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Fantendo is a Fandomnote  creative-writing wiki that presents Nintendo game ideas—make that ideas for media in general—in the format of realistic wiki articles. It was founded in 2007, its original userbase overlapping with the Super Mario Wiki.
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Users can share concepts they've come up with for their favorite series, crafting elaborate descriptions of these imagined works, alongside fanfic, comics, and more. The proof-of-concept articles are decorated with custom art and graphics, such as Fan Art, logos, box art, original web design, and music. Working on an article's presentation can be as much a creative outlet as the ideas in it, which contributes to defictionalization not being a priority.

Despite the name, original series have proven very popular within the community. The "Fantendoverse" Shared Universe crosses its own lore and characters with dozens of established Fantendo series at a time, with assorted influence from comic books, anime, and other media.

In 2015, the Fantendoverse's continuity was reset for the "New Fantendoverse" era, establishing a universe similar to Marvel's and DC's. The project drew longterm community attention and inspired many Alternate Continuities. A canceled second reboot called "Fantendoverse Tau" was planned to succeed it in 2020. The "Boundless Fantendoverse" was then created in 2021 to replace it.

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  • 1-Up: Some editors seem to adore these items, and have created new versions granting different numbers of lives—even negative.
  • Aborted Arc: Happens very frequently, especially with most Fantendo crossovers. Averted with Fantendo Smash Bros. Shattered and its sequels Fantendo Sports Resort and Fantendo Smash Bros. Victory.
  • Achievement System: Uses Fandom's achievements extension. There are custom badge tracks for editing pages in certain genres, series, and other categories.
  • Aerith and Bob: A mix of common and unusual names was bound to emerge, especially in crossovers like the Fantendoverse. As early as the original Fantendo Smash Bros., fighter names range from Adam, to 4.13, to Tango the Llama Lord.
  • Afraid of Their Own Strength: Lucky Veridian grows anxious and reclusive from being unable to control his erebokinesis magic and wanting to avoid causing damage with it.
  • Alliterative Name: Prince Paint, Susan Syringe, and Zing Zang Zoodi are just a few examples.
  • Alternate Continuity: It became common to make alternate Fantendoverses after the resurgence caused by the New Fantendoverse. Examples include the Dualverse, Medieverse, Pyroverse, and the What-Ifs? art series. Many are justified by the Shattering having fractured the original Fantendoverse into multiple new universes.
  • Alternate Reality Game: Little Lenny Penguin Breaks the Fourth Wall possessed many ARG elements and was frequently updated during its heyday.
  • Alternate Self: The casts of alternate Fantendoverses. It's especially common to render Unten a drastically different character. Reten and Mynis are examples that have crossed over with the main continuity. Subverted for Heralds, who don't have alternate selves with the same powers within the timeline.
  • Amicable Exes: Unten and Kiva Glaive had a brief romance before Glaive left to find a way to defeat Doomulus Grime. They seem to have parted on good terms, as Kiva refers to them as old friends.
  • Amnesiac Hero: In his debut story, Finian Felicis doesn't remember who he is or how he died.
  • Angelic Transformation: Aingeru has an angelic Winged Humanoid form, thanks to the power of the titular items of the Battle of Bracelets series.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Tigzon the TigerStar, a Zon spirit that Tai Z. Takara can transform into, is a tiger-fox with exceptional parkour, speed, and fighting skills.
  • Animorphism:
    • Tai Z. Takara is able to transform into Tigzon the TigerStar, an anthropomorphic tiger-fox hybrid. Through the same power, Noora Natsumi can turn into her demon-like spirit companion Nightless, and Yami Zu can become a human-cat hybrid named Meko.
    • The Draconids in the Dracon Duel series may appear human, but can shift into a dragonlike form.
  • Anthropomorphic Food:
    • In Sugar Cannon, Foodtopia is populated by all sorts of living food characters, including creatures called Flavor Sprites.
    • Gummi Squadron!!! also focuses on food-themed beings like the titular gummis.
  • Apocalypse How: The Shattering is at least a Class X-4 for the original Fantendoverse, forcing its deities to relocate to another universe.
  • April Fools' Day: Has been observed since 2010 or earlier. Pranks usually involve changing the wiki's theme, ranging from bright, clashing color palettes to unsolicited Product Placement for cereal.
  • Art Evolution: The bar for both visual art and article presentation has raised substantially since the wiki started. Imitating Nintendo renders was the sought-after style at the turn of the decade, be it by recoloring the renders directly, making more sophisticated image edits, using 3D shapes in Microsoft PowerPoint, or designing bizarre Mii heads as a base.note  While there are still talented image editors on the wiki, the current trend has been digitally drawing characters and other elements in 2D, causing many users to improve their own art skills with practice. Articles themselves have gotten increasingly stylized, with authors squeezing as much graphic design potential as possible out of custom wikitext formatting and CSS rules not hardcoded into the Fandom skin.
  • Artifact Title: The wiki has long accepted non-Nintendo content.
  • Artificial Limbs: Doomulus Zharpine, the eighth community character, has mechanically enhanced limbs that allow them to disassemble their body and remotely control the parts.
  • Art-Style Dissonance: Super Smash Bros. Something is a serious and extensive Featured Article that almost entirely uses simplistic Microsoft Paint art.
  • Author Avatar: Many characters, including some in the early Fantendoverse, go by their creator's username and are initially meant to stand in for them. When other users write these characters, a meta form of Divergent Character Evolution can ensue.
  • Ax-Crazy: Complete with an actual axe in the case of Hiro the Green Lumberjack, who has jumped from an 8-bit game and Cannot Grasp the True Form of reality. He thinks living beings are more trees to cut down for lumber.
  • Beary Friendly: Many of the Beorns are sympathetic characters with a pleasant visual simplicity. The more frightening Beorn designs tend to be less ursine anyway. As the wiki mascot, Unten especially may evoke Teddy Bear-like imagery for those unfamiliar with the character. A few other characters, like Bowie and Magical Bear, have been based on real teddy bears owned by the creators.
  • Become a Real Boy: Smile from the Ghost Smile series is a ghostborn who wants to live a normal life as a mortal, but has been forced to return to ghosthood after achieving this.
  • The Bermuda Triangle: In the Fantendoverse, it holds large amounts of distortion mist that hides several continents and islands, as well as rare ore and creatures.
  • The B Grade: Actually worth taking seriously in Fundale, where a C+ or lower on any assignment will get the student's whole family permanently kicked out of town if not addressed.
  • Big Bad:
    • Doomulus Grime is presented as the main villain in the early games of Unten's series.
    • In the Fantendoverse, The Enemy serves the antagonist role at first, then The Threat.
    • King Cube KiloBot is the antagonist of the Meta-Form series.
  • Birthday Buddies: Unten and Nebuel Tzunn Chadnezzar share a birthday.
  • Birthday Episode: The story Happy Birthday, Unten! is this for both Unten and new character Nebuel Tzunn Chadnezzar, who crashes the former's party.
  • Bizarro Elements:
    • Andy Pasta's power is to always have access to boiling pasta and sauce, which he uses, possibly telekinetically, as a weapon.
    • Users have created articles for at least thirty Pokémon types since 2014. Many of them play up the existing weirdness of the type system, finding increasingly specific or redundant niches. The ideas progress from Wind, Light, and Gas, through concepts like Demon, Quartz, and Clean types. At the time of writing, the list culminates in the Bunny type in 2021, which retypes all vaguely lagomorph-themed Pokémon and Cinderace's signature move.
    • The elements in Project EXPE's Alignment system include Analogy, Amber, Coma, Empire, Flagellate, Gluon, Gravity, Height, Isolation, Hydrogen Peroxide, Kardashev, Law, Membrane, Nitrogen, Pixel, Sentience, Stock, Sugar, Trope, and Quota. Each one has its own projectile and abilities.
  • Bland-Name Product: The Fantendo Fanon Federation served as the site's equivalent to E3.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: The KillGames series centers around a titular tournament "where people kill eachother in the most gruesome ways possible".
  • Born Unlucky: A downplayed aspect of Lucky Veridian's character.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: As the DynamicPageList extension is in relatively minor use, the category system is built around this. It's common for editors to add sequences of categories like "2D Games, Platforming Games, 2D Platforming Games". Some of the involved categories even have dedicated achievement tracks set up.
  • Can't Live with Them, Can't Live without Them: Many community members even joke about a "curse" that makes users keep returning to the site after announcing their departure, a dynamic that goes on to be parodied in some of the work on the wiki.
  • Casting a Shadow: Lucky Veridian has erebokinetic powers after being struck by a magical projectile as a child.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Though having started as a Nintendo fanon wiki, Fantendo has dipped into this several times. The New Fantendoverse serves as this for the Fantendoverse, featuring a darker, comic book-inspired lore. KillGames' rise to popularity may be another example.
  • Character Blog: Works such as TRICK, an interactive, Halloween-themed webcomic, use this format.
  • The Chosen One: While Unten is the one prophesized to stop Doomulus Grime, Sia also believes she is the chosen one, despite not fitting the prophecy's description.
  • Clone by Conversion: In an early story, a character named Sam took on Unten's appearance after Unten's spirit passed the Light Sword onto him.
  • Continuation: Just about every sufficiently well-known Nintendo series has attracted ideas for new games. In addition to new plot ideas, many users describe new mechanics and features to brainstorm how the series can carry on and evolve from a gameplay perspective. Popular games like Super Mario Odyssey garner lots of focused story expansions. Fandom's page popularity rankings tend to skew toward these, as other fans search for unannounced sequels and find Fantendo articles in lieu of game news. Continuations for a specific work may be listed on a category page, or rarely, a "canon game" article created as a directory for this content.
  • Continuity Reboot: The New Fantendoverse resets the timeline in an event called the Shattering.
  • Continuity Rebooter: Clockwarx is described as the manifestation of the Shattering that kickstarted the New Fantendoverse era.
  • Cooldown: Many fanon powerups and fighting game moves suggest this limitation. Cooldowns are often listed at "5 seconds", although this can seem significantly longer than the author was thinking in the context of Action Games.
  • Cool Helmet: Having hoped to become a knight as a kid, Pesh started wearing an iron knight helmet to hide a scar, and kept wearing it after it healed.
  • Cool Shades: Rose Reaper and Melissa Dust wear red-and blue-tinted shades, respectively. Robyn Sephora also wears a pair of alien-detecting goggles.
  • Creation Story: The details of the New Fantendoverse's creation become relevant through the Divine Conflict waged between the old and new deities.
  • Crossover:
    • Super Smash Bros. is among the Nintendo series with the most fangames on the site. People already love predicting newcomers and entire rosters, so adapting this to the wiki format is to be expected.
    • Directly inspired by it, the Fantendo Smash Bros. series pulls together different characters from across many, mostly original continuities and games. The concept expanded into the Fantendoverse, which forms a cohesive overarching plot and includes games in other genres.
    • "Umbrella games" exist for the Weird Crossover niche, with rosters and other content determined by unabashed Author Appeal.
  • Cute Slime Mook: Jel, the slime companion created by Jill Johnson, takes direct influence from these enemies.
  • Cyborg: All but perhaps one member of the Doomuli were formerly various species whose tissue was replaced with special technology, granting them immortality.
  • De-power: In the Fantendoverse, Descension strips a deity of their powers and immortality. As it is heavily limited to Unten's species, there have been attempts to create artificial Beorns with this power, but only draining the blood of an existing Beorn has worked. Ten characters are listed as able to use Descension.
  • Derivative Differentiation: Some articles attempt this, such as Fantendo Smash Bros. games that drift from the Super Smash Bros. gameplay formula while retaining unique elements of the Fantendo equivalent.
  • Destroyer Deity: The Fan's twin brother, The Enemy, sought to destroy the Fantendoverse.
  • Dimensional Traveler: Heralds in the Fantendoverse can open portals to this end.
  • Divine Conflict: When their original universe was destroyed, The Fan and The Enemy set up the New Fantendoverse in what they believed was an uninhabited world, starting a war with its true ruler, The Threat.
  • Doomed Hometown: Doomulus Grime drilled Unten's planet Zeon in half in Fissure, the first game in their series. This set up the reinterpretation that Zeon was destroyed in the process, which became standard for reboots and retellings of Unten's backstory.
  • Doorstopper: As of early 2022, the wiki has eight pages that are over a million bytes long. Many of them are subpages, split from their main articles due to their length, and so don't give the full scope of a project on their own.
    • The former longest page is a story mode transcript that, if printed with 300 words per page, would clock in at over one thousand pages. It is just one of 23 subpages of its main article. Three of its subpage siblings have also cracked 100,000 bytes (with their main article at 99,000).
    • In September 2022, another user managed to write a story mode that hit MediaWiki's maximum article size of 2048 kibibytes, forcing the story to continue on a second subpage.
  • Doppelgänger: Half of the Fantendo Sports Resort roster is made up of these.
  • Eagleland: Former Turbo recolor Snaily Joe is a snail politician whose shell is patterned after the United States flag. The slogan of his presidential campaign is simply "Democracy!" The justification for this vague campaign promise is that apparently term limits don't exist, and the immortal incumbent is still the nation's first president.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: Unten was initially shown as a disembodied head. Early art that gave him a full body could be inconsistent, with one design recoloring a Yoshi from the neck down. This one is occasionally called back to or reworked into a dinosaurian Super Mode. U-Rex is another reference to it.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Unten's backstory was only codified with the New Fantendoverse, after which it became widely accepted. As a result, some previous storylines now seem out of place.
    • Unten was King Plumber's bodyguard.
    • Rather than electric abilities, Unten's first weapon was the Light Sword. He also wielded a crossbow. At one point, Netnu used a gun called the Beorn Justicer.
    • According to Fantendo Heroes UNITE!!!, Unten sacrificed himself, and his spirit passed on the Light Sword to a character named Sam. Sam's appearance then changed so that he resembles Unten. The twist was never mentioned again, and Sam and Unten both appear in UNITE!!!'s sequel without explanation. One could believe, however, that the Unten of future stories since has been Sam all along.
    • Unten sacrificed himself in at least two other continuities.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: The destruction of Zeon.
  • Elemental Powers: Very common. Unten can use latent electric powers under the right circumstances, whereas many other characters have such powers outright.
  • Endangered Species: Beorns are heavily scattered after the destruction of their home planet Zeon, and thus at constant risk of extinction.
  • Enemy Mine: Across continuities, Doomulus Grime generally serves as a villain for Unten and his planet. The Fantendo Now episode "A Flash Beorn Our Eyes" called for Unten and Grime to team up to escape their marooning on a distant planet.
  • Equivalent Exchange: The only known way to create an artificial Beorn with Descension powers is to drain the blood of an existing Beorn.
  • Evil Gloating: Played for Laughs with GherooB, who is known for ruining his own evil speeches.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin:
    • Despite growing broader than the name "Fantendo" suggests, and was perhaps intended to mean, it still adequately describes the bulk of the wiki's content (Nintendo Fan Works) and audience (Nintendo fans).
    • RedYoshi is a red Yoshi character. The same naming convention applies to everyone in his series.
    • The game Flip Dies! was written to defy character guidelines stating that Flip wasn't allowed to die.
  • Expy: Hiro the Green Lumberjack is an expy of Mario, with influence from the protagonist of Super Pitfall.
  • Fan Art: Frequently made to show official characters in new poses and styles, and for consistency with any original art appearing alongside it.
  • Fanfic: Over a thousand pages are expressly categorized as such, and story mode subpages tend to use the same format. The rest of Fantendo is something like if you tried to write fanfiction in the form of wiki articles.
  • Fictional Currency:
    • Several countries on Osiris use an original currency called the Page.
    • Fantendollars have been proposed for the Fantendoverse's currency.
  • Fictional Video Game: The central premise of the wiki; a place for users to make articles about their own game ideas.
  • Fighting Your God: And Beorns (Unten's species) have the power of Descension to dethrone them, removing the deity's powers and immortality. In Fantendo Smash Bros. Victory, when The Fan and The Enemy undermine his effort to Reconcile the Bitter Foes by trying to descend The Threat, Unten turns on his gods and uses this ability on them instead.
  • Forced Transformation: Doomulus Thunderine developed the Beorn Beam ability, which transforms its target into a Beorn, thus limiting their established abilities.
  • Forever War: The war between the original Fantendoverse's deities and The Threat lasts for billions of years.
  • Fun with Acronyms: The Fantendoverse organization Forces Against National Threats is better known as F.A.N.T., and later joined by an organization named E.N.D.O..

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  • Gacha Games: Gotcha! is an umbrella game that takes on this format.
  • Game Music: More rarely included on articles, ranging from YouTube uploads of existing music, to the occasional original composition or soundtrack.
  • Gratuitous Greek:
    • Greek letters are perennially popular for sequel subtitles, as in New Super Mario Bros. Ω. They serve as one of many fallbacks for when the current next sequel number and all the Latin Xtreme Kool Letterz are taken.
    • The Hybrid Δ console combines this with Super Title 64 Advance by appending a capital delta to certain game names. Apparently, in-universe consumers thought it stood for triangle at first.
    • Fantendoverse Tau, intended to be the new era of the Fantendoverse, was named after the Greek letter τ and sometimes spelled with it.
  • Gratuitous Japanese:
    • Patterned after Wikipedia (Japanese: ウィキペディア, Wikipedia) and other wikis' articles on Nintendo games, many fangame pages try to provide Japanese adaptations and transliterations of names, even though more of the userbase seems proficient with European languages.
    • The rebooted Super Mario Powers series uses kanji as subtitles, as in Super Mario Powers note .
  • Great Offscreen War: The New Fantendoverse has limited information on a background event called "The Recolor War", which involved characters with recolored designs being killed or exiled to the Wasteland.
  • Growing Wings: Applies to Aingeru.
  • Haunted Technology: Narobi-Trons are AIs that can transfer their consciousness into screens and other devices. Fanti uses this ability to defeat UNT3N.
  • Heel–Face Turn: One of the earliest fangames, Paper Bleck, accentuates the character development that Count Bleck had in Super Paper Mario. Off of his attempt to annihilate all dimensions, his new goal is to give the "Obvisious Amulet" to African children so they can go to school. Bleck teams up with characters like Goombario, and is pitted against Dimentio, who used to be on his side.
    Shall he find the amulet to save the world AND the Children?
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
  • Human Weapon:
    • The Threat's Top 10, in the eyes of their creator.
    • Aysu Notozawa from Boundless. Her parents have pressured her to train and augment her body to become the ultimate fighter.
  • Immortal Breaker: The Descension power strips the immortality and other powers from deities.
  • Immortality: Standard for Fantendoverse deities. President Richard Independence, the first and current United States president, is also immortal but is implied to switch bodies from time to time.
  • Insistent Terminology: The wiki has settled into using some terms differently than the rest of the Internet.
    • Rather than referring to widely accepted headcanons, "fanon" has been used as a catch-all phrase for all the Fictional Video Games and other Fictional Media that the wiki is dedicated to. While the "Nintendo fanon" in the old tagline certainly includes some such theories, no one on the wiki means to imply that its tens of thousands of fangames all secretly happened in Nintendo series' continuities.
    • On that note, the use of "fangame" has misled many readers into expecting playable projects and demanding release datesnote . In practice, it often either refers to a fanon game article, or the fictional game that such an article represents.
    • "Umbrella games" have been considered difficult to explain, despite pretty much being Author Appeal Massive Multiplayer Weird Crossovers. They were originally called "baby waffles", but are now almost exclusively called umbrellas.
  • Interspecies Adoption: Unten was raised by Chief Dongorio.
  • Interspecies Romance: Unten, a Beorn, has a crush on Rachel Harel, a human.
  • It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: In TaBooki: Growing Up, the story opens on a thunderstorm before revealing that Boo Village was attacked at the same time.
  • It Will Never Catch On: The wiki's founder did not have high hopes for how long it would last, expecting it to languish within months. Users were still worried about the "end of Fantendo" in mid-2009, just two years after its creation and at less than a twelfth as many articles as it would have a decade later. Though Fantendo's popularity is debatable, it has managed to speak to new generations of fans and creatives for far longer than forecasted.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Zerita is described as tough, selfish, and emotionally cold, but truly cares about her loved ones.
  • Kayfabe: As with all such wikis, Fantendo requires at least a smattering of this for most if not all of its pages to look decent, structuring articles as if the fictional releases in question exist in the real world. However, users will acknowledge that This Is a Work of Fiction to prevent confusion and other potential issues from taking the kayfabe too far.
  • Last of His Kind: Unten was sometimes treated as the sole surviving Beorn after the destruction of Zeon, a detail suggested as early as Fissure, before other Beorn characters became too popular to ignore.
  • Level Ate: Foodtopia, the world of Sugar Cannon, as well as the food-themed settings of Gummi Squadron!!!.
  • Lightning Can Do Anything: Turns Yvan into TaBooki when he simultaneously touches a Super Leaf, causing an explosion of light in the process.
  • Literal Split Personality: Aura Synesthesia can split into ten "Auras" embodying different personality traits and abilities.
  • Living Structure Monster: The Pusher's Pile series is based on commanding these.
  • Long-Runners: Series like Fantendo Smash Bros. (2009–) have managed to last over a decade and still get new entries—in its case, every year at the sparsest.
  • Long Title: Unten's home series is usually called That One Series With a Long and Uninteresting Name That I Do Not Wish to Remember.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: The Inkling character Gary has special vocal cords that let him raise his voice to 130 decibels. They are strongest after vocal exercises and overuse can damage his throat. Gary may also lose control of his volume when panicked or angry.
  • Mascot: Unten, the blue, teddy bear-like brainchild of the wiki's founder, has been the mascot of Fantendo nearly since the wiki's conception. These days, it's easy not to realize that it took a while for him to get any official games to his name and fully develop his well-known backstory. Or a body. In the meantime, some early users considered Pokémon fan character Litle P, a blue-tailed Pichu, to be the true mascot of the wiki.
  • Manchild: Doomulus Thunderine is a 38-year-old Pichu with a childish mindset, due to being converted into a Doomulus at a young age.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Played with on a daily, as a good portion of works are crossovers between each other's work.
  • Meaningful Rename:
    • Netnu changing his name to indicate being Unten's opposite and rival.
    • Yvan accepts changing his name to TaBooki after his transformation.
  • Mons Series: With the ubiquitous popularity of—and controversy around the direction of—the Pokémon games, many users have been inspired to come up with original Mon-centered games and set them apart with wanted gameplay features. Kotomo is one original series in the genre.
  • More than Three Dimensions:
    • The Logical Extreme for the Nintendo 3DS family is some sort of four- or higher-dimensional handheld, an idea that has been posed multiple times. The DS-2000 goes up to stereoscopic 6D, whatever that would look like.
    • Nebuel Tzunn Chadnezzar came to the New Fantendoverse from a universe with four spatial dimensions. He wields this knowledge as well as four-dimensional objects to play pranks on 3D heroes.
  • The Multiverse: All articles on the wiki have a place to fit into the multiverse when a crossover is arranged. Most take place outside of the Fantendoverse as standalone projects. The multiverse system has a dedicated page with an incomplete list of universes.
  • No Cartoon Fish: Averted with the cast of Fish 'N' Chips.
  • Non-Indicative Name: The ♪ Mushroom from New Super Mario Bros. ♪ may be considered a misnomer, as its cap instead has a quarter note (♩).
  • Non-Standard Character Design:
    • The Titans in the Fantendoverse are rendered in a different, sketch-like style that makes them appear wiry and alien.
    • Millyrain is lampshaded as such with her Fantendoverse debut in World Tournament. Umbra Shader, her opponent in the first round, comments, "She looks like a lego block…"
  • The Noseless: Characters such as Unten lost their noses in their New Fantendoverse designs. This may be due to artstyle influence from Adventure Time.
  • Official Couple: Misfits agent Aran Leverletto and former member Melissa Dust are husband and wife.
  • One Game for the Price of Two:
    • Many Pokémon fangames do this to match the paired versions of the official games. However, as a contingent of users finds this practice consumer-unfriendly, they are likely to defy the trope when they design their own main-series entries.
    • Fantendoverse X: Time and Space focus on different themes—respectively, the past and potential futures, and alternate universes and parallel dimensions—and include different characters and content.
  • Our Demons Are Different:
    • Helloon is a balloon-like demon who is always held by Redd, the young child he uses as a pawn.
    • Arial is the princess of Hell who wants to escape her old life and works as a vigilante in New York City.
  • Our Presidents Are Different: In the Fantendoverse, President Richard Independence is immortal and has led the United States for the hundreds of years since its founding. His main political rival is a snail.
  • Overly-Long Gag: For its page quote, the article on That One Series With a Long and Uninteresting Name That I Do Not Wish to Remember opens with Mondo prattling on about the series without managing to explain much. The ensuing Wall of Text can easily fill smaller screens.
  • Overly Pre-Prepared Gag: As part of their Human Weapon status, The Threat's Top 10 are named after their ranks, which change if higher-ranking members are killed. The Threat does not care if they off each other. See if you can guess why Six was afraid of Seven.
  • Palette Swap: Especially in the wiki's early years, many well-known fan characters were created by palette-swapping Nintendo renders and adding details to taste. Whereas Unten didn't get into the first Fantendo Smash Bros. game back in 2009, several recolors did—chief among them the particularly illustrative RedYoshi, a red Yoshi character. These days, recolors are viewed with more derision, but it's not purely due to Art Evolution. At one point, thousands of recolors from Vyond started flooding the image search results despite being unused on wiki articles, which prompted debate and special administrative response to deal with.
  • Phlebotinum Overload: Overusing the Hyper Mode Orbs causes a character to enter their Nega Form, which weakens them and prevents them from using weapons, healing, or innate abilities.
  • Physical God: Plenty in the Fantendoverse, chief among them The Fan and The Enemy.
  • Planet Destroyer: Proving unable to suck Zeon dry of its resources and take it over, Doomulus Grime drills the planet in half instead.
  • Poison Mushroom: Several inspired by the Super Mario series.
    • The Fake Fire Flower was created to trick hypothetical players. Even if not collected, it can attack with fireballs.
    • The 1-Down Mushroom is the opposite of a 1-Up. Whether it defeats the player character on the spot, or merely subtracts one life from the counter without interrupting gameplay, is up to interpretation. The concept clearly intrigued some readers, spawning the 3-Down and 5-Down Mushroom, which confirm that collecting these with too few extra lives could cause an instant Game Over.
  • P.O.V. Sequel: Super Luigi Odyssey follows the events of Super Mario Odyssey from the perspective of Luigi. While he never crossed Mario's path in the base game, he was, by the fangame's interpretation, still involved in several of the same story beats.
  • The Power of Creation: Obena's antennae let her harness "3D Wavelengths" to 3D-print small objects from her mind.
  • Power-Up Food: Blumps can unlock Beorns' latent Elemental Powers.
  • Punny Name: A recurring theme for alternate versions of Unten, such as Reten and Suntan. Mynis (and Obena, who is not an alternate Unten but has parallels) seems to be a cross-language pun on how unten is German for "below", despite Unten's name more likely being derived from un- and Nintendo.

    Q-Z 
  • Quality over Quantity: Fantendo Sports Resort cuts down from the high number of sports included in previous Fantendo Sports games to focus on a few.
  • Radiation-Induced Superpowers: Exposure to cosmic radiation is assumed In-Universe to be the source of Aura Synesthesia's powers.
  • Rage-Breaking Point: Several protagonistic characters have been described as friendly and well-liked most of the time, but completely consumed by rage when the last straw is broken. Assuming it's meant as a character flaw, not a description of what causes the emotion of anger, this characterization quirk does not seem to affect their reputations.
  • Rare Money: A one-Fantendollar bill with an Unten–Jibanyan fusion printed on it is the only such bill in existence, and said to be fervently sought after.
  • Real Trailer, Fake Movie: It is common, especially during the "showcase" events that take after E3, to script out game trailers and presentations to hype up media that will only exist as a wiki article.
  • Reconcile the Bitter Foes: Unten tries to strike a compromise between the Fantendoverse deities and The Threat. It seems like she could have been swayed, but The Fan and The Enemy undermine this plan.
  • Reformed Criminal: Pickpocket was considered a dastardly thief but has become a hero.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Leah Needlenam and X-Ray were intended to debut in a canceled movie, calling for characters in the New Fantendoverse to already know them in their first proper appearances.
  • Repetitive Name: Lub Lub is one example.
  • Rerouted from Heaven: The premise of the Sinless series. A saint named Sinless Devil was accidentally sent to Hell and became a devil on arrival. In this form, he is barred from staying in Heaven, so he must find eight Holy Pieces in order to turn into an angel.
  • Retcon: Inevitable, considering how the Fantendoverse works. One notable retcon was the change of Strafe's mother from Palutena to the original character White Goddess, which was eventually changed back, and then changed again to remove Strafe away from that baggage.
  • Ret-Gone: YoshiEgg Nook's universe existed in a doomed timeline, rendering his very existence non-canon in the process.
  • Retraux Flashback: Fantendoverse X: Space includes the pre-New Fantendoverse designs for Unten, Netnu, Pesh, and Volt, while creating similar designs for the newer Obena, Synth, and Ibism. These versions are stated as being from an "Alpha Prime" universe as the Prime universe had been destroyed.
  • Robot Me: UNT3N, a robotic copy of… well, Unten, created by Doomulus Grime.
  • Rule 63: Fantendo Now introduces Untina, one of Unten's Alternate Selves from a universe called "World 2", and one of the few characters whose gender is different in that universe.
  • Satanic Archetype: The Mysterious Mr. ? is portrayed as Satan, as well as the manifestation of Chaos in the universe. Mr. ? often comes to Earth and other universes and causes Chaos, not for the sake of causing it but rather to maintain balance in the universes, as opposed to his counterpart Abaddon, the manifestation of Order. He does still get some sick pleasure out of it.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Characters like Unten got them in their New Fantendoverse redesigns.
  • Sdrawkcab Name:
  • Sea Monster: These developed to patrol and guard The Bermuda Triangle.
  • Series Mascot:
    • In the Fantendo Smash Bros. series, Unten, Pesh, Leah Needlenam, 3.14, McBoo, Strafe, and Zerita make the most appearances, and were either made for the Fantendoverse or are more associated with it now than their original series.
    • Rundrake was intended to be the mascot of Kotomo, appearing in stylized form in the logo. However, readers were much more enamored with Pubble, a Water-type canine that can be used as a flotation device. This eerily mirrors the Pokémon franchise's situation with Clefairy and Pikachu.
    • Redge is the mascot of the KillGames series.
  • Shock and Awe: Volt can manipulate machines and more with these powers. Unten also has latent electric powers, which he can use with the help of his friend Fanti or by eating Blumps.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Single Specimen Species: Each member of The Threat's Top 10 is uniquely designed and lacks a particular species name unless one is specifically invented for them.
  • Slime Girl: Jordyn is a "Greater Mordamorph", being larger and more humanoid than other members of the species.
  • Sole Survivor: Yvan, soon to become TaBooki, is the only survivor of GherooB's attack on Boo Village in TaBooki: Growing Up.
  • The Speechless: YoshiEgg Nook and his reboot YE are mute.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": Used for many of the deities in the Fantendoverse.
  • Sports Stories: Likely due to the popularity of Wii Sports and other Sports Game series, these are somewhat common. The Fantendo Sports series serves this role for the Fantendoverse and was revived post-Shattering with Fantendo Sports Resort.
  • Super Empowering: Fanti generates the electricity for Unten's attacks.
  • Super Mode: Many Fantendoverse characters have unlocked a Hyper Form through Hyper Mode Orbs. Characters who overuse this power enter Nega Mode.
  • Stylistic Suck: The side wiki Craptendo was dedicated to this before its closure in 2019. On Fantendo proper, some joke articles also go this route. However, leaning too hard into it is discouraged, being seen as a way to circumvent the article standards.
  • Tagline: Formerly "Nintendo Fanon Wiki". It arguably hindered itself because Fantendo defines "fanon" differently from the word's general usenote . And even then, original projects were perceived as getting preferential treatment to Nintendo fan ideas for most of the wiki's life. After years of suggestions and debate, it was changed to "Game Ideas & More" in 2021 to reduce confusion.
  • There Is Another: Other Beorn characters undercut the proposition of Unten being the Last of His Kind.
  • Thinking Up Portals: The way that Heralds in the Fantendoverse travel between dimensions.
  • This Is a Work of Fiction: Used because visitors might, and often still do, mistake the wiki for descriptions of real games and media.
  • Title Drop:
  • Toon: Scratch Kat and Dawg are anthropomorphic animals with stick-figure limbs who can use Toon Physics.
  • Tournament Arc: World Tournament involves a fighting tournament with old and new characters.
  • T. Rexpy: U-Rex combines the T. rex's body plan with elements of Unten's design.
  • The Trickster: Nebuel Tzunn Chadnezzar plays pranks with a four-dimensional spin.
  • Unconventional Food Usage: The Toasti is a toaster-console hybrid that prints games' visuals by toasting bread. The controller and game cartridges are also edible.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Unten reappears alongside his successor after sacrificing himself in Fantendo Heroes UNITE!!!.
  • Unobtainium: In the Fantendoverse, the rare, "magical" mineral Sentelenium is nigh-impossible to find outside of The Bermuda Triangle.
  • The Unpronounceable: In New Super Mario Bros. ♪, the player collects ♪s on the way to the ♪ Ball, and can get the ♪ Mushroom (pronounced "Music Note Mushroom") to play as ♪ Mario (pronounced "Musical Mario"). Yes, despite some pronunciations existing, each instance of "♪" is unguessably different and most remain unlisted.
  • Webcomics: An established article format. Many of the comics are interactive, use a gamebook format, or otherwise take inspiration from Homestuck.
  • Web Original Fiction: Has many original projects not based on Nintendo properties. These are often still positioned as new or Alternate History series within a fictional media publisher's lineup.
  • Weird Crossover: Umbrella games lean into this, crossing over whatever series the author likes.
  • Weredragon: The player characters in the Draco Duel series are Draconids, half-human half-dragons who can transform between these species at will.
  • Wham Episode:
    • As of Fantendo Visual Novel, the Fantendoverse is falling apart, White Goddess isn't who everyone thinks she is, Abaddon is back, and Palutena returns.
    • In Fantendo Smash Bros. Shattered, the Fantendoverse straight-up dies. A new universe takes its place, but it's lacking a couple of former key characters.
    • Season 2 of Fantendo the Animated Series saw sudden, massive shifts in the direction of the series and characters.
  • The Wiki Ruleinvoked: As it turns out, even if it doesn't exist, there's a wiki for it.
  • Wiki Vandal: Unlike other wikis, Fantendo has article ownership rules. Thus, it's considered a very light form of vandalism to, say, add substantive detail to fangame articles without the invokedauthor's permission.note 
  • Wish-Fulfillment: A big draw for the site. Ever dream of being a game designer, especially at Nintendo, but you have more experience editing fan wikisinvoked than patience to make a real fangame?
  • World of Technicolor Hair: The Fantendoverse's Massive Multiplayer Crossover nature makes this practically unavoidable. Even the human characters created for the universe tend to be set apart with impossible hair colors. For instance, Leah Needlenam's hair is purple, and Strafe's is turquoise.
  • Xenofiction: For some reason, there are articles for humans, Earth, and the like, which approach the subjects from the perspective of the doubly fictional Nintendo-fanon multiverse and acknowledge reality only in passing.
    Humans are a versatile race that seem to inhabit everywhere. They are found in the Mushroom Kingdom, Sarasaland, Hyrule, Kanto, and all over the Mario, Pokémon, Zelda, Metroid, Fire Emblem, and other universes.
    Earth and alternate Earths appear as settings in a large amount of Fantendo media. This is because most Fantendo users live on the planet in real life.
  • You Are Number 6:
    • Coal Algebraic, a uniquely sentient ambient (a holographic species), was originally named 3.14. His brother is 4.13.
    • In the New Fantendoverse, The Threat's Top 10 have no proper names, as she sees them as tools for destruction. They are referred to by their ranks in her forces, so that if a higher-ranking member is killed, the lower-ranking "names" are decremented. Some do end up getting names, such as Quartz at Unten's suggestion.
  • You Cannot Grasp the True Form: As an 8-bit Game Within a Game character, Hiro the Green Lumberjack cannot grasp the real world of Conatus and believes he is still in his game.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: The plot of some projects, including several with a connection to Plants vs. Zombies or ZombiU.
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