Do note that this is really flipping outdated. Reading this would probably leave a worse impression about me than the already, but at least rightfully, bad-impression that reading something newer that I post will be. I only usually come here now if I made a page, and to put that page on one of my lists. And even that's rare.
It's "great" as in "huge," by the way. Yes, I'm a huge Pikmin fan.
I think that, aside from that, one thing to note is that I really don't edit this page often. Like, a span of several months in between.
Location: United States. That is all I'll say.
Favorite stuff: See below.
Backstory: You know how sometimes when someone takes a photo they might see some kind of hidden half-face or shadowy image or ghost or whatever? That's me.
Summary (a lot more serious of one):
First off, it's three seperate words, each capitalized. Great Pikmin Fan. The reason why it may show up in lower case is because I didn't know how Wiki Words really worked when I signed up and started typing in my username.
Just to say that if I end up posting mostly negative reviews or if they sound too negative (as of now I only have one review at all: If it Smells Like an Ed), it doesn't mean I'm a negative person. I just find it easier to list a few pros and cons to the work and then explain on the flaws. Things I do like I will just recommend, but I usually can't think of how to pad it out into a full-review. If you notice, I fan fic rec'ed a few things (though one I'm not sure about since I hadn't read it in a really long time) and simply can't find the right things to say. I don't know I was a negative guy and I still probably am (I'd consider myself "unpleasable" but if I find some series or work I like I try to stick with it unless it royally pisses me off or doesn't have an end in sight.)
Even thought my user name is Great Pikmin Fan, I care more about other worksnote . The name, which I got from "Great Aether" (blame Super Smash Bros.), just stuck, so to avoid confusion I use this name.
Also be sure to check out my fan fiction.net and two Tumblr pages. (Only go to the latter if you don't mind the occasional MS Paint bare butt), where I might give updates on my fan fiction and original stories. The former is just where I talk about the crap I write, the latter is where I belt out random ideas, showcase some M.U.G.E.N stuff, give off a few opinions, etc, but it's been kind of inactive so far.
Since December of 2014 I also get original fiction out on the web instead of just fan fiction. No, I am still not planning on writing a book to be published. If I did, I'd just write terrible and generic wish fulfilly crap because I'm sure that would actually sell better than anything I would actually enjoy writing. Even if this completely theoretical paper-(or e-book now, I guess)publishing were to get a hatedom, as long as it's something where a profit comes out of it regardless I'll still see it as a victory. But I'm getting sidetracked. The whole point of this paragraph is, in addition to a fanfiction.net, I have a Fictionpress account, here.
Work pages this troper made:
In rough chronological order. After EENE TME, things start getting clearer. Unpublished Works are in their own list.
Everything prior to Wings of Vi, with William Country and Saving Private Edwards being the exceptions, was in the "Main" namespace at first. (And... my idea of making the whole Darth counterpart to Powerup Comics and Nightmare Doors. Dang it, people were doing Eversion-like pages all the time so it seemed like a good idea back then... I really regret it now and I even kind of regret making some of the pages on the more obscure things for a stupid reason I don't know about.)
- Squirrel Boy
- Powerup Comics (and the darth page)
- Big Rigs Over The Road Racing
- Ffx Runner
- Ed Edd N Eddy The Mis Edventures
- William Country
- Nightmare Doors
- The Kersal Massive
- Saving Private Edwards — first in the Talking With Jon name space.
- Epic Battle Fantasy
- Grand Theft Auto Escanaba
- Grand Theft Auto Nick Series
- Wings Of Vi
- I made a page for Half Life Full Life Consequences in the Main/ namespace sometime between FFX Runner and Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis Edventures, but when I looked at the Fan Fic namespace, it seemed as though it had already been worked on for quite a while. Plus, the original page I made was just a one liner. Anyway, I'm not really sure if you could say I made it.
- A similar case can be made for Amorphous +. I made the page in a ptitle name, but someone else made a page without the ptitle name. It was made between Nightmare Doors and the Kersal Massive.
Axed pages made by me: (w/ reasons)
- This Trope: Unfunny joke page, the "joke" being that the page as very unelaborative as to what "this trope" is. Had a laconic that was cut quite a while after the main page (the reason being that the main page didn't exist — whoever cut listed it didn't know about it). A better example of the idea the page has is the (actually funny) How Not To Write A Trope.
- Darth Wiki/King Of The Hill: Another, losley based on Uncyclopedianote , unfunny joke page. Was full of randomness before I decided to give the darth page some sort of a "canon" (which I always seem to do when making a "parody"). This made the page even dumber. The longest ex-page on this list so far (that is, unless this very user page or EENE's AE gets cut for some odd reason), cut just before I began to realize that useing the Darth Wiki to make a parody page was a bad idea.
- All Yellow/Orange Entry: An article attempting to be made out of yellow-orange links. It was very short (about 2 sentences long) and was cut afternote .
Between Kersal and Amorphous/Saving Private Edwards, I made All-Red Entry, currently the only joke page I made to not suffer the fate of these other pages.
Bad formatting of my unpublished works:
- Light Beams: This one was deleted because I wanted it to at the time. It used to have it's own Upublished Works page before moving it here then deleting the draft of the idea altogethernote , because compared to the Squirrel Boy story and Awesome Edventures, it wasn't really that strong enough for it's own page. Becides, like hell would I get to designing flash games any time soon.
- Darth Wiki/The Awesome Cast: Former name for the character sheet of Ed, Edd n Eddy's Awesome Edventures.
- Darth Wiki/ptitlenqh23t3y: Former name of Squirrel Boy The Real Story before the death of ptitles.
- Darth Wiki/ptitle18cp12rm: Former ptitle for Ed, Edd n Eddy's Awesome Edventures.
Gonna re-work this one a bit. It was really, really old before.
Trope pages for my fan fiction and original works:
Unless stated otherwise, I made all these pages myself. These are listed in order of the page's creation.
- Ed, Edd n Eddy's Awesome Edventures (Unpublished Works page)
- The Real Story (Unpublished Works page, currently titled by its old name)
- Total Zeksmit (Page will cover both Plains and its eventual sequel Campsites Around the World)
- Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals
- Sweet Jade and Hella John
- Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals
- 496 Reasons Why Multidating is More Complicated than it Seems
- SBIG Series (General SBIG, covers HUC, SJAHJ, HHC, and the other five fan fics in the series not given their own pages)
- Carl Stevens Universe
- Ordinarily United
Tropes that apply to my works:
- The Eds' EDventure (Ed, Edd n Eddy, Stylistic Suck) (2009?)
- Zombie Attack! (Ed, Edd n Eddy, Stylistic Suck) (2010, possible remake & re-publishing in 2014)
- Total Drama World Tour Rewrite (Total Drama Island) (2011, remake 2013,)
- Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals (Hellsing, Stylistic Suck) (2011—2012)
- Total Zeksmit Series (Total Drama Island) (2011-2012 under the name of the Total Fan Service series, remade in 2013—)
- Sweet Jade and Hella John (Homestuck, Stylistic Suck) (2012—2013)
- Onionstuck (Pikmin) (2012?)
- Movie Day (Ed, Edd n Eddy) (2012, ????)
- Sheldin and Lenard Tock About Fysicks (The Big Bang Theory, Stylistic Suck) (2012, ????)
- Kids Fit the Trolls (Homestuck, Stylistic Suck) (2012, sequel and sort-of spinoff in progress)
- Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals (Homestuck, Stylistic Suck) (2012—2015 (likely))
- 496 Reasons Why Multidating is More Complicated than it Seems (Homestuck) (2013—2016)
- Gumball Versus Satan (The Amazing World of Gumball, Stylistic Suck) (2013, 2015)
- Carl Stevens Universe (Steven Universe, Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals crossover) (2013)
- Hecksing: The Dawn (Hellsing, Stylistic Suck) (2014)
- 360 Degree Duck (Original) (2014)
- SBIGlets (Just about anything, all Stylistic Suck) (2014—)
- The Hair Idealization (The Big Bang Theory and Perfect Hair Forever) (2014, possible "expansion" coming in the future but it's really just remaking the first chapter (not from scratch, for once) with a lot more stuff. Mostly filler)
- Bl:oo<dswap: Guess Who's Getting a Spinoff? (''Homestuck) (2015—)
- Simpsons Meet Brandy and Mr. Whiskers (Exactly What It Says on the Tin; The Simpsons and Brandy & Mr. Whiskers) (2015—2016)
- run:gifocalypse (Gravity Falls) (2015—2016)
- naruto the guy with the ninja (Naruto) (2016—)
- The Journals of Wisdom, Power, and Courage (Gravity Falls) (2016—)
- The Axe Effect: Giffillions (Gravity Falls) (Joke one-shot to run:gifocalypse) (2016)
- Paper John: Sticker Star (Homestuck, Paper Mario: Sticker Star) (2016—)
- Spooky's Jump Scare M— OH LOOK IT'S BILL CIPHER (Gravity Falls) (2016—)
- Escape From Fanservice Island (Gravity Falls, my first M-rated fic) (2017—)
- Desert City (Steven Universe)
- A story that used to be called ...I Thought Those Were the Ingredients but will have a new title, probably something like Steven Has Boring Adventures With the Humans (Steven Universe)
- THE BEST FAMILY (Original)
- Soap: the Lost Element (Original)
- A Slash of Mortality (Original)
- The Real Story (Squirrel Boy)
- Total Zeksmit: Campsites Around the World (sequel to Total Zeksmit Plains)
- run:gifocalypse: Expansion Pack Edition+ (possible remake of RG that serves to expand on the early chapters so that each domain gets roughly equal coverage; ending might be the same, however)
This contians unmarked spoilers for the canons of Steven Universe, Gravity Falls, Homestuck, and probably some other stuff I'm forgetting. Read at your own risk.
- Anyone Can Die: Unless it's a Homestuck fan fic that's not Sweet Jade and Hella John. This goes double for SBIG, where characters can and will die like flies and stay dead. Act 5 Vs Act 6 downplays this, as John, Aradia, and Hank Hill are among the few noteworthy casulties.
- Attention Deficit Creator Disorder: Yes, I have a lot under my belt. In fact I originally had a clearer list but it really needs to be updated some time in the future.
- Blue and Orange Morality: I'm not really fond of straight-up "good vs evil" storylines, or storylines where "nobody is perfectly good to the point where practically everyone is an unsympathetic antagonist," so either this or White and Gray Morality will be how things go if it's not a Stylistic Suck story. (Said Stylistic Suck stories do often paint themselves as incredibly heavy-handed "battle the villains" plots, except for the morally-ambiguous Nepeta.) Some examples of blue and orange:
- The Hair Idealization is set in a bizarre world where downright brutal fights in universities to pick which stays and which disbands are common place. Leonard is simply dragged into this, but it's a bit of a stretch to really peg anyone in it opposing him as a "villain."
- Decoy Protagonist and Disc-One Final Boss: At this point these are a sort-of staple of mine: Every work until about... Kids Fit the Trolls has used or will use the former to a varrying extent, and most of them used the latter. To give a spoiler-tastic, unfinished list:
- Ed and Edd (protagonists) and the kids (antagonists) in The Eds' EDventure.
- Stewie (protagonist) and the zombies (antagonist) in Zombie Attack!
- Duncan (protagonist) and Alejandro (antagonist) in Total Drama World Tour Rewrite.
- Alucard (protagonist) and Major (antagonst) in Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals.
- Bridgette (protagonist) and Heather (antagonist) in Total Zeksmit Plains.
- Edd, who gets kidnapped (protagonist) in Movie Day.
- Gumball (protagonist) and Omarn/Satan (antagonist) in Gumball Vs Satan, proving that even if your name is in the title, you're not safe from this.
- Naruto (protagonist) in naruto the guy with the ninja, who is actually the main villain.
- Early Installment Weirdness:
- Sweet Jade and Hella John, as much as I hate to admit it (it's because most of the time I have nothing else to write for it!), is when certain recurring concepts make their debut. As TDWTR and TZP have been edited from older versions that were out before SJAHJ begin, they fit with EDventure, Zombie Attack!, and Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals in not having references to any previous fanworksnote , a greater use of the blue/yellow duality theme, alternate selves of characters (this will not be exclusive to Homestuck, and a future SBIGlet will directly be about this), and Inception/Problem Sleuth-based dream mechanics.
- Formatting was a bit different. EDventure and Zombie Attack! had a completely different system of notes and a lack of them respectively, and Total Drama World Tour Rewrite's first chapter originally opened up with "beginning disclaimers and notes." Said notes had little "bullet" marks in the form of dashes. Later in TDWTR, there wasn't any centering on the fic and chapter's name, or bolding on "Beginning AN."
- Character's alignment. Hank Hill was a villain in Zombie Attack! (if one of the many background ones), and an Anti-Hero in Sweet Jade and Hella John. He helps the Rainbow Crew in Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals, and he ultimately gives the Crystal Gems the idea needed to take down Carl and co. in Carl Stevens Universe, so he's usually a hero after those first two appearances. Inverting this, Homer Simpson was a good guy in Zombie Attack!, but in all appearances outside of Sheldin and Lenard, he's an unambiguous villain in some way. This possibly (actually yes, sort of) includes the mysterious "Homer" of Total Zeksmit Plains.
- Original characters. This doesn't count Kathy's appearance in the older version of TDWTR, or Carl's habit of showing up alongside Hellsing/Hecksing. But prior to Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals tossing in Hydra, Death Mecha, and Darkhorse, none of the OCs made any appearances outside of their debut series.
- Future note: Carl Stevens Universe is a big sign of things to come. Future fics will be a lot more self-referential, some connected in ways if not being outright crossovers, and will usually come in several shorter and wackier stories instead of long, serial, plot-heavy ones. Original works are not as subject to this, at least when it comes to my four ideas so far. Prior to CSU, the shortest non-SBIG story planned was Movie Day, and that's unusually short since its supposed to be a "prototype" for future adventure fics which, until I decided to rethink Soap, involved the Real Story, which DOES fall into the "serial" type. MD is also "self-contained" and completely unrelated to any future or past fics.
- Race (another future note). Sweet Jade and Hella John will be my only story to give the Homestuck kids real-world skin colors. (Sort of. Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals kinda went around that by describing Dave as being half-Japanese, but half-fictional technicolor race.) Currently 496 says it's settling with keeping them Literally White, but that's going to be ret-conned. They will all have skin/hair tones similar to their eye/text colors.
- This is digging into finer details that will probably be moved to another trope page, but to list some gags/themes that could have been used but had another substitute instead: Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals has the Titan Mech, instead of later stories having the Death Mecha.
- Joker Immunity:
- Good guy version, depending on the fan fic. Leijons are unable to be permenantly killed off until the Simpsons ends. Even in the scene in chapter 12 of Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals that's supposed to ripoff the canon events of the troll deaths, Nepeta survives by hitting Gamzee in the head with her ass, killing him off instead. They can still become half-ghosts, or die for God-tier resurrection, or have a mortal injury just to get sprited right after (the latter probably won't happen), so it isn't the same thing as Gamzee's canon immunity. And this is very prone to loopholes, as I have realized that having one-four (depending on how many are used; likely either two or four) characters who cannot be killed off in SBIG of all things is a bad idea.
- Bad guy version: Get used to .GIFfany never dying. The fact that Journal 3 ret-conned her death just adds more fuel to the fire.
- Idiosyncratic Episode Naming:
- Gumball Vs Satan continues the original show's trend of "The" in front of its chapter titles. The Newcommer, The Keys, The Tower, The Base, The Zombies, and The Showtime.
- Every chapter of 496 Reasons was named after the pairing that takes the spotlight of said chapter. Except the prologue and the joke ending. The planned epilogue was going to be another exception.
- The chapters of Simpsons Meets Brandy and Mr. Whiskers are be named after the areas that they primarly take place ("Amazon," "Pigman City," and "Darktown" for the first three), with the exception of the fourth and final one, "Showdown." This is because it takes place in a few locations: a beach at the east end of the Amazon, the ocean (and on a giant ship at that), and finally Florida.
- Hecksing the Dawn's chapters are all named with something that starts with a "D" and ends with an "N" sound. (Or a close enough fit in the case of the second one.) There's the Don, the Dumb, the Den, the Demo Run, the Duon, and the Done.
- Chapters 2-4 of Escape From Fanservice Island all have the same naming system: "The [something threatening] of the [monster name]." In order, "The Tentacles of the Kraken," "The Fangs of the Spider," and "The Flames of the Demoness."
- Killed Off for Real: It's easier to list the exceptions.
- Loads and Loads of Characters:
- SBIG as a whole started out with just the cast of Ed, Edd n' Eddy, Peter Griffin, and a Palette Swap of Nazz, but it grew to having well over three hundred characters, not counting the same characters being used in stories set in completely different universes. However, the number of them that are reoccuring isn't nearly as high (Continuity Porn-filled Housestuck is set to drag that number up though, having many of its characters being recurring) and the number that's been in more than one story is even lower.
- Sweet Jade and Hella John alone has over 100 characters that are a part of some major group, and several more extras. Most, if not all of them, have dialogue, unlike Hometsuck canon.
- Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals has its group of heroes, the Rainbow Crew, starting off at 20 by the end of the first chapter, then growing to 32 by the end of season two, and to 64 by the beginning of season five. And there's their guardians and ancestors. And, since it's just the main crew here, that's just getting started.
- run:gifocalypse has fifteen .GIFfany copies of note to begin with, and even they have some noteworthy follower members. Other supernatural creatures, many original (such as the dragons) and some from canon (the Shape Shifter), also show up.
- SBIG as a whole started out with just the cast of Ed, Edd n' Eddy, Peter Griffin, and a Palette Swap of Nazz, but it grew to having well over three hundred characters, not counting the same characters being used in stories set in completely different universes. However, the number of them that are reoccuring isn't nearly as high (Continuity Porn-filled Housestuck is set to drag that number up though, having many of its characters being recurring) and the number that's been in more than one story is even lower.
- Old Shame: So far, anything published whose title doesn't either end in "Crconikals" or "Universe," or begin with a number has been considered this (and even then, 496 Reasons became one of the exceptions to that latter rule). Except run:gifocalypse and Bl:oo<dswap, I'm just on a roll with those. As mentioned in their trope lists, The Eds' EDventure and Total Drama World Tour Rewrite got it the worst out of those that are published.
- Once a Season:
- Thanks to the ability to edit something after it's been published (Kids Fit the Trolls, since I technically count it as a standalone story from Act 5 Vs Act 6), as well as how Zombie Attack! is getting a remake anyway and EDventure seriously might get a second chapter (eventually), all installments of SBIG are supposed to both use the phrase "And got married and had kids" at some point, as well as make a joke that the narrative says that a point that was just discussed didn't actually happen. Naked People Are Funny is also supposed to be done in each of them. ...I ended up only sticking with the latter and forgot about just about every other rule until after re-reading this in 2017, however.
- Schedule Slip: Yeah... I don't update fast, though I try to update eventually, and the decision to can a project not only isn't something I'll make overnight, but will be pretty rare if said project is one that's already published (Onionstuck is probably the closest fic I'll totally can).
- Total Zeksmit Plains undergoes a lot of hiatuses.
- 496 is supposed to have a quick updating rate thanks to its short chapters, but it's been two years so far and I only have eleven chapters out so far.
- run:gifocalypse specifically updated with an average of one chapter per month, although there was no update on January of 2016 (December of the last year having two chapters made up for it), and again in May of 2016 (eventually, 10 and 11 were squeezed in October).
- White and Gray Morality: See Blue and Orange Morality — those two are how I usually write the moral conflicts in my serious stories.
- Carl Stevens Universe: On one side is the Crystal Gems, who selflessly protect humanity from Gem-monsters and invading Homeworld forces. On the other side is Hecksing, who selflessly protect humanity from vampires and ghouls... but are just really annoying thanks to having Carl as their leader.
- run:gifocalyse practically has a different morality in each domain, and it's not a good, clean spectrum either (Neither going by their actual colors or the order they are faced in). Rose's domain is full of good-natured people who are trying to restore trees and grow gardens to feed the starving, with no catches to it whatsoever. Her biggest flaws are that she doesn't like the idea of people outside of her established combat force defending themselves in any real way, since it means introducing more violence; and that like the other professors, she started her domain out of a selfish, obsession-based reason (to try to re-impress her player, Kenny). Kathody, Searah, and Leona were a bit more malevolent, but have since cooled down. Cardia was simply driven insane by her tradition, and while she seems to be a bit of a loose cannon, after she becomes lucid she's pretty self-aware and apologetic. Sandy, on the other hand, may have been tricked into thinking canon's .GIFfany copy is a goddess... but she was completely willing to "sacrifice" the gang in her name and later "punish" them (trying to enslave them, which is also what Kathody and Searah tried to do... for fun) for lying to them. The story treats all of them as redeemable. It's also implied that they run by video game logic for the most part (like Rumble) and, as a result, are fishes out of water compared to working based on reality. On the other side, the Mystery Shack group isn't remotely evil or malevolent, they're just trying to work through over a dosen rather alien settings to try to rescue Stan and Ford. At Rose's wishes, they're going through the domains pacifism, and eventually start trying to talk with the captured professors about finding ways to improve themselves.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Everyone who is either a straight-up God Tier (Duplicate Meulin and Bororo in 496; Burt, Jeff, and Geromy in SJAHJ) or a God Tier cosplayer (Rip in SJAHJ; Carrie in GVS) is a villain or an extremely minor offshoot that dies very soon after appearance. Or in Bororo's case, both.
(This does not include works who's pages I have made. Tropes regarding SBIG will be moved onto the SBIG page.)
NOTE: Please see this page for tropes on SBIG, TEE, ZA, BBT Comics, and Kids Fit for future reference. I'm keeping this here because some of these tropes detail future/planned events and I'm not sure what to do with them.
Total Drama World Tour Rewrite
- Creator Backlash: It's my most popular fan fic on fanfiction.net (though that's not saying much), getting over twice as many reviews as the second most popular work. However, I completely and utterly despise it, due to making almost everyone Out of Character, having a senseless mess of a plot that consists of character bashing and jabs towards the fandom, and ridiculously uncomfortable attempts at humor.
- Early Installment Weirdness: It's very ranty and blatant, yet in contrast to EDventure, it's much slower paced. Compared to my draft of the remake, they would seem to be written by two completely different authors if it weren't for Ezekiel's villany and the Harold-harem plot.
- Fix Fic: Not exactly. It was supposed to write a new plotline, rather than fixing problems I have had with the season.
- Follow the Leader: Of Total Drama Luxury Tour.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Ezekiel's arc in a nutshell. In the remake his transfer is throughout the season (few people suspect that he's the cause behind many of the eliminations), however in the original version it happens/is planned to happen sooner.
- Old Shame: To a greater extent than EDventure. Because whereas I have considered adding more to TEE occasionally and I can actually joke about it a little, TDWTR is almost completely dead. It doesn't help that I can defend TEE by being "ironic," whereas TDWTR was a first glipse at how I really write.
- Unwanted Harem: Pretty much a major plot point here.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Oliver's first name given was about to be "Mibbs" as a gag name, but he sliced it in half with his leaf before the naming could be finished.
- An Aesop: Life's about the journey, not the destination. The Eds will make it in time, but the movie will ultimately be one huge disappointment. They had more fun getting to the far-away theater than what it was showing.
- Myth Arc: Most of the fan fic is about the characters racing to see the film. Also, they're traveling to a vacation spot, but mostly trying to see the film.
- Shout-Out: Minor, by Gravel Bay's name is based on Rock Lake, a setting from the third Epic Battle Fantasy game.
- Theme Naming: Each chapter's name is one word long and begins with "R." ("Racing," "Rising," and "Rushing.") Word of Me says that there is no real reason to this beyond it being sort of cool.
- Video Game Settings: Several.
- The Lost Woods: The woods between the Cul-de-sac and desert.
- Shifting Sand Land: The desert. Actually, it's quite bland. The Eds see a set of canyons... which are then never actually explored throughout the corse of the fan fic.
- City of Adventure: El Ghast.
- Underground Level: The cave that Ed and Eddy explore in efforts to get from the middle of El Ghast's streets to a spot closer to Orange Sea.
- Lethal Lava Land: Borderline. They encounter a river of magma at one spot.
- Palmtree Panic: Gravel Bay.
- Death Mountain: Two of them. One cool and covered in snow, another a warm volcano with lava flowing all around and in it. Which is odd because they are almost right next to eachother. This setup is reused in Soap, with some minor differences.
- Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: The ending to chapter one. Basically, Ed and Eddy are going to a beach thinking it's Orange Sea, only it's Gravel Bay. Roughly a third of the day to said point.
Total Drama World Tour Rewrite (2013 Remake)
This also covers future tropes as well, I guess. Even though TDWTR doesn't have a trope page (though personally I think it is the story most likely to get a page not made by myself). No I'm gonna merge this with the previous TDWTR trope list since there's honestly no reason to distinguish them, especially since the 2011 version only had four (and a half?) chapters under its belt.
- Ascended Extra: Owen, compared to before. While he is still voted off first, his role as the Aftermath host puts him at a significantly high role in the plot and he has a lot more development leading up to his elimination.
- In this universe, TDWT marks the ending of the Total Drama series. The series started on Wawanakwa. After escaping from the volcano through the jet, Chris ends up making an emergency park at the island in question.
- The first and last contestants eliminated (counting second place as an elimination) is a stereotypical Canadian.
- Disc-One Final Boss: Inevidable. In this case, the DOFB is Duncan, who — while in the original was just another one of Ezekiel's targets — was protrayed as a massive villain for the first leg, even when his alliance is going down one by one. Word of Me says that I more-or-less have to have the ex-boyfriends of the five out of six canon couples get kicked off very early or else it would seriously hinder the harem subplot.
- Foreshadowing: Leshawna mentions Ezekiel's fate through an offhand comment in the first chapter; saying that he will go up high, just to "crash and burn." Admitedly, though, this may seem like an allusion to what happened to him in canon, given how the ultimate fates were very similar.
- Hope Spot: All over the place, to the extent where this could make for a rather depressing read depending on who you're rooting for. Or what couples you're rooting for.
- Lindsay remembers Tyler on the first episode! Only for her to break up with him right after.
- Owen has a chance to redeem himself with Izzy and try to get back in a relationship with her! And yet he blows it considerably thanks to Ezekiel's poor advice.
- Tyler's commercial for Team Fire may have sucked, but at least Team Victory's was worse! No wait... Chef liked the mooning at the end, Victory was spared.
- Gwen and Trent might get back together! But then Duncan convinces him to look for girls "outside of the season," and then that pairing essentially becomes deader than dead.
- Right at the AN of chapter 2, Word of God says that a Running Gag will be Lindsay losing clothes until her elimination. She keeps adding articles to herself after some time, but eventually she's left with nothing, implying a close elimination. Luckily, she gets a "fresh start" at Niagra Falls with the wedding dress, and she doesn't lose all of it in the challenge! (She just gets the middle ripped off) ...And yet she is voted off at the chapter in question, just with the missing-midsection wedding dress being her outfit for the rest of the fan fic.
- Like You Would Really Do It: In the finale, the front half of the jumbo jet explodes after the freak volcano incident that forced everyone to Wawanakwa. Beth, Bridgette, Courtney, Gwen, Heather, Izzy, Leshawna, Lindsay, and Harold all seemed to have been blown up, but it's obvious that they aren't actually dead.
- Love Makes You Stupid: Ezekiel's crush on Bridgette plays a part in his ultimate downfall.
- Moral Event Horizon: Invoked.
- Ezekiel was intended to stop being likable as a villain after he betrays Noah and kicks him off early. The fact that the eliminated contestant in question was an Ensemble Dark Horse in the Total Drama fandom really helped, as well as Ezekiel anonymously appearing (hiding behind the tiki and dressed in a cloak) to push him out of the plane before he can reveal that Ezekiel is, in fact, the Boyfriend Eliminator in chapter 8.
- Even though the author wanted to avoid Chris bashing, he still had him pull one in the finale. Just as in the original show, Chris did not take heed about the signs warning not to throw pinapples in the volcano, so it errupts as the challenge ends. Harold and Ezekiel, knowing about how the two react, leave as soon as the pineapple falls, and goes over towards the Total Drama Jumbo Jet (which has not been blown up). However, due to his favoritism for Ezekiel during the events of the season, once he's on he closes the door, keeps the other contestants (barring Harold and the eight girls, who made it on before Ezekiel did) from entering due to "safety issues" and takes off. Thankfully, they do manage to tag onto the plane and get off of the island before it is ran over with lava.
- Mythology Gag: There's a few references to the Total Zeksmit series.
- Once an Episode: Lindsay loses an article of clothing each chapter.
- Overly Long Gag: Team Chris's boat sinking in chapter 2. In the original draft, it happened in Beige Prose. Here, however...
- Ret Gone: Kathy, who was an old-version only intern character that would have had a chance at becomming an Aftermath hostess. I admit that I never really had any definite plans for her, and any ideas would simply get in the way of the plot rather than improve it.
- Rotating Protagonist: For the majority of the first chapter only. Starting from Izzy and Owen's breakup, the main characters are clearly set and established.
- Shout-Out: The "trailer" for the remake. It reads like something of a bizarre Death Note parody, but with reality shows.
Ezekiel/Harold: I am famousness!
- The Stations of the Canon: Averted in the actual season; the plot is completely and utterly different, having a new antagonist, new protagonist, and swapped events. Played straight with the locations and challenges.
- Stealth Pun: The remake of the second chapter has Owen namming Team Chris's boat the "SS Izzy." It is later destroyed by Izzy herself. Owen/Izzy was both literally and figurativley sunk by Izzy.
- Unexplained Recovery: In Sweeden, Cody gets thrown out of the jumbo jet whilst still frozen, and shatters upon hitting a random plane. He's perfectly alive and fine in the Aftermath chapter following, and the AN of Sweeden's chapter does in fact state that he isn't dead.
Carl Stevens Universe
(Note: Some of these were originally posted on Wiki Sandbox, where there I tried to put a more "neutral" look on the tropes. If this reads funny compared to everything else, that's why.)
(This will be cleaned up... eventually, with what I didn't get to put on the page (due to not matching with original plans or something) going on Notepad, and the rest being deleted outright since it's... on the original page.)
- Adaptation-Induced Plot Hole: Hellsing's backstory is the events of HUC, except everyone's portrayed closer to their canon characterizations. Considering how much of the plot was driven by everyone being incompetant morons, (Doctor not firing Rip because he found her hot; Rip and Zorin joining Hellsing because they found Carl hot; and that's not getting into the events that are just flat-out stupid like Alucard dying because his tank stalled on him) several bits of the backstory become mysterious. Rip was about to give a lengthy, detailed recap before Carl interrupts her and gets Seras to do a rather shortened summary that doesn't really deal with these.
- Adaptational Villainy: Carl. Captain too, being more dead-set and stoic than his SBIG counterpart. (Though he still seems friendly and is generally a better sport about the paintball games than the other three, so he could also fit under Adaptational Heroism compared to HUC.) Seras and Rip notably avoid this, while Rip is more rude than her HUC counterpart she (and Seras) is still nice at the core... in a very, very strange way.
- Alternative Character Interpretation: In-universe. The beginning shows Carl as being a trigger-happy music-themed guy who — green skin and antenne aside — actually does seem like he would fit alongside the average Hellsing character. Contrast to his appearance in HUC (and later in this very story), where one of his main gimmicks is how he sticks out of the cast (even their deliberately derailed incarnations) like a sore thumb.
- Batman Gambit: The Gems' plans for the third match is almost entirely dependant on Hellsing behaving the exact way they thought they would, considering how much of the town had been set to make traps for them. Steven's plan is very much reliant on Carl both thinking Hank "accidentally" hiding behind a newspaper and taking the idea, as well as just so happening to grab the right book. Also, Steven's plan is reliant on the other Gems eliminating Seras, Rip, and Captain first, before the train is scheduled to arrive at a very specific time.
- Big "NO!": Carl's reaction when he finds out that the book he tried to hide behind was coated in wet paint, eliminating him on a Loophole Abuse.
- Bigger on the Inside: Beach City itself is portrayed like this through implication, as its train station quickly leads out over a huge metropolis. This is never explored directly within the events of the story, and in fact the only character to go there is Amethyst — by paintball-powered air travel. And possibly Garnet too, if a little more willingly.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: While the rest of Hellsing (at least Seras and the Captain) could be Jerks With Hearts of Gold, Carl is definitely this. He seems like an Ace, but under that is a loud an obnoxious musician... and under that is a cold guy who has a rather strong reaction to "being cheated" and loves inducing overkill, and under that is a perverted sleaze who hits on every woman he sees, including Peggy Hill.
- The Cameo: Hank Hill appears thrice. First to help the Gems come up with a way to outsmart Hellsing, second when Carl was trying to hit on Peggy, and third to give Steven a refill for his paintball gun.
- Cargo Ship: Carl really likes his electric sonic wave guitar, and cries over it after it gets destroyed. This is all an act he uses so that he can eliminate the opposing team; it works on Amethyst.
- Chekhov's Gun: When the Gems are studying for Hellsing's weaknesses over the three days between the second and final games, their notes seem fairly obvious as to how they will play. However, when Steven is searching on Carl, he notes two things: His disrespect towards women, and dislike to literature. Carl's demise? He yanks a book from Connie that was deliberately covered in paint at part of a disguise, instantly eliminating himself before he gets the chance to fire at Steven.
Steven: How can you shoot at me... when you're already dead?
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: In the games, Hellsing as a whole is associated with teal, while the Gems are associated as a whole with tyrian-pink. Word of God said in Sweet Jade and Hella John that those were his favorite two colors.
- Continuity Nod:
- While coming up with strategies for the third round, Amethyst suggests using someone as bait. This doesn't go through. Sending in someone as "bait" was done in the King of the Hill episode this was based on, with Bill serving that role in question.
- Steven utilizing Carl's disrespect to books and girls was faintly similar to Hank utilizing teenager's resrespect to people in uniform, only instead of serving as a distraction for the good guy to know where the bad guy is, it's an insta-elimination for the bad guy.
- Continuity Porn: Just about every characternote who has appeared in the first seven episodes has showed up in some way, particularly playing a role in the third game.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: A variant from what one might expect: The Crystal Gems utterly floor Hellsing at the beginning. Pissed, they train up in the resulting three days while the Gems feel they have almost nothing to worry about, and as a result the second match in one-sided on Hellsing's favor. That's when the know-your-enemy tactacs from the Gems begin, however Hellsing is still just as competant — if not better — than before.
- Crack Fic: Word of God says that the pun regarding the title was the only reason for coming up with this idea, and for actually going through with it.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: To the perspective of the Beach City citizens, Hellsing seems like a complete joke at first; Carl falls off of the motorcycle in their introduction, their army is composed entirely of Pikmin (who look like this◊), and Carl and Rip are a rock-obsessed idiot and a childish opera fan respectively. Amethyst even laughs her ass off when they first meet. Then they're shown in action... And even then, they're terrible at paintball before training.
- Carl specifically, especially given how he's unable to contribute in the battle against the Eldritch Abomination at the beginning due to not getting his Sonic Wave Guitar yet.
- Despair Event Horizon: All of the Gems bar Steven are at the point of giving up after getting curb-stomped by Hellsing in the second match and seeing the news report where Carl kills an "Eternity Wraith." Amethyst even considers bailing out on the third game alltogether, finding it to be pointless and a needless life-risk. It's implied Steven himself would have been broken had nobody came up with any advice on how to win the third match, before Hank comes along.
- Development Gag: Carl almost getting killed by a train is not only a nod to Charlie Sheen's Two and a Half Men character getting brutally McLeaned, but also to an idea of an alternate ending to HUC where Pip would turn out to be alive, and kill Carl by pushing him in front of a train.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Him and Connie ranting to Carl at the end is reminisent to a couple telling off their child for misbehaving, minus the whole "you lost so get out of Beach City" bit.
Great Pikmin Fan: Demonstraiting Carl's complete lack of maturity and resemblance of a 13 year old's self insert AND toying around with random ship teasing! Two birds one stone.
- Door Stopper: Averted; this was originally going to be this when it was a single-chapter, but the sheer length prompted the author to split the story.
- Eldritch Abomination: The giant white thing that attacks the Gems' temple. It's also an Expy of Slender-mode Aranea from Sweet Jade and Hella John.
- Everyone Has Standards: Steven actually saves Carl's life near the end, even though during the game it's clear that Carl doesn't really give a damn about anyone else's lives (as seen when eliminating Amethyst; he shoots her at point blank range sending her flying off the train) and only does most of his crime fighting for fame. He refuses to let him die. But he does tell him to get the hell out of Beach City right after.
- Faux Symbolism: Played for laughs during Hank Hill's cameo, where he first shows up from behind a bright light, giving him an angelic appearance.
Steven: Are you an angel?
Hank: No, but I work with God's gas. Hank Hill, assistant manager of Strictland Propane.
- Compare Seras to Rip. While Rip revels in destruction, mostly supports Carl's actions and openly stops him when he gets too obnoxious, and overall acts as a troll, Seras is for some reason still very often pushed around, hates it when Carl annoys others but just rolls with it, doesn't like using her powers unless it's needed, and is the most sensable out of Hellsing's survivors.
- Each member of the Crystal Gems also has a "foil" member of Hellsing to which they primarly target. And the member of Hellsing corresponds to their respective Gem's plan in terms of what eliminates them in the third round. Steven has Carl, Pearl has Rip, Amethyst has Seras, and Garnet has Captain. With Amethyst and Pearl's "rivals" switches, these lineups also fit them the most in terms of their personalities in the story. (Steven and Carl are central leads yet polar opposites; Pearl and Seras are the most uptight out of their groups; Rip and Amethyst are the most troll-ish; and Captain and Garnet are silent, powerful, and have the most experience. And arguably Rose Quartz to Alucard, as they are both aces who are dead by the events of the story.)
- Steven's own Batman Gambit in the final match had some leadup to it. Like his reaction to finding out what train he and Carl were fighting on top of: He's in complete horror about the incident.
- Less than halfway through the first chapter, Carl says "Oh, also, books aren't exactly my best friends" after Steven suggests that he should get into reading. Guess how he gets eliminated?
- Fluffy the Terrible: Hellsing's Pikmin soldiers, apparantly.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: When Seras confronts Amethyst in the third match:
Seras: I know this is your doing! Show yourself, you... you... you're a coward, do you know that?
Amethyst: Some talk! Didn't you used to be one yourself?
Seras: I used to be a cop!
Amethyst: Yeah, I know. And like I always say...
* Numerous people appear from under the bleachers, all armed with paintball guns of their own.*
Amethyst: Forget the police! Well, that's not what I always say but there's kids around and-
- Irony: Rip's final elimination takes place in a dark forest, where she seemed to feel at home while stalking Pearl there in the third round. Seras's elimination happened surrounded by humans, even though thanks to this AU's backstory she's the most I Just Want to Be Normal of the four. Carl, a borderline Hollywood fanatic, is eliminated in a "big" spot: a train over a huge city.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Why Beach City puts up with Hellsing (really just Carl) more than they would otherwise; because they actually helped the Gems in their first appearance.
- Loophole Abuse:
- Carl says that he'll bet his stay in Beach City with the Gems' over any game ending with "—ball." His examples are football ("The American kind, the other kind is 'soccer' and don't you forget it"), basketball, and baseball. Steven (by accident) choses paintball, which Carl is openly surprised at before rolling with it and allowing it as the only competition.
- "Touch paint, and you're out." The paint doesn't have to even come from the Gems; as before the third match, they got the various citizens to help out, which they then ambush Seras. And this loophole is used again when Carl is tricked into touching a book stained in still-wet paint, which is counted as an elimination.
- Mis-blamed: All the heat is directed from Beach City (including the Gems) towards all four of Hellsing directly, even though many of the problems are 100% Carl's fault and even though Captain doesn't appear in person until the first game's just about to start.
- Mythology Gag: The entire story.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The "Eternity Wraith," a creature that — whatever it is — was promtptly killed by Pikmin.
- Newspaper-Thin Disguise: Exploited. Steven makes Hank Hill do this, and act surprised by this, so that Carl will be convinced to use a similar technique to try to hide himself from Steven after outrunning him.
- Off the Rails:
- "Ed Paintball" is this to paintball in general by design. According to Carl, "Ed ____" is whatever "____" (any game; fill in the blank) is but without "a ton of restrictions." In the case of paintball, it allows unlimited range, gun customization, and the only rule is "if you touch paint, you're out."
- The Gems completely derail Hellsing's plans in the third round, by simply avoiding the usual forest for the most part.
- Only Sane Man:
- Seras appears to be the only character with complete rationality, affection for Carl aside.
- This is Pearl's depiction. She seems disgusted at Hellsing on their first impression alone (especially Carl), and openly objects to the idea of betting whether the Gems or Hellsing leaves based on a paintball match.
- Paintball Episode: The story boils down to this, supposedly replacing an earlier idea for a sequel of one of the badfics.
- Paper-Thin Disguise:
- Seras and Rip try this with the return of the Mario and Luigi masks, using them to sneak into a movie they've been explicitely banned from. It doesn't work.
- Carl tries this during the train portion (the one the battle takes place on, not the one following close behind that he almost gets killed by), hiding himself among the crowd by holding Connie's Wrinkle in Time book up to his face. This does work, despite somehow being an even crappier disguise and how his green skin, antenne, and arguably muscular build give him away. Then again, seeing as the book was a trap (coated in wet paint), Steven letting him go was likely intentional.
- Parody Sue: Carl keeps this up, even in a setting where most of the characters hate him. His music is even described as being legitimately good, it's just that he plays it too loud. In the middle of the night.
- Polyamory: Carl is explicitely stated to have both Seras and Rip as his girlfriends. Nobody makes a comment about this.
- Posthumous Character: Everyone who died from HUC.
- Precision F-Strike: Given near the end. It's a more minor swear — which was used to refer to Hellsing itself — but it's still notable considering all the Gosh Dang It to Heck! present:
Carl: But still... you saved my life... is there anything I can do to repay you?
Steven: Yes... BY GETTING THE HELL OUT OF BEACH CITY!
- Rated M for Manly: Everything Carl does, natch. It's revealed that Hellsing apparantly navigates across from country to country in a motorcycle (playing the Mute City theme from Super Smash Bros., natch) so fast that even the Crystal Gems are unable to really do anything about it at first.
- Running Gag:
- Carl losing track of time. Happens thrice. Whenever another character (Garnet, Lars, Rip) reminds him, he looks up at the sky and says "Shoot. I gotta lay off the heavy stuff."
- Carl refering to Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl by the wrong names. At one point he calls the second "Indigo," which as she points out isn't even the name of a gemstone (unlike most of his previous name-messups). Averted with Steven; he just calls him (and, confusingly, Connie) "Kid."
- Self-Deprecation: An entire paragraph is devoted to mocking Total Zeksmit. (As it appears as a Show Within a Show; it's not stated outright that it is TZ, but the line that is heard is the same line Ezekiel says at the very beginning, word for word. Right down to calling himself Zeksmit.) Specifically, it insults Ezekiel and the show's general pacing, and mentions that the "hiatus" it entered after only three episodes should end soonnote .
- Serious Business: The two groups have a paintball match determining which of them leaves the city permanently.
- And according to Carl, it isn't a regular match. It's "Ed Paintball," meaning "almost anything goes." This includes battles on the top of trains.
- Shaped Like Itself: Carl calls his matches "Challenging challenges."
- Shower of Angst: Carl has one after losing the first match and shortly after that figuring out that he's hated by almost everyone outside of London, played for laughs.
- Spoiled by the Format: The paintball matches are best two out of three. While Hellsing losing the first wasn't too predictable, even in the middle of the second match when half of the Gems have been eliminated there's a second chapter and the first is almost over. You know what that means: A long, tie-breaking third round.
- Stealth Pun: The title. Carl Stevens Universe. Put in an apostraphe, and you have Carl Steven's Universe. Fitting as Carl is very much designed as a Parody Stu and he would naturally think he owns the universe.
- Suddenly Voiced: Inverted; this is the first time the Captain is actually silent. He resorts to writing to Sadie, though.
- Talking Is a Free Action: Subverted. Towards the climax of the story, both Steven and Amethyst have an open shot at Carl while he is weeping at his broken guitar. They stand there in confusion, then ready to aim... only to find that they are both out of ammo.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: In general, there's players from both groups who enjoy shooting others with paint far more than they should. Or using other methods of weapondry. Like puppets that explode in a huge blast of it.
- Time Skip: Takes place over two years and ten months after chapters 1-12 of Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals, matching the day it takes place up to essentially the same date it was published.note
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: The end to the game. Buff Martian runs through a train car and tries to hide himself with a book, while a boy runs in. Martian shoots the boy with paint, before boy tells Martian he's already dead. Martian looks at hands and finds that they're slightly pink. Martian overreacts by falling to his knees and shouting at the ceiling of the train. Connie doesn't say anything for that part, and nobody else is even there. Then again, seeing as there was some extent to which this part was staged for Carl to be eliminated, this was likely invoked.
Great Pikmin Fan: So, regarding Connie. I'm tempted to write a third chapter to this that shows the ending scene from her perspective. I mean, how would you feel if a guy who looked like a football-playing knockoff of Invader Zim (or a green Charlie Sheen) stole your book, shot a kid you knew with teal paint, got told he was dead, then looked at his hands and then acted like he was in a bad soap opera and his wife died or something, all because his fingers were covered in tyrian paint? Well, granted, said kid would have told you to paint the book first so you might have been expecting something, but still.
- Walking Spoiler:
- Hank and Peggy Hill make brief cameoes. This is intended to be unexpected, making mere mentions of either of them this.
- Given how she doesn't come into play in the story until contributing to Carl's elimination and ending the entire game, Connie is essentially this.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: This doesn't have anything really resembling an epilogue. (According to the author, this was deliberate on his part, in a sort of experiment.) So, we don't know the following:
- Where Hellsing goes after they leave Beach City. If HUC's epilogue is any indication, it's London. Or at least they settle for London in 2041.
- Generally the fates of the Gems after they each get eliminated one by one in the third round. What happens to Pearl and Greg after the train takes off and what happens to Garnet after she jumps off said train seem obvious, but Amethyst's fate isn't: she's shot by Carl with enough force to throw her off a bridge suspended high above a city. Granted, in the show she survived getting tossed at a giant metal eye and falling into the ocean multiple times, but the ambiguity....
- Whether or not Garnet, Amethyst, and/or Pearl believe that Steven's plan worked or if they think Hellsing left for some other reason is never adressed, even though Steven discussing this with Connie was the final conversation before the story ends.
- Straighter example: Rip threatens to break Carl's guitar if he doesn't join her, Seras, and Captain in training for the second and third matches, and Carl goes on regardless of the threat because he knows it will work out. However, he says that if it doesn't work, he'll come up with some form of retribution for her threatening to break an instrument he liked so much. While they win the second match, they lose the third one. Carl's "payback" never comes up again. Which is odd because Rip (and Seras) appear next to him in the end.
- Whole Plot Reference: "The Man Who Shot Cane Skretteburg." Hank himself appears. Thrice, even, though the second was hardly anything plot significant. (Though Peggy's appearance from said second scene was arguably more important.)
- The Worf Effect: Invoked. Hellsing completely dwarfs the Crystal Gems in almost every way at first, as they are able to trump the Eldritch Abomination attacking the temple, and in the second match they prove themselves to be so good at stealth and, most importantly, speed, that it leaves all of them but Steven completely hopeless. To hammer this in, when Steven unveils his plan given to him by Hank Hill for the third match, the others return from a battle with a planet-sized beast made of fire. They were able to take that down but Hellsing still left them hopeless and dumbfounded.
- Would Hurt a Child: Carl is an asshole to Steven. Like when he blows up a huge paint-filled puppet in the second match, giving way more overkill than needed.
The Hair Idealization
- Bizarro Episode: Just a bizarro fan fic. While Carl Stevens Universe at least had something close to a consistent plot, this was mostly just Leonard getting roped into a very bizarre series of games. And, somehow, the other Big Bang Theory characters are very well into it.
- The Cameo: Ezekiel Smithy makes an appearance at the end. This'll get a nod in the upcoming tenth chapter to Total Zeksmit Plains, where intern expies of Penny and Brenda are among the many intern cameoes in that challenge.
- Crack Fic: Even moreso than the previous, as even the main plot here barely makes much sense.
- Easily Forgiven: Everyone except Leonard. Penny seems to be easily forgiven for pushing Gerald and Brenda into the quicksand, and both of them are forgiven by Leonard and Penny for overall trying to kill them. Hell, even when Leonard saves Gerald and Brenda's lives, the latter still aggressively tries to kill him.
- Only Sane Man: Leonard. Catman was to reprise that role too and even try to help Leonard go Off the Rails, but he was cut because I wanted the story out before midnight. He might get to be in in a later edit of the story that expands on it.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: If the narration is acurrate and not going for hyperbole, Brenda's eyes flash red shortly after Young Man hands her the sword.
- The desert arena is based on the Street Pass battles in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, one of the possible fighting locations. The sand rods even make a return.
- The Shrek statue is a nod to the "Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life" meme.
- Brenda gains highlights in her eyes upon getting compliments, as Giffany does.
- The entire story is inspired by "The Sweaters" from The Amazing World of Gumball. Complete with the phrase "hardcore."
- Spoof Aesop: Apparantly, the in-universe aesop to the story is "any country can make good or bad animation," which is hardly ground-breaking. Then it ends with Ezekiel breaking in and flaunting about himself, which causes Penny to note that Canadian animation should be held as an exception to this.
Simpsons Meet Brandy and Mr. Whiskers
This may contain unmarked spoilers, thanks to its short length and the fact that the main plot changes really fast and early. Generally, only the details about the fourth chapter are marked.
- Artifact Title: The actual "meeting" takes backseat very, very quickly to the plot involving the Shadow People and the Three Experiments.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Pigman.
- Battle in the Rain: In the final battle. The storm was invoked by Whiskers himself, in fact.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Souls are usually blue, and when they're being sucked out if it keeps this coloring, then there's a much bigger chance that they can go back to their original bodies. However, once they get pulled out far enough by a sucker, they turn green, meaning that it's almost impossible to save them.
- Crack Fic: It's based on an idea I had when I was seven or eight. It was going to be even weirder, featuring a giant Ed (not the Ed from Brandy and Mr. Whiskers; Ed from Ed, Edd n Eddy) being used as transport and Yu-Gi-Oh crossover.
- Crossover: It says so right there in the title. Also, the final chapter has Ed, Edd n Eddy crossover, as (a future) Eddy is revealed to be Brandy's owner.
- Darkest Hour: Whiskers has consumed every soul in the planet save Brandy's (thanks to the shadow-fighting water she infused in her sword), and hijacked (Ed, Edd n Eddy-)Ed's body on the course to a Florida Launch Station so that he can do the same to other, alien planets. This is the setting for the final battle. Of course, everyone's souls end up back after he's dead.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Brandy (and the Simpsons) successfully escapes the Amazon and makes it back home, but it isn't easy.
- Empathic Environment: Justified in the final battle. Whiskers makes it rain over the ocean, in an attempt to hinder Brandy.
- Fantastic Racism: Pigman seems to hate what we would consider regular sized animals, prefering his kind of giants that he calls "Macros." When he first meets the Simpsons and Brandy, he shouts "Micros!" at them disgustingly.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Whisker's true form looks something like a giant, long, black/purple dragon with red eyes. As stated in the final closing notes, he was originally going to have more of a jellyfish-ish head.
- Mr. Exposition: Bart, of all people, is the only person who understands what's going on with the plot by the beginning of the story. Thanks to hearing the mythos as school gossip.
- One-Winged Angel: Whiskers turns into some kind of large dragon... esque thing in the final battle after eating the souls of everyone on Earth except for Brandy.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Whisker's "dark rabbit" form (an "in between" of his dragon-like form and his disguise appearance) as well as his dragon form has red eyes.
- Ron the Death Eater: Invoked with Whiskers — back when I came up with the idea years ago I hated the guy and thought he did some pretty bad crimes (naturally I can't remember exactly what was it that made me hate him), so he was going to turn out to be some soul-sucking abomination. Now the plot point's being kept because otherwise the story would be completely different from how it will turn out, and the final villain wouldn't have as much impact as it would if it was Whiskers.
- Walking Spoiler: Mr. Whiskers, on account of being the Big Bad and his true identity of a shadow Eldritch Abomination. Also, the appearance of the Eds is supposed to be a surprise, and they don't enter the story until three fourths of the way.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: To try to keep true to this detail of the plot, Bart is very quick to lose his soul — he does so at the beginning of chapter 2, before anything can really happen and when all he does is give some exposition. Downplayed with Lisa in chapter 3, as she does play a big role in the prior chapter. And Homer and Marge in 4, as they both also play a role in the earlier points and it makes sense for them to lose their souls since Whiskers sucked out those of everyone on Earth, save Brandy, whose weilding a weapon coated in the Shadow's weakness allowed her's to stay intact.
- Wham Episode: The end of chapter one. Bart exposits about this new concept of "Shadow People," and their ally Pigman. And it turns out Whiskers is one of the former.
- You Are Already Dead: Non-fatal example. One of Whisker's attacks in his Shadow Rabbit form is to strike someone multiple times in rapid succession, which does no pain on them. At first. Then, however, either after a certain amount of time passes since the last strike or if Whiskers adds a tail hit, every previous strike hits them at once. It's supposed to be a way to stun someone in the whole shock of the move.
Bl:oo<dswap: Guess Who's Getting a Spinoff?
- Mind Screw: All of the original set of trolls are replaced with Nepeta, except the original Olive Nepeta herself (who has vague wherabouts) and Karkat (who is still present but appears to have some differences). Oh yeah, actually, Olive Nepeta is Karkat — that was simply a disguise she had so that the cultists wouldn't know the location of all twelve Nepetas at the same time. The "missing" Nepeta in the ranks is Lime Nepeta. But there is a Candy Red Nepeta, and she's just in the ruins of one of the Earths for some reason. That's just the first chapter. Things get really complicated and confusing, really fast from there.
Escape From Fanservice Island
- Ascended Extra:
- Continuation Fic: Takes place roughly four months from the end of Gravity Falls.
- Contrived Coincidence: The plot just-so happens to have .GIFfany, Darlene, and Pyronica all come to the island seperately and for completely different reasons, even if all three of them are ultimately stalking their respective targets. (Darlene even implies that she was there long before the expedition.) As of the first chapter, they are all completely unaware of the other's even being there. They only really show up when Stan and Ford just-so happen to break away from Soos and Melody, and Stan ends up getting separated from Ford due to a cave-in. Just so that they can meet up with their respective man to take revenge on.
- Fan Disservice: The story strongly implies that the only character with a revized design is .GIFfany, and that's to give her a physical form that is not just two-dimensional. With this in mind, enjoy Stan walking around naked with his Hank Hill-like ass hanging out. The fic is roughly egalitarian with its nudity, after all.
- Hide Your Children: Only adult characters from Gravity Falls are involved with the bulk of the storyline. Justified out-universe as, taking place late in the same year Gravity Falls itself took place (thus making an Age Lift nonsensical), it would be really creepy and awkward should the child and teen characters be involved in the nude antics of Stan and company, even if they themselves are not naked. (The three monsters featured here have more connection with a respective adult — even "general apocalypse-minion" Pyronica is part of Bill's gang, and Ford by far has the most history with Bill.) Justified in-universe as every character has a reason for being selected and in there — Stan and Ford were already traveling the world on a boat together, Soos was given the specific job of repairing, Melody went along as backup on Soos's side, and the monsters each have their own reasons for coming individually. Tough as Dipper and Mabel are, it would not make as much sense to outright drag them on the mission when the Stan twins would suffice.
- Later Installment Weirdness: It's an M-rated story coming from a guy who, SBIG aside, generally tries to keep himself clean enough to skirt in the "T" range. It has a number of "Male Gaze" moments in contrast to my plot-focused stories, with more direct emphasis on the characters' nudity than just "oh yeah, and she was also naked/only wearing some leaves" from fics like run:gifocalypse. This fic is actually sort of like my attempt at a kind of "clickbait" story, except there will be more of a plot focus later on.
- Stylistic Suck: The whole story is in a half-assed style, but not nearly to the extent as the "outright shitty" writing of SBIG. The cryptogram of the first chapter outright tells the readers that they're getting "trolled."
(Roughly listed in the likely publishing order)
New Super Dale Gribble U
This idea might get scrapped even though I'm actually finished with the rough draft of it. It might not; after all, at some point I do want to write a crack crossover for 2017.
- Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
- The story opens up with Dale dreaming about the opening to New Super Luigi U, with him, Bill, and Boomhauer in the place of Luigi and the Toads, Nancy in the place of Peach, and a Strickland Propane hat said to be Hank's (which the narrative seems to treat like an actual person) in the place of Mario/Mario's hat. It's really just used to have a "nightmare" that leads into explaining the Hills moving away.
- Hank's head exploding at the end of the first phone call upon getting the news that his neighborhood is all-but-literally infested with catwomen. Despite King of the Hill aiming for realism, and this story... more-or-less following many of the known laws of physics and always avoiding the unexplained otherwise, Hank's head blows up like a bomb. He's even described as having smoke coming out of his neck. The closest this gets to being mentioned again is that during the next time, he has bandages wrapped around his forehead.
- A Day in the Limelight: Hello there main character Dale!
- Dream Within a Dream: In the Dream Sequence at the beginning, Dale confusingly says that he woke up from another dream. I'll confirm this in the notes once the story proper is out, but that this is not saying that even the story proper is yet another layer of dreaming.
- Mythology Gag: Upon first announcing this I have acknowledged that this runs the risk of being too similar to Carl Stevens Universe. This gets a few nods, like when Bill suggests trying to bet the catwomen's stay over a game of sorts, Dale responds with "I heard of something like that happening in Delaware. It did not end well for the team with the gun guys." This implies that New Super Dale Gribble U also takes place in the same world as Carl Stevens Universe and, by extension, Crconikals, which makes things even more confusing than they already are. For one thing, Hank may or may not be a light-plant being, and his appearance in Beach City might have something to do with Buck forcing him to move. While most of these fanworks take place in the same general date they were published, for this one it's a bit ambiguous.
- Non-Indicative Name:
- While the summary point-blank says otherwise, the start of the story and its title make it seem like it's going to be "A New Super Mario Bros game, but with King of the Hill characters (minus Hank)."
- This has nothing to do with the Wii U, unlike New Super Luigi U.
- Only Sane Man:
- Boomhauer is the most rational by far to the catwomen out of the main three. Bill wants to desperately try to date one of them, and Dale wants to kill them at first since he hates all kinds of Darkstalkers.
- Put on a Bus: One of the big gimmicks with this plot, aside from being pretty crack, is that Hank has been forced to move to a (fictional) city by the northern end of Texas thanks to an undisclosed screwup involving Buck Strictland needing to get a new identity. Bill phones him three times over the course of the story (and Felicia does so too once), but he ultimately always says that he can't do anything.
- Take That, Scrappy! Not a scrappy in the fic itself, but from canon: Lucky and several of his "redneck" friends are nearly crushed in a cave-in during the final battle thanks to their own wrecklessness. BB Hood then leans on the fourth wall and forces in a "And nothing of value was lost" line. Granted, by the end they're revealed to survive, but not after getting a brutal beating from the cave-in and being forced to dig out themselves.
- What Could Have Been: An actual, combat duel with Dale, Boomhauer, and Bill going against Felicia had been thought of, with the problem being that there was no planned reason for it that wouldn't be either out of character or redundant with one of the author's previous fanworks he compared the plot of this to. One planned ending to this portion was Bill taking advantage of her super senses and tossing something repulsive to her nose, which finally gives the guys an advantage. Dale and Boomhauer manage to hold her down, and Bill... fails a charge just enough for her to break free. It was eventually replaced with a propane trivia contest (something both Dale and Felicia are bad at, at least I presume).
- Would Hit a Girl: Yes, this is present even in a King of the Hill story, which I believe out of all fandoms I write so far is probably/logically the one more filled with Wouldn't Hit a Girl than almost anything else. Dale forces himself to fight Baby Bonnie Hood as an attempt to protect Arlen, but he's reluctant until after she causes the ground beneath everyone to explode and send them into a cave system. Ultimately, Dale himself can't really do much (this is really more of the case of him being considerably less of a fighter than Bonnie), and Felicia breaks in for a Big Damn Heroes moment and they start fighting her together.
Soap: The Lost Element
THE BEST FAMILY
360 Degree Duck
I have a large trope list for this, pasted somewhere here (under "A Trope List", with its character sheet being called "A character sheet", be warned as it spoils the entire plot of the first chapter) but a lot of it details what-ifs. I'm gonna try to recreate it from scratched, focused only on the events of the first chapter. Although these tropes may also pretty much spoil the entire plot of the first chapter. Especially First-Episode Spoiler.
- Arc Number: 12. Duck's birthday is December 12th, the first chapter only properly introduces the twelve bigger-tiered demons, and it will the third original work published, specifically the fourth chapter since the first two of Soap will be out in one update (3x4 = 12).
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: In the climax of the first chapter, Anti Angel uses the power of the 360 to grow himself up from "actually rather small" to "building-sized giant". However, the demons combat this by (eventually) fusing into Fusion, who rivals his size.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Averted for both Anti Angel and Duck. The former is the boss of the soul-checking group that the 360 used to work under, yet by himself he can be trumped by his employees and it's only with combining their power that he can stand on his own. (And even then, they combine their power via more direct means, and the result beats him in a fight even after said powering up.) The latter is a definite Badass, but he's also little more than a voluntier bounty hunter and doesn't actually have a high rule in anything or even a decent-paying job. Witchita plays this straight, being the boss of her weapon-manufacturing group and the biggest threat out of them.
- Color-Coded Characters: Especially evident in the major group. The 360 is all coded by a different color as seen in this image. Duck is a pale yellow — similar to his hair color, and supposed to be "light". (While the 360's colors are all as bright as possible for their respective hues, they are not considered "light" by RGB standards.) Witchita is represented by purple, and supposed to be "dark". Above all, this is the most evident in the colors of energy they attack with, even though Duck's is apparantly drawn from a gun that uses another demon's crystal for power.
- Establishing Character Moment:
- When Tyler moves out, Duck shows a big lack of being hurt by this, even though he states that a lack of a roommate would put him in a pretty big financial pit.
- Literally the first thing Witchita does is spawn a dark-metal chain through Duck's window and goad him into a fight.
- First-Episode Spoiler: That "Jennifer" girl that moves in with Duck? she's really a demon named Red (though it is heavily implied on her first appearance that something isn't right about her, so this doesn't come out of nowhere as much as it sounds), sent to Earth along with some of her co-working demons to make a portal there for their boss. Said boss comes through along with everybody else, the boss — Anti Angel — reveals that he secretly wanted to take over the surface since his secret attempts at backstabbing his way to the top in Hell didn't work, the workers revolt and eventually kill him, and Starpoke is soon filled in with all 360 of said demon workers.
- Green Rocks: Demons can actually mass-make these by hardening parts of their energy into solid crystaline masses called... "crystals". They can self-generate their own energy, which anyone can use for attacks or tricks similar to those of the source demon, after taking some time to master them. Duck's gun is powered by such a crystal, from a demon that his trainer supposedly defeated ages ago. And halfway through the first chapter, the demons bail themselves out of Anti Angel's septer, and since they aren't giving him energy anymore he can't grow large. Except that he secretly drew parts of them out and crystalized that, which not only gave an excuse to have Giant Anti Angel vs Fusion, but it leads the way to give Duck crystals from all 360 of them.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: The first chapter introduces fourteen recurring characters: Duck, Witchita, and twelve of the most major demons. There's 360 demons in that particular group, by the way. So far (going by plans although I have written up to the appearances of all of them except Anti Angel), the first chapter also has/will have five other competetors in Duck's roommate challenge (though so far only one of them has been given any kind of depth or quirks), Anti Angel, Red's dad, and cameoes of Tyler and Stacy, the protagonists of my previous original story.
- Loony Fan: Zeke, one of the competetors in Duck's roommate contest.
A Slash of Mortality
(Unlike what I usually do, for some reason I don't quite feel like giving away some details in the trope list just yet. Here's one I'll say right here: that thing in In Name Only about the story having the lack of a god-like figure? That's a lie that's the base of the final arc.)
(Also, only two of the protagonists have been thought through that much, and named for that matter.)
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Practically a staple in my web original works — and even some of the fan works. Springs of Life generally create people in different appearances mostly depending on surroundings, and the bigger the springs are, greater chance and higher amount of diversity there is.
- Call a Smeerp a "Rabbit": Yes, a woman with blue skin, six eyes, and nine arms will still be called a human if she originated from one of their life springs. Although seeing as none of the aliens look even remotely humanoid and that the spring's essentially been the source to the same species as, say, the far more real-world looking Adam and Eve, this is a little justifyable.
- Death from Above: The opening scene does shows a group that has at least Adam and Eve protagonist-wise doing this with none other than kinetic bombardment. To the sun.
- Establishing Character Moment: Eve's first appearance is in a flash-foreward, where she reveals the minor twist that everyone on board is naked or near-naked, shouts at the enemy and calls them cowards for "covering" themselves in their Humongous Mecha, and asks for a nuke. Which she then takes to a testing site, breaks with her knee, survives the blast with her arms made skeletal yet not caring about it(they get better), and suggests to what is apparantly her military squad that they should improve on it.
- Faster-Than-Light Travel: Thanks to what is either the return or debut (depending on when Real Story comes out) of the still currently unnamed teleport matter! Without this, battles and arcs would literally take millennia in-universe.
- Full-Frontal Assault: The humans themselves, attempted to be Played for Badassery.
- Genre Shift: The opening (not counting the flashforeward) seems to be gearing towards a Lord of the Flies clone told in brief, what with implying that even with background-less kids born up on a mountain, they still are not saints and get into fights, something which only heightened once the spring split off and created two "families." Then it cuts to an equivilent of the early era, where established houses and the like are made, the spring has been split even more (again, due to accidents breaking off parts of the rock holding it in place and causing some to stream over to another section), and they're still sharply divided over which of the springs they came from. During this part, it starts out as a purely social conflict with very few fight scenes aside from some wild animals... until they finally band together by the end and, several centuries later, make humanity's first rocket. At the tail end of the first chapter, the story's real style comes into play.
- Humans Are Special: Downplayed. While animals still have the conventional "live for a certain lifespan, die sometime around then or get killed some other way before," it first seems like humans are the one exception. While their fellow animals appear to be born and evolved in the same way as their real life counterparts, the humans spawn from a strange flower that was pretty much dissolved into a pond of water, now considered a Life Spring that slowly grows. And they appear to be unable to die. Humans also have some good control over teleport matter, being able to harness it thanks to whatever the spawn flower left in their internal systems, and control it to do whatever they want with it. The downplay comes from the fact that, upon making it to space, they don't even get to fly past the moon to realize that other sentient races have these traits too.
- Immortality Begins at 20: The human variations, and later the other sentient races, all seem to stop physically aging around their twenties. As a reconstruction of Who Wants to Live Forever?, this is kind of necessary.
- In Media Res: Sort of. Not unlike Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, it opens with a shot of the future — specifically, an upcoming battle taking place mainly on a giant aircraft carrier that is able to go through the sun. The sort of comes from how it's relitively early into the story. (Guessing about chapter 4 or 5 or something.) Unlike Gurren Lagann, there is less of a chance that this will end up being an arc that never happens.
- In Name Only:
- Frankly, of the story of Adam and Eve. Yes, those are the names of the first two people that originated from the first spring. And yes, their last name — as with the last names of everyone from that particular spring — is Genesis. And it takes the idea of there being no death at first and runs with it. But that's where the similarities end. The most fantastic things they encounter at first arc the spring (later springs) they originated from and the fact that they are seemingly immortal, as there's no signs of a god or any kind of creation. Later it becomes a more alien-centric story. But the real kicker? The characters named Adam and Eve themselves? They're more Like Brother and Sister if anything at all, which is kind of what happens seeing as they quite clearly grew up together.
- Additionally, the end of the first chapter states that it's loosely based on the (partically NSFW) video "If Man Obeyed God", but while that inspired the story along with Gurren Lagann and possibly a friggin AXE commercialnote , the whole "mobs and mobs of naked people" was the only element taken from it and it goes in a very different direction the moment it starts.
- The One Guy: Adam is the first human to be spawned from a Spring of Life, and the first male. And seemingly the last male. While he eventually gives up watching any future spawns to see if any of them have the same... "anatomical structure" as he does, Eve repeatedly claims that he shouldn't, even if the probability looks increasingly slim.
- Mythology Gag:
- The beginning actually describes that the fighter's bodies as usually being hidden through some way, which is latter revealed to be covering the fact that they're all naked. (Which doesn't come to light until seconds before Eve rants to their enemy about this style.) Once that's through, the narrative lampshades this in a similar manner to the ending of Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals, where it turns out that Carl, Seras, and Rip went into combat naked by accident.
- Of Who Wants to Live Forever?, but it cheats. A lot. Firstly, all sentient species introduced so far are also immortal, so loneliness and outliving are never an issue. Neither is aging. The theory about time speeding up is... not even brushed against, or only mildly hand waved as not being that servere. And while this still contains issues of what will happen in the future as discussed in the first chapter (such as the Earth literally being unnavigatable, and after that it will be consumed by the sun and everyone would be forced to live out there for billions of years until it finally explodes and leaves them drifting through space until they finally find new homes, whereupon the cycle will just repeat. Mouthful, but it is a worry for these guys) are debunked through with some planning (Blast off to space! Or, better, make something that can recycle the atomic structure of the sun itself to prevent it from expanding/dying).
- And Humans Are Bastards, with the beginning few chapters — especially the first — being about uniting them all in order to face off against the enemy.
- Required Secondary Powers: This variation of immortality has it in spades. And any that they don't have is quickly accounted for.
- Serial Escalation: To be general: How far will the human race go? What kind of crazy crap can they invent next? How big will the threat local team of protagonists be faced with be? How ridiculous can Eve's swords get?
- Chronologically, the story starts out with two sets of people who were born from different splits of the spring arguing over how to live their life style. One chapter later, and the entire human race is doing something similar to aliens.
- Spiritual Successor: While that idea came first, Blue Sun is probably going to be one to this once I finally get something done with it, what with the similar yet ironcally smaller scale story about humanoids that come in a number of various appearances dealing with environmental problems related to their local area in space. (BS has its star system, while ASOM eventually extends past the observable universe, and to... more bits of the universe that we just can't see with our technology.) Both of the protagonists even have some variation of swords for their weapon, although Eoflitt prefers practicality, use, and familial heiratage (the latter being why the Silver Blade is her favorite) while Eve prefers number of blades.
- Title Drop: I have implied right in the ffn announcement that this phrase, seeing as every character is immortal, would mean something really bad.
- Wham Line: While the opening to the entire story gives away or at least heavily implies that aliens of sort will come into play, they are confirmed pretty suddenly near the end of the first chapter. After launching the world's first rocket, the team on it soon gets a transmission from another one of the sentient species. "Hey there, looks like we have another one."
- Widget Series: Compared to the previous three original web fictions set to be out before thisnote , this one is a bit of an oddball.
Act 5 Vs Act 6
- Bag of Spilling: By the beginning of the story, everyone who was a God Tier at the end of KFTT has lost their outfits (see Clothes Make the Superman) except John. And all John manages to do with his is re-create the opening to Sonic 3 & Knuckles before his clothes are knocked off by Meenah (thankfully, he has his regular outfit on underneath for some reason). To further this, she burns them.
- Clothes Make the Superman: It's flat-out stated that God Tier costumes is what gives the person their powers in this verse, which raises the question as to what exactly happens when someone kills themselves on a quest bed.
Kids Fight the Zombies
(I'm not even going to bother spoiling that it's actually a zombie story and using the guise of "The Homestuck Thanksgiving Special.")
- Alcohol is LSD: Aparantly having, at most, one fifth of a beer can can cause extreme hangover and hallucinations. Rose tries flying a plane a few hours after sharing a drink with the rest of her squad. The controls are described as moving around wildly, the clouds start turning into the logo of The Simpsons (except implied to be in all caps with an exclamation point, as if it was screaming at her), and a "monitor" shows Shrek's head repeatedly shouting "DON'T CRASH, YA DONKEY!"
- Alien Sky: The "Ocean planet" Rick teleports Jade to averts this... until Jade's blood somehow gets into the atmosphere, turning it red. Or, a portion of it.
- Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: When Rick first collects most of Jane's "demon power," he "originally" fuses it within himself, transforming him into... a... tiger monster on wheels, before the fake-author realizes how stupid that is, and has him just transform the power into a sword instead.
- Black Speech: An aversion comes in the form of Rick's "triple threat" Grimdarkness. In all of his forms, he speaks perfect English. It's later implied that, unlike Rose's instance in canon, he can control it a lot better.
- Critical Research Failure: Invoked.
- The fake-author thinks that having one-fifth of a can of beer can make you have really bizarre hallucinations while flying a plane.
- Deal with the Devil: Jane of all people literally does this. The deal is that she gets demon abilities no matter what, but if she can't kill Karkatzilla within 24 hours, then John, Dirk, and Jake all lose their souls to the devil.
- Deus ex Machina: Dave nearly drowns in boiling water, but he's saved... because it turns out Jane made a deal with the devil and is now a demon.
- Foreshadowing: A running gag in this (and possibly other SBIG installment too, I'll think about that) is that a lot of things make no sense and, even as the story goes on, seem nothing like they're foreshadowing anything until right when the event happens. Yes, it's foreshadowing is even more abstract and absurd than Homestuck's.
- Jane mentioning making a deal with the devil, as a one-off joke. She reveals to have actually done this by the end of chapter 5 when Karkatzilla knocks her off of a mountain.
- John says that he hired the Jonas Brothers to play at their thanksgiving. They show up just in time to protect the kids from Rick's otherwise near-undodgeable attack.
- Killed Off for Real: John, Jake, and Dirk are all dead before chapter 3.
- Men Are the Expendable Gender: Sort of. John, Jake, and Dirk are all essentially canon fodder. Everytime one of the main four girls (or, to be fair, Dave) "dies," it turns out to be a fake, and they survive all fatal situation. Even if it makes no damn sense.
- Obviously Evil: Rick's amped up forms. First is regular Grimdarkness, just with more control on his part when it comes to speach and utilizing the tentacle/"nightmare vein" elements. In the second stage, his skin turns completely black and his hair turns... purple and emo-like. For the third, the left half of his face and his left arm completely melt away to the bone for some reason, and he becomes much buffer. And the empty skull-eye is glowing red. You tell me that a part-skeleton being with long, purple hair and a dark aura is good.
- One-Winged Angel: Rick's triple-forms are covered in Obviously Evil directly above (you know I might actually switch them around a little. The description being here would make more sense), but there's also Karkatzilla and a short point when Rick fuses Jane's demon energy into himself instead of turning it into a sword. He turns into... a fox-tiger-snake thing with wheels for a feet, before the narrator becomes horrified, quickly says that didn't actually happen, then say it was a stupid idea and he did the sword thing instead.
- Parody Sue: Rick's isn't even subtle about being this. Unlike most examples of this trope, he's a villain.
- Scrificial Lamb: John, Dirk, and Jake are all dead before the third chapter, with the remaining five serving as the main cast, kind of a nod to the Sonic Zombie series having a main five cast, then Origins adds two more that are Doomed by Canon and die really soon. (Although Knuckles seems to be tossed back into the cast.)
- Would Hit a Girl: Every villain, but special mention goes to Rick, who immediately stops trying to hit on Jade after she clearly refuses his proposal and punches her so hard that her blood colors the part of the ocean nearby red and evaporates into the sky, coloring that red as well.
I Thought Those Were the Ingredients
Another idea thing I might scrap, even though I've written a bit of the first chapter.
- Arc Words: "Utilize". This was going to be an arc word for 496, but there's no reason why it can't be both. In EB's case, this describes how Bobby both gives his weapons another use, and how he turns his older weapons into something else once he gets a stronger one.
- Author Appeal: Why do you think the mystic, all-powerful plot divices are small statues of Pikmin? Hint: Look at my user name.
- Belly of the Whale: The end of the prologuenote : Bobby, Connie, and Joseph had been attacked by Johnny for a third (and final for quite a while) time, Bobby is slowly drifting down a river and into a cave on nothing but a broken tree, and Joseph and Connie's fates are left unknown as they continue hiking the mountain in hopes to find the first Pikmin Statue. At least Johnny's walking down the wrong fork in the river implies that he isn't chasing them anymore, that and how he flat-out stated he's only interested in Bobby because he thinks he's lying about not having the Water Spawner and the Everburn.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: An inversion! After not appearing in Sweet Jade and Hella John, possibly Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals, 496 Reasons Why Multidating is More Complicated than it Seems, and Carl Stevens Universe in spite of his father being in all of them in one way or another, this marks Bobby Hill's first appearance in any of my fan works. That is, unless Hill King or (possibly, or it could fall under a fifth work in the previous list) New Super Dale Gribble U comes out first, which isn't too unlikely.
- Death by Origin Story: Hank and Peggy's deaths kick off the plot from Bobby's perspective and drives him to find the ten Pikmin Statues, but whether or not they will stay dead is another story.
- Decoy Protagonist: Non-lethal example. The first chapter is primarly about Bobby, Joseph, and Connie going around Arlen and trying to find something that can help defeat Johnny (first protecting the Water Spawner/Everburn, then finding where the first Pikmin Statue might be). It seems like it they will be the primary protagonists, and the other crossover characters will only play second fiddle to them. Truth be told, Bobby gets separated from them thanks to a river mishap, ends up meeting Jade, and they sort of serve as the main cast for at least the first act. Bobby will eventually reunite with Joseph and Connie, but by that point in the story, none of them are as important as they were in the beginning.
- Death Is Cheap: Not nearly as cheap as many of my other fanworks, but the fact that it reviving people is at least possible, if very, very difficult, is what keeps Bobby from being down about his parent's deaths.
- First-Episode Spoiler: Hank and Peggy die near the beginning, and Johnny turns out to have turned evil over his seven year spiritual training. The reason why neither of these are spoiler tagged is because they both happen in the beginning of the story and because the former event practically kickstarts the whole plot.
- The Goomba: Modified versions of the Homestuck imps (much more elemental-based, and not prototype-based at all) appear as the equivillent to "basic" enemies. Naturally, this is the first monster that Bobby encounters.
- Green Rocks: The ten Pikmin Statues.
- Improvized Weapon: This more-or-less describes Bobby's entire arsonal. A ripped-off branch, a chunk of crystal, a piece of a ruin... he later starts to use them for more non-weapony things as he replaces one with another, such as burning the stick once he gets the crystal, and giving Jade the crystal so she can melt it down and reshape it into way to magnify lights once he gets the ruin chunk so that said object can also double as a monocular.
- Infinity Plus One Gun: The Everburn and Permafrost themselves.
- Inventory Management Puzzle: This marks the return of the "5 items, 1 weapon"-Problem Sleuth-based indexing system that, while it debuted in Sweet Jade and Hella John, the idea was floating around my head earlier. Except more slots can be added. And how it works is a little more clearnote . In this case, what counts as a "weapon" is more specific and dependant on a manipulative AI. Unlike Problem Sleuth, anything added to an already full row will shoot out the object on the "final" slot ala the Stack Modus. Jade takes advantage of this to kill a rock imp by juggling her rifle, a random rock lying around, and an increasing number of bullets to keep launching objects out of her one "weapon" slot at it.
- Locked Out of the Loop: The town of Arlen clearly didn't get as much crap as many of the other towns prior to Johnny's return. They also mostly don't really care about the whole "magic and monsters" parts that have been integrated into other sections of the world, since either teaching about them wasn't important or Bobby was really slacking off when they were. (Of course, the real reason why Bobby didn't pay too much attention to the more "mythical" parts of history was so that the story had an excuse to neatly exposit on how the creatures work. So far, unlike Total Zeksmit Plains and its elemental classes.)
- Our Monsters Are Different: They are divided into two types: Humanoid, sentient, about-as-friendly-as-humans (give or take depending on the species, but it ultimately comes down to the individuals) like vampires, mermaids, etc, which go by the designation "human-derives;" or the more feral ones, with drastically ranging appearances that may also include human-like, but are usually highly aggressive, like imps, saw-cycles, and wraiths, which are simply called "monsters." And yes, all of the friendly types ultimately have some human resemblance, for whatever reason. Monsters also mix in enemies from other works of media (Homestuck gaining special honor as its imps serve as the Goomba in Everburn's world), to more original creations.
- Our Monsters Are Weird: Some of them border on this. Like saw-cycles, beings which use saws as pseudo-feet.
- Reality Ensues: What would happen if Bobby Hill tried to save the world without gaining any power ups or any of the like first? The emphasis goes on "tried." His low physical skill gets in the way of many things, he never knows how much of anything works, he needs to get bailed out several times... it will get to the point that Jade literally demotes him to extra, forcing him to have a smaller role in the Survivior Group. And, to nod to this, he will also be Demoted to Extra in a trope sense, where he doesn't get nearly as much spotlight as he did in the beginning.
- Rotating Protagonist: While Bobby is, on the grander scheme of things, the main character, the perspective will shift around a lot, especially once the Surviviors grow in numbers.
- Serial Escalation: The story's practically built on this. The Permaforst at least embodies this in seeming like just a gun whose bullets also freeze things - at first. But then, when left unattented, the ice it makes is shown to spread for quite a distance. All of Rainey Street is frozen in a chunk of ice in less than a day, after Johnny fired just a couple of times in Hank's house. But that's dwelving into the villains when the heroes are a better example: Bobby starts out weaponless and terrified, then he breaks a branch off of a tree (implied to have been grown by magic from a currently-unknown character) and from there he starts upping himself in using his surroundings. The Survivors are just Bobby and Jade, during chapter two that number increased to five, then it just grows until they're their own mini society and even something of a portable hospital/army. And the enemies, with wraiths first being mentioned as one of the deadliest... before more take their place. Even the acts get longer.
- Shout-Out: The story's very general flow is supposed to mimick the first two (and to a lesser extent, the third) Paper Mario games, with eight chapters/acts, a number of Plot Coupons (though there's ten of them, not seven) with at least one act ending with one of them gotten, the villains usually keep the Coupons kept by themselves, the first act ends at a fortress in the middle of some fields, etc.
- Spotlight-Stealing Crossover: It's a given that King of the Hill dominates over just about everything else. To the point that I worry if some crossovers (mainly when I start bringing in ones of stories I haven't written a fic of yet) will just be glorified cameoes. Homestuck gets this too, thanks to the Bobby-Jade dynamic being a big focus for the beginning.
- What Could Have Been: Most of the non-King of the Hill male characters (Johnny being one of the exceptions) were originally going to be genderbent, to give a false sense that this would be some kind of harem story (it isn't). The plan didn't go through. Looking back... I'm not completely sure what the reason was, I just stopped liking it.note
- You Cant Twart Stage One: Sort of. While Bobby, Joseph, and Connie do succeed in preventing Johnny from getting the Water Spawner, they also lose it and the Everburn, in spite of their original plan being to take them both to authorities/the military to protect them more properly. And the plan shortly after that is to collect the Pikmin statues... which ends with Bobby getting separated from his group at the time.
Gumball Vs Satan
(This section is in the process of being moved over or deleted. Tropes regarding the fic's future will be listed here for now until I can come up with a better idea.)
- Canon Welding: The last two chapters are planned to involve direct crossover with Zombie Attack! In fact, the beginning of one of them is supposed to have a flashback that takes off right after ZA ended.
- Covers Always Lie: Inverted. The cover heavily implies that Gumball dies and Omarn/Satan is not the final villain, given the lack of their appearance on it. It also shows Carrie in her pseudo "God Tier" form (really it's just a dumb Knight of Time cosplay).
- Critical Research Failure:
- "Then Gumball jumped off wall like Sonic the Hegehog but a cat not a gopher like Sonic is." Just read that sentence.
- "It was perfect plan. I gt you to do all the boring key stuff while I just sit back and exposition. Then, I kill you, and because if you kill a heir, THE KILLER GET ALL OF THERE MONEY!"
- Demoted to Extra: Poor Mr. Small...
- Dreamworks Face: Darwin will have this expression in the craptastic cover art, despite being out of characer for him.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: The final villain isn't Omarn or Elisa, but rather the Kanker sisters.
- Hijacked by Ganon: Unusual example. In this case the "Ganon" is the Kanker sisters, the only characters who have been villains for multiple and unrelated stories by the author (EDventure, Zombie Attack!, and Movie Day).
- Iron Woobie: Gumball. For starters, one of his teased love interests is "engaged" to his brother, and the other one turns out to be evil and kills him.
- Off the Rails: The fic changes plotlines so often and so fast that each chapter is like a completely different story.
- Running Gag: Gumball being referred to as a "pussy."
- Strictly Formula: Like the two Crconikals fics, and indeed most of the SBIG fics, there is a Decoy Protagonist and a Bigger Bad. (Several Bigger Bads, in fact, in GVS's case.) Also similar to Crconikals, chapter 3 involves a trip to another... place (either another contry or another land mistakenly refered to as a contry, like Hawaii in HHC), in this case Paris, but this is a coincidence.
- Tank Goodness: Darwin somehow gets a tank in chapter 2.
- What Could Have Been: Everything was going to be a lot more formulatic and linear: the battle against Shits was supposed to be most of chapter 2, but now his fight and Giggle's fight is in chapter 3, to give one example.
Images I Uploaded
Listed in the order I uploaded them.
- Plank◊ from Ed, Edd n Eddy, if as a test.
- The cover◊ for Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals.
- Emo-Dave Strider◊ from Sweet Jade and Hella John.
- The cover◊ of Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals, just resized to fit what I thought was the size limitation. EDIT: And now I found out that I got it wrong. The original is two bullet points below.
- Hank Hill◊ from Sweet Jade and Hella John.
- ...And here it is◊, the resize of HHC's cover.
- A thing◊ for this M.U.G.E.N joke character I work on from time to time, an edit of Edd but with buffed stats. This is the image used for his character select portrait, and it is the same as regular Edd's, just with Kamina shades poorly added on with Fighter Factory's editing tool.
- The cover◊ of a Gravity Falls fan fic run:gifocalypse. Unlike the previous two covers I uploaded, this is not for an intentionally poorly written story.
- Homer Simpson lying down suggestively.◊ This is for a MUGEN joke character where you fight multiple Homers. He'd have this intro when "hitting on" certain characters. Originally he was nude, but I made an alternate clothed version (which is why the filename is clothedhomer.png) for... well, I'm not really sure why. He'll be nude and censored in the game. Twice over, in fact: first as "No." is written over a blank space between his legs, and in-game he'll have an image of Marge facepalming over what's already not even his junk so much as it is the word "No."
I also uploaded the same image as an avatar, but it has different numbers in the file name.
I will give credit here if I use fan art.