The Impostor Boyfriend Saga is a series of Game Mods created (and mostly composed) by DavidPootis for Friday Night Funkin', made using the Kade Engine. The mods star a new opponent for Boyfriend to fight: an impostor wanting to replace him (and no, this isn't the Impostor from Among Us. He's been there and done that).
The first mod, The Battle Between Yourself, takes place on the same rooftop Pico was fought in the original game, where Boyfriend and Girlfriend meet the Impostor Boyfriend while they were just chilling. Boyfriend proceeds to rap-battle the imposter and win three times. The overwhelmed doppelganger proceeds to leave, prompting Boyfriend to sing one more time in victory.
The second mod, The Dreadful Nightmare, takes place within Boyfriend's dream, where he encounters a silhouetted version of the Impostor Boyfriend a minute and a half into said dream when he realized he was alone. He and the "Nightmare Boyfriend" battle to the tune of The Synth Wars by Jack O'Riley. Once the silhouette is defeated, it fades away before Boyfriend wakes up. He decides to perform the Mii Channel theme to Girlfriend after waking up.
The third mod, The Rematch Between Yourself, sees Boyfriend and the Impostor Boyfriend have a proper rematch at the mall in Week 5 from the original game. In between the second and third round, however, the two managed to screw up the timeline, causing a rip in time and space to open what is known as "the Zero Zone". When Boyfriend asks him why he wanted to replace him in the first place, the Imposter Boyfriend reveals his true identity and motives.
The fourth mod, The Decisive Battle, takes place within the Zero Zone, where Boyfriend and the Impostor Boyfriend battle it out one last time.
And to think that the saga would stop there, there's a fifth one currently known in the works known as "Vs. Jack" (and yes, that is the Impostor Boyfriend's real name). Not much is known about it outside of one song.
You can download the saga on GameBanana.
- The Battle Between Yourself:
- The Dreadful Nightmare:
- "Disgust" (The Synth Wars)
- "Wake" (Mii Channel theme)
- The Rematch Between Yourself:
- The Decisive Battle"
- "Ending" (Scatman)
This mod contains the following tropes:
- Battle in the Center of the Mind: The Dreadful Nightmare mostly takes place within a dream Boyfriend has.
- But Not Too Foreign: The Impostor Boyfriend happens to be Spanish, but acts more American.
- Confronting Your Imposter: All four mods have you battling the Imposter Boyfriend at some point.
- Costume Copycat: The Imposter Boyfriend appears identical to the original down to the clothing.
- Dissonant Serenity: In The Rematch Between Yourself, the Impostor Boyfriend's icon, rather than gaining X-shaped eyes, just gives off a smile when the player is doing very well.
- Does Not Like Spam: As it turns out, the Impostor Boyfriend apparently doesn't like macaroni.
- Dreadful Musician: The Impostor Boyfriend is horrible at singing, which is probably best showcased in the first three songs in The Battle Between Yourself, where all of the notes are pretty random.
- Hijacked by Ganon: Downplayed. While he never appears in the three mods (let alone being fought by the player), the Imposter Boyfriend mentions that he was bribed by Daddy Dearest into attempting to replace Boyfriend.
- Humanshifting: The Impostor Boyfriend is an alien that can take on a human form. That being said, he's so far only been seen in said form, with his ture form currently not shown.note
- Groin Attack: "Tired" ends with the Impostor Boyfriend himself getting blueballed. However, it smashes to black immediately before we hear him grunt in pain, so it doubles as a Sound-Only Death.
- Interface Screw:
- During the levels where the opponent's note chart is not present, the health bar also disappears, meaning you won't be able to tell how much health you have until you fail the song.
- In The Rematch Between Yourself, the Imposter Boyfriend changes the positions of the arrows on his and Boyfriend's note charts. The notes themselves become Deliberately Monochrome as well, making it even harder to know what keys you need to press. By the time "Tired" starts playing, the arrows start to appear diagonal, making the note chart even more screwy and dissonant.
- Interspecies Friendship: The Imposter Boyfriend, an alien, is friends with Javier, a normal human.
- Kill and Replace: The Impostor Boyfriend naturally wants to replace Boyfriend, but he reveals in the cutscene for "Tired" that he also wants to send him to the Zero Zone.
- Medium Awareness: The Impostor Boyfriend seems to be aware of the note chart and how it works, if his dialogue in The Rematch Between Yourself and The Decisive Battle are anything to go by.
- Mirror Match: You fight the Imposter Boyfriend throughout the mod, who (most of the time) just uses the same sprites as Boyfriend himself, presenting the first and fourth mod as this. Subverted for the second (the imposter appears as a black silhouette) and third (Boyfriend dresses up in his Christmas outfit) mods.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Boyfriend normally doesn't say any other words other than beeps and boops when talking to strangers and that still holds just as true when he talks to the Impostor Boyfriend, but he starts speaking English towards him in the cutscenes for "Disgust" and "Tired".
- Parental Abandonment: Though it's unknown how old he was when it happened, the Imposter Boyfriend's parents were killed off in an unknown war.
- Rooftop Confrontation: The Battle Between Yourself takes place on the same rooftop seen in Week 3 of the original game. As in the one where you fight Pico. The final song of The Decisive Battle, "Ending", also takes place on the very same rooftop.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: The Imposter Boyfriend does/attempts this. Thrice.
- In the cutscene for "Restored" from The Battle Between Yourself, he realizes he cannot beat Boyfriend and proceeds to leave.
- After "Disgust" from The Dreadful Nightmare, he (as a silhouette) simply fades away, complete with the sound effects from the "Change da world" meme.
- After the Zero Zone was opened in "Tired" from The Rematch Between Yourself, he attempts to leave when he realizes he can't find an exit, and decides to have one more round of rap-battling with Boyfriend instead.
- "Disgust" and "Wake" are actually The Synth Wars and the Mii Channel theme respectively with Boyfriend's vocals placed over them.
- At the end of "Disgust", the Impostor Boyfriend tells Boyfriend to "Change da world. My final message. Goodbye." Better yet, he has some notes on his note chart that allow him to actually lip-sync it.
- The Imposter Boyfriend's real name being Jack may be a reference to when the Friday Night Funkin' fans were trying to figure out the player character's name and the creators were just throwing out names left and right (Jack being one of those) until they told everyone that his name was just Boyfriend.
- "Ending" from The Decisive Battle is also a cover of another song, being Scatman John's song, Scatman.
- Sound-Only Death: After "Tired" ends, the screen cuts to black immediately followed by the sound of bones cracking accompanied by a grunt of pain that is usually heard whenever Boyfriend gets blueballed, though the grunting noise is deeper than his just like the rest of the Impostor Boyfriend's voice clips. The Impostor Boyfriend just got blueballed off-screen.
- Suddenly Speaking: Boyfriend. Him talking to Girlfriend in English is justifiable, but he also talks to the Impostor Boyfriend in two cutscenes throughout the trilogy.
- Tom the Dark Lord: Who knew that a human-looking alien looking to banish Boyfriend into the Zero Zone is actually named Jack?
- Younger Than They Look: Despite appearing to be around the same age as Boyfriend, the Impostor Boyfriend is actually 16 years old.