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"And then Wilbur took Gelda to Hyrule, Fluffy took Princess Shempstool to the Mushroom Kingdom and Larry-o told everyone their real names."
— Comic #00003 "The Conspiracy"

Gamecheetz is a webcomic created by Sean Breslin. It features a Super Smash Bros.-inspired duoverse with a Massive Multiplayer Crossover with its own original and rather complex mythos.

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  • All There in the Manual: The site has an info page that gives a quick crash-course on the basics of the comic's universe, but it contains some light spoilers.
  • Art Evolution:
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    • In-Universe; people's appearance is often measured in bits. Mega Man shows some aggravation for constantly behind on bittage, even remaining 2-bit for a lengthy period of time after the effects of Mr. Game & Watch's death wore off and everyone else went up to at least 16-bit.
    • Upgrades to the comic's presentation, including changes to Speech Balloon and increase in panel size, are invoked In-Universe, usually by finding them as items.
  • Author Avatar: The Director, and his Dark World counterpart, the Author. They perform a Heroic Sacrifice to try and prevent a premature Game Over, though some form of the Director returns to try and cause Game Over during the Metroid Prime 3 arc.
  • Back-Alley Doctor: Dr. Mario, whose "funny pills" are his answer to everything.
  • But Thou Must!: By the time of the Super Mario RPG arc, Mario had retired from rescuing Toadstool (tired from her apparently being an Ungrateful Bitch but she was actually dating Bowser and so the rescues were keeping them apart). When he tells this to the Mushroom King, the King's response is to draft him into doing it.
  • Chekhov's Gunman / Brick Joke: Morph Moth. Link captures him as he would a fairy while he's visiting the future during the Mega Man X2 arc, and is released to try and heal Link's uncle during the Link to the Past arc. He manages to spread out the Sigma Virus, the 5-digit incarnation of Crazy Hand, early.
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    • Shadow first appeared as Sonic's Dark World counterpart at the beginning of the Sonic 1 arc, only to disappear after Green Hill Zone and vanish entirely aside from a pair of disconnected panels until the Sonic Adventure 2 arc occurs. No one seems to remember him showing up before then.
  • Composite Character: Sort of. Rosalina turns out to actually be Maria, who managed to avoid dying; "Rosalina" is her middle name.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Gigyas is on the receiving end of one at the end of the Earthbound arc.
  • Dark World
  • Demonic Possession: Crazy Hand can do this, which he does with both Zelda and Protoman. It's also the only way he can speak normally.
  • Demoted to Extra: The EarthBound arc was fairly early in the comic... and since there wasn't another game featuring those characters, they pretty much disappeared entirely afterwards.
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  • Disproportionate Retribution: What got Bowser and the Koopas banished from the Mushroom Kingdom and started the King's Scare Campaign against them? A single coin stolen from the treasury. Which Bowser was framed for; it was actually stolen by Popple.
  • Dress Code: Phanto's locksmith service in the Bowling Alley has a strict "No shirt, no shoes, no service" policy which he proudly upholds... despite, as they're video game characters, most of the comic's characters not fitting that description. Thankfully, he has no qualms about someone that does have a shirt and shoes buying something for someone that doesn't.
  • Evil All Along: The King of Red Lions during the Wind Waker arc.
  • Human Popsicle: This happens to Link early on, which results in him being transported to the future for the Wind Waker and Mega Man X arcs, as well as a trip to the past afterwards where he witnesses the creation of Hyrule.
    • Harmless Freezing: He suffers no ill-effects after being defrosted in any of the three times he is.
    • Characters that died in the comic, at least early on, get transported to a "backstage" area in the Bowling Alley and kept frozen. More than once, someone warms one of them back up. This is how Daisy is introduced and how Crazy Hand and Pit enter the comic again.
  • Inn Between the Worlds: Collectively: Final Destination, Battlefield, and the Bowling Alley.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: Link.
  • I Have Many Names: Crazy Hand. Other titles include Death, Vaati, and Sigma.
  • Interspecies Romance: Princess Toadstool and Bowser. And during the Ocarina of Time arc, Link's doubts about his relationship with Zelda result in him accepting the marriage proposal from Ruto, though considering all Link had done for the Zoras in the time leading up to that point including reinventing their economy so they don't have to skin each other, he really earned the right as the heir of the Zora king.
  • Infinity +1 Sword: The God Hand, containing the power of creation possessed by Master Hand. Mega Man gets it at the beginning and resolves the entirety of the events of Mega Man 1 in three panels, only to instantly lose it after apprehending Wily. Samus later gets it and uses the infinite power it possesses as a bottomless and safe feeding source for the baby Metroid until she loses it.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Plenty to go around, both about the comic's world and the games.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: What do you expect when you mix about a dozen video game universes together?
  • Me's a Crowd: Following the Ocarina of Time arc, this has happened with Link, who thawed himself out from the bottom of Lake Hylia early in both the "future" and "present" times. The Link that's been around the whole time is now Blue Link (wearing the Zora Tunic), the "future" link is Red Link (wearing the Goron Tunic), and "present" link is Green Link (still in original tunic). Later, Zelda decides to try her hand at adventuring and commissions a combination of the Zora and Goron Tunics, resulting in her becoming the Purple "Link." Ya get it yet?
  • MST: Dr. Light uses an Animus (created by him in this universe) to analyze the code of Pit inside the three Links to find out what happened in the last moments of the 4-digit era, which the three Links watch while giving snarky commentary when the mouse is rolled over each panel in homage to MST3K.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In comic 9999: Pit used The Art to try and trap Crazy Hand. However, the Linking Book he used described the destination only as "not here." This was interpreted completely logically, creating the Dark World and Master Hand and releasing the latter into the normal world, who finished the job of destroying the 4-digit comic era and started the 5-digit era.
  • No Fourth Wall
  • Not Actually the Ultimate Question: A rare inverted version:
    Ganon: Hand, what is the meaning of life?
    Master Hand: A Monty Python movie.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: The Koopa Troop, which Peach comes to realize after she's kidnapped the first time.
  • Pals with Jesus: Link meets the Golden Goddesses that created Hyrule during some Time Travel escapades to the 3-digit era, shortly before they depart and leave the Triforce behind; Farore seems to develop a small crush on him. And at the end of the Link to the Past arc, Link becomes buddies with the Triforce itself when Link lets it have his wish.
  • Reincarnation: Link, although not the same case as in the games. It's stated by Vaati / Crazy Hand during the Minish Cap arc that some form of Link has always opposed each of Crazy Hand's own reincarnations. The "Link" of the 4-digit era was Pit.
  • Scooby-Dooby Doors: This part of the Earthbound arc features it, complete with Yakety Sax.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Ganon at the end of the Ocarina of Time arc, when he realized he Didn't Think This Through (he thought having two princesses would give him two Triforces of Wisdom by kidnapping Ruto, and that doesn't add to the fact there's about two Triforces of Courage between all three Links), so he just quits since he's died enough times already.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Bowser and Peach until Bowser is pardoned. Only accerated by how Mario keeps finding Warp Zones.
  • Temporal Paradox: Creates a reality bubble containing the future where the Wind Waker and Mega Man X2 arcs happened, since they were taken out of existence when Link thawed his frozen self out twice in the Ocarina of Time arc, and was later found in deep space by Samus.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Animated shadows and most residents of Dark World are existence without substance. Whipped cream is substance without existence. As such, darkworlders are deathly allergic to whipped cream. Dark Link and Smithy, among others, are defeated this way.
  • Webcomic of the Game: Most of the arcs loosely follow some games, although many liberties are taken both for the purposes of parody and to incorporate the events into the comics' world. For example, alternate dimensions such as the Ing, the Smithy Gang, Moonside, and even the Twilight Realm are all part of the original Dark World. Koholint Island does disappear as with the game, but thanks to Kirby's help most of the residents are evacuated before that happens. Geno is also a private investigator hired by Kirby to look into what broke Star Road, and the Star Rod in both Kirby and Paper Mario 64 are the same item.
    • Some arcs (especially later ones) follow the events of a game without using the game's universe or characters, instead having the comic's already-established characters.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Powerlust zombification, which happens to Bowser when he takes the Star Rod.
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