incarnation of; even more based off of Pinhead's literary counterpart "The Hell Priest" from The Scarlet Gospels; and is stated to be one and the same with the "Pinhead Unbound" entity Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth.
  • The Corrupter
    • In the flashbacks it would seem Lizzie, Gordo and their friends have become corrupted apprentices to Jigsaw after surviving his games. Subverted as while they where blackmailed into keeping his secrets, when they seem to be orchestrating a Jigsaw game of their own, it's only to flush out the copy cat killer in the form of Red Face.
    • Jill Roberts seems to function as this, finding killers and psychopaths for her army, encouraging those with potential to give into their dark side as she does with Red Face/ Logan Hunter. She attempts to do the same with Bailey via brainwashing, trying to convince her she is not only Jessie Prescott, but a bloodthirsty psychopath herself.
    • Freddy becomes this to Pinhead, but not in the way you'd expect. Not only is Freddy miffed at serving under the cenobites, but is annoyed at Pinhead's sense of order and hidden humanity; naturally he is ecstatic about the existence of Xipe Totec, Pinhead's chaotic demonic half, whom Freddy sets loose via torture.
    • Steven and Edith are heroic inversions on eachother; given their personal and family histories lead them to ponder their futures and morality. Luckily they are a good influence on eachother.
  • Covered Up: Alex sings "You Raise Me Up" to a crying Nathan while consoling him over his mother's death. This is taken from Selena Gomez's real life cover of the song.
  • Covert Pervert: If the below mentioned Imagine Spot Fanservice scene is to believed, the narrator is this. This gets funnier if you subscribe to the interpretation that the narrator is Death.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: During the raid on Jill's compound, actual fight scenes between protagonists and antagonists are ridiculously one sided.
    • Steven's fight with Red Face/ Logan lasts about a eight seconds. It consists of Red Face futilely stabbing at Steven while Steven crushes both his hands with little effort and ties his ankles with a large chain...before tossing the other end of the chain into the chipper.
    • The inevitable fight between Sidney and Jessie vs Jill. Jill is largely inexperienced in hand to hand combat, often having to fight dirty, but has already been disarmed of her knife and her gun is out of ammo. Sidney is a Final Girl with years of experience and a tendency to pick fight over flight, while Jessie is a military brat with years of combat training. The fight is pretty one sided with Jill not even scoring a successful hit, and is quickly overwhelmed and beaten up and down the room by the Prescott's. She didn't stand a chance.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You:
    • Zack had no idea he had a son with Maya, and questions why she kept him secret. Her explanation is that she didn't think Zack would want to be part of their lives or runaway if he knew she was pregnant. This earns her a What the Hell, Hero?.
    • Julie and Ray Bronson have one for their son Luke; they where still paranoid that the spirit of the killer stalking them was still out to get them and Adult Fear kicked in for their newborn son. Of course it turns out they where Properly Paranoid.
  • Dark Reprise:
    • When Freddy meets Lizzie and Gordo in the climax, Freddy briefly sings a taunting rendition of "What Dreams Are Made Of" called "What Nightmares Are Made Of".
    • A quiet somber sounding version of the Halloween theme plays when Steven decapitates Michael.
  • Darkest Hour: Alex's rampage in Hell results in Pinhead leading an attack on the Wizard world, taking over Wiztech and stealing its resources, killing numerous people including Kirsty Cotton. Pinhead, Freddy and the Dark Master lead an attack on Newt, at the same time as Michael leads an attack of his own, having already wiped out all of Haddonfield before abducting Edith. Pinhead is double crossed by Freddy, who proceeded to torture him into separating into Elliot Spencer, and the demonic spirit of Xipe Totec, who in turn proceeds to take over the Labyrinth and Hells army for himself. On top of that, Justin is revealed to have lung cancer, and has gotten so bad it can no longer be treated. At this point the protagonists decide its high time to call upon The Alliance for aid.
  • Deader Than Dead: It's revealed that the Infinite Light within the Elysium Configuration pretty much does this when used against the Legions of Hell. However it only does this to the truly evil and demonic (like Jill's followers who have become cenobites - such as Red Face- or the Dark Master and his army), having them completely annihilated. As for the innocent victims shanghaied into Hell's army such as (Freddy and the Dark Masters victims)the light only rids them of their demonic element and purifies their soul, presumably taking them into Heaven.
  • Deal with the Devil: Turns out Leviathan has Pinhead making deals in its stead in order to increase Hells army.
    • Ben Willis, following his death in 1998, made a bargain with the cenobites to become one in order to return and seek revenge on Julie and Ray Bronson. His idea of revenge being to force them to kill their own son Luke; needless to say when Luke temporarily stops his heart, Willis ends up getting cheated out of his deal.
    • Jill Roberts made one, having the denizens of Hell save her from death and provide her with an army of killers to follow her. The catch being that anyone in her army that dies is immediately recruited into Hells army. Now upon Jill's death, she tries to back out on her deal to avoid having to serve under anyone else for eternity. Pinhead is fine with this as the alternative is damnation of Jill's soul. When Jill herself learns this, she tries to re-enter their covenant, but unfortunately for her Pinhead says her decision is eternally finalized.
      • In contrast to Jill, Red Face is more than willing to join Hells army, he only has one request; eternal claim over Rocky and Cece's souls upon the cenobites victory.
    • Freddy has one of his own, where he is given free reign on Earth along side the Dark Master and his army, throughout the story and assists in Hell's army by claiming souls of his victims in his usual manner and turn them over to Leviathan for conversion. The catch being Freddy turns out to be the devil in this situation; since its his powers that apply, it is Freddy who is drawing power from these souls and he goes on to do the same to all the souls in Hell via his service to the cenobites.
      • The Dark Master tries to make one of its own with Pinhead. The Dark Master willingly adds its own army to Hells, but makes the request of gaining personal agency, a human life and be rid of his demonic element. Pinhead refuses this request and explains to the Dark Master that all he is is a demonic element.
  • Death Equals Redemption:
    • It's revealed that the Elysium prototype needs a soul in order to function; a redeemed spirit specifically. Kirsty Cotton dies and the prototype is used as her Soul Jar until it is activated and wipes out the cenobite army. Elliot Spencer (the human half of Pinhead) takes her place in the prototype following this, and is implied to be the soul powering the Elysium Configuration in Hellraiser: Bloodline that will destroy Xipe Totec once and for all.
    • Implied for Leatherface as part of his Enemy Mine situation, he goes out attacking Xipe Totec during the final battle.
  • Decon-Recon Switch: This story does this to Texas Chainsaw 3D, in regards to Edith Sawyer's character and situation. In the film, Edith seems to go through a Sanity Slippage fully embracing being an Ax-Crazy Sawyer who is indifferent to her friends deaths in favour of protecting her cousin Leatherface. This story takes place well after the movie, giving Edith plenty of time to rethink the situation; basically since the bulk of the movies events took place in a single night, Edith has not only witnessed her friends being murdered, nearly killed just for being related to the Sawyers, discovers her true family history all in the span of a single night. Steven empathizes with her stating that he went through the same thing in Devils Night realizing his own family history, the key difference is that Edith cracked under these revelations to a bigger extreme than Steven's. That said Edith doesn't use Leatherface to kill innocent people, nor does she become a cannibal, but starts out as a paranoid recluse out of fear the towns people will try to kill her and belief that she is a monster or will become one. Turns out, Edith and Steven are a pretty good influence on eachother, with Edith likewise being a positive influence on Leatherface.
  • Demoted to Dragon:
    • The Dark Master, the imaginary villain Jess Aaron's and Leslie Burke created to be the main villain of their adventures, is brought to life by Freddy and used as his second in command and carries out larger scale massacres on Freddy's behalf.
    • Happens to Ben Willis, having made his Deal with the Devil, although he acts as somethings of a liaison between the cenobites and Jill's army, acting as a supporter on both sides.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?:
    • Leviathan, having had nearly all its power drained by Freddy is absolutely helpless to do anything about Xipe Totec destroying it and claiming Hell for himself.
    • Xipe Totec himself finds himself on the reviving end, getting his arm hacked off (by Leatherface), slammed by an armoured truck (by Miley), takes a flare gun blast to the mouth (by Sonny), a vertical gash from a circular saw (by Steven), two of his own pins stabbed into his eyes (by Justin) and all of that before the Elysium Prototype is activated.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Jill Roberts is built up throughout the first half of the story as part of the Big-Bad Ensemble, only to be killed in the half way point of the story.
  • The Dragon Red Face functions as the most noteworthy killers in Jill's army, being the most prominent, one of the most vicious, and personal to some of the protagonists, as well as having a close working relationship with Jill herself. He later defects to the cenobites side in favour of becoming one of the Co-Dragons to Xipe Topec.
    • Dragon-in-Chief: Ben Willis acts as a liaison for both Jill's army and that of the cenobites, functioning as a demonic spirit that walks freely on Earth on behalf of both demons and killers, making it clear he's doing this for his own agenda, is more powerful and one of the more menacing killers in Jill's army. Unlike most examples of this trope he is killed very early in the story, not making it past the first few chapters.
    • Dragon Their Feet: Despite functioning as The Dragon to Freddy throughout the story, the Dark Master actually outlives Freddy, his fight with Jess lasting longer than Freddy's fight with Miley. The Dark Master isn't destroyed until the Elysium Prototype is activated, killing him and the rest of Hells army.
  • Dragged Off to Hell: Fate of two characters.
    • Happens to Ben Willis, when Luke stops his heart temporarily. With the Exact Words of his bargain with Leviathan fulfilled, his deal with the cenobites has expired and he gets torn apart and dragged into the Labyrinth.
    • Happens to Jill upon her death, with her refusal to join Hells army as part of her agreement with Pinhead. Pinhead is more than happy to grant her the horrific alternative. Not that Jill knew what it was, or Pinhead being in the mood for second chances when she finds out.
  • The Dreaded
    • Steven is a heroic version of this trope; he is a nigh indestructible brutal and relentless killer...who turns out to be going after other killers, cultists and demons. Mooks on the villains speak the same way about him as the protagonists speak of Michael; with dread and caution, and borderline reverence. Even Red Face begins to panic when cornered by Steven. It's gotten to the point that Steven is afraid of himself, specifically of becoming just like his father.
    • Red Face himself is this among both the protagonists and even members of Jill's army for his cruelty and habit of using Cold-Blooded Torture as his primary method of murder. He has his own private bunker in Jill's compound that only Jill herself frequently enters and exits, while other members of her army say something along the lines of "No I ain't going anywhere near there." Or "Keep that sick fuck away from me." Namely because of his habit of taking members of Jill's army into his bunker to "experiment" his methods on them.
    • Xipe Totec is one for Leviathan, with Alex's rampage of Hell uncovering hidden stories of Xipe Totec, who was so powerful and chaotic that he nearly conquered all of Hell, but almost brought Hell on Earth in the past during a war he waged with Leviathan. It's revealed Leviathan couldn't destroy Xipe Totec but instead tortured away his identity and turned him into another cenobite to keep as a top prisoner and servant; Pinhead. When Xipe Totec is unleashed, this garners a Mass "Oh, Crap!" from the Legions of Hell.
  • Eldritch Abomination
    • Leviathan is depicted as a self proclaimed unknowable entity that verbally communicates through sounds, but also through telepathy. It's giant diamond form is said to house it's true essence which is said to be manifested in the black light it emits. Along with Buffyverse elements thrown into the Haunted World saga, Leviathan is stated to be one of the Old Ones.
    • Death is an even bigger one, as a seemingly unknowable entity existing on a different plane of existence alltogether that transcends Hell. Death holds power over other things, including some of the Powers That Be and inspires dread in those aware of its presence. Fighting Death is nigh impossible as its stated that even if you are alive, Death has already won and is a blatant case of Always a Bigger Fish with Leviathan. Death can appear in human form but briefly shows its true form which is described as being vast as space itself and had to be quickly concealed in order to spare the observers sanity. It's also suggested towards the end of the story that Death has been narrating these events from an omniscient viewpoint. While its exact origins aren't specified, according to Death itself, it is actually an archangel which begs the question just what exactly angels are considered in this universe.
  • Eldritch Location: Terabithia, while originally a product of Jess and Leslie's imagination, it's revealed that it became an extension of the same plane of existence Freddy lives on or the dream world, and was brought to life by spiritual means the same way the dream world connects to the spirit world; in this case being a combination of Jess and Leslie's imagination, Leslie's death, Jess' emotional sentiment about the place and his nostalgia. Unfortunately this provides Freddy a place in the "real world" where he can still use his powers, as well as bringing the Dark Master to life along with numerous monsters Jess has written into his stories as part of the Dark Masters army.
  • Emergency Transformation: Throughout the story Juliet offers and intends to to turn Justin into a vampire. It's revealed in the third act that Justin has cancer and isn't planning on doing anything about it until the cenobites are defeated. When the cancer gets real bad, and Justin is fatally wounded by Xipe Totec, Juliet finally takes matters into her own hands.
  • Enemy Mine:
    • Jason Voorhees appears throughout the story going on a new rampage, however this time going after Thorn cultists and Jill's ( and later Michael's) army as part of a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against Michael for the events of Devils Night. This technically puts him on the side of the protagonists but it's clear that Jason is only focused on a new enemy at the moment and Jason implies that he will go back to his usual routine when this is all over. That doesn't stop Jason from having a few Pet the Dog moments from the other characters.
    • Despite Michael and Freddy trying to kill eachother in Devils Night, they find themselves working together again so long as their goals line up.
  • Entitled Bitch: Jill Roberts is upset that her true nature, in that she is a total psychopath being exposed along with her crimes. Seeking revenge, she goes as far as to make an army of killers and even makes a bargain with Pinhead to add to Hells army. When she dies, she refuses to become a cenobite if it means being subservient and not having her own power in Hell, she only tries to recant her initial refusal when she learns that the alternative is getting her soul eternally ripped apart. Unfortunately for her, Pinhead already made up his mind when she refused.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Zack eventually finds Maya's killer after Jill's compound is raided. It's discovered that her killer is a suburban dad named Wallace with a family he cares about very much and is unaware of the fact he's a killer. Zack pays a visit to them while Wallace is on an errand and exposes his crimes to his family using Wallace's private computer and has the police called to their house by the time he returns home, culminating in Wallace being arrested before his disillusioned family.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Jill finds herself at the receiving end of this from Jason Voorhees on a number of accounts; notably he shakes with fury when he learns that Jill murdered her own mother. It's implied to be a factor of why Jason enters an Enemy Mine to stop her. After her death, it's shown that not even Pinhead can stand her!
  • Evil Is Petty
    • Jill, despite her claiming motives are incidental, her actual motives in this story is that she can't handle the fact that she lost her chance to be a Villain with Good Publicity and now wants to make the world burn so she can gain fame from that. She goes as far as to make a Deal with the Devil (see above) but refuses to pay up her end of the bargain because it was slightly inconvenient to her. That said the alternative Pinhead gives her turns out to be majorly inconvenient to her.
    • Red Faces ultimate motives basically amounts to feeling like a spurned lover; in this case while he initially handled his break up with Rocky maturely, he couldn't handle the fact that Rocky moved on to his rival Cece, who was a big reason why he and Rocky broke up in the first place. He gets called out on his pettiness by Cece herself, but he admits he's just rolling with it at this point.
  • Expy: Red Face is one for the titular serial killer from The Collector. Particularly how Red Face's MO is using death traps, twisted games and cold blooded torture. He does this in an attempt to emulate Jigsaw, while The Collector was written to be a ''Saw spinoff. However unlike Jigsaw who claims to use these "games" as a test of character and to prove a philosophy, the Collector and Red Face do this things for nothing more than wanton death and destruction.
  • Face–Heel Turn:
    • Subverted with Lizzie, Gordo and their friends. The flashback and present day chapters initially lead us to believe that they have become Jigsaw apprentices and have become Jigsaw copy cats themselves. That said it turns out they are trying to bring an end to Jigsaw's legacy with the implication that Gordo killed his uncle Lawrence Gordon to tie up loose ends; while it seems that they are hosting a Jigsaw game of their own, with both Lizzie and Gordo being red herrings for Red Face's identity, it turns out these games where an elaborate Bait-and-Switch to flush out the real Red Face.
    • Played strait with Logan Hunter when he's revealed to be Red Face. Originally he wasn't that bad of a guy, he was genuinely nice, friendly guy who cared about his friends and loved ones, and even at his worse was a case of Jerkass Has a Point in regards to his rivalry with Cece. That said, when he becomes Red Face he is an absolute monster of a killer, especially for the petty reason he became Red Face in the first place.
  • Final Boss Preview: The first major fight in this story is between Justin and Alex against Pinhead when they first get their hands on the Elysium Prototype. Pinhead's demonic half, Xipe Totec, is the True Final Boss of the story (not counting Michael's Post-Climax Confrontation).
  • For the Evulz: Jill's armies philosophy in a nutshell. No motives, end game or goal, hosting wanton murder for its own sake. According to Jill, motives are incidental.
  • Frame-Up: A lot of the Scream and Series/Jessie subplot is Sidney Prescott being gaslighted and paranoid about Jessie, and having trust issues, especially with her family. Jill is taking advantage of this by making Jessie herself to be a deranged killer to Sidney, Dewey and Gale, in the process abducting Jessie's lookalike Bailey with the intent on brainwashing her into believing she's not only Jessie, but a cold blooded vicious killer.
  • Front Line General: Alex, in contrast to Justin using his Wiztech position to try to figure out the cenobites weaknesses, create and master Elysium and planning out attacks on the Labyrinth, Alex is more inclined on carrying out these attacks and coming up with new plans on the spot. It's gotten to the extent where she goes on a one woman rampage in Hell herself, with nothing but her own magic and mundane weapons backing her up.
  • Guardian Angel: The Dream Warriors, lead by Nancy Thompson function as this to oppose Freddy and his demons, with the spirits of dead Dream Warriors protecting children from Freddy in their nightmares. They do such an effective job at this that Freddy resorts to having to use the Dark Masters army to fight his battles on Earth and kill at his behest. Luckily the Dream Warriors have a weapon of their own in using Miley to channel their spirit and powers to eventually face off with Freddy once and for all. There is one particular spirit called the Forest Angel, who is hinted to be a manifestation of Leslie Burke.
  • Good Counterpart
    • As stated in The Dreaded, Steven is basically the answer to the question "What if Michael Myers was an Anti-Hero ?"
    • Lizzie and Gordo are this to Jigsaw, being red herrings to being his apprentices after surviving one of his games in the past, we find out that they have been systematically destroying Jigsaws legacy over the years. They even host a fake Jigsaw game in order to draw attention too the new copy cat killer Red Face. Their friends Matt, Miranda, Larry, Ethan and Kate, are seemingly victims of this game before it's revealed not only are they not dead, but where in on the plan the whole time.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Towards the end it's revealed these series of events was part of an elaborate plot by The Grim Reaper to collect the lives of all the killers and villains that constantly evaded death (such as Freddy, Jason and Michael). Everyone, protagonists and antagonists alike are Unwitting Pawns of Death, and very few characters are even aware of Death's presence and influence. And even then they don't find out until very late into the story. It's also heavily implied Death is the story's narrator.
  • Happily Adopted: Zig-Zagged. Luke Ross of Jessie seems just fine with his adopted family, when he discovers Julie and Ray Bronson to be his biological parents, he wants to get to know them, even helping them battle and defeat Ben Willis once and for all, before briefly moving in with them to spend some time with his birth parents following Jill's death.
  • Happy Ending Override: The flashback chapters take place shortly after the events of The Lizzie McGuire Movie which ended on a pretty happy note shows that the happiness didn't last long when Jigsaw shown up and a game was played with Lizzie and her friends, taking their lives on bit of a dark turn.
  • Heel–Face Turn Leatherface makes one in this story, due to a combination being kept in check by his cousin Edith, his undying loyalty to her and the Sawyer's disloyalty to the Thorn cult. He finds himself on the side of the protagonists much like Jason and even goes out fighting Xipe Totec.
    • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Jason is technically on the side of the protagonists, but as noted in Enemy Mine above, he simply put his usual routine on hold in favour of wiping out the Thorn cult until Michael is killed. In such an event Jason is more than willing to go back to business as usual, but that doesn't stop him from having Pet the Dog moments for the duration of this period.
  • Hero Killer: Freddy Krueger brags about this, on how nearly everyone who went up against him eventually died at his hands later on and ask why this should be any different. As it turns out the spirits of those heroes are fighting him again through Miley.
  • Heroic Sacrifice
    • Luke Ross does this in a last effort to destroy Ben Willis, electrocuting himself to the point that he goes into cardiac arrest. Subverted as he is resuscitated moments later, but it turns out to be enough to satisfy Willis' bargain with the cenobites.
    • During the climax Jess seems to do this, locking himself in a room to keep the Dark Master minions busy giving his sister and his friends time to escape, managing to kill off the Dark Master's followers and fight the Dark Master head on. Despite receiving numerous apparently fatal injuries, he holds out long enough for Elyisum to be activated and which destroys the Dark Master along with Hells army.
    • Leatherface goes out trying to help fight Xipe Totec, managing to saw off the demons arm and gets his throat fatally slashed in the process.
    • Justin Russo attempts this as well, allowing himself to get impaled by Xipe Totec to get close enough the rip two pins from his head and stick em in his eyes, which distracts Xipe Totec long enough to activate the Elysium prototype. Considering that Justin's cancer has reached untreatable levels, he probably thought he might as well go out like a badass. This would have killed Justin, but Juliet, being his vampire girlfriend has other ideas.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: Justin Russo, as head of Wiztech, uses his position to fund and lead a war against the coming cenobite threat, through making and collecting weapons, spells, and magical artifacts (particularly the Elysium Prototype) for their cause. He even makes the fact that he has cancer a minor priority for him in comparison to the looming threat of Hell, although it bites him in the ass as he took to long to treat his cancer. He is more or less a magical Tony Stark in this story.
  • Honorary Aunt: Nearly all the female characters are this to Nathan, save for Bailey since she is together with Cody and set to marry him, making her his actual aunt. Alex in particular develops a pretty maternal attitude towards him.
    • Honorary Uncle: Some of Zack's male friends take this role for Nathan - except Cody, being Zack's actual brother. At one point they -Cody, Chad, Jackson, Justin and Steven- interrogate a killer involved in Nathan's kidnapping, Steven refers to the boy as "Our nephew".
  • Humanity Ensues: Happens to Pinhead late in the story. Kirsty makes an attempt to appeal to him when they meet again and it seems to not work when he kills her. Then it's revealed Elliot Spencer was successfully reached out too and he saves Kirsty's soul by having it inhabit the Elysium Prototype. When Elliot and Xipe Totec are separated, Elliot's takes Kirsty's place to atone for what he's done as Pinhead.
  • I Don't Want to Ruin Our Friendship: One of the reasons Rocky and Cece are uneasy about their relationship is because they have been best friends for so long they don't want to fuck it up by how risky a romantic relationship could be between the two.
  • Imagine Spot: The story itself has one in which Edith takes Steven swim suit shopping, and treats us to Edith doing a stripper esque fashion montage. The narration immediately apologizes for it.
    Sorry bout that, my beds been empty for tooooo long...
  • Irony
    • Nina Patterson of Scream: The TV Series makes an appearance as a potential victim who was unwittingly saved from Red Face. She will be eventually killed by the next killer to take up the Ghostface mantle, who ironically has nothing to do with Jill or her army.
    • Her whole life, Persephone's mothers wanted her to have nothing to do with her murderous father or any involvement with the Thorn Curse. Persephone meets her father only once in the story in which she helps bring an end to the Thorn curse but brings a burning building down on top of him.
  • It's All About Me
    • Jill, dear God Jill. She is still motivated by her own desire for fame; blaming other people for her own misfortunes; feels no remorse for all the murder and mayhem she caused just to make a name off of them; is offended that one of her lackies wouldn't die for her; sells out her army to Hell but refuses to pay up her end of the bargain when her time comes simply because she won't have any power in Hell (at the very least being subservient to anyone). Basically her entire character is just being full of herself.
    • Red Face reveals this side of him when he's revealed to be Logan Hunter, who while originally a genuinely loving boyfriend to Rocky and companion to his friends, let his personal hatred for Cece to get the get the better of him and saw fit not only to try to kill his friends to prove himself to Jill's army, but murders his own father as part of an initiation, and willingly joins Hells army upon his own death in the name of revenge. And why ? Because ultimately he couldn't handle how Rocky picked Cece over him not just as a friend, but as a lover. As Logan himself says to Rocky as he's about to be destroyed forever "You should have picked me."
  • Karmic Death
    • Ben Willis made a deal with the cenobites that he would get to live and serve them until Julie and Ray's son dies (the Exact Words being when his heart stops beating). He didn't count on Luke actually stopping his heart to defeat him.
    • Red Face being Trap Master, having set up a death trap for Rocky and Cece, gets his hands crushed by his contraption, and dragged into a meat grinder he was planning to feed them too.
      • His second death as a cenobite is just as karmic, once again going after Rocky and Cece in a slaughter house during the climax. Rocky and Cece take cues from Miley/Nancy Thompson's book and set up several traps against him that would be normally fatal, but being a flesh and blood demon, only end up torturing him. This keeps him subdued until the Elysium Prototype is activated, destroying him, along with the rest of Hells army.
    • During an earlier encounter between Freddy and Miley, Freddy attempts to trap Miley in a coma to Mind Rape her as a way of breaking her spirit, having continuously done this to his victims throughout both this story and Devils Night; here Miley does the exact same thing to Freddy, draining his powers and inflicting the wrath of the Dream Warriors on him both in the real and dream world before eventually killing him.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: It turns out to be Death's plans for the killers and villains all along. Death is sick and tired with them cheating all the time and orchestrated these events to kill them. The only two to survive the end of the story are Jason and Xipe Totec and even then two stingers are meant to lead up to Hellraiser: Bloodline and Jason X. In both films the two villains meets their respective final deaths.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: Kirsty Cotton meets the Russo siblings early in the story, where she explains her past with the cenobites and what she knows of their origins. She assists in trying to find a way to stop the cenobites, while also trying to exploit Pinhead's human half in Elliot Spencer. When Pinhead leads an attack on the Wizards realm and Wiztech headquarters, Kirsty tries to appeal to Elliot when she and Pinhead meet again, and it seems to work until Pinhead kills Kirsty at Leviathan's behest.
  • Knight Templar Big Sister: Sonny's attitude towards Steven and Edith's relationship, given her mother's history with the Sawyer family, and the Sawyer families history in general. Not helping Edith's case is how she is Leatherface's guardian. This reaches a boiling point where she, Steven and Chad have an awkward dinner at Edith's house and the tension with Leatherface's presence. She cools down after overhearing a private dicsusion between Steven and Edith about their issues and has a talk with Edith herself about her own issues in hopes to level with her. When Edith ends up pregnant, Sonny tells her "Welcome to my family" at the end of the story.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Throughout her captivity at Jil''s compound, Bailey is subjected to attempted brainwashing and gaslighting to believing she is a psychotic version of Jessie Prescott. During the siege on Jill's compound, Bailey briefly pretends to have succumbed to this, and is set up to kill her nephew Nathan in front of Zack and Cody. Right then and there, Bailey shanks Jill three times in the kidney before she and Nate make a break for it and a massive fight ensues. Jill also blows off steam by firing her gun at Bailey only for Jason to end up taking all the bullets. This leaves Jill unarmed and too injured to fight dirty during her showdown with Sidney and Jessie.
  • Lemony Narrator: Occurs after the aforementioned Imagine Spot.
    Sorry about that. My bed's been empty for tooooo long.
  • Lesser of Two Evils: Jason and Leatherface are this to the other antagonists, especially considering the other antagonists ambitions, motives and threats. They actually find themselves on the protagonists side with Leatherface making a Heel–Face Turn and a Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Long-Lost Relative: Persephone, Sonny and Steven's half sister who appears in Rising Moon and War, finally mets her siblings and helps kill her father in this story.
  • Mama Bear
    • Maya goes out fighting killers that are going after her son and manages to kill a few of them before one of them blindside her, so that's a given.
    • Julie is this when she turns out to be Luke's biological mother. Unlike most examples of this trope she gave Luke up for adoption to protect him out of fear that Ben Willis is still stalking her and Ray, only tracking Luke down when they learn that Ben's spirit is after him.
    • Bailey ends up being an Auntie Bear for Zack's son Nathan, constantly protecting him throughout their captivity in Jill's compound, and when Bailey is ordered to kill Nathan while pretending to be brainwashed, immediately stabs Jill in the kidney when her guard is down.
  • Made of Evil: Deconstructed with the Dark Master. In this story Terabithia is a dream like realm brought about by the combination of Leslie Burke's death, Jess' emotional sentiment about it, as well as their childhood imagination and nostalgia. The Dark Master started out as a villain they made up for their imaginary adventures, which Jess used to deal with his problems. As such when the Dark Master is brought to life in this story, he doesn't really have a choice in the matter but to he evil. We see that he resents not having the "freedom" to make his own choices and has a secret agenda to rid himself of his demonic element, asking this of Pinhead and Leviathan, who tell him that he can never be free as all he is is a demon element.
  • Miss Fanservice: The swim suit Imagine Spot scene pretty much exists to have Edith Sawyer (Alexandra Daddario) doing a stripper esque fashion montage. The story immediately apologizes for this.
  • Mythology Gag
  • Narrator All Along: It's implied at the end that the stories narration is done by Death who is orchestrating and observing these events from an omniscient standpoint.
  • Nature Vs Nurture: Discussed at multiple points of this story.
    • Steven wonders if he's becoming more like Michael due to being his son, but his half sisters Sonny and Persephone show him that it is not the case - in fact because he isn't going after innocent people and has a set of morals shows that even with the same power as Michael, he is still pretty far apart from Michael himself; Edith is also scared that she's destined to become another cannibalistic killer like the rest of the Sawyers as Leatherface's new caretaker due to the events of Texas Chainsaw 3D, and is morally conflicted by the situation, but it's soon concluded that she snapped from the situation she was in doubled with all that she learned from that night. As mentioned above Steven and Edith are a pretty good influence on eachother when working out their issues.
    • Due to the events of Scream 3 and Scream 4, to say Sidney has trust issues, especially in regards to her family, is a bit of an understatement; especially considering the respective Ghostface's of those movies where her half brother and cousin, both from her mother's side. Sidney is also a little paranoid that there might be a psychopath within her as well. Jill takes advantage of both, in not only trying to frame Sidney's other cousin Jessie as a killer, but trying to gaslight Sidney into believing this about herself as well. Luckily Sidney gets better from this, remembering what she told Roman Bridger back in 2000; people are responsible for their own choices and that there is no one else to blame (it helps that Steven and the Martin twins are able to expose Jill's plot to frame Jessie to her).
  • Never My Fault: Jill makes it clear that she blames everyone else for her own problems, failings and motives; case in point blaming everyone else when her murder spree is exposed and treating herself as the victim now that everyone knows what a monster she is.
  • Not Worth Killing: When Sidney and Jessie manage to inflict the beat down that Jill has got a long time coming, they initially decide not to kill her and force her to face justice for what she's done. Cody, however has other ideas, taking Jason's machete and running Jill through before forcing her out a window.
  • The Not-Love Interest: Jess Aarons and Miley Stewart develop a close and amicable friendship over the course of the story, bonding over their current situations regarding fighting Freddy and the Dark Master; Miley being a willing vessel of the Dream Warrior spirits and Jess being the essential king of Terabithia; and the loss of loved ones in their past (Susan Stewart for Miley, Leslie Burke for Jess). However there is nothing romantic in their relationship, especially since its implied that Jess still has feelings for Leslie as The Lost Lenore and Miley is implied to be in a romantic relationship with Lilly Truscott.
  • Nothing but Hits
    • "Figure .09" by Linkin Park. The opening song.
    • "What Dreams Are Made Of" by Hillary Duff and "Best of Both Worlds by Miley Cyrus play at the the Roman concert just before Jill's army attacks the city. The former plays again in one of the flashback chapters, and they are both given a reprise during Miley's fight with Freddy.
    • "Somebody's Gonna Get It" by Three 6 Mafia. Plays during Steven's stint in the fight clubs.
    • "If You Could Read My Mind" by Gordon Lightfoot. Plays twice in the story, first when Jess visits Leslie's grave, and much later when Jess and Miley talk about how Terabithia was brought to life and how the Dream Warriors come into play, during which Jess begins to reminisce about his past and friendship with Leslie.
    • "Run" by Disturbed. Plays over a montage of Steven, and the Martin Twins, hunting down and killing secs of Jill's army and Thorn Cultists.
    • "How Do I Deal ?" by Jennifer Love Hewitt plays over the aftermath of the siege on Jill's compound.
    • "You Raise Me Up" by Selena Gomez. Doubles as The Cast Showoff and Covered Up. Alex sings this to a crying Nathan while as a lullaby while trying to console him of Maya's death.
    • "Swing" by Savage. Plays during the Imagine Spot with Edith's stripper esque swim suit montage.
    • "The Night" by Disturbed. Plays when Michael and his men wipe and takeover out the town of Haddonfield.
    • "Wonderwall" by Ryan Adams. Plays when Steven and Edith are slow dancing on Steven's birthday, and during their sex scene.
    • "Rusted From The Rain" by Billy Talent. Plays during the battle of Newt, specifically in the fight between Jason and Leatherface vs Michael and Freddy vs Pinhead.
    • "Break Away" by Kelly Clarkson. Closing song.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Back in 2004, Lizzie and her friends accidenly come across a Jigsaw trap and survive the ensuing game. Exactly how isn't shown as the flashbacks only deal with the events building up to the game and the subsequent aftermath. All that is known is that it cost Larry Trudgeman his left hand, Ethan Craft jumpy at the sound of breaking glass.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: It's revealed Michael is this. Believing that it is his destiny as a Dark Messiah to bring about a world full of death and evil to fit his worldview, he has made a bargain with multiple demon masters to unleash them at the height of his power once he's sacrificed the last of his family via a blood magic ritual. He even plans on wiping out the cenobites simply because they are a type of demon that contradicts his worldview.
  • Only I Can Kill Him: It's revealed Jess Aarons is the only one who can kill the Dark Master's minions due to them being products of his and Leslie's imagination brought to life. The only other thing that can destroy them is the infinite light of Elysium. The Dark Master himself cannot be killed as easily as his minions due to being a manifestation of Jess's problems, namely his grief and trauma over Leslie's death, which he never got over completely, as well as his paranoia over losing more of his loved ones. It actually takes the Infinite Light to actually destroy the Dark Master.
  • Our Angels Are Different: Besides Rosie's presence in the story indicative of your basic type of angel, Death, despite its above described Eldritch Abomination status is claimed to be an archangel. This brings up a whole lot of questions on what angels are or their types. There is also the "Forest Angel" a fae like spirit who is one of the Dream Warriors and is hinted to be the ghost of Leslie Burke.
  • Papa Wolf:
    • Zack upon meeting his son Nathan. When Nathan is abducted following his mother's murder, Zack's motives in the first half of this story is to go through anything to get him back safe and sound. He has no problem killing mooks in order to do so and even does a Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique with a nail gun to get information out of them. Even after Nathan is rescued, Zack is adamant about continuing the fight against both Michael's new army and that of the cenobites on the grounds that as long as they are a threat, Nathan is not safe.
    • Chad is in a similar situation with Sonny being pregnant. His moment comes during the the battle of Newt when he dives headfirst into a fight with several cenobites because he thought Sonny was in the room with them, and in the battle of Haddonfield, where he's mowing his way through cultists with a bayonet looking for Sonny (setting up a boiler room to burn with Michael in it once Sonny has escaped), and tried to stand between here and [[spoiler:Xipe Totec during her Unflinching Walk. A more comedic example occurs an awkward family dinner Sonny and Steven have with Edith and Leatherface, constantly getting jumpy at Leatherface when the latter does so much as reach for a piece of pizza or offer Sonny a glass of juice.
    • Steven inmediatley takes a liking to Nathan as an honorary nephew and is just an mad and worried about his abduction as e Martin Twins. And when he ends up getting Edith Sawyer pregnant, this gets used against him when she gets held hostage by Michael to lure Steven out.
  • Pet the Dog: Jason gets these throughout his Enemy Mine, notably protecting Bailey and Nathan while they are in captivity and taking Nathan directly to Zack when he is rescued. He also appears to befriend Leatherface when the two meet, and briefly gives a Due to the Dead to Leatherface after his death.
  • Posthumous Character
    • Leslie Burke, despite being dead for years still has a profound hold and influence over Jess' life which carries over to this story. Jess speaks of her as The Lost Lenore and is even regarded as his best friend to this day despite her death. It's implied she may be the true identity of the Forest Angel that is among the Dream Warriors.
    • John Kramer, as mentioned in Predecessor Villain has been dead for about a decade before the story currently takes place.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner:
    • Curtesy of Miley towards Freddy during the final battle. Or at least she tries.
    Rise and shine gorgeous...or should I say lights out sleeping beauty ? I'm not used to this "being a badass" thing- fuck it, let's fight.
    • Which she later follows up after beating Freddy in both the dream and the real world.
    It's like I always said; I am the best of both worlds.
    • Persephone drops this gem when she first meets Michael in the final battle.
    Hi. I'm Persephone. Your other daughter.
  • Predecessor Villain: John Kramer, the original Jigsaw functions as the antagonist of the flashback chapters, being long dead at the time of the story proper, but when Lizzie McGuire and her friends survived one of his games back in the day, it took an effect on their lives. It's revealed that Lizzie, Gordo and the rest have been working over the years tracking down the remnants of Jigsaw's legacy. Also, Red Face is also a copy cat killer of Jigsaw, trying to emulate his traps and games as part of his Cold-Blooded Torture. Lizzie and Gordo set up a fake Jigsaw game in order to draw attention to and flush out this copy cat, and it's revealed at the end of the story there is a secret apprentice of Jigsaw's that is still out there...
  • Pregnant Badass: Sonny takes a few levels in badass from a Guile Hero she was in Devils Night, even though she is pregnant throughout the story. She is in her third trimester during the climax and that doesn't stop her from driving an armoured truck through waves off mooks, fighting her father directly with a makeshift flame thrower and kitchen utensils, and unflinchingly walks towards Xipe Totec before sticking a flare gun into his mouth and blasting him.
  • Promoted to Parent: Number of characters who are parents or about to become parents include.
    • A major plot point is Zack discovering he has a son named Nathan with Maya. Maya ends up dying, with Zack becoming their sons guardian with the help of Cody and Bailey. Alex also seems to be placing herself as a surrogate mother for Nathan.
    • Chad and Sonny are expecting a child of their own throughout the story.
    • Lizzie and Gordo turn out to have a two year old son named Jeremy. Likewise Kate and Ethan Craft have a daughter named Lilly.
    • Steven and Edith are expecting a child of their own at the end of the story.
  • Rasputinian Death: Michael is beaten, stabbed, electrocuted and even shot all over the fight with Steven, Sonny and Persephone. Steven eventually disembowels Michael with a scythe, gets his entrails caught in machinery in a burning building that Persephone collapses onto him. Even after all that Michael still isn't down (albeit with his powers fading with the curse dispensed) but Steven takes to physically battering Michael some more, before eventually deciding to cut his losses and rip Michael's head off with his bare hands.
  • Reality Ensues
    • Early in the story Jill's army goes public in a big way by leading an attack on Rome that kills hundred of innocent people. As a result of this they are labeled terrorists and end up having to lay low for the majority of the story operating in secret; even then they do not have the resources of a fully functioning terror cell, but are just a bunch of psychopaths and killers that got together, so fighting them isn't the hard part so much as tracking them down.
    • Sidney Prescott has trust issues regarding her family, as well as Nature Vs Nurture fears as a result of both her half brother and cousin turning out to be vicious serial killers.
    • Edith's storyline is this to the events of Texas Chainsaw 3D, deconstructing the films events to show the psychological, emotional and moral issues Edith has to deal with.
    • Jess Aarons never got over Leslie's death after all this years. He's accepted it, but someone who had such an effect on his life is still gonna have a huge place in his heart and continues to effect him profoundly years later. On another note Jess has become a little paranoid over the years with Leslie's death being a constant reminder to him that any one of his loved ones could die in any way at any minute, and as a result has become the protective type, especially towards his younger sisters.
    • Zack's two year old son Nate has a hard time emotionally adjusting after his traumatic experience, especially after his mother's death. He barely knows his father so it's not like Zack can make it all better immediately.
    • On a similar note, the Martin twins are still scarred over what happened in Devil's Night, and don't feel any better after Wynn's death, and have a hard time adjusting back to normal afterwards, and are especially paranoid about the loss of their loved ones, with the additional vengeful feelings still lurking in their heart. This manifests when they join Steven in hunting down sects of Jill's army and the Thorn cult with Bailey and Nathan as hostages. Even when they rescue their loved ones, they still have a hard time adjusting back to normal due to PTSDT and in need of family therapy during the second half of the story.
    • During the fight on Jill's compound, both the fights against Jill and Red Face turn out to be a Curb-Stomp Battle. Jill usually does her fighting dirty, but is in no position to do so when up against the Prescotts, especially after Jill was earlier shanked in the kidneys and she realizes that her gun has no ammo. Similarly, Red Face is not a personal fighter, preferring to sneak up on and drug unsuspecting victims and only attacking when they are subdued, but is still just a normal guy. When he goes one on one with a Empowered Badass Normal like Steven, their "fight" doesn't last ten seconds before Red Face is killed.
  • Red Herring: Pretty much everything having to do with the Saw and Lizzie Mc Guire plotline; we are initially led to believe that Lizzie and her friends where targets of Jigsaw back in 2004, but they simply accidently stumbled onto his traps under the impression it was a haunted house. We find out it wasn't Jigsaw who is behind this, but an unrevealed apprentice. We are also led to believe that Lizzie and her friends where moulded into Jigsaw's new apprentices and may have been Red Face; in actuality they where simply bribed into silence by Jigsaw himself, and in the present day are working as a secret task force to dismantle Jigsaw's legacy - the "game" they held was to flush Red Face out. Red Face isn't even a Jigsaw apprentice, but a mere copycat.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Happens to Steven and Edith, Rocky and Cece and is implied to have happened between Miley and Lilly.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge
    • Jason Voorhees has been going on one against the Thorn cult ever since Devils Night, by way it hunting down their secs and butchering what he could find.
    • Our protagonists go on one against Jill's army, intermixing this with Roaring Rampage of Rescue. This actually leads to an uneasy Enemy Mine with Jason.
    • Ben Willis has been going on one for years against Julie and Ray, while trying to hunt down their son in retaliation for the events of I Know What You Did Last Summer and its sequel.
  • Roaring Rampage of Rescue
    • Zack and Cody's part in sieging Jill's compound is one to save Bailey and Nathan. Becomes one of Revenge as well when they come across Maya's killer and a beaten Jill. They are joined by Jess Aaron's when the cult ends up abducting his sister May Belle (unbeknownst to them, she already escaped and they don't find out until after Jill is killed).
    • One of Steven's motives in the climax is to rescue Edith, whose been taken hostage by Michael in preparation for a blood magic ritual now that she's pregnant with Steven's baby.
  • Sadist
    • Michael demonstrates he is this once again throughout the story; from pretending to be Sonny's stepfather during an email correspondence between the two before revealing her stepfathers corpse on her birthday; torturing Zack and Cody and trying to force them to kill each other; to trolling Edith by pretending he's about to kill her while preparing a ritual towards the climax.
    • Red Face. His methods of killing and torture are just way too cruel to be considered anything else, and the reason he is doing this is to find a catharsis. He puts it thusly via his text to audio device.
    There is a saying called "Getting high in life". Me ? I get high off of death.
    • Xipe Totec is considered this by the standards of the cenobites.
  • Satanic Archetype: Leviathan seems to function as this but according to Rosie, there are countless other demons that could hold this title out there. Xipe Totec in particular is one that Labyrinth seems to fear.
  • Sex for Solace:
    • It's explained that following the events of Devils Night, Cody and Bailey frequently have sex to cope with their trauma. A particularly jarring example occurs when the two have sex not an hour after Bailey is rescued from her imprisonment and Cody's tortured. However following this, the two realize this is unhealthy and they have to face their problems head on.
    • Steven and Edith end up having sex as a way to deal with their problems regarding their histories and that of their families. That and as a way to celebrate Steven's twentieth birthday.
  • Sequel Hook: Besides the ending setting up the events of Jason X, Hellraiser: Bloodline, Jigsaw and Scream: The TV Series, as for the Haunted World Saga, it's mentioned that The Alliance is hunting down Nightfox from War, and that there are cultists loyal to Horace Black that are waiting for the smoke to clear.
  • Ship Tease: Between Miley and Lilly. Alex and Zack also get this.
    • Defied with Miley and Jess. They bond with eachother during the second half of the story over various topic, namely their pasts, and mutual enemies but keep themselved platonic with Miley being implied to be with Lilly, and Jess admitting he's not over Leslie's death but just learned to live with it.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The above mentioned Imagine Spot is taken strait out of Eliza Dushku's swimsuit montage from The New Guy. Right down to the narrator apologizing.
    • While Freddy is observing the nightmares of children and teenagers around the world, Freddy is miffed and unamused that there is another Freddy giving people nightmares.
    • Alex Russo single handedly sieging the Leviathan's Labyrinth is basically one big love letter to Doom.
    • Freddy's death draws elements from both the Joker's and Scarecrow's defeat in Batman: Arkham Knight.
    • A fatally wounded Michael emerging to make a final attempt to kill Steven after the climax is taken from the Penguin's death Batman Returns.
  • Silent Antagonist:
    • Michael is this for the most part, although he does show he has means of communicating with others; notably his email correspondence with Sonny while posing as her stepfather, or writing messages. Subverted in the climax as he starts screaming and snarling in frustration, and verbally yells his children's names as he tries to find them, and begins to cackle madly as he starts to strangle Steven.
    • Red Face never verbally speaks in his costume, preferring to use a text to audio device to communicate with his victims in a way to imitate Jigsaw's recordings. He becomes a lot more talkative when his identity is revealed though.
  • The Starscream
    • Freddy seems to serve Leviathan in this story, but soon reveals that his true ambitions is to use the cenobite invasion to his own benefit, drawing power from Hell in a personal bid to kill and usurp Leviathan, and take over Hell. Then he learns and unleashes a more powerful demon Xipe Topec, who was imprisoned within Pinhead. Needless to say, Xipe Topec succeeds where Freddy failed.
    • While not subservient to Jill, Michael does briefly form a Big Bad Duumvirate with her up until her death, at which point Michael takes control of what's left of her army to add to the cult of Thorn, and implies that he would have killed her himself if the protagonists hadn't saved him the trouble.
  • Starter Villain: Ben Willis is the first major antagonist dealt with in the story, and a character who brings both the old protagonists and new together in the first few chapters.
  • The Stinger: Two of them, being the opening scenes of Jason X and Hellraiser: Bloodline respectively.
  • The Sociopath: Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, Jill Roberts, and Red Face (also known as Logan Hunter).
  • See You in Hell: Inverted, but after his first fight with the Russo's, Pinhead ominously warns them that he'll see them soon.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted. As it turns out Lizzie McGuire has grown up to be a therapist herself after dealing with the stress after surviving a Jigsaw game. Throughout much of the second half of the story, she helps the other protagonists deal with the psychological and emotional issues that they went through throughout the story.
    • All Therapists Are Muggles: That said, she is not expecting nor prepared for the existence of magic or the supernatural, so when such matters are brought up, she tries to work them out to the best of her human ability. She also has an I Need a Freaking Drink reaction to learning about the cenobites.
  • They Look Like Everyone Else: Throughout the story, Red Face appears to be an imposing figure, dressed in a red three piece suit and a red skull like mask designed to resemble a flayed head. When his identity is revealed, it turns out he looks like this under the mask.
  • Tom Boy And Girly Girl: Persephone is the tomboy sister to Sonny's girly girl sister.
  • Took a Level in Badass
    • Steven takes a bigger level than he did in the previous story, where basically he has the same badass credentials of Michael Myers in being an unnaturally strong, Implacable Man, doubled with the fact he's a frequent contestant in underground fight clubs at the beginning of the story; in said matches he's hospitalized seventeen of his opponents. This is a far cry of how he was introduced as an meek nerdish character in Devils Night.
    • Miley essentially becomes the last living Dream Warrior in preparation to fight Freddy. She enhances herself with the powers of the Dream Warrior spirits and gains powers of her own which she uses to entrap Freddy in his mind to drain his power and is the one who deals the killing blow.
    • Sonny takes a step up from being a Guile Hero she was in Devils Night. See Pregnant Badass above.
    • Jess Aarons is a downplayed example. While he is a competent fighter, he's not exactly in the same league as the other protagonists. He can kill the Dark Master's minions mostly because they are products of his own mind, but has trouble fighting the Dark Master head on, but even then he still has the resolve to continuously stand up to whatever punishment the Dark Master dishes out on him.
  • Uncertain Doom Throughout the fight with the Dark Master, Jess suffers numerous injuries that should be able to kill a normal human being, but keeps getting back up and fighting. After the Dark Master is destroyed, Jess meets up with his friends and sister in the aftermath of the battle, before collapsing from his injuries. He is last seen in the epilogue being taken to be hospitalized, leaving his fate rather murky.
  • Undignified Death: Freddy, after a physical fight with Miley in the real world is forced into the dream world, where not only does he get beaten by each one of the Dream Warrior spirits, but suffers the same kind of Mind Rape that he's been dishing out throughout the saga; only in contrast of Freddy's fear based powers, Miley uses love, both from memories of her deceased mother and past as Hannah Monatana to drain Freddy of his own power, freeing the souls he has claimed in the process. The end result is Freddy having an absolute panic attack before he is forced back into the real world. There Freddy is Brought Down to Normal, where not only is he completely powerless, but no other demon is willing to bargain with him anymore due to him screwing Hell over. Freddy is reduced to a barely coherent loon, who tries to rant and boast at Miley, who non chalantly shoots him in the head, instantly killing him mid sentance.
  • The Un-Reveal: Who arranged the trap Lizzie and her friends found themselves in back in 2004 ? All we know is they are a (possibly rouge) Jigsaw apprentice. This is what prompted Lizzie and Gordo to form a vigilante task force to systematically track down Jigsaw's apprentiances over the years and dismantle his legacy. We discover that there is another one out there seemingly setting up the events of Jigsaw.
  • Unexpected Character: Persephone Bailey Downs, from Rising Moon and War doesn't show up until the third act, finally meeting her half siblings and fighting against her father as The Sixth Ranger, and is the one who brings an end to the Thorn curse with a spell of her own.
  • Vigilante Execution: Subverted for the most part. Pretty much all the fights against the Thorn cult and Jill's army mostly consists of their deaths of their members, usually in the ensusing fights and self defence. While most of the surviving wounded and subdued are left to the police and/or the government to deal with. This is not the case for Jill, who Cody runs through with a machete and forces her out a four story window after she was already beaten. To be fair, Jill was still crawling and reaching for a knife, raving how she'll never stop trying to kill Sidney and her family, although it's clear Cody is still thinking vengeful thoughts for what Jill put his girlfriend and nephew through.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Considering Death's plot to bring killers to their ultimate ends, you can expect a lot of villains to go through pretty extreme ones as they are destroyed once and for all.
    • Ben Willis goes from gloating how his revenge will finally be complete after seventeen years when Luke goes into cardiac arrest, to screaming in frustration when Luke is resuscitated, before the cenobites tell Ben that the terms of their deal has been meet due to Luke's heart stopping. At which point Ben is reduced to screaming in fear and rage as he futilely tries to kill Julie and Ray a final time, and fight the cenobites as they rip his body and soul apart.
    • Jill goes through one as the protagonists find and siege her compound and wipe out half her army with the other half leaving her to her fate. Jill makes a final attempt to kill both Sidney and Jessie in a one on two fight, reduced to a raving lunatic as she gets her ass handed to her. She essentially becomes the serial killer equivalent of a spoiled teenage girl not getting her way. This breakdown lasts into her afterlife, when she finds herself throwing a tantrum to an irate Pinhead about wanting to back away from her deal because it's not fair to her to die and become an eternal servant. When Pinhead decides she'd be better off as one of Hell's prisoners, she's reduced to a crying hysterical wreck trying to get back into her deal as she's dragged deeper off into Hell.
    • Freddy has one during the final battle. During his fight with Miley, in which he gets his ass kicked both in the real and dream world, Freddy gets progressively more panicky and begins breaking down as he suffers Miley's own equivalent of his Mind Rape, as he learns not only is he losing his powers but because he's screwed over and failed so many other demons that none of them want to bargain with him anymore, he begins pathetically threatening and begging the demons to help him, and completely looses his shit. By the time Miley released him back into the real world, he is a completely powerless gibbering mess barely able to form a coherent sentence just before Miley finishes him off for good.
    • Michael Myers, when not only his plans start to go topside, but when he realizes the Thorn curse and the source of his power is draining, he goes from his usual Silent Antagonist exterior into an unhinged maniac, snarling and shouting in frustration and rage as he makes a new attempt to kill his children, loudly screaming out Steven and Sonny's names as he searches for them. When he starts to strangle Steven in their fight, he goes into real unsettling Laughing Mad territory. As Michael is about to die for good, he makes a final attempt to kill everyone, during which he continues to breath and growl in a manner similar to Danny DeVito's Penguin.
  • Villain Ball: Pinhead drops it majorly when he leads an assault on Wiztech during Alex's own assault on Hell, he never seems to think about locking her in Hell while she's distracted. Likewise Xipe Totec could have saved himself a defeat had he simply started killing his enemies army as opposed to keeping them alive to torture and toy with them.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Xipe Totec survives the final battle against him after suffering multiple mutilating injuries, when he is forced to flee back to Hell as the Elysium Prototype is activated, destroying the cenobite army. He is last seen sitting as the new ruler of Hell, but is stated to one day be destroyed by the infinite light in Hellraiser: Bloodline.
  • Wham Line: Downplayed but when Rosie begins listing the names of supposed demonic beings that serve as a Satanic Archetype, she comes dangerously close to saying Xipe Topec's name before being interrupted.
  • Whole Episode Flashback: Like Rising Moon there are flashback chapters that entail some of the protagonists past and adventures before this story takes place. This example being set in 2004, with Lizzie McGuire and her friends end up encountering the Jigsaw killer and accidentally finding themselves caught up in one of his games. Unlike Rising Moon these flashback chapters are not as prevalent, nor do they show the whole adventure, but rather the events leading up too and aftermath of their Jigsaw experience.
  • The Wild Hunt: The Dark Master's army is meant to invoke these imagery, with them being a small army of dark horsemen that hunt down and cause people to disappear and even wiped out communities.
  • You Killed My Father: The story opens with Sonny seeming to talk to her stepfather on her birthday via emails, only for it to be revealed Michael has killed him and sent a picture of his corpse to her with the caption "Surprised Sunshine ?"
  • You Look Familiar: Played for Drama. Twice.
    • Part of Red Faces MO is looking for girls who remotely resemble Rocky and Cece for the purposes of torturing them to death; Nina Patterson of Scream: The TV Series was one of his intended victims, and both she and Cece are played by Bella Thorne.
    • Bailey and Jessie greatly resemble eachother due to being played by Debby Ryan. Jill takes advantage of this by abducting Bailey in hopes of brainwashing her and using her resemblance to Jessie to frame the latter as a killer.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Steven and Edith's subplot revolves around this.
  • You See, I'm Dying: Justin realizes he has cancer some time prior to the story but keeps it under wraps to focus on fighting the cenobite invasion. This isn't revealed until pretty late in the story, at which time the cancer has spread to the point where treatment would do little good, resulting in him attempting a Heroic Sacrifice against Xipe Topec. Luckily, his girlfriend Juliet, has a solution for him via Emergency Transformation.

     Haunted World: Interlude Into Darkness 

Crossovers: Scream: The TV Series, Sweet/Vicious, Pretty Little Liars, Orphan Black, Teen Wolf, Every Witch Way and Pitch Perfect. Features cameos and plot thread of previous entry's and the series/films listed above.

Note: Because of a notable aversion of One Steve Limit in this story, characters who share the same first name will often be referred to their full name.

Set in 2017: A year prior to the story, the world has changed; the supernatural have made their presence known through various means and the world reacts through various ways. Particularly an army of hybrid monsters being bred called the Black Wasps, created and led by the enigmatic supernatural crime boss known as Nightfox have been making various attacks across America, and on the human side, an army of radical hunters led by Tamora Monroe has been making attacks against the supernatural and their sympathizers. To combat both this threats, The Alliance calls for aid from both the McCall Pack and the former Silas University Gang, two of the frontrunners of exposing the supernatural to the world, and regarded as heroes for their exploits. While the McCall pack was already on the trial of both the Black Wasps and Monroe's army, following the disappearances of both Theo Raeken and Peter Hale, what perplexes them is the appearance of Nightfox's apparent consort, the Black Wasp Queen, whilst the now human Carmilla is haunted by the apparition of Inanna.

Meanwhile in Darlington University, the #Sweet/Vicious movement inspired by vigilantes, Jules Thomas and Ophelia Mayer has sparked enough attention that they end up accidentally amassing an army of followers who seek to bring justice to campus'. A movement has inspired something of a "Survivors March" to be held where survivors of traumatic experiences are set to speak out, with Jules and Ophelia in attendance; also in attendance are the Liars - Aria Montgomery, Hanna Marin, Spencer Hastings, Emily Fields and her pregnant girlfriend Alison DiLaurentis attending; as well as the Lakewood Four - Emma Duvall, Audrey Jensen, Brooke Maddox, Noah Foster and Gustavo Ascota. While her rapist Nate Griffin continues to be a thorn in Jules side, and yet another killer on the loose, a great tragedy strikes that pulls these survivors closer together and into new alliances. This includes the former, Barden Bellas, with Beca, Chloe, Aubrey and Stacie being stalked by the Black Wasps, and face a challange they certainly aren't prepared for.

On top of that when the Lakewood Four are called back home, they discover a traumatized two year old boy the police called John found alone and close to death on the highway. As they take the child in, they only draw the new killer closer as the mystery of Brandon James finally unfolds itself. Meanwhile in Bailey Downs, with Neolution no longer a problem with the LEDA clones lives, the town is attacked by the Black Wasps resulting in the abduction of Helena's twin sons, and Sarah Manning's daughter Kira, which in turn gets the other "sestras" and their people once again, with the reluctant aid of Rachel Duncan on another quest to uncover a new conspiracy, now involving the Prolethean's cult.

Meanwhile in Miami, with magic and the supernatural exposed to the world, somehow the Cosmic Retcon that changed the lives of Emma Alonso and her friends is undone by some unknown force, with Emma's ex boyfriend Daniel returning to their lives asking for help in finding his missing girlfriend Mia Black. While Emma is willing to help her old friend out, this only draws her closer to Daniel as it begins to put her new relationship with Jax Novoa in a tailspin.

All these events set in motion what will finally reveal the identity of Nightfox, and the further plans of the cult of Horace Black.


  • Abusive Parents
    • Ophelia's mother is portrayed here as a classist snob, who talks bad about Ophelia behind her back, who can absolutely not be pleased unless Ophelia meets her standards and will disparage Ophelia and her accomplishments accordingly. Ophelia explains that this is the reason she took drugs in the first place. She even goes as far as to tell Ophelia that her campus vigilantism means nothing if it got her old sorority shut down and when Ophelia exposes a friend of her mother's - a producer who used his position to harass and molest young actresses - she's more concerned about Ophelia ruining her friends reputation than the justice for his victims!
    • Kevin Duvall was an emotional one towards his daughter Emma as a child, and a pretty controlling one at that. He claims he wants to make amends and that he was suffering from PTSD of the Brandon James killings. In actuality, he was not only the real killer, but he actually returned home to gaslight, torment and further traumatize Emma into becoming a killer like himself. When all else fails, he opts to have her raped as part of Nate Griffin's snuff porn industry, upon revealing that he's the killer to her and trying to convince her he's the only one who cares for her. What a guy.
  • Action Girl: Pretty much the whole female cast is this or becomes this.
  • Action Mom:
    • Sarah Manning is just as badass here as she is in the series.
    • Stacie when she takes a level in badass, gets a Mama Bear moment when she fight and kills a dozen mooks that where trying to break into her house for Bella. She and the other Barden Bella's also kill one of the Black Wasps for the same reason.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: Monroe is depicted in Teen Wolf as a ruthless and smug individual, with a myopic worldview, but is normally reserved and only occasionally lets her Ax-Crazy side slip through the cracks. Here, she's depicted as a Stupid Evil vicious, raging and rapid bigot who doesn't even try to hide the fact she's a genocidal maniac with all the pragmatism and subtlety of Joffery Baratheon or Ramsay Bolton, with her sadistic, cowardly and myopic streak exaggerated, culminating her in having a rather animalistic Villainous Breakdown. Justified on her part as she's on the gradual build up to a Villainous Breakdown with her Berserk Button constantly being mashed over the course of the story.
  • Adult Fear: Where do we begin ?
    • Two year old is found barley alive on a highway outside of Lakewood. A child that has no next of kin to claim him and no one knows who he is or why he's there. He doesn't even have a name.
    • The Teen Wolf subplot starts of with a thwarted attack the Martin Family reunion. During which children are directly threatened.
    • So you find out your daughter is Back from the Dead. That's good right ? But she's now a vampire; a brainwashed one at that, with no memory of her past life, and is used as a personal prostitute and mercenary by an crime boss with a magic hold over her. Suddenly Chris Argent has more bad news on his plate.
    • Nate Griffin's little scheme is this in a nutshell. Not only is he abducting young women for the purposes of making snuff porn, but if he's keeping you alive for something, it's to be a Breeding Slave to sell the children he conceives to be raised by rich pedophiles. That is, when he's not thinking of abducting babies all together.
    • So in addition to dealing with stalkers and killers after you, you friends and family, said killer is your Troubled Abuser father who is trying to convince you he's the only one who cares for you and trying to isolate you from your loved ones in an attempt to gaslight you. When that all fails, he tries to pimps you out to a rapist in order to break your spirit, and failing that, takes your girlfriend and your mother hostage, and forces you to listen as he kills the latter on the phone. All the while leading a siege on your hometown, with several of your friends in deathtraps.
    • Jax Novoa's friends and family are put into a tailspin when they learn that he is a ruthless crime boss behind everyone's backs. Not only that, but when his secret past is discovered and they don't take his side or immediately blindly forgive him, he calls out a hit out on everyone.
    • There are two school shootings in this story, each one with dozens dead. The second one was orchestrated by Jax to pose as a hero while he "saves" his sister.
  • All-Loving Hero: Laura and Chloe tries to be this with them functioning as The Heart of their groups. That is until they see and hear the depravity of the criminal conspiracy and then they become a severe case of Beware the Nice Ones.
  • Anyone Can Die: Some total of characters who die include; Chicago Walp of Pitch Perfect; Bonnie Johannsen of Orphan Black; Theo Raeken, Peter Hale, Chris Argent, Melissa McCall of Teen Wolf; Sophie Johnson, Katie Rice, Ursula Van Pelt, Gigi, Francisco Alonso, Jake Novoa, Leona Novoa, Agememmon, Lily, Desdemona and Andi Cruz of Every Witch Way; Tyler Finn, Bobbi Mayer, Evan, Landon Mayes and President Mayes of Sweet/Vicious; Sheriff Ascota, and Maggie Duvall of Scream: The TV Series.
  • Arch-Enemy: Each major antagonist functions as this to some of the protagonists or another.
    • Nightfox, being The Dragon to Horace Black and currently number one on the list of targets of The Alliance, functions as this to The Alliance as a whole, particularly Nina and Fabian as its mentioned he is still looking for their Living Macguffin daughter. For what he does to Alison Argent, he becomes this to both her and Scott. When his true identity is revealed to be Jax Novoa, he becomes this to his now ex-girlfriend Emma Alonso, and rival Daniel Miller.
    • Tamora Monroe takes her genocide campaign especially personal with Scott, continuing her vendetta towards him from the show. This also extends to the Silas University Gang for their public status as heroes and front runners for supernatural rights.
    • Nate Griffin is most personal with Jules, Ophelia and Kennedy due to his past rape of Jules and his shooting spree on Darlington just made it worse. With his trafficking operation, putting the LEDA clones and the Bellas in his crosshairs, he becomes this to them as well as he plans on collecting them. Like with the others he makes it worse when he abducts Kira Manning, along with Helena's twins, making targets of the pregnant Alison DiLaurentis, and Stacie's newborn daughter Bella. He nearly becomes this to the Liars as well, had their current archenemy Alex Drake had nothing to say about it.
    • Archnemesis Dad: When Ghostface is revealed to be Kevin Duvall, he becomes this to his daughter Emma, revealing himself to be the killer who is currently stalking her and her friends, who went on the killing spree that started all the horror in their lives, and making an attempt to corrupt her before forcing her to listen as he kills her mother.
  • And I Must Scream: Final fates of Kevin and Nate. See Fate Worse than Death below for details.
  • Asshole Victim: Deconstructed multiple points; Hate Sink as she may be, Bobbi Mayer is still Ophelia's mother; see Reality Ensues below. Likewise the Proletheans of Johannsen ranch are all forcibly taken into the human trafficking operation and while they may be a fanatical Breeding Cult, it's shown that the young women of that cult are brainwashed innocents, whose only crime was being raised in a different form of Sexual Slavery; the only exception being Bonnie Johannsen. And finally Francisco Alonso seems to invoke this with his usual jerkass behaviour towards Daniel Miller, but this story does play him off as a Jerk with a Heart of Gold and genuine Doting Dad towards his daughter, and even at his worst didn't warrant such a horrible death described below (see Cruel and Unusual Death below.
  • Back from the Dead: Alison Argent is revealed to have been resurrected as a Silas strain vampire.
  • Badass Gay: Half the cast is this, considering the amount of gay and bisexual characters in this World of Badass.
  • Berserk Button
    • Nate pretty much becomes this to Jules. Despite seemingly conquering her trauma of being raped by him in Sweet/Vicious, but his later actions, especially his school shooting reduced the mere thought of him as pushing Jules to becoming an Unscrupulous Hero.
    • Attempting or threatening to harm baby Bella is a guaranteed death warrant from the Barden Bellas in a collective Mama and Honorary Auntie Bear moment. In that same vein harming little John, is this to the Lakewood Gang; going after even one of the LEDA clones children will get pretty much all of them on your hands; and the site of a sleeping Allison DiLaurentis as she nears her due date puts all the Liars on the Warpath; Short version, the Mama Bear and Papa Wolf button is applicable to most of the cast, and once again as deadly as it was in the previous stories.
    • For Ghostface/Kevin Duvall, it's sympathizing with Brandon James or refusing to see his side of the story and see him as the victim, as his torture of Noah shows. Likewise the fact that the protagonists are not broken or corrupted by their traumatic experiences as he claims to have been, causes his rage to build and build culminating in him showing his true, hateful Ax-Crazy side as seen in his Villainous Breakdown.
      • In the similar vein as Ghostface above; don't call Tamora out for or even imply the Humans Are the Real Monsters especially in regards to Monroe herself; she will lash out, kill and attempt to kill or torture anyone who does so whilst giving lecture of how she's not a monster on the simple grounds that she is not supernatural. On another similar note, confront Nate about his crimes and giving him any Shut Up, Hannibal! and if you don't get him confused and annoyed, it will result in you getting a spaz attack or physical battery.
    • What Nightfox has put Allison Argent through sets one off for her friends and family in Beacon Hills. So much that Scott, the normally heroic werewolf, transforms into his "beast mode" during his Roaring Rampage of Revenge, and has him uncharacteristically maim some of the Black Wasps.
  • Bi the Way: Ophelia and Jules (there are hints that they're feelings for eachother are more than platonic and their relationship will take a romantic route, but they still care about and grieve their boyfriends at the end of the story), Beca and Chloe, Emma Duvall and Audrey. Also implied with Kira Yukimura and Malia.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: An interesting variation considering they are working together in a criminal conspiracy but have different goals, agendas and set of arch-enemies that often overlap between protagonists that they are considered separate threats.
    • Nightfox, who functions as The Dragon and The Heavy for Horace Black. He is also the mastermind behind a vast criminal conspiracy, the creator of the Black Wasps and the one who brings all the other antagonists together as part of his plans, technically making them subservient to him if it weren't for their different agendas. When his true identity is revealed to be Jax Novoa of Every Witch Way, with his survival as part of the Sequel Hook.
    • Ghostface once again appears as the Big Bad of the Lakewood Four's lives, this time being the original killer of the Brandon James murders, effectively making him the Big Bad of Scream: The TV Series. He is revealed to be Kevin Duvall, Emma's seeming Troubled Abuser father who seeks to make good with his daughter, but is infact trying to corrupt her into another killer like he is.
    • Nate Griffin from Sweet/Vicious becomes a key player, both as Jules rapist and eventual member of Nightfox's human trafficking operations to starting a snuff and pornography ring of his own, effectively driving the Sweet/Vicious subplot and quickly overlapping with the others. Even going as far as to start a mass school shooting, get into the business of child trafficking, and assisting on an attempted siege on a small town. All to line his pockets.
    • Tamora Monroe of Teen Wolf, who is running what is essentially a Fantastic Racism terror cell now that the existence of supernaturals has been exposed and seeks to uses Nightfox and his supernatural resources for her own purposes and commit genocide against supernatural creatures and their sympathizers. Her ultimate goal is not only to demoralize Scott and his pack, as well as Carm, Laura and their friends, but to set loose a plague that would kill off or infect anyone who isn't supernatural in order to flush the supernatural's out, and only offer the antidote to those who join her army and cause..
  • Big Brother Instinct/Big Sister Instinct
    • Played With with Troy James. Troy was described as a fiercely protective brother to Brandon which made him a suspect in the original murder spree and the new one. It turns out Brandon is returning the favour, as one of the reasons for returning to Lakewood is to investigate Troy's disappearance.
    • With the LEDA clones, all it takes is one of them or their loved ones to be in danger to bring them all together again for another adventure. Eventually this applies to Rachel Duncan.
    • Played with in regards to Alex Drake, the hidden Evil Twin of Spencer Hastings. While she by no means cares about Spencer or her friends, she has her own game and plans for them and doesn't want anyone to interfere with them, and as such steps in to help topple Nate Griffin, seducing him whilst pretending to be Spencer.
    • Cruelly invoked and subverted with Jax Novoa and his kid sister Jessie. Jax seems to have a pretty good relationship with Jessie, with her seemingly being the one person he cares about as much as his girlfriend. She never finds out he is Nightfox, so when this is revealed to his other friends, Jax organizes a mass shooting at Jessie's school, only for him to come to her "rescue" as a pretext of kidnapping her.
  • Big Damn Heroes: All over the place with....the McCall pack and an FBI Swat Team saving the Martin family reunion from the Black Wasp; Daniel saving Emma Alonso and her friends from a crocodile attack; Jules and Ophelia saving Emma Duvall, Brooke and Audrey from their first Ghostface encounter; The McCall's and later Whitechapel gang fighting off the Black Wasps attack on Darlington (specifically with Malia and Kira rescuing Jules and Ophelia); The Bellas saving baby Bella from abduction; Helena rescuing Delphine from being Buried Alive and resuscitating her; a flamethrower wielding Noah saving a drugged Kennedy from Nate's snuff film; the Fitzgerald sisters stopping Monroe's Exit Villain Stage Left.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Alison Argent upon being brought back as a vampire, gets her memories magically buried and altered by Nightfox in order to warp her into The Black Wasp Queen. For extra ick factor, apparently there was a period she was convinced that Nightfox was her father as well as her lover.
  • Bittersweet Ending: One of the more bleak ones.
    • Nightfox and his conspiracy are exposed and toppled. Nate Griffin has finally faced justice for what he's done and Jules has made peace with herself. Ghostface aka Kevin Duvall is defeated as well and Brandon James name is cleared. Emma Duvall and her friends are able to finally move on with their lives, with Emma now together with Audrey and the implication that they adopted Little John. Carmilla refuses to forgive her mother and seemingly casts away her spirit, but Inanna warns her that Carmilla's own sins will return to haunt her, setting up the events of the movie. Alison Argent has regained her memories and made peace with herself, with the implication that she got back together with Scott, and Monroe's army has been defeated for good. The LEDA Clones have managed to rescue their children and eachother, with the hint that Rachel Duncan will be accepted into the fold. On top of that, The Alliance has gained new allies throughout the story with the implication that the Barden Bellas and the LEDA Clones will join them.
    • Unfortunately, so many people have died throughout the final act (see Anyone Can Die) including the loved ones of the protagonists, who mourn accordingly. Alison DiLaurentis manages to deliver her twins safely but AD is still hiding her time, setting up the events of the Pretty Little Liars finale. On the bleaker side, Jax Novoa is revealed to be Nightfox, but not only does he manage to escape once again, he manages to kill most of his friends and family and their loved ones, leaving only Emma Alonso, Daniel, Diego, and Maddie alive, and manages to abduct his younger sister. Finally it's revealed that Horace "Jesse" Black's spirit still lingers, and his cult has been keeping Daniel's girlfriend Mia in a coma with future plans for her.
  • Breather Episode:
    • When Emma Duvall and Audrey finally become accepting of their relationship and feelings for each other, as do Beca and Chloe, they are treated to an entire chapter of a triple date with each other as well as Carmilla and Laura. This is easily the most lightheaded chapter in the story, simply focusing on them going out for dinner and a movie, complete with comedic and romantic moments.
    • The Anniversary Ball; which focuses on a lot of our couples getting together and having bonding moments, while simply dancing, and having a night of peace while it lasts, giving the reader some character development and even plot development with Emma Alonso and Daniel Miller awkwardly reuniting, and a disillusioned Alison Argent reuniting with Scott who is trying to jog back her memories to seemingly no avail. This chapter eventually culminates in Emma Duvall and Audrey leaving to have sex for the first time, and the same goes with Emma Alonso and Daniel Miller in the heat of the moment. Those two hookups of course lead up to the reveal of Nightfox's identity and Ghostface's Red Herring.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Deconstructed with Carmilla, having been turned human. Of course over the plot she keeps having set backs due to her lack of vampire powers that she is used to using, and Monroe's hunters consider her "tainted" because she used to be a vampire.
  • Burn the Witch!: Besides actual witches being entailed in Monroe and she armies witch hunt mentality, she plans on having Scott, Alison Argent, executed on a live broadcast. She even attempts the same with Carmilla and Laura, simply because Carmilla was once a vampire and Laura is her human lover, and as such both are "tainted".
  • Bury Your Gays: Defied like hell.
    • Emma and Audrey's encounter with Ghostface shortly after they have sex brings uncomfortable illusions towards Lexa's death on The 100, only it turns out they had guns on their own and manage to shoot and subdue Ghostface. This of course turns out to be a decoy.
    • When the LEDA clones are abducted, Nate attempts to do this to Cosmia's girlfriend Delphine, by literally burying her alive and putting a camera inside her coffin for Cosmia to watch. Delphine is quickly dug back up and resuscitated by Helena following her Big Damn Heroes moment.
  • Came Back Wrong: The good news ? Alison Argent is back from the dead. The bad news ? She is a vampire, who had all her memories repressed and buried and now The Dragon to Nightfox as the ruthless leader of the Black Wasps.
    • Came Back Strong: That said, there's no denying she is much more powerful as a vampire than she is as a human.
  • Canon Character All Along: A double example. Nightfox from War is revealed to be Jax Novoa of Every Witch Way. The Black Wasp Queen is discovered to be Alison Argent from Teen Wolf.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Ghostface is shown to do this to those they abducts mostly as a pass time, but they goes for psychological damage as much as he does physical. What he does with Troy James is pretty comparable to what Ramsay does to Theon in Game of Thrones.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: With the Cosmic Retcon undone, Emma Alonso once again has these feelings for her ex boyfriend Daniel, and the same is returned to her. However Emma is with Jax and Daniel is trying to find his missing girlfriend Mia. Emma decided the least she and her friends can do is help Daniel find her. That doesn't stop Emma and Daniel from having sex though.
  • Cop Killer: If you think members of the conspiracy are above killing police officers, you've got another thing coming. In fact they also extend this to federal agents and even the military. As a matter of fact, the Black Wasps are introduced wiping out a military unit.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Nightfox apparently loves this as he inflicts this method of killing twice; having every bone in your body magically break one by one while all your internal organs slowly melt together is not a nice way to go as both Chicago Walp and Francisco Alonso learn. Near the end of the story, he tracks down Daniel's family and forces his parents to choose between burning to death or being eaten alive by crocodiles.
  • Darkest Hour: Twice in a row.
    • Shortly before the Penultimate battle at Nate and Monroe's compound, Alison Argent is abducted shortly after getting all of her memories back. After successfully framing Troy James and getting him killed, Emma Duvall's father Kevin is revealed to be Ghostface, who turns her over to Nate to be raped. Helena is shot and seemingly killed by Nate, who has Kira and Sarah Manning abducted, and eventually forces all the other clones to turn themselves for their saftey. Monroe also has Carmilla and Laura abducted and plans on executing them along with Scott and Alison before setting off a plague as part of her genocidal plans. Also Nate gets his hands on his ex girlfriend Kennedy to take revenge on her for "abandoning him", as well as Alison DiLaurentis as part of his child trafficking operation. This prompts the other protagonists to get together, once again with the help of some of The Alliance to lead a siege on the compound in the penultimate battle.
    • And before the actual climax of the story, both Chris Argent and Melissa McCall are killed in their children's place. Alison DiLaurentis is still being held captive and Nate makes a break for it to save his own skin. Jax Novoa is revealed to be Nightfox, which eventually leads to him summoning the Black Wasps to try to kill his friends and his family. Kevin and Nate team up to lead the Black Wasps to siege Lakewood, during which all the Liars and Emma Duvall's friends and mother are held hostage; when she gets the Lakewood, she is forced to talk to her mother on the phone before listening to her murder. Jax also personally kills Emma Alonso's father Francisco, and goes after his rival Daniel Miller's family next, also sending the Black Wasps to his sister Jessie's school so he can try to pass himself off as a hero.
  • Death by Sex: Subverted. Ghostface apparently watched Emma Duvall and Audrey Jensen have sex and has been waiting for them to wake up...only when Ghostface makes their move, it turns out Emma and Audrey had a gun stashed under their pillow. Although it turns out this Ghostface was a decoy.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Jax Novoa is a rather grim one to the Draco in Leather Pants and Love Redeems tropes. While canonically in Every Witch Way, Jax is played off as an Anti-Villain who has an Abusive Parents Freudian Excuse and redeems himself because of the love of Emma Alonso, this story points out and emphasizes not only Jax's incredibly selfish motives for his worse actions and even selfish motives for his Heel–Face Turn (wanting to get back in Emma's good graces). Likewise, it is emphasized here that even post Heel–Face Turn Jax never shows remorse for his actions nor takes responsibility for them, only self pity at the possibility of getting punished with a smack on the wrist, and shows an entitled possessiveness of his girlfriend. On top of that, the fact his reformation is completed via Cosmic Retcon (which gets undone in the story) and additional retcons from season four does away with initial sympathy towards him, particularly how Jax's minor and major crimes in season two where done out of his own volition, and ambition. The cherry on top is Jax talking about his business dealings involving a past that he doesn't want his friends to worry about, at which point it's revealed he is Nightfox from War.
  • Despair Event Horizon
    • It's revealed that Nate Griffin's massacre of Darlington caused Jules to go over this, unable to cope with how she was unable to stop him or save everyone, especially her boyfriend Tyler. She's become jaded and hardened by the incident, but later when under the influence she reveals the massacre made her suicidally depressed. She displays this through her ruthlessness in her vigilantism and plotting revenge against Nate Griffin. It takes Ophelia, Kennedy, and all her other friends to help hold her together She relieves herself of this when she decides not to kill Nate when he has him maimed but forces him to face justice for what he's done.
    • Alison Argent nearly goes through this when she regains her former memories and has difficulty reconciling herself with everything Nightfox did, the Silas crew and the McCall pack are there to pull her back together.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Where both Sarah Manning and Rachel Duncan find themselves at the beginning of this story with Neolution having long been taken down and the LEDA clones trying to move on with their lives; Sarah in particular is feeling a nasty pull back to delinquency that she was in prior to Orphan Black; and Rachel is seeking for what to do with her life now that she is no longer Neolution's puppet. This puts them through a Not So Different situation and even a bonding experience for them throughout the story.
  • Disc-One Final Dungeon: Nate Griffin's massacre on Darlington university closes the first third of the story, and the LEDA clones fighting the Prolethans to save their children closes the second act.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: The Bonnie Johannsen and the Prolethans are delt with at the end of the second act. As for the third act, the raid on Nate and Monroe's compound has pretty much all the makings of the climax of the story...unfortunately Nate gives them the slip and there is still Ghostface and Nightfox to deal with.
  • Disney Death: Helena is shot and seemingly killed by Nate Griffin just before the third act of the story. He doesn't take into account the clones healing factor and the fact he missed her heart. She turns up to pull a Big Damn Heroes during the penultimate battle.
  • The Dragon: The Wasp Queen initially acts as this to Nightfox. It's revealed that she is a resurrected, vampirized and brainwashed Alison Argent. Nightfox eventually decides she's no longer convenient to him and tries to have her killed, replacing her with Bonnie Johannsen and the Proletheans.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Played with, using drugs in lieu of alcohol; Sarah and admit that she's felt a pull back into a drug relapse along with her clone/sister Alison Hendrix, but they ultimately don't go through with it. On the other hand it turns out Ophelia's whole reason for being a junkie stems from having to deal with her mother, and at a later point she shares some of her stash with Jules, Audrey and Emma Duvall to cope with traumatic experiences.
  • Easily Forgiven: Discussed for contrasting purposes between Rachel Duncan, Inanna and Jax Novoa.
    • Rachel Duncan, as per the ending of Orphan Black isn't completely forgiven by the LEDA clones and the people she wronged for her actions over the series, even as she redeems herself. She admits she feels that she hasn't fully redeemed herself and feels she still has to work to better herself, while also admitting she doesn't expect anyone to ever welcome her with open arms, and only contacts any of them in the story when she learns information that could threaten them. She also corrects Fat Amy's line about being one of the sisters, saying she can never be one of them.
    • Jax Novoa by contrast, was immediately forgiven by his girlfriend despite attempting to bring about a magic apocalypse for an incredibly selfish reason, only stopping at the last minute for an equally selfish reason. This story emphasis these points and how Jax pretty much gets whatever he wants without owning up to what he did and having no remorse about it, all the while making anyone who doesn't immediately forgive him out to be the worst kind of asshole. This is to show that Jax hasn't truly redeemed himself. All that before his Nightfox reveal.
    • Turns out despite Inanna's seeming Death Equals Redemption, Carmilla doesn't blindly forgive or just accept her mother's apology for all the shit she's done over her life and the course of the series. She also brings up how Theo Raeken got accepted into Scott's fold pretty easily as give his Pet the Dog moment in the Teen Wolf finale undoes all the innocent people he killed and tortured. In her words.
    If Hitler, when facing defeat choose to meekly apologies for his atrocities in life, and donated money to fix up his damages, guess what ? That doesn't undo the fucking holocaust, especially if he donates it to a single hospital at most.
  • Emergency Delivery: In the climax, Alison DiLaurentis goes into labour at the wrong time in the story when Nate is holding her and her friends at gunpoint. Unlike Ginger is Rising Moon however, this was not deliberately induced by anyone, but does serve as a distraction to Nate. Unlike Ginger, Alison doesn't do any fighting here with her friends having to siamotainously disarm a bomb, while delivering her twins.
  • Emergency Stash: Ophelia has one that she pops loose later; a large stash of marijuana that she dubs "The Hulk Leaf" due to its powerful punch and writes a warning label "In Case of Emergencies...Keep a sober person around in case of other emergencies." Despite the comedic undertones, the circumstances behind using the drugs are pretty dramatic as a way of coping with trauma.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Jules becomes this after a few unsavoury encounters with the Black Wasps, thanks to Kira Yukimura's training and later acquiring a magic katana of her own.
  • Enemy Mine: The Liars are unwittingly put into one with Alex Drake, with the later posing as Spencer a few points to help bring down Nate's empire. It's implied she's doing this so he won't interfere with her plans.
  • Entitled Bastard: Applicable to all the antagonists; Nate Griffin commits a hefty number of horrible crimes throughout the story and thinks being so much as held accountable is treating him unfairly; Inanna just expected Carmilla to forgive her for everything she has done; its brought up that Theo still doesn't think he should be held accountable for his crimes after getting a Pet the Dog moment; Jax Novoa also believes he is entitled to a happy ending, and blind forgiveness from his friends despite being a prick who nearly destroyed the world over a breakup and that's before he's revealed to be Nightfox.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: It's implied that one of the reasons Alex Drake is helping the Liars stems from disgust at Nate's empire and plans...that and how they interfere with her own.
  • Everyone Is Gay/Everyone Is Bi: Zigzagged. While this story is has the most gay couples than in the previous instalments (Emma Duvall and Audrey, Alison DiLaurentis and Emily, Beca and Chloe, Carmilla and Laura, Cosmia and Delphine, Mason and Corey), it's balanced with its share of strait couples (Stiles and Lydia, Liam and Hayden, Derek and Braden, Deigo and Maddie, Amy and Bumper, Kennedy and Noah, Gustavo and Brooke, Alison Hendrix and her husband Donnie, Ezra and Aria, Spencer and Toby). There is also gay Ship Tease between Malia and Kira Yukimura, Aubrey and Stacie, and Jules and Ophelia and strait Ship Tease with Emma Alonso and Daniel, Danny and Kirsche, and Scott and Alison Argent.
  • Even Mooks Have Loved Ones: Occurs when Beca accidentally kills one of the Black Wasps and blows her cover in the process. An altered wendigo in the group lets out a roar that gives us this gem.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good:
    • In Nate Griffin's case it's more like "Evil Cannot Comprehend It's Own Evil". Nate does all manner of blatantly psychotic and depraved shit, but is so full of himself that he can't fathom how he's the bad guy. He never seems to realize or understand that the people who's rape and murder he's responsible for are upset with him or why. Everytime he is confronted about his crimes by one of his victims or one of their loved ones, he only seems to react with confusion, annoyance, exasperation and even murderous rage.
    • Tomara Monroe has a particularly frightening one that doubles as a Villainous Breakdown. In her case it's "Evil Refuses to Comprehend Good. When she is bitten and cursed with lycanthropy, followed by her failed suicide and imprisonment, she is so full of hatred of werewolves and other supernaturals, that she is unable to fathom that they have any humanity and thus she sees no humanity in herself; as a result she is reduced to a primal state of mind and animalistic rage, before she even transforms. As far as she's concerned you are only have humanity if you are human, anything else is an animal or a monster.
    • Where do we begin with Ghostface ? Firstly, Kevin is completely convinced that Brandon James - a boy he relentlessly bullied and framed for murder - is a monster between them simply because he thinks of Brandon as a freak and someone who intruded on his relationship with Maggie; doesn't understand why Maggie was ever friends with Brandon, or even pity him simply because Brandon wasn't popular, and that they should have known their place; he tries to further traumatize his daughter and thinks that her friends and mother who help hold her together are a toxic influence on her; he treats things like love and friendship as something of an obligation, for self gratification and convenience; and judging by his Wham Line to his daughter, he considers himself the only person who truly "cares" about her and later is utterly mystified by her friends and their True Companions moments. He sees that the Lakewood Four and the Liars as glory seeking self gratifying local heroes for surviving killing sprees and the A-Games, just as he was back in the day; he considers everything they went through nothing compared to his "trauma" uncovering of Brandon and Maggie's friendship and is offended that they aren't broken and corrupted by their experiences as he was.
  • Everyone Can See It: Everyone sees it between Beca and Chloe, as well as Emma Duvall and Audrey with all their friends being Shipper on Deck for them with Carmilla and Laura taking them on a triple date when the other two couples are forced to confront their feelings for one another; it turns out Fat Amy has prepared a mix tape for them with the other Bella's singing "I Won't Say I'm In Love" (as well as Amy and Bumper singing "Bump and Grind").
  • Extreme Mêlée Revenge: Pretty much every fight scene in this story includes extreme battery and violence, especially in the context of retribution.
  • Fate Worse than Death:
    • Kevin is beaten into a permanent vegetative state as his crimes are exposed to the world. He is sent to spend the rest of his life in a prisons medical ward and implied a sliver of him is still conscious to everything around him with the closing line involving him describes his mind in a constant ocean of silent, inescapable hatred and rage from which he will never awaken.
    • After having his whole empire fall apart (and castrated) Nate Griffin is sentenced to life in solitary confinement, with him being described as spending the rest of his life wallowing in self pity with nothing to do to distract him as he's put into a near catatonic state.
    • Monroe, in addition to watching all her plans fall apart, is forcibly turned into a werewolf against her will, crippled and locked away in the Fitzgerald packs private prison, forced to life the rest of her life not only as the thing she hates the most, and as an essential animal in a cage.
  • Faux Affably Evil:
    • Ghostface behaves like a personable, soft-spoken individual, who generally kicks the dog every chance they gets in their killer persona. As Kevin Duvall, he plays himself off as a Troubled Abuser who just wants to be part of his daughters life. Ghostface often comes across as very friendly, playful and even gentlemanly around their victims or intended victims, all the way to being borderline Friendly Enemy, but it's clear that there isn't an atom of genuine affability in their performance, especially since they blend it into torture sessions, murders and even unwanted advancements towards the female characters; case in point when they torture Noah, they speak to him like a close friend in a way you'd swear they where evoking Richard Trager. When his true identity is revealed to Emma, while its clear he's little more than a ruthless ego/megalomaniac, he tries to come of as a stern but caring father, using "disciplining her defiance" as a euphemism for turning her over to be raped in order to further traumatize and corrupt her. Naturally this lasts up until his Villainous Breakdown.
    • Nate Griffin, as far as trying to pass himself off as a Jerk with a Heart of Gold. Nate acts ridiculously casual towards his employees, customers and some of his victims (to add to the creepy factor, he always talks to his victims in sexist "romantic" words such as "sweet cheeks", "doll face" and "baby cakes") only to spout off in furious rants or bursts of violence depending on his mood. This often happens when confronted with his crimes, especially by his victims, his "nice guy" veneer immediately cracks, and he begins sneering and intermittently spewing misogynistic, raciest, and even homophobic slurs in his rants. His manner of interacting with Sarah and Kira Manning, he's tries to come off as rather familial as if he's trying to place himself as a cool father or big brother figure towards Kira as he puts the moves on Sarah, even as he threatens them, no matter how violent his threats are to them. When he gets his hands on Emma Duvall, and his ex girlfriend Kennedy, he behaves like a hopeless romantic, talking like he's charming Emma into a one night stand, and dismisses what he's about to do to Kennedy as justified for "ditching him", accusing her of breaking his heart.
    • When we learn more of Nightfox, he definitely becomes this. His stint as Jax Novoa has him come off as a caring, compassionate friend and boyfriend to Emma Alonso and their friends and family, and even passes himself off as a charming and charismatic Byronic Hero. It's questionable just how much of this is a facade as he states he was hoping his friends would join him when he is exposed as Nightfox, but it's implied that his good deeds and relationships with others where merely for the sake of making himself look good; when they don't join his conspiracy, he orders the Black Wasps to kill them and their loved ones, and is virtually emotionless save for something resembling cold rage towards Emma and Daniel, whose parents he personally tortures and murders out of spite; that's the aspect of his personality we are used to seeing in Nightfox. What's especially chilling is how he feigns sympathy towards his sister Jessie, while "rescuing" her from a school shooting his orchestrated, all at the drop of a hat.
  • Financial Abuse: When Bobbi Mayer learns of Ophelia's vigilante exploits and how she got one of her friends - a notable producer - exposed as a child molester, Bobbi retaliates by cutting Ophelia off from seemingly all her funds. Luckily her father has a secret stash of funds for Ophelia, ironically fittingly enough made from his own shady past.
  • Flanderization: Nate Griffin in his canonical character in Sweet/Vicious is an arrogant Jerk Jock and a rapist, who never owns up to what he's done. In this story he's relegated to the personification of both Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil and Angry White Male, who is unable to fathom that he did or does anything morally wrong.
  • The First Cut Is the Deepest
    • One of the things Emma Duvall and Audrey click over in their new relationship is how their previous relationships gone to shit either over breakups, deaths, their significant others being psychos, or all of the above in Emma's case.
    • Noah isn't exactly eager to get into a new relationship with Kennedy, mainly because his last two girlfriends where murdered by the previous two Ghostface killers.
  • Forced to Watch
    • Zig-Zagged, Kevin forces his daughter Emma to listen to her mother's death over the phone as she races to her rescue. In the following fight Kevin gets gets annoyed that he won't be able to force her to watch what he'll do to her friends.
    • Nate threatens this to Sarah and Kira Manning after abducting them, threatening to make a snuff film from one and have the other watch as a way of keeping them in line. When he has Delphine Buried Alive, he places a camera in her coffin so Cosmia can watch her panic and slowly die, up until Helena rescues Delphine.
  • Foregone Conclusion: The survival of the Pretty Little Liars cast is guaranteed since this is set between the penultimate episode and it's Grand Finale, within its one year time skip.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: At the start of story, Nate Griffin is just a jock who's rep falls apart due to committing two rapes, being at worst a personal antagonist to Jules. In teaming up with a Serial Rapist and growing ambitious when he joins a criminal conspiracy, he becomes a ruthless crime kingpin in his own right.
  • The Fundamentalist: Bonnie Johannsen and the Prolethans; they believe that the clones are still abominations but because Helena had Henrick's "miracle" children, they want to raise them to be new heirs and messianic figures to their cult. Likewise they want Kira Manning to be raised as a future brood mare. The LEDA clones are having none of it.
  • Good Counterpart/Evil Counterpart: Comes up a lot.
    • Danny Lawrence and Laura Hollis are clearly the good to Tomara Monroe's evil. Danny and Laura are both Action Girls, fighting in support of peace between the supernatural and the mundane. Danny herself is a vampire, while Laura is a (former) vampire's lover and with it a supernatural sympathizer, along with Danny being a lead supernatural rights activist. Monroe is a rapid and vicious bigot who goes to Western Terrorist extremes in an effort to wipe out the supernatural and everyone and anyone not on her side and is a Faux Action Girl who tends to turn tail when the going gets tough and avoid direct conflict if she doesn't have an unfair advantage. Laura and Carmilla are regarded as a heroes for their work in saving the world, which is uploaded for the public to see, whereas Tomara's public exploits over the course of story make her about as much of a Villain with Good Publicity as the KKK.
    • Carmilla and the Black Wasp Queen. Both are young attractive women, with Carmilla being a former vampire and the Black Wasp being a vampire of her former strain. Both function(ed) as The Dragon to the ones who turned them (Inanna for Carmilla, Nightfox to the Black Wasp Queen). When the Wasp Queen is revealed to be a brainwashed Alison Argent, she soon has a Heel–Face Turn of her own.
    • Jules and Ophelia. as the Sweet/Vicious vigilantes are this to A and AD. Jules and Ophelia are two vigilantes who stalk and track down their targets to fight injustice in Darlington, and even develop a small army of followers to their name, in a similar fashion to how A and AD maliciously stalked the Liars throughout their respective "A Games". Jules and Ophelia even dress in a similar fashion to how A used to disguise herself, which gets them mistaken for being part of the "A Game" by the Liars. Ironically enough they are unwittingly aided by the actual AD in dismantling Nate's operations and saving the Liars.
    • Ophelia's father is this to both Nightfox and Nate Griffin, having ran a drug empire in the past to support his family but retired around the time Ophelia started going to school; he's shown to be an affable guy who clearly cares about her daughter's well being in contrast to his wife who only seems to give a shit about Ophelia if she meets her standards. He is also a direct contrast to Fergus, Fat Amy's crime boss father in Pitch Perfect 3, which doesn't slip past Amy's own eye.
    Amy: Your telling me you actually give a shit about your daughter ?
    Mr. Mayer: Afraid so.
    Amy: Alright, what's the catch ? Let me guess you got her into drugs in the first place.
    Mr. Mayer: Afraid not, in that case. Frankly I'd prefer she doesn't touch that stuff, but she's her own person. What are you gonna do besides be there for her when she screws up ?
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Nightfox is still serves Horace "Jesse" Black and secretly preparing for his return. The spirit of Horace Black still linger around in the nightmares of Luke Morgan - the son of Ethan Morgan and Sarah Fox.
  • Groin Attack: What ultimately bring Nate down in the final confrontation - with a katana no less. That and a severed arm.
  • Happy Ending Override: This story does one hell of a job taking the seemingly happy ending of Every Witch Way and ripping it to bloody pieces.
  • He Who Fights Monsters
    • The more she witnessed his crimes, Jules gradually becomes more and more unscrupulous when it comes to fighting Nate Griffin and resorts to trying to kill him and his followers over the course of the story. This nearly gets her killed when she goes up against his Black Wasp mercenaries. This starts to concern Ophelia who tries to get her to blow off steam with her drugs; it's here we realize that Jules says she's borderline suicidal and past the Despair Event Horizon after Nate led a school shooting and she's taking those feelings out on Nate because he's an obvious target.Jules gets her catharsis in fighting Nate two on one (Jules had Ophelia's help) and manages to castrate him, but refuses to finish him off so he will live in a similar pain she has.
    • Scott similarly when he goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against Monroe's men to rescue Alison. Just as Monroe wanted.
  • Heroic Sacrifice Both Chris Argent and Melissa McCall take a harpoon Monroe fired towards their children Scott and Alison.
  • Honey Trap: Alex Drake infiltrates Nate Griffin's operations and has sex with him while pretending to be Spencer Hastings, in order to systematically take Nate's operations down. Later on, Nightfox sends a brainwashed Alison to have sex with Scott - this one turning out to be a ruse to try to get them both killed.
  • Honorary Aunt: The LEDA clones continue this thread in regards with Kira Manning. Likewise the Liars are this to Alison DiLaurentis' babies - except for Emily Fields, who is Co-Mommy.
  • Humiliation Conga: Tamora Monroe goes over one over the course of the story. Firstly, her and Gerard's plans are foiled, and with her constant attacks on innocent people, along with Carmilla and Laura having publicly saved the world and uploaded it to the internet, everyone sees Monroe as a blatant case of Humans Are the Real Monsters and looses the Villain with Good Publicity status she so craves. With her Stupid Evil actions being thwarted at every turn, Monroe is eventually bitten and forcibly turned into a werewolf herself and forced to live the rest of her life as a beast in a cage in a constant ravenous and animalistic state.
  • Hypocrite:
    • Monroe despises anything and everything supernatural. Doesn't stop her from willingly working with Nightfox (an Evil Sorcerer) and using Black Wasps (genetically modified and enhanced hybrids of supernatural creatures) as mercenaries. Of course it's implied she's using them to give supernatural creatures bad publicity -which would have worked if she wasn't publicly leading some of their attacks.
    • Emma Alonso sleeps with Daniel Miller part way through the story and when Jax finds out, it puts a strain on their relationship, with Jax accusing her of the worst possible betrayal. It then turns out that Jax is Nightfox and has been in a sexual relationship with a brainwashed Alison Argent. While Emma was apologetic about her affair, Jax casually tries to justify his actions and demands that she and her friends blindly forgive everything he's done, and has the gall to act further betrayed when they don't.
  • I Don't Want to Ruin Our Friendship: Emma Duvall and Audrey's reasons for being reluctant about taking their relationship into a romantic level. Same with Beca and Chloe. Alison DiLaurentis and Emily sit them down and lecture them about how that could be the stupidest reason not to have a romantic relationship, as they speak from experience.
  • I Have Your Wife: In the stories climax, Kevin Duvall abducts his daughters girlfriend Audrey and his ex wife Maggie, planning to kill them in front of Emma. To give her a time limit to reach them, he forces Emma to listen as he kills Maggie over the phone while she's on her way.
  • Immediate Sequel: The Pitch Perfect subplot opens the very next day after the third film.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: Nightfox is more than likely to recruit you into the criminal conspiracy he's running for this. He considers Ghostface a worthy customer and even rents out the Black Wasps to them after witnessing their brutality, going as far as to offer Ghostface a spot in his army. The same goes with Tamora Monroe. He also admits to admire Nate Griffin's ambition, and finds the Proletheans easy pickings on the grounds they are a Breeding Cult where most of their women are sex slaves.
    Nightfox: Only the worst for Horace Black's army.
  • Intimate Psychotherapy/Sex for Solace: Emma Duvall and Audrey end of having sex after finally accepting their feelings an for one another and confront everything that's happened between them, as a way to deal with and finding catharsis with the trauma, horror and loss they experienced from Piper and Kieran's killing spree; the sex becomes more aggressive between the two with the more steam they blow off. It's implied that Jules and Ophelia do the same towards the end of the story.
  • It's All About Me: A problem for pretty much all of the antagonists.
    • Nate Griffin has always only ever cared about his reputation and his image, and is incapable of understanding why anyone would have a problem with him or anything he does. When his reputation falls apart, his sole concern is keeping himself financially afloat, for which he saw it perfectly acceptable to murder his parents, and dozens of other people including his friends to start a criminal empire. Everytime he is confronted about his crimes, he wines and gripes how the world is against him and how everyone is trying to ruin his life.
    • Pretty much the primary motivations for Ghostface/Kevin Duvall is pure egomania. As far as he's concerned, Brandon James is a monster simply for being The Grotesque and having the audacity to be friends with his girlfriend Maggie and for this he thought it acceptable to murder all his friends in a single night (something he thought of on a whim). On top of that he left his family for a very selfish reason and gradually makes it apparent he only cares about his daughter as something he can corrupt, and quickly tries to kill her when she's "defiant". To drive the point home he declares that his murder spree is an act of righteous vengeance on Brandon and Maggie for loving eachother, and repeatedly claims to the Lakewood four, and the Liars that their traumatic experiences (which involves them being stalked, tormented and even their loved ones being murdered) is nothing compared to what he went through as a teenager (again, Brandon and Maggie's relationship) and shows them absolutely no sympathy for what they've gone through.
    • Jax Novoa has it just as bad, if not worse. At first it seems that he cares about his friends, girlfriend, his new sister and now has a better relationship with his father. However it quickly becomes apparent that all he cares about is his own happy ending, and his "loved ones" are little more than part of the reward. When his secret past as Nightfox is exposed, as well as the fact he's still working with Horace Black, and his friends don't immediately forgive him and or take his side, what is his first response ? Try to kill his friends before fleeing, hire a team of mercenaries to kill them and their loved ones, murders his own parents and takes the time to track down his former romantic rival Daniel to kill his parents in front of him. In addition to this, this story emphasizes his selfish motives for his worse actions from the series, as well as his selfish motives for pulling a Heel–Face Turn, his line "Like you thought about me ?" being something of an Arc Word for him. In other words, Jax only cares about other people when it's convenient to Jax.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty
    • After previously getting away with or getting smacks on the wrist for their crimes prior to and during the story, Kevin Duvall and Nate Griffin get theirs in a case of And I Must Scream. Especially cathartic on Kevin's account as he had it coming for years. Bonnie Johannsen is also killed by Helena after avoiding retribution on 'Orphan Black.
    • Zig-Zagged with Nightfox. He gets finally hunted down by The Alliance and his identity as Jax Novoa is exposed to his friends and family, with Jax forced to be held accountable for him crimes. Of course he manages to escape actual capture or death yet again as part of the Sequel Hook.
    • Karmic Transformation: Monroe is bitten by an alpha and thus cursed with lycanthropy. She attempts to commit suicide but gets her arm broken and thrown into a padded cell where she will be forced to live the rest of her life as the thing she hates the most. She has one hell of a tantrum as a result.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: Inverted with Kate and Alison Argent. Kate clearly cares for her niece and when she tries to make an appeal to her when the reunite, she says "Honestly, I think you're the only one who can save me." This fails to reach out to Alison who proceeds to land a fatal bite to Kate's throat.
  • Knight Templar
    • Monroe with her adamant insistence that she is always right and all supernatural creatures and their sympathizers are evil. She goes as far as to paint all her atrocities and those committed by against the supernatural as righteous acts of heroism; try to pass Gerard Argent and Baron Vordenberg as martyrs for her cause; ridiculously tries to pass off all heroics done by supernaturals as an atrocity, even kills one of her henchmen for being saved by Scott, and dismisses the fact that Carmilla and Laura saved the world from Hell on Earth as "not worth it".
    • Jules ends up becoming a heroic version of this, gradually becoming more violent and ruthless in fighting rapists, exposing them and even trying to kill them. Ophelia tries to warn her about crossing a line and Jules herself makes this realization as she's about to murder a child molesting producer, in front of a child that he has just traumatized. When Jules and Ophelia end up creating a small army to their cause, Jules constantly has to fight the temptation for the power and her personal revenge to get to her head.
  • Lack of Empathy: Applicable to most villains in this story but Nate Griffin takes the cake; he is only ever able to see how things effect him and can't seem to comprehend what his victims are complaining about.
  • Last Minute Hook Up:
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: This story assumes you are up to date with its works so be prepared to be spoiled by the following; Carmilla is no longer a vampire; Piper Shaw and Kieran Wilcox where two previous killers of Scream: The TV Series (although this was already spoiled by their cameo in No Survivors); Emma Alonso's life is now in the form of a Cosmic Retcon in which her boyfriend Jax is the virtual centre of her life; Stacie of Pitch Perfect now has a baby named Bella; the Neolution conspiracy has been previously exposed and put an end too.
    • Early-Bird Cameo: This story spoils that Alex Drake is AD (albeit to those unaware of her and no one is the wiser), although this is set in the year gap between Pretty Little Liars penultimate episode and series finale in which her identity is revealed to the Liars themselves.
  • Locked Out of the Loop:
    • Inverted. No one finds out that Alex Drake seduced Nate Griffin to infiltrate his operations.
    • Zigzagged as throughout the Every Witch Way subplot, the cast from that show barely have any direct interactions with the other characters up until Nightfox reveals himself. Justified since Nightfox has been hiding among them.
  • Love Epiphany: Beca and Chloe have one for eachother after they slept together. Emma Duvall and Audrey have one prior to the story but don't know what to make of it. Emma Alonso has one with her ex boyfriend Daniel as she ponders if she made the right choice with him, which gets cemented when it's revealed that Jax is Nightfox.
  • Love Hurts
    • As mentioned in The First Cut Is the Deepest above; one of the reasons Emma and Audrey are uneasy about relationships is their track record of romantic partners either turn out dead, or psychopaths or both. In a similar case, Noah and Kennedy have similar reservations on account of Noah's girlfriends dying and Kennedy's ex boyfriend being a rapist.
    • Emma Alonso gets a taste of this too when it turns out that not only is her seemingly loving boyfriend Jax is a possessive and jealous Control Freak, but the mastermind of a criminal conspiracy involving mass murder human trafficking and is The Dragon to Horace Black.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Alison DiLaurentis and Aubrey Posen give this air about them among their circle of friends, despite their school days being well behind them. This is played more strait with characters like Kennedy Cates, Brooke Maddox and Maddie Van Pelt.
  • Mama Bear: Exaggerated. Here we have groups of Mama Bears.
    • The Lairs plan on account of Alison DiLaurentis' due date coming soon and the reveal that the Black Wasps have their eyes on her specifically. Here they are no longer victims of the A-Game, but now are on the attack.
    • The Barden Bellas as a whole are this Stacie's newborn baby Bella. To drive the point home, when a Black Wasp (this particular one being a modified skinwalker/wendigo hybrid) is caught looming over Bella's crib, they all gang up on it and inflict a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on it until it dies.
    • Emma, Audrey and Brooke are a trio of this towards little John, considering when they find out what John went through thanks to Ghostface, they immediately decide they are going for the kill this time. Unlike other examples though Ghostface isn't intimidated by their wrath. This later extends to the Silas University gang, Ophelia, Jules and Kennedy as well when they meet Little John.
    • In this story you mess with one of the Sestra's, you mess with all of them, and that includes their children. Even Rachel Duncan gets in on the action. Their plotline is kicked off with a plot by the Prolethans plan on abducting Helena's twins and Sarah's daughter Kira with the aid of the Black Wasps, and continues when Nate's child trafficking plans set their sights on them as well.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When it's revealed that Alison Argent is the Black Wasp Queen and she gets her memories of her old life back, she has a hard time reconciling herself with what she's done as the BLQ and tries to commit suicide by sunlight, only to learn that Silas strain of vampires such as her are immune to sunlight. At which point she just breaks down.
  • Narcissist: Nate really takes the cake in this department. As Audrey and Ophelia describe him.
    Audrey: So, what your saying is that he's got his head so far up his own ass...
    Ophelia: That all he can see and know is his own bullshit ? Yeah, pretty much.
  • Never Bring a Knife to a Gun Fight
    • After Emma Duvall and Audrey's sex scene, they wake up to see Ghostface advancing towards their bed; turns out they where savvy enough to place a gun under their pillow and shoot Ghostface three times in the stomach, before unmasking him and revealing Troy James. Unfortunately Troy turns out to be a decoy.
    • When Helena attempts to fight Nate Griffin head on, charging at him with a knife, Nate non chalantly shoots her, seemingly killing her. He misses her heart though.
    • Enforced during the final fight with Kevin Duvall. His daughter Emma tries to confront him with a gun, but Kevin rigged several explosives to go off unless she drops the gun. Kevin then forces Emma into a knife fight with him, until he eventually pulls a gun on her when she's distracted. She still manages to stab him through the hand though.
    • Never Bring A Gun To A Knifefight: The weapons used in the fight between Jules and Nate are Jules katana, and Nate's shotgun. Because Jules masters the katana over the course of the story and Nate is runs out of ammo pretty fast, she easily disarms him before they physically fight each other. As Nate reaches for his shot gun a last time, Jules severs his arm and castrates him to further bring him down.
  • Never My Fault: As far as Nate Griffin is concerned, he's a completely innocent guy who made an honest mistake that everyone is holding over his head, and is just tying to run his business now that he's out of college, with everyone else trying to ruin his life.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: The final fight against Emma Duvall and her father Kevin becomes a mutual one when both of them are disarmed from their knife fight. The end results are Emma getting broken ribs and nose, getting her head knocked through a window and thrown down a flight of stairs, before he starts to choke her; while Kevin gets stabbed through the hand, with Emma shattering his ankle and kneecap with a small statue, before twisting his wrist in a 180 angle, gets half a dozen of his teeth knocked out with that same statue, takes another hit that blinds his left eye, culminating in Emma knocking his head into a TV. At which point, she start smacking Kevin's head onto the floor until he's put into a vegetative state.
  • Nothing but Hits
    • "Fighter" by Christina Aguilera. Opening theme. Gets a reprise when Nate Griffin and Ghostface are finally defeated.
    • "Instruments of Destruction" by NRG; Plays during Nightfox's and the Black Wasps Establishing Character Moment.
    • I Will Take Care of You by Amy Sky. A Covered Up example with Stacie singing it to her newborn daughter Bella.
    • "Working 9 to 5" by Dolly Parton. Plays over a montage of Jules and Ophelia going day in and day out between their usual lives and their vigilante work.
    • "I Won't Say I'm In Love" from Hercules gets a Covered Up version on a mixtape made by the Bellas for Beca and Chloe.
    • "Bump and Grind" by R. Kelly. Plays on that same mixtape. It's also a Covered Up version done by Amy and Bumper.
    • "Paint It Black" by The Rolling Stones. Plays during the Nate and the Black Wasps rampage in Darlington.
    • "Hurt" by Trent Renzor. Plays over the aftermath of the above described massacre, with Jules and Ophelia angsting over how they where unable to save everyone, as well as Scott's angst when he learns Alison Argent is the Black Wasp Queen. It plays agains when Jules, under the influence of drugs reveals her Despair Event Horizon.
    • "Take A Bow" by Rhianna. A Covered Up version sung by Tori, Jade and Cat is heard at a concert they hold in Miami, with Emma Alonso and her friends attending.
    • "Hero" by Enrique Iglesias. Plays during the Anniversary Ball, with all the couples slow dancing.
    • "Don't Fear The Reaper" by Gus Black. Plays during Emma Duvall and Audrey's sex scene.
    • "Once" by Pearl Jam; plays on the radio in the background when Ghostface's base of operations is discovered.
    • Losing Your Memory by Ryan Star. Plays ironically enough when Alison Argent regains her memories, over both her My God, What Have I Done? moment, suicide attempt and subsequent breakdown.
    • "The Vengeful One" by Disturbed. Plays during the fight between the LEDA clones and Proletheans.
    • "The Monster is Loose" by Meatloaf. Plays during Scott and Allison Argent's rampage against the Black Wasps and Monroe's army.
    • "God's Gonna Cut You Down" by Marilyn Manson. Plays when it's revealed that Nightfox is Jax Novoa. Becomes something of a leitmotif for the character from that point onwards.
    • Shooting for the Moon by Amy Holland plays towards the ending when Scott and Alison Argent visit Chris and Melissa's graves, with Alison making peace with herself and what she's done. It's implied they get back together at this point.
    • "Marionette" by Flyleaf. Credits song.
  • Not Me This Time: The Liars find out that they have a new stalker that is connected to the newest killer in Lakewood, they initially think this is part of AD's schemes, only to discover it's a completely unrelated villain in the form of Nate Griffin. As it turns out the real AD, Alex Drake, isn't too happy with Nate's intrusion on her plans and poses as Spencer to seduce Nate and help systematically destroy his operations.
  • Not So Different
    • The McCall Pack and Silas crew are initially intimidated by The Alliance before they actually meet them. When they find out its run by the Whitechappel and Sibuna gang, as well as the Fitzgerald pack, they are put a little more at ease due to them being mostly teens and young adults like them.
    • Really what brings the Liars and the Lakewood gang together and the reason they get along so well is due to them being survivors of deranged stalkers over the years, be it the "A-Game" or the Ghostface killings.
    • Sarah Manning and Rachel Duncan turn out to be this when they meet up again. Both are Desperately Seeking A Purpose In Life following the events of Orphan Black, and turns out to be soemthing they bond over.
    • Carmilla and Danny are this the Black Wasp Queen/] Alison Argent. Both are (or in Carmilla and Danny's case, were) Silas strain vampires who once functioned as The Dragon to their respective Big Bad's (Inanna for Carmilla, Nightfox for the Black Wasp Queen) and forced to help commit crimes for their respective masters that they both seek to atone for. It's one of the reasons why Carmilla is pretty forgiving towards Alison.
  • Not Worth Killing: Is declared to Nate, Kevin and Monroe upon their defeats. Instead they are treated to a Fate Worse than Death.
  • Obliviously Evil: Nate Griffin, much like his character Sweet/Vicious, where it was questionable if he cannot tell the difference between rape and consensual sex, here this is pretty much the case. Throughout the story, and especially during his defeat Nate seems truly unable to comprehend that he did anything wrong; to wit, he not only believes that making a profit off of rape and murder, especially of young women and children is no different than getting a blue collar job post college, but he thinks it's something that will make people proud of him for all the money it made him. He is completely flabbergasted that he's even resented for it. Naturally this only draws more ire and disgust onto him.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. We have two girls named Emma (Duvall and Alonso) and three named Alison (DiLaurentis, Hendrix and Argent). There's also two characrers named Noah (Foster and Stilinski) but it's made easier that the latter is refered to Sheriff Stilinski throughout the story. And two Kira's (Manning and Yukimura).
  • Parental Substitute
    • It's revealed that Maggie Duvall did in fact bring Emma to visit Brandon James as a child, with Brandon playing himself off as a Cool Uncle to her. Contrasting her emotional abusive and absent father, Brandon becomes a much better father figure to Emma Duvall than Kevin ever could. This becomes especially apparent when it's revealed Kevin is the killer in the murder spree Brandon was framed for, and murdered Maggie as well.
    • Likewise, the Lakewood Four end up becoming a surrogate family towards little John when they all get to know him. It's revealed that he is the son of Piper Shaw and Kieran Wilcox, making Emma his aunt. It's implied either she and Audrey, or Brooke end up adopting him at the end of the story.
  • Police are Useless: Zig-Zagged. While most of the police and legal systems are corrupt in Darlington when it comes to covering up crimes at the university, other police characters in this story such as Miguel Ascota, Toby Cavanaugh, and Detective Tanner are fairly effective in their investigations, they do keep hitting roadblocks due to being ill prepared for a vast supernatural criminal conspiracy that is backed up by an Evil Sorcerer. Even more experienced officers and detectives such as Sheriff Stilinski, Deputy Parrish and Detective Arthur Bell, there is a small issue regarding jurisdictions. It basically takes constant team up with police, vigilantes, the FBI (which the McCall Pack are connected to through Scott's father Raphael, and Stiles) for them to get anywhere.
  • Predecessor Villain
    • Piper Shaw and Kieran Wilcox are this being the previous two Ghostface killers who tormented Emma and her friends over the course of Scream: The TV Series. Both are dead at this point of this story. They are also John's biological parents.
    • Gerard Argent and Baron Vordenberg, with the former being Monroe's Evil Mentor who she pulled a Dragon Ascendant on after his death. She tries to use both of them as martyrs for her cause. This doesn't work to anyone who has the least bit of sense.
  • Plot-Irrelevant Villain: Inanna's spirit lurks about claiming that she needs Carmilla's forgiveness for their past deeds in order to absolve herself. Despite seemingly functioning as Carmilla's personal antagonist here, Carmilla's subplot has more to do with her adjusting to her new life as a human, as well as her and Laura's status as public heroes in the Unmasqued World, with Carmilla's past being pretty much an afterthought.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Monroe's hatred for the supernatural and her genocidal campaign against them and their sympathizers comes as a rather unsubtle allegory to the KKK and the Westboro Baptist Church. The irony that she is a black woman despite the usual stereotypes regarding these kind of villains is not lost to anyone accept for her (and mainly pointed out by Noah and Kennedy) Whenever she speaks of Carmilla and Laura or confronts them, she also interlaces her words with homophobic slurs, although it's unclear if she's genuinely homophobic or if she is just trying to disparage their relationship and dehumanize them out of spite.
  • Rape and Revenge: It's well known that part of Jules reasons for becoming a vigilante was to bring rapists to justice in Darlington after going through a rape of her own. Of course it is especially personal towards her rapist, Nate. Although her friends do point out how much of a Contrived Coincidence that Nate ends up part of Nightfox's conspiracy, and a central figurehead at that.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: This story functions as a continuation of Sweet/Vicious, of course this trope is gonna come into play.
  • Red Herring
    • Early in the story both Peter Hale and Theo Raeken disappear and set up throughout the story as one of them being Nightfox. Their corpses are discovered in the same chapter it's revealed Nightfox is Jax Novoa.
    • Throughout the story, Brandon James has been secretly investigating the disappearance of his bother Troy. Troy is described as being a Knight Templar Big Brother to Brandon back when he was bullied. Noah being Genre Savvy points out that Troy is an obvious red herring, as well as it not making sense for Troy to frame his brother for a murder spree. This gets Noah abducted and tortured by Ghostface, and when the hideout it found, they find Troy's car parked in the garage. When Emma Duvall and Audrey shoot Ghostface, and unmasked him, sure enough it is Troy. Shortly after this, further investigations discover video tapes and files that feature Troy being tortured into a broken wreck by an unseen figure, and in that same chapter, Ghostface is revealed to be Kevin Duvall.
  • Redemption Quest: Rachel Duncan has been on one ever since the ending of Orphan Black, seeking to redeem herself of all the wrongs committed by Neolution, as well as undoing their legacy. Even going as far as to help uncover Nightfox's conspiracy, and help the other "Sestra's" find and rescue Helena's children and Kira. It's shown she is also Desperately Seeking A Purpose In Life, much like Sarah Manning, something they end up bonding over.
  • Reformed, but Rejected
    • Downplayed with Rachel Duncan, while she's The Atoner, she doesn't expect to be a permanent ally to the other LEDA's, and only reluctantly comes to them because she has information that could threaten them and the others are cautious about letting her help them search for Helena's babies, but decide that their team up is purely pragmatic...at first at least.
    • Inverted with Jax Novoa. This story deconstructs just how exactly just how he was "reformed" and accepted into his circle of friends. That bites them all in the ass.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Emma Duvall and Audrey Jensen clearly get this over the course of the story, as well as Beca Mitchell and Chole Beale and the same is implied with Jules and Ophelia.
  • Reality Ensues
    • The format of Carmilla the Series is that the episodes are videos that Laura uploaded to the Internet. In-Universe this is a major factor in how the supernatural was exposed to the world.
    • On the subject matter of redemption and forgiveness; Rachel Duncan, despite her Heel–Face Turn is still on a Redemption Quest of her own, trying to atone for her crimes she committed in Orphan Black and doesn't expect to be forgiven. By contrast Jax Novoa of Every Witch Way is immediately forgiven for his crimes by his girlfriend, continues to get his way, despite not feeling any remorse to taking responsibility for his actions. This is meant to emulate how the formers Heel–Face Turn is genuine and the latter...not so much.
    • In a similar vein, Carmilla does not forgive Inanna for her crimes over the centuries, even after Inanna turned her human again. In fact, Inanna isn't considered redeemed in this story. A last minute Pet the Dog moment is not gonna wipe the whole slate clean just like that.
    • Ophelia may never have had a good relationship with her mother, but she is still her mother and she's not gonna be happy when she hears she's been murdered.
    • Really Nate Griffin and Tomara Monroe's Stupid Evil antics throughout the story are really costly to not only their plans, but they where destined to fail with how they tried to carry them out; preparing to play a snuff show and execution over a live broadcast in preparation for a huge terror attack is bound to draw attention, especially if it's the attempted execution of two public heroes like Carmilla and Laura. Ironically had Nate killed Alex Drake after their repeated sexual encounters, proves especially costly - he may have been able to stalk the Liars, but AD was able to leak the compounds location relatively easily.
    • Ophelia may have been wearing a bullet proof vest, but she still took a few shots to the torso and needs to be hospitalized after the fight.
  • Sex Slave: 65% of Nightfox's operations run around human trafficking. Nate Griffin takes over that department. Getting involved with the Proletheans just makes it easier for them.
    • Breeding Slave: Nate's later plans is to use the women he's got to make children to traffic when he's unable to abduct any children himself.
  • Shout-Out
    • Nightfox and the Black Wasps introduce themselves in this story leading an attack on a few military units. The soundtrack and some of the dialogue is taken from Transformers: The Movie. Nightfox even says this as he kills Chicago Walp.
    Such heroic nonsense!
    • As mentioned above the Bella's sing "I Won't Say I'm In Love" from Hercules.
    • When the McCall Pack are first taken in to The Alliance in regards with what to do with Alison Argent, there's a bit where Malia and Kira Yukimura are in an interrogation room, and Malia eats an entire plate of donuts. It's taken almost word for word from a scene from Transformers.
    • The triple date between Carmilla and Laura, Emma and Audrey, and Beca and Chloe features a moment where they stop at a fast food drive through to get directions to a restaurant from a disgruntled employee. It's almost beat for beat taken from a scene from Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.
    • The Mama Bear fight scene between the LEDA Clones the Prolethean cultists is heavily inspired by the church fight in Kingsman: The Secret Service albeit with a very different soundtrack.
    • When Jules and Ophelia realize the accidentally amassed an army through the #Sweet/Vicious movement, Ophelia drops this jem. Also doubles as a Take That! towards Frank Miller.
    Ophelia: Goddammit!
    Jules: What ?
    Ophelia: We're turning into The Dark Knight Returns! Last thing we need is our lives to become a Frank Miller comic!
    Jules: What's wrong with Frank Miller ?
    (Ophelia glances at Jules as if she sprouted a second head)
    • Ophelia's father's backstory is pretty much one to Breaking Bad. Doubles as a Casting Gag, as Mr. Mayer is described as being played by Bryan Cranston, the real life father of Ophelia's actress Taylor Cranston.
    • The final showdown between Emma Duvall and her father is heavily inspired by Criminal Minds episode 100, from the buildup to the way the fight ends.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: The cameos from characters from the previous stories and the roles they play make up over 25% of the story, but all set up and contribute to major plot points. Mostly through The Alliance.
    • Fabian, Nina and the Martin Twins: The Teen Wolf subplot starts with their cameos at the Martin family reunion, and they are the ones who get the McCall pack on The Alliance's radar. In that same scene, Nina and Fabian's daughter begins to showcase mysterious powers of her own that are set to be explored in Armageddon.
    • The Whitechapel Gang: As the ones running The Alliance, they are the ones who essentially drive the plot in the hunt for Nightfox, although they are relegated to Hero of Another Story. They are the ones who capture the Black Wasp Queen and help fight off the attack on Darlington. Ethan Morgan, Sarah Fox, Benny Weir and Erica Reyes also are the ones who set up and host the Anniversary Ball in celebration for the supernatural being revealed to the world and the hope for peace between the magic and the mundane, as they are regarded in the same heroic status as Carmilla and Laura due to their exploits in War and No Survivors being made public knowledge. And as The Stinger reveals, Horace "Jesse" Black's spirit still lingers around them, setting up his eventual return.
    • The Fitzgerald Pack: As part of The Alliance, they are just as involved in tracking down Nightfox and his operations. It was them that helped the LEDA clones find where the Prolethan's are hiding out. They also get involved in deciding what do do with Alison Argent, playing an essential Good Cop/Bad Cop against the Whitechapel Gang. Lastly, when The Alliance helps to protagonists Storm the Castle against Nate and Monroe's compound, Ginger and Brigitte Fitzgerald inflict the bite of two alphas on a fleeing Monroe, and are the ones who sentence and subjugate her Fate Worse than Death. It's also mentioned the sisters are cousins to Ezra and Jake Fitzgerald.
    • The former Hollywood Arts and Palmwoods Gang; they are still working with The Alliance, in fact when Tori, Cat and Jade hold a concert in Miami midway through the story - with BTR as a guest appearance - where they happen to spot Emma Alonso and her friends as attendees, it is a critical moment that helps ultimately identify Jax Novoa as Nightfox. Becca also brings up she is cousins with Logan of Big Time Rush, who helps get her and her friends connected to The Alliance.
    • Steven Doyle, Sonny Munroe and Perseophone Bailey Downs, (as well as Steven's wife Edith) are revealed to be running a vlog called "Surviving Siblings" where they discuss the events of their lives in not only the traumas of surviving killing sprees but being related to killers as well. These are some of what helps Emma Duvall deal with the past two Ghostface killings, especially with one of them being her half sister, and also a foreshadowing of Emma having an Serial Killer Archnemesis Dad. In one particular vlog, the discussion of how not letting the Sins of Our Fathers weigh one down or shape them is brought up, and is a particular bonding moment between Emma and little Johnny.
  • Snuff Film: Nate Griffin's eventual business revolves around this, as well as pornography and prostitution. In the penultimate battle, Nate plans on forcing Emma Duvall and Kennedy Cates to take part in a personal movie, while preparing a "live show" for Monroe to execute Scott, Carmilla, Laura and Alison Argent.
  • Starter Villain: The first antagonists dealt with in the "Sweet/Vicious" subplot include a spiteful ex girlfriend who falsely accused her ex boyfriend of sexual assault and a rich movie producer who sexually assaulted young women who worked for him. Both are dealt with within the first act of the story to re-establish Jules and Ophelia as vigilantes.
  • The Stinger: It's revealed that Ethan Morgan and Sarah Fox's son Lucas has been having recurring nightmares in which he sees the spirit of Horace "Jesse" Black preparing for his return. He also see that his cult are the ones who captured Mia Black for an unknown purpose.
  • Stupid Evil:
    • Nate seriously doesn't know when to stop, and things like Pragmatic Villainy never seem to cross his mind. For reference, after his reputation falls apart, he teams up with a Serial Rapist as part of plot to discredit rape victims; failing that, he and his partner kill their families to steal their funds; use those funds to get involved in human trafficking; thinks that orchestrating a campus wide massacre is a good way to fake his death and cover his tracks; kills his partner to take over his business; stalks numerous women he intends to abduct and force into sex shows; hires and caters to explicit psychopaths and killers; decides to start a snuff operation, and bring children into the mix; and finally feels the need to taunt his victims and boast about his accomplishments. How he remains Obliviously Evil is anyone's guess, although it's suggested to stem from his narcissism.
    • Monroe's plans can get especially elaborate and ludacris, but she really drops the ball when she repeatedly and personally leads numerous terror attacks, especially when she shares an alliance with the blatantly supernatural Nightfox and Black Wasps in an attempt to prove her point.
  • Team Mom
    • Alison DiLaurentis functions as something like this to the Liars and the Lakewood Four while Maggie is helping Brandon find Troy. Alison's experiances along with the Liars, the fact she is both pregnant and a teacher helps fit this role like a glove. She even helps the Lakewood Four take care of Little John "as practice" for her own babies and as with the other characters, relates her experiences over the years to Little John to help the two year old deal with his own trauma.
    • Carmilla effectively fills this role towards Alison Argent following her Heel–Face Turn. While she seems to try to come off as a Cool Big Sister, her centuries of wisdom, experience and maturity as well emotional support, comes off more - as Laura puts it - "mommish", especially since Alison is for all intents and purposes a baby vamp, doubly so since she's recovering from Mind Rape.
  • They Look Like Everyone Else: Throughout War and his initial appearances in this story, Nightfox was an obscured figure who was The Un-Reveal in regards to who he is and isn't never given a physical or age description to go with him. In this story, we find out he looks like this.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • Jules and Ophelia take an even bigger level in badass than they where in the show! Over the course of the story they learn how to use different kind of weapons, and even take magical enhancements; Kira teaches Jules how to use a katana, she she eventually acquires a magical katana of her own, which becomes her Weapon of Choice. Same occurs with Alison Argent, taking her action girl traits and enhancing them with the speed, strength and endurance of a vampire.
    • This also happens with the Barden Bellas, Kennedy and Noah; Kennedy and the Bellas begin to learn how to fight and defend themselves over the course of the story when they befriend Jules and Ophelia, right up to beating a Black Wasp (specifically a wendigo/skinwalker hybrid) to death for trying to abduct Stacie's baby. Kennedy immediately steps up when she finds out who Sweet/Vicious are, and even training other girls to fight as well, becoming a Violently Protective Girlfriend to Noah. Noah returns the favour by saving her from Nate's planned snuff film, with a flamethrower.
  • Took A Level In Cynicism:
    • Brandon James, while a Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold in his past, having his life effectively ruined and being framed as a murderer has made him on the edge, especially since how Lakewood was pretty much content to make him out to be a monster. Finding out his daughter is a copycat killer, and his brother was abducted, tortured and framed as another killer before being murdered certainly doesn't help his situation. What does help him is how he eventually meets his grandson Little Johnny, and seemingly becomes a new parental figure to Emma Duvall once he finally gets justice.
    • As mentioned in Despair Event Horizon above, Jules takes these levels after the Darlington massacre.
  • Tragic Villain: The Black Wasp Queen is revealed to be this when its discovered she is Alison Argent, who was resurrected from death as a vampire, with her memories erased and altered to be moulded into The Dragon and glorified Sex Slave to Nightfox. Post Heel–Face Turn, things get worse from there.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Downplayed but Francisco Alonso finds out Daniel (a boy he doesn't approve of) saved his daughter Emma from an crocodile attack, he acts deflated about it and while he doesn't say it out loud, the story describes his thoughts as being upset that he owes his daughter's life to Daniel as opposed to Jax, whom he constantly approved off. He even has a hard time trying to thank him, to the point of nearly throwing up while doing so!
  • The Unmasqued World: As mentioned, this story has the world now aware of the supernatural from events the year prior, as well as the now dispersed Neolution conspiracy. As such major supernatural events from the previous stories are more or less public knowledge.
  • The Unfavorite: Ophelia's mother makes it clear that she thinks of her pretty lowly due to her not meeting her standards, and finding fault in everything she does. When Ophelia exposed a producer friend of hers who had a track record of molesting young actresses, her mother was more concerned over the fact her daughter "embarrassed" her friend and tries to cut her off financially. Luckily Mr. Mayer, looks of for Ophelia more favourably and even has a large grand funnelled to her to support and fund her vigilante work and army.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: Jules becomes more jaded and ruthless in her vigilante work due to being traumatized by the Darlington massacre. To the point where she actively tries to kill rapists and attendees of Nate's shows, even those who aren't Black Wasps, despite some of them unarmed surrendering, and orders to leave them to be arrested. In the climax she holds herself back from crossing the line by not killing Nate and having him hospitalized after she defeats him to make sure he's arrested.
  • Villain Team-Up: Pretty much how Nightfox's business dealings work; in particular Nate Griffin shares one with Monroe in the Penultimate Battle, and later Kevin in the actual final battle.
  • Villainous Breakdown
    • Upon being bitten by Ginger and Brigitte Fitzgerald, Tamora immediately attempts to kill herself but gets her arm broken for her trouble. She gets thrown into a padded cell to be forced to life out the rest of her life with lycanthropy. Because Monroe is unable to comprehend humanity in any werewolf, including herself, she immediately locks into an animalistic mindset. It starts off like a human having a tantrum and quickly become like a feral dog in a cage.
    • Nate Griffin has one during the climax, mostly him ranting and raving how everyone's trying to ruin his life and he did nothing wrong in spite of everything he's done, while planning on executing the Lakewood Four and the Liars. It's mostly interlaced in his Motive Rant, in which he claims that everyone is trying to ruin his life, while he's just trying to get by in his business and that no one should have had any trouble with him or anything he does. During his final confrontation with Jules he finally exclaims to her.
    ''WHY CAN'T YOU JUST LEAVE ME ALONE ?!!!"
    • The entire last act of the story is one for Nightfox once he's revealed to be Jax Novoa. Unlike most examples, for all the violence and brutality that ensues, it's undercutted by how he is freakingly calm about it. After his crimes are exposed to his friends and they don't take his side after he hastily tries to convince them of his side of the argument, he just drops all his emotions in favour for a cold subdued rage, as he orders the Black Wasps to Kill Them All, personally killing his father, Emma Alonso's father, as well as Daniel's parents in front of him and his siblings, and having his men massacre his sisters school, all so he can fake a Big Damn Heroes moment to save her. The story describes his exact mindset as being someone who is throwing a tantrum from not getting his way and blowing off steam from it all.
    • Ghostface for the most part comes off as a basic case Faux Affably Evil, even at his most brutal and vicious. After initially acting calm and collected when he is revealed as Kevin Duvall, but when his daughter Emma manages to escape unbroken by her experiances, Ghostface turns into a raving lunatic who is willing to lead the Black Wasps on Lakewood as a middle finger to her and taking his daughters girlfriend, his ex wife and little John hostage, showing his true side of being a ruthless and hateful monster and doesn't even bother pretending at this point. He becomes an absolute savage during his fight with Emma, ranting and raving how everyone was against him, insisting that he's not a monster whilst trying his damndest to kill Emma in a violent beatdown, and calling her a bigger freak and monster than Brandon James was simply because she didn't turn out like he [Kevin] did.. It's implied that this breakdown lasts well into his vegetative state as the story implies he is still aware of his surroundings and how everything he have planned ultimately failed. The closing line describes him in silent suffering for the rest of his life, as he's trapped in his own mind rotting away in a stew of bitterness and festering fury.
  • Villains Want Mercy: If there's one constant of Nate Griffin, it how he feels he did nothing wrong and completely undeserving of any punishment. As such even as he's defeated and reaching for his gun, he still begs and expects Jules to spare his life. She does...just not in the way he was hoping for.
  • Villain Song: Again not traditional examples but Instruments of Destruction is used as one for Nightfox and the Black Wasps. "Paint It Black" is used for Nate Griffin during the Darlington massacre. Also "Once" is heard playing on the radio when Ghostface's hideout is discovered, which is a song about a man going mad and on a killing spree.
    • "The Villain Sucks" Song: Upon discovery of his identity "God's Gonna Cut You Down" a song is about Karma Houdini Warranty becomes a leitmotif to Nightfox. Similarly "Take A Bow" may be a deliberate example, as Tori, Jade and Cat sing this at a concert where Emma Alonso and her friends are attending, and the trio manage to spot Jax with them, who they recognize from War. It seems the lyrics struck a cord with him.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: First question that pops into Beca and Chloe's heads following the events of Pitch Perfect 3. The answer is eachother.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Anyone who gets involved with Nightfox, and this is inevitable; The Scream: The TV Series subplot is kicked off by the fact Ghostface abused a two year old and left him to die on a highway; Monroe is introduced planning to kill the Martin's children; Nate attempts to start a child trafficking ring. These villains do not discriminate.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Emma Alonso ends up sleeping with Daniel despite her dating Jax and him searching for his missing girlfriend Mia. Both regret it, but Jax isn't too innocent himself considering what he does to Alison Argent.
  • Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: Twice in a row!
    • The LEDA Clones finally confront and defeat the Proletheans in their church and rescue their children...only for Nate and Nightfox to show up with their crew and take them hostage as well.
    • Nate and Monroe's compound is raided and all their hostages are saved...except for Alison DiLaurentis, who Nate abducts back to Lakewood.

     Haunted World: Armageddon 

Coming Soon

Haunted World Additional Stories

As the title suggests, it's additional fanfics I have written in the same universe as The Haunted World. It's mostly in the form of prequels and interquels. Why did I add this ? Because I love my work and the Haunted World is no exception, even if they are practice fics.

I think that's the price to pay for creating a mashup universe - it's only gonna get bigger, and could use a little exploration - for example the backstory I gave to a minor character in Devil's Night ? Something I thought would be a decent story in on itself and thus I put it to work. As for the other two, there where a number of works I wanted to include into the crossover mix but couldn't find a way to fit them in and one thing that roused interest in me was the space between Rising Moon and War or Devil's Night; I thought it could use some connection, especially to see how my OC characters Persephone or Fitz grow into who they are (I also thought Persephone herself could've used a little more character exploration).

Hence I added three more side stories to the saga.

    Connie's Story 

Crossovers: Sonny with a Chance, Franchise/Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Fear, Scream TV Series.

The story is an expansion on Connie's Dark and Troubled Past as revealed in Devil's Night.

Set in 1994; Connie Dubois is a young runaway, unable to handle the domestic drama at her house. Unfortunately she picks up a drug habit, which eventually landed her in Smiths Grove after she got into an accident in Haddonfield. After being forcibly impregnated by the Thorn cult and a bungled suicide attempt, Connie manages to escape the facility, along with a mysterious and mostly quiet younger girl who calls herself "Cassie". As they make there escape they run into a group of runaway youths, led by one Dave McCall, who seems to be running his gang with their best interests at heart. There Connie meets the shy and awkward Jacob Munroe, who unlike Connie seems to make the most of his life despite seeing "the dark side" as she has. Refusing to let their captive go, the Thorn cult is sets loose the Sawyer clan to bring her back.

In addition to flashbacks set in the 70's and 80's, we also get a flash forward to 2013, where it's revealed Connie is telling the full story to her daughter Sonny and Sonny's half brother Steven. And that's before the story takes us into Lakewood.


  • Abusive Parents: Played strait on two fronts and subverted on two fronts.
    • Subverted in Connie's case. She was a runaway due to her parents constant domestic problems and started taking drugs to deal with some of the more ugly memories she had of them. When they meet again, it turns out despite her parents problems towards eachother, they never intended Connie to get hurt and want to make right by her.
    • Also subverted in Dave's case - yes his parents beat him, threw him out of the house, cut off all contact with him and doing their damnedest to prevent his sister Nella from ever meeting up with him. They had a good reason on account of Dave repeatedly molesting his sister as a kid, and Nella becoming pathologically and mentally dependant on him.
    • Jacob's parents where the type that sheltered their kid to a ridiculous degree and home schooled him. It is implied they where religious fundamentalists. Jacob was subjected to physical discipline whenever he stepped out of line, until he eventually ran away at age 14. What happened isn't elaborated on buts it's mentioned to be the reason Jacob was scared of sex. When they are confronted later in the story, they have no remorse for what they did to him and expect him to be grateful for their discipline.
    • Verna Sawyer absolutely takes the cake with this in regards to Jed/Leatherface. She always claims to care about him and that he was always her "special boy", but it's clear that she is mainly just possessive, controlling, and emotionally manipulative of him, while having no actual empathy for him. She was the one who brought about his mental downfall into being Leatherface, something she is proud of and constantly uses her gaslighting and browbeating to keep him under her thumb. It's shown in the past she forced Leatherface to butcher some children, and began to beat and belittle him for hesitating and crying when the deed was done.
  • Adapted Out: A small example but the out of this world elements of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation such as the hints that Vilmer works for the illuminati are omitted. Here they are swapped out with the Thorn cult. The character Agent Rothman is seemingly replaced by Henry Carson, a rich member of the Thorn cult whom Verna married and functions as the Sawyer's handler. On the flip side, Vilmer's wife is shown to be a crazed conspiracy nut, seeming to believe the cult is more powerful than it is, and it's stated the name "Rothman" is an alias Henry Carson uses. Also Vilmer's cybernetic enhancements are brushed aside with a passing mention of a bizarre leg brace he wears.
  • Ascended Extra: In Sonny with a Chance Connie is simply Sonny's mother who only appears in a total of four episodes. In Devil's Night she gets a little more development as a Hero of Another Story when her Dark and Troubled Past comes to light, but is still at best a supporting character. Here, this story is explored and told primarily from her POV.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: In canon, Connie is shown in a comedic light and a Doting Parent who rivals her daughter in being Adorkable. In this story, as a teenager she's shown to be depressive, borderline suicidal and just trying to pull her life back together, as well as a more serious character. Justified as there's about nineteen years of growth she went through since the events of 1994 and she mentions that her family is what helped her, having learned how to put her trauma behind her...until the events of ''Devil's Night that is.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: Despite Michael normally appearing asexual in the other stories and in his canonical depiction, in this story he is described as using the threat of rape as a way of scaring his female victims, having a sexual relationship with a nurse when he was a teenager and his closing thoughts towards Jamie is how he's considering sexually raping her as opposed to the usual artificial Medical Rape Impregnate he and the Thorn cult usually do.
  • Adaptational Villainy: This story somehow manages to do this to Dave McCall from Fear. While he was already a psychotic gang leader, murderer and rapist in canon, he was at most a small time gang leader and much of his criminal background isn't elaborated on. Here he's depicted as a pimp and runs a slightly larger gang and drug operation, and willingly works with the Thorn cult as a means of financial income, and uses psychological and physical torture to keep his girls in line. He also turns out to be an inscestous rapist. Although it is explained the reason why he isn't as bad in Fear as he is here is because his business largely fell apart and his sister is dead.
  • Adaptational Wimp: The Lakewood Ghostface does show himself to be about as ruthless as he was in Interlude Into Darkness but not exactly as tough. He is easily beaten in under a minute after being tag teamed by Jacob and Jamie and forced to back down when he finds himself at gunpoint (not knowing that the guns had no ammo).
  • Adorkable: Jacob Munroe is depicted as a shy young man who was sheltered much of his life, with an (unwittingly) charming personality, dorky sense of humour and somewhat naive outlook of the world.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Exploited. David and his gang use their bad boy image to woo over and attract girls to pimp out. It helps that Dave had the Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon, as well as an expert gaslighter while playing himself off as friendly.
  • All Periods Are PMS: Cassie undergoes her first period over the story as a brief plot point, and gets played out like this. When she turns out to be Jamie Loyd, it turns out that the Thorn cult have been monitoring her development in her captivity, and regularly gave her hormone pills in preparation to have her forcibly impregnated.
  • And I Must Scream: When one of Vilmer's mass graves is uncovered and investigated at a farm house, it's quickly discovered that one of Vilmer's victims is still alive - a teenage girl he has locked in a chicken coop full of dead bodies. He had her both blinded and deafened as opposed to killing her, and keeps her alive through what the story states You Don't Want to Know.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: Dave murdered both his parents for being abusive towards him. It is implied they where "abusive" due to Dave molesting his sister.
  • Anti-Climax: The stories "final battle" is admittedly the least climatic in any of the Haunted World saga; a lot of the tension is cut due to Forgone Conclusion of who lives and who dies where even the protagonists getting caught up in another killing spree held little weight due to how impersonal this spree is; it consists of Jacob having to rescue a captive Jamie from the Lakewood Ghostface in a fight that lasts about 32 seconds and ends with the killer pulling a fast one on them; Dave taking Connie hostage and trying to drug and influence her into killing herself only for Connie to turn the tables on him. And finally Jamie turning herself over to Michael in exchange for her friends safety, and Jamie convincing Jacob to let her go. After the Sawyer's slaughterhouse, the whole thing comes off as one long Post-Climax Confrontation. Doesn't help that this leads to the Bittersweet Ending below.
  • Asshole Victim: Four fold with Verna Sawyer, see Kick the Son of a Bitch below. Vilmer Sawyer is said to have been Killed Offscreen during the months long Time Skip (stating the events of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation took place). In the epilogue it's mentioned that David was killed two years after his and the Munroe's last encounter during the events of Fear. Also dozens of the cults followers, Vilmer's own posse and Dave's gang are killed over the course of the Evil vs. Evil scenario. But if any actual victims had it coming it would be Jacob's parents and members of David's gang.
  • Ax-Crazy
    • Vilmer's character begins and ends with the facts he's a raging sadist who can barley compose himself and can only find joy inflicting pain and death on others. Even if it is just to pass the time.
    • Verna Sawyer is a subdued example but an example none the less. It pretty much comes with someone who is revealed to be an Albert Fish copycat.
  • Babies Make Everything Better: Despite the horrible circumstances surrounding her pregnancy, Connie having her baby Sonny proves to be a positive experience for her as she raises her with Jacob and promises to be the best possible mother so that Sonny could be the best possible daughter. This supposedly is what brought her more lighthearted characterization in Sonny with a Chance.
  • Baby Factory: As usual, the Thorn Cult primarily acts as a Breeding Cult and has effectively turned the female wings of the Smith Groves Sanitarium into this.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Because she is the protagonist, we are led to believe that Connie is the Thorn cults primary target, but it turns out Michael has his eyes on his niece.
  • Bait the Dog: It seems to be a recurring motif.
    • Michael does this with his niece, leading her on to believe he is a enslaved victim of demonic curse and nothing more than a brainwashed puppet, thus getting Jamie to believe she can save him. He also did the same to a nurse back in the early seventies, by pretending he's a troubled youth that just needs someone to love and help him. Both examples are played off as a sociopath toying with their potential victims.
    • Verna Sawyer certainly plays herself off as someone as a caring matriarch to her Cannibal Clan and even shows a soft side towards Thorn's female prisoners. In actuality she gets off at building up the prisoners hope before revealing that she's part of the cults schemes. Even her apparent care for her family is limited, narcissistic and selective. Case in point, writing to her granddaughter Edith in her will as a caring grandmother, only to secretly order Leatherface to kill Edith if she refuses to join the Sawyer fold.
    • Dave's MO is to play himself as a Neighborhood Friendly Gangster and build close and trusting relationships with the young women he plans to pimp out or use to his own ends. Its implied he does the same with some of his gang recruits as well, notably Jacob. The most noteworthy example is when he relates an Abusive Parents story to Jacob and Connie's past, and offers to help Destroy the Abusive Home if they'll do the same for him in return. This all turns out to be an elaborate ruse to get his hands on his sister Nella and to possibly try to corrupt Connie and Jacob to his own ends.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: Really hard to pinpoint who the main antagonist is between Michael Myers, Terrence Wynn, Dave McCall and Verna and Vilmer Sawyer.
    • Big Bad Wannabe: Verna for all the build up and evil surrounding her character in the stories first half is pushed to the wayside by Vilmer during the second half.
  • Bittersweet Ending: One of the more bleak endings. For one thing, Jacob and Connie manage to escape all the horror they went through the past several months and give birth to a baby girl they named Alison aka Sonny. Dave and his surviving gang loose most of their business and money but successfully manage to evade death or arrest, setting up the events of Fear, with Dave having his sister take the fall and die for his crimes. Also Michael succeeds in getting his hands back on Jamie, still acting like he cares for her, setting up the events of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. All in all it comes off as a deconstruction of Only the Leads Get a Happy Ending, since Connie and Sonny are the only ones with the Plot Armour to save them. Everyone else is Doomed by Canon, be it actual canon or the rest of ''Haunted World Saga".
  • Big Sister Instinct: During her stay at Smiths Grove, Connie finds a younger girl named Cassie being kept isolated in the sanitarium. Just before her bungled suicide attempt, Connie helps sneak her out and is protective of her throughout the story, and trying to help her out when she's going through her first period. It later turns out that Cassie is really Jamie Lloyd. When this is revealed, Connie is all the more adamant about keeping her safe, although Jamie returns the favour by turning herself in to the Thorn cult to keep Michael and Wynn from pursuing Connie and Jacob.
  • Black and White Insanity: Verna sums up her worldview as "Blood or meat" as she has a with her or against her mentality regarding her family. In her eyes the Sawyer's are justified in their crimes and everyone else is a parasite that deserves to die. She believes the Sawyer's (namely if she's personally affected) as the true victims of a cruel world that won't leave them alone.
  • Break the Cutie:
    • Connie already went through this at the beginning of the story, having runaway from a broken home, picked up a drug habit that resulted in the accidental death of a family. This story is her trying to pull herself back together.
    • It's revealed when Michael was a teenager, a young optimistic nurse named Amber did her best to reach out to him, seemingly forming a romantic bond with him; she witnesses Michael murder both his parents as well as her entire family, before having sex with her as she goes into catatonia.
    • This happens to Dave's sister Nella in the past, who has been repeatedly molested and gaslighted by her brother that she becomes emotionally and mentally dependant on him and is willing to kill herself at the drop of the hat because he asked her too.
  • Broken Pedestal: It's clear that Connie and Jacob see Dave as a friend and great leader of a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits using his gang as means of rescuing and protecting abandoned or troubled youths. When they see Dave for what he really is, naturally this all falls apart.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Gender inverted. Connie is a fairly angsty teenager, and is open about her emotional baggage due to what happened to her in Smith's Grove and how she ended up there. Jacob is a shy, awkward guy with a sheltered past who initially bottles up his inner angst, but as a result comes off as less hardened by his experiences.
  • Canon Character All Along: Cassie, the mostly silent girl who escaped Smith's Grove along with Connie, and develops a sisterly relationship with ? She's Jamie Loyd. And once that's revealed, you know it's not gonna end well for her.
  • Caper Rationalization: How Dave sells himself to his younger and more naive recruits and the woman he plans on putting through prostitutiion; he tells them that he is trying to save them from a life of poverty and help them find a useful place in the world. Jacob certainly believed this, even initially passing their crimes off as revenge against a system that failed them, at least up until he finds out Dave is a pimp.
  • Captive Date: When Dave and Nella catch up to Connie and Jacob in Lakewood, they have their first confrontation in a public restaurant, surrounded by what's left of Dave's gang. David tells them to play it cool and outwardly it looks like a simple double date.
  • Child by Rape: As usual with the female patients, Connie is forcibly artificially inseminated by Michael in order to make a new baby for him - leading to the conception of Sonny. It's also implied that Michael will actually use sex in regards to Jamie and their conception of Steven.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Jacob is a pretty charming guy able to win over girls without the apparent desire or effort, and is really, really naive. That's the main reason Dave keeps him around.
  • Contrasting Prequel Main Character: Most protagonists in the Haunted World saga end up stepping up their game when they realize what they are up against and take the fight to the villains themselves. Connie and Jacob are no where near the leagues of the other protagonists, mostly running and hiding, only fighting when cornered, and winning by luck or fighting dirty. They also have an aversion to killing. Throughout the story, the thing that's most clear about Connie and Jacob is that they are young adults who are in way over their heads.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy
    • Dave's real motives for killing his parents and "saving" his sister - he didn't want them to have what's his. Besides the fact that incest is involved, this isn't too far off from what he was like in Fear.
    • As already revealed in Interlude Into Darkness, the first Ghostface of Lakewood (Kevin Duvall) is pretty much motivated by the fact he's jealous over his girlfriends friendship with one of his bully victims.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death
    • Constantly inflicted by the Saywer's especially by Verna or Vilmer, be it hands on murder or death traps. It is stated that those who are simply butchered by Leatherface got off easy.
    • In flashbacks, when Michael catches up to his parents, he murders his father by slashing his torso from groin to throat and leaving him to bleed out. He also stabs his mother in the jugular but when she puts up a bigger chase than he expected, he eventually chokes her to death with a piece of barbed wire when she gets caught on a fence.
  • Cruel Mercy:
    • Dave keeps his girls drugged and locked up in a series of bunkers to drive them insane. Sometimes leaving them to starve to death. In one instance he planned to do this to two sisters -one sixteen the other eleven, but left them a gun with a single bullet for one sister to either kill themselves or the other, while the survivor is subjected to a slow death.
    • The reason Verna is left alive for most of the story is because Connie thought that finishing her off would be too good for her.
  • Coming-of-Age Story: Has this undertones with Connie's story arc being one of a troubled teen who fell into the wrong crowd and trying to get her life back on track now that she's gonna have a baby.
  • Deal with the Devil: More like "Deal With the Cult", but there are double examples this regarding both the Sawyer's and David's gang.
    • The Sawyer's were victims of a lynch mob when their cannibalistic tendencies where revealed. There where few survivors, and as it turns out Verna was married to a member of the Thorn cult who had them relocated back and forth between Texas and Illinois depending on their situation and any surviving Sawyer's where kept under watch by the Thorn cult. Their services where simple; wherever the cult operates, a Sawyer or Sawyer's would commit murders and mayhem as distractions, with the cult cleaning up any evidence of the Sawyer's themselves, and in turn the Sawyer's would cannibalize anyone and everyone who has died as a result of Dr. Wynn's experiments as a means of disposing bodies.
    • As with Dave's gang, some time ago David ended up forming a gang from friends he made in juvie and resorted to selling drugs and pimping out girls to make money. When in Haddonfield, Dave's dealings caught Terrence Wynn's attention and bought some of Dave's girls for a thousand dollars. From that point Wynn became a frequent customer of Dave's and his business became more lucrative, earning him half a million dollars, allowing him to make a small empire. They kept this up for the past year before Wynn found Dave too pricy and sought to buy girls from cheaper traffickers. Dave was unaware of this for months and has unwittingly been selling Wynn girls for free.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: This story takes into account of Michael's Draco in Leather Pants status in two Fandom Specific Plots, and proceeds to tear both apart. Both to drive the point home to how much of a heartless monster Michael is.
    • The "Michael has a friend/loved one from his past who can save him", is played out with the story of Nurse Amber Roy, a young, optimistic nurse who sees Michael as a troubled youth back in 1976, who just needs love and compassion and tries reach into his heart. She gets close to Michael and seemingly forms a secret romance with him and the two plan to runaway together only for this to be a ruse by Michael to find and kill not only his parents, but Amber's entire family as well, beginning to have sex with her as she falls into a catatonic state, heavily implied to have impregnated her as well.
    • The "Jamie Loyd is Michael's Morality Pet" idea gets an exceptionally cruel kick to the face with Jamie being under the impression that her uncle is a puppet under a demonic curse and is nothing more than a slave of the cult. Michael pretends to let Jamie reach out and help him, when in actuality Michael is very much in control of the situation and is pretty much leading Jamie on to groom her, thinking of her as a "pet".
  • Destroy the Abusive Home: Dave encourages this of Connie and Jacob when they bond over each others past.
    • Ultimately subverted with Connie. She was a runaway as a teenager because she couldn't handle her parents constant domestic arguments, before they went through a very nasty divorce. When Dave has them both kidnapped for Connie to confront, Connie's parents both make it clear that despite their problems, they never meant to hurt her and are genuinely sorry for what she went through. They also mention that despite everything that's happened between them and their marriage ultimately not working out, they will do anything to keep her in their lives and everything to make sure she is safe and happy. It turns out they are still in contact with eachother by the end of the story.
    • Jacob is taken back to his house and confronts his parents over their excessive use of physical discipline and constantly sheltering him. His parents are adamant that they did the right thing and that Jacob should be grateful that they disciplined him. Jacob doesn't have the courage to further stand up to them, so David opts to kill them on the spot.
    • Seemingly occurs in Dave's case, with him killing his parents, calling them out for beating and disowning him, following this up by burning their house down, only for it to turn out to be a ruse to get his hands on Nella.
  • Disc-One Final Dungeon: Verna's slaughterhouse. It is a H.H Holmes style death maze full of death traps and torture mechanisms that Connie and her friends are forced to go through with Dave and his gang. With a loose Leatherface after them to boot. This has all the makings for the climax of the story, especially with the buildup and development of the Sawyer subplot. After the Sawyer's are defeated and Dave is seemingly dealt with, we cut to 2013, where it turns out this story is being told by Connie to Sonny and Steven, and it gets stated that the story doesn't end there. We then go back to 1994, several months after the Sawyer's defeat and shortly after Connie gave birth to Sonny.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: The Sawyer's are built up as being The Heavy throughout the story, primarily acting on the cults behalf. They are dealt with two thirds into the story, with the last third taking place after a six month time skip.
    • Final Boss: In that scenario, it initially looks like a power struggle between Drayton and Verna Sawyer, but then Vilmer comes along and steals their spotlight, and role as Sawyer leader.
    • True Final Boss: After the Sawyer's are dealt with, it would seem Dave, Michael and the first Lakewood Ghostface would take the spotlight.
  • Distant Finale: The story flashes toward in 2013, with The Reveal that Steven Loyd is Doyle visiting Sonny Munroe's family to get to know them and learns more about his biological mother as Connie and Jacob tell their story. It flashes back to 2013 during the epilogue, and Michael is revealed to be hiding out in the slums of LA, seemingly reminiscing of the stories events as well (explaining the chapters from Michael's POV and flashbacks). Meanwhile Leatherface is doing the same in Texas (explaining his own POV and flashbacks) in a dying Verna's mansion, and setting up the events of Texas Chainsaw 3D by murdering Verna.
  • Doomed by Canon: The lot of the surviving characters get this; Vilmer doesn't die in the story proper but does so in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, and the events of that film (along with Vilmer's death) is mentioned in passing during the months long Time Skip; David survives the main events of the story but his death two years later in Fear is mentioned during the epilogue; The minute Cassie is revealed to be Jamie Loyd, her fate was sealed and the events of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers is set up.
  • Domestic Abuse: Vilmer beats everyone in his family that is not himself. This is the most obvious reason that his family doesn't like him. This varies and includes the reveal that Vilmer is the reason Grandpa Sawyer is in a bad shape (as opposed to old age) by battering him with his own hammer in the middle of an argument, or breaking Verna's pelvis because his aunt annoyed him.
  • The Dreaded:
    • Vilmer is regarded as one of the most dangerous and twisted one of the Sawyer clan, even by the other Sawyers for his unpredictable behaviour, Unstoppable Rage, and just how cruel he can be to his victims. The only character in the story that doesn't show any fear or unease of Vilmer at any point is Michael - not that Vilmer doesn't try to intimidate him. On top of all that, an investigation into Vilmer's murders show that some of his victims where thought to be undocumented victims of Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy.
    • Michael is probably the most feared character in the whole story, unsurprisingly due to who he is and what he's done. None of the characters seem to want to cross him or cross paths with him. It's all but stated the reason he is The Unfought is simply because Connie is afraid of him. Connie puts it thusly.
    Excuse me if I'm not ready to face my rapist!
  • Driven to Suicide:
    • At the beginning, Connie is shown to be suicidal, especially when she learns that she's been forcibly inseminated by Michael, on top of her other traumatic experiences. Her supposed attempt to fake her death was actually a genuine attempt to end it all, and she only survived by dumb luck. Dave tries to further push her to this during their last confrontation, but Connie resists him declaring that her new daughter Sonny is her reason for living.
    • Nella ends up shooting herself at Dave's behest.
  • Drugs Are Bad: One of the major factors of Connie's breakdown is her use of drugs, also Dave and his gang turn out to be in the drug running business themselves.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: For Drayton, Verna crossed a line in the early 80's when Verna forced Leatherface to kill the children of a neighbouring family Drayton made friends with, and fed them to their parents before killing said parents. Drayton found that far to sadistic and it led to a falling out between the two.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Played with but subverted on multiple accounts.
    • Played strait, at least in regards with Drayton and Leatherface/Jed. It is shown that they genuinely care about their family and there was a neighbouring family that Drayton ended up befriending and is upset when he learns Verna had them killed. Leatherface is also loyal to his family, although there's a bit of Conflicting Loyalty as his subconscious remorse manifests to him in the form of his long dead friend and former Morality Pet Lizzy White. He also murders Verna for ordering him to kill his cousin Edith.
    • Verna plays herself off as a matronly figure, but has a twisted idea of what family is, and when push comes to shove, only sees her family as narcissistic reflections of herself and her warped worldview. She doesn't have any actual empathy for her family, will abandon them when it's convenient to her and is shown to be such a self serving fanatic about family loyalty that anyone in her family that doesn't fall into her line is the enemy, as she demonstrates by her falling out with Drayton, her browbeating, gaslighting, and even threatening Leatherface whenever he doesn't listen to her as he grew older, to ultimately ordering the death of Edith in the event she refuses to be her heir.
    • Defied with Michael, as the story makes points to demonstrate that he has no love for anybody. See Deconstructed Character Archetype above.
    • Dave seems genuinely motivated to save his sister from an abusive home, only for it to turn out that his sister his blindly devoted to him after years of molestation and abuse. Ultimately Dave finds her as expendable as the rest of his "toys" as he asks her to kill herself to tie loose ends and she does so with no hesitation.
  • Everybody Lives: Nearly all the main characters survive the events of this story. Of course it's downplayed as there is still the lingering threat of being Doomed by Canon above, and the fact it's mentioned that Vilmer was killed during the events of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation which occured shortly after Connie and her friends escaped the Sawyer's. David's death two years later in Fear is mentioned in passing during the closing narration, as is Jamie's death. Verna is also killed by Leatherface in the epilogue.
  • Evil vs. Evil: You've got Dave McCall's gang vs the Sawyer's and the Thorn cult, with even an internal conflict in the Sawyer family between Drayton, Verna and Vilmer. Ones a gang of drug dealers, murderers and a prostitution racket. The other two is a murderous Breeding Cult with a Dark Messiah and their Cannibal Clan lapdogs. When Connie finds out about the former, it wasn't a matter of who was good or who was bad, but who could protect her and Cassie from the other two, and decides that the gang is her best option for the moment.
  • False Friend: Dave is this to pretty much all his gang, the women he "rescues" and especially Connie and Jacob. Sure he puts up a big empathetic front and forms close relationships with those he gets close to and can charm anyone around him with ease, but that's just how he gets them.
  • Family Disunion:
    • Drayton and Verna are constantly clashing heads as leaders of the Sawyer clan, but things take an especially big nose dive when their nephew Vilmer enters the picture.
    • Dave has Jacob and Connie confront their issues with their families, provided that they do the same for him. With exception of Connie who makes peace with her parents, this mostly ends with David killing his and Jacob's parents.
  • Foregone Conclusion: The main reason why a lot of the Bittersweet Ending mostly isn't spoiler tagged.
  • Frame-Up: Two fold. It turns out Dave used his gang resources to help Kevin Duvall frame Brandon James for his killing spree, provided they use said killing spree as a cover to get close to Connie and Jacob. To cover up his own tracks, Dave orders his sister to kill all his prostitutes and destroy his drugs before having her confess to his crimes and killing herself.
  • Freudian Excuse: Dave makes the claim that he escaped from an abusive household from parents that are keeping his sister locked away and he intends to rescue her. In actuality he was forced out of his home because he had thoughts, feelings and "played games" with his sister that no brother ever should and he sought to kill his parents to get her back.
  • Gaslighting: Depicted throughout the story and portrayed as a "Special Kind Of Evil"; Verna did this to her son Jed to turn him into Leatherface, proud that she broken him mentally and continues to do so to keep him under his thumb; Dave does this to the girls he plans to pimp out as well as some of his new recruits to his gang; Michael does this to Jamie, making her believe they have a connection and she can help save him, when he has the worst intentions for her.
  • Guile Hero: Like her daughter in Devil's Night, Connie uses more of her wits to get through a situation than she does with action. When she learns of Dave's true nature and intentions, she's savvy enough to realize what a dangerous situation she's in and doesn't let Dave know that she knows until she successfully lured them into Verna's death trap. She then deliberately tricks a majority of Dave's gang into getting butchered while she, Cassie and Jacob make their escape. Only time she does anything action worthy is when she kicks Verna's teeth in, fires a flare gun that sets off an explosion that injures Vilmer and forcibly drugging Dave to leave him at one of Ghostface's crime scenes, after pretending that the small doses he injected her with made her docile.
  • Grew a Spine: Zig-Zagged. Jacob is regarded and played off as a meek individual who has a hard time standing up for himself. This lasts until he is forced to fight with Vilmer Sawyer one on one. It isn't portrayed as him taking a level in badass, so much as it is a cornered guy whose fighting for his survival as a last resort. By the end of the third act, Jacob is a little more bold at a standing up to Dave and even steals a police car to go after the Lakewood Ghostface to save Connie and Jamie, and even tries to kill Ghostface when he has him cornered - albeit the attempt fails but even then he manages to intimidate Ghostface.
  • Hearing Voices: It turns out Leatherface has this problem often when he is alone, as his subconscious remorse manifests in hearing Lizzy White's voice, and sometimes seeing her reflection. As it turns out while he sees Lizzy as The Lost Lenore, this is applicable to a number of his victims.
  • Heel Realization: Subverted with Drayton. He is never repentant about being one of the heads of a cannibal clan, but realizes he had his limits when Verna murders a neighbouring family in such a cruel manner that it, in Drayton's own words, took the fun out of their activities.
  • Hero of Another Story: Daisy Anderson, Miguel Ascota and the James brothers appear late in the story as supporting characters, that are in the middle of their own horror story that Connie and her friends walked into with Ghostface on the loose.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Jamie talks with Michael and agrees to go with him back to Smiths Grove if he stops pursuing her and her friends. Downplayed, as Jamie doesn't know what Michael really intends for her and ultimately subverted as later down the road, Michael would eventually come after them anyways years after Jamie's death.
  • The Heavy: The Sawyer family are the antagonists who drive most of the plot in hunting down Smith Grove escapees on the behest of the Thorn Cult. Michael doesn't re-enter the picture until after they are dealt with and even then is The Unfought in favour of the Lakewood Ghostface, whose killing spree drives the drama in the last third of the story, and provides Michael and Dave a convenient distraction to go after Connie, Jacob and Jamie.
  • Hidden Depths: Averted with Michael. As repeatedly demonstrated, but here the point is driven home that he really is just a heartless sociopathic monster, despite what others may have hoped for him. Curse or no curse. There is a reason why Gowan's Criminal Mind is used as a Villain Song in Devil's Night. The closest we get out of him that can be seen as an actual depth is that he may have been an Elvis fan as a teenager.
  • Hypocrite: Despite Verna's "Blood or Meat" mentality regarding her family and the rest of the world, it's shown she isn't a biological Sawyer, having been adopted and later married into the family so the blood part isn't too applicable here. She also secretly orders the death of her granddaughter (a biological Sawyer) showing that this mentality is just an extension of her "Me against them" worldview.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: Played for Drama. In flashbacks set In the 80's, a family that ended up befriending Drayton Sawyer, also ended up with their children missing. Unbeknownst to them and Drayton, Verna had the children abducted and butchered by Leatherface. Not a week later Verna invites them to "console" them. Then she reveals to the parents what they are eating...
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: A non supernatural variation, but Leatherface is shown to subconsciously resent his family for using him as a lapdog and has a particular ire towards Verna for bringing about his mental downfall and taking away any chance he had of a normal life.
  • Interquel: It's revealed that the events of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation took place during the months long Time Skip. In fact it was the very same week that the Sawyer's where bearen.
  • Irrational Hatred:
    • In addition to a total Lack of Empathy of those who aren't her, Verna despises those outside of her family, described as having a misanthropic and myopic worldview. She tries to rationalize this by saying that she and her family are victims being picked on by the world, ignoring the fact that her family are cannibalistic serial killers who murdered numerous innocent people! When this is brought up to her, Verna will either continue play the victim card on how cruel the world is to her, or react in cold blooded murder. Or both at the same time.
    • As established in Interlude into Darkness, Kevin Duvall AKA the first Lakewood Ghostface has this bad for Brandon James, simply because of his deformity.
  • "It" Is Dehumanizing: Kevin's opinion of Brandon James can be summed up with him calling him a "freak", a "failed abortion". In private conversations, he strait up calls Brandon a "monster" and uses "it" as if that was Brandon's actual pronoun. To note, he has only ever referred to Brandon by his real name twice in the entire story.
  • Jack the Ripoff:
    • It's explained in one of the flashbacks Verna separated from her family to live out in a isolated cabin in the wilderness. It was there that Verna was acting as an independent Serial Killer...mimicking the MO of Albert Fish. Her slaughterhouse she designed to be a death maze full of traps draws lines from allegations of H.H Holmes.
    • On a similar note, Vilmer Sawyer has been traveling the country with his own murder spree throughout his teen and adult life, and it's mentioned that some of the murders he committed where initially attributed for those of Ted Bundy or Jeffery Dahmer.
  • Jerk Jock: Kevin Duvall is shown as this in high school being Brandon James main bully, and a particularly vicious one at that...and he's certainly not above committing a murder spree if it meant showing everyone their place.
  • Karma Houdini: Pretty much every villain survives in the story proper, save for Vilmer getting Killed Offscreen.
    • Karma Houdini Warranty: The villains only owe their survival to being Doomed by Canon. In the epilogue, it's mentioned Dave died two years later when the events of Fear took place. Verna also gets hers in the epilogue when Leatherface has enough of her and smothers her to death.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch:
    • Verna receives this four times over the course of the story.
      • Vilmer cripples her for life by breaking her pelvis with a crowbar.
      • She literary gets Kicked While She's Down by Connie during their last encounter, getting several of her teeth knocked out. Connie then tells Verna that she's "Not worth it".
      • When trying to get information on Jamie's whereabouts after the Sawyer's loose their targets, Michael hears that Verna can still feel pain in her pelvis and sticks a knife in it, twisting the knife to get her to talk faster.
      • In the epilogue, an elderly Verna gives the order to kill her granddaughter Edith if she rejects being her heir, at which point Leatherface decides to angrily smother Verna to death.
    • Connie letting and tricking all but a few of Dave's gang get butchered in Verna's slaughterhouse via various death traps. Uncharacteristically cruel of a hero ? Yes. Did they have it coming ? Also yes.
  • Killed Offscreen: It's mentioned that the events of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation - and Vilmer's death - took place over the months long Time Skip. David's death during the events of Film/Fear is mentioned during the epilogue, as well as Jamie's death in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em:
    • During the climax, after his fight with Jacob and Jamie, the Lakewood Ghostface willingly lets them go and provides them Connie's location. It's quickly shown he only did this because he had a gun to his head and states he probably would still try to kill them if he was stupid. Ghostface manages to flee after giving this information and the only reason Jacob doesn't shoot after him is because he didn't actually have ammo left.
    • What prevents Dave from pursuing Connie and Jacob any further - his business has effectively gone down the drain thanks to his Villainous Breakdown and thus continuously chasing them would eventually draw more attention on himself, especially with police already snooping in about him.
  • Luke, I Might Be Your Father:
    • There's a few hints that Michael may be the biological father of Kevin Duvall, as it's mentioned he forcibly impregnanted a catatonic nurse who was relocated back to Lakewood. The time Kevin mentions he was born takes place a while after this incident, with him being mentioned offhand to have been adopted. This would also explain Kevin's near superhuman strength and endurance that rivals that Steven Loyd Doyle, which would make him both Steven's Evil Counterpart and half brother.
    • It's brought up once, but its stated that one of the reasons for Vilmer is feared and despised by his family is because he raped his cousin Loretta. Loretta is Edith Sawyer's mother in Texas Chainsaw 3D and supposedly this incident occured around the time Loretta got pregnant with Edith.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Michael is a Zigged Zagged example. He's in his usual getup for the most part, but he is unmasked during flashback chapters of his teenage years (justified then as this was before he got his mask in the first place). He is also unmasked for the majority of the Lakewood chapters while impersonating a police officer.
  • A Match Made in Stockholm: Connie and Jacob are the main couple of this story, with Jacob eventually becoming Sonny's stepfather. They first meet as an unwitting hostage and member Dave McCall's gang.
  • Morality Pet:
    • Defied with Jamie. It's clear Michael feels nothing for her and is at best just toying around with her. In actuality he has something horrible planned for her. It's the same with one Nurse Amber Roy, who tried to reach out to Michael as a teenager, seemingly worked, but ended up paying a horrible price for it.
    • Played more strait with a posthumous example with Nurse Lizzy White, who often appears to Leatherface as a manifestation of his subconscious remorse. It's also shown in the epilogue that Leatherface's cousin Edith will become this.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: As stated above, Verna's motives for what she does is a hate and disgust for everyone outside her own family (and even then the "love" she has for her family is controlling, manipulative, narcissistic and selective.)
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Connie is this all over the story, since her drug habit got her to accidentally kill a family in a car accident. As Dave tries to drug Connie to a stupor, he of course holds this incident over her head while trying to talk her into killing herself.
  • Narcissist: Verna has a extreme sense of self entitlement, and disdain for anyone outside of her own family, to the extent that she thinks that they deserve to suffer and die on the mere grounds that they aren't her family. Even when she plays herself off as a loving matriarch it becomes gradually clear she wants her family members to meet her standards and her terms to be "worthy" of her love and that everyone outside of that is a threat. Best shown when she secretly orders the death of her granddaughter if she doesn't join the Sawyer fray.
  • Nothing but Hits
    • "Zombie" by The Cranberries. Opening song, playing over the course of Connie's bad habits as a runaway, over her car accident, and subsequent incarceration in Smiths Grove.
    • "Self Esteem" by The Offspring. Plays on the radio when Connie is taken to Dave's hangout spot (an rundown and apparently abandoned motel). Jacob is also shown to like this song. Apparently it resonates with him.
    • "Little Less Conversation","Suspicious Minds", "Devil In Disguise" by Elvis Presley. These three songs are played in the flashbacks to Michael's teenage years, with Elvis music being something he and Nurse Amber bonded over. "Devil in Disguise" becomes something of a Villain Song for Michael as it plays on a record when Amber realizes he really is evil, and Michael whistles/hums to it as he's being carted back to Smith's Grove.
    • "Midlife Crisis" by Faith No More. Plays on the radio when Connie secretly uncovers what Dave is doing to his girls.
    • "Lovers at a Dangerous Time" by Bruce Cockburn. Plays in the aftermath of Verna's slaughterhouse after the Sawyer's are beaten, Connie and Jacob share their first Big Damn Kiss, Cassie is revealed to actually be Jamie Loyd, Dave and his surviving friends are left behind to deal with the fallout. It has all the making of the closing song, and then the story flashes forward to 2013.
    • "Janie's Got A Gun" by Areosmith. Plays on the radio when David meets Connie and Jacob at a diner, and the news goes on about bodies being found in Lakewood. Replays when the Lakewood Ghostface is beaten and Jamie leaves with Michael.
    • "Wild Horses" by The Rolling Stones. Closing song.
  • Only in It for the Money: Dave is in the business of luring and abducting young impressionable girls, torturing physically and psychologically through drugs and gaslighting to make them more susceptible to be put in Smith's Grove, so long as Wynn keeps paying him. When he learns Wynn is withholding his payment, then Dave starts to have problems with the cult.
  • Pet the Dog: One of the biggest plot points is that Drayton and Leatherface took pity on Connie and helped her escape Smiths Grove when they realize she's still alive after her failed suicide attempt. In the slaughterhouse, Leatherface also doesn't kill Jamie Loyd or Connie when he has them cornered for no apparent reason, despite being ordered to kill them by Verna and Vilmer, and even points them to where they can escape.
  • Poisonous Friend: Dave as it gradually becomes clear that he is a toxic influence on those he gets close enough too. His friendships are superficial as far as he's concerned, and anyone more naive who'd befriend Dave is slowly but surely subjected to being either gaslighted or corrupted by him.
  • Police Brutality Gambit: During the climax, the Lakewood Ghostface is at the receiving end of a beatdown from Jacob and eventually Jamie, before managing to give both the slip. The injuries he received makes it easier for Kevin to pass himself off as a survivor of the "Brandon James" attacks.
  • Prequel: Chronologically speaking, is the earliest story set in the Haunted World Saga, being set in 1994. It also functions as a prequel to Fear, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Sonny with a Chance and Scream: The TV Series.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: In addition to Know When to Fold 'Em above, Dave has this realization too late that killing a pregnant woman who resembles Connie won't give him any leverage over the Thorn cult if they think his hostage is dead. And he just sent them blackmail material against him.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: The fact that Dave is a pimp and has repeatedly molested his sister to the point of Stockholm Syndrome, re-establishes him as a irredeemable scumbag.
  • Reality Ensues
    • This is the most down to earth and mundane story in the Haunted World saga and gets emphasized in multiple points; Connie and Jacob do not Take A Level In Badass like the protagonists in the other stories. The supernatural elements are at best only hinted at with most of the main characters not believing in it. It is through sheer luck, guile and help from others that the protagonists are able to make it out of the horror and fights alive. Also the Lakewood Ghostface, for all the murder and mayhem he caused is forced to back down from a confrontation when shot at, showing that he too (back then at least) is another young adult who is over his head.
    • Michael's subplot is a big case of this when it comes to romanticizing serial killers and what happens when you try to reach out and help/change a heartless sociopath.
  • Roaring Rampage of Rescue: Jacob attempts to go on one when he gets a call from Dave that the Lakewood Ghostface has Connie and Jamie trapped at a cabin. While Jacob manages to save (temporarily) Jamie, it turns out Dave has Connie trapped in a trailer out of town.
  • The Runaway: Connie had previously ran away from a dysfunctional home, and Jacob from an abusive one.
  • Secret Keeper: Connie and Jacob become this for Jamie after learning she was with them the whole time. Not that it saves Jamie in the long run.
  • Sexy Discretion Shot: Played for Laughs and occurs late into the story. Shortly after Sonny was born, Connie and Jacob have some alone time when Jamie ends up offering to babysit her for the day. This leads up to Connie and Jacob about to have Their First Time...only for the story to cut back to the present day when Connie and Jacob stop their story, with Sonny and Steven staring at them with wide eyes.
    Present Day!Connie: I...think I said too much.
  • Silent Antagonist: Zig-Zagged with Michael. As usual he isn't very talkative, but the chapters written in his POV give us some insight into his thought process. In the flashbacks regarding Amber Roy, a teenage Michael is capable of communicating with her through notes and even whispers in her ear when they plan to runaway together (although we never hear what he says). In those same flashbacks, when carted back to the sanitarium, he whistles and hums to Elvis Presley's "Devil in Disguise". In the story itself he speaks while pretending to be a cop when no one is the wiser, but once it's revealed who he really is, he goes back to being silent.
  • The Starscream: Initially Drayton and Verna compete with eachother as heads of the Sawyer clan. Then Vilmer comes along and steals that role out from under the feet and beats them (to the point of crippling Verna) into submission.
  • Strike Me Down with All of Your Hatred: Verna dares Connie to do this when crippled, ranting and raving out anyone outside of her and her family are twisted monsters for having the audacity to stand up for themselves. Connie simply refuses to finish her off and instead opts to kick her in the mouth hard enough to break her teeth and jaw. This pretty much shut Verna up.
  • Stupid Evil: A case that ends up overlapping with Pragmatic Villainy. As part of his Villainous Breakdown, Dave has a pregnant woman who resembles Connie killed on camera in an attempt to haggle Terrence Wynn. Dave realizes to late that this just gave the cult leverage over his gang and he pretty much lost any sway he previously had with the cult. Not only that but Michael doesn't care about Connie as much as Jamie, who David didn't realize he briefly had before loosing. When Jamie turns herself back into the cult, Dave is left with no leverage against the cult and his business is on the brink of ruin. Even when he's lucky enough to escape arrest, he is forced to lay low with what remains of his gang to not draw attention to himself.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Subverted with Dave, if only because he became 18 the past year and thus a legal adult. Played strait with Vilmer and Verna as their respective flashbacks show they where just as twisted killers as teenagers as they are in the present. Vilmer at least was shown to be like this, at least since he was a kid.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Subverted in Verna's slaughterhouse. Despite Connie and her friends being trapped together with Dave's gang and they seemingly need eachothers help in order to escape, Connie pretty much uses David's crew as Cannon Fodder and leaves them to their fate in the death traps.
  • Their First Time: Connie and Jacob's is about to occur shortly after Sonny was born when Jamie took her out for a walk on the town. Connie and Jacob are about to have sex in the shower when they are alone...only for Present Day!Connie to skip that part of the story because she remembered she's telling this to her daughter and said daughters half brother.
  • Time Skip: Two fold. It's revealed this story is being told from 2013, with its epilogue occurring during that year. Within the story itself, there's a skip of several months between the defeat of the Sawyer's, and Connie, Jacob and Jamie's misadventure in Lakewood.
  • These Hands Have Killed: Connie is relentlessly haunted by the fact that she is responsible for a car accident that killed an entire family. It's also implied to be the reason she doesn't want to kill again in this story.
  • Thou Shall Not Kill: Jacob's apparent mindset as he refuses to kill his Abusive Parents when he has them at his mercy, or finish Vilmer off when he's unconscious.
  • Token Good Teammate: Jacob seems to be the only genuinely good person in Dave's gang and is shown to have an initially naive outlook on their lives due to his sheltered upbringing.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Cassie, a younger girl Connie rescued from the sanitarium, is portrayed as one of the few truly innocent characters in this story. While not all that naive to the world, she tries to not let the horror around her drag her down despite having undergone multiple traumatic experiences. Upon being revealed to be Jamie Loyd, she turns out to be something of a Wide-Eyed Idealist who believes her uncle is enslaved to a curse that she can help free him from, not believing him to be a genuine sociopath. From the reveal of her true identity onwards, doom hangs over her like a cloud as she faces an inevitable forced impregnation and later murder by her uncle.
  • Unexpected Character: After the Sawyer's defeat, the story skips several months with Connie, Jacob and "Cassie"/Jamie find themselves in Lakewood, in the crosshairs of the Brandon James killings, introducing us to Daisy Anderson, Miguel Ascota, Brandon and Troy James, and Kevin Duvall.
  • The Unfought: Despite being one of the main antagonists of the story, Michael never confronts or fights the protagonists (except for Jamie) and only meets Connie during the first fourth of the story. It's heavily implied the whole reason Connie doesn't face him is because she learned who is he and what he's done and is just plain afraid of him. Jacob unwittingly meets Michael during the climax while he's incognito as a cop. The closest we get to a showdown with him is Jamie talking Michael into taking her back to Smith's Grove in exchange for Connie and Jacob's safety, and Jamie having to convince Jacob to let her leave with the "cop" promising she will be fine. If only they knew...
  • Villain of Another Story: The Lakewood Ghostface (Kevin Duvall) has his own motives, goal and plans in mind and it just so happens that Connie, Jacob and Jamie end up getting in the way of his killing spree. This is largely due to David helping Kevin out in framing Brandon James, in exchange for going after them.
  • Villain Protagonist: Much of the Sawyer subplot is told from the POV of Leatherface. And a few are told from Michael's POV as well.
  • Villain Team-Up: In the Lakewood chapters, Dave catches up to Kevin Duvall and uncovers his plans for a murder spree. Dave offers to use his resources to help cover up any evidence against Kevin, and frame Brandon James, if Kevin uses his killing spree as a cover to abduct help Connie, Jamie, and baby Sonny. This lasts up until Kevin decides that Dave's plans are too costly for his own.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Dave has one build up for months during the Time Skip considering he lost most of his gang to Verna's slaughterhouse and his captives escaped him. In those months, he abducted a pregnant woman who looked like Connie, and filmed her murder to blackmail Wynn. When that backfires, Dave tracks down Connie, Jacob and Jamie, forcing a confrontation in a diner via Captive Date where he makes it clear he's dropped all pretences of being polite. He later teams up with Kevin Duvall to help in the latters killing spree in return for getting revenge on the trio, during which he tries to force Connie to kill herself. Failing all of that, he "calms down" by having his sister Nella confess to all his crimes, murdering his captive prostitutes, destroying his drugs before killing herself to tie loose ends.
  • Villainous Incest:
    • Technically subverted with Verna and Drayton. While Drayton is shown to be Leatherface's father and Verna is mentioned to probably be both Leatherface's mother and aunt, we find out Verna and Drayton are not biologically brother and sister. Also Verna had a sexual relationship with Drayton's brothers before she settled for Drayton.
    • Played strait and Played for Drama with Dave and his sister Nella, as its revealed he did things to her no brother should do to his sister until she was his most obedient girl.
    • What Michael has in mind for Jamie, who y'know is his niece. That's how we got Steven Loyd Doyle.
    • It's all but stated that Vilmer Sawyer raped his cousin Loretta, which was one of many reasons the Sawyer's either fear or hate him. Also this implies he's the father of Loretta's daughter Edith.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Jacob's attitude towards David becomes this. Of course to David all relationships are superficial.
  • Wham Episode: Occurs just after the Sawyer's are defeated and "Cassie" is revealed to be Jamie Loyd, seemingly ending the story. We flash forward to 2013, with the reveal that Steven Loyd Doyle is visiting the Munroe family, and that both he Sonny being told this story by Connie and Jacob. Steven is trying to find out as much about his biological mother as he can, and when Jamie escapes the cult, Steven sadly asks "But her story doesn't end there, does it ?" knowing where he came from. We then flash back to 1994, shortly after Sonny's birth in Lakewood.
  • Whole Episode Flashback: The bulk of this story is told in a flashback as Connie and Jacob tell their story to Sonny and Steven, as well as memories Leatherface and Michael are respectively shown to reminisce. We also get a few chapters set in the 60's, 70's and 80's that are meant to be flashbacks of Michael and the Sawyer family to establish further backstory to them.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The amounts of death and potential deaths of children are quite frightening, and that's without Michael's established pattern of killing his own babies.
    • Verna had the children of a family murdered before killing their parents, and went on to become an Albert Fish copy cat, who was responsible for 72 child disappearances in Texas.
    • When Vilmer's secret mass grave is uncovered we see the skeletons range in size, showing young children and even infants where among his victims.
    • The Lakewood Ghostface is mentioned to have maimed two children, one of which dies in the hospital during his spree.
    • Dave forces a teenage girl to either shoot herself or her eleven year old sister with it being left in the air who ended up dying, and threatens Connie's newborn daughter with either death or being sent back to Smiths Grove- which would also mean death.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: The moment "Cassie" is revealed to be Jamie, it's garunteed that she's not gonna make it, no matter what Connie or Jacob do to save her.
  • You Should Have Died Instead: Connie's self loathing feelings regarding getting into an accident that kills a family. This on top of her other traumatic experiences made her attempt suicide early in the story and even when she survives that attempt, she's still got a heavy bag of angst that looms over her like a storm cloud. Her character arc revolves around pulling the pieces back together before she ends up having Sonny. Dave tries to drug Connie, convincing her she is worthless and she should either kill herself or let him kill her. Luckily Connie gets her act together, overpowers and drugs Dave back, stating that Sonny is her reason for living.

    WVW Part 1 

Crossovers: Ginger Snaps, The Craft, Urban Legend, The Covenant, Big Bad Wolf, Zoey 101, Bitten, Halloween.

Set in 2008: On the ten year anniversary of a massacre that made a university infamous, a documentary film maker by the name of Amy (who survived a similar killing spree years ago) tracks down two survivors named Natalie and Paul in hopes to make an exposé documentary on the first killing spree and it's cover up. Unfortunately this gets them the attention of two serial killers, Brenda Bates and Solomon who bring with them new friends of their own, eventually forcing Natalie and Amy to team up with more supernatural help of their own. As this is happening, the students of Pacific Coast Academy, particularly Zoey, Chase Matthews, Lola, Logan, Michael and Quinn hear of werewolf sightings and the Urban Legend of the Beast of the Pacific Coast, and plan to go on a final adventure together before leaving their times in high school behind. This turns into a rescue mission when Zoey, Lola and Zoey's brother Dustin find themselves missing from their friends, shortly after it is discovered Zoey is pregnant.

In the meantime, years after the Fitzgerald pack was formed, the pack gains the attention of the International Council of Alpha's whose American fraction wishes to learn how such a pack rose to prominence. The American Pack lost their previous alpha which prompts a civil war between father and son members of the pack, Malcolm and Jeremy Danvers. As this is happening, a young werewolf by the name of Derek Crowley has been traveling with his girlfriend Sam Marche to find a possible cure for lycanthropy having spent a few years trying to deal with the curse, putting them in the crosshairs of the two packs.

Elsewhere, the Sons of Ipswich (Caleb Danvers, his friends Pogue, Tyler and Reid) lives are flipped upside down when their thought dead enemy Chase Collins has returned and seeks to take revenge on them and their loved ones after briefly serving the vampire master Horace Black. Collins takes to starting team ups with a few other villains for his own plans to usurp the legacy of Horace Black, such as the Thorn cult and Malcolm Danvers. After a series of attacks, Collins and Malcolm start things off by attacking the PCA and surrounding town to lure out the Beast of the Pacific Coast; as well as the abduction of Ginger's son Fitz, and brainwashing of Nancy Downs.

This all serves to bring these protagonists together as Malcolm and Collins plans continue to interlock with everyone's lives.


  • A Lighter Shade of Black: Brenda Bates isn't to be considered "good" due to being a Serial Killer. She is however considered the least evil out the villains in this story do to having a fairly sympathetic backstory and Pet the Dog moments.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The opening chapter of The Covenant is used to give flat characters of that film a bit of character development. Notably it gives this to Tyler due to his utter lack of characterization in the film only to have him killed.
  • Abusive Parents: Malcolm Danvers, as with canon, is this to Jeremy and openly wanted to kill his son his whole life. This story showcases the beginning of Malcolm's stint as Jeremy's Archnemesis Dad.
  • Action Girl: Zoey Brooks and Lola Martinez of Zoey 101 are probably the two biggest examples.
    • Lola spends two thirds of the story as a captive of Smith's Groove. She spends her captivity actively fighting against its staff and the cult members, and making incredible and daring escape attempts and mad dashes. She also shows an incredible resistance to their attempts to subdue her, shrugging off the drugs she gets injected with like they where nothing.
    • Zoey Brooks kills a possibly supernatural monster called the Beast of the Pacific Coast, is able to make a makeshift treehouse from its lair and spends a bulk of the story as a Crazy Survivalist master huntress, killing off dozens of werewolves during her stay in the forest in a manner that her work is mistaken for that of the monster she killed.
  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: Michael Barrett when it comes to surviving the attack on PCA and helping fight of a few werewolves, he it quickly gets to his head about taking a level of badass. To be fair his hearts still in the right place when it comes to being a hero, but he's still rather boastful about it.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: Chase Collins' sexuality isn't explored in The Covenant beyond giving Ambiguously Gay hints. Here he leans to being heterosexual or bisexual as he appears to have a Villainous Crush on Nancy Downs. He later claims he's Asexual and he's more interested in ones power or their capacity of mayhem as opposed to sex.
  • Adult Fear:
    • The werewolf attack on PCA is this as to be expected with many students either cursed, killed or injured. And to escape this attack, Zoey's younger brother Dustin goes missing when he flees into the woods infamous for a monster lurking within, prompting Zoey to venture in to reduce him, while pregnant no less.
    • Ginger's seven year son Fitz also gets abducted from school by folks who want him to kill and unleash his werwolf powers. This is a search and rescue operation that takes them from Ontario to Illinois.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Brenda's death is played off as this on account of the story showing off her redeemable qualities despite the fact she's a serial killer and that she could have had a normal life had it not gone down a downward spiral. Although Fitz is the only character who actually feels sorry for her, having befriended her in the story.
  • Alternate Continuity:
    • Functions as a sequel to Zoey 101. In 2015 after the show ended the creator Dan Schneider released a Where Are They Now video showing canonically Zoey isn't with Chase Matthews years after the show (although it's implied they're about to reunite). Here, not only do they stay together, Zoey is pregnant and it's implied they eventually get married.
    • Also functions as a prequel to Bitten, but in this take, a lot of the lore regarding werewolves is ignored or hand waved for plot convenience. Also Jeremy Danvers doesn't learn until the second season of that witches exist, despite encountering them here. If that wasn't enough a major point of Bitten's backstory is how its protagonist Elena Michaels is the first female werewolf in the world of this show, despite numerous female werewolves existing here. This however gets a handwave under Our Werewolves Are Different.
  • Ambiguous Ending: Derek Crowley and Sam Marche's story ends with them learning that the cure to the werewolf bite is eating the heart of the werewolf that bite you. They also find out that Mitch Toblat has been kept alive for years by Jeremy's pack, who offers Derek the cure he spent so long searching for - although Derek has been growing to love his powers as a werewolf and is unsure if he wants the cure anymore. We never find out what their ultimate decision was.
  • Ambition Is Evil
    • The moment Chase Collins realizes he's a descendant of a powerful and ancient cult leader who helps him further develop, things get to his head rather fast.
    • Malcolm Danvers believes he's entitled to be the leader of the American faction of the Council of Alpha's and notices that Canada is a vacant seat as well, not considering the Fitzgerald sisters "worthy" on their rulership despite the massive pack they formed. He takes it to greater extremes in trying to make a bigger pack, through rather draconian methods.
    • Solomon's new motivation besides revenge is that he is sore about being in Brenda Bates shadow thanks to being her copycat and he had dreams Michael Myers' Dark Messiah destiny that included Michael being in control of an army of killers and madmen. He just wants to be part of that vision and doesn't want to be a second rate killer. Everything he does is to impress the Thorn followers so he can be part of Michael's future reign.
  • And I Must Scream: Mitch Toblat is revealed to have been kept alive and a captive of the Danvers pack. On the flip side he had his limbs removed, his burn injuries haven't healed, it's implied he's been castrated, his jaw is wired shut and he's keep in isolation. Although considering what kind of monster Mitch was, it's hard to say he didn't have this coming.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: Chase Collins is this to Horace Black. Not that he's his son, but one of his descendants.
  • Anti-Hero: At least regarding werewolf protagonists.
    • Jeremy Danvers does some pretty morally dubious shit over the course of the story, such as killing, torture interrogation of mooks. He is acting in accordance to the laws set by the Council of Alphas and is the good guys side. To be fair, he is also up against villains who are real scum. By his own admission, the laws set by the Council are not always in line with human laws or morality, but he doesn't question them for the most part.
    • The Fitzgerald Pack have their own brand of killing or interrogation and a "Take No Survivors" mentality against their enemies. They even operate with lynch trials for those who wrong them or their allies, and unlucky enough to escape the law. Unlike Jeremy, they don't operate or subscribe to his pack laws, but have their own system when it comes to protecting others. At their most benign, the Fitzgerald sisters will frame those who cross them for something that will ruin their lives. All this because the pack runs on an Mama Bear or Papa Wolf mentality.
    • Derek Crowley and Sam Marche are this prior to Malcolm catching up to them. Derek uses his lycanthropy to hunt those he thinks deserves it - IE pedophiles, rapists, etc. He's also not above using transformation as an intimidation tactic against bullies.
  • Anti-Magic: The magic drawn by Thorn once again counteracts any other magic and supernatural threat. This is what gives Persephone her edge. And critical in defeating Collins and Malcolm.
  • The Atoner:
    • Logan Reese spends his time as Chase Collins' second in command, being forced to financially fund Collins and is forced to kill people at Collins' behest. Luckily, he becomes this when he realizes where Quinn is being kept and attempts to sacrifice himself to release this information to his friends. The sacrifice attempt gets bungled when he doesn't get killed but he's forgiven pretty easily on account that he's been Forced Into Villainy.
    • Averted with Brenda Bates. The point is driven home that while she has a good side and a few soft spots, she an unrepentant murderer who herself admits that she's gone past the point of no return.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: Jeremy becoming alpha after beating Malcolm in two different fights.
  • Ax-Crazy: Chase Collins causes all manner of mayhem on a whim and makes it no secret he's having fun with this.
    • Brenda Bates and Solomon are pretty brutal and vicious as killers, although Brenda is more over the top in her personality about it. Solomon's a bit more level headed but makes it a point to be cruel about torturing his victims.
  • Badass Normal: Zoey Brooks takes the absolute cake with this. See The Dreaded and Pregnant Badass below.
  • Bait the Dog:
    • Malcolm Danvers takes Derek Crowley under his wing to show him the benefits of being a werewolf and seems to be trying to place himself as a father figure to him. It gradually becomes apparent that Malcolm just wants to mould Derek into another son as he see's Jeremy as failure for not matching up to his ideals. Malcolm's lessons include trying to force Derek to kill innocent people, from children to his mother, repeatedly orders him to rape and/or murder his girlfriend. When Derek proves to resistant, has him tortured and opts to kill him when Derek begins to actively rebel against him, stating "I'll just find another."
    • Horace "Jesse" Black offers to help the Fitzgerald pack to find Fitz, and to rescue Nancy from her brainwashing. It becomes clear he isn't doing this out of altruism but rather his own benefit, and he's more than willing to sell out werewolves and even some of his own vamps to the Thorn cult if it meant a more beneficial team up. When that backfires, he's ultimately the one who saves Fitz from captivity it's clearly to save his own skin, during which he seems to be trying to comfort Fitz, only to start to encourage him into killing Brenda and awakening his lycanthropy.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: It's shown and explained here the reason Horace "Jesse" Black has been having children over the centuries with various supernatural species is so he can eventually take his children or their descendants and mould them into his image for him to control as part of a "master race" fantasy. Chase Collins is revealed to be one such descendant and fits his ancestors image almost completely - a charming, power hungry, blood thirsty megalomaniacal sociopath, with a ruthless ambition. And it's because of this Collins is not in Black's control and causes the havoc he does in the story.
  • Beware the Nice Ones
    • Brigitte Fitzgerald is a downplayed example. Both Fitzgerald sisters are a little on the dark side, Brigitte is by and large considered the "nicer" sister. That said she is far from innocent and at times even more ruthless than Ginger. Framing a teacher who wouldn't help Fitz with a bullying problem for pedophilia ? Her idea.
    • Zoey Brooks is a caring, compassionate, borderline motherly figure to those around her. She also killed the Beast of the PCA, and usurped its status as The Dreaded by slaughtering numerous members of Malcolm's army.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: Malcolm Danvers and Chase Collins. Interestingly despite having their own agendas, and being considered separate threats, they do team up a couple of times in the story from the attack on PCA to Malcolm's attempt to kill Caleb.
  • Big Good: Dominic is this as far as Jeremy and Antonio where concerned due to seeing him as a benevolent if strict alpha to their pack, although he's murdered early in the story in the same scene he's introduced. In the story proper, Brigitte Fitzgerald comes off as the closer example being The Heart of her pack and takes an assertive leader role that brings the protagonists together.
  • Big Sister Instinct:
    • Persephone Bailey Downs insofar as being a surrogate big sister and best friend to Fitz. When her mother ends up brainwashed, Persephone is initially more concerned over Fitz, believing that Nancy's problem can be fixed with no problem and seeing Fitz's abduction as a life and death situation. Notably she leads her own search for Fitz when the adults want her to stay out of it and is seemingly uncaring that she is drawing her power from the Thorn curse, risking harming herself and others around her.
    • Zoey Brook's disappearance is because she went looking for her brother Dustin when he fled into the woods in an attempt to escape the werewolves. Zoey's reason for killing the Beast of the Pacific Coast ? It was cornering Dustin.
    • Downplayed due to their minimal interactions, but the one reason Lola allow herself to stay in Smiths Groove after a number of escape attempts is that she learned a child (Fitz) is a captive of them too and is now reworking her plans to get him out alive as well.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The villains have been defeated and the protagonists are alive - although Malcolm Danvers and Horace Black are still alive due to plot armour - Fitz has returned to his family, but has willingly subjected himself to werewolf transformation. The (surviving) Sons of Ipswich are forced to give up their magic power, settling for a mundane life with their loved ones. Persephone manages to free her mother of brainwashing, but secretly learns she is a Child by Rape whose father is a Serial Killer, doing a number on her self esteem. The PCA gang reunite and grow from their experiences, but are still traumatized by them (Logan and Quinn in particular). Natalie and Amy get justice for their past, but their new friendship ended up getting shaky and Natalie doesn't feel all that better with what she lost. Jeremy has become the new Alpha after defeating Malcolm, and offers Derek a cure to the werewolf bite, although it's unknown if Derek even wants it at this point. And finally, Michael Myers awakens from his coma.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Averted. Michael Barrett of Zoey 101 believes this trope as an initial excuse for not confronting werewolves on his campus or going with Chase Matthew's audacious escape attempt. When he doesn't die in a head on confrontation, this results in the above Acquired Situational Narcissism. He lives through the story.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Happens to Nancy as a result of her showdown with Chase Collins, who uses her fear and hallucinations force her down a new Sanity Slippage in order to turn her into one of his Co-Dragons. He also tried to force her to kill her loved ones.
  • Break the Cutie: Persephone is traumatized by her near torture from Rising Moon, witnesses her mother getting brainwashed and her best friend being abducted. In her search for the latter, she draws power from the Thorn demon, which causes her to harm herself and others around her, in addition to drawing tormenting spirits to her like a moth to a flame (the latter of which she keeps secret to herself). And she fights with and nearly kills some of her allies when they think they're gonna kill Nancy. Also she secretly learns that she is a Child by Rape and that her father is an infamous Serial Killer.
  • Breeding Slave: Part of Malcolm's plans include the mass abduction of women for this purpose. Since women cannot become werewolves or survive the transformation in the packs under the councils rule, and thus he only sees their use to be used as incubators. He offers Derek's girlfriend Samantha to be Derek's Sex Slave while he's under Malcolm's wing, and Quinn just barely escapes this fate.
  • Bully Hunter:
    • How Derek Crowley initially handled his transformations as a means of intimating those he sees as being a dick to others. He also uses them as part of a Pedo Hunt in an attempt to satisfy a developing bloodlust.
    • On Fitz's first day at school, when he was just five years old, he was bullied by an older kid to the point of running home crying. What didn't help his situation is that when he tried to tell the teacher about it, Fitz only got scolded and the teacher wouldn't do anything to help him, even getting on Fitz's case about it. Ginger and Brigitte's response, is to ruin both the teacher and the bully's lives. See Disproportionate Retribution bellow.
  • But I Can't Be Pregnant!: To quote Chase Matthews upon learning of Zoey's pregnancy.
    Chase Matthews: But we only did it once!
    Zoey: Yeah, turns out once is all it takes.
  • Buy Them Out: When Horace "Jesse" Black's attempt to sell out werewolves and other supernaturals for Thorn's experiments backfires on him, he is the one to personally rescue Fitz from captivity and has Brenda taken is as one of Fitz's captors. This isn't done out of altruism, but because he needed "assurance" that the Fitzgerald pack won't go after him and is using the return of Ginger and Jason's son as a way to dodge punishment.
  • Canon Discontinuity: This stories events completely erase "What Did Zoey Say ?" from this timeline.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Chase Collins stated reason as to why he keeps his followers around, and constantly holds the threat of killing them when they become useless over their head. This ultimately turns the lot of them against him. Notably, he keeps Logan Reese around in order to use him as a legitimate meal ticket upon finding out he's inherited billions of dollars in trust funds, and forces Logan to be The Dragon in the meantime.
  • Chekhov's Skill:
    • The fact the Thorn power is resistant to other supernatural threats is used here as a means for Persephone - here it's used to her advantage and demonstrates she more powerful than any other witch or warlock in this story by default, which is critical in defeating both Collins and Malcolm.
    • Inverted. Fitz is speculated to be autistic to explain why he has a hard time socializing, and seems Wise Beyond His Years - while not the Child Prodigy and genius he is seen in War, but he is clevver, observant and savvy to the world around him (as much as a seven year old can be). He is also briefly seen taking an interest in machinery at his fathers slaughterhouse, mechanics and his mother and aunts "death art projects".
  • Children Are Innocent: Fitz and Persephone are downplayed examples of this trope; Persephone puts up a strong act but not only is she developing a mischievous steak, but is still traumatized by her near torture from Rising Moon and further traumatized by her mother's brainwashing. Fitz on the other hand is about as innocent as you can expect someone raised by the Fitzgerald pack can be but is seven at the time of the story; his way of innocence comes up from being afraid of everything going on around him, wanting to awaken his lycanthropy powers in order to conquer his fears - when he learns the price for that is taking a human life, he refuses - but is used enough to the horror that he actually makes an effort to befriend and empathize with a Serial Killer like Brenda Bates.
  • Children Forced to Kill: Fitz, a seven year old at the time of the story is a hereditary werewolf, meaning his lycanthropy can only be activated by his killing of a human. As such during his time in captivity, his captors (namely Solomon) are constantly trying to force him to kill, but Fitz refuses (although he does attempt to kill Michael Myers, not that it does him any good) and ultimately kills Brenda in the middle of her "trial" to keep her from getting executed.
  • Clear My Name
    • Natalie Simon of Urban Legend is framed for Brenda's murders at the beginning of the story and is forced to lay low until she meets and teams up with Amy Mayfield to try to prove her innocence, and relies on the help of the Sons of Ipswich when things start to get strange.
    • It ain't doing any better for the Sons of Ipswich, when Chase Collins tries to expose magic to the community and frames Caleb Danvers for a series of magical murders. This is what forces Caleb and his (surviving) friends to go on the down low themselves while Collins begins to play Villain with Good Publicity.
  • The Corrupter
    • Malcolm attempts to be this to Derek Crowley - trying to show him why he should reject his humanity and embrace lycanthropy, mostly by trying to force him to kill innocent people or rape his girlfriend. Supposedly these are the things Malcom's son Jeremy wouldn't do that made him an "unworthy" son.
    • Fitz is at the receiving end of this from Solomon who wants to have him activate his lycanthropy through various means, such as hitting or trying to scare him to provoke a transformation, and when he learns a hereditary werewolf's power comes from killing someone, tries to force him to kill patients a Smiths Grove. When Fitz is rescued by Horace Black, the latter tried to continue this by trying to get Fitz to kill his captors.
  • Crazy Survivalist: Zoey and Dustin Brooks give off these vibes while hiding out in the woods. Although in spite of Zoey becoming a badass hunter, who not only killed the Pacific Coast Beast but dozens of werewolves, she's still rather down to earth.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death:
    • Solomon's kills are notable for being more cruel than Brenda's, usually involving drawing out his victims deaths, mutilation, dissection, etc. He's on the reciving end of one when after he is beaten to the point he can barely stand, he is ripped apart and eaten alive by Jason McCardy, Sam McDonald and their friends who make it a point to go for "the non vitals first".
    • Chase Collins and his followers ultimate fates. Collins legs get crushed during an earthquake, ends up having to sever them in order to break out, and thrown into a tree where he's impaled on several branches. Horace Black walks up to Collins, and sticks his thumb into one of his eyes and forces him to give an enchantment that causes all of Collins' followers to choke to death on their own blood before crushing Collins' head in.
  • Cycle of Revenge: Discussed. Brenda Bates wants revenge on Natalie for getting her boyfriend killed in an accident. Natalie stops Brenda's killing spree and Brenda comes back with another killing spree, this time killing Natalie's boyfriend and framing Natalie. Natalie seeks to avenge Paul and her murdered friends against Brenda, and effectively starts her downfall with the Thorn cult. Fitz innocently suggests they just fight each other and get it over with if all they are gonna do is not to for the kill. At which point Brenda admits to Natalie she doesn't care wins at this point, she just wants this to be over; Natalie on the other hand wants justice.
  • Dark Lord on Life Support: Michael Myers is hospitalized and borderline comatose throughout the story. (Either due to his injuries from Halloween: Resurrection or succumbing to chemical exposure from Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers depending on if the H20 timeline is canon here). Brenda is his main nurse. The story ends with Michael fully awakening.
  • Dark Messiah: Besides the presence of Michael Myers and Horace Black, Chase Collins hypes himself as one in a bid to take over his ancestors legacy and playing himself off as a saviour that will lead magic users into a new era when he has enough power. When asked what he's saving them from he responds thusly
    Destruction, or as I like to call it; what I'm gonna do to you if you don't follow me!
  • Deadly Hug: How Brenda bites it, curtesy of a knife Fitz hid in his sleeve.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Brenda Bates is one to the Sympathetic Murderer and Draco in Leather Pants tropes; Yes, the characters and story do acknowledge that she is an Ax-Crazy Serial Killer who has killed multiple innocent people and isn't exactly repentant about it. Also yes, the story does acknowledge that she does have humanizing and sympathetic qualities, both of which tied to the reason she started killing in the first place, something that Fitz at least acknowledges and empathizes with her. She is by no means justified in her actions, and is almost as monstrous as her reputation states, but she's got her human side which she shows just as much as her murderous side. And despite what they show to humanizing her, Brenda herself states there's no way she's gonna get redeemed in this life.
  • Destructive Saviour: Caleb Danvers' powers become tied to his emotions. With his power boost from the end of The Covenant combined with a gradual Trauma Conga Line, he ends up dishing much more destruction with his powers than he intends. He is easily set off in moments of anger, fear or stress, from summoning a disastrous hurricane during his first rematch with Chase Collins, to ultimately causing a Earthquake throughout Ipswich, just to try to defeat Chase Collins once and for all.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Solomon is built up as one of the main antagonists of the story, but is the first one to be defeated. Right before the last third at that. Although he doesn't actually die until after the climax.
  • Disc-One Final Dungeon
    • The showdown in Haddonfield occurs revolves around rescuing Fitz and Lola from Thorn's custody. It also feature the "final battle" against Brenda and Solomon, but this occurs right before the third act.
    • The fight with Malcolm's pack occurs around the same time featuring Zoey returning to the story and her friends dismantling Malcolm's operations. Downplayed as while Malcolm is beaten in a fight, he is still a problem to be dealt with in the actual final battle.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: On Fitz's first day of school, he was bullied by an older boy and a teacher seemingly refused to do anything about it and only ended up getting on Fitz's case to the extent that Fitz literally runs home crying. Ginger and Brigitte don't kill either the teacher or the bully...instead Ginger kills the bullies dog and frames said bully for it to his family, while Brigitte accuses and later frames the teacher of being a child molester, resulting in the teacher loosing his job, his family and getting arrested. Ginger states they weren't gonna kill them, because that would be "a little extreme."
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?
    • In continuing the theme of magic use in The Covenant, overuse of magic, especially for reckless purposes can be compared to drug addiction. It also takes a physical toll on Chase Collins physical body and nearly costs the Sons of Ipswich their lives (namely Caleb and Pogue since they are the only two left alive). Also Persephone's access and use of dark magic causes her to self harm (subconsciously) and harm to those around her in the same manner a drug addict goes through.
    • Fitz's child abduction subplot and the Innocence Lost theme of him having to kill in order to awaken his werewolf powers. The fact he is physically abused and nearly tortured by one of his captors, some of which was filmed and suddenly the Adult Fear his parents, aunt and uncle goes through takes a more twisted light...
  • Don't Go in the Woods: The forests surrounding PCA apparently are inhabited by a monster dubbed "the Beast". It also where Malcolm and his followers gather and set up their base of operations. Zoey and Dustin disappear into these woods around the beginning of the story.
  • The Dragon: Nancy Downs and Logan Reese are forced to be this to Chase Collins, via magical brainwashing and blackmail respectively. Derek Crowley, one of the protagonists, is nearly forced into this by Malcolm Danvers.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Zigzagged with Solomon. He's certainly played off as more evil and menacing than Brenda despite being in her shadow, is more ambitious than she is, such as trying to take over her legacy as a killer. At the same time, he underestimates Brenda on the grounds she his younger and in his eyes naive, when in fact she is more assertive and competent than Solomon expected. Brenda also outlives Solomon by a long shot, unlike most examples of this trope.
  • The Dreaded: The Beast of the Pacific Coast, an unidentified monster responsible for a series of massacres of hapless victims every few decades, and disappearances where only pieces of its victims where ever found. Part of its backstory is that the few survivors of its attacks where driven insane and later to suicide from what they seen. There's a specific date of when not to travel in its woods lest you provoke it's wrath.
    • Part way through the story, the beast is blamed for picking off and decimating Malcolm's army while they are hiding out in the forest, stealing their food, supplies, weapons, and picking off stragglers or scouting units on Malcom's command, putting them on edge. In actuality, the beast was dead at this point, killed by Zoey Brooks, who's been trying to survive with her brother while isolated in these woods. While pregnant no less! The attacks on Malcolm's pack that where attributed to the beast where all done by Zoey.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: As Solomon finds out the dark magic and forces surrounding Michael Myers has taken an effect on mentally broken or fragile patients under Wynn's care. Particularly they have dreams or nightmares of Michael's supposed Dark Messiah Destiny.
  • Driven by Envy:
    • Besides revenge on Amy for "ruining his life" Solomon's motives for his later crimes revolve around wanting to get Brenda out of the way, as he hates being in her shadow as a copy cat killer.
    • Malcolm secretly envies his own son for his approval from their packs previous alpha and how Jeremy was mentored as a potential heir over him. And witches for the fact that his mother was a witch and he ended up with lycanthropy as opposed to magic.
  • Driven to Madness: Chase Collins does this to Nancy Downs, learning of her past and more importantly her fear of it to use it against her, using magic to torture her and put her through a Mind Rape similar to how she was dealt with in The Craft in order to control Nancy's sanity. It turns out that Nancy had been brainwashed into thinking the last decade was a dream and under the impression she's still rampantly homicidal as she was in the past, and has no one but Collins to rely on. It isn't until Nancy is ordered to kill Persephone that she snaps out of it.
  • Enemy Mine
    • Horace "Jesse" Black, who was the Greater-Scope Villain in Rising Moon and by extension the Fitzgerald sisters lives, steps down looking for their help and that of the other protagonists in an effort to take revenge on Chase Collins, offering to save Fitz in return for their help. When the time comes to rescue Fitz, he tries to sell out the werewolves and some of his vampires to the Thorn cult if they are interested in supernatural experiments if it meant a more beneficial alliance. When that backfires, he helps rescue Fitz only as an assurance policy.
    • Invoked and subverted. Solomon calls in Natalie asking for help against Brenda, painting himself as the Lesser of Two Evils and a subordinate of Brenda's, feigning repentance and preying on Natalie's resentment against Brenda to help lure her and Amy out in the open. This is a ruse to have Amy abducted and take his revenge for his defeat. The fact Natalie falls for this gets her a lot of scorn.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Brenda Bates is an Ax-Crazy Serial Killer, something she is absolutely unrepentant about. As per canon, her motives stem from the death of her fiancé and her perceived injustice about said death. At the time of the story she still keeps a picture of him. She also reciprocates when Fitz makes an effort to empathize and befriend her, genuinely beginning to care for the boy during his captivity and developing a bit of a Mama Bear streak when others threaten him.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Brenda is put off by the experiments done in Smiths Grove (although she does nothing to stop them) and draws a line at killing kids, even becoming protective of Fitz when he's nearly tortured to awaken his lycanthropy.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Malcolm doesn't seem to understand that Jeremy's strength doesn't come from his physical strength and thus is worthless; for these reasons, he also doesn't seem to understand why his father is protective of his grandson and why the other wolves in the pack would care about such a "worthless whelp"; he also has a problem with the fact that Derek doesn't want to be a murderous monster or actually care about his girlfriend as anything more than a Sex Slave.
  • Evil Is Petty
    • To no end, Solomon is still bitter about the fact that he lost his dreams of being a Hollywood director and compensates himself by working on snuff films. The bitterness is taken to extremes with him openly fantasizing about killing/torturing Amy for his defeat in every "film" he makes. His other crimes is that he feels emasculated by the fact he's in Brenda's shadow as a copy cat killer.
    • Malcolm never admits it out loud, but it's heavily implied that his motives stem from jealously that his "unworthy" son was mentored by the packs alpha as a potential successor and he also slighted that there is a larger pack in North America that is run by two women - who came into power as teenagers no less! When Caleb catches a glimpse into his mind, it's spelled out to be the case and when called out on how pathetic Malcolm is, it clearly strikes a nerve with the werewolf. On top of that, his mother was a witch and he was envious how he never inherited the ability to practice magic, hence his disdain for magic users.
  • Evil Makes You Monstrous: Chase Collins overuse and abuse of dark magic, causes a physical toll on his body, mixed with his vampiric genes. The end result is that he Looks Like Orlok towards the end.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Solomon at least compared to Brenda Bates. When they work together, Solomon is portrayed as a far more cruel killer, with none of Brenda's redeemable qualities nor a sympathetic motive.
  • Falsely Reformed Villain
    • Horace Black briefly pretends to be have reformed when he first meets the protagonists and asks their help in dealing with Chase Collins. He quickly drops the act when everyone sees through him and makes it no secret he's down on his luck and is in it for his own interests. He proves his point by trying to sell out his allies at Smiths Grove and when that doesn't go as planned, his only reasoning for saving Fitz is an attempt to take the heat off him.
    • Solomon when he makes a phone call to Natalie, acting as if he's remorseful of his past, a prisoner of Smith's Grove and their operations, and he's nothing more than a paralyzed scapegoat. None of those are true and it's all a ruse to get close to Amy in an attempt to kill her.
  • Fantastic Racism: Malcolm Danvers makes its a point that he sees werewolves above all other creatures, viewing other sentient life in a low opinion at best or contempt at worst. Besides seeing werewolves as above humans, he despises witches and plans on starting a super-pack of supremacy in North America for the sake of killing them. It turns out his mother was a witch, and he resents the fact that he wasn't born with magic.
  • Faux Action Girl: Amy and Natalie may be the Final Girls of the first two Urban Legend films. But they don't have the same kind of fighting experience as someone like Sidney Prescott. Both girls are usually overwhelmed when they try to fight head on. Natalie only beats up Brenda one on one when Horace Black previously wounded Brenda, and while Amy eventually beats Solomon to the point he can barely stand, she largely owes winning the fight by tag teaming with Lola.
  • Forced into Evil:
    • Logan Reese was at worst a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, up until it turns out he's got a fund of millions of dollars that Chase Collins decides he needs access to. Collins forcibly takes Logan under his wing as The Dragon, regularly forcing him to preform executions for him and fund a criminal enterprise that Collins wants to start. To keep Logan under his thumb, he regularly holds Quinn's safety and location over his head before eventually revealing he doesn't intend to save Quinn.
    • Nancy Downs becomes the victim of an unfortunate Mind Rape, forcing her to give into her worst fear (of losing Persephone) and making her believe her entire life with Persephone was All Just a Dream and that she's still in her Ax-Crazy state of being power mad and wanting to kill Sarah Bailey, just like she was in the last act of The Craft. This makes Nancy one of Collins' Co-Dragons, although this only last up until Nancy realizes she does in fact, have a daughter and Collins just ordered Nancy to kill her.
  • Fragile Flower: Fitz at seven years old was quite the delicate snowflake, and prone to crying in moments of great distress. Supposedly his first day of school had a bullying incident that was so bad that he literally ran home in a crying fit. This seems to stem from growing up surrounded by supernatural happenings and isn't quite used to the horror around him as he should be, and comes to conclusion that he must embrace the horror in order to conquer his fears. He attempts this by trying to kill Michael in his hospital bed, and succeeds by killing Brenda.
  • Fur Against Fang: Subverted. Werewolves and vampires are mentioned to have bad history between them but this is an Informed Attribute more than anything. The Fitzgerald pack mention and show that they aren't all that hateful towards vampires and the few they met in the past ended up being their friends or allies. Meeting Horace Black is the first time a vampire gave them real grief, but the pack doesn't hold it as a "race" issue.
  • He Who Fights Monsters
    • Caleb Danvers tied his magic to his emotions and was feeling traumatized and vengeful towards Chase Collins for framing him and continuing to go after his loved ones. This results in his destructive saviour tendencies, and nearly pulls him into being an Unscrupulous Hero.
    • Fitz philosophies this - at seven years old no less!- when he comes to conclusion he must allow himself to become a werewolf so he can stop being afraid of the world around him, eventually deciding that killing someone isn't to much to pay to do so.
    Fitz: Maybe if I become the thing that scares me, it won't scare me anymore.
  • The Heart: Brigitte Fitzgerald is this; serving as a Parental Substitute to Fitz while Ginger is in college, encourages Ginger to take the time to rekindle with Fitz, providing comfort to Persephone, and both Sarah's (Bailey and Wenham) in thier times of trouble and in general helps maintain the human elements of the Fitzgerald pack. Overlaps with being Team Mom.
  • Hero of Another Story: Where are the Scoobies or Team Angel during this story ? Still forced to help Klaus Mikaelson searrch for a Petrova, as well as still seeking a cure for Spike's werwolf bite. Bonnie and Rochelle ended up joining this particular adventure that apparently took them to Europe and has them in the middle of a battle going on in France.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Natalie Simon and Caleb Danvers end up being framed for the crimes of their respective antagonists at the beginning of the story, which results in this. Not helping their case is Natalie's rather short sited decisions and Caleb being a Destructive Saviour.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • Logan Reese attempts this upon realizing that Quinn was still alive, freeing Collins' prisoners and leaking all of Collins' information to his enemies, defiantly telling Collins to his face that he no longer has any leverage over him, fully expecting the warlock to kill him. Collins blasts him out a three story window, but Logan miraculously survives.
    • Caleb and Pogue prepare to severe their link to magic, risking potentially killing themselves, if it meant stripping Caleb of his powers. Subverted as this doesn't kill them nor appear to have any negative effects on them, but this is played more strait with Reid, who uses a large dose of his magic to try to take Chase out in a magical explosion...except that doesn't work.
  • Hidden Depths: Given to characters of The Covenant to make up for lack of development from the film.
    • Tyler was a Flat Character in the film, but here it's discovered he lived with his grandparents and idolized his grandfather for being a war hero in the Korean War. He hopes to join the military and see what his magic can do in the service of the government, with his friends introduced celebrating his enrolment. He also keeps to himself due to agonizing over his older sister committing suicide when he was a kid. Unfortunately we learn all of this just before his murder.
    • Reid is a similarly Flat Character but at the very least had a Jerk with a Heart of Gold streak. This stems from him having a distant relationship with the rest of his family on account of killing his crazed abusive father in self defence with the rest of his family reluctantly covering it up.
    • Sarah Wenham, Caleb's girlfriend was a delinquent in her previous school. The main reason she gets taunts from her battering a teacher, before its revealed she was fighting off a sexual assault and the administration covered up that aspect in an attempt to save face and gave her a scholarship to another school as a pretext of hushing and getting rid her and not having to lionize the school delinquent.
    • Kate Tunney, Pogue's girlfriend, is (or has developed) a form of escapism. She distances herself from her family for going through a messy divorce and found her solace in dating Pogue. Following her near death experience thanks to Chase Collins, she was traumatized before Pogue had to reveal his magic to her. As such she sees her relationship with him as a means of her escapism.
  • Hurting Hero:
    • Caleb is this on account of witnessing his friend Tyler getting murdered; framed for Chase Collins crimes; learning his mother was arrested due to being a suspected accomplice; learning of his girlfriend's Near-Rape Experience; finding out that his attempts to solve the problem through magic is only hurting himself and others around him; learning his mother has been tortured. The guy goes through a lot in this story.
    • Chase Matthews spends most of the story wondering if Zoey is still alive after her disappearance, especially when he learns she's pregnant. This gets cooled down when they meet again.
  • Hypocrite: Malcolm hates witches, warlocks and magic users in general, to the point of wanting to commit genocide...only because his mother was a witch and he never inherited the power of magic for himself.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: The Beast of the Pacific Coast ultimately comes down as this. It has no discernible origin and given no personality by default of being Killed Offscreen with all hints of it being sentient where part of a Bait-and-Switch. The only thing the Beast was defined by was its legend and how scared people where of it and it literally never lives up to its hype.
  • Good Angel, Bad Angel: Derek Crowley is on the receiving end of this from both Jeremy and Malcolm Danvers, being the respective preverbal good and bad angels. Both try to show him the benefits of being a werewolf, but Malcolm emphasizes a dis-attachment to humanity or morality, while Jeremy tries to convince him that being a werewolf doesn't have to mean being a monster, trying to instil a sense of companionship and justice into him...even if Jeremy's sense of law and justice doesn't always align with human morality.
  • Good Parents: Ginger and Jason try to be this to Fitz. They care about him deeply, but the thing is they aren't always there for him in a way that matters due to being wrapped up in pack activity and trying to keep Fitz innocent by keeping his life separate from their activities. Ironically Fitz is aware enough of the supernatural happenings that he's afraid of his parents due to his mother being an alpha, and decides that he will conquer his fears by embracing the wolf within him, much to his family's chagrin. After Fitz is rescued, he, Ginger and Jason do spend a day together, with them trying and failing to explain why Fitz shouldn't let himself be turned. During that chapter, Ginger ends up hugging and comforting Fitz when he breaks down to her about his fears and insecurities. The three also bond over Fitz's fascination with machinary and his mothers "art projects".
  • I Hate Past Me: Nancy is shown to be deeply ashamed of her past prior to having Persephone, and how bad she could've become had she continued down that path. Her greatest fear is going back to that dark place in life. Chase Collins exploits this in their first encounter.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: A semi literal example. Jeremy Danvers and his father Malcolm are both werewolves and openly despise each other. Derek Crowley's worst enemy was his Evil Stepfather Mitch Toblat who was the werewolf who bit him. Malcolm tries to take Derek under his wing as an apprentice, clearly trying to place himself as a father figure, which only results in another example of this trope.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Sarah Bailey tries this a few times with Nancy Downs, trying to find a way to shake her brainwashing. We are also treated to an inversion with a seemingly reformed Nancy having sex with Sarah only to try to kill her afterwards. It turns out that Nancy is under the impression that her reformation and life afterwards was a dream, subsequently believing Sarah is messing with her head. It actually takes Nancy meeting Persephone, and Collins confirming said existence, to snap her out of it.
  • I Have Your Wife: Logan's girlfriend Quinn has been abducted by Collins and is planed to be sold as a Breeding Slave to Malcolm - he constantly keeps her isolated to hold her safety over Logan's head.
  • In Love with Your Carnage:
    • Stated to be the reason why Terrence Wynn recruits other serial killers or criminals into his ranks. After all, his operations revolve around the subject of pure evil, so it's best to fester it with more.
    • The closest thing Chase Collins has to affection for something is a love for their capacity for cruelty and mayhem, both in the physical and emotional level. To him gender and sexuality in his relationships are irrelevant, so long as they have a capacity for evil. He senses the "damage" Nancy carries with her and exploits it for such a relationship.
  • Interspecies Romance: Technically supernatural creatures such as vampires, witches and werewolves are not considered species but a class. It turns out the Danvers family made a habit of marrying werewolves or witches to keep the magic in their families pure. The children of such unions are either born to practice magic, or with lycanthropy, but never both. Caleb's great grandfather turns out to be the brother with Jeremy's grandfather. When the latter ended up in a romantic relationship with a witch, Malcolm was born with lycanthropy as opposed to magic.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Amy Mayfield of Urban Legends: Final Cut functions as this as part of her stint as documentary film maker. Is what leads her investigations of the Pendleton University massacre, it's subsequent coverup and tracking down Natalie in witness protection.
  • Irrational Hatred: According to Jeremy, Malcolm's reasons for hating him throughout his life range from him being weak; having a sense of morality; having the audacity to survive when Malcolm left him to die as a child and prove himself stronger than he thought; having a close relationship with the then alpha Dominic and being a contender for next alpha. Despite all those reasons, Jeremy concludes that Malcolm's main reason for hating him was the fact that Jeremy was simply born.
  • It's All About Me: Another attribute of Malcolm's although he never admits it out loud. He hates his son for not being like him, believes he is entitled to alpha status, is willing to kill or throw anyone and everyone under the bus to get his way. His genocidal hate for magic practicers stems from the fact that he isn't one despite being born to a witch.
  • It's All My Fault:
    • Chase Matthews attitude for losing Zoey, Dustin, Quinn and Lola. For his attempts to save the other students from a werewolf attack, he felt the presumed deaths of his friends was his punishment for his failure.
    • Persephone feels this way about Fitz's kidnapping, and her mother's brainwashing adamantly placing the blame at her own feet for not seeing the Thorn followers coming back for her, and how she wouldn't turn herself in to the cult or fight Collins to try to protect her mother. It takes a few You Are Better Than You Think You Are speeches from Sarah Bailey, Brigitte Fitzgerald, and finally an un-brainwashed Nancy.
  • I've Come Too Far: Brenda's mindset for her Redemption Rejection.
  • Jungle Princess: Zoey evokes this image as a huntress - at least the North American equivalent - while she and Dustin where hiding out in the California wilderness.
  • Karma Houdini: Malcolm manages to survive the events of the story by way of Faking the Dead.
    • Karma Houdini Warranty: Brenda Bates who got away with her killing spree ends up dying here, as does Solomon after previously escaping his punishment after his own killing spree. Malcolm Danvers only owes his survival to the fact he dies in Bitten. Also it's shown that Chase Collins survived the events of The Covenant for years only to die here.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch
    • Chase Collins kicks things off by overpowering Horace Black and killing everyone who won't side with him in the ensuing showdown, torturing Black for good measure. Black returns the favour by approaching a fatally wounded Collins, drawing out his death to force a spell that would kill all his followers and crushing his head in. There's really no one to root for here.
    • Jeremy's pack has been tracking Mitch Toblat down after hearing of his exploits. Because he's a Serial Killer and Serial Rapist, and was found barley alive, they kept him that way and having him tortured and mutilated into catatonia. No one feels sorry for Mitch due to everything he's done, so much as question if the methods where extreme.
    • As mentioned in Disproportionate Retribution, the Fitzgerald sisters framed a nasty school bully of Fitz's for killing a pet, and framed a fussy teacher who refused to help him for pedophilia, effectively ruining both of their lives. Their claimed defense was that killing them would be a little extreme.
  • Looks Like Orlok: Chase Collins takes this appearance towards the end of the story thanks to the physical toll his abuse of dark magic took on his body, mixed with his vampire genes.
  • Love Redeems
    • Played strait with Nancy is pulled from her brainwashing due to loving her daughter too much. It's also spelled out the whole reason Nancy had a successful redemption in Rising Moon was owed to Persephone's very existence.
    • Inverted with Brenda. She genuinely loved her deceased boyfriend, even to the time of the story, but his death was part of her motive. She may also care about Fitz to form a bond with him, but she doesn't even consider turning a new leaf because she came too far.
  • Mama Bear:
    • Ginger and Brigitte are a respective Mama and Auntie Bear. Best exemplified with their Disproportionate Retribution against a nasty bully and teacher who gave Fitz grief in his first day of school. Supposedly their reasons for their own draconian pack laws are based off of protecting the children of their pack, and of Bailey Downs.
    • Sarah Bailey and Nancy Downs are once again this to Persephone. The fact that Nancy is a Mama Bear is what ultimately saves her from brainwashing.
  • Morality Pet
    • Fitz is Ginger and Jason's son and the main person they try to be good people for (not that it stops them from taking Mama Bear and Papa Wolf to the extreme). Ironically, their influence and that of the pack may be what shapes Fitz from an innocent child into the ruthless lad he was as a young teenager. A downplayed example ensues with Brenda Bates, who doesn't bother turning a new leaf, but her more positive qualities show when she's looking after Fitz, even then they come off as a little twisted.
    • Persephone is once again this to Nancy Downs. The whole reason Nancy turned villainous once again was because she was brainwashed into thinking her daughter was All Just a Dream. Sarah Bailey notes that Persephone was probably a greater influence on her mother's Love Redeems treatment than any platonic or romantic love Nancy felt and that if Persephone died or was never born, Nancy probably would have gone off the deep end for good.
    • Even when Logan is forced into being The Dragon to Collins, his friends and his girlfriend Quinn are this to him. Zig-Zagged as Logan only becomes a villain because it thinks it will ensure his loved ones safety...At least until he learns his family was killed by Malcolm and Collins had no intention on letting Logan's loved ones live.
  • Not So Different: During Brenda's lynch trial, she claims this of Ginger and Nancy, citing that she is another Ax-Crazy girl who became a killer due to a twist of fate, regardless of the victims. The only difference (besides the fact Brenda isn't supernatural) is that Brenda accepts who she is and isn't looking to change herself.
  • Nothing but Hits
    • "Given Up" by Linkin Park. Opening song
    • "Bad" by Willa Ford. In a comedic moment, this turns out to be Ginger's ringtone on her phone.
    • "Gasoline" by Seether. Plays during Collins fight and subsequent Mind Rape of Nancy.
    • "Getting Away With Murder" by Papa Roach. Plays during the bungled showdown between the Fitzgerald pack and Thorn cultists, and subsequent fight Amy and Lola have with Solomon; as well as Horace Black "rescuing" Fitz.
    • "Drive" by Incubus. Plays during the sex scene between Sarah Bailey and Nancy, right before the brainwashed Nancy attempts to kill Sarah.
    • "Take Me Away" by Avril Lavine. During Caleb's Roaring Rampage of Revenge along with his girlfriend against a teacher that tried to assault her and school that tried to throw her under the bus. This leads up to a showdown with Collins and Nancy, during which Persephone has to step in to save her mother.
    • "Mother" by Danzig. Used for Zoey's Big Damn Heroes moment to save her captured friends from being tortured.
    • "You Found Me" by The Fray. Closing song.
  • Older Than They Look: Werewolves on the Danvers family can apparently keep themselves in pretty good shape. When met by other characters, Jeremy is assumed to be in his early to mid twenties. He's actually in his late thirties to everyone's surprise. Even more is his father Malcolm is thought to be in his mid forties, but he turns out to be in his late sixties.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. We have two Sarah's and two Chase's in this story. We also have two Sam's (Samuel and Samantha). Collins ends up hanging a lampshade on this when he first forces Logan under his thumb.
    Collins: Your friend Chase ? I'm your Chase now.
  • Only in It for the Money: Collins is surprisingly greedy in his plans to find his own empire. When he learns Logan Reese's family has a trust fund worth billions, he kills Logan's family in order to control Logan's inheritance by proxy. He makes use of this meal ticket by forcing Logan to take part in his crimes.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Two In-Universe examples.
    • According to Bitten, there was no female werewolf until around the time Elena Michaels was turned as women could not survive the bite. Here there's plenty of female werewolves, but it's hand-waved with the mention that for some odd reason, packs that live under the Council of Alpha's have a virus among them that kills females in their packs and any women they bite. That and the phenomena wasn't a problem until the early 70's. Malcolm takes this virus and decides to weaponize it for his ends, particularly during the werewolf attack on PCA.
    • A more bizzare example is Mitch Toblat of Big Bad Wolf, which depicts werewolves (Mitch at least) as being able to talk when transformed. Other werewolf characters are taken aback when they hear this.
  • Our Witches Are Different: In-Universe. It turns out there are different and various forms of magic and means to practice them and as such, witches tend to differ by rules of magic depending on their coven. While most of their practices are the same, there's some glaring differences here and there.
  • Papa Wolf: As mentioned above, the Fitzgerald pack operates with this mentality regarding the children of Bailey Downs (especially their own children). Fitz's father Jason, and his uncles Sam and Jason's friends take this to the logical extreme when Solomon is beaten and captured. They have Solomon locked in a room with them as they are about to transform and eat him alive thanks to Solomon's abusive treatment to Fitz.
  • Parental Substitute:
    • Both Malcolm and Jeremy Danvers place themselves as this for Derek Crowley, both trying to show him the benefits of being a werewolf, while being on the polar opposites on the moral spectrum. Growing up, Jeremy was mentored by other males in his pack to the extent they are more of a father figure to him than Malcolm himself.
    • Jason and Ginger aren't always there for Fitz as parents, with Ginger just returning home from college and Jason having been wrapped around in business at the time of the story. Brigitte and Sam fill this role for him at times and are...marginally better influences on him.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Caleb Danvers and Chase Collins. Supposedly given the history of Ipswich gives the former a boost of his power when other witches die around him and he ties his magic to his emotions. Chase gets the same deal, and has a bonus by way of being a descendant of Silas and Amara. Both their power reaches levels that any subsequent fight between the two would bring mass destruction, and are only stopped due to Persephone's Anti-Magic inteferance.
  • Pet the Dog: Brenda Bates isn't afraid to show her better side despite being a Ax-Crazy Serial Killer. Notably she watches over and protects Fitz during his captivity, genuinely taking a liking to him, finding it cute when he says he's not scared of her and at one point sleeps in his room to keep him company. Fitz even asks why she doesn't try to turn over a new leaf, to which she replies she's ten years too late for that. When Fitz says a final goodbye to her during her trial, she crouches down to hug him, and even smiles as he stabs her in the back.
  • Post-Climax Confrontation: The actual climax of the story is Malcolm and Collins being defeated in a showdown at Ipswich. However even with Solomon and Brenda defeated earlier in the story, they are properly dealt with after the climax with the males of the Fitzgerald pack taking it upon themselves to "execute" Solomon and Brenda being put through what's essentially a lynch trial before Fitz kills her before she can be sentenced.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Brenda Bates, despite being a Serial Killer, is able to stay under the radar by a very simple solution; she is long thought dead and living under a different identity. As such she is able to work as a nurse to keep herself financially stable, completely undetected. She's more than willing to throw Solomon under the bus because unlike her, he was actually caught and thus an easy scapegoat.
  • Predecessor Villain: Mitch Toblat was the main antagonist of Big Bad Wolf and thought dead at the time of the story as the werewolf who bit Derek Crowley, as well as Derek's Evil Stepfather.
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: Discussed. Brenda brings up how she's the bad guy in others story, but she will always consider Natalie the villain of her own story. During her lynch trial, she calls out other protagonists (Ginger and Nancy) for their past and present in a Not So Different summation and the only reason she's their antagonist is purely because they are not the same side and thinks they only had a shot at reformation by virtue of being supernatural and therefore had more advantages than she did.
  • Pregnant Badass: Zoey Brooks joins the line of Haunted World protagonists who get this treatment. She was able to kill the Beast of the Pacific Coast in a one on one fight and has been activley hunting and killing dozens of werewolves that have been prowling the same woods.
  • Properly Paranoid: Natalie and Paul from Urban Legend have been living in secret and Witness Protection due to Brenda's survival after her killing spree. Natalie in particular has been living in fear of not only Brenda catching up to them but they've also been receiving threatening messages. Turns out she's right when around the time Amy tracks her down, Brenda leaves Paul's body as a surprise.
  • Power of Love: One of the more basic examples. All Nancy had to do to break free from Collins' influence was realize that her daughter was in fact real and alive. And her Heel–Face Turn was because simply loved her daughter to an extent that outweighed any toxic influence that others had over her.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: Horace Black gets his revenge on Collins, killing him and his followers in a particularly cruel manner. However he's back to square one all things considered, has little to no followers and no allies. He brushes this off by saying "I'm much more patient than you'd think. It comes with being an immortal."
  • Rape as Backstory: Downplayed as it was only an attempt, but Sarah Wenham reveals she was almost sexually assaulted by a teacher, whom she battered in self defence. Because of her past as a troublemaker, her school wanted to save face, they didn't want to lionize her since they couldn't discredit her, so instead gave her a scholarship as a pretext of kicking her out of their shool and hushing her up. When Caleb finds this out, he isn't too happy.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: The main reason Zoey is pregnant in this story set shortly after Zoey 101 is because her actress Jamie Lynn Spears was pregnant after the show ended.
  • Redemption Rejection: Brenda Bates may have humanizing moments here and there, but she considers herself to gone to have an actual redemption. She actually thinks attempting to do so is a moot effort and laughable one at that.
  • Resist the Beast: Downplayed as Derek Crowley and his girlfriend Sam are actively looking for the cure, and Derek desperately wants to prevents himself from turning into a monster. However his interactions with Jeremy Danvers help him learn and understand that being a werewolf doesn't have to mean being a monster (even if Jeremy's views of law and justice don't always align with human morality). Derek's initial method of dealing with lycanthropy is simply using it to hunt and kill pedophiles.
  • Roaring Rampage of Rescue:
    • The PCA gang (Chase Matthews, Michael Barret, Logan and Lola) team up go on one to rescue those taken by Malcolm's pack. In turn they are taken to be tortured, only for Zoey to show up as her huntress persona and go on a rescue rampage of her own.
    • Part of the final battle involves Caleb and Jeremy teaming up to rescue Caleb's mother who is about to be tortured by Malcolm, leading to the fight where Jeremy becomes alpha over Malcolm. Similarly, Persephone goes on one to rescue her brainwashed mother after Fitz was saved along with her new friends, which eventually brings about the final fight against Chase Collins.
  • Sacrificial Lamb:
    • Tyler, one of the supporting characters of The Covenant and friend of Caleb's friends/brother figures, is one of the first characters to die at the hands of Chase Collins, in order to kick start the drama. The same chapter his Hidden Dephs are shown.
    • Paul was the male lead of Urban Legend, and Natalie's boyfriend and eventual husband while in witness protection. He also kicks the bucket on account of their subplot being kicked off.
    • Reid of The Covenant also gets this thanks to his attempt at a Heroic Sacrifice during a late fight with Chase Collins.
  • Shout-Out: The "Lead Farmer" scene from Tropic Thunder is parodied with Zoey's Big Damn Heroes moment.
  • The Starscream: Chase Collins in the very chapters he's seemingly Demoted to Dragon, beats the crap out of his seeming master Horace Black, and takes over his army.
  • Taking You with Me: When Malcolm is seemingly beaten once and for all, he reveals he rigged a series of bombs in the building they are in to go off if he's about to die. Subverted as not only do his intended victims escape, but Malcolm isn't killed in the explosion.
  • Team Mom: Brigitte Fitzgerald acts as the more level headed and postive alpha over her and Ginger's pack. She's almost always mature and offers emotional support to other characters. She also acts as a surrogate mother figure to Fitz while Ginger was at college.
  • Teenage Pregnancy: Zoey Brooks is going through one, based off of Jamie Lynn Spears real life pregnancy. This pretty much serves to raise the concern over her disappearance, and does nothing to stop her from becoming a fierce huntress archetype. In fact, it seems to be what motivates her.
  • These Hands Have Killed: Inverted. Fitz comes to conclusion he wants to kill someone if it meant dealing with the fears he put up with throughout his whole life. He seems to think that this is some sort of right of passage upon discovering hereditary werewolves can activate their lycanthropy through killing someone.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: A villain on villain example. Just as Horace Black is about to execute Collins, many of Black's followers who originally defected to Collins immediately try to beg Black for mercy. Black dismisses them and forces Collins to enchant a death curse onto them.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Two of the PCA girls take the biggest cake. Lola Martinez not only is able to fight off staff members of a Smith Grove, and aggressive patients, but she also made several escape attempts of the sanitarium that constantly gave the workers trouble, and is able to resist the drug treatments through sheer force of will. Zoey Brooks on the other hand butchers the Beast of the Pacific Coast and constantly hunting and killing werewolves, while pregnant no less!
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Natalie gets chewed out when she falls for Solomon's trap thinking it'll get her close to Brenda.
    • Caleb gets this that brings about his Heel Realization from being an Unscrupulous Hero and He Who Fights Monsters. Caleb tries to kill Nancy at one point since she's The Dragon to Collins. Then Persephone uses her Anti-Magic against him, beats the crap out of him giving him a scathing speech that was enough to get him and Pogue to surrender their magic after Collins' death.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Solomon has no problem with trying to torture or physically assaulting seven year old Fitz to try to provoke a transformation.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: One of Brenda's better qualities.
  • Why Are You Not My Son?: Malcolm feels this way towards Derek Crowley. At least so long as he can make Derek adhere to his standards.
  • Urban Legend: Besides featuring characters from the Urban Legend movies, they get brought up with In-Universe examples.
    • Notably werewolf based urban legends are discussed and as the more mundane protagonists discover are Real After All.
    • The Beast of the Pacific Coast, which appears to be anything from a werewolf/sasquatch/wendigo type creature to a Slenderman or Skinwalker expy. Ends up being killed (offscreen no less) by Zoey Brooks.
    • The Stanley Hall Massacre (also something made up in the first Urban Legend movie) is fully explored here, and reenacted by Brenda. It's implied that it was committed by a younger Michael Myers at Terrence Wynn's behest.
    • Stories about the Deep and Dark Web end up popping up in this story (albeit years before they became a popularity). Solomon uses this to make money off of snuff films, and black market organ deals.
  • Villain Protagonist: While the Urban Legend subplot features both protagonists from the first two films - Natalie and Amy- the killer of the first film - Brenda Bates - gets a lot more character development then either of them with the subplot hinging on the Cycle of Revenge and Brenda realizing it's pretty futile all things considered. When she confronts Natalie for the last time she admits she doesn't care who wins at this point, but makes it clear that in her eyes Natalie is still her villain.
  • Villainous Rescue: Brenda eventually decided to take Fitz back to his family after finding out about the plans to torture him, and how Solomon has hit the boy. In turn, Horace Black "rescues" Fitz from Brenda.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: The biggest example would be Zoey promising to take the heads of the werewolves that tortured Chase Matthews and their friends...and follows through with the threat when they gang up on him.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: Caleb becomes this. Thanks to tying his magic to his emotions and going through a Trauma Conga Line, he certianly doesn't mind dishing out brutal acts of revenge against those who wronged him or his loved ones. Notably he tracks down his girlfriends old school, finds the teacher who attempted to rape her, and proceeds to cripple him from the neck down and torments the administration with hallucinations until they confess their Miscarriage of Justice. He also doesn't seem to particularly mind trying to kill Nancy, despite her being brainwashed until Persephone overpowers him.
  • You Are Not My Father: Derek Crowley despises Mitch so much that he won't give him the dignity of being called his stepdad - instead he refers to him as his "mother's ex". Averted with Jeremy Danvers, who constantly acknowledges Malcolm as his father, despite being bitter enemies.

    WVW Part 2 

Crossovers: Ginger Snaps; The Craft; Bitten; Teen Wolf; The Troop; The Secret Circle; H2O: Just Add Water; My Babysitter's a Vampire; Halloween; Every Witch Way.

In Lakewood High, Jake Collins and Hyaley Steele are members of an organization called The Troop, which consists of teenagers hunting monsters. Recently they are making additions to include supernatural figures such as their friend Cadence; also including exchange students from Dolphin City Australia consisting of a trio of girls - Rikki, Cleo, and Bella - who are secretly mermaids in the search for their missing friend Emma Gilbert; also joining them is enhange student and ambitious wizard, Jax Novoa. Things take a turn when the Troops previous nemesis Augustus is summoned from the monster world seeking revenge, forcing Jake and Hayley to seek out help of their own from other hunters, who look down upon The Troop and their ideals, putting them to the test.

In Bailey Downs, Canada, the Fitzgerald Pack has grown into such power and influence into the werewolf world, that the International Council of Alpha's grew concerned that an "independent" pack could have this much power. American Alpha Jeremy Danvers seeks to take the Fitzgerald Sisters under his control to calm the situation, but the conniving and more influential Russian alpha Roman Navikev has other ideas, looking to use this to expand his power over other packs.

In the years since realizing Michael Myers was her biological father, Persephone Bailey Downs has been using magic and escapism to cope with her self esteem issues, that she keeps hidden from her mothers. She mostly relies this to Ginger's son Fitz, who has his own issues with his parents doing what they can to surpress his lycanthropy, as Persephone finds another ear to listen to in a new boy in town named Cooper, who wins her over but starts unearthing her families past. Persephone also finds friendship in a runaway teenage witch named Cassie Blake who became separated from her family following drama with her own evil father John Blackwell. Persephone and Fitz work together to reunite Cassie with her friends and half sister Diana, and repair the Secret Circle. All the while they are being menaced by a murderous and ghostly figure dubbing itself "The Wrath Wraith" who claims to "punish" witches for revenge.

With all these characters finding themselves in the crosshairs with a series of evil plots, old and new friends alike unite against new and old enemies.


  • Adaptational Personality Change: Augustus in canon was megalomaniac behind his mousy exterior. Here he's more of a borderline emotionless nihilist, driven by cynicism and misanthropy. There's an In-Universe explanation, that his defeat and imprisonment in the monster world further hardened him, leaving him the bitter wreck he is in the story. It's also spelled out that this was an aspect of his personality that was always there thanks to his bullying, he just never let it out.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Chris Hooker of The Craft subjected to this treatment when he's revealed to be the Wrath Wraith. In the film he was at his worst a Jerk Jock and Asshole Victim, but here it's revealed after his death he willingly became a demonic spirit in the name of revenge, becoming a undead Serial Killer to hunt witches. His personality is also upgraded into a raging, politically incorrect Knight Templar.
  • Adult Fear
    • The Troop turns out to be this, given the Cerebus Retcon Deconstruction of using child soldiers to hunt down and capture various kinds of dangerous monsters. Best exemplified when the Collins and Steele family find out what their children have been up to, are abducted by their nemesis and the Collins' young daughter is nearly eaten by The Jersey Devil unless her wounded older brother fights to the death with it.
    • The Wraith Wrath is going after children and young teenagers. He isn't above using the parents themselves into getting his work done. In Sarah and Nancy's case, he's the vengeful ghost of someone they wronged in the past. And he's after their daughter, and is already close to her. In Ginger's case, he beats her son and arranges for him to get kidnapped and tortured.
  • Adults Are Useless: Deconstructed and subverted. In The Troop it's stated that adults do not hunt monsters due to losing their courage in their adulthood. In this story there are adults who hunt monsters, it's just the ones in The Troop are seen as cowards. Not helping their case is Jake claiming that the teenagers and kids are more afraid of the monsters they are up against than they let on, while Hayley gives a lecture on the meaning of courage.
  • Amazon Chaser: Hayley's Action Girl credentials get her a lot of Male Gaze and according to Jake, she's the prettiest when she's in a fight. Augustus is also attracted to her, more do for her strength and prowess than her physical beauty and their previous friendship.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Faye and Diana as they are not just close friends but their dialogue and interactions comes off as a little flirtatious. It's left up in the air they they do get together despite the Ship Tease. It's also implied that when Faye and Cleo were brainwashed into sex, Faye didn't seem to mind having sex with a girl as much as someone used her body in such a way; in fact before she gets her bearings, she seems to think she had sex with Diana.
  • Animalistic Abomination: The Jersey Devil is depicted as such, unlike most demons which are shown or impose to have some human intelligence, the Jersey Devil is purely an predatory and territorial animal driven by instinct.
  • Anti-Villain:
    • Jeremy Danvers functions as something as an antagonist to the Fitzgerald pack, in that he and the rest of the Alpha Council are concerned with how much power the Fitzgerald pack has as an independent pack. As the American representative of the Council and his authority extending into Canada, his goal is have the Fitzgerald pack submit under his and the Council's authority to prevent a possible war, with his antagonism being owed to being tricked by Roman Navikev's False Flag Operations, as well as his accordance for the Council's Law, which doesn't always overlap with human morality. Similarly his antagonism towards the hunters and The Troop mostly revolves around wanting to protect other werewolves from the hunters.
    • On the hunters side, Chris Argent is considered an antagonist simply because he is The Dragon to his father Gerard. He still abides by a code of honour among hunters and expects others to follow that same code. He has no actual ill will towards the supernaturals unless he sees them as a threat and is characterized closer to his character in the first two seasons of Teen Wolf. Justified here due to being a prequel.
    • The Blackwell children lead by Bianca and Carlton are seek revenge on the Circle now led by their half sisters Cassie and Diana for killing their father John. It is because they are raised by John in his image to be more of his dark pawns, their sisters don't even consider them villains. In fact just about everytime Bianca or Carlton try to pick a fight with the Circle, Cassie and Diana make an effort to reach out to them ultimately succeed. It also helps that both Bianca and Carlton are also looking out for their younger siblings and trying to take care of them.
  • Arcadia: Where Jake Collins and Hayley Steele end up settling down once the dust settles.
  • As Long as There is One Man: Jake Collins' Shut Up, Hannibal! towards Augustus' As Long as There is Evil speech; as long as evil people exist trying to ruin the world, there's always gonna be someone good trying to stop it.
  • The Atoner: The Blackwell children, plan to join the Circle now led by Cassie and Diana. Especially after Bianca's Heel–Face Turn. Sadly Bianca doesn't last as this ultimately coincides with her boyfriends Face–Heel Turn, leading to her eventual death.
  • Avenging the Villain: The Blackwell children's initial motive is revenge for their father John Blackwell after his death in The Secret Circle. They get over it.
  • Badass Normal:
    • Jake Collins and Hayley's Establishing Character Moment are trying to thwart a reptilian invasion within their state while on a high school field trip, holding their ground but when their technologically enhanced weapons begin to backfire, Hayley pragmatically decides to call in for backup...Jake on the other hand continues to fight using make shift weapons and ultimately kills the reptilians, one with his bare hands. Adding to this, Jake is able to fight and kill The Jersey Devil in a one on one fight despite previously being mauled by the beast, and being stabbed and shot at beforehand.
  • Back from the Dead:
    • Subverted with Augustus and his presumed death in The Troop. Here it's just a case of Not Quite Dead.
    • The Wrath Wraith is described as an undead entity seeking to punish the wicked revenge for what wronged him (in his eyes at least). He turns out to be Persephone's new friend Cooper, who is in fact Chris Hooker from The Craft.
  • Bad Boss: Augustus casually kills his monster minions and zombified them in order to make slaves. He also isn't above torturing the weaker ones in order to preform his experiments. He also murders Debmam for showing that she cares for him.
  • Badass Family: Overlaps with Gondor Calls for Aid. Sarah, Nancy and Persephone when they have a final face off against The Wrath Wraith/Chris Hooker. When Sarah and Nancy realize that Chris is beyond helping or reaching out too, they recite the "I bind you" spell against him. At first he mocks their efforts, even as members of the Secret Circle joining in on the chant. At first it's all for naught due to Chris being empowered by Thorn Magic before Persephone herself steps in, standing up to her boyfriend and joins the chant, adding her own Thorn magic to counteract Chris. The results in Chris' subsequent Villainous Breakdown.
  • Battle in the Rain: The final battle in Dolphin City. A rain of blood no less!
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: Hierarchy speaking, Horace Black, Michael Myers and Terrence Wynn both fill the spot as the top villains of the story and the trio pulling most of the other villains strings, although Augustus fills the role as The Heavy, on account of the trio being The Unfought here.
  • Big Brother Instinct:
    • Jake Collins, upon realizing that monsters are on the loose in Lakewood and are threatening to attack schools, his immediate response is to rush to his younger sisters school to see if she's okay rather than protect his own school when it's in more immediate danger.
    • A Even Evil Has Loved Ones example but Carlton is the second oldest of the Blackwell children and is protective of them. While he's the younger sibling to Bianca, he accepts her Heel–Face Turn rather gracefully and even dies saving her life.
  • Big Damn Heroes/Big Damn Villains: Zigzagged between the two. Gerard stabs Jake Collins in the hip and leaves him in the Pine to face The Jersey Devil alone. Hayley hears about this and mounts a one woman rescue operation for him; by the time she finds him, she, Jake and the Jersey Devil are caught by surprise by Augustus and his team who captures the three of them; they are taken to Augustus' hideout where their families and Cleo are also being held. Their friends Cadence and Kirby round up their allies in the Secret Circle and the Mermaid trio to launch a rescue operation for them.
  • Big Sister Instinct:
    • Bianca Blackwell's primary motivations are to protect her younger siblings (along with avenging her father) from witch hunters. Her previous rivals/half sisters Cassie and Diana extend this curtesy and ultimately become their guardians upon Bianca and Carlton's deaths.
    • When faced with a Sadistic Choice, Cleo chooses to save her sister over her father.
  • Bittersweet Ending:
    • In the main story All the main villains are defeated although Roman is able to walk free virtually unchallenged; A helluva lot of people are dead including a majority of Dolphin City's population; The Secret Circle are reunited with Cassie and Diana reunited as sisters, even taking in the Blackwell children, but Adam is killed and it's implied that Cassie and Persephone became separate as friends. Persephone finally opens up to her family about her insecurities; The Fitzgerald pack keep their power but it's implied any friendship they could have had with the Danvers pack is severed. The mermaid trio are able to stand against their traumatic experiences and Cleo is able to save her sister from Dolphin City's destruction, leaving them implementing into a new surrogate family with the Secret Circle. The Troop is disbanded, with Jake Collins and Hayley disillusioned by the life of a hunter - they decide to travel the world together, and still manage to save Jake's family. Fitz also unlocks his werewolf powers, and he and Persephone confess their mutual feelings to eachother.
    • In the epilogue set a year later, Horace "Jesse" Black remains undetected and has gathered a new army of followers, with his last scene showing him forcibly turning his girlfriend Sarah into a vampire. Following this Ethan Morgan awakens to having dreams about some of these stories events, being his first Seer vision, setting up the events of My Babysitter's a Vampire. The supernatural events are covered up with the destruction on Dolphin City being blamed on by a tsunami. With the Wrath Wraith defeated, Michael Myers has him cast into Hell as punishment and to swap him out with Freddy Krueger, from whom he and Wynn learn of Michael's other daughter Sonny, and the survival of his son Steven. Jax Novoa has fully turned traitor and becomes Jesse's second in command, when his girlfriend Bianca tries to reach out to him, he sells her first into human trafficking to be part of Terrence Wynn's experiments. The very final scene reveals Bianca and her resulting child where among the bodies Cody Martin finds in as mass grave in Devils Night.
  • "Blackmail" Is Such an Ugly Word: The Fitzgerald sisters accuse Jeremy of taking them hostage, Jeremy ends up having to clarify that that they are in his protective custody. While Jeremy is sincere about it, Roman uses the same quip sarcastically when he's preparing to torture Fitz.
  • Body Horror:
    • Emma Gilbert previously went through a transformation that turned her into a scaly monster. She was cured but the reason she was captured by Augustus is that he wants to force her into that transformation again so he can learn how to spread its mutation. He attempts so through torturous experiments and even strait up threatening to burn her alive.
    • This story makes a bit of a statement on Michael Myers' supposed Healing Factor; he doesn't have one. The curse may make him endurable and keep him alive but doesn't actually heal him. While he is incredibly resistant to most injuries that should kill him, those scars and injuries still remain and he doesn't actually heal from them. Instead his broken bones and damaged organs supernaturally held together. We at one point see X Ray images of his skeleton, resembling something of a horrid puzzle piece.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How Augustus is ultimately killed, curtesy of Hayley.
  • Bonding Over Missing Parents:
    • A lot of Persephone's and The Secret Circle subplot revolves around this; Persephone has self esteem issues that she knows she's a Child Of Rape by a Serial Killer, she meets and forms a surrogate sister in Cassie Blake, who deals with a heavy loss in her family, especially when she discovered her own father was a monster as well. When Cassie and Diana reunite, this becomes a critical bonding session in rekindling their own relationship as half sisters. This is also what helps them try to reach out to their other half siblings, but it's more so over helping them get over the way John Blackwell.
    • More like "Bonding Over Evil Parents". When Bianca Blackwell meets Jax Novoa, they form a romantic relationship that involves them helping eachother out with their similar parental issues in being raised by evil wizards in their image (seemingly so in Jax's case). This takes a turn to for the worse, displaying that Jax's own Daddy Issues matter next to nothing over his own ambitions, as Bianca becomes the Nightfox's first human trafficking victim, and another victim of the Thorn cults experiments.
  • Broad Strokes: The use of The Jersey Devil is this story is heavily based off of its rendition from The Barrens, despite this story seemingly not making any attempts to tie in with that film. The closest we get is The Jersey Devil ended up on hunters radar after it nearly slaughtered a family with only the children surviving.
  • Broken Bird
    • Persephone is portrayed as such with her realizing where she came from and who her father is. She's not outward about it but has self esteem issues and takes to escapism and self harm in order to cope. She spends the story believing herself to be a burden on her mothers and thinks that it would be better if she was never born. Having an incredibly toxic boyfriend does not help her situation.
    • Downplayed as this story depicts Fitz as he goes from the innocent but traumatized child into the Ax Craxy Unscrupulous Hero he was as a teenager. He spent the time dealing with his lycanthropy as his family tries what they can to prevent his transformation. This leaves Fitz with some bottled up angst and aggression with the beast within him spending years with an unsatisfied bloodlust. Not helping his case is that his family is more encouraging about what he can do as a kid than what he could do for the pack, and his friend/crush/confidant is dealing with her own issues and he thinks it would be rude to intrude.
    • Cleo of H2O: Just Add Water' is revealed to suffer from depression and anxiety that she's really good at hiding. It turns out when Charlotte broke her spirit and nearly drove her to suicide in the series second season, all this did was outlet subconscious feelings Cleo always had. Part of her wanting to be a hero in this story is to help other people when she herself feels helpless. Over the course of the story she is a victim of Rape by Proxy, is forced to sacrifice the lives of hundreds in order to save thousands - along with the world and is forced to choose between saving her father or younger sister.
    • A villainous example but Augustus used to be a meek and mousy nerd and victim of bullying ever before he learned of the existence of monsters and how to control him, at which point the power gets into his head. When he attempts to kill himself by entering the monsters realm, he not only survived, but what's left with him is a bottomless pit of misanthropy and nihilism that he admits replaced his heart.
  • Cain and Abel: Cassie and Diana find themselves on this end with the Blackwell children. Cassie and Diana are the daughters of John Blackwell who rebelled against their parent and killed him. The Blackwell's (namely Bianca and Carlton) are the ones raised by John in secret, warped into his image and seek revenge. Gradually the Blackwell's lose their villain credentials as they bond with the other characters.
  • Clear My Name: Ginger and Brigitte are framed for orchestrating a series of werewolf attacks by Roman. This is what originally gets them and Brigitte's boyfriend Sam taken into "protective custody" in the first place. Their name is cleared by default thanks to Fitz being kidnapped and the killings later being blamed on the Wrath Wraith.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture
    • Augustus isn't above doing this as part of his experiments; his favourite subject is Emma Gilbert who he tries to force a mutation on and his preferred method is with fire.
    • Threatened to Fitz when abducted by the Russian pack. He begins killing them when they start to do so.
  • Coming-of-Age Story: Shades of this throughout the story, especially in regards to The Troop subplot, as well as the storyline of Fitz and Persephone.
  • The Conspiracy: One that evolves around the Alpha Council but even most of them are unaware. It turns out that Roman has help made the laws of their council not so much to protect people but to maintain his own power and domes everything he can to keep as much power as possible; created a virus among the Alpha Council packs that would cause any woman cursed by lycanthropy to die from a botched simply due to some backwards views he had since he was a child and even found ways to weaponize the virus. He also serves as both The Dragon and The Mole to "Jesse" Black, planning on selling the other packs out when the time comes. No one is the wiser save for the Fitzgerald pack and their allies but they are in no position to make their argument.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Prequel technically, but Jake Collins is a notable contrast to Ethan Morgan. While both are/were high school students who constantly go on monster fighting adventures with their friends who are also hunters, Ethan is a social nerd, who has supernatural powers of being a seer, and his character growth revolves around him gaining confidence; Jake Collins is seen as a fairly popular student for his prowess (despite having a huge nerdy streak) uses mundane and enhanced weaponry to fight monsters due to having no supernatural powers and his character growth is one of humility.
  • The Corruption: How the Wrath Wraith operates. It's mere presence is enough to forcibly draw Thorn magic, and can infect and possesses mundane folks in its presence into blind murderous rage. Considering that this spirit is imbued with that magic, it really isn't that much of a surprise.
  • Create Your Own Villain: The Wrath Wraith is revealed to be the spirit of Chris Hooker from The Craft and is brought about thanks to how Sarah and Nancy effected his life...and his later death. Apparently he didn't spend his afterlife anywhere nice and wanted revenge on the two witches he blamed. First chance he got he made a bargain with the demon behind the Thorn curse and became so imbued with its magic, he willingly became a demon in direct service to Michael Myers as his demon proxy. He is just all to happy to track down Michael's daughter thanks to her also being Nancy and Sarah's daughter.
  • Cruel Mercy: Fitz tries to inflict this after his fight with Roman, killing dozens of his men in a single rampage, steals his business operations (in Canada at least) and batters Roman to the point of physical humiliation. He chooses to not kill Roman because he thinks that would put a damper on his pride...what he did not anticipate is Roman taking his wounded pride out on other people.
  • Decoy Antagonist:
    • Doubles as an example of Hijacked by Ganon. The bulk of the story would have you believe that Augustus, the Wrath Wraith and Roman Navikev are part of a Big-Bad Ensemble, and while Augustus is The Heavy, the other two are respective dragons to Horace "Jesse" Black and the Thorn cult. Even both Wynn, Myers and are revealed to be benefactors to Augustus' own plans.
    • Bianca and Carlton Blackwell are set up as antagonists of The Secret Circle subplot, but the Wrath Wraith ultimately takes the role as villain, especially with the former two's Heel–Face Turn.
    • Also from The Secret Circle subplot we are given this in the form of Grant, who sets himself up as this Well-Intentioned Extremist hunter who's out to destroy the circle as he thinks it will only bring chaos. No one buys his role as an antagonist for a minute.
  • Decon-Recon Switch: This story gives this to the entire idea of The Troop.
    • Deconstruction: The Troop is an organization used to battle monsters and otherworldly threats, made up exclusively of teenagers - in other words Child Soldiers. They are put in dangerous and life threatening situations to capture, contain and sometimes forced to kill monsters and others of the like at their teenage years, and undergo bad cases of PTSD if they don't die in the field and their deaths have to be covered up by their superiors. Also the fact they are adult hunters despite members of The Troop supposedly losing their courage at adulthood, brands them Dirty Cowards. Not only that but teens of the Troop are seen at best by brainwashed soldiers by sentient monsters or supernaturals, or just more perpetrators of Van Helsing Hate Crimes out of Fantastic Racism. When the Troop creates a subdivision led by a half monster, and includes witches, mermaids in their ranks, they get rejected by other hunters (as decided by Gerard Argent) for siding with "the enemy".
    • Reconstruction: It's also shown that the reason Troop soldiers loose their courage is because of their PTSD. Also the definition of courage isn't a lack of fear, but doing something despite being afraid. Also younger minds like those of the Troop don't see the Fantastic Racism, and their new leaders, Jake Collins, Hayley, Cadence and Kirby, decide to create a subdivision of The Troop that includes supernaturals and sentient monsters; this goes back to Deconstruction as no one would accept such a thing, but goes right back to Reconstruction since this is their One Last Job. They also decide they are motivated to protect the innocent, rather than hunt monsters left right and centre, since the Troop is on its last legs.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Cleo deals with anxiety issues and depression all the time but tries as hard as she can to not let it show. Only her family knows and he eventually explains the situation to her friends and reveals she's on suicide watch. Following her Rape by Proxy, these feeling only push Cleo further down the edge in which when she finally tracks down her friend Emma and frees her, she doesn't hesitate in turning herself over in Emma's stead, not caring what happens to her at this point.
  • Dirty Coward:
    • Fomer (Adult) members of The Troop are seen as such as supposedly members loose their courage when the reach adulthood. It's later chalked up to PTSD due to monster hunters adversities they went through as young teenagers. It's repeatedly stated that the Troop agents are courageous, but there is a fine difference between being courageous and brave.
    • Roman, despite being The Dreaded, never tries to engage in any fights because he "might end up loosing" and only personally kills when his target is off guard and/or subdued. His lack of actual fighting experience is what makes his fight with Fitz seem to come off as an even match had it not been for Fitz being The Berserker.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Gerard Argent and Roman Navikev are the first major antagonists to be defeated with the big showdown against Roman being the Penultimate Battle of the story, set in a village he and his pack lord over. Gerard disappears from the plot due to the Argent subplot being resolved shortly beforehand. Ironically for this trope they are only major antagonists introduced in this story to not die.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Augustus isn't exactly a subtle allegory for teenagers who experience bullying from their peers before they are pushed to the edge, either committing suicide or murdering their peers.
  • Don't Go in the Woods: As part of training under Gerard Argent, Jake is stabbed through the leg and forced to traverse the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. With The Jersey Devil on the loose.
  • The Dragon
    • Roman Navikev acts as this for Horace "Jesse" Black, being a highly influential werewolf running international dealings for Jesse for both of their power plays. This includes running criminal operations in Canada and America in the guise of the Russian Mafia. He looses this position thanks to Jax Novoa taking control of his American operations, and Fitz taking over his Canadian ones. The former takes Roman's place as Jesse's dragon, and the latter runs arms deals for his mother's pack.
    • The Wrath Wraith is revealed to be an evil spirit in the service of Thorn. Specifically as ghost twisted by the magic of the curse and answers directly serves Michael's plans to track down his children. He's also a Dragon with an Agenda as he has a personal vendetta to motivate him. The Wrath gets replaced by Freddy Krueger after his defeat.
  • Dragged Off to Hell: The ultimate fate of the Wrath Wraith after he not only fails to bring any of Michael's children to him, and Michael decides to replace him with Freddy Krueger. Michael also has Freddy do the honors.
  • The Dreaded
    • Jake Collins and Hayley are considered heroic versions of this to the hunters on the grounds that they where able to fight off a reptilian invasion without any backup. Jake especially for being able to kill a few of them with his bare hands. It would appear the Reptilians themselves have this reputation considering the brownie points received for trying to catch one, let alone killing dozens of them.
    • The Fitzgerald Pack are this, gaining the rep of being a largely powerful pack for one that is independent of the Council of Alphas, and operate by their own laws. It turns out the hunters are reluctant to interfere with them because of the Fitzgerald pack's tendency of forcibly turning those that try. Supposedly the Argent family had a "vacation" in Bailey Downs, and a single encounter with Brigitte Fitzgerald left Victoria Argent crying.
    • Roman Navikev is held in this regard due to the influence he has over all werewolves in Russia, the Council of Alpha's and his sheer ruthlessness. As such almost everyone is afraid to cross him...Of course his arrogance is what drives the protagonists to do such that.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good:
    • Augustus is so full of hatred for humans and humanity that he can not perceive it as anything but toxic and can't fathom genuine acts of kindness. This runs so deep that when it becomes apparent that Debmam actually loves him, his response to kill her as he thinks she's trying to hurt him. He also has a hard time understanding the concept of loyalty and moral complexity; he's especially floored when he sees Candence (a half-monster) being given control of her own division of The Troop and how the mermaids and the Circle would team up with humans due to a combination of Black and White Insanity and perceived Fantastic Racism.
    • Roman Navikev only seems to think that love is just a means for pride of a possession. It's made clear that he sees his own ego above everything else; killed his daughter so no one else could have her; and attempts to have Fitz tortured to death as he thinks killing Ginger's son will be a mark on her pride as opposed to hurting someone she loves.
    • When the Troop and Circle offer the other hunters a team up against Augustus, believing in setting traditions aside in favour of the greater good, Gerard Argent scoffs at the idea and laughs at the idea that a group of teenagers could change things under his watch. This will one day bite him in the ass.
  • Evil Mentor
    • John Blackwell was this to his children, just as he was to Cassie and Diana before they killed him.
    • Gerard Argent tries to be this to Jake and Hayley, trying to instil his more ruthless values into him because his son won't let him do the same with his granddaughter (Yet). Luckily neither of them are as impressionable as he expected and their morals ultimately get in his way. So he tries to kill them both.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones
    • The Blackwell children all clearly care about eachother, especially Bianca and Carlton. They are protective of eachother and won't risk a fight if it meant the other getting hurt. When Carlton is wounded and barely alive, Bianca begs anyone within earshot to save him and genuinely thankful when Hayley resuscitates him. Carlton even accepts Bianca's Heel–Face Turn rather gracefully, and goes out trying to save her life from a wrathful Persephone.
    • Defied in Roman Navikev's case. Part of his backstory is that he killed his daughter when she learned about werewolves against the laws Roman helped set in the first place and claims to feel regret for what he did. Every character who hears his backstory don't buy it, and won't let him have the benefit of the doubt on the grounds that 1; He abandoned his daughter and only reunited with her to kill her. 2; For all his claims of remorse he adamantly refuses to take responsibility and deflects the blame onto others. 3; he is pretty selective about what pack rules apply to him and what don't. As such he has no right to claim he cared for his daughter or felt bad for killing her, and no character will let him claim so. When it slips out that Roman's motives was jealousy of a romantic relationship she was in, it really doesn't help his case.
  • The Extremist Was Right: Invoked. Horace "Jesse" Black was the one who summoned Augustus and one is his benefactors for his plans. While Augustus was on his own crusade, Jesse was recruiting new impressionable followers and promoting Augustus' philosophy that Humans Are the Real Monsters. He uses both Augustus' examples and antics to prove his point to his new followers and it works.
  • Expy: The Wrath Wraith's Grim Reaper esque appearance evokes the appearance of a supernatural version of the original Ghostface (This becomes something of a Casting Gag with his true identity being someone played by Skeet Ulrich). His other ghostly and corpse like attributes - after his true identity and form are revealed - draws a lot of influence from the Candyman, although he has a snake and cockroach motif instead of bees. He also has some similarity to previous Secret Circle antagonist Eben, as a ruthless witch hunter, who uses supernatural and demonic enchantments for his own power; because of this, the Circle initially thought he was Eben's ghost.
  • False Flag Operation: What starts the conflict between the Fitzgerald pack and the Alpha's Council is how powerful the Fitzgerald's got despite being an independent pack but what intensifies it is when Roman has his pack butcher numerous innocent people and places their bodies all over Bailey Downs in order to make it look like the Fitzgerald's work.
  • The Family That Slays Together: The Blackwell children where intended to be this by their father, the intent being to carry on his legacy and goals, which means killing any and every witch that doesn't practice dark magic. Subverted, as despite their talk, they don't really go around killing people, and only Bianca and Carlton are old enough to even be considered that much of a threat - the other six of them where just children who lived sheltered lives. And they all ultimately pull a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Fantastic Racism: Discussed and goes both ways; The Hunters and therefore the Troop are seen as a threat by the supernaturals and sentient monsters and the hunters have their usual mojo. It's up to the youth of both sides to try to find some sort of middle ground. It helps that a half monster, Cadence, is put in charge of her own division of the Troop, which she recruits both the mermaids and the Circle. Unfortunately this can't last long as the Troop is on One Last Job.
  • Foil
    • Cassie, Diana and their half siblings are a collective example to Jax Novoa. The Blackwell children where raised or intended to be raised by an Evil Sorcerer into their fathers image for his own goals and sees his family as pawns. Cassie and Diana lived fairly normal lives and after learning John Blackwell was their father, eventually rebelled against his influence (and killed him). Jax Novoa claims that he is the child of such a wizard himself but is ultimately using this as an excuse to generally be a dick, using his magic and money to get away with his more wicked actions. This takes an ironic turn when Jax ends up sharing a romance with Bianca Blackwell, helping bring about her own Heel–Face Turn...only that part of his Moral Event Horizon was turning her over to be raped and murdered.
    • Persephone is one to Cassie and Diana. Both are children of monstrous fathers and have access to dark magic. While both are benevolent for the most part, Persephone does have self esteem issues regarding who her father was that Cassie and Diana are working through differently, and has a tendency to use her magic as a form of escapism and self harm. Persephone befriends Cassie, but Persephone doesn't get close enough to her or the Circle to let them positively influence her - a combination of her boyfriends influence of her self esteem and seeing an example in the Blackwell children, pulls Persephone down a darker rabbit hole with her powers.
    • Roman Navikev and Gerard Argent are both patriarchal leaders of their respective groups and are figures both feared and respected in their circles. Both are sociopathic Evil Old Folks who's apathy and ruthlessness extends even to their own families. Roman is a werewolf, Gerard is a werewolf hunter.
    • A minor but notable example, with the The Reveal that the Wrath Wraith is actually Chris of The Craft, he ends up becoming one to Jason of Ginger Snaps; both had similar roles and character portrayals as cocky Jerkass All Men Are Perverts archetypes; as of this story, they are both something supernatural, with Chris being a demon-like-lich and Jason being a werewolf; in these stories Jason ends up being a Jerk with a Heart of Gold who genuinely cares about his friends/family/pack, whereas Chris turns out to be a heartless revenge driven murderer. Amusingly Jason is the one who drops the Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse line regarding Chris.
  • Frame-Up: Ginger and Brigitte are framed for a series of random murders in the story and are only able to get themselves out of that one when they in turn frame The Wraith for the killings.
  • Freudian Excuse: Given to multiple characters.
    • Augustus was bullied and abused his whole life and had a mostly Friendless Background and is revealed to have been an orphan who lived on his own. On The Troop, he learned of the existence and the ability to control monsters which he used them to get revenge on his bullies before deciding to Take Over the World. He ended up getting sucked into the monster world, and when he returns in this story, he's become a Misanthrope Supreme Omnicidal Maniac.
    • The Wrath Wraith is reveals to be Chris Hooker; a victim of a love spell that went wrong when he tried to rape Sarah Bailey and later murdered by Nancy Downs. He spent his time seemingly in Hell, where he became vengeful and desperate enough to make a deal with the demon behind the Thorn curse to become a demon himself imbued with Thorn magic. Now he willingly serves Michael Myers in trying to track down his remaining relatives, and goes on a personal killing crusade of witches (real or otherwise) on the side. When he learns Michael has a daughter with Nancy, who is also being raised by Sarah, Chris is all too ecstatic.
    • The Blackwell Children have the collective example of being raised and abandoned by John Blackwell, who instilled his worldview and a sense of loyalty to his cause. After he abandoned them, his eldest - Bianca and Carlton, where left to take care of their younger siblings and when they hear that John has been killed by his other daughters Cassie and Diana, they feel they have no choice but to take revenge on the Circle.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: As pointed out...
    • While we are shown Augustus as a victim of bullying and abuse lashing out at the pain in his life...but his new personality and villainous actions really test how sympathetic he remains. While Hayley sympathizes with him throughout much of the story even she admits he's gone past the point of no return, when Augustus goes on a Motive Rant towards the Circle, Faye's response is a blunt "Boo hoo, everyone gets bullied. It's called life."
    • All over the story, Jax almost pathologically uses having a distant father (who has the reputation of an Evil Sorcerer) and Missing Mom as an excuse for his Jerkass behaviour, despite it having next to nothing to do with his behaviour or attitude. He constantly bemoans having a hard life and nothing to show for it, despite being incredibly rich and having magic powers which he uses to get his way; he amuses himself a series of callous crimes that he shrugs off as pranks, and expects everyone to just forgive him whenever he cites his excuse. He finally gets called out on this after forcing Faye and Cleo to have sex and when it finally dawns on him that his former friends aren't gonna forgive him, he decides to try kill them.
    • Chris Hooker may be a victim of humiliation and murder in life, but also in life he was a sexist jock who slut shammed girls and was a general asshole. And this was all before he became the Wrath Wraith. He may have been a victim then, but not now - especially since he choose to become today. In the words of Jason McCardy "Sounds to me like he was a total dick back then...but he's a cunt now, that's what matters."
  • Good Is Not Soft: None of the protagonists, even the most noble of them, pull any punches when it comes to fighting their enemies or verbally confronting them; even after Hayley's attempts to reach out to Augustus, even she admits he's beyond help and redemption after realizing all his crimes, and tells him so to his face during their last confrontation.
  • Groin Attack: A karmic if particularly brutal one. While in Roman's captivity, one of the men sent to torture Fitz makes gloating remarks one what's to happen to his family and pack if they don't get killed; particularly the prospect of making the females (especially his aunt and mother) prostitutes. Once Fitz breaks out of his bonds, he goes after that man first and rips his junk off...and is heavily implied to have force fed them to the schmuck.
  • Hate Sink: While most antagonists have an "Evil Is Cool" vibe, are ultimately pitiable or detached from the plot like Michael Myers and Horace "Jesse" Black, these three are an exception.
    • Roman Navikev lacks the sympathetic qualities that most of the other villains have in addition to his smug personality and his adamant refusal to swallow his own pride. The fact that he murdered his own daughter and refuses to take any responsibility for the crime really draws ire towards him and it's because of his actions any friendship the Fitzgerald pack could have had with the Council of Alpha's is squandered. Even the catharsis of Fitz beating and humiliating him, and usurping his business operations in Canada is mitigated by the fact he's still alive, unexposed and in power at the end of the story. And the fact he slaughters a village to blow off steam doesn't help.
    • The Wrath Wraith despite his attempts to appeal to sympathy, becomes this when it becomes clear that he is the way he is out his own choices and Deal with the Devil and how much of a jackass he was in life and become something worse in death. His entitled and cruel attitude doesn't earn him any points.
    • Jax Novoa is an arrogant young wizard who keeps hiding behind his Freudian Excuses as a means to not own up to what he's done, which includes endangering the lives of so many innocent people with his antics, forcing Cleo and Faye to have sex and when his former, friends don't forgive him, sees fit to summon a tsunami to destroy an entire city. All this before he takes the Nightfox mantle.
  • Heroic Wannabe
    • Played with in regard to Jake Collins since his entire reason for joining the Troop is to live out a superhero fantasy, but finds him way over his head over the story. He does however have genuine moments of heroism and the credentials for it, the only set back that he and his friends are in over their heads.
    • Grant mixes this with Big Bad Wannabe, as a hunter he believes that what he is doing is for the greater good, but is unwilling to fight or kill to see his goals through to the end. At the very least he thinks he's doing the right thing by trying to break the Circle apart, it's just he doesn't understand the consequences.
  • The Heavy: Augustus, Roman and the Wrath Wraith are the villains who carry the plot and the most direct antagonists. Augustus is the more obvious contender for main antagonist, but the actual Big Bads are once again Michael Myers, Terrence Wynn and Horace "Jesse" Black on the technicality that they both are responsible for setting the above three loose in this story, but none of them come into direct contact or conflict with the protagonists. Both Jesse and Thorn are also the ones who grant Augustus his resources in dark magic and means to gain his army.
  • He Who Fights Monsters:
    • The entire point of Augustus; he was a meek student and bullied throughout his life in school with few to no friends, and became a genuine threat when he learned how to control monsters for revenge and later hegemony. By the time of the story, he's become a mass murderer and nihilistic misanthrope with genocidal goals, with barely anything resembling humanity in his character. His claimed motivation is he wants everyone to feel a worse pain than he felt.
    • The Wrath Wraith is a serial killing evil spirit that works under the services of Michael Myers and Terrence Wynn, spending his free time targeting witches (even those who pretend that they are) He's also not above torturing (among other things) with some of his victims being children and if some of his slurs are anything to go by, a raging misogynist. He became this because he was humiliated by a love spell gone wrong by Sarah Bailey, and later murdered by Nancy Downs; because of this, he sees fit to make their daughter his primary target (also because he was tasked to find her).
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Played for Drama. Despite being largely antagonistic forces for two thirds of the story, Bianca and Carlton both die shortly after they finally reconcile with Cassie and Diana as siblings, Carlton is killed in a Heroic Sacrifice to try to stop Persephone's meltdown. And even more ironically, part of Bianca's Love Redeems factor is her boyfriend Jax Novoa, and her Heel–Face Turn corresponds with his ultimate Face–Heel Turn and Moral Event Horizon; he has her forcibly depowered and turned over to Smith's Grove to be a victim of Terrence Wynn's experiments.
  • Hero Antagonist
    • Jeremy Danvers is forced into this position being the American representative of the Council of Alpha's who are concerned with the growing power of the Fitzgerald pack inspite of them being an independent pack. His biggest flaw is his zeal to the pack laws set by the Alpha's and wants the Fitzgerald pack to submit themselves under him in the Council's name rather than risk starting a war. As shown in a discussion with Brigitte and Sam, he doesn't have any ill will towards them and hopes to maintain some semblance of a friendship with the Fitzgerald family, and uses Derek Hale as an example to show he doesn't have that much of a problem with independent packs, it's just that the Council sees the Fitzgerald's as a potential threat.
    • Persephone is forced into this position as well; while she is undoubtedly considered one of the heroes, thanks to both Agustus and Cooper/the Wrath Wraith/Chris Hooker preying on her insecurities and her delving deeper into the Anti-Magic, she ends up lashing out more and more as her power grows unsteady, making her both a weapon to Augustus' cause and a threat the protagonists have to go up against in the climax.
  • Hero Killer: Augustus becomes this when he ends up killing Adam. Or more accurately tricks Jake Armstrong into doing it.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: While Persephone's friends are trying to reach out to her during her magical breakdown and subsequent lashing out, her magic becomes so erratic that Carlton Blackwell ends up having to magnetize most of the magic onto himself to protect the others and his siblings, killing himself in the process. This is also what causes Persephone to snap out and realize what she's doing.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • At initial glances, Carlton and Bianca Blackwell are just two wicked witch/warlock siblings out to get revenge for their Evil Sorcerer father. Then we see them taking care of their younger siblings and how they where the only positive influence in their lives since John Blackwell wanted to corrupt his other children too. In private conversations they turn out to be pretty okay, and just want to lead normal lives but their father had such an influence on them they don't think that normalcy was a possibility.
    • Despite Jake and Hayley's badass credentials and history, they wouldn't mind living a normal life had it not been for their sense of duty. Technically they lost their sense of adventure, thanks to them seeing how bad "adventure" can end up and this all that remains is their sense of duty.
    • Cleo of H2O: Just Add Water suffers from clinical depression that she kept in check for years (although her father secretly has her on suicide watch). This is what motivates her hero complex; she wants to help other people as she thinks she's beyond help herself.
  • Hidden Disdain Reveal: Jax lets it slip once or twice that he has a low opinion of the mundane, which when expanded further, goes into all out Social Darwinisn; believing them to be weak, he believes the supernatural to be superior and that normal humans are better as toys to play with.
  • Hypocrite:
    • Roman claims to have a zeal for the laws established for the pack law, which is what motivates him. This wouldn't be to bad except he is very selective about what laws apply to him; the Council not revealing itself to humans ? He does so frequently to lord over a few small towns in Russia. Never kill an innocent, especially for sport ? Does so all the time. It's implied that he also used their laws as an excuse to murder his daughter when his actual motive was jealousy.
    • Augustus claims that him being a victim of bullying is what warped his worldview and his motivations for what he does. In the process he actually becomes a bully himself in his lesser crimes such as deliberately trying pushing to push Cleo to suicide and mocking her relentlessly for her depression.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Augustus' philosophy, thanks to living his most of his life alone, with few to no friends and a victim of bullying and abuse by others. This is also what motivates him to commit his crimes so that he can prove this point one way or another. This works in Jesse's favour as he uses both Augustus' crimes and abuse in life to promote this philosophy to his new and impressional recruits.
  • I Am a Monster/I Hate Past Me:
    • In an attempt to reason them about following him, Jeremy tries to hold the Fitzgerald sisters accountable for their (mainly Ginger's) past actions and asks how they are any better today, especially how draconian punishments they enforce on those who break their laws even those that don't follow them. We are shown that Ginger is remorseful about her past but has decided to let it shape who she is. Her conclusion is that she's still better now than who she is then and decided to embrace her status as an Anti-Hero.
    • Defied in the case of Sarah Bailey and Nancy Downs they learn that the Wraith that has been killing children and teens claiming to be witches is none other than Chris Hooker, a boy they previously wronged by brainwashing and later killing. They claim It's All My Fault when they realize he's after Persephone and successfully got her to run away with him. While they are right in feeling guilt over what they did to Chris, the other characters assure them otherwise, making it clear to them they are not to blame for Chris' choices or crimes.
  • I Have Your Wife:
    • The real reason the Mermaid trio and their friends traveled to America - the scholarship was just a front and it turns out their estranged friend Emma Gilbert has been captured by Dr. Debmam to be subjected by experiments. By the time they find her, Augustus has taken over the operation and Cleo has to swap herself with Emma and ends up having to be rescued herself.
    • Midway through the story, both Jake Collins and Haley are abducted by Augustus who intends to kill them. He also kidnaps Jake's sister with the intent to feed her to The Jersey Devil unless an already wounded Jake kills it first.
    • Roman manages to abduct and plans to torture Fitz all the way to Russia in hopes of finally starting a war with the Fitzgerald pack. Just as the Pack and the Troop mount a rescue operation, Fitz transforms tor the first time and fight his way out himself.
      • Just after that the Wraith (Chris Hooker takes Persephone to California, hoping to use her dark magic and emotions to cause mass destruction across the world and create a beacon for Michael, promoting a rescue operation by Sarah, Nancy, Bonnie, Rochelle and the Circle.]]
  • Ironic Echo: Both are callbacks to The Craft and have to due with the Wrath Wraith.
    • After the Wraith is revealed to be Chris Hooker's ghost, Sarah and Nancy realize they where the ones who made him this way, try to reach out to them and apologize for wronging him. Chris responds to their apology with the same Madness Mantra Nancy used with his own apology.
    • In the final fight against him, Sarah and Nancy try to use the "I bind you" spell Sarah used on Nancy years back, this time back up by the Secret Circle, the Blackwell children and a more confidant Persephone joining in. When Persephone finally joins, Chris has the same Villainous Breakdown Nancy had way back when.
  • It's All About Me
    • Once again Jax Novoa is only shown to care about other people when it's convenient to him.
    • Roman Navikev only cares about what benefits him or what's convenient to him. He is very selective of what his councils rules applies to him, and refuses to own up to his crimes if it meant for the sake of his own pride. Notably, he murdered his daughter after she learned of the existence of werewolves; he claims this was in accordance to his laws...only to let it slip that he was jealous that she was in a romantic relationship when he previously abandoned her years ago.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Grant of The Secret Circle is portrayed as such. While he is played as condescending and a little controlling he does seem to have well (if misplaced) intentions and thinks he has everyone's best interest at heart, his head is to far up his own ass to consider the ramifications of messing with the Circle.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Jax gets played off as arrogant and looks down at the mundane, but seems to have a Hidden Heart of Gold towards his friends and several Pet the Dog moments towards Bianca Blackwell and their relationship. In actuality he is an entitled narcissist with Fantastic Racism issues and all his heroic traits is to self aggrandize. He also doesn't hesitate in trying to kill his former friends for rejecting him before becoming the Nightfox and is willing to throw Bianca under the bus to make a quick buck. As far as a Freudian Excuse goes, it has next to nothing to do with what he does and is ultimately just using it to hide behind.
  • The Jersey Devil: Appears as a monster that Jake has to hunt but fails to do so. The devil nearly kills Jake but he is rescued by Hayley. Jake later kills The Jersey Devil for real when his sister is nearly fed to it.
  • Join or Die:
    • Augustus first introduces himself to the members of the Circle by offering them a place in his army to fight off the hunters, claiming its revenge on humans that have rejected them. They refuse, and he immediately sicks his monsters onto them.
    • In the epilouge; Jax drops this ultimatum towards Bianca as he becomes the Nightfox. She tearfully begs him not to accept Horace "Jesse" Black's offer, saying that they are better than this; Jax states he already accepted the offer and admits that having power is more important to him. He tells Bianca she can stay with him or leave...when she leaves, Jax forcibly depowers her and has her institutionalized in Smith's Grove, knowing and fully expecting that she will be forcibly impregnated and killed along with her child.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: This being a villainous origin story for Jax before he goes by the moniker of "Nightfox". He passes himself off as a ambitious Jerk with a Heart of Gold, but shows his callousness in setting a lake monster loose on beach goers to get the mermaids to transform; he forces Cleo and Faye to have sex with eachother, tries to flood a city in a mad fit, and when the dust settles becomes The Dragon to Horace "Jesse" Black. And this "Nightfox" was born.
  • Just a Kid: Played for Drama. Going with the "Coming of Age" theme, what holds most of the protagonists back is that they are teenagers who are in way over their heads. Most of the villains do not take them seriously, and the story deconstructs the idea of being a Kid Hero in a world full of monstrous creatures and villains.
  • Karma Houdini: Jax Novoa, Gerard Argent and Roman Navikev survive this story and neither really answer for their crimes, thanks to being Saved by Canon. Downplayed in Roman's case; he gets physically humiliated and is destined to die at Jeremy Danvers fangs years afterwards. He loses his position as Jesse's second in command, as well as his business operations in America and Canada, both being taken over by Jax and Fitz respectively. But even then, he still has his influence over the Alpha council and continues to kill other people in order to save face.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Dr. Debman appears in this story after getting away with everything in H2O: Just Add Water having been Demoted to Dragon to Augustus. Here she gets her throat slit by Augustus and shot in the head when he notices she's still crawling and groaning.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch:
    • Fitz beating the crap out of Roman Navikev, physically humiliating the guy and forcing him to call himself by his Embarrassing Nickname. If that's not enough he slaughters Roman's men in a rage induced bloodlust, castrating one for making threats towards his mother and aunt (and as he puts it "made him eat his own words...among other things") and took control of Roman's business assets in Canada. To top the rampage off and make sure they got the point, he set Roman's house on fire. It'd be cathartic if it wasn't for Roman pulling a Karma Houdini afterwards.
    • You'd think Michael having Freddy drag the Wrath Wraith into Hell for failure would be this, depending on how sympathetic you remain to Chris Hooker's plight.
  • Knight Templar: The Wrath Wraith is a ghostly hunter and Serial Killer targeting witches or teenagers who dabble in the occult (even those that pretend too). His claimed motivations is that he is purging evil from the world and anyone who doesn't see things from his perspective deserves to suffer and die. In actuality, he's out for selfish revenge for his humiliation and death, which he claims to be entirely justified by virtue of being his revenge.
  • Lack of Empathy: None of the actual villains have any empathy in their hearts; Roman and the Wrath Wraith are seemingly only able to feel their own pain. Augustus is an especially bad example, as he admits he feels nothing but disdain and indifference to anyone who isn't him, and on top of that plays around with Cleo's depression, anxiety and suicidal feelings, when he himself should know how it feels to be a broken sprit. By his own admission, whatever his heart had was replaced by endless nihilism and misanthropy.
  • Lets Wait Awhile: After the first Jersey Devil fiasco, Jake Collins and Hayely first reunite and almost have sex...they stop just when they're about to since they have bigger fish to fry.
  • Living Macguffin: Persephone becomes this once "Cooper" breaks her spirit down enough to force her to give into her dark emotions, and thus subconsciously unleashing her more destructive powers. In turn this turns her into a living weapon for Augustus' plans and a beacon for Thorn magic. As a result the final few chapters of the story partially focus on a rescue mission to save her.
  • Love Confession/Love Realization: Fitz makes one towards Persephone when they meet at a dance. Fitz ends up dancing with her over and ends up kissing her before running out embarrassed. Persephone follows him out and tries to talk to him causing Fitz to awkwardly reveal his crush to her, all the while can barley contain his emotions and embarrassment. He runs off again before she can say a word. This causes Persephone to rethink her relationship with Fitz and seem to realize romantic feelings for him. The two have a less awkward conversation about it when they meet up at the end of the story.
  • Love Is a Weakness: Augustus thanks to his misanthropy, sees humanity as so toxic, he avoids any semblance of humanity as he believes all it brings is pain, especially in the form of love. At one point after he is injured, his assistant/sex buddy Dr. Debmam nurses him back to health and expresses to him that she loves him. His response to this is to brutally murder her in a panic induced rage.
  • Mad Scientist: Dr. Linda Debman of H 20 Just Add Water makes a return, hoping to continue her plans to experiment on mermaids. She found out about other supernaturals and monsters and found herself on the payroll to Horace "Jesse" Black. She in turn becomes The Dragon to Augustus, assisting him in his own experiments and even becomes his lover. She ends up feeling and expressing real affection for Augustus, which in turn gets her killed by the latter.
  • Man Behind the Man: As part of the Decoy Antagonist/Hijacked by Ganon, Horace "Jesse" Black, Terrence Wynn and Michael Myers are behind most of the direct antagonists of the story. Roman Navikev is secretly The Dragon to Jesse; the Wraith Wrath is a spirit summoned by the Thorn cult through their occult works and answers directly to Michael Myers; Augustus was taken back to earth by Jesse's attempts to access the realm of monsters, providing Augustus with his army and resources so long as he can "prove" Humans Are the Real Monsters. Later Michael sends Augustus Dr. Wyyn's occult research and his own means of contacting and communicating with demons to help search for his children. On the back of the package Michael leaves a note warning Augustus that if he ends up failing, he better hope he dies in the process.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Augustus' character begins and ends with that he went through so much abuse growing up that he felt entitled to power over those who hurt him, and was further scarred by his experiences in the monster realm. As a result he's the bitter shell of a teenager with barley anything resembling a human emotion, as he goes on a Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum in the name of Humans Are the Real Monsters.
  • Never My Fault
    • Roman Navikev spitefully refuses to own up to the murder of his daughter, and deflects the blame onto others in the name of his own pride. Forcing him to try to take responsibility will only result in his murderous rage.
    • The Wrath Wraith when revealed to be Chris Hooker's sprit, has this bad. Yes, Sarah Bailey did humiliate him and Nancy did kill him, and yes the main reason he attempted to rape Sarah was because of a love spell gone wrong. However, he constantly paints himself as an innocent faultless victim, despite the fact he was a womanizing Slut Shamming Jerk Jock, who humiliated both Sarah and Nancy in the past.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Rather than kill Roman, Fitz inflicts this on him in order to physically humiliate him; breaking his limbs and nose, bashing his head into the floor, stomping him repeatedly in the balls and pulls out his teeth. None of this kills Roman, but leaves him a bloody blubbering mess who can barely speak. All the while Fitz yells to Roman; calling him by his Embarassing Nickname, and calling him out for his myopic attitude.
  • Not So Above It All: During a private meeting with Jeremy Danvers, Brigitte Fitzgerald admits despite her being the "nicer" and more meek sister, she is unwilling to let go of her power for a fairly selfish reason; she's been through so much when she first transformed, that she feels that being the leader of a super-pack is compensation for her traumatic experiences.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist
    • While Augustus makes no claims of well intentions and just wants to show everyone that Humans Are the Real Monsters, The Man Behind the Man, Horace "Jesse" Black is using this to attract naive teenagers to his cause in hopes of rebuilding his army and elicit sympathy for supernatural creatures.
    • Jax Novoa claims up and down to believe the hype of Humans Are the Real Monsters and wants to protect supernaturals from the folks who wants to kill them. He eventually gets called out that he doesn't care at all about the creatures he claims to want to protect and his crimes have next to nothing to do with his supposed motives. On top of his supposed excuses, it ultimately boils down to him being a bored rich kid with magic powers, who sees everything as a game and everyone as toys.
  • Nothing but Hits
    • "Holding Out For a Hero" by Frou Frou. Opening song. Plays over a montage of the Troop fighting off and thwarting a siege of reptilians.
    • Try by Nelly Furtado. Instrumental serves as a leitmotif for Persephone. The lyrics are heard whenever she reveals her insecurities to Fitz, her boyfriend Cooper, and finally her mother. It gets its final reprise when Persephone, her family and the rest of the witches put a binding spell on Chris.
    • Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People Plays. Plays over Augustus' shooting spree.
    • "Weak In The Knees" By Serena Ryder. Plays at a dance that the protagonists attend. Specifically during the dance sequence between Fitz and Persephone, leading to his awkward kiss.
    • You Don't Understand Me" by Roxette. Plays at that same dance, over Jake and Hayley's first argument about differing ideals and an embarrassed Fitz confessing his crush to Persephone.
    • "Angels" by Within Temptation. Plays once when the Secret Circle and The Troop try to fight the Wrath Wraith. It gets a reprise when the Wraith's identity is revealed.
    • "Dance With the Devil" by Breaking Benjamin. Plays during Jake Collin's first fight with The Jersey Devil, and gets a reprise when he kills it.
    • "The Animal" by Disturbed. Plays during Fitz's first transformation and his subsequent fight with Roman and his men.
    • "My Hands" by Leona Lewis. Plays as a funeral song when the protagonists gather and hold a funeral service for those they lost to the villains over the course of the story. It's also where Cleo airs out her anxiety to her friends, and Cassie and Diana make peace with their half sisters.
    • "Airplanes" by Hayley Williams and BOB. Closing song of the main story.
    • "Fine Again" by Seether. Closing song of the epilogue.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Augustus has one goal in mind throughout the story; make the world that made him suffer "drown in its own blood."
  • One-Man Army: Downplayed but when Fitz finally gives into years of repressed rage and bloodlust he is a nigh unstoppable berserker who single handedly leaves Navikev's home and followers in ruins.
  • Overprotective Dad:
    • Cleo's father, just as he is in H2O: Just Add Water, as when Cleo and her friends are about to travel overseas, he constantly calls her to make sure she isn't getting into trouble (sometimes with minutes between calls) and let's her know that her boyfriend Lewis joining them does not make him feel better. During a phone call that Lewis ends up answering, we find out his concern stems from the fact that Cleo lives with depression, unbeknownst to her friends and he's worried she might be suicidal, at which point he begs Lewis and makes him swear not to let anyone or anything hurt Cleo. Due to Cleo's later Rape by Proxy, he flips his shit as to be expected.
    • Zig-Zagged and gender inverted with Sarah and Nancy regarding Persephone's boyfriend Cooper. They are wary about her having her first relationship as to be expected, especially with someone outside of their loop, but Cooper wins them over. Turns out they where 100% in the right to be wary as Cooper is revealed to be the human form of the Wrath Wraith, which in turn is the spirit of Chris Hooker out for revenge against them through their daughter. The fact that he is a proxy of Michael Myers just makes things worse.
    • This later extends both Fitz's and Persephone's parents as after being abducted to both Russia and Australia respectively, they get incredibly strict about their travel outside of Bailey Downs. This is used to further explain how protective they are about Persephone and Fitz going up against Horace Black's plans in War.
  • Papa Wolf: Once again, Cleo's father. The one thing that keeps him from going after the boy who forced Cleo to have sex with Faye, is that he's on the other side of the world. Also in a non violent example, he doesn't hesitate to have Cleo save her younger sister instead of him, and die in her place during the climax going as far as to reassure her that his death is not on her.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: You've got Augustus who leads dozens of monsters in a series of attacks that slaughter hundreds of people over the course of the story,