Follow TV Tropes


Webcomic / SVTFOE Metaverse

Go To

So, there are a lot of Fan-Created Offspring in the Star vs. the Forces of Evil fandom. Given that alternate timelines are canon, all of these children could conceivably exist at the same time, and maybe even meet each other...but how does one go about doing that?

Create a dimension where they can all interact with each other, of course!

The SVTFOE Metaverse is a concept thought up by MoringMark (creator of the popular Ship War AU comic) centered on the Citadel of Starco, a place where every Starco child can hang out. The main storyline focuses on Elizabeth (from Ship War AU) and Luna (an OC created by chibicmps), but other artists and writers can contribute as well. This comic series has not been updated since 2018.


A compilation of comics can be found here.

This series contains the following tropes:

  • Aerith and Bob: The names of the kids tend to range from fairly normal (Elizabeth, Stella, Phoebe, Luna) to exotic (Rise, Nova, Marnmillaria, Heckin' Skulls).
  • Air-Vent Passageway: The only way to get to the Manna/Janco hideout, which is hidden in the Citadel. Heckin' Skulls makes liberal use of them.
  • Always Someone Better: The Tomstar HQ seems to be more fun to be in than the Citadel of Starco at times. Plus, they're canon.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Nova has Solius, who gets Connor to come and help with the Citadel's systems by telling him Nova is getting forcibly married to someone else.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Luna Ellice Butterfly's list of crimes include stalking, harassment, "Grand Theft Eagle", and refusal to shower.
  • Advertisement:
  • Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop: The Citadel's security force. You either have Elizabeth (see Cowboy Cop below) or the other members, who do things such as let people in when they have visible weapons on their person and confiscate pets and nachos.
  • Bad Moon Rising: Subverted; while there is a blood-red moon hovering above the Citadel, it's meant to symbolize the fact that their parents are soul mates. It also serves as the Citadel's main power source.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Used in this comic, when a lost Starco kid wanders into the Tomstar HQ.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Everyone can breathe in space, so getting sucked out into it is little more than an annoyance. This is especially noticeable with the Jarco kids, who (unlike every other pairing) don't even have a proper building and instead live on an asteroid.
  • Advertisement:
  • Big Damn Heroes: Luna's dad arrives just in time to save Elizabeth and Luna from a crystal robot.
  • Big Good: Nova (mrevaunit42's Starco child) seems to be the leader of the Citadel.
  • Blackmail: As a kid, Luna once blackmailed her father into letting her have more cookies.
  • Bond One-Liner: "Rest in pieces, crystal scum."
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Heckin' does it when she's confident she won't die during the battle with the crystal robots.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • The Jarco kids are forced to live on a barren moon with cheap tents for shelter while the other kids get their own luxurious bases, because unlike most of the other kids who are royalty with access to vast wealth, resources and/or powerful magic and allies note , the Jarco kids parents are two perfectly normal, mundane human beings without access to any of the advantages needed to build their children a space fortress.note 
    • Elizabeth is often the butt of a joke, usually for her Cowboy Cop tendencies and/or her rivalry with Heckin Skulls.
  • Cheerful Child: Hortensia is an absolute sweetheart… which is surprising, considering her Dark and Troubled Past.
  • Chew-Out Fake-Out: What Elizabeth does to the girls who stole the Tomstar HQ's chocolate fountain.
  • Cowboy Cop: Arguably, Elizabeth. Everything she does is (ostensibly) for the safety of the Citadel, but she has a tendency to go behind Nova's back in order to do it. Not to mention she seems to like using her memory-wipe gun a bit too much…
  • Crack Pairing: Occasionally, children that are the result of these show up, such as a child of Pony Head and Tom.
  • Crazy-Prepared: The Marcos Corner can become heavily fortified at a moment's notice, because "once a safe kid, always a safe kid".
  • Crossover: KujaroJotu made one between the Metaverse and his own fanwork, Stories from Steven's Future, in which Celeste (his own Starco fankid) brings a disguised Rose and Vihaan (the children of Steven Universe and Connie Maheswaran) to the Citadel.
  • Crossover Ship: There are at least two factions of crossover pairing children that communicate with the Citadel at different points:
    • One is the SS Crossover, a ship full of Space Pirates who raid the Citadel for snacks. They're led by Sandy, the daughter of Star Butterfly and Hiro Hamada.
    • The other is the Association of SVTFOE Crossover Pairings (ASCP for short), who have the goal of making a place where every rarepair child can hang out. They're led by Terry, the son of Jackie-Lynn Thomas and Julie Yamamoto.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: A few of the Starco kids have these. Hortensia's probably takes the cake, though: she can turn people into violent zombies just by looking at them, and (thanks to a dose of Power Incontinence), she accidentally destroyed Mewni with this power, forcing her brother to blind her before leaving her to die. And she was only a toddler at the time.
  • Dead Fic: As of March 30, 2022, MoringMark is no longer making Star vs. the Forces of Evil comics due to a lack of new ideas. It is uncertain if he will ever go back to continuing this series.
  • Deflector Shield: The Citadel has a blood moon force field.
  • Enemy Mine: Heckin' helps the Citadel fight off the crystal robots.
  • Fantastic Racism: Simply being a non-Starco kid and being on the Citadel is enough to get you detained or thrown into space. Note that no other group has such a prejudice. The Tomstar kids treat any Starco kids who wander into their base perfectly well, and Word of God is that many of the Marcapoo children have half brothers and sisters that are Starco or are dating or friends with Tomstar kids, so they don't hold a grudge.
  • Feet-First Introduction: Literally–Elizabeth first got introduced to Sunnia when the girl went feet-first through a portal and accidentally kicked her in the face.
  • Flipping the Bird: All the Jarco kids do this to the Citadel of Starco in their first appearance.
  • For the Lulz: Everything Heckin' Skulls does is either to annoy Elizabeth or mess with the Citadel as a whole.
  • Frame-Up: Someone vandalizes the Tomstar HQ with Starco propaganda in the hopes that they'll blame the Citadel of Starco. Fortunately, war between the two factions is prevented by Luna, who realizes that whoever did it got the Citadel's logo wrong–something a Starco kid would never do.
  • Generation Xerox: So far, all the Janco kids have acted almost exactly like their mother would.
  • Gilligan Cut: Madama's parents are sure that their daughter is having fun at the Citadel. Cut to her locked up, apparently having broken the rules.
    • When giving pirates access to their snack storage, Nova assures Elizabeth that they won't make a dent, seeing as how they only sent a 12-year-old to gather supplies. Cut to the inside of the storage room, in which a group of more powerful crossover pirates are speedily emptying the room.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Some of the Starco kids' wands take the shape of things like a watering can and an origami flower, and they can still use them effectively.
  • Ink Blot Test: You have to do one in order to get a residence permit at the Citadel. One of the inkblots is made to resemble Star and Marco kissing, and a Tomstar child trying to sneak in flubs the test when she declares the picture to be of "two cheating people".
  • In Memoriam: In-Universe, there's a memorial to a fallen Starco child named Polaris. Nova and Connor find it while evacuating non-combatants from the Citadel.
  • I Think You Broke Him: Galaxia does this to Elizabeth by revealing that she's a Stomco kid.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Elizabeth is equipped with a memory-wipe gun.
  • Me's a Crowd: While his daughter is touring the citadel, Luna's dad is told to wait in the "Marcos Corner" with all the other Marcos. Activities include karate demonstrations, Space Unicorn karaoke, and nacho eating contests.
    "I found my people."
    • There used to be something like that for Stars, too...until one Star mistook another Star's Marco for her own, then did something which made them shut it down.
  • Mistaken Identity: How Elizabeth and Luna met–the former thought the latter was a criminal also named Luna Butterfly.
  • Morality Pet: Luna slowly becomes one for Elizabeth.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Elizabeth demanding that the shield's energy get redirected leaves the Citadel vulnerable to a new threat.
  • Oh, Crap!: Elizabeth's reaction when she realizes that she's about to recieve an 11-on-1 beatdown.
  • Pet the Dog: When Elizabeth learns of fellow sister Hortensia's tragic backstory, she immediately goes to hug her.
  • Rage Quit: Elizabeth when she gets beaten at a video game multiple a Tomstar child.
  • Reality Subtext: At one point during the fight with the crystal robots, Starco child Lexinote  frets that she can't fight, and that she shouldn't even be there. Another Starco child gives her a pep talk that ends with "As long as you keep fightingnote , you will become a better fighternote ." Lexi, inspired, slices a crystal robot in half with her wand-scythe.
  • Retroactive Wish: A Jarco kid wishes that the Blood Moon would disappear. Seconds later, it's stolen by the mysterious ship. She immediately wishes for a boyfriend after seeing this.
  • Rousing Speech: Elizabeth tries to give one to the remaining kids after they're backed into the Marcos Corner by the robots. When that doesn't work, she promises them a spa.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Elizabeth has this attitude at times.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Elizabeth tries to flee when she sees the crystal robots, but Luna stops her.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: In-Universe, the Citadel of Starco doesn't have the best relationship with other SVTFOE pairing hangouts. This is most pronounced with the Jarco and Tomstar kids.
  • Shout-Out: The Citadel of Starco may be a reference to the Citadel of Ricks.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Occasionally, the interdimensional siblings will get into fights with each other.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Heckin' Skulls and Elizabeth to each other.
  • Stealth Pun: The Tomstar HQ has cannons.
  • This Means Warpaint: Elizabeth does this with the remains of a tomato Heckin' threw at her before going out to fight off the crystal robots.
  • Unperson: Jeremy Butterfly's arc, in which he (for some reason) doesn't exist in the Citadel of Starco's records and has to deal with the fallout.
  • Verbal Tic: Heckin' Skulls likes to say "heckin'" a lot.
  • Wham Episode: Three in a row:
    • This comic. Elizabeth raises the Citadel's defenses and redirects the shield "just in case", only for an unknown threat to arrive. The only clues we get to identify this threat is their ship and the one person aboard, who wears Scary Shiny Glasses and a Marco-style hoodie.
    • Next is this comic, in which Elizabeth's decisions bite her in the butt, and the mysterious ship steals the Blood Moon.
    • Finally, this comic, in which the mysterious ship makes a direct attack on the Citadel with crystalline robots.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: There's a Tomstar kid named Heckin' Skulls.