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The Show Must Go On.

Harmony & Horror is an Analog Horror YouTube series written and animated by Battington. Inspired by Five Nights at Freddy's and the works of Squimpus McGrimpus, it narrates the story of a Serial Killer who murders his entire family and reanimates them as Living Toys with the help of a demon, all for the purpose of creating the "perfect toy".

The first season began on December 21, 2019 and ended on October 22, 2020 with a Grand Finale that hinted at more to come. Sure enough on January 31st, 2021, Battington launched a video celebrating his channel's milestone of 100,000 subscribers in which he announced that a second season of Harmony and Horror was on the way. Season 2 premiered on June 21, 2021 and is currently ongoing.

During the "100,000 Special", Battington also announced the opening of an official Teespring shop but would later close it and open a merch shop on Crowdmade instead. The shop primarily sells Harmony and Horror merch. On September 1, 2022, Battington launched a Makeship campaign for Banzo plush toys. By the end of the campaign almost 400 Banzo plushies had been created and sold.

On November 24, 2023, Battington uploaded a commercial promoting Season 1's release on limited-edition VHS cassette tapes in partnership with Retro Release Video. The tapes will include a special bonus episode plus remastered episodes.

(Warning: Only major plot developments from Season 2 onward are marked as spoilers. It is recommended that you at least watch Season 1 of Harmony and Horror before viewing the contents of this page).


Harmony And Horror contains examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Even before Martin Jumped Off The Slippery Slope and murdered his whole family he apparently wasn't a good father to any of his children. He was very distant and short-tempered towards them and refused to give them any of his toys. Poor Thomas got the short end of the stick as Martin went so far as to straight-up beat him.
    • "THE_MIRACLE_CHILD" revealed the reason Martin treated his children so badly was because he found out they were never his to begin with (or suspected it anyway). It would also explain his particularly bad treatment of Thomas, who he thought was his special "miracle child" after discovering he was sterile.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Martin's ultimate goal is to create the "perfect toy", which in his eyes is a toy that feels alive and real. To achieve this he strikes a deal with a demon and uses Satanic rituals to fuse the bodies and souls of people he's murdered with his toys, giving them life. This practice also gives Martin another thing he desperately craves: control.
  • Anachronism Stew: "L0cal_13", a news broadcast implied to have been made in the 1980's uses the song "Goodbye to a World", which was released in 2014.
  • And I Must Scream: All the living toys in the series were once humans (or animals in Banzo's case) who Martin killed (sometimes quite brutally) and their bodies were then transformed into horrifying fleshy beings so they could be stuffed inside Martin's toys. They can never escape their predicament and are forced to live an existence of pain and suffering. On top of that Martin has forced some of them to kill for him. And to make matters even more horrific some of Martin's victims are children, including his own…
  • Art Shift:
    • All characters in "My Two Front Teeth" are drawn in 2D as opposed to the 3D animation of the rest of the series. Since it's a non-canon Christmas special the shift in art style helps to distinguish it from other episodes.
    • "Thr0ugh_Broken_WindOws" also features 2D-drawn creepy headshots of Arthur, Thomas, Macy and Banzo.
    • The first scene in "THE_PERFECT_PET" is a video game sequence of Martin dragging two bodies into his car and driving down a long highway. The PS1 style perfectly fits the look of video games from the 80's/90's.
  • Badass Normal: Detective Stewart is not a demonic toy or paranormal entity but has proven himself to be perfectly capable of holding his own against such monsters. The scene in "THE_PERFECT_PET" where he shoots down a Fuzzy Buddy with his handgun while it's leaping through the air cemented him as a badass to the entire fandom.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Martin has some serious anger issues. Don't ever insult his toys. Or cheat on him.
    • The Puppeteer (or "Mr. Handy") does not like bright flashing lights. Being shot at multiple times by a security guard definitely inflicted some trauma.
    • When the Toymaker doesn't get his "perfect toy" he quickly grows deranged and furiously blames Markus and Andrew for his failure (even though the boys did everything the Toymaker asked). Then again he is supposed to be a representation of Martin himself.
    • The programming of the Harmony Arcadia toys will kick in as soon as they're near a lone child, turning them into malicious murder machines.
  • Beware the Silly Ones:
    • The Ice Cream Man is basically a giant pink ice cream cone with a goofy buck-toothed grin and even gloves that were clearly inspired by certain Disney characters. He's not quite so charming anymore when his face plates open up to reveal a massive, gaping mouth filled with multiple rows of sharp teeth however.
    • Martin's get-up is… quite silly-looking (which is fitting for a clown character). The outfit consists of overalls, puffy sleeves, a frilly collar and even comically-oversized shoes. He even has a small jester hat perched atop his head at a slight angle. The Clown's looks completely contrast with how dangerous he is; after all, he's the main antagonist of the series for a reason.
    • Beware the Toy Pals. They are not as fun as they look.
  • Big Bad:
    • Martin Greywhinder (at least in Season 1; it's entirely possible someone or something even worse could dethrone him in Season 2).
    • The Devil/the Demon. Despite making very few appearances the demon is technically responsible for all the death and suffering that occurs in the series by having a deal with Martin in the first place. Also, when the demon thinks that Martin has failed to uphold his end of the bargain he punishes Martin by either severely injuring him or just straight-up killing him, proving he is not a being to be trifled with.
    • Arthur Greywhinder in Season 2 (or at least whoever is pretending to be Arthur). He's basically continuing where Martin left off and has created an army of puppets and robots programmed to be child killers.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Season 1 ends with Martin getting exactly what he deserves in the form of an angry demon and a very ironic death. However, all of the cursed toys he created are still alive, angry and a threat to the world around them...
  • Blaming the Victim: Martin does this all the time.
  • Blush Sticker: Several toys in the series have them, and this design choice was likely inspired by Five Nights at Freddy's as many of the animatronics in that franchise also have coloured cheeks.
  • Brown Note: Whatever the "song" is that played during "The Harmony Broadcast Incident" and is implied to be of demonic origin, considering Martin's Deal with the Devil. It's so terrible a sound that in the tape "Ar3_Y0u_HappY?", which contains part of the cartoon at the center of the incident, the segment containing it is replaced with a warning stating that if any of the original audio is present to cover your ears and close your eyes, and pray to God as a last resort. It's never outright stated what it is, and what it does if you hear it, but it's implied that at the very least, it will outright kill you. Later videos reveal that at least the Henry dolls can sing it too, and apparently will do so as soon as they're alone with someone. And then there's the fact that the first 10 Fuzzy Buddies sold were bundled with a Harmony Toys Sing-A-Long cassette tape...
  • Cain and Abel: Martin and Arthur.
  • Character Focus: Henry, Sofia, Banzo, and the Ice Cream Man have each had their own character-focused episodes.
  • Christmas Special: "My Two Front Teeth", a Non-Serial Movie released to celebrate the first anniversary of H&H. It is just as dark as the rest of the series, if not more so.
  • Control Freak: The living toys Martin created via dark magic were supposed to obey his every command. He was proven wrong on two occasions: Banzo refusing to kill Ava for him, and the Ice Cream Man attacking him.
    • Martin's victims are transformed into various different objects - costumes, dolls, puppets, and plush toys - but what do all these objects have in common? They're meant to be controlled and manipulated.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Martin may be controlling, vindictive, and quite possibly a psychopath, but the fact that his wife Gloria and his brother Arthur had an affair with each other, had three children together, and then proceeded to lie to Martin for years that said children were his own, might have been the very catalyst that pushed Martin over the edge into striking a deal with a demon and eventually murdering his whole family. By the time the Harmony Broadcast Incident took place, Macy had likely already been born, which meant Martin was already suspicious of the affair by that time. Because having one child with a sterile man is already a miracle, but two....
  • Creepy Doll: Oh, there's quite a few. Not surprising considering it's a horror series about cursed toys.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Gloria is a pitch-black ghost with a horrifyingly-disfigured face fit to haunt anyone's nightmares. But despite her appearance, she means no harm and is actually trying to save her family and even her husband.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • After being a fairly minor character for all of Season 1, Ava finally got her chance to shine in "THE_PERFECT_PET" when she comforted Banzo after he got injured trying to protect her from Martin. She even fused with Banzo to form Alpha afterwards, which was…much less heartwarming.
    • After only making a few appearances as a mysterious shadow throughout Season 1, Gloria finally got her own episode, "Ple4se_C0me_B4ck_T0_M3", where it was revealed she's been trying to get Martin to come back to his senses by making him watch the VHS tapes that make up the actual episodes of the show.
    • The Puppeteer also got a turn in the spotlight in "THE_MIRACLE_CHILD", where they broke into the house of a boy named Eddie and ended up befriending him.
  • Deal with the Devil: Pretty self-explanatory. Although it's still unclear at this point if Martin really made a deal with the Devil himself, or just a demon. Whatever the case, Martin failed to uphold his end of the bargain...and the demon got really angry.
  • Death of a Child: Aside from Martin's own children, two boys named Richard Smith and Nathan Barnes were killed in the Harmony Broadcast Incident. And it's unknown at this point how many of the eight missing victims were children, but at least some of them were. And then it gets even worse in Season 2...
  • Demonic Dummy: The Henry dummies (literally, since they were created via Satanic rituals).
  • The Dog Bites Back: Martin was supposed to have complete control over his creations, and yet the Ice Cream Man attacked him despite Martin ordering him to retreat. Whether Arthur did this of his own free will or was being manipulated by a more powerful being is up for debate.
  • Driven to Madness: Martin was definitely not sane by the time he turned on his family.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Everyone in this series is suffering from some severe trauma. It's even implied that Martin, the big bad of the series, had an abusive father, which would explain a lot of his issues, including his ferocious temper.
    Gloria (to Martin): "Don't ever raise your voice at me. I am your wife. I am not your father.".
  • Expy: Since Harmony and Horror is heavily inspired by Five Nights at Freddy's, a few of Battington's characters are quite similar to the characters of Scott Cawthon.
    • Martin Greywhinder is an expy of William Afton. Both were co-founders of a company dedicated to children's entertainment, and both became dangerous serial killers. Both also suffered a very similar, ironic death: William was killed inside a springlock suit and came to haunt it, while Martin was (supposedly) killed by the Ice Cream Man and then somehow reanimated as the Clown. It's worth noting that in both cases, they were killed by their own creations.
    • Sofia the Singing Marionette is likely one of Circus Baby. Both are the young daughters of the main antagonists, and they share many similar traits; both are dolls (or doll-like, in Baby's case), both have pigtails, and both of them can open up parts of their faces. Sofia also has a long tongue with a "grabber" at the end, which is similar to the machine claw inside of Baby's stomach.
    • Banzo might be one of Bonnie. He has bunny-like ears (despite being a dog), he and Bonnie share a similar colour-scheme, Banzo's Alpha form almost looks like an animatronic, and both of their names sound similar to each other.
    • Concept wise, Fuzzy Buddy is based off of "living" robotic pet toys by Hasbro such as FurReal Friends and Furby. In particular, it plays on the fears that many kids had of their Furbies, namely with its watchful Puppy Eyes technology and generally unsettling appearance and mannerisms.
  • Fade Around the Eyes: Happens to Martin at the end of "ReSt_As5ure"; after eerily staring at the viewer for a bit, his face disappears, leaving only his eyes, which have changed from pitch-black to yellow, behind.
  • False Innocence Trick:
    • The Toymaker does this in "Are_Y0u_HappY?" when he tricks Markus and Andrew into gathering materials for him, handing over their dog, and singing a Satanic song. The boys think they are helping the Toymaker achieve his dream of creating the "perfect toy"; instead, when the Toymaker shows them what he's turned Banzo into, they are nothing short of horrified.
    • Arthur makes a supposed "return" in 1993 and reopens M&A Harmony Toys as Harmony Arcadia, to redeem the reputation of his company as well as keep children safe. This is all a ruse, however, and Harmony Arcadia is anything but safe.
  • A Family Affair: Martin's fall from grace started when he realized that his wife had an affair with his brother Arthur, and that his children were actually his brother's.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Commander Henry.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Alpha is an unusual example of one; it is literally a fusion of a human baby and a dog into one single entity.
  • Hive Mind:
    • While the Puppeteer's origins are still a mystery, many have theorized that it's made up of the combined flesh and spirits of all the Henry dummies, hence why it acts as a sort of "guardian" towards them.
    • In a way, Alpha is one as well, as both Banzo and Ava are sharing a single body, although they both take turns controlling the body.
  • Hot-Blooded: Martin (and by extension the Toymaker).
  • Human Resources: Every one of the cursed toys was fused with the flesh of a murdered human victim (or dog, in Banzo's case). The Puppeteer itself is implied to be an amalgamation of several bodies fused together into a walking pile of flesh.
  • Invasion of the Baby Snatchers: It's revealed in "H4PPY_N3W_FRIEND5!" that someone has been kidnapping children and forcing them to star in the Magical Sofia commercials, where they talk about how much they "love" their new doll. It sounds like they are killed off afterwards by something...horrible.
  • Laughably Evil: The Toymaker. Part of the reason he's so beloved by the fanbase is because a lot of his mannerisms are more humorous than intimidating.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: The first episode of the second season, "H4PPY_N3W_FRIEND5!", opens with 6 encoded messages from Detective Stewart, who asks whoever is watching the tape to help him solve the mystery of what happened to the Greywhinder family.
  • Little "No":
    • Martin right before the Ice Cream Man attacks him.
    • The Toymaker when the demon comes to collect what it's owed.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Thomas, Macy, and Ava have no idea that Arthur is their real father and not their uncle.
  • Loss of Identity: All of Martin's victims are no longer who they used to be; they're not even human anymore. They've been transformed into cursed objects against their will, with no way to revert the change, and they can never go back to living their normal lives.
  • Made of Iron: The Henry Security Puppets are made of Kevlar-infused resin, which allows their bodies to repel any firepower. So they're not made of iron, per say, but it's close enough.
  • Marked Change: When the Toymaker reveals his true nature to Markus and Andrew, a Satanic pentagram appears in the center of his forehead.
  • Me's a Crowd:
    • There are multiple Henry dummies besides Thomas, and even though each one is possessed by a different person, they all look pretty much the same, save for a few differences here and there.
    • It's implied that at one point there were other possessed Sofias as well, even before Macy. At present, no one knows what happened to them or if any of them are even still alive.
  • Meaningful Name: Markus and Andrew's names begin with "M" and "A" respectively. This isn't just a clever reference to M&A Harmony Toys, it's referring to the two brothers who founded the company. Hence why Markus and Andrew are brothers themselves.
  • Mirror Character: The Toymaker is a mirror character of Martin.
  • Monster Clown: Both literally and figuratively with Martin. He is often seen wearing a clown costume in the series and is sometimes depicted wearing clown make-up. Even his cartoon counterpart, the Toymaker, has a bit of a clown motif. The clown theme symbolizes the absurdity of Martin's logic and how, instead of becoming the successful toymaker he dreamed of being, he has instead become a "fool".
  • More Dakka: In "THE_MIRACLE_CHILD", a security guard unloads his pistol onto the Puppeteer. All this does is make the Puppeteer even angrier.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family:
    • The Ice Cream Man is the most obvious example of this.
    • Banzo has an extra row of teeth on the left side of his mouth in his Alpha form.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Should the viewer choose the "Kill" ending in "Rebirth", they will be presented with an image of Banzo after he has murdered Ava. He is covered in her blood, and although Banzo can't make facial expressions, he still somehow manages to look utterly horrified with himself.
  • My Little Panzer: Only somewhat subverted with Martin's creations; while the cursed toys are definitely not safe to be around, some of them, like the Puppeteer and the dummy possessed by Amy Willson, don't want to hurt children and are willing to make friends with them. Played completely straight, however, with the Harmony Arcadia toys, who are programmed to attack and kill their child owners and will do so without hesitation.
  • Never My Fault: Martin's inability to accept that he will never be able to make the perfect toy caused him to blame everyone around him for his failures. The same is true for his animated counterpart.
    • On top of that, if the viewer chooses the "Kill" path at the end of "_Rebirth_", in which Banzo follows Martin's command and disposes of Ava, Martin joyfully declares that her murder is Banzo's fault, not his.
      Martin (to Banzo): "You did it. You listened to me. You obeyed me. You're loyal. You're faithful. You're just what (Arthur) said you'd be. You're a monster. And the best part is...I didn't do it. You did. It's all your fault". *Cue Martin laughing with triumphant cruelty*
  • Never Split the Party: When police officers Jeremy and Jameson enter the Greywhinder household to arrest Martin, Jeremy is sent to investigate upstairs while Jameson checks the lower levels. This unfortunately gives Alpha (a fusion of Ava and Banzo) a chance to take the officers down individually.
    • Jeremy was actually hesitant to split up and suggested they wait for backup to arrive instead which, considering the circumstances, would've been a far better idea.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: In "Wh4t_Went_Wr0ng?", the demon arrives to punish the Toymaker for failing to uphold their deal. Because of this, Markus and Andrew are saved from the Toymaker's wrath, although the demon probably couldn't have cared less about them.
  • Nightmare Face: Battington is often praised for his ability to create genuinely disturbing, uncanny imagery in his tapes, and this is especially true of faces.
    • Sofia the Singing Marionette might have one of the scariest faces in the series. Her eyeballs sit in the far lower corners of her large eye sockets, and her teeth and gums are entirely exposed. Sofia's face is also reminiscent of a human skull. And it only gets worse when the top of her head and her lower jaw split apart...
      • Her Harmony Arcadia counterpart, Magical Sofia, is also really creepy, with a huge grin and exaggerated cheekbones that make her look downright unsettling...
      • The deleted scenes for "H4PPY_N3W_FRIEND5!" feature a photograph of Macy whose face is then distorted and stretched to look like the face of Sofia. It is just as horrifying as it sounds.
    • After the Ice Cream Man smashes his face against a wall, an ugly crack mars the front of his face, and his eyeballs appear to be falling out. Gross.
    • Gloria's stretched-out, screaming face is considered by many to be some of the scariest imagery they've ever seen. Gloria has haunted many a nightmare, and for good reason.
    • A few nightmarish faces can be found in the Christmas special "My Two Front Teeth", but the worst (and most gruesome) one is an image of young Sofia after her jaw was pulled apart by the demon...
  • Nothing Is Scarier: On April 8th, 2021, Battington made a community post teasing a screenshot of what he's been working on for season 2. It's just a dark room illuminated from the bottom up, but the inclusion of bubbles makes it seem like the place in question is underwater. Battington admitted to being terrified of what he's been researching, and the fear in question sounds like Thalassophobia, which is a fear of being in deep water.
    Battington: "I had a mini panic attack when doing research for season two. I might have found a genuine fear of mine."
  • Official Couple:
    • Martin and Gloria, at least before everything went south.
    • A more dubious example is Gloria and Arthur; while the two of them did have children together, this doesn't necessarily mean they were a couple. It's canon that Arthur does in fact have romantic feelings for Gloria, but it's unclear if Gloria feels the same way towards him, or if she only had sex with him to give Martin children that carried Martin's "blood".
  • Offing the Offspring: Not even baby Ava was safe from her own father.
  • Offscreen Teleportation:
    • In "She_C4n't_Sle3p", someone holding a camera pans back and forth between Sofia, who is sitting on a chair, and a door that someone is pounding on. The camera turns back to Sofia for the third time, only to find she has silently gotten up from her chair and walked closer to the cameraman. You only see this for a second, but it's still a startling and frightening moment.
    • In "Are_Y0u_HappY?", Gloria's ghost briefly appears behind the Toymaker, but nobody in the room acknowledges her presence. In the next scene, Gloria is gone.
    • In "Rebirth", Officer Jeremy finds Morgan the Organ playing music in Macy's room. He's distracted by an alarm clock falling from the ceiling, and looks back only to find Morgan gone…and something else standing in his place.
  • Oh, Crap!: Unsurprisingly, there are a lot of these moments.
    • Martin when the Ice Cream Man comes out of his room and won't retreat when ordered to. And then the jaws open up...
    • The Toymaker when he ran out of time to uphold his part of the deal...
    • Officers Jeremy and Jameson when confronted by Alpha.
    • Gloria in "THE_MIRACLE_CHILD" when she realizes that Martin is too far gone, that Thomas and Arthur are both dead, and she is about to lose the last two children she has left....
    • An almost comical example can be found in "UIFZ BSF JOTJEF UIF CVJMEJOH" (which translates to "They Are Inside The Building"). A Henry doll tries to sing to a security guard, only for the guard to pull out a handgun and shoot it point-blank in its forehead. The expression the dummy makes when it sees the gun almost looks shocked.
  • Pick on Someone Your Own Size:
    • Part of why Martin is so easy to hate is that he's not above murdering a baby that can't even defend itself.
    • The Toymaker lashes out against Markus and Andrew when he doesn't get what he wants. He even grabs Andrew by the shirt collar and holds him up in the air. Who knows what he had planned for the boys? Nothing good, that's for sure.
  • Pun:
    • How come the Toymaker almost never moves his mouth in "Are_Y0u_HappY"?...Because he's lying through his teeth. This also counts as Foreshadowing.
    • Henry cracks a ton of them in "THE_MIRACLE_CHILD".
  • Puppet Permutation: Thomas is transformed into a dummy and Macy becomes a marionette. Both are different kinds of puppets; dummies are controlled by the puppeteer's own hand, while marionettes are controlled by strings attached to the limbs and head.
    • At least nine other victims, including Amy Willson, were also transformed into puppets.
  • Reality Warper: Because the VHS tapes through which the story is told are haunted, images and audio that don't correlate with reality sometimes occur, like characters standing in pitch-black voids, distorted faces, distant voices, and things generally appearing where they shouldn't be.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning:
    • Commander Henry has glowing red eyes at all times. Talk about intimidating.
    • The eyes of the Fuzzy Buddies will sometimes glow red when they're about to attack.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter:
    • Banzo in his plush form is actually pretty adorable, if a little unsettling. He's so cute that many fans demanded for merchandise to be made of him, and Battington delivered in the form of Banzo plushies (unfortunately they were limited-edition and at this time can no longer be purchased).
    • Fuzzy Buddy as well, which is to be expected since they're an upgraded remake of Banzo/Stitchbuddy. The only thing holding them back from utter adorableness, apart from their murderous tendencies, is their constant talking and giggling. Seriously, that gets annoying after a while.
  • Rousing Speech: "Arthur" gives one at the grand opening of Harmony Arcadia.
  • Second-Person Attack: Happens a lot in this series.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Stated by Arthur after Martin accused him of sleeping with his wife in "Go0d_By3_ArThur". However, it was revealed later on that Arthur and Gloria really were more than just friends, and this was probably the only time Martin was actually right about something.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The wallpaper inside the Greywhinders' house is reminiscent of the wallpaper commonly seen in iterations of The Backrooms (both the colour and the pattern).
    • At the end of "She_C4n't_Sle3p", a long buzzing melody plays over a glitchy image of Sofia. This is actually a really slowed-down version of the sound the Puppet makes in Five Nights at Freddy's 3 when she appears in the office. Very fitting as both Sofia and the Puppet are possessed marionettes.
    • In "Thr0ugh_Broken_WindOws", a suit that looks similar to Freddy Fazbear can be seen on a shelf in what appears to be a warehouse. A plush that looks exactly like Freddy can also be found in Macy's bedroom.
    • In "My Two Front Teeth", a blue rabbit head can be seen mounted on a wall. The rabbit is Bon from The Walten Files, another analogue horror series.
    • In "THE_PERFECT_PET", we get a glimpse of what appears to be a yellow and blue ball that looks similar to the ones that often appear in Pixar's works.
    • To celebrate reaching the milestone of 200,000 subscribers, Battington released an H&H music video that parodied the song "Mask" by Dream. The video features several references, including:
  • Slasher Smile: Martin, to the point that he has one almost every time his face is seen.
  • Something Person: The Ice Cream Man.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance:
    • During "ReSt_As5ure", Martin watches a tape that is meant to relax and soothe the viewer. While the music and even some of the imagery is calming, the distorted voice speaking to Martin and the apparitions of his family appearing on the screen are far from comforting.
    • "THE_PERFECT_PET" begins with a video-game-style sequence, in which Martin walks out of a dark forest dragging two, clearly-full body bags with him. He deposits the bags into the back of his car, gets in…and starts driving down the road to some very upbeat, 8-bit music!
    • The end credits of "THE_MIRACLE_CHILD" play soft and calming music over the sounds of Martin murdering his family.
  • Stalker Shot:
    • In the "Don't Kill" ending of "_Rebirth_", the camera will pan over to the bedroom door to reveal Martin standing there in his clown costume, watching Banzo as he stands over Ava's crib. By now he's realized that Banzo isn't going to kill the baby, and he's not happy about it…
    • It's very easy to miss, but if one looks closely at the background in "Are_Y0u_HappY", you can see the Toymaker watching Markus, Andrew, and Banzo from the shadows of an alleyway as they head for his toy store.
  • Talking to Themself:
    • Martin can be heard muttering to himself in "Go0d_B0y".
    • Both Jeremy and Jameson as they investigate the Greywhinders' house.
  • Terrible Trio: Toypal, Joypal, and Roypal. They're only friendly in the commercials….
  • There Are No Therapists: To be fair, it'd be pretty difficult to organize an appointment with a therapist when you're a cursed object made out of human parts born from a Satanic ritual.
  • Trapped in Villainy: Martin's satanic rituals gave him complete control over the cursed toys he created (most of the time, anyway). And unsurprisingly, he forced some of them to do pretty terrible things.
    • Banzo was forced to assist Martin in trapping Gloria and Macy so Martin could finish them off. Banzo was then ordered to kill Ava, but he couldn't bring himself to do it and resisted Martin's control. This did not end well for either him or Ava.
    • Arthur, as the Ice Cream Man, was forced to kill Thomas. It's even more fucked up once you learn that Thomas was actually Arthur's son.
  • True Companions: Banzo and Ava after Banzo decided to spare her life. The two of them trust each other so much they even fused together!
  • Two Aliases, One Character: Every character who gets turned into a toy or suit.
    • Technically, Martin has three aliases: Martin Greywhinder, the Clown, and the Toymaker.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Averted. In Season 2, Arthur is somehow found alive – disfigured, but otherwise well enough to be integrated back into society. That's cool and all…if it weren't for the fact that the series has driven home, time and time again, that Arthur was murdered with a gunshot wound to the head and transformed into the Ice Cream Man. So whoever this new "Arthur" is can't possibly be the real Arthur…but then who is he?
  • Vague Age:
    • The Greywhinder kids. Ava being a baby and knowing how to say a few basic "baby" words like "Mommy" and "Puppy" makes it fairly easy to deduce how old she could be, but Thomas and Macy are a different story. While they're both clearly young, the series gives very little clues as to their exact age. The only thing known for certain is that Thomas is at least a year older than Macy.
    • The ages of the eight victims seems to range from babies to possible teenagers. It's pretty hard to tell since all their faces are blacked out during a news report in "L0cal_13".
    • Banzo is an unusual example. Martin and Gloria took him in as a puppy before Thomas was born, which means he is now a full-grown dog. But when Banzo speaks in "THE_PERFECT_PET", he sounds exactly like a young child (a possible explanation is that Banzo's small size when he's in plush form makes his voice come out more high-pitched).
  • Villainous Breakdown: The Toymaker suffers two big ones in "Wh4t_Went_Wr0ng?". The first has him angrily blame Marcus and Andrew after his experiments to create the "perfect toy" have failed once again, and the second has him desperately begging the demon for "more time" when it shows up.
  • Villainous Rescue: The demon saves Markus and Andrew from the Toymaker's fury in "Wh4t_Went_Wr0ng?" However, the demon only intervened because the Toymaker didn't maintain his part of the deal.
  • Villain Teleportation:
    • Morgan the Organ.
    • The demon, although that shouldn't come as a surprise.
  • Volumetric Mouth: Gloria is a very creepy example of this. Most of the time, her mouth is stretched disproportionately wide-open, as though her face is frozen in a scream.
  • Was It Really Worth It?:
    • Gloria basically asks Martin this question in "Ple4se_C0me_B4ck_T0_M3". Martin does not take it well.
      Gloria: "Martin, can't you see? You are hurting our children. They loved you. They were proud of you. What Arthur told you was true. We only wanted to protect the children. Haven't you seen enough? I've played these tapes over and over. Can't you see the monster you've become?"
    • Banzo appears to be asking himself this in the "Kill" ending of "_Rebirth_".
  • Wham Episode: "THE_MIRACLE_CHILD" introduced a twist that completely turned the story of Harmony and Horror upside-down and changed how everyone perceives the Greywhinder family.
    • This episode also took Martin – a character who didn't seem to have any redeeming qualities and only killed off his family cause they were "in his way" – and made him surprisingly sympathetic, implying that his descent into madness might have stemmed from feelings of heartbreak and betrayal.
    • It also revealed that Arthur and Gloria were not the infallible "forces of good" that the fanbase had perceived them as up to this point.
  • "What's Inside?" Plot: A jack-in-the-box featuring the Clown's face painted on the side shows up a few times in the series, the most notable being in "Rebirth" when Officer Jameson finds it in a dark room in the Greywhinder's basement. No one has any idea what could be inside of it or what its importance to the plot is.
  • White Void Room: 90% of the episode "1_2_3_C0unt_With_M3" features the Ice Cream Man standing in a white void while he teaches children how to count to ten.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Applies to every villain in this series.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry!:
    • Martin is probably the biggest example of this trope in the series. Look at what he did to his own family after he found out his wife had cheated on him….
      Martin (To Gloria while cocking a handgun): You have thirty seconds to get the girls and get as far as you can. Start. Running.
    • The demon is also someone you never want to anger. Martin learned this the hard way…
    • The Puppeteer really doesn't like being shot at. Or bright flashes.

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