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Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: The Abridged Series is The Abridged Series for Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, created by YouTuber Marcosatsu. It follows the basic plot of Ex-Aid, but certain aspects are emphasized to be more parodic. Other artistic liberties are taken with the characterization, such as Emu being a jerk and Poppy being a weeaboo.

Aside from Ex-Aid Abridged, there also exists a Kamen Rider Ghost: The Dead Abridged Series created by the same people, with a shorter and even more compressed retelling of Ghost and taking place in the same universe. Takeru Tenkūji and other characters from this series occasionally appear in Ex-Aid Abridged-related material.

The series can be watched here.

On September 6, 2019, a compilation video of all the episodes was released, including the finale episodenote , bringing the abridged series to a close. This would not be the end for the cast and this world, however, as Marcos announced plans for an Ex-Aid Abridged+ project to continue the TACU.

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Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: The Abridged Series (including Kamen Rider Ghost: The Dead Abridged Series) contains examples of:

  • Aborted Arc: Played for Laughs In Hiiro’s Goofy Movie. The scientist picking up the Gashat Hiiro used in the fight comments “This goes nowhere”.
  • The Abridged Series: One for a live action series, for that matter.
  • Abusive Parents: Masamune even more so than in canon. He goes into Kuroto’s room whenever Kuroto is being annoying and beats him up in Pause, while also forcing Kuroto to make Gashats for him. He apparently raised Kuroto to answer to being called "worthless." At Thanksgiving dinner, he is mentioned to have spanked Kuroto enough times to kill three of his lives.
    • According to "The Days Before", Nico's parents seem to be abusive too, but not nearly the level that Masamune is to Kuroto.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Senin is prone to this.
  • Actor Allusion:
    • Any references involving Kiriya and rap battles, like when he meets Masamune in episode 4, alludes to his voice actor, HyperJacob96, who is known for making rap battle videos.
    • Kuroto and Parad try to start a podcast in episode 5. Their voice actors, SpecialForm12 and ProtoDubs, have a podcast, too. In fact, the podcast the characters tried to start even shares the same name, Bugster Bros, and the characters are thwarted when they learn that the name is already taken by SpecialForm12 and ProtoDubs.
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    • According to Emu's voice actress in the cast commentary, Emu's "What am I fighting for?!" line when Kiriya dies is a reference to the MegaMan fandubs that her voice acting started in.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: In the original Ex-Aid series, Emu stood out as the biggest Nice Guy surrounded by a bunch of Doctor Jerks. In Ex-Aid Abridged, while the other doctors have their own quirks that make them… less than pleasant company, Emu is the meanest jerk and the most malicious of them, to the point that he tries to exploit this by uniting them in their hatred of him.
  • Adaptational Badass: The original Ex-Aid explicitly stated that Ride-Player Nico's modus operandi was to let the doctors do most of the fighting and then they would let her Kill Steal the last hit in order to get a Gashatrophy. The abridged series omits any mention of this, so the implication is that Ride-Player Nico's offscreen fights with the Bugsters had her winning on her own. In addition, while the original story had Taiga take the Gashat out of her hands and become Cronus in her stead, Ex-Aid Abridged has her and Taiga plan to merge together into Cronus.
  • Adaptational Wealth: Nico was already wealthy enough to buy up the stocks of Gemn Corp at the end of the original Ex-Aid, but the story "The Days Before..." makes her wealth come from her family.
  • Advertised Extra: Hiiro's dad does not appear in "Hiiro's Goofy Movie" despite being depicted in the video's thumbnail.
  • Affectionate Parody: The people behind the series love Ex-Aid. They just love to mock it a lot.
    • The parody is much less affectionate toward Kamen Rider Ghost, which only SpecialForm12 (the voice of Dan) and Mage (the voice of Nico) genuinely like, while the others hate it.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Kuroto neglected to beta test the Gashat Gear Dual β, leading to the Fantasy Gamer support robot it summons attacking him when he ordered it to attack.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It's not clear exactly what Nico's old home was like, or what her parents do. We know that they "aren't here" but are still alive, and we know that Nico doesn't want to go back to them. Whether she was abandoned, neglected, abused, or is just being a bratty overemotional teen is the million dollar question. Of course, the answers are...
  • All There in the Manual: The question of "where the hell are Nico's parents" are answered by Mage in the prequel story, "The Days Before...".
  • Ambiguously Gay: Kaito Kumon complains about his manicure hurting after fist bumping Emu and refers to Lucky as another hot boy whose fruit he won't get to grasp in The Stinger for Kamen Sentai Gorider | The Abridged Special. It's much less ambiguous in Gaim Abridged, where he turns down Yoko's Dying Declaration of Love because his heart belongs to Sid already.
  • And I Must Scream:
    • In The Stinger of episode 5, Bike Gamer is shown to have Kiriya's soul trapped in it, unable to be heard after getting sent back to Earth by Fruit Jesus.
    • After the original Goriders (sans Emu) were defeated and turned into cards in Chou Super Hero Taisen | The Abridged Movie, those cards were given by Emu to the Neo Goriders, unaware of the fact that the originals were trapped in them.
  • April Fools' Day: Hiiro's Goofy Movie, an adaptation of Kamen Rider Brave: ~Let's Survive! Revival of the Beast Rider Squad!~.
  • The Artifact: Poppy’s lines about killing Emu were planned to be a set up to a series-wide joke where the punchline is her making good on those threats at the very end, but this was scrapped.
  • Ass Shove: Kuroto stores his Gashacon Bugvisor in his rectal cavity, and Masamune apparently spanked him to punish him for trying the same thing on a Thanksgiving turkey. Masamune also explains that Kuroto had surgery as a young child that removed his backbone, making it easy for him to do this.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": Kuroto and Parad as extras in Koichi Sakamoto's old Western film, the end skit for the 16th Bugster Bros episode.
  • Basement-Dweller: As revealed in the Cards Against Humanity stream, Emu enforces this on Parad by keeping him locked down in his basement with Poppy. Other people that annoy him are also locked in the basement against their will, like Saki and Lucky.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Between Hiiro and Amu in Chou Super Hero Taisen: The Abridged Movie. His Jerkass attitude toward her and her What the Hell, Hero? callouts to him don't stop them from having a short-lived relationship after the events of the movie.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Emu goes off on a huge rant against Hiiro when the latter says, "no thank you" to his existence, culminating in saying that he’s glad Hiiro’s girlfriend is dead before calming down.
    • Hiiro talking about his girlfriend is one for Taiga.
    • During the Cards Against Humanity game, Nico tends to respond negatively whenever people call her a loli and/or insinuate that she’s in a relationship with Taiga. She also threatens the others when they insult Kamen Rider Ghost.
    • Takeru goes ballistic on Alain when the latter tells him that friendship sucks, threatening to kill everyone in response.
  • Be Yourself: After Hiiro responds to Eight's desire to be like him by saying, “There can only be one me, b*tch!” Emu quickly steps in to shoehorn this Stock Aesop, although it's probably good advice in practice seeing as being like Hiiro is not advisable.
  • Bilingual Bonus:
    • Subverted. Hiiro knows that Asuna's full name is a Meaningful Name that hints at her nature as a Bugster, but he's American and doesn't know/care enough to figure out what it means in Japanese.
    • The third episode of Ghost Abridged has the Japanese word for "good night" in its title, the same word said by the Ghost Driver when deactivating.
  • Bi the Way: Nico and Taiga offhandedly mention being bisexual during Cards Against Humanity.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: Despite being an April Fools' Day joke, "Hiiro's Goofy Movie" ends up being this due to the source material it adapts. That said, there are jokes that mock how gratuitous the extra gore is in such V-Cinema releases.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase:
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: The "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue in The Stinger for "Hiiro's Goofy Movie" says that Hiiro's assistants died, and lists the two causes of death as "lack of screen time… and infected wounds that weren't treated."
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Several times, reaching an apex by episodes 6 and 7, when Kuroto triggers Emu's game disease by revealing to him that he is the protagonist of a toku abridged series. Even after he takes it back, Kuroto later affirms that he was telling the truth, listing off the voice actors for the characters. It seems that even Ren has the ability to do this, as he refers to Asuna by her voice actor's name.
  • Brick Joke:
    • In the first episode, Emu's flashback to receiving a handheld game console as a kid while in the hospital is followed by him remarking that he sold it for good money on eBay. As Kiriya is dying, he gives his Gamer Driver to Emu and tells him not to sell it on eBay.
    • In the second episode of Ghost Abridged, Alain claims that he can’t read when Takeru tries to sell "The Book of Kouta" to him. He apparently wasn’t lying, since episode 3 has him mention that he hopes Grandma Fumi can teach him how to read in addition to painting with her.
    • The four returning characters in Chou Super Hero Taisen: The Abridged Movie who became the Goriders alongside Emu turned into the Gorider cards after being defeated by the Great Leader, with Emu later using those cards to give Gorider forms to the five characters who returned in Kamen Sentai Gorider: The Abridged Special. In The Stinger for the latter, it's shown that the original Goriders are in an And I Must Scream situation, trapped in the cards that the Neo Goriders use. Momotaros calls for help, but Emu can't hear it.
  • ...But He Sounds Handsome: In episode 4, when Emu comes to the realization that Kiriya was right about Kuroto being the black Ex-Aid, Genm's response is "I'm not him but he sounds awesome," though this becomes moot as his identity is confirmed shortly afterwards.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • Parad's not usually this, but he becomes one while he's locked in Emu's "basement" during Cards Against Humanity.
    • Saki is often this in HyperJacob96's videos. Her getting told to shut up is a frequent occurrence. And then there's her being in a burning house in a "Steamed Hams" video.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: Every Rider has their own transformation catchphrase instead of just Henshin. Most of them are either the literal translation or a Shout-Out to another Toku.
  • Calling Your Attacks: The characters are fairly prone to this, especially Kiriya and Kuroto.
  • The Cameo:
    • The ending of episode 4 had Kiriya go to the afterlife and meet Kouta Kazuraba, specifically the Kouta from AzzyFox & Mana's Kamen Rider Gaim Abridged Oneshot for Team Four Star's #TIBA competition.
    • In the first episode of Kamen Driver, an Abridged Series by ProtoDubs of Kamen Rider Drive, Emu from this series appears at the end to complain about Shinnosuke stealing his schtick and say his catchphrase.
    • Emu cameos in the third Ghost Abridged episode, meeting Takeru like he did in the final episode of the original Kamen Rider Ghost.
  • Catchphrase:
    • Emu’s is “I’m the only winner here.” He even says this when he cameos in the first episode of Kamen Driver.
    • Hiiro’s is “My girlfriend is dead.” When he first meets Emu, he also says his catchphrase from the actual Ex-Aid series, “To your existence, I say no thank you,” but this provokes Emu into going on a long tirade against Hiiro ending in “and I’m glad your girlfriend is dead!”
    • Takeru’s catchphrases are the opening narration of every episode of Ghost and saying friendship.
    • Kiriya goes, “Vroom Vroom,” and says, “I'm a bike.”
      • Outside of the series proper, he tends to be the one saying, “Shut up, Saki,” in HyperJacob96's videos.
  • Catchphrase Interruptus: In Chou Super Hero Taisen Abridged, when Hiiro summons some cameos for the final battle, the first two, Drive and Ghost, try to say their respective catchphrases, but the camera moves away from them before they can finish.
  • Call-Back: Emu initially can't read Japanese when Burgermon writes it on pickles in ketchup. In Chou Super Hero Taisen Abridged, his devouring of said pickles allowed him to assimilate the language and read it when the title of the Chou Super Hero Taisen tournament game is written in Japanese.
  • Call-Forward:
    • In the Cards Against Humanity stream, released between episodes two and three but set much later in the story, Kiriya mentions that he met Kouta Kazuraba in the afterlife and Kouta swindled him out of his jacket. Only after Kiriya's death in episode four do we see this happen.
    • The same stream had Kuroto mention that he ate the JuJu Burger Gashat, which was later the ending scene of episode five.
    • The Stinger of episode 6 and the after credits of Chou Super Hero Taisen Abridged allude to Emu locking Lucky in his basement, as was the case in the Cards Against Humanity stream.
  • Camp: Parad and Balance have very campy voices.
  • Cast as a Mask: In Kamen Sentai Gorider: The Abridged Special.
    • Totema while disguised as Poppybot 1.0 is played by Asuna's voice actress Manabingu, but is voiced by Marcos' friend Dallas when his true form is revealed.
    • Also averted. Kuroto disguised as Kenzaki is still voiced by SpecialForm12, but the real Kenzaki is voiced by GokaiDoctor.
  • Celebrity Paradox:
    • Kuroto's first appearance has a subtitle saying he watches SpecialForm12 on YouTube.
    • Parad and Kuroto fail to start a podcast called "Bugster Bros" because their voice actors already have that name taken for their podcast.
    • In episode 7, Kuroto talks about the characters and their respective voice actors, including his own. Ren Amagasaki also talks about Mana when propositioning Poppy.
  • Censored for Comedy:
    • In the "Everything Right and Wrong With Kamen Rider Brave: The Revived Beast Riders Squad" video, the word "dead" is censored when Hiiro mentions that Asakura should be as deceased as his girlfriend.
    • The Stinger for episode 5 has a line that Mage ad-libbed, which was censored more than it needed to be in order to make it seem like it had more swearing than it actually did.
  • Cerebus Call Back: The skunk stripe in Taiga's hair is explained here as being part of his wig, rather than a sign of the damage that the Proto Gashats did to his body as was the case in the original series. During the Cards Against Humanity stream, it's revealed that he wears the wig because he's balding as a result of the chemotherapy treatments he gets to deal with the Proto Gashats giving him cancer.
  • Character Exaggeration: Emu's obsession with gaming now dwarfs any concern he has for his patients and Nico's rivalry with him is mutual, Hiiro won’t shut up about his dead girlfriend to the point where the other characters point this out and worry about him, Poppy's cheerfulness and Genki Girl attitude is due to her being a weaboo, Parad is very campy, and it’s Taiga who’s the Only Sane Man.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Nico's dialogue is littered with these.
  • Comically Inept Healing: When Emu isn't outright neglecting his patients to death, his treatment of them delves into this. He ends up breaking Souta 2's leg and operates on a dying patient while filling the IV bag with Mountain Dew.
  • Comically Small Bribe: Kiriya agrees to betray his friends for Masamune. While coming back to life and getting a new Gashat is hardly a small bribe, the part of the deal that Kiriya's really interested in is a new jacket to replace the one Kouta stole from him.
  • Compressed Adaptation: While par for the course in an abridged series, this is extremely noticeable in this abridged series, as, by the end of the fourth episode, the series was at the end of what the original had as episode twelve. This is also noticeable in episode three, where six episodes are squashed into one.
    • Kamen Rider Ghost: The Dead Abridged Series goes even further, along with a lot of Adaptation Distillation, ending the first episode with Takeru dying of too much friendship from the Toucon Boost Eyecon, while the second episode ends with him getting Grateful Damashii and Specter getting burned alive by the "Deep Sphincter" Eyecon, events that are the climaxes of different story arcs in Ghost.
  • Continuity Nod: When Ren tries to seduce Asuna, she protests that she only dates 2-D boys and Naga, a nod to her crush on Naga in Chou Super Hero Taisen Abridged.
  • Creepy Child: Eight Kirino (aka Soda #3), to the point that he wants to kill as well as be like Hiiro after Hiiro told him to stop being creepy.
  • Crossover: The ending skit of Bugster Bros episode 20 crosses over Ex-Aid Abridged with Kamen Driver.
  • Crossover Shipinvoked: Chou Super Hero Taisen | The Abridged Movie has a few examples.
    • Poppy is crushing hard on Naga, who does not reciprocate.
    • The after credits says that Hiiro and Amu dated for a week before he broke up with her because he preferred cake and Graphite.
      • To a lesser extent, the other four Goriders (Yakumo, Jin, Momotaros, and Kitaoka) are also mentioned to have formed a band that quickly broke up after fighting over a girl, with Amu being said girl.
  • Curse Cut Short: If it’s not censored. For example, when Emu and Hiiro tell Poppy that her being a Bugster is The Un-Twist.
    Poppy: Oh, pipopapofu—
  • Death by Adaptation:
    • Episode 6 of Kamen Rider Ghost had Takeru successfully save a suicidal composer who thought Dead Artists Are Better. Kamen Rider Ghost: The Dead Abridged Series episode 2 instead has that man Driven to Suicide by sheer annoyance from Takeru's friendship speeches and the captions indicate that he did not live.
    • The "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue in The Stinger for "Hiiro's Goofy Movie" mentions that Hiiro's assistants died from being Out of Focus and untreated injuries.
  • Death Seeker: Lucky often voices a desire to die with as much cheer in his voice as he has with everything else he says.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Takeru’s “SUPER MEGA ULTIMATE FURENDOSHIPPU KICK OF FUREENDOOOSHIIIIPPU!”
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: Possibly Taiga (assuming it’s not just Emu telling a sick joke) regarding the Running Gag about him wearing a wig. In the original series, Taiga’s reckless use of the Proto Gashats damaged his body, and the skunk stripe in his hair is one of the side effects. According to Emu in the Cards Against Humanity stream, the Proto Gashats instead gave Taiga cancer, and the skunk stripe is part of the wig he wears to cover up his balding from the chemotherapy treatments.
  • Disappeared Dad: Emu is surprised that Hiiro has a father, and later answers as “Dadless Gamer M” when Kiriya calls.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • Zig-Zagged with Nico’s vendetta against Emu. On one hand, it’s more understandable than in the original series because Emu in this series is a total Jerkass who took sadistic glee in rubbing his victory in Nico’s face. On the other hand, Nico in the original series wanted Taiga to antagonize Emu for her revenge, whereas in this series she asks him to kill Emu for what amounts to Unsportsmanlike Gloating.
    • In episode 5, Hiiro and Taiga gang up on Emu to beat him up just because he unapologetically sent them prank calls and called them losers.
    • Taiga tases Hiiro's dad just for having a stupid voice.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Many examples found on the Mighty Album X, some of which are used in the series. Read here for details.
  • Doctor Jerk:
    • Emu is a huge one, which is a reversal of the dynamic in the original Ex-Aid where he was pretty much the only doctor in the cast who didn't qualify for this. Emu regularly abandons his patients to play video games and treats them like dirt.
    • Hiiro isn’t all that pleasant either, much to Amu’s consternation.
  • Dull Surprise:
    • Hiiro. Very literally when Kuroto switches out with Parado to mislead everyone about Genm's identity and Hiiro's response is to say, “gasp,” in an extremely deadpan manner.
    • Jabel is also comedically monotone.
    • Naga talks like a robot.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • The Cards Against Humanity stream served as this for Nico and Masamune, as it was held between the release of the second and third episodes, before those characters made their official debut in the fourth episode.
    • Chou Super Hero Taisen: The Abridged Movie marks the debut of the characters of Ridermans, ProtoDubs's abridged series for Kamen Rider Amazons. Fitting, as the original movie had the debut of Amazon Neo prior to the premiere or season 2 of Amazons.
    • Beast first appeared in "Hiiro's Goofy Movie" and Wizard's debut will be in Heisei Avengerations, both before their main appearance in the Wizard/Decade crossover. Said crossover is itself the debut of Tsukasa Kadoya in the TACU before his own abridged series.
  • The Stinger of episode 12 adapts Build's debut cameo from the penultimate episode of the actual Ex-Aid series, leading into a planned adaptation of Kamen Rider Build.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The first episode of the abridged series adapts the first episode of the original Ex-Aid and no other episodes. The rest of abridged series cranks the Compressed Adaptation right Up to Eleven by cramming several episodes of story content into each abridged episode, so it can be odd to go back to the more relaxed first episode.
  • Erotic Dream: Emu is implied to have one about Poppy at the beginning of Kamen Sentai Gorider | The Abridged Special.
  • Establishing Character Moment:
    • Emu’s first scene is of him telling Souta that “we can’t all be winners,” when Souta is diagnosed with terminal diabetes.
    • Nico introduces herself to Taiga saying, “Waddup, f**ko?”
  • Exact Words: When Genm summons the Fantasy Gamer support robot, he orders it to attack. Unfortunately for him, he neglected to beta test the Gashat Gear Dual β beforehand.
  • Expy:
    • Hiiro's dad is Goofy.
    • Burgermon is Kermit the Frog, no matter how much Emu insists he's the Great Pumpkin.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Kuroto reportedly ate the JuJu Burger Gashat after claiming it, much to Nico’s shock and Parado’s disgust.
    • This incident later turned out to be ending skit of episode 12 of Bugster Bros, and the last scene of episode five of Ex-Aid Abridged.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Emu spends most of episode 5 under the impression that Burgermon is the Great Pumpkin, based on his round, orange bun for a head vaguely resembling a large pumpkin. Hiiro makes the same mistake.
  • Famous Last Words:
    • As Kiriya is dying, he realizes how his words may have been interpreted and tells Emu, “I'm… not… gay…” before vanishing.
    • Kuroto's last words before the infection kills him are cut short before he can finish.
    Kuroto: You won't get away with this, D-Pad! I'll be the greatest meme you'll ever know! You're going to know why my father has an Australian accent! It's because— (dies)
  • Fan Haterinvoked: In-Universe, Emu's main reason for attacking Genm is because Genm funded and enjoyed Mighty No. 9. Hinata expresses a similar sentiment when the Ministry of Health declares Genm Corporation’s CEO to be missing, saying that they’re glad he’s gone and that anyone who enjoyed bad games should never come back. Kiriya also points to Kuroto's enjoyment of Saban’s Masked Rider as the most damning evidence that he's evil.
  • Fanon Discontinuityinvoked: In-universe, Nico considers Kamen Rider Ghost's side material like its movie, specials, and V-cinema to be non-canon because they claim Alain is straight.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Kiriya saying, “You’re not the one who’s gonna kill me!” when Taiga threatens against Kiriya touching his wig. In general, Kiriya makes a lot of references to dying before he actually dies.
    • Kuroto indignantly yelling, “You're not my mom!” at Poppy.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Emu considered Kiriya's death to be this, though is no less sad when it actually happens.
  • Forgot About His Powers: Much like in Ghost proper, Takeru is prone to this. He fails to remember his intangibility can get him out of various situations, like getting lost in a maze or being trapped in the CR when Kuroto locks all of them in there to play Cards Against Humanity.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: YanderMage in the credits of Chou Super Hero Taisen Abridged warns the audience that the offhand mention of her early on is not the last we'll see of her.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus:
    • Several episodes have a background cameo of an image that the creators have dubbed "Sad Ex-Aid".
    • Most episodes include a computer's blue screen of death somewhere on screen for a brief moment.
    • Ghost Abridged episode 3 has a RIP HEADPHONE USERS shortly followed by a flash of (And Gokai Orange's voice).
  • Friendly Enemy: Despite Nico’s antagonism towards Emu actually being mutual in this, he apparently has no qualms with commissioning her to write explicit fan fiction about him having sex with Poppy, and Nico has no problem with writing such fan fiction at his request.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Pretty much everyone to everyone, basically, but special mention to Takeru, who is treated as an annoyance by everybody except Nico (and even then, it's debatable if it's Nico who likes him, or just her voice actress).
    • Kamen Rider Ghost: The Dead Abridged Series has Takeru explode from too much friendship, yet no friends attended his funeral.
    • In episode 5, Nico claims that This Very Wiki's page for Ex-Aid Abridged classifies Emu as thisnote . Indeed, Emu is shown to be hated by most of the rest of the cast for his Jerkass attitude, to the point that he exploited it and got them to focus their hatred on him so they can work together.
  • Friendship Denial:
    • In Cards Against Humanity, the chat asks Kiriya if he became friends with Kuroto after the latter killed him, to which he obviously answered that, no, he would never be friends with that asshole.
    • After Kuroto completes the Dangerous Zombie Gashat and returns to his office to have an evil monologue about it, Parad expresses concern and tells Kuroto to get some friends, while clarifying that he and Kuroto are decidedly not friends.
  • Fusion Dance: Instead of Taiga becoming Kamen Rider Cronus in Nico's stead, Taiga and Nico will become Cronus together as a two-in-one Kamen Rider á la Double.
  • Genre Savvy: Nico is quite aware of the Kamen Rider franchise's history of killing off female Kamen Riders. So much so that she even takes the name Ride-Player Nico rather than Kamen Rider in order to avoid the infamous Female Rider Death Curse.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
  • Girls Have Cooties: When Emu confesses that he loves Poppy, Parad's response is to say, "Gross."
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: In episode 6, Kuroto triggers Emu's game disease by revealing to him that he's the protagonist of a toku abridged series. Episode 7 continues it with him taking it back, only to drive him mad again with another revelation; Emu is the creator of Mighty No. 9.
  • Grand Theft Me: After they finish Cards Against Humanity and the doors to the CR unlock, Emu tries to leave. Parad, who has recently escaped Emu's basement, then possesses his body to answer the live chat's questions to Emu in-character, and then locks Emu's body in the basement at the end.
  • Gratuitous Japanese:
    • This pops up fairly frequently in Ex-Aid Abridged, usually from Poppy.
    • In the second episode of Kamen Rider Ghost: The Dead Abridged Series, Takeru recites his Catchphrase from the start of every episode, but this time in Japanese. He only speaks English again after saying, “Ore wa Spider-Man!” once Senin tells him to knock it off with the "noodle language".
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Takeru's introduction in The Stinger of episode 8.
  • HA HA HA— No: Kiriya's reaction when Stinger suggests that they trade jackets permanently.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: Kuroto answers this to the Cards Against Humanity chat asking who he hates the most, though he still has special resentment for Emu and Parado.
  • Hearing Voices: Specifically Graphite and Saki's voices.
    • First, Saki's ghost haunts Graphite, giving him gay thoughts about Hiiro.
    • After dying, Graphite himself is the one whose ghost does the haunting, specifically taunting Hiiro about his Catchphrase being an Overused Running Gag.
    • Episode 5 shows that the ghosts of both Graphite and Saki have been haunting Hiiro, who is the only one that can hear them. Another Hiiro can also hear Graphite's ghost talking to the real Hiiro.
  • Hypocritical Humour:
    • Parad thinks that the Gashat Gear Dual β looks atrocious and accuses Kuroto of having no idea what he’s doing when he sees it, even though Kuroto made the Gashat Gear Dual that Parad himself treasures dearly which looks nearly identical but with a different color.
    • When Makoto is seemingly killed, Takeru is distraught about the death of his Only Friend, ignoring everyone around him who tries to remind him that they're still there. It goes both ways, as Alain, who previously rebuked Takeru and told him that friendship sucks, is amongst those who are offended that Takeru apparently excludes them from being considered his friends.
  • I Am A Humanitarian: Although there are no known instances of him actually doing so successfully, Emu has alluded to the possibility of eating other people on at least two separate occasions, and in both examples his attitude indicated no real opposition to the concept of cannibalism.
    • When Kuroto locked them in the CR with limited provisions and the only way to get out was to play Cards Against Humanity, everyone opted to stay there until they ran out of provisions before they finally got around to playing the game, and even then, Emu implied that the only reason he didn’t resort to cannibalism was because everyone else looked too disgusting to eat.
    • In Chou Super Hero Taisen Abridged, when Emu and Poppy catch up to Eight Kirino, their first idea is to eat him on a JuJu Burger.
  • The Immodest Orgasm: Makoto screams out in no uncertain terms that this is what he’s going through during his vision of being surrounded by several Kanons.
  • Informed Judaism: Onari yells that he’s already Jewish when Takeru tries to share the good news of Kouta Kazuraba to him.
  • Informed Kindness: Alain describes Grandma Fumi as a kind person who gave him clothes, but her only line is her ghost telling him he looks "like a f***ing fa***t" in said clothes.
  • Insert Song: A few are used for certain fights.
    • Episode 8 is set to have Ride-Player Nico's debut accompanied by an insert theme sung by Mage.
    • Muteki's debut has an English cover of EXCITE by Mana.
    • A Hitomi no Tsubasa cover, also by Mana, plays with the final battle against Cronus.
  • Insistent Terminology:
    • Kuroto claims that the ultimate game he’s creating for his master plan is called Chibi Wars 4, not Kamen Rider Chronicle as it says on the box art, which is a publishing error.
    • Emu is totally convinced that Burgermon is the Great Pumpkin and ignores all signs that point to him being a burger. He does somewhat lighten up on his stubborn insistence after Genm murders Burgermon.
    • Ride-Player Nico is NOT a Kamen Rider. Nico hopes to avert the infamous Female Rider Death Curse by avoiding using the title of Kamen Rider.
  • I See Dead People: Hiiro is the only one who can see and hear the ghosts of Graphite & Saki haunting him. Another Hiiro can also perceive Graphite.
  • It's All About Me: Emu, big time.
  • Its Pronounced Tro PAY:
    • Emu needles Nico about her tendency to mispronounce Gaim as, “Gai-am,” something that her voice actress also struggles with.
    • Parad’s name gets this a lot, especially in episode 5 where it gets pronounced, “Polly-rad,” “Parade-o,” “Pallad Town,” and “Only Winner.”
    • In episode 5, Emu's name occasionally gets pronounced as a homophone for the Australian bird that his name is homonymous with.
    • Makoto noticeably pronounces the "i" in Alain's name even though the original show treats it as being a homophone for the name Alan.
  • Jerkass: In stark contrast to the original, Emu horribly neglects his patients, taking an ill kid out to E3 instead of treating him and callously telling him that there’s nothing to be done about his terminal diabetes. Emu also actively antagonizes and patronizes Nico, as opposed to how their rivalry was completely one-sided on her part in the original series. While playing Cards Against Humanity, he is revealed to keep several people locked up in his basement (actually the CR’s operating room) simply because they annoy him.
  • Jerkass Gods: Fruit Jesus aka Kouta Kazuraba is one. He tricks the recently deceased Kiriya out of his jacket and then traps his soul in the Bike Gamer motorcycle, for one. He also cheats at card games and made Senin wear a onesie for losing.
  • Kick the Dog: Emu doesn't even like Tekken, but he enjoyed beating Nico in a Tekken tournament and seeing her cry.
  • Kneel Before Zod: Referenced in the final lines of "Pinple Pell", in which Poppy says that Bakusou, Puzzle, and Chronicle will bow before her.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Although he's usually hammy and silly as he is in the latter parts of Ex-Aid proper, Kuroto becomes this in episode 4 of the abridged series upon transforming with the Dangerous Zombie gashat, murdering Kiriya ruthlessly with mocking yet serious attitude and being the harbinger of a shift to a noticeably darker tone as the episode ends on a sad note.
  • Like Brother and Sister: When the chat asks Emu if he loves Poppy during the Cards Against Humanity stream, he replies that Poppy is like a sister to him, which is in stark contrast to his previously expressed desires to make out with Poppy and the fact that he commissioned Nico to write Emu × Poppy fanfic for him. Of course, Emu’s body was actually being possessed by Parad at the time, so this familial sentiment is most likely Parad’s.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Taiga laments how no one tells him important things they knew about, like Genm's identity.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Nico, before she ran away.
  • Love Freak: Takeru is obsessed with The Power of Friendship, to the point that he exploded from too much of it.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Emu "accidentally" refers to Makoto aka Kamen Rider Specter (who is already subject to being called, “Sphincter,” by Senin) as, “Rectum,” at one point in a Minecraft stream.
  • Meaningless Meaningful Words: Everyone considers Takeru's friendship speeches to be little more than empty platitudes with no substance.
  • Medal of Dishonor: Rather than planning a trip to an awards ceremony in New York to have his talents as a surgeon recognized as was the case in the source material, "Hiiro's Goofy Movie" sees Hiiro declared the winner of the "World's Worst Catchphrase" award. Since he missed the ceremony, the "Worst Catchphrase of the Year" award ends up going to the runner-up, Shinnosuke.
  • Missing Steps Plan: Kamen Rider Chronicle (or as Kuroto calls it, Chibi Wars 4) was a mere side project and a plan B while Kuroto and Parad invested their efforts in their real world domination plot, making a podcast titled Bugster Bros.
    Parad: First, we'll take over the radio waves, then, the world.
  • Mood Whiplash: Despite the scene's frequent jokes, Kiriya's death is depicted in a surprisingly solemn fashion and the episode ends on a grim note. It's immediately followed by The Stinger having Kouta trick Kiriya into giving away his jacket and a joke In Memoriam to Graphite's Shoes.
  • The Movie: Chou Super Hero Taisen: The Abridged Movie.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Kouta manages to steal Kiriya's jacket in heaven by convincing him that everybody in heaven has to get naked.
  • The Needless: Bugsters don’t actually need to eat to subsist, which makes Parad’s complaints about Emu giving him nothing but a bowl of breadcrumbs to eat in the basement fall flat, since he only eats for pleasure and can’t truly starve. His other complaints, like the cramped lack of space and Poppy constantly poking him in the eye, are more justified.
  • Neutral Female: In the lyrics of NICO NICO ★ RIDE FEVER, Nico lampshades how she's this and hopes that becoming Ride-Player Nico will let her fight alongside the others and avert this trope.
  • No Indoor Voice: Takeru always tends to scream his final attacks as loudly as ghostly possible.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Saki vomiting in the middle of giving Hiiro a blowjob, which he brings up in the CAH stream. The only other detail given about this is her ghost mentioning that it involved Hot Pockets.
    • When Emu wakes up from his Erotic Dream alone and at the top of a rollercoaster in Gorider Abridged, he compares it to a third grade field trip experience he had.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer:
    • In episode 3, a caption does this to indicate that an unusually dry and emotionless exchange of dialogue between Parado and Kuroto that was supposed to come off as dramatic and mysterious occurred exactly as it did in the original series.
    • Kamen Rider Ghost: The Dead Abridged Series does this for several elements of the original story, like Takeru's many friendship speeches.
  • No, You: Between Hiiro and Asakura in "Hiiro's Goofy Movie", when Hiiro improbably knocks a bloodied shard of glass from the latter's hand by throwing his plane ticket at it.
    Asakura: Ok now that was stupid.
    Hiiro: No, you're stupid.
    Asakura: Dammit, he's good.
  • Occidental Otaku:
    • Poppy is a huge weeaboo.
    • Taiga is incredulous at how much of a weeaboo Nico can be while actually being Japanese.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Some fight scenes are given this treatment for various reasons, such as pacing (in the case of Emu and Kuroto's fight in episode 6) or simply not being that awesome to begin with (i.e. most of the final battle of Chou Super Hero Taisen Abridged).
  • Once an Episode:
    • With the sole exception of episode 5, where a perfect opportunity to implement it was intentionally missed, every episode has a blue screen of death somewhere in the background. Chou Super Hero Taisen Abridged compensates for the lack of one in episode 5.
    • The climax of every episode of Kamen Rider Ghost: The Dead Abridged Series has Takeru loudly screaming something something with “FRIENDSHIP!” in it.
  • One Steve Limit: There's a strange variant. Everyone in the show referred to Kuroto as Dan, but once his dad, who naturally shares the last name of Dan, becomes a much more relevant character, everyone refers to him as Kuroto. Kuroto even lampshades this.
    “You know, I've been called Dan so much lately, I almost forgot my real name…”
  • Only Friend:
    • Despite his constant prattle about friendship, Takeru apparently thinks Makoto is his only friend, even when other characters (some of which previously rebuffed his friendship) remind him that they're still there.
    • After Kiriya dies, Poppy seems to be the only real friend Emu has among the cast.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • Played with. In the original series, Emu’s game disease acting up manifested as his Genius Gamer "M" persona affecting his behavior, making him Hot-Blooded and more interesting in winning fights against the Bugsters than in treating the patients. In Ex-Aid Abridged, however, Emu is an Adaptational Jerkass and his behavior at that point in the story is really no different from how he usually is, yet most of the other characters still notice something wrong with him, which Poppy lampshades.
    • Poppybot in Kamen Sentai Gorider Abridged is outted as an NPC by Emu when he realizes that she's not being a weeaboo like the real Poppy.
  • Parental Substitute: For some reason, Nico keeps referring to Taiga as "Dad" and considers him to be like her father. Exactly what happened to her original parents is not yet known, aside from a mention that they aren't around.note 
    • Episode 11 reveals that, whatever happened, she considers Taiga the only family she has, and desperately does not want to go back to her parents.
  • Paste Eater: Asakura's terrible stench can be attributed to his coprophagy.
  • Phrase Catcher: Primarily in HyperJacob96's videos, Saki tends to get told, "Shut up, Saki," usually by Kiriya.
  • Pillar of Light: In Chou Super Hero Taisen Abridged, Eight put one inside his game world for no discernible reason. Poppy explains it to Naga as something every summer blockbuster uses to make things seem more epic than they really are.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: As Hiiro's assistants point out, the only surgery he regularly does is cutting his pastries. As a result, his planned trip in "Hiiro's Goofy Movie" is not for attending a ceremony for recognition of his surgical talents. Instead, he's going to be given an award for having the "World's Worst Catchphrase".
  • Polite Villains, Rude Heroes: A downplayed, meta example. In this cast commentary, it's revealed that SpecialForm12 is one of the only cast members not comfortable with swearing, so Kuroto's dialogue ends up being rather clean compared to everyone else's. SpecialForm12 even lampshades how odd it is that the villain doesn't swear.
  • Political Correctness Gone Mad: Tsukuru can’t help Taiga and Nico make a new gashat because he’s too busy dealing with the legal fallout of McDonald’s suing them for cultural insensitivity in their Product Placement and forcing them to rename JuJu Burger as Judeo Judeo Burger.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: Aside from his general jerkassery, Emu has a few shades of this, shown when he's interrupted before he can finish calling the third Shocker leader a slur for homosexual and when he dismisses Magic: The Gathering as "f**king gay."
  • Poorly Disguised Pilot: Chou Super Hero Taisen Abridged was used to set up the next project planned after Ex-Aid Abridged finishes, Kyu the Dub.
  • Portmanteau: The Dr. Pac-Man movie is planned to be adapted with the name Heisei Avengerations, a combination of The Avengers and Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: Dr. Pac-Man vs. Ex-Aid & Ghost with Legend Riders.
  • Power Levels: Episode 5 has Taiga scoff at the idea that Gashat levels even matter at this point, only for Para-DX Level 50 to handily kick his and Hiiro's asses to prove that, yes, levels still matter.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: The later episodes intend to make some significant changes, including giving Poppy more relevance, Taiga and Nico becoming Kamen Rider Cronus together, and the adaptation of Heisei Generations being placed near the end of the narrative as a Grand Finale.
  • The portion of the final battle where the Riders assume their Level 1 forms to separate Masamune from Super Gamedeus is excised, with Poppy's Heroic Sacrifice to cure his infection presumably also depowering him. As such, the abridged series avoids the matter of Parad making a similar sacrifice with Doctor Mighty XX and being revived afterwards.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: From Parad to Kuroto once he infects the latter with a lethal dose of Bugster virus.
    Parad: Aw, what's wrong? I thought you were a god, Mr. "Game Master". And tell the bike I said f**k you.
    • Emu gives one to Parad in episode 11 right before he 'kills' him.
    Emu: I'm sorry I couldn't save you. Goodbye!
  • Product Placement:
    • The JuJu Burger Gashat is explicitly referred to as this. However, sponsoring the show doesn't stop McDonald’s from suing them.
    • Utchy transforms saying, “Sellout Change!” to lampshade how he's inexplicably using the transformation device from Power Rangers Dino Force Brave to advertise it.
    • Kiriya takes the time to plug his own T-shirt when he introduces himself in Gorider Abridged.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: "I. Am. GUNDAM!" says Emu when he first uses Maximum Mighty X.
  • Reading the Stage Directions Out Loud:
    • Kuroto in episode 5.
    Kuroto: (entering warehouse with Parad) Kuroto enters the warehouse with an evil laugh— oh, I mean, ahahahahahahahaha.
    Poppybot 1.0: Poppybot welcomes you back. Walks away fabulously. Desu.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Nico gives one to Taiga in episode 7.
  • Reckless Gun Usage: Nico mentions that Taiga once used the Gashacon Magnum to shoot the screen when they were watching TV together.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Emu refers to one of his patients as Souta 2. All subsequent child patients are henceforth addressed as the Sodas.
  • Ret-Canon: The Cards Against Humanity stream was intended to be a non-canon, extended improv skit, but then the creators noticed that numerous details about it were included on the Ex-Aid Abridged TV Tropes page and decided to start referencing it by incorporating jokes from it in the later episodes, such as Emu locking people up in his basement, Saki having vomited mid-blowjob before, and Kuroto eating the JuJu Burger gashat.
  • Riches to Rags: Nico ran away from what seemed to be a very comfortable life... and now lives with a disgraced doctor in a run-down hospital.
  • Room Escape Game: Kuroto locks Emu, Hiiro, Taiga, Kiriya, Nico, Takeru, and Marcosatsu in the CR Center and refuses to let them out until they finish a game of Cards Against Humanity. They eventually get around to playing it once they run out of provisions.
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: Kamen Rider DiEnd is the villain of the Christmas short.
  • Running Gag:
    • The fact that the lips don’t match up to what the voice actors are saying, because it’s live action.
    • Taiga’s hair being a wig.
    • Hiiro whining about his dead girlfriend.
    • Kiriya also wants Emu to ride him.
    • Takeru being dead, his obsession with wanting to be Spider-Man, and his devotion to Kouta Kazuraba.
  • Running Gagged:
    • Following Graphite's death in episode 3, his ghost has been haunting Hiiro and mocking him about his Catchphrase being an Overused Running Gag, causing Hiiro to interrupt himself when he's about to say it. This video also puts an end to the joke in its original state.
    • Kuroto tries to do this in episode 4 to the constant Mighty No. 9 Take Thats, but no one takes his efforts seriously until after he kills Kiriya.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: Emu says, "blow," when blowing on the Gashat before transforming with the rest of Team Ex-Aid in Chou Super Hero Taisen Abridged.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!:
    • Emu and Asuna ditch the scene with Yoshitaka after Kiriya becomes Bike Gamer Level 2 and asks Emu to ride him.
    • Emu tries to leave the CR after the Cards Against Humanity game finishes, not wanting to stay behind with everyone and respond to the live chat. Unfortunately for him, Parad escapes the basement and possessed his body, forcing him to stay.
  • Screw Yourself: After first transforming into Double Action Gamer Level XX, Emu wonders if it counts as this or masturbation.
  • Shared Universe: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: The Abridged Series and Kamen Rider Ghost: The Dead Abridged Series are set in what Marcos calls the Toku Abridged Cinematic Universe, or TACU, along with the Kamen Driver abridged series by ProtoDubs and the Kamen Rider Gaim Abridged Oneshot by YugiohKetchup.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Taiga and Nico vehemently deny being in a relationship.
  • Ship Sinking: Nico constantly referring to Taiga as 'dad', and the two of them telling Ren to "perish" when he implies they're in a relationship, has pretty much put this ship in the sunk category, at least in the show.note 
  • Ship Tease: There are a few moments which heavily imply that Emu has a crush on Poppy. The final episode has him admit that he loves her after her Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Nico, despite hating Emu, ships him with Parad. Asuna also ships Emu with Hiiro.
    • Some of the characters (mockingly) treat Nico and Taiga like a couple. Emu is especially condescending in his shipping of them.
      • Poppy also ships Taiga × Nico, although nowhere near as maliciously. The first thing she does upon meeting Nico and learning that Taiga knows her is to ask if the two are friends and then deny that she wants to know for shipping purposes.
  • Shout-Out: Enough of them for a whole page.
  • Significant Double Casting:
    • Rather than Emu's voice actress playing both of the Mighty Brothers when Ex-Aid splits into them, she only voices the teal one while ProtoDubs, who plays Parad, voices the orange one that Parad will eventually become.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Nico has quite a potty mouth on her. note  Emu is also no stranger to vulgarity.
    • The Stinger of episode 5 invokes this with a line Mage ad-libbed, which was deliberately over-censored to make her seem like she swore more than she actually did.
  • Song Parody: "NICO NICO ★ RIDE FEVER" is one of samfree's "Luka Luka★Night Fever".
  • So Okay, It's Averageinvoked: In-universe, the comedy tour that Beast and Sasword embarked on following the events of "Hiiro's Goofy Movie" is mentioned to have been "ok" in the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: It's difficult to hear over their bickering, but when the two Ex-Aids are arguing over which Mario game is better, the posh-sounding Double Action Gamer Level XX L has this to say about Super Mario Sunshine compared to Super Mario 64.
    Emu: It aged way better than that archaic piece of sh**.
  • Sound-Effect Bleep:
    • Nico introducing herself to Taiga. Actually, Nico's dialogue in general.
    Nico: Waddup, f**ko?
    • The show uses this to censor most swearing, although it's worth noting that it's a bit more strict than most abridged series are on what language is too profane, since the channel aims to be semi-family friendly.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Parad's Heroic Sacrifice in the original is excised.
  • Speak Ill of the Dead: At one point, Emu insults Hiiro by telling him he’s “as easy as Saki.” Saki’s ghost lampshades what a dick move this is.
  • Spell My Name with an "S":
    • Parad’s name is inconsistently given as Parad, Pallad, and Parado. The show itself seems to go with Parad by default.
    • Kiriya's name is usually misspelled as Kirya in the casting list of each episode's video description, though it's spelled properly in the credits of Chou Super Hero Taisen: The Abridged Movie.
  • Stealth Pun: In the second and third episodes, the video description's cast list refers to Kuroto as "Danm", which is a portmanteau of his surname Dan and his alias Genm, as well as a misspelling of "damn".
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: Emu and Hiiro both mistake Burgermon for the Great Pumpkin.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders:
    • Haunted by Saki's ghost, Graphite can't help but experience gay thoughts about Hiiro.
    • Taiga refers to Graphite's face as handsome when expressing a desire to shoot it so that Hiiro will be normal again.
    • In The Stinger for episode 7, the teal Ex-Aid brother says that Kuroto looks kinda hot during his Shirtless Scene.
  • Stylistic Suck: Takeru's Gratuitous Japanese at the beginning of Ghost Abridged episode 2. According to GokaiOrange, he gave a reading that sounds like an American tourist trying to attempt speaking Japanese phonetically.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: In Chou Super Hero Taisen Abridged, the Utchy within the Game World is subservient to Another Hiiro, who he calls the Game Master. When he asks Amu and Poppy to meet the Game Master and the latter assumes he's talking about Kuroto, he just rolls with it to get it over with.
  • Take a Third Option:
    • Subverted in Cards Against Humanity. The chat asks Parad which he prefers between Perfect Puzzle and Knock Out Fighter, and he briefly suggests that Perfect Knock Out should be an option. Then he admits that it's Perfect Puzzle he likes most.
    • A meta example; after The Reveal at the end of episode 6 was changed at the last minute to Kuroto revealing that Emu is the protagonist of a toku abridged series, the new twist proved divisive. Episode 7 starts with the aftermath having Kuroto add the original reveal that Emu created Mighty No. 9 onto what episode 6 ended on, and both twists get explored during the episode.
  • Take That!:
    Souta: Isn’t this the Kickstarted official bootleg for Mighty No. 9?
    Emu: Didn’t that game suck?
    • invoked Emu takes a brief swipe at the Kamen Rider Wiki for their tendency to assume just about anything is a reference to other works in some way.
    Emu: I'm… Kamen Rider Ex-Aid!
    Asuna: I bet you think that's a cool username, huh?
    Emu: Says the one with the same name as the girl from Sword Art Online.
    Asuna: How does that make any sense?
    Emu: Ask the Kamen Rider Wiki.
    • Kiriya considers Kuroto's enjoyment of Saban's Masked Rider as the most damning evidence that he's evil. Emu feels the same about his enjoyment of Mighty No. 9.
    • Quite a few potshots are made against various things during the Cards Against Humanity game, especially Kamen Rider Ghost (even though Takeru is playing with them). They also make jabs at Kamen Rider Decade, The Powerpuff Girls (2016), and Power Rangers Samurai.
    • When Naga notices Eight's Pillar of Light in Chou Super Hero Taisen Abridged, Poppy explains it as something used in every summer blockbuster to make things seem more epic than they actually are.
    • "Hiiro's Goofy Movie" makes a few shots at the blatant attempts at being "mature" via gratuitous bloodshed and nudity in V-Cinemas like its source material.
  • Token Good Teammate: In "Hiiro's Goofy Movie", Asakura complains about King Dark's reasoning that his snake motif isn't beastly enough for the Beast Rider Squad but Kamen Rider Beast is allowed despite being a good guy. Beast is also the only one who's genuinely sorry for Hiiro when they hear that Hiiro's girlfriend is "no longer with us." In the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue, he and Sasword, being the good guys on the squad, became a comedy duo.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Emu become kinder and more considerate in later episodes, showing appreciation for his friends and a sincere concern for the lives at risk.
  • Too Kinky to Torture:
    • Emu admits that Genm was "not the first person in spandex to choke [him]".
    • During the Everything Right And Wrong With Brave Special video, Emu has an… interesting reaction to Asakura beating the shit out of him. When this line was reused in The Stinger for "Hiiro's Goofy Movie", it kills Asakura's boner.
    Emu: OH GOD YES! HARDER, DADDY!
  • Too Much Information: Everyone's reaction when Hiiro mentions his dead girlfriend after someone plays a "vomiting uncontrollably mid-blowjob" card in Cards Against Humanity.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: In The Stinger for "Hiiro's Goofy Movie", Emu's Too Kinky to Torture reaction to Asakura beating him to a bleeding pulp ends up killing the latter's boner.
  • Totally Radical:
    • One of the Ride-Players in episode 8 speaks exclusively in this.
  • Troll:
    • Kouta Kazuraba. He tricks Kiriya into giving away his jacket after the latter dies and meets him in the afterlife, and he also cheated at a card game with Senin to make Senin wear a onesie. He later traps Kiriya's soul in the Bike Gamer motorcycle with no way to speak to anyone.
    • Emu is a troll himself, best shown when he gives everyone coal for Christmas.
  • Twin Threesome Fantasy: Asuna has this over Emu splitting into two Ex-Aids with the Mighty Brothers XX Gashat.
  • Unexplained Accent:
    • Masamune has an Australian accent despite stating that he and Kuroto are Japanese. Kuroto dies before he can explain it.
    • The Kuroto voice coming from the gashat when Nico fails to transform to tell her that she needs to purchase the henshin DLC does so in a redneck accent for no reason.
  • The Un-Reveal: Kuroto tries to explain why his father has an Australian accent, but he dies from the Bugster virus just before he can finish.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: Unlike the original series, where Emu treated his victory over Nico in the Tekken tournament with grace and she was just being salty over losing, Emu in the abridged series is shown to have engaged in this after beating Nico and enjoyed how much she cried about it.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Emu Hojo.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: Hiiro finds Chibi Wars 3 on Kiriya's computer and runs into a helpful NPC modeled after Lazer Bike Gamer Level 1. Instead of playing the game, he just kills the NPC to win. That's how he wins the blank Gashat for Maximum Mighty X.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Taiga and Nico banter with each other and Nico mentions that one of her hobbies is annoying the hell out of him. Despite this, they are extremely close and deeply care about each other.
  • Vocal Evolution: The first two episodes have at least one character sound different from usual because of health troubles with their voice actors.
    • According to Maddie, she broke her back falling off a zipline a few weeks prior to being cast and Emu's delivery in episode 1 is a bit flatter than normal as a result of her recording while laying down.
    • Hiiro's voice in his debut sounds different from what it sounds like in subsequent appearances, due to ProtoDubs having been sick when he recorded those lines.
  • Wham Line: Kuroto breaks the news to Emu like he does in the show… but there's a slight change. "HOJO EMU!!! You are… the protagonist of a toku abridged series!" and then, immediately after that in Episode 7, "You are… the creator of Mighty No. 9!"
  • What the Hell, Hero?: More like, "What the Hell, Hiiro." In Chou Super Hero Taisen Abridged, Amu calls out Hiiro on playing with his computer while people are dying at the hands of a patient he neglected. Hiiro is actually trying to enter the Game World to deal with the problem, but his parting words to Amu as he does so make her no less pissed off at him.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: The Stingers for a few of the specials and movies have these. Chou Super Hero Taisen: The Abridged Movie and "Hiiro's Goofy Movie" for example.
    • Ironically, the final episode of Ghost Abridged, where one would expect such an epilogue, is the only episode of it to lack one.
  • Where the Hell Is Springfield?: The setting might be Los Angeles. Or Japan. It's not really certain.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Amu and Naga both think this about Eight Kirino's name.
  • Yandere: Mage's alternate persona, YanderMage, who is obsessed with Yamato Kazakiri and committed genocide on the Zyumans by setting Zyuland ablaze, has become a character in the TACU (pronounced taco) as of Chou Super Hero Taisen Abridged.
  • Why Won't You Die?: Kiriya angrily asks this when Masamune is still alive for one last fight after Poppy's sacrifice, and Emu repeats it when that last fight ends.
  • Yaoi Fangirl:
    • Asuna and Nico.
    • Kuroto blackmails Emu by threatening to reveal his fan fictions, including his yaoi ships.
  • Ye Olde Butchered English: Utchy speaks in this manner when he first introduces himself to Amu and Poppy. Then Poppy asks him if the Game Master he's referring to is Kuroto and he drops it to just go, "Yeah. Sure. Whatever, this way."
  • You Are Already Dead:
    • Kuroto says this to Kiriya before murdering him.
    • Totema says the Japanese version of the line before Genm kills Emu in Gorider Abridged.
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