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ROBLOX is not actually a video game, but a technology platform for developers to develop games onnote . It was created in 2006 by David Baszucki and Erik Cassel. Roblox is very much like LEGO in the way that it's all Built with LEGO. In ROBLOX, you have a character you design yourself made out of simplistic bricks. You use this character to play games made by other players with a ROBLOX account. However, if you want to make your own place, you either have to master a scripting program named Lua, or use pre-made (and often crappy) models and code. Another element is the Graphical User Interface, or the GUI, which requires more scripting, yet mastering it creates cooler things. Just about anything is possible with enough scripting; machine guns, remote-controlled cars, on-demand meteor storms, 3D Mario-style adventures, explorations of the second dimension, and much, much more.


Sturgeon's Law greatly applies to both the players and the games.

Roblox, its users, and its games in general contain examples of the following tropes:

  • Abnormal Ammo: Some of the crazier guns shoot flaming hedgehogs, killer whales, peppers, bees or something else entirely.
  • Achievement System: Roblox has its own set of badges earned for making progress, joining Builder's Club, or being an administer.
    • Developers can add badges for their games, in which players can earn. Usually they're Cosmetic Awards, but some games will detect if a player has a badge and then unlock something for them.
  • Allegedly Free Game: It's free to play, but the magnitude of some of the Builder's Club updates are making users believe that this is becoming more of a reality.
    • As of the 9/25/13 catalog update, the market minimum fee for T-shirts, Shirts, and Pants went from 5 tickets to 300 tickets, meaning that free members would have to go a month without spending any money to buy one of the three items (all free Roblox players got a recurring stipend of Tix). Reminds you of any other allegedly free game?
      • Thankfully, a later update reduced the minimum price from 300 tickets to 100. It still caused turmoil, but the overall opinion is that it was better than the last change.
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    • An update in 2016 removed tickets entirely, forcing players to buy everything in Robux. Naturally, most free players are unable to buy anything, and new players end up sticking with the handful of free items in the catalog.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: You can color your avatar red, blue, purple, green... you get the idea.
  • Ambiguously Brown: The Xbox avatar packages, such as Oakley and Ezebel.
  • Amusing Injuries: Ragdolls have become a staple in some places on Roblox, with some of them dedicated to acts such as falling down long flights of stairs, leading to these.
    • Ragdoll death scripts, among other scripted ragdoll activities and actions, further this.
  • Animesque: Some catalog items, such as Purple Super Happy Joy and Blue Anime Girl Hair, are this. Some games, such Dance Your Blox Off, use anime art and features.
  • Area 51: There are plenty of games where you have to survive and avoid getting killed by various horror and Creepypasta characters in Area 51. However, many use the same map. One example
  • The Artifact: Crossroads, one of the very first maps on all of Roblox, has orbs all around the map that change the player's colors when they come in contact with them. The original intent for this was to allow people to pick team colors, since when the map was originally made there was no team system and you could not change your character's look (though they were still a bit useless anyway, since you lost your colors when respawning). Now that neither of those things are true, they end up being the orbs that nobody really understands the purpose for anymore.
    • This isn't the case anymore. With the latest update to Crossroads, these strange orbs now have a purpose again. Touching one will make you switch teams. You can't harm other players in your own team, but you can still be neutral if you'd like. In addition to this, touching your own team's orb will restore your health. It's essentially a more modernized version of their original purpose.
  • Artifact Title: Over the years, the game has slowly been moving away from the "blox" part of the name. This started with the inclusion of new materials such as trusses, and has become more true with the inclusion of life-like terrain. While at its core most of it has stuck to the Built with LEGO aesthetic, the administrators have even admitted they're trying to push away from that. Some parts of the community have complained about this, especially recently, with their reasoning being that it would attract online daters.
  • Artificial Brilliance:
    • With lots of scripting, almost player-like AI like the ones this place uses can be made.
    • This can be much simpler and more possible due to an update that added Pathfinding.
  • Artificial Stupidity: Most commonly-used player-following AI has absolutely no pathfinding code or other intelligent actions assigned to them. Justified if you look at the source code - all you'll find is that they're simply programmed to move towards the closest player. They'll just walk into walls, barriers, and other objects, fruitlessly, while trying to get to their goal. Official pathfinding services make this easier nowadays.
  • Ascended Glitch: The "double/triple hat glitch" in 2008, which allowed users to wear 2 or more hats at once instead of the default one, eventually became a part of the game when users complained about it being patched.
    • This went on even further with the accessories update, which labeled other "hats" as neck, face and waist garments that can be worn alongside the three hats.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: A common theme in Roblox are "morphs" that change your character's appearance, sometimes making them incredibly large.
    • One user created a place where the player is under the illusion of growing larger because the environment gets smaller in scale; you start out smaller than a molecule and grow to be bigger than entire stars.
  • Atlantis: The Atlantis event in April 2018.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: A feature for the studio allows you to upload assets in bulk, useful for when you have a large number of meshes or decals. However, they're only saved to that particular game rather than being saved to your inventory so you can just grab them off the cloud when you want in any game.
  • Big Ball of Violence: Like many other combat-oriented videogames, several enemies can gang up on one player, which creates this, though usually minus the smoke.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Many Roblox avatars are like this, although this is averted with some faces.
  • Blatant Lies: Occasionally, a place will slip onto the front page that promises something along the lines of "Finish the obstacle course, and win 1,000,000 bux for real!" Did we mention people fall for it?
    • Also proven by a feature that allows users to use custom images and YouTube videos as a thumbnail preview for their game, most users use screenshots of games like Minecraft and Angry Birds to lure the other users in.
    • Another example is when a game says something like "DO NOT PLAY! 18+". This is commonly a lie, but some can be real. If it is real, then bring your brown pants.
  • Boss Rush: A common theme in Roblox places are boss battles against various monsters and creatures. This once-popular game is nothing but a long string of boss battles.
  • Bottomless Pits: Every level is above one.
    • Falling past the ~-30 point mark on the Y-axis in the game's coordinate system will cause you to instantly die. Roblox Studio gives you the setting to change it.
    • Going too far from the origin of the coordinate system (there is no limit) will cause floating-point errors and will cause visual distortion and other nasty effects, even crashes in some situations. There are even some places to demonstrate that.
  • Bowdlerise: The infamous Shot in the Dark game featured realistic looking guns and a Russian Roulette mode. After the game was deleted multiple times, most of the few copies that exist of the game remove the Russian Roulette mode completely, and some even replace the gun with a toy-like gun.
  • Built With LEGO: Though mentions to LEGO, or any similar brick-building videogame (excluding Minecraft now) is censored, and the devs make a point that ROBLOX is "not sponsored, authorized or endorsed by any producer of plastic building bricks".
  • Cats Are Mean: The Kittypult shoots angry and evil cats at players. If they touch a player, the cat begins to assault the player it touched in a ball of smoke.
  • Christmas Creep: This gear.
  • Creation Myth: Chronicles of Roblox
  • Cut-and-Paste Environments:
    • The most common types of games are "tycoons", "Survive the X", and obstacle courses that are all usually very similar in both gameplay and looks.
    • With the addition of the "Free Models" system, where users can save and share small creations of theirs (or even entire levels if they see fit), even less effort can be put into a good place. This, really, makes the trope literal copy-pasting.
  • Department of Redundancy Department:
    • From a programming standpoint: Tends to happen in the object-oriented hierarchy of the game, because multiple copies of something all need to have copied children, as well; so if you have a fully-furnished house, and want to make a copy of it, all the contents of the house, even the house itself, has to be copied as well. This leads to bad performance issues and graphical clutter.
    • From a place standpoint: Many places on Roblox borrow ideas from one-another. Knowingly. Without remorse.
    • From an interactivity standpoint: One such example is the (now-defunct, but hugely popular in their time) "Script Builder" category of places that used scripts that let visitors run scripts.
      • Some people even ran their own script builders inside script builders to have more creative control.
  • Dialogue Tree: With the new Dialog feature, these sometimes pop up, under the name "Dialog Choices". They can be organized in the object hierarchy of the game engine or scripted with Lua.
  • Die, Chair! Die!: There are some places dedicated to nothing more than blowing things or other people up. A lot.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: GUIs, among some other more in-depth features, require a lot more effort to get working in a place, but when mastered can really raise the production value of your game.
    • The same is true with Lua scripting in general. Hard to master, but worth the time.
  • Dramatic Gun Cock: Some guns allow you to do one; entirely up to the creator of the weapon. There are a few official Gears that do this.
  • Early Installment Weirdness:
    • Considering how much the game has evolved from what it used to be, the early days can be incredibly jarring to look back at for a contemporary player. Just to name a few things, the places were much more rudimentary and often relied only on a small amount of scripting, with only a few dedicated players making more impressive places (and even that was limited in scope). Also, prior to the shirts and pants update of 2008, the only character customization that existed were t-shirts (then simply called "shirts"), hats, and character colors. The explosions used to be solid red circles instead of more realistic looking ones, there was no dynamic lighting, and plenty of other expected features were completely absent as well. For the players who were around really early, it gets even stranger — Robux were the only currency prior to tickets arriving (although they're gone again), and Builders' Club was still in early testing; one thing that might sound jarring to some players is that, before Builders' Club went live, it was awarded to players who won specific contests...for life! In modern times, the administrators would likely never dare give out a lifetime BC membership that easily, no matter how populated the game is now.
    • Crossroads, one of the earliest maps made for the game, originally had a much more simple look; it consisted of nothing more than a random thing in each of the four quadrants, like a small house. It was slowly reworked into the more elaborate map it is today.
  • Effortless Achievement: Many games will have a badge that is earned by simply playing the game. Any badge with a difficulty from "Freebie" to "Cakewalk" will be this.
  • Eternal September: To the uninitiated, after the old developers of Roblox were superseded by new members or simply stopped caring, things took rather drastic turns, usually for the worst. New pay systems were devised (Turbo Builder's Club, Outrageous Builder's Club), with subscriptions going into the hundreds of dollars. Scripting was locked down, with many game-breaking changes implemented that angered the scripting community.
    • A more recent example, the rise of ROBLOX Lets Players has lead to this. Older players will often blame YouTubers, such as DanTDM, for introducing ROBLOX to a wider audience of children.
  • Everyone Hates Mimes: The following description for the Mime accessory:
  • Fall Damage: Usually averted, but "fall-damage" scripts can be implemented.
  • Family-Unfriendly Violence: For an alleged kid's game, the ROBLOX staff is very lenient when it comes to the amount of gore and the realism of NOT Family-Friendly Firearms that developers are allowed to put in their games. One of many examples
    • Phantom Forces has blood puddles and splatters, even though it's still up and is one of the most popular games.
  • Fixed Camera: Can be edited.
  • Floating Continent: Every basic level structure. Most levels are just a flat base on nothing, and anything that falls off the side of the level falls until they hit the area where all bricks are removed. Some levels play the trope more straight, with actual floating islands.
  • Foreshadowing: The Sword Pack hat's description hinted at the Ascended Glitch entry above.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: This gear lets you do this with another player.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Most of the chosen names for war clans are acronyms. Running trend, probably to imitate government agencies that usually do such things.
  • Game-Breaking Bug:
    • The HUD update completely removed user messages and hints in-game, which made some places potentially Unwinnable if those hints/messages contained clues or passwords. note 
    • Changes in the physics engine have broken many popular places that depend on certain physics objects. The Super Roblox Galaxy series, for example, was broken when the "RocketPropulsion" object was nerfed to be non-functional as a child of a brick controlled by a Player (namely, the torso).
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
    • Sometimes a model or two will slip by that are not for our youth. Even more rarely, places. Speaking of places, because kids and teens are... kids and teens, there's a small chance those places will get to the front page. However, these places usually get banned after a few hours or days when they get on the front page or get featured on YouTube.
    • It's common to see older players attempt to slip in profanity while adding, removing, or changing some letters.
    • A script in the Psychokinesis Glove gear would print "Dropping shit" in the script output feed. This was later caught and removed, but still can be seen in older versions found in the Library.
    • Neon Market has a shop with its respective developer asleep while hugging a (relatively-tame) dakimakura.
    • There's also memes along the lines of "go commit X"
  • G.I.F.T.: Justified, usually. It's a site aimed mainly towards kids, so most of the time they're just... y'know... being kids.
  • Grand Finale: The Egg Hunt 2019: Scrambled in Time event is this for monthly and seasonal events, as Roblox announced on their Developer Forum that these types of events would be replaced with Live-Ops starting in May 2019.
  • Gratuitous Latin: The highly sought Dominusnote  hats have Latin names and descriptions.
  • Guide Dang It!: A few of the presents in the Christmas events were difficult to figure out before they were released.
    • By far, the worst of it had to be the Elite Gift of Hax0r in the original 2007 event, where this trope was played intentionally. First off, before the gift was even given away, you were supposed to notice this shirt on the user ROBLOX's inventory. And even if you did notice it, there was no telling you would ever get the hint that "0x5f3759df" was Carmack's number — in other words, you had to be a programmer just to figure this out or just Googled it. Either way, it was supposed to clue you in to message a user by the name of JohnCarmack; even if you did get this far, there was absolutely no hint you were supposed to message him, let alone even find a user in the first place. This one had the lowest amounts of awards that year, with only 174 giveaways (for comparison, the gift with the most giveaways had almost 50,000).
  • Healing Factor: Your avatar can heal damage in most cases.
    • This is due to a script applied to all characters by default. There are many ways to remove that script.
    • Various gear enhance this ability, including the Regeneration Coil.
    • Some places, such as Reason 2 Die, don't allow damage to be healed unless the avatar uses a health kit.
  • Hot Potato: This gear, that after being activated, can be passed onto another player. The last player holding it explodes.
  • Hypocrite:
    • "All of those spam things don't work, so I created this new hack that gives you 100,000 R$ and Tix!"
    • In Kohl's Admin House, people have a tendency to tell people to stop spawnkilling... ...and then make it so that everyone else on the server except for them die infinite times upon respawn.
  • Improbable Weapon User: So, so many. One of the default weapons is a superball, and there's nothing preventing you from making a cannon that shoots teapots or ducks.
  • Insistent Terminology: The official brand guidelines has a section detailing when referring to Roblox as a whole by text, advises to refer to it as a platform for games rather than as a game itself.
  • Interface Screw: The official Paintball Guns will splatter on your screen in red, blue, green, magenta, or orange when they hit (Though nowadays, this script is usually broken). Also, the Agonizingly Ugly Egg of Screensplat from the Easter 2010 event displayed a large fried egg whenever you picked it up. A few scripts using fog and ambience can screw your interface, particularly with malevolent exploiters.
  • Kill It with Fire: The flame graphic. Many players have already made their own flamethrowers, and there is an official Roblox-made one. The Noir Periastron Psi can briefly bring darkness that only light from Dynamic Lighting will light up.
  • Lampshade Wearing: A few of the game's numerous hats are lampshades. Example.
  • Lightmare Fuel: Some horror games, such as PARTY.exe and Tifany Mayumi's Revenge 2, mix in comedy with the horror, with random hilarious sounds and happenings to lighten the gloomy mood.
  • Loophole Abuse: "Having a Kid and Start A Family" type games are not allowed on Roblox. Adopting kids, however.....
  • Loot Boxes: Many games now employ these as a way for players to obtain in-game virtual items, just to make more money.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: When a player dies, they fall apart, allowing their limbs to be kicked around. It's even better when they're killed by a explosion, as all their parts go flying into the air.
    • Some places even have scripts that make the player's guts blast out in different directions the instant they die to expand on this trope.
  • The Many Deaths of You: Some places take this to the extreme by making the whole level define this trope.
  • Marathon Level: Certain obbies have over 100 stages. A few even have 1000 or more stages. Thankfully, however, most of them have options that allow you to save your progress... unless it's bugged and sends you back to Stage 1 instead when you try to load.
  • Merchandise-Driven: Given that the official toys come with codes to redeem virtual items, it's possible to use a player's ownership of said items for your game for various features such as free currency packs.
  • More Dakka: Some weapons are this. One truly insane weapon is the Dual Vulcans. That's right, dual-wielding miniguns.
  • Mini-Mecha: This bundle designed by a user which won a contest is a miniature Noob piloting an avatar-sized mech.
  • Nice Hat: There's a lot of weird/nice/awesome hats. And we mean A LOT.
  • Nintendo Hard: The Ready Player One event was cited as the most difficult yet, spanning across several games with very obscure hints and prerequisites and a free Dominus for the first player to complete the event first. Thankfully, the requirements to complete the missions in said games were made easier so other players could still get the Consolation Prize for completing the event after the Dominus was claimed.
    • Bee Swarm Simulator has the 5 quests given out by the 30 Bee area's quest giver, Onett. These particular quests are very difficult, and each one gets progressively harder than the last.
  • No Flow in CGI: The accessories and gears your avatar can adorn are each usually just one static model and welded to a part of your avatar, meaning they'll only move if the part it's attached to moves too. Rope and crude Jiggle Physics can avert this.
  • Now Buy the Merchandise: Roblox advertises its Game Cards and toys regularly on the site, as those can earn free virtual items for your avatar.
  • Obvious Beta: Mountaineers, which was created for the Roblox Holiday 2017 event, was criticized to death, because of its (appropriate) mountain of glitches for the player to climb. Its notable Game-Breaking Bug is rock fish spawning on land, thus not able to be fished.
  • Only Sane Man: Game developers, veteran users, and a small handful of regular users. especially back then on the forums.
  • Parodies for Dummies: The hat Quantum Thermodynamics for Dummies.
  • Perilous Power Source: A number of games, termed "core games", centered around controlling spherical energy cores. Or running away from them as they go critical and melt down, generally creating massive explosions. The most famous of these is Pinewood Computer Core.
    • Some of these games have a "freezedown" on the opposite end of the core temperature scale, in which overcooling the core causes it to freeze everything around it and/or explode into a massive sphere of ice.
  • Please Subscribe to Our Channel:
    • Try finding a comment that isn't advertising a place or one of those "do this, earn 400000 Robux" scams. This was the reason why place comments were removed, however, since comments still existed on other items such as game passes and badges, the bots and spammers just moved over there.
    • An update allowed developers to promote up to three social media links on their game page.
  • Press X to Die: A very common tool is the Reset tool, which kills the player so they can respawn. More recently, it's been integrated into GUI form. A script can toggle if the latter can be used by greying-out the option.
  • Product Placement: Sponsored events, which either alter popular games or launch a new game with objectives to earn virtual items based on what work the event is sponsored by.
    • Sponsored items are the same, but only extend to free catalog items for your avatar to wear or use.
  • Ragequit: Newer players and Guests will often do this when they get killed, but it's less of a Ragequit and more of a "Oh my god, my character has fallen apart! What do I do, what do I do, what do I do?!" quit.
    • Some people announce they're quitting on the forums. Very, very few people care, unless the person was extremely well known.
  • Rainbow Pimp Gear: On games in which cosmetics influence stats, such as Mining Simulator, expect this.
  • Real Money Trade:
    • Illegal example: RBX.Place, where you can trade limited items with real money. However, it can get you banned.
    • Legal example: The official program is DevEx, which, provided you have a OBC-grade account and Robux purely garnered from game revenue which is enough to total to a threshold.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: Just about everyone is apparently a humanoid robot made of plastic.
    • And bodies can take it a step further, creating Mega Man-esque Robloxians.
    • Averted when characters die and fall apart. But, some places have ragdoll scripts, which keep your character in one piece upon death.
  • Rule of Fun: Really, the entire game is based on this. Why are you in an accident-prone house trying to survive over 80 different disasters? Because it's fun. Why are you falling down a flight of stairs, probably breaking all of your bones in the process? Because it's fun. Why are you using a sword to dig underground into the other team's base to capture their flag? Because it's fun. Why are you on a series of mountaintops, fighting with swords? Because it's fun. Why are you playing around in a group of planets? Because it's fun. And most important, why is Everything built with LEGO? Because it's fun.
  • Same Content, Different Rating: Roblox used to be rated 9+ in the App Store, but since 2016 has been rated 12+, possibly because of a number of Family Unfriendly Violent games. It was even temporarily rated 17+ in 2015.
  • Scenery Porn: Very prevalent in some levels. There are several sky boxes which play this trope very straight.
  • Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Scale: One popular map was a space map with different planets you could visit and build things on. If the avatars were 6 feet tall, the planets would be less than a mile apart. Justified because who wants to spend hours flying through featureless space when you could be building interplanetary bridges?
  • Screwball Serum: The Witches' Brew makes your head grow and change colors.
  • Sensory Abuse: Several players have uploaded loud and distorted audio to the site, so it's not uncommon for players to play these ear-ripping audio unexpectedly on a game.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Skybox: What makes the skies in the majority of games. It's in the shape of a cube, so you can paste custom decals on it to your preference.
  • Sturgeon's Law: Inevitable in a game where 95% of the content is user-created.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Since everything is made out of bricks, explosions can reduce a destructible building into rubble.
    • This leads to places which are pretty much nothing but using bombs and rockets to blow up a single, giant building. Some places take it further by using moving, working trains as targets for the explosions, which pretty much cranks up the coolness Up to Eleven.
  • Stylistic Suck: A new series of games (Known as "Orb games") use this, particularly via using easy (usually getting harder in later instalments) obstacles, no checkpoints, and low-quality MS Paint decals.
  • Super Not-Drowning Skills: By default, characters cannot drown in water. However, due to the highly versatile nature of ROBLOX, individual games may avert this by programming oxygen meters, or even having characters die the instant they touch the water.
  • Sword Fight: Some places are dedicated to it, but others may have the sword along with other weapons.
  • Take That!: When the "Safe Chat" function still existed, there was a category called "Mystical Beasts", with one of the sub-categories being "Honest Politicians".
  • Troll: The forums were vast troll feeding grounds.
    • Depending on who you ask, trolls on the forums have undergone serious Villain Decay, going from nigh-undetectable champions of baiting to obvious trolls. People still fall for them, though.
  • Toilet Humor: There is a countless amount amount of places where you can get eaten, see the insides of that person, then go into a toilet as a poop.
  • Utility Weapon: Several, one of the most popular being the Gravity Coil.
  • Video Game Perversity Potential: It was inevitable that people were going to make sexual stuff, and have done so despite it being strictly banned. Whenever a place with sexually explicit content gets found by frequent users of the site (usually the forums or players who film the place and send it to YouTube) it tends to get deleted within a few hours at most. Additionally, after the Colbert Bump which was initiated around late 2015, some parents went to local news stations and told them about their child stumbling upon possible predators though these reports started over a year later.
    • The most severe case was when in July 5, 2018, two hackers exploited a Roblox game, injected a rape script, and gang raped a 7 year old girl's avatar. Because Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil, this spread like wildfire over major news. Roblox eventually responded by permanently banning the hackers and removing access to Experimental Games from players under 13, later everyone but the creator and their friends, which wasn't well received by many. This change was later rolled back, albeit with a reminder on Experimental Games that the creator should update it.
  • Virtual Paper Doll: You can customize your avatar with a variety of hats, shirts, etc.
  • Walk on Water: Some games will have water simply be solid bricks, allowing you to walk on them.
  • Wide Open Sandbox: Considering the description we gave at the top, you ought to have seen this coming.
  • You Have Researched Breathing: Some things that are simple and easy to do in everyday life are either impossible to do in Roblox, or need a ridiculous amount of scripting to be able to be done. Like skateboards, bicycling, or even swinging on a swing set.
    • Skateboarding has been made moderately easier after the Disney XD Zeke and Luther promotion, which introduced multiple skateboard kinds.
  • Your Head A-Splode: Early space levels have a script that, unless you are wearing an astronaut helmet, causes your head to swell up and explode. However, most of these games have an astronaut helmet placed somewhere (Usually near an airlock or similar location), and only a few required purchasing the hat from the Catalog.

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     Bee Swarm Simulator 
  • Aluminum Christmas Trees: Sun bears are real.
  • Arc Symbol: Stars. They're commonly associated with Gifted Bees, there are amulets that are formed by discovering Gifted Bee types, they appear on Gifted Bee eggs and Star Jellies...
  • Arc Words: "In your Darkest Hour, he will be your light" or any variation thereof for the 2018 Beesmas event, "he" referring to Bubble Bee Man. Bee Bear says that Bubble Bee Man will always bring Beesmas cheer "even in your darkest hour" during the "BEElieve" quest, says this during the "Festive Bee Workshop 3" quest as a way to encourage you to not give up (and he has good reason to), then his spirit says this after telling you that you should seek out Bubble Bee Man once again after completing Bee Bear's questline as a hint towards when you should find him (when it's nighttime), and finally, BBM himself says that he's "here again in your darkest hour" at the start of his second quest.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Science Bear's translators can be used on any unintelligible creature you can think of (so far you can only use it on two specific bee NPCs and the Stick Bug). Unfortunately, It Only Works Once; once you give a translator to any of the aforementioned characters, you cannot use it on another, meaning you need three translators if you want to communicate with them all.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Panda Bear at the start of the "Ant Arrival" quest when he notices that the ants have returned.
  • Butt-Monkey: Onett of all characters is this. He's been spending months trying to remove a colossal lid that's stuck in the middle of the 30 Bee area, complains about how the residents of the mountain constantly give him "problems", somehow ends up on the naughty list on Beesmas, it took four months for him to realize that he's been twisting said lid the wrong way, and the Beesmas present you can give him is nothing (although, being the developer, he was probably aware of what it was anyway). After all that, the poor guy just wants to take a vacation and not think about bees for a month.
  • Bee Afraid: Mostly averted, as most bees in this game are friendly (unless, of course, you're an enemy who's after your blood), but played straight with Vicious Bee (with the exception of "tamed" ones); Sun Bear was unlucky enough to have been attacked by Vicious Bee once! And if Black Bear's dialog during his "Black Bear, Why?" quest are any indication, there is another bee that can demolish fields with powerful gusts of wind that could be just as dangerous.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: A number of enemies in this game are these.
  • Big Good: Science Bear seems to be setting himself up as this, as one of the reasons he wants to build a universal translator is so that bears, bees, and beekeepers can work out their differences with mobs and hopefully have all species peacefully co-exist.
  • Bonus Boss: King Beetle and Tunnel Bear. Their locations are kept well under wraps unless you happen to be completing Panda Bear's quests, in which case he'll outright tell you where they are in his "Royal Rumble" and "Ultimate Ant Annihilation 5" quests.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: To players, the Stick Bug Challenge is a brutal multiplayer challenge where you have to fight a huge boss to earn points and get tons of items. To Stick Bug, it's just a perfectly friendly game that lets him dance as much as he wants.
  • Character Filibuster: Science Bear goes into great detail when talking about the subjects of his quests, especially in his later quests.
  • Creator Cameo: Onett appears on top of one of the game's hives. He's also a quest-giving NPC in the 30 Bee area.
  • Dance Battler: Stick Bug always dances before unleashing an attack.
  • Developer's Room: The 30 bee area is inhabited by Onett, who is a quest giver there, and even gives you a bit on insight on his thoughts on development and simulators in general.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: "The REAL Final Showdown" for Panda Bear. At the end of this quest, Panda Bear bids you goodbye...right before he notices the 20 Bee gate.
    Panda Bear: Wait... Whats that?
  • Easter Egg:
    • If you touch the Gummy Bee statue in the 20 Bee area, the statue will request Gumdrops. Use some like you would normally, and you'll be taken to Gummy Bear's lair, which sells pieces of gear made for Gummy Soldiers and has a dispenser that gives you Glue.
    • There's also secret obstacle courses hidden around the map that give you little rewards like Royal Jelly if you complete them. One is inhabited by Stick Bug, another has a detour that leads to a pad that can spawn a Moon Amulet, and you'll need to know the location of two more if you want to get the Demon and Diamond Masks.
    • Several messages appear around the map which hint towards codes you can enter to get more items. For example, the model of Onett on the rightmost hive has a partially-full Port-a-hive with a visible pollen count on the back. That's the code.
  • Foreshadowing: Word of God once claimed that Gummy Bear, one of the Traveling Bears, never actually "left", and that he's been watching the mountain "from space at all times". The above Easter Egg takes you to Gummy Bear's lair, which is apparently located somewhere in space.
    • Talking to Black Bear during his "Black Bear, Why?" quest will have him mention how he once saw a bee steamroll an entire field with "powerful gusts of wind", something that no currently discovered bee is capable of. Anyone who's aware of recent leaks will tell you that you'll actually get to encounter this bee in the next update.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The Evil Laugh-esque sound effect emitted by the Demon Mask when its passive ability activates.
  • Insistent Terminology: Those normally inanimate objects aren't spitting, they're blowing bubbles.
  • Item Crafting: The Blender in the 15 Bee area's Badge Bearer's Guild lets you craft items such as extracts, oil, and Moon Charms, and you'll need a number of those items to craft gear such as hats and guards.
  • Light Is Not Good: Gummy Bear may have bright colors as his motif, but if you don't understand his views on goo, well...
  • Medium Awareness: Just about everyone is aware that they're in a game. Talking to a bear after completing their questlines will have them tell you to wait for an update, and one of Mother Bear's dialogs even has her call Onett "the developer of this game!"
  • Multi-Mook Melee: The Ant Challenge pits you against a horde of ants, which come in species such as Fire Ants and Giant Ants, plus a lawn mower once you make enough progress.
  • Mundane Object Amazement: According to Sun Bear during his second visit, shoes have apparently become a new fashion craze outside the mountain.
  • Musical Spoiler: If you go near the platform where you can claim a Gummy Bee, the music that would normally play in the 20 Bee area will change to Gummy Bear's Leitmotif. While it does set the mood for a Gummy Bee being formed if you have enough Gumdrops, it's also to clue you in that there's more to this platform than meets the eye.
  • No Antagonist: The game doesn't really have an actual antagonist other than the mobs, with the closest thing to a character who is outright malicious being Gummy Bear, though he doesn't have much plot relevance.
  • Non-Nude Bathing: Since Bee Bear has worn his Iconic Outfit for so long that it feels like a part of him, he sleeps and showers in that suit.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Science Bear believes that the mobs are this, which plays a factor into wanting to build a universal Translator. He may be onto something, as this trope does in fact apply to Stick Bug, who only seems to act hostile towards beekeepers during his challenge because he loves dancing.
  • Obvious Beta: In-Universe: Onett is surprised you made it past the 30 Bee gate since he hadn't finished whatever he's planning yet. The area itself looks empty and clustered.
  • The One Who Wears Shoes: Sun Bear wears a pair of Beekeeper's Boots as of his second visit.
  • The Power of Hate: Rage Bees and Demon Bees get their strength this way. Technically, this can also apply to the Demon Mask according to its Flavor Text.
  • Reality Ensues: Science Bear notes that if the game were to portray the beehives realistically with the count of thousands of bees, at a time, this would crash the servers.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Bee Bear boasts about how he's never missed a Beesmas deadline in over 250 years.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Brown Bear's Beesmas present is a one year subscription to Bearmazon Prime.
    • One of Black Bear's quests is called "Strawberry Field Forever".
    • Marshmallow Bees are basically bee-shaped Peeps, complete with sugar crystals.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Vicious Bee. It has these running down its back, its attacks and special ability involve shooting spikes up from the ground, and it's the only bee in the game to act as an enemy.
  • Story Breadcrumbs: Some quests can tell you a little about the character that gave the quest to you if you talk to them during said quest.
  • Tag Line: Hatch Bees! Collect Pollen! Make Honey!
  • Take That, Audience!: "We'll be at our busiest yet! Grinding away on a ROBLOX game, ignoring our families altogether!"
  • Talking the Monster to Death: According to the game's Discord, the little lasers your bees fire when attacking enemies are actually "telepathic word-waves" that your bees use to tell the enemy to buzz off.
  • Translator Microbes: With help from the player, Science Bear can build Translators that can then be used to communicate with NPCs that you wouldn't normally be able to (Riley Bee, Bucko Bee, Stick Bug), with his intention being to use his goal of removing the Language Barrier to hopefully bring peace between all species.
  • Verbal Tic: Bee Bear really likes to say "ho" a lot, to the point where he often says entire chains of ho's. He is the game's counterpart of Santa Claus, but even Santa himself doesn't say it THAT often...
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: One of the Traveling Bears, Gummy Bear, has proven to be rather disturbing. While covering places in goo sounds a bit like he's a bit of a minor nuisance, The Reveal in his "Peace Through Goo-nity" quest that it's so he can be as close to everything as possible is a bit icky. THEN there's the fact that he will not hesitate to kill innocent beekeepers just for not understanding what he thinks about goo.
  • Virtuous Bees: The bees you employ help you gather pollen and fight off threats.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Bee Bear's third quest, "BEElieve", due to one of the objectives involving interacting with the Bubble Bee Man NPC, which can be pretty difficult since the game doesn't tell you WHERE he is. He's hiding behind the Global Top Battlers Leaderboard.
  • Wham Line: If you happen to talk to Mother Bear during her "Mother Bear's Midterm" quest, this will probably come as a shock if you haven't unlocked the 30 Bee area yet:
    Mother Bear: The 3rd and final [Star Treat] can be received from Onett, the developer of this game! I've heard he's working on something beyond the 30 Bee Gate...
    • Talking to Gummy Bear in his lair has him say this, which is especially shocking if you already worked for him before:
      "What's that, Gummy Bee?"
      "They're not seeing clearly?"
      "GOO-dbye, beekeeper... HAH!"
    • After completing Stick Bug's Egg Hunt quest, he'll tell you the following, and then give you your rewards. Three in particular stand out as none of the other quest givers have had them as quest rewards.
      Stick Bug: I've been around so long that not much surprises me. I've got to keep introducing things myself. How about you, flesh bug?
      [🌱 Stick Bug has planted an Epic Sprout... 🌱]
      [🌱 Stick Bug has planted a Legendary Sprout... 🌱]
      [🌱 Stick Bug has planted a Mythical Sprout... 🌱
  • Wonder Twin Powers: Crimson Bee and Cobalt Bee's abilities work better when you have both of them; their pulse abilities fire both a red and blue pulse, and their Red and Blue Bomb Sync abilities can be combined.
  • You Mean "Xmas": Christmas is called "Beesmas"note  in the world where the game takes place.
    Egg Hunts 
  • Alternate Self: Mysterious Figure turns out to be Eggwick's.
  • Big Bad:
    • Egg Hunt 2014: Save the Eggverse!: Rabid Rabbit.
    • Egg Hunt 2017: The Lost Eggs: Dr. Deville d'Egg.
    • Egg Hunt 2018: The Great Yolktales: Aymor, who got possessed by a mysterious egg (which is heavily implied to be the Egg of Origin from the following year's Egg Hunt).
    • Egg Hunt 2019: Scrambled in Time: Eggwick.
  • Big Good: Mysterious Figure in Egg Hunt 2019.
  • Creepy Crows: Aymor, the Big Bad of 2018, who wrecks havoc among the library, steals all of its eggs, and Baleful Polymorphs the librarian into a literal Bookworm.
  • Crossover: Egg Hunt 2019 had one with Avengers: Endgame, with six eggs based on Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Captain America, Captain Marvel, and Thanos.
  • Epic Fail: During many of the earlier events, the admins dropped collectable egg hats from the sky in every game. Unfortunately, most of the time the eggs never fell, and if they did, they were broken. Not to mention, hackers (and even experienced scripters in Script Builders) exploited early events and managed to get hundreds of copies of every egg hat.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Eggwick may be the Big Bad of Egg Hunt 2019, but even he's horrified by you just taking the Leggendary Egg of Time for yourself.
  • Excuse Plot: Egg Hunt 2019 is little more than "Someone has scattered many eggs across the Eggverse, go stop him by finding them!"
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: The reason why the Big Bad of Scrambled in Time scattered all the eggs throughout the Eggverse is never explained.
  • Grand Finale: Egg Hunt 2019: Scrambled in Time.
  • Guide Dang It!: One of the last phases of the final boss of Scrambled in Time has you moving large rocks over the lava to reach him. Given how you've been attacking him beforehand, you'd likely think that you have to stack rocks so you can jump onto his head. You can do this, but the game doesn't tell you that it's easier to just smack a rock in his face.
  • Make My Monster Grow: The Big Bad of Scrambled in Time does this for the final battle.
  • Multiple Endings: Egg Hunt 2019 contains two endings depending on whether you choose to seal the Leggendary Egg of Time or take it for yourself after defeating the Big Bad:
    • Leggendary Egg of Time ending: You take the egg from Eggwick and, after he exclaims how shocked he is at your decision, you kick him down. Mysterious Figure then calls you out on your actions as taking the egg for yourself means you've basically doomed the Eggverse, before pushing you away from the egg, telling you that you could've made a better choice.
    • Dragonborn Fabergegg ending: You seal the egg, causing Eggwick to have a Villainous Breakdown over the fact that you could just "throw away the power", and how he was so close to finishing... something and "fixing everything". Mysterious Figure then outright tells Eggwick that his actions nearly destroyed the universe. After congratulating you for defeating Eggwick, Mysterious Figure then removes his hood, revealing that he's really...Eggwick from an alternate timeline. Alternate!Eggwick explains how grateful he is, saying that the adventure was the greatest he's ever had with you, and bids you goodbye.
  • Random Drop: All the eggs during the earlier hunts, but the Fabergé Eggs take the cake. They all are eggs-tremely rare, and the Golden Fabergé egg of Hivemind is so rare that the calculated drop chance for it is about 3 in 190 Blue Fabergé eggs. See this for a bit more detail.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Mysterious Figure reminisces about how he and the player have been inseparable, with snapshots of him playing in numerous Roblox games accompanying his render as he's saying this. Justified, as it's likely that he's referring to the times he had with you in his timeline.
  • Shout-Out: The Egg Hunt 2018 event game is littered with several references to literature (the first world is themed after Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), TV shows and other Roblox games, as well as anime references. (See Writing Around Trademarks below for the latter.)
  • Stable Time Loop: The Egg Hunt 2019 added a new egg to the 2018 game which ends in the player responsible for the events of 2018 by helping a young Booker find the Egg of Origin which led to the whole mess in the present when you showed up for work.
  • Storybook Episode: Egg Hunt 2018: The Great Yolktales takes the player across several storybook lands to recover the eggs and eventually defeat Aymor.
  • Tactical Suicide Boss: The Final Boss of Egg Hunt 2019: Scrambled in Time would be unstoppable if he didn't keep summoning platforms that outright help you to take him down...not that it doesn't make him any less difficult.
  • Terrible Artist: The DIY Egg sidequest results in the player crudely drawing an egg on a paper bag, which the game makes fun of you for how horrible it looks.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: After you defeat the Final Boss of Egg Hunt 2019, if you choose to take the Leggendary egg instead of sealing it, Mysterious Figure will call you out.
    Mysterious Figure: No, no, no. That wasn't how it was supposed to go. You were supposed to bring balance to the Eggverse, not destroy it! [Mysterious Figure pushes you out of the way before you can take the egg] I'm sorry. It didn't have to end this way.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: Two developers as NPC's in the Egg Hunt 2018 event reference some anime titles via vague descriptions, while lamenting that most players won't know what they're talking about due to not being able to quote said titles by name due to copyright reasons. The conversation is as follows:
    Younite:, the best anime is definitely the one with the giant head in the ocean!
    The_Frame: Who doesn't love the one with the bounty hunters in space though! You're insane if you don't like that one!
    Younite: Literally only you like that one, The_Frame! Mine is the best.
    Younite: If only we could be more specific about these animes without risking copyright infringement.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Eggwick in Egg Hunt 2019 has one if you seal away the Leggendary Egg of Time.



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