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"Kings of Power: 4 Billion%" is a web animation created by Paul Robertson with music done by Cornel Wilczek, released in 2008 as his second short film, after "Pirate Baby Cabana Battle 2006". It is a short, 15 minute film done in 2D 16-bit graphics, all hand designed, and is a marvelous piece of work, without any dialogue and very little plot.

It's also batshit-insane.

Basically, it seems that the author was trying to see how much he combine of the following: Rule of Cool, Refuge in Audacity, Gorn, pixel art and as many videogame references and conventions he could get away with.

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It can be seen in multiple places on the web, but here (NSFW) is an upload by the animator himself.

Needs Wiki Magic Love.


Tropes present in this animation:

  • Alien Invasion: This is one way to interpret the beginning of the plot, except the aliens look like boys for some reason. At first.
  • All There in the Manual: Apparently, the little girl's name is Kathy, or perhaps Guro Kathy.
  • Big Bad: The little girl, of all people. Maybe.
  • BFS: The geeky girl carries one.
  • Blob Monster: One of the many enemies faced in the animation. The geeky girl deals with several of them near the beginning.
  • Bloody Murder: The little girl's attacks all involve self-mutilation and propulsion of the resulting blood and/or organs.
  • Body Horror: Done multiple times, all meticulously and caringly animated, to point one might suspect the author has something of fetish.
  • Boss Rush: Much of the movie consists of this, albeit only with only one confrontation per boss.
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    • Becomes an Invoked Trope against the Violence Kings.
  • The Cameo: Several characters and people cameo during the formation of the "New Jesus."
  • Credits Gag: The creators are credited under titles like "King of Animation" and "King of Music".
  • Downer Ending: It seems that way. Maybe.
  • Dual Boss: The Violence Kings.
  • Every Car Is a Pinto: The vehicles explode when shot at, or when they crash.
  • Fanservice:
    • The cyan/magenta/yellow trio briefly undress for a "special portrait" move against a giant robot, and are naked for a split-second during their attack before the "GOD RUSH."
    • The goddess Venus appears during the "GOD RUSH" mimicking her depiction "the Birth of Venus," except with her giant breasts completely visible.
  • Final Boss, New Dimension: Horribly, and awesomely, played straight with big dose of Gorn.
  • Fighting Your Friend: Again, the little girl. Maybe.
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  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: A number of things can only be spotted for a split-second in the animation, such as a number of the cameos.
  • Gainaxing
  • Genre Shift: At the very least, from a sidescroller brawler to a Shoot 'em Up and back a couple of times. Kinda.
  • Gorn: Most of the movie has plenty of this throughout, but wait until you see the final 2 minutes or so.
  • Gratuitous English: "Bury me deeper lest my love reach you in the eternal resting place." This appears as a subtitle on the screen for seemingly no purpose.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: Depending on how you interpret things, again.
  • The Man Behind the Man: The Violence Kings aren't really the final boss. Maybe.
  • Mirror Boss: The elegant dressed guy goes through one.
  • Mind Screw: Just what the hell is going in this movie? No, really, any ideas, anyone?
  • Primary-Color Champion: Three of the heroes appear to be superheroines that are near-identical except for their hair and bloomers being cyan, yellow, and magenta.
  • Rule of Cool: You can strongly suspect the movie is made with the purpose of achieving as much of this as possible.
  • Shapeshifter Swan Song: The Violence Kings go backwards through their transformation process after being killed.
  • Wave Motion Gun: The Violence Kings create one during the final battle, killing the heroes in one shot. At least until the little girl revives them, that is.

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