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Friday Night Funkin', but it's about time travel!
Boyfriend: "Beep!"
Omega: "Kid, get behind me. Identify yourself! Friend or foe?"
Boyfriend: "Beep"
Omega: "Alright, there's a language gap here, I can work with that."
Cutscene before "Mercenary"

Times & Tribulations: Vs Omega is a Friday Night Funkin' mod made by Eye4l-P (who also made a mod called Vs. Brightside). It is an expansive mod with a shiny new UI, illustrated cutscenes, multiple endings, surprise Cameo Battles, achievements, collectables galore, and over fifteen original songs, all with a huge focus on time travel.

After failure upon failure of the assassins, hitmen, and other assorted baddies he has hired to kill Boyfriend, Daddy Dearest laments that no one in this era can even lay a finger on the kid. Cue him getting hit in the head with a book entitled "Great Warriors of Their Time" — flipping through it, he discovers a mercenary by the name of Omega, and decides he is the perfect person for the job. A portal opens behind Boyfriend and Girlfriend, sending them sprawling through time...


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Times and Tribulations: Vs Omega contains examples of:

  • The '80s: Times and Tribulations' Week 1, In His Prime, takes place when Daddy Dearest is in the prime of his career, with the setting being sometime in the 80's as indicated by his 80's style clothing and mullet. Week 5 also takes place in the same period, where you go up against Daddy Dearest again alongside Mommy Mearest at a rave, and later Monster.
  • Adaptation Expansion: In the original game, Skid and Pump only have two songs, with the third song of the week being sung by Monster. To account for "Monster" being moved to Week 5, Skid and Pump's counterparts receive a new third song, "Salem".
  • Adaptational Late Appearance: In the original game (after an update, at least), Monster made his debut during Week 2 before returning in Week 5 with one song each. Here, Monster only shows up in Week 5, singing both "Monster" and "Winter Horrorland", with Monster's appearance in Week 2 being replaced with a new song sung by Skid and Pump's 17th Century counterparts, dubbed "Salem".
  • Adaptational Nice Guy:
    • In canon, Mommy Mearest is just as gung-ho about killing Boyfriend as her husband is. In the opening of the mod, Daddy Dearest bemoans that Boyfriend has somehow managed to win even her over, and she's shown happily playing cards with him and Girlfriend.
    • Alonso was originally an aggressive merchant who hounded Boyfriend for not purchasing his wares. Here, he's still running a tourist trap, but doesn't mind being turned down again and simply asks Boyfriend to sing the calming "Free Soul" along with him on the radio instead.
  • Adapted Out: The Background Freaks are completely absent from Week 6, with the crowd instead being comprised by various other video game characters (and Eric Cartman).
  • Body Horror: The state Noke is in during "Fragmented Surreality" is much worse off than when Boyfriend and Girlfriend last saw him: his left arm is amputated, and there are multiple crystals either impaled or growing out of his body, with a particularly large one in his knee.
  • Break the Cutie: While Noke has the worst amount of physical punishment (though he seems to be going through Sanity Slippage) amongst the cameos, Kapi has the worst psychological punishment, going from a cocky-but-still-friendly teenager to a lone survivor in a Crapsack World blinded by his misplaced hatred for the people he thinks are responsible, ironically his own childhood friend and his girlfriend he tried to steal.
  • Break the Haughty:
    • In his home mod, Noke was a gem miner who fought Boyfriend over a massive emerald and had enough bravado to play the role of Sore Loser when he was beaten fair and square, going so far as to invoke his mysterious Empty Shell ability just to beat him for good. In this mod, he's found maimed and destitute because of his work and the events of the main story to the point that he is forced to beg to Boyfriend and Girlfriend for help. Noke's continued abuse of his strange ability and his body language indicate his vocals during "Fragmented Surreality" aren't singing or fighting so much as it is him screaming into the abyss in the midst of a full emotional breakdown.
    • Kapi in his home mod is rather smug, claiming Boyfriend is nowhere near cool enough to date Girlfriend, with him wanting to claim her for himself. In this mod, he's a revenge seeking guitarist who seems to be the Sole Survivor of a monster attack, with his home being reduced to apocalyptic wasteland.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome:
    • Boyfriend doesn't seem to find anything wrong with helping the King, who he met minutes ago at most (which the King lampshades), find Mika. Subverted during the secret ending, which is kicked off by Boyfriend saying no to this request.
    • Boyfriend is perfectly fine with helping Noke out of the rut he finds himself in during the future created by the Time Crash, even though the last time they met it was clear they ended things on a very sour note for the gem miner.
  • Con Man: The Merchant is one, with his Establishing Character Moment is him trying to sell a shirt to Boyfriend, claiming it was sewn with golden thread and "worn by a man of legend". Despite this, he is more disappointed than anything when Boyfriend turns him down.
  • Genuine Human Hide: Monster rips Girlfriend's face off to wear as a mask during Holiday Hoedown's "Winter Horrorland".
  • Guest Fighter: When entering a Week, you occasionally get thrown into a battle with an alternate version of a character from another mod, referred to as a Cameo Battle:
    • Anders by Typical Emerald. The only one of the cameos with Ripple-Effect-Proof Memory, he chases the duo across the disrupted timeline until eventually cornering them in the backrooms of reality.
    • Alonso the Merchent and Flexy from the Vs. Flexy mod by Ravvy Tavvy. The former became a chill desert merchant and the latter became a shogun in the land of Flekkaido.
    • Noke by Moloki, who has descended even further into his work, at the cost of the gems in the cave claiming his physical and mental health.
    • Kapi by PaperKitty, now a bitter, vindictive guitarist who wants nothing more than to kill the girl he once loved, thinking she is the one who made his world a living hell. He ditches the dance pad in favor of an electric guitar.
    • Demetrios by PlazerLazer, who has been reduced to a captive guinea pig in a laboratory. Not that he seems to care, but it does get boring after a while, and Boyfriend and Girlfriend might just be the entertainment he and his captors need...
    • Vase by CeramicSkinStudios. Unlike the others, the Secret Character of VS. Brightside is no longer himself, having integrated into a Hive Mind. For some reason, it decided that his Vulgar Humor-laden personality would make for a great Mouth of Sauron.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Noke's vocals in "Fragmented Surreality" slowly transition from the high synth used in the first three songs of his original mod into the low buzz he uses during the final song, "Disconnected," symbolizing his rapid physical and mental deterioration.
  • Hockey Mask and Chainsaw: Monster wields a chainsaw in the alternate week 5, "Holiday Hoedown", which, combined with his blood-stained apron and ripping off Girlfriend's face to wear as a mask, act as a reference to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).
  • HP To One: Noke retains the ability to almost completely drain Boyfriend's health in "Fragmented Surreality" using the black gem notes from his original mod, and Demetrios likewise gains the ability to drain Boyfriend to near death during "57.5 Hz" using an electrified note.
  • Identical Grandson: The opponents of Weeks 2, 3, and 4 are ancestors of Skid, Pump, Pico, and Mommy Mearest, fought during the 17th Century Salem Witch Trials, World War II, and in the Wild West, respectively: despite the immense gap in time, each are almost identical to their descendants, with the only difference being that Skid's counterpart has a slightly different hairstyle and Pump's has a different head shape (rounded rectangle vs. oval).
  • Irony: Repeatedly trying to access "Hivemind" after unlocking it initially causes Vase (as the titular Hive Mind's Mouth of Sauron) to protest, saying that there's no reward for 100% Completion and that the player should get bent. Never mind the fact that he and his new constituents are the reward, and his boisterous personality is about to get put in its place a second time.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Demetrios's forced experimentation has given him the ability to emit a sonic scream that reduces Boyfriend's HP To One.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Girlfriend doesn't seem to mind having her face cut off with a chainsaw and stitched onto Monster's face as a mask, with her expression only being mildly worried.
  • Meaningful Background Event: During most of the cameo songs, you can spot Agent Anders, peeking through a hole in the ceiling during the Flexy's song and hiding behind a pop-up shop during the Merchant's. Sure enough, when you face Anders himself, he points out that he chased Boyfriend and Girlfriend through time in order to stop him.
  • Multiple Endings: The game also features multiple endings for the main story of the game, 4 actually.
    • Help the Stranger (Good Ending): Boyfriend decides to help Omega, much to Omega's and Mika's relief. Girlfriend comes back out of nowhere, having found a really cool sword. with the King's army approaching, Omega requests Mika and Girlfriend head into a nearby cave to search for what they've been looking for while he and Boyfriend fight off the army. After the army is defeated, Girlfriend and Mika return, having not found what Omega was looking for, but instead a device able to return Boyfriend and Girlfriend to their correct time. After one final song, the two bid Omega and Miku adieu and head home.
    • Help The Army (Bad Ending): Omega drops all formality and hits Boyfriend with everything he has, overexerting himself and passing out midway through the song. A tearful Mika attempts to protect him, but fails and is apprehended by the King's army. Boyfriend and Girlfriend are crowned as royalty for helping to retrieve Mika, which Girlfriend is cool with, but Boyfriend realizes he made the wrong choice and is horrified. As they never go into the cave and find the time thing, the two are stuck in the past for the rest of their lives.
    • Father Time (True Ending): Taking place immediately after the Good Ending, Boyfriend and Girlfriend enter the place between time and are surprised to find Daddy Dearest waiting for them, deciding to take matters into his own hands. After a lengthy battle, with Daddy Dearest even manipulating time itself to try and win, Boyfriend once again comes out on top. Ever the Sore Loser, Daddy Dearest ditches the singing and challenges Boyfriend to an actual, one-on-one fight. Boyfriend responds by jumping straight to Daddy Dearest and clocking him, sick of the shit he's put both of them through. Daddy Dearest curls up in pain, and the three are immediately transported back to the match of Uno (which Mommy Mearest promptly wins), as if nothing had happened, the time spell now broken.
    • Dethroned (Secret Ending): Boyfriend declines the King and Queen's offer, leading to a battle between them; while they put up a good fight, they are no match. Boyfriend defeats and dethrones them, becoming the new monarch of the medieval world.
  • Necktie Headband: In the cameo battle against Anders, he wears his red necktie as a headband as a part of his minor redesign.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • While going through the list of people he's hired to kill Boyfriend, crossed out are Steve and a Henchmen in a military uniform labeled as "Servant #7". Boyfriend's encounters with either them are never elaborated on.
    • During Kapi's battle, there's a gigantic Retrospecter fighting The Mother AKA The Witness in the background. How or why this happened is never explained.
  • Nostalgia Level: Trials and Tribulations' version of Hating Simulator, fittingly called Nostalgia Trip, is a recreation of an older game style, this time on an Atari rather than a PlayStation.
  • Recycled IN SPACE!: The mod features slight modifications of Weeks 1-6, each taking place during a different place in time.
    • Week 1, In His Prime, is Daddy Dearest... in The '80s!
    • Week 2, Town of Salem, is Spooky Month... during the Salem Witch Trials!
    • Week 3, Trench Warfare, is Pico... during World War 2!
    • Week 4, Trainjacking, is Mommy Must Murder... in The Wild West!
    • Week 5, Holiday Hoedown, is Red Snow... during The '80s (again)!
    • Week 6, Nostalgia Trip, is Hating Simulator... on an Atari!
  • Revenge Before Reason: The lone shred that remains of the original Kapi's personality in his future self is his impulsive desire for vindication, attacking Boyfriend and Girlfriend to get back at them to both make even for the events of the original mod and because he thinks they caused the Time Crash (they did not.)
  • Shout-Out: Most likely so he won't accidentally crush his handgun again, Anders opts to arm himself with a combat knife instead. Mixed in with the Necktie Headband, it almost makes him look like he's trying to cosplay Rambo.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: Boyfriend screams "BITCH" when he punches Daddy Dearest in the face after "Father Time", marking the only time in the mod where he actually speaks English.
  • Train Job: Mommy Mearest's Wild West lookalike is in the middle of robbing a train during the alternate Week 4, with the Week fittingly called Trainjacking.
  • Twisted Christmas: Holiday Hoedown, which is Week 5 taking place in 80s. Monster returns, wearing a Leatherface-style outfit and singing both "Monster" and "Winter Horrorland".
  • Visual Pun: Noke was last seen in a cavern with a large gem; when he's found again during the events of this mod, he's heavily injured, effectively destitute... and standing on a platform that's rising out of the earth. In other words, Noke wants Boyfriend and Girlfriend to pull him out of the literal pit of despair he's dug himself into.

Alternative Title(s): Vs Omega