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DSBT InsaniT is a 2012 web series hosted on YouTube by VexusdylanDaSecond (previously known as Vexusdylan) created in Anime Studio/Moho.
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It's about a quirky cast of characters in a weird and wacky world where even the most mundane of scenarios have unexpected outcomes. It's mostly comedy with No Fourth Wall, but also delves in action/adventure.

It can be watched here, along with Dreamscape.

For more behind-the-scenes info about DSBT itself, check out the Special Info Episode.

As a one-year anniversary, a trailer for a made-for-internet movie called The Quest for the Sacred Gem was released.


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  • Aerith and Bob: Names range from Koden, Amber, and Portica to Bill, Andy, and Alex.
  • All There in the Manual: The Special Info Episode reveals a lot about the cast and the DSBT world that you would never know otherwise.
  • Amusing Injuries: Sometimes, but not nearly as often as you would think. Its usually just a character being smacked into a wall or floor.
  • Another Dimension: Killer Monster resides in what is essentially Hell.
    • Psycho Man comes from some sort of evil dimension.
  • Anti-Climax: There is never a fight with Psycho Man in 'VRcade'. Amber even lampshades this.
  • Art Evolution: While it still keeps its simplistic style, there is a BIG jump in quality from episode 1 to episode 2.
    • Starting from Episode 4, the characters became more expressive and gained Four-Fingered Hands, both of which had been implemented from the start in Dreamscape.
    • Starting from Episode 6, the art style for the characters gets a complete overhaul by being designed in Adobe Illustrator.
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    • Starting from Episode 7, the art makes the biggest jump yet with the character models being created in Anime Studio, allowing for much better movement and expressions.
  • Ash Face: Happens to Cody when Robo-Wolf blasts him with his Eye Beams.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Monster Andy attempts to go after Tyrannomon's exposed underbelly while Monster Bill and Monster Martha restrain it, but Tyrannomon manages to grab him.
  • Author Appeal: Any Development Gag about what DSBT actually used to be. Characters will sometimes even point out that none of the viewers will even get those jokes. The Special Info Episode was created for this reason to provide a little context for the viewers.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Alex and Seth value each other as good friends, which is revealed in 'Beach Brawl'. Koden even jokingly teases them about it.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": Balloon when he can't squeeze through the bars to get into the Windear exhibit with Snake, Bear, and Duck. Duck doesn't buy it, and just pulls him through.
    Balloon: Oh no, I can't fit! I guess you guys will have to leave me behind!
  • Bait-and-Switch Comment: In 'Store Story', after Killdra gets a hold of Stephanie's mic to unbrainwash the people Stephanie had brainwashed, she prepares an offer to Lisa.
    Killdra: Lisa, this is what I need you to do.
    Lisa: Waaaay ahead of ya! You want me to sing a duet with you so we match the musical power you and Stephanie had?
    Killdra: Actually, I was going to tell you to buy us some victory chocolate, but yeah, I suppose another duet would be just as good, I guess.
  • Beach Episode: The second episode, 'Beach Brawl'. Unlike most examples, stuff actually happens.
  • Behind the Black: When the camera focuses on Koden explaining a one-liner he just made to the viewer about Sushi eating Bus in the past, the camera cuts back and reveals that Sushi is gone. Amber points out that Sushi must've left when the camera was focusing on Koden.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Pulled off by LISA of all people near the end of 'Beach Brawl'.
    • Waterfall Girl has a great one in 'The Camping Webisode'.
    • Lizzie and Fire Guy come to the aid of Asia and Autmn in their fight with Michael and Ashley. They even use technology and chemical reactions to defeat them in order to show that science can be used for good!
  • Big "NEVER!": Boo shouts this and then vanishes the first two times Portica orders him to turn Bill visible.
  • Big "NO!": In 'The Camping Webisode': Koden when he discovers the campsite was trashed, and Duck when Martha accidently pops Balloon.
  • Big OMK: "Oh my Kismoto!" Said in 'The Camping Webisode' by Martha when the accidentally pops Balloon, and Seth when Fire Guy jumps at his face.
  • Big "WHAT?!": 'The Party': Said by Killer when Andy (and later, Fire Guy) tricks him.
    • 'Beach Brawl': Said by Cell before Martha freezes him, and Kerry when Lisa makes a snide comment about Asia and Shawn.
    • 'The Camping Webisode': There are a lot of instances here, but the biggest one is said by Andy when Koden reveals that Killer Monster was his pet.
  • Birthday Episode: Averted with 'The Party', much to Bear's confusion.
  • Blob Monster: The cute little blobs in the game Koden and Weird Girl play in 'VRcade'.
  • Blunt "Yes": Done twice by Bear in 'The Camping Webisode' in response to Dave's snarkiness.
  • Body Horror: Killer Monster's description of what he does in his realm.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: In 'The Camping Webisode', Cody uses a variation of Andy's "Tee-hee, ice puns.", and Andy uses Martha's "Shut up and fight!" The second one is particularly amusing, since Martha usually says that in response to Andy's antics in a dire situation.
  • Breaking the Bonds: In 'Carneelval', Autmn, Dave, Asia, and Robo discover an elephant that is chained to a post and forced to give people rides. Dave shatters the chain, which ends up startling the elephant, but Asia and Autmn calm it down.
  • Brick Joke: When Knobs is helping Asia get a door in 'Store Story', he accidentally crushes her with it. At the end of the episode, it cuts back to her still pinned under the door, and Lisa runs up and kicks her.
  • Bullying a Dragon: In 'Untamed and Uncut', Dave breaks into a Windear exhibit to fight them. It does NOT go well for him.
  • Call-Back: Koden's party is referenced a few times, much to his dismay.
    • In 'Untamed and Uncut', Tide refers to Frog as "That guy who wiped out on a rock.", which happened in 'Beach Brawl'.
      • When Robo tells Kayla that he is waterproof, she reminds him of when Cell shorted him out. Robo just dismisses that scene as a gag.
      • Killdra offhandedly mentions how Killer Monster was Koden's pet when talking to ???.
    • In 'Store Story', after Stephanie says We Will Meet Again, Alex brings up how Killer Monster said the same thing in 'The Camping Webisode'.
    • In 'VRcade', when Kayla notes Lisa's Clothing Switch, Lisa references the fact that she was at the mall as 'Killdra's co-singer' in 'Store Story'.
      • The fact that Killdra sung with both Lisa and Stephanie in 'Store Story' is referenced.
      • The encounter with ??? in 'Untamed and Uncut' is discussed by Amber and Killer, and Koden and Weird Girl.
    • In 'Carneelval' Frog makes reference to the fact he won his Grappling-Hook Pistol as a prize in the prior episode.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Sometimes, sometimes not.
  • Cast Full of Crazy: With Koden stuck right in the middle of all of the insanity.
  • Catch a Falling Star: In 'Beach Brawl', Bill 2 does this to Whitney after freeing her from Cell, and Shawn does this to Asia after Lisa and Sand Snake knock her out of the sand.
    • In 'Carneelval', Killer does this to Amber after he breaks her free of a Spell Ball. He then immediately drops her and teleports away.
  • Cat Fight: Portica and Killdra nearly get into one a couple times in 'Beach Brawl'.
    • Asia and Julie get into it in 'VRcade'.
  • *Click* Hello: In 'Store Story', Balloon does this to Duck with a water gun in their "toy store war".
  • Chekhov's Gun: Portica's strange purple Jell-O in 'The Party'.
  • Clothing Damage: Discussed in 'Store Story'.
    Kayla: But what if our clothes get damaged in the fight?
    Martha: Come on, Kayla, unless your being knifed, everyone knows clothes are indestructible.
    Portica: Or if its for fanservice...
    Martha: Don't go there, Portica.
  • Clothing Switch: All of which have been based off of outfits from Tomodachi Life so far.
    • Martha, Portica, and Kayla get new outfits in 'Store Story'.
    • Lisa has a new outfit by the start of 'VRcade', and Amber gets a new outfit as a prize at the end of the episode.
    • The rest of the cast ends up with new outfits as part of the Art Evolution in 'Carneelval'.
  • Clucking Funny: Perry, Snake, and Duck get chased by a giant chicken in their game in 'VRcade'. Duck ends up using it as a Beast of Battle against their Darkness counterparts later on.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Duck, after seeing Fire Guy get captured by Cell in 'Beach Brawl' exclaims "Holy shitoki mushrooms!...That was awesome!"
  • Comical Overreacting: Usually by Alex, who threatens to maim or kill his comrades for the most trivial of reasons.
  • Convection Schmonvection: 'The Camping Webisode' reveals as long as they aren't touching it (and even then, due to an animation oversight), the cast can be by lava with no side-effects.
  • Crappy Carnival: The premise of 'Carneelval'. The games are Unwinnable by Design, stands are rusty and falling apart, and the rides are very unsafe.
  • Crazy Enough to Work: Robo's reasoning for trying to pull off a Game-Breaking Bug in the game he and Balloon are playing in 'VRcade'.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: When Lisa and Sand Snake show up at the end of 'Beach Brawl', they kill Cell in one swift move.
    • Due to Boo being a Harmless Villain, Portica makes quick work of him.
    • Just about any battle involving Balloon or Evil Balloon will be this towards them.
    • Dave quickly defeats his Darkness counterpart in a fit of rage by pushing him through a grate until he is cut up.
    • Killer fights a brainwashed Cody, Lisa, Sand Snake, Crystal Dragon, and Amber at the same time and easily wins.
  • Cut-and-Paste Environments: A lot of backgrounds are reused between episodes, or just have small alterations made to them.
  • Cyberspace: Episode 6, 'VRcade'.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Koden sending Killer to kick Balloon, Snake, Duck, and Bear out of his house.
    • Kerry impulsively throwing Shovel at Cell, who is frozen, thinking it'll shatter him.
    Bear: Even I saw that one coming a mile away.
    • Dave smashing the chains to free an elephant, which startles it and causes it to rampage.
    Asia: Why would you think smashing its harness with a boulder was a good idea?
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: After Killer Monster explains why they are no match for him, Alex makes a list of powerful beings he and the others have defeated.
    Alex: We have taken out mismatched freaks of nature created by ancient serpents, mad scientists with powerful monsters under their command, and demons who can take over the planet! You don't think we can kill some fire-breathing beast?!
  • Dodge the Bullet: Whitney does this using her Jet Pack against ???'s Mecha-Mooks.
    Killdra: Did you SERIOUSLY dodge a volley of machine gun fire?
  • Dope Slap: Martha, and other characters on a rare occasion, does this to Andy a lot. This sometimes happens to Alex too.
  • Double Take: Koden does this in 'The Camping Webisode' when Alex tries to repeat their interaction at his party.
  • Drama Bomb: Killer Monster's tale of what happened to him after Koden lost him.
    • Played for laughs in episode 7 where Perry and Snake have a very dramatic exchange when Perry gets knocked out of his bumper car, forcing Snake to drive it solo.
    Seth: That was...dramatic.
  • Enemy Mine: Not so much 'evil' as they just dislike Koden and the others, but Dave and Lisa will help out when the Monster of the Week rears its ugly head. Characterization Marches On by episode 5, where helping becomes less of an issue for them.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: More like 'Jerkass', but Dave does not like murderers like Killer Monster, although, as Portica points out, that doesn't really mean much.
    • He is also just as horrified as Asia and Autmn are upon discovering a chained-up elephant in 'Carneelval'. In fact, he is the one who suggests freeing it.
    • Eel, the Big Bad, is quite disturbed by Killer's Blood Knight attitude.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: In 'Store Story', Autmn brings this up after Chilly, Frog, Perry, and Snake suddenly up and leave the pet store due to Stephanie's Siren-like brainwashing.
    Autmn: Wait! Where are you guys going?! Is this an animal thing?! Do you sense an earthquake or something?!
  • Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: Cell does this, although Corla had already figured it out.
  • Eye Scream: Corla attempts this on Cell, but he reveals that he doesn't even have eyes, and that what appear to be green eyes are just illusions.
  • Fictional Currency: Kelex.
  • Fingore: Played for Laughs at the start of 'Carneelval' when Dave crushes Koden's hand, leaving it disfigured for the remainder of the scene.
  • Friendly War: In 'Store Story', Bear, Duck, and Balloon have a "toy store war", which they treat as a completely serious life-or-death situation.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: The cast actually started out with three-fingered hands! They eventually get that fourth digit in the Art Evolution from episode 4.
  • From Bad to Worse: In 'The Camping Webisode', the gangs campsite gets destroyed. Sucks, right? Then Killer Monster shows up...
  • Funwith Acronyms: DylSchoolBlindTure. It makes zero sense unless you watch the Special Info Episode.
  • Furry Confusion: In 'Store Story', Bear talks to a bunch of teddy bears in a toy store, but stops mid-sentence when he realizes none of them can talk.
    • In the same episode, Snake talks with an ordinary boa constrictor that can only hiss.
    • Balloon gets an ordinary "decoy" balloon as a prize at the end of 'VRcade'.
  • Get Out!: Koden kicks everyone out of his house after his disaster of a party in the first episode.
  • Gilligan Cut: In 'Untamed and Uncut', when Alex starts taunting Seth about presumably-being too scared to ride a Power Ram, Seth suddenly appears on one. Cody, who is watching, makes note of this.
    Cody: How did you even DO THAT?! The camera wasn't shifted to me for even two seconds!
  • Going Down with the Ship: Duck does this with the toy pirate ship in 'Store Story', intending to take Balloon down with him.
  • Goomba Stomp: Frog and Andy do this to the monsters they encounter in the game they're playing in 'VRcade'.
  • Gravity Sucks: Discussed by Andy in Frog in 'VRcade' about how black holes work.
  • Ground by Gears: How Blake defeats Darkness Robo in 'VRcade'.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: A Brainwashed and Crazy Amber horizontally bisects Killer with a gamma ray burst. He puts himself back together by Tele Fragging his two halves together!
    Killer: Hmm, honestly I wasn't sure that was going to work
  • Harpoon Gun: Lisa and Cody use them in the game they play in 'VRcade'.
  • Hilarity in Zoos: Episode 4, 'Untamed and Uncut'.
  • Hockey Fight: An AIR Hockey Fight to be more precise, between Alex, Seth, and their Darkness counterparts in 'VRcade'.
  • Horrible Camping Trip: Episode 3, 'The Camping Webisode'.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Seth gets impaled on the horns of a Power Ram in the fight with Robo-Wolf.
    • This happens many times in the Harpoon Gun game Cody and Lisa play in 'VRcade'.
    • This happens to a Brainwashed and Crazy Crystal Dragon with a hunk of a roller coaster in 'Carneelval'.
  • Improbable Sports Skills: The volleyball scene in 'Beach Brawl' contains a lot of artistic license on physics. This is even pointed out by the characters. The soccer match in 'Store Story' has some crazy physics too.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Pointed out in 'Beach Brawl'.
    Autmn: Well that explains why we have our pedestrian clothes on instead of swimsuits...
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: The main cast alone consists of 26 characters, and thats just the initial members! The massive cast being split up so thin in 'VRcade' is what led to the episode's massive length too.
  • MacGuffin: Spell Balls, which weren't introduced until episode 7. They are pink orbs that turn anyone they hit Brainwashed and Crazy, but they'll be cured if they are knocked out. Spell Balls were scattered across the world and several villains are on the hunt for them. Eel, the Big Bad, is the one who created a machine that produces them, and he is the only one who can outright control nearby ones.
  • The Mall: Episode 5, 'Store Story'.
  • Monster of the Week: Koden even points this out. See My Friends... and Zoidberg below.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: In 'The Camping Webisode':
    Koden: I am not about to let the THIRD thing with my friends...and Dave and Lisa...be ruined because of the monster...or douchebag...of the week messed everything up!
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Frog in his Tempting Fate moment in 'The Party', see said trope below.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Lamphsaded in 'Untamed and Uncut' when Alex and Seth are fighting Robo-Wolf. They point out all of the all of the new abilities Robo-Wolf has, such as flying and supersonic howls.
  • Noodle Incident: In 'The Party', Portica mentions to Koden how he used to borrow money from her and never paid her back, and Alex mentions how he would order pizza and share some with Koden, even though he never chipped in.
  • No Fourth Wall: Fourth-wall humor is the main source of comedy in this series, often combining it with Self-Deprecation.
  • No OSHA Compliance: Several of the exhibits in 'Untamed and Uncut' do not have the proper fencing to keep the guests and the animals separated. For example, the Windear exhibit is only blocked off by bars.
    • The carnival in 'Carneelval' also qualifies, such as the bumper cars being way too fast and the roller coaster lacking in any sort of seats. Although in that case, its because the roller coaster is actually Eel.
    Amber: This roller coaster seems a little...off, right?
    Lisa: Why? Because its missing seats and bars? Most rides tend to lack safety precautions like those anyway, carnivals are quirky like that.
    Cody: Lisa isn't wrong. Carnivals aren't really known for being safe havens.
  • Not Me This Time: In 'The Camping Webisode', Koden tells Alex and Seth not to beat up Andy for Frets and Martha asks why, which he mistakes Alex for asking.
    Bill: I thought we could just have a fun time without another bad guy showing up! Now I know how Koden feels.
  • Not Quite Dead: Happens with Cell when Bill 2 destroys his brain in 'Beach Brawl', and Killer Monster when Dave crushes him with a huge stone slab in 'The Camping Webisode'.
  • Off with His Head!: Kerry does this to Sand Snake when he and Lisa go after him, Asia, and Shawn.
    • This happens rather frequently with the Darkness Clones in 'VRcade', but since they function like an Asteroids Monster, they can keep going even without a head.
  • Official Couple: Koden and Amber.
  • Oh, Crap!: Asia and Koden when they find out Lisa and Sand Snake are about to crash Koden's party.
    • Koden when he finds out Killer Monster's name.
  • Once an Episode:
    • (Evil) Balloon dying.
    • Killdra suddenly appearing from behind Koden.
    • Andy saying "You're gonna give me X without the Y if you keep doing that." to Martha after she slaps him.
    • Alex complaining about the place they chose to go to at the start of the episode.
  • Only Six Faces: The only facial features that change between human characters is their eye color. Clothing style and accessories are used to give Distinctive Appearances.
  • Overly Long Gag: Perry eating cotton candy in 'Carneelval'.
    Perry: Wow, that was NOT worth all the effort it took to eat it.
  • Panthera Awesome: Discussed in 'Untamed and Uncut'. Tiger's are Killera's favorite animal, but what she, Killer, and Whitney think is is a tiger exhibit, is actually a Liord exhibit.
  • Phlebotinum Pills: Tide has Koden, Amber, and Frog take underwater-breathing pills designed by WG in 'Untamed and Uncut'.
  • The Power of Friendship: One of the "messages" of this web series. Its not given a huge focus, but its definitely there.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Bill shouts "Dont! You! Dare!" when Alex is about ready to reveal his beta name in 'The Camping Webisode'.
  • Pro Wrestling Is Real: Discussed by Seth, Whitney, Dave, and Spoon in 'Store Story'.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Oh so much. Just take a look at the character page of this crazy cast.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Killer gives Portica one after she makes a snide remark about Killdra's song in 'The Camping Webisode'.
    Killer: Who the HELL do you think you are?! My sister has a hidden talent that no one ever expected and you spout something like THAT?! Your trash, utter trash!
  • Sarcasm Mode: Mostly by Koden and Martha, but others have used it too.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: When Portica and Kayla run into an Ice Beast in 'Untamed and Uncut', Kayla tries to make a break for it, but Portica stops her and tells her they have to defeat it.
    • K-Seal gives up and leaves after the Icers help Portica and Kayla escape.
    • In 'VRcade', right after she and Julie finish the game, Asia is quick to exit...That is, if Psycho Man hadn't shown up.
    • After his Villainous Breakdown, Psycho Man does this at the end of 'VRcade'.
  • Self-Deprecation: Its where most of the fourth wall-breaking comes in.
  • Ship Tease: Done with Shawn and Asia a few times in 'Beach Brawl'.
    • 'Carneelval' heavily implies Beeps and Bus to be in a gay relationship.
  • Spin to Deflect Stuff: Alex does this with a spear when Robo-Wolf shoots at him with bullets. Seth points out the impossibility of this.
    Seth: There is no humanly-possible way you could twirl your spear fast enough to deflect gunfire.
  • Spring Coil: One of the power-ups in the game Frog and Andy play in 'VRcade'.
  • Shout-Out: Lots. One of the biggest examples is Alex bringing Frets from Simtunes with him in 'The Camping Webisode'.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Frequent with Alex and Seth.
  • Stylistic Self-Parody: Its what most of the Self-Deprecation humor references.
  • Suplex Finisher: Killer performs one on a Brainwashed and Crazy Lisa in 'Carneelval', which actually ends up giving her a grevious head injury due to slamming her into metal.
  • Swallowed Whole: Happnes to those eaten by Sushi.
    • Snake does this to his cotton candy in 'Carneelval'. He is a snake after all.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: Lampshaded by Monster Andy when he, Monster Martha, and Monster Bill are fighting Tyrannomon.
    Monster Andy: Oh, right, the dinosaur. It was being so polite not attacking us while we bantered that I nearly forgot about it.
  • Tastes Like Feet: After eating Darkness Snake's head, Perry says it "tastes like evil".
  • Team Shot: The logo, as seen above.
  • Tempting Fate: Done a few times, but the best example is when Frog points this trope out...and promptly realizes he fell for it in 'The Party'.
    Martha: Koden, this party is already a disaster, it can't get an—
    Frog: Don't say it! Whenever you say 'It cant get any worse', IT ALWAYS GETS WOR— Oh no! WHAT HAVE I DONE?!
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Between Asia and Julie vs their Darkness counterparts in 'VRcade'.
  • Theme Tune Roll Call: Their names aren't said, but are displayed as each character appears in it.
  • The Movie: The Quest for the Sacred Gem
  • The Power of Hate: Seth uses his anger towards Alex to give himself enough strength to beat the Unwinnable by Design bell-ringing mallet game in 'Carneelval'.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Cody defeats his (headless) Darkness counterpart by smashing a potion of Hollywood Acid into the hole in his neck, followed by a harpoon. Then he tricks a baby White Killer Eel to slither into the hole in Darkness Cody's neck, which causes him to dissolve.
    • Dave defeats his Darkness counterpart by pushing him through a grate until all of his body parts are severed.
  • This Is Reality: Parodied by Julie in 'VRcade'.
    Julie: This isn't some lesson teaching little kids show, this is REAL! I'm REALLY beating you in a virtual reality game where you appear on goldfish, and I'm better than a person who uses plant magic!
  • Too Dumb to Live: Discussed by Robo and Portica in 'Untamed and Uncut'.
    Robo: Is there any individual in this series that has the sense to not enter the animal enclosures?
    Portica: Watching animals would make a rather dull episode.
  • Transformation Sequence: Starting with episode 6, this happens when a character changes form.
  • Traintop Battle: Happens with Bill and Kayla versus their Darkness counterparts in 'VRcade'.
  • True Companions: As seen in The Power of Friendship entry, its not generally focused upon, but it's there.
  • Truth in Television: Lawn Darts, as seen at the end of 'VRcade', were a real thing.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Not only with Balloon, but also with the groups campsite in 'The Camping Webisode', which is heavily pointed out by Bill!
    Bill: Wow. Despite the fact that everything was burned and broken, we STILL managed to recover all the food to its natural state, fix the tents without stitches or anything, and repair the flashlights!
  • Unspoken Plan Guarantee: In 'The Camping Webisode', despite the fact that the viewers are not told about it, Frog's plan to capture the opposing teams flag in Capture The Flag only has a 50% chance of success, according to Robo. Killdra's team ends up winning.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Lizzie didn't think anything of the dripping acid and sudden influx of invasive venomous snakes in his exhibit, which were caused by Michael and Ashley, because 'poison and snakes were a common sight'.
  • Unwinnable by Design: Kayla, in a rare moment of brilliance, talks about the reasons arcade games are like this in 'VRcade'.
    Kayla: Thats because arcades, like all other businesses, need to make money. The longer you play, the less amount of money you are giving them, thus, to gain said money, as you progress through the game, the difficulty increases until it reaches such a spike that even the most reactive and perfectly-timed maneuvers are going to eventually end in your loss, thus requiring you to provide the machine additional funds in order to resume your enjoyment of the game.
    • This is pretty much half the premise of 'Carneelval' where its filled with rigged games. Examples include the rings in ring toss being too light, the balloon darts game having darts that are too dull, and the mallet in the bell-ringing game not being heavy enough.
  • Up to Eleven: While the episodes of the series aren't exactly good for a quick sit-down, none of them clocked in past the 60 minute mark...until episode 6, that is. Episode 6 is two hours long! And it isn't even a special episode or anything! Just an "ordinary" episode where the gang plays virtual reality games.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Killer Monster. His appearance is one of the most serious points of the series. He also lacks comedic quirks or snarkiness of other villains.
  • Vocal Evolution: Compare some of the character voices (such as Lisa's and Andy's) from 'The Party' to future episodes...
  • Voices Are Mental: Lampshaded by Weird Girl in 'VRcade'.
    Weird Girl: Have you done the body-switching thing where the voices change too, even though our voices are formed by our vocal cords and not our minds, but its done so the viewers don't get confoosed?
  • Wall Jump: Killer does zig-zag wall jumps off the support beams of a roller coaster in order to place what are essentially energy versions of remote bombs so he can destroy a hunk of the roller coaster in combat.
  • Water Is Air: Lampshaded by Cody in the underwater game he and Lisa are playing in 'VRcade'.
    Cody: Oh...right...the games underwater, but at the same time its NOT...Its like we're on freaking SPONGEBOB or something!
  • We Will Meet Again: Killer Monster warns Koden to watch his back before going back to his fiery realm in 'The Camping Webisode'.
    • Stephanie tells the group they haven't seen the last of her in 'Store Story'. Alex even brings up how Killer Monster said the same thing.
    • Psycho Man, as part of his Villainous Breakdown, says this in 'VRcade'.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Lampshaded by Blake after defeating Darkness Robo via Ground by Gears
    Blake: And the graphic and extensive violence was totally okay because it was a ROBOT and not a PERSON!
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Koden and some of the others call Alex out on his...less than noble choices.
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: Several of the characters who worked at the mall in episode 5 are working at the carnival in episode 7. Its Hand Waved by the job change only being for the week the carnival is in town.
  • With Friends Like These...: Koden says this in the Special Info Episode after Andy and Bill tease him.
  • Word Salad Title: The Special Info Episode reveals that DSBT stands for DylSchoolBlindTure, which is a mashup of two story titles.
  • World of Snark: If a character isn't evil, cute, or a Nice Guy, then there is a big chance they are a smartass.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: Parodies with this line.
    Andy: So you're a vending machine that plays music? I'm parched, but I don't want to buy any brand names due to advertising concerns. Do you have generic-?
    Soda Register: I'm not a vending machine either. I only play music.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: The series title.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Killer Monster was destined for evil, and not even Koden could prevent that.
  • You Fool!: Said by Killer Monster when Koden returns in 'The Camping Webisode', but WG quickly shuts him up.
  • You're Insane!: In 'The Camping Webisode', Bill tells Koden he is crazy for wanting to talk to Killer Monster rather than attack him.

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