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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.

"Wishology" contains examples of:

  • 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.
  • Big Damn Movie: Collectively, the longest one in the series at 135 minutes.
  • Big "NO!": Done in the third film, where it is uttered by the Destructinator as he realizes Timmy grabbed the detonator for the multitudes of explosives he had absorbed... and activated it. Shortly thereafter, he is blown apart in a massive explosion.
  • 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
  • The 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: The trilogy's events wouldn't have happened in the first place had the fairies and Turbo Thunder not blindly attacked the Darkness just for looking scary.
  • 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.
  • Fartillery: To recruit Dark Laser in Part 2, Timmy posted an embarrassing video of a caricature of him called Fart Blazer on TooYoube.
    Dark Laser: Timmy Turner! This time you have gone too far! I told you about my irritable bowl in confidence!
  • 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.
  • A Glitch in the Matrix: At the start of "The Final Ending" part, Timmy notices that his fairies (which are actually the Eliminators in disguise) are flickering, but he decides to ignore it for "the best day ever" wish.
  • 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 gets destroyed by his own weaponry.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: This turns out to be the Darkness's true motivation. It only fought Thunder World and Fairy World because they attacked first, and later returned to get revenge on the later. Its reason for chasing Timmy was not out of revenge, but because the blast he shot into it from the first wand was the first pleasant thing someone ever threw into it..
  • Joke of the Butt:
    • "The Exciting Middle Part" has a recurring gag where it's repeatedly stated that Timmy has tight glutes.
    • "The Final Ending" has the Destructinator get rid of Jorgen by giving him rocket glutes, resulting in Jorgen flying away when the rockets in his rear end blast off.
  • Late to the Action: Timmy is thought to be The Chosen One because of a depiction of a super buff version of himself is shown on the prophecy. Just when Timmy has defeated the Darkness for the first time, and it believes the prophecy has been fulfilled, a guy who looks exactly like the depiction shows up. Turns out, he was supposed to be the chosen one, but he slept through the first part.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: After Timmy sacrificed himself to the Darkness, the entity creates an illusion of a perfect existence for the boy however, this could be because the Darkness wanted Timmy genuinely happy and to keep the 10-year-old close to it's heart rather than trap him.
  • The Men in Black: The Military Extra-terrestrial Research facility investigate alien sightings, but aren't as good at their jobs as they think they are.
  • Mistaken for Aliens: The agents of M.E.R.F. mistake Timmy for an alien because of the fact that he's being followed by an army of killer robots (the Eliminators) and a lack of records proving Timmy's existence (since Jorgen erased everyone's memories in a misguided effort to protect Timmy from the Eliminators).
  • Motive Misidentification: In "The Exciting Middle Part", the Darkness constantly chased Timmy throughout the universe, with everyone thinking it was out of revenge for him initially defeating it. While revenge is true for the Lead Eliminator, it turns out that the blast from the guitar-wand Timmy shot into the Darkness was the first good thing someone ever shot it with, and as such, it was after Timmy because it wanted him as a friend.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In retrospect, Jorgen erasing everyone’s memories of Timmy was more troublesome than helpful, as Timmy's confusion and frustration at everyone in Dimmsdale not recognizing him ends with the ten-year-old boy inadvertently exposing his presence to the Eliminators. Not only that, Timmy ended up getting arrested by MERF due to not having any public records.
  • 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!
  • Outside-Context Problem: The Darkness serves as this — an Eldritch Abomination with an army of robots for enforcers is far out of everyone's league. The ancient fairies only narrowly defeated it in the past and things get so bad that Timmy revealing the existence of his fairies to everyone else isn't even much of an issue — the situation is so dire, Da Rules don't apply.
  • Planet of Hats: Turbo Thunder's home planet of Thunder World was a world where everyone had super powers.
  • 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: Playing rock music saves the day 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 addition, Poof is teething and chews on Timmy's arm, eventually helping save the day by teething on the Lead Eliminator's weapon in response to being told by Timmy that it is a teething ring.
    • In Part 2, someone revealing they had a spaceship and then accidentally launching it before anyone can get onboard.
    • In Part 3, everyone being distracted by fawning over how cute Poof is when he is smiling.
  • Schmuck Bait: Eliminators disguised as Timmy's family and friends while their real selves are kidnapped pull several surprise attacks on Timmy, with the most obvious one being from the Eliminator disguised as Trixie:
    Kiss me, you fool!
  • The Scottish Trope: In Part 1, everybody seems to not remember who Timmy is. As it turns out, Jorgen deliberately erased their memories of him, as when Timmy reaches his Rage Breaking Point and angrily shouts his full name, it ends up alerting the Eliminators to his presence.
  • Skyward Scream: Parodied in "Wishology: The Exciting Middle Part", which ends with a big "Dagnabit!"
  • Second Chapter Cliffhanger: Parodied in the sixth season's three-parter finale of The Fairly OddParents!. Timmy wishes to do his own Movie Trilogy but things start going haywire when his fairies are removed from the picture. While "The Big Beginning" ends with a very vague Sequel Hook, "The Exciting Middle Part" ends in a Heroic Sacrifice, with Timmy turning himself to The Darkness. We are meant to believe it ends like this but, as any genre-savvy viewer knows, of course, it doesn't. The over-the-topness doesn't help in taking it seriously either.
  • Series Fauxnale: The Big Damn Movie nature of the trilogy has many fans believe this was meant to be the end of the series, especially when it was learned that earlier drafts of the story had Timmy's secret revealed with no mention 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.
  • 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. After the day is saved, Timmy is informed by Jorgen that his friends and family will have their memories of the adventure erased and that Timmy will go back to his normal and miserable life where his only joy is provided by his fairy godparents.
  • 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!
  • Surrounded by Idiots: The Lead Eliminator is visibly annoyed by his two partners, most notably when they decide to get pink shirts in response to his wearing a leather jacket and sunglasses.
  • 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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Timmy vs The Destructinator

Timmy is able to trick the Destructinator into eating the bombs he stuffed into Earth after discretely swiping the detonator.

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