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Video Game / Saturday Mornin Mayhem

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Saturday Mornin Mayhem is a freeware game developed from the M.U.G.E.N engine by Derrick D. Rowell, better known as DDR Creations. Taking inspiration from Capcom's fighting games, Looney Tunes and Saturday Morning Cartoon, the story's premise consist of how a clone of Saint Nick known as Saint Not! with the help of his computer creator Big Baby put heroes against other heroes by kidnapping their most prized treasures and blackmailing them to destroy other heroes with the mindset of crushing the remaining lone hero so he can obtain the love of the children and the world.

This game provides examples of the following tropes:

  • The Atoner: Elmer's plot is about wanting to revive the wabbit that he killed in What's Opera, Doc?
    • Sho Nuff becomes one in his ending, realizing the true masterhood he seeked after defeating Destroyous
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In his ending, Marvin obtains back his explosive space modulator and accidentally destroys the moon in the process.
    • Destroyous ending consist on going to betray his master for good after defeating every hero on the earth.
  • Bad Santa: Saint Not! may be a clone designed by the DNA of the original Saint Nick, but he definitively is one.
  • Brought Down to Badass: An intended one used by Zeus by taking a potion to turn himself into a powerful mortal in order to defeat Opera Elmer
  • Downer Ending: In the first years, if you downloaded some characters separately you will surely get one after clearing an Arcade mode in a Standard M.U.G.E.N system.
    • Popeye being betrayed by his own nephew Sweet Pea who tosses him away with a powerfull ball
    • Sweet Polly and Captain Caveman Jr still being taken hostage by their kidnappers, and the heroes unable to defeat them.
    • For Marvin, getting a fake explosive modulator, damaging his cannon and being teased by Opera Elmer. on the other side, the moon is safe.
  • The Dragon: Is implied Saint Not! is the dragon of the computer Big Baby
    • Destroyous is this for Saint Not! himself
      • Elmer becomes Destroyous' dragon after the robot promises he will revive his wabbit.
  • Final Boss: Destroyous is the final fighter you fight in the story mode of the game.
  • Fireballs: Momasusta attacks often involve those.
  • Heel–Face Turn: At the end of his individual story, Sho Nuff develops one as he feels a nice power inside him after defeating Destroyous and reaching his goal of becoming the master
  • Honor Before Reason: Many heroes who fight other heroes so they can save their relatives
  • I Have Your Wife: Played straight with Underdog, Captain Caveman, and Popeye, as their most precious relatives are kidnapped.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Saint Not!
  • Insane Troll Logic: The plan of Saint Not! of killing all the heroes so he can be the only "hero" for the children is certainly one.
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  • Karma Houdini: As long as the sequel or his character aren't made, Saint Not! will remain as one of these
  • Killer Robot: Destroyous qualifies, as he has been created to eradicate heroes.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: All of the fighters, except Peter Griffin, have their sprites drawn by DDR himself, which possess a distinctively cartoony black line artstyle, while Peter was sprited by a different creator (Warner) and thus lacks the black lines everyone else has.
  • Off-Model: The crude nature of the sprites are extremely reminiscent of the cutscenes used in The Legend of Zelda CD-i Games
  • Playing with Fire: Momasusta's power uses a lot of fire
  • Sequel Hook: Numerous characters endings have these, as they still haven't defeated Saint Not!
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Duck Dodgers's main reason to fight is to travelling thought time so he can save the moon of being destroyed by Marvin the Martian
  • Shock and Awe: Opera Elmer, Duck Dodgers and Zeus both use lighting on their attacks.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: Momasusta retires after years of fighting crime but she goes back into action after she realizes Saint Not! is a threat for her children
  • Turned Against Their Masters: In the beginning of his introduction Destroyous thinks of doing this to his master Saint Not! after defeating the last hero on earth.
  • The Unfought: As much as he is involved in everyone stories, Saint Not! doesn't fight in the game. Only time will tell if we ever saw him fight.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Sorcerer Mickey can transform himself into a fairy, a bee, a dragon, a tree, an hippo or a mushroom in one of his specials
  • A Winner Is You: If you download the characters separately, you will get one of those in their respective endings.
    • Also played straight with Fly Flea, as his character doesn't have a story defined.

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