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Wishology is a trilogy of television movies that collectively served as the season six finale for The Fairly OddParents. Broken up into "The Big Beginning", "The Exciting Middle Part", and "The Final Ending", each an hour-long, it aired over a single weekend in May 2009.

One day, Timmy wishes to star in his own movie trilogy, but the wish is interrupted by Jorgen von Strangle taking his fairies away for an unknown emergency. The next day, Timmy discovers that not only does no one seem to remember his existence, but that he's being hunted by some strange robots known as the Eliminators. It soon turns out that Timmy is The Chosen One meant to defeat the Eliminators and their master, The Darkness, before they can destroy the universe. To do so, Timmy must retrieve three special wands scattered throughout the galaxy, which are the only objects powerful enough to combat it. However, as the plot goes on, the truth of the situation turns out not as cut and dry as previously believed.



  • All There in the Script: In the early drafts of Wishology, the Eliminators were created by the Darkness from the rockets that Turbo Thunder's people fired into it.
  • Almost Kiss: This continually happens with Timmy and Trixie in the third part. First he mistakenly kissed Mark Chang, then Dad, followed by Jorgen.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Timmy manages to gain the help of Crocker, Dark Laser, and Vicky by promising them, respectively, to let Crocker see his fairies, to let Dark Laser destroy him when the crisis is over, and to give Vicky twenty bucks.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: KISS is the Magical Order of Rockin' Fairies! Or MORF (not to be confused with MARF).
  • Big Bad: In the first two parts, The Darkness appears to be this. However, in the third part the The Lead Eliminator is revealed to be the actual villain.
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  • Big Damn Movie: Collectively, the longest one in the series at 135 minutes.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: In the final scenes of the third installment Timmy Turner does this to Turbo Thunder and Jorgen for attacking the Darkness for looking scary and not because it did anything to them
  • Chosen One: Zigzaged many times. In the first movie, Jorgen tells Timmy the Eliminators are following him because of a cave prophecy. However it turns out that Turbo Thunder is the chosen one. Something he couldn't do because he was late. Look at Unchosen One for more details.
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: See the reason Timmy Turner called Turbo Thunder and Jorgen Von Strangle out.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Although the Darkness was frequently attacked because it looked dark and scary, it was simply looking for friends, not trouble
  • The Dragon: The Lead Eliminator in particular after he transformed into the Destructinator
  • Eldritch Abomination: The Darkness, a mysterious entity made completely out of shadow and been perceived as a threat for thousands of years. It's actually benevolent, but still.
  • Exact Words: When Mark told Timmy he couldn't pull a spaceship out of his pockets, Timmy then said what he'd need to contact someone who did have a spaceship. Mark then quickly pulled said items from his pockets. Don't look at him like that, Timmy. Mark said he couldn't pull a spaceship out of his pockets.
    • Ironically, the prophecy that the chosen one would light the darkness. Timmy does, but by giving it a far less terrifying form so it will no longer be attacked.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: Seriously? Timmy gets hunted down by the police just because he supposedly stole a quarter?
  • Fun with Acronyms: M.A.R.F. - Middle Age Rock Festival; M.E.R.F. - Military Extraterrestrial Research Facility; and M.O.R.F. - Magical Order of Rocking Fairies.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Both Timmy and Jorgen. In the first part of the trilogy, Jorgen magically transforms himself into Timmy to protect the boy from the Darkness and at the end of the second part Timmy sacrifices himself to protect everyone, including his sworn enemies for help
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The Destructinator at the end of part three.
  • The Men in Black: The Military Extra-terrestrial Research facility.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In retrospect, Jorgen erasing everyone’s memories of Timmy was more troublesome than helpful.
  • Now or Never Kiss: Between Timmy and Trixie in the last scene of the second part.
  • Oh, Crap!: The look on the Destructinator's face when Timmy in the final scenes says in response to the Destructinator's question if he had any last words. Timmy says "Yeah, when I crashed into you in space, I sorta stole your detonator"; the look on that giant robot's face is priceless!
  • Potty Emergency: Due to having middle-aged bladders, Mr. Crocker and Timmy's parents make continuous pit stops on their way to M.A.R.F, even end up going behind cacti at one point.
  • Power of Rock: In Part 1, with an awesome guest appearance of KISS!
  • Running Gag:
    • In Part 1, Timmy is terrible when driving motorcycles. As well as the Potty Emergency mentioned above.
    • In Part 2, someone revealing they had a spaceship and then accidentally launching it before anyone can get onboard.
  • Schmuck Bait: Eliminators disguised as Timmy's family and friends while their real selves are kidnapped pull this on Timmy, with the most obvious one being from the Eliminator disguised as Trixie:
    Kiss me, you fool!
  • Skyward Scream: Parodied in "Wishology: The Exciting Middle Part", which ends with a big "Dagnabit!"
  • Series Fauxnale: The Big Damn Movie nature of the trilogy has many fans believe this was meant to be the case, especially when it was learned that earlier drafts of the story had Timmy's secret revealed with no mentioned of a Reset Button. However, further seasons had already been ordered, with season seven premiering just a few months later.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: In The Final Ending, which has a bit more serious plot than the first two parts, Timmy's parents, friends, and enemies, most of whom are comical characters, are sent by the head eliminator into the Darkness early in the film, when the stakes rise and remain there until the ending of the movie.
  • Shout-Out:
    • There are several. In fact, the first part of the trilogy contains a number of them ranging from The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. In fact, Timmy lampshades this in the second part when they're in a Star Wars-style cantina, by saying, "This seems weirdly familiar" and later on stating "Okay, now I know I've seen this somewhere before." Speaking of Star Wars, at right at the beginning of the third part, we have Cosmo narrating his take on the famous "text scrawl".
    • The entire M.A.R.F. sub-plot has shades of Scooby-Doo, outfit and MARF Machine-wise.
    • From Doctor Who: The Stars Are Going Out.
  • The Stars Are Going Out: Mostly the first part's final scene, when one Fairy Warrior is swallowed with all the others by the Darkness, causing this trope to happen.
  • Status Quo Is God: As per usual with many of Butch Hartman's works.
  • Suspiciously Apropos Music: During Timmy's encounter with the Lead Eliminator in the alleyway before the first commercial, eerie music is playing. Turns out, it's coming from a conveniently placed radio playing music from the station K-R-E-P which broadcasts 'creepy music for those creepy alley cliffhangers'.
    Jorgen: I hate this station!
  • Two-Part Trilogy: Somewhat lampshaded by the titles for the individual parts: "The Big Beginning", "The Exciting Middle Part", and "The Final Ending". More blatantly lampshaded by the ending cards: "The End", "To Be Continued...", and "The Total End".
  • Unchosen One: Everyone still treats Timmy like the chosen one, with some in the third film saying "Worst. Chosen one. Ever." In the last part of the prophecy, Timmy IS a chosen one.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: The Destructinator. He's an Omnicidal Maniac dedicated to the destruction of other worlds and willing to kill a 10 year old boy. He is so atrocious he was the first and only character in the series to be Killed Off for Real.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In combination with the example of Calling the Old Man Out, Timmy does this to Turbo Thunder and Jorgen over the way they reacted to the Darkness.
  • Why Am I Ticking?: In the climax of the third part Timmy unbeknownst to the Destructinator, had taken his detonator, intended to be Earth's Earth-Shattering Kaboom, and uses it on him.


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