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  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Eddy's Brother: Was he always a brutal bully to Eddy or did the abuse only start at a later point in his life? Episodes like "Ed, Pass It On" strongly suggest the former, yet several of his Pet the Dog moments throughout the series (teaching Eddy how to make the El Mongo Stink Bomb, promising to give him his car when he turned 14, trusting him with his Porn Stash) point to the latter interpretation.
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    • Eddy: There are several interpretations as to why Eddy chose to seek help from the one person who had been tormenting him for most of his life:
  • Arc Fatigue: A majority of the film covers the kids journeying from the cul-de-sac to Eddy's Brother's house, with next to no actual plot development. Almost everything between leaving the cul-de-sac and arriving at Eddy's Brother's house could be cut out of the film and very little would be lost.
  • Ass Pull: Eddy's brother's sociopathic nature was foreshadowed a few times in the original show, but the ending feels like this to some. All of the damage Eddy took was all of a sudden Played for Drama, and the kids instantly forgive and befriend the Eds afterwards.
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  • Author's Saving Throw: The movie addresses a few complaints about the show: Kevin and Sarah getting hit by karma, Kankers helping the Eds for once, Eddy apologizing for his actions, and the Eds becoming accepted by the community.
  • Catharsis Factor:
    • The film addresses several complaints fans had about the series. Kevin and Sarah's Karma Houdini Warranties expire via Kevin's bike getting destroyed and Sarah being given a wet willy, Ed does something smart for once, Double D stands up for himself, Eddy and the kids have a Heel Realization and the Eds are finally accepted by the kids.
    • After learning that Eddy's Brother was a cruel Jerkass who tormented Eddy for most of his life and lead to him becoming a scamming Jerkass, watching him get hit with the door of his own trailer is worth a cheer or two.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: On occasion, Eddy's Brother. A few fanfic writers write him as either unaware of how much he was tormenting his brother, or a firm believer in Misery Builds Character.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending:
    • Slightly swings into this when you consider that Kankers hadn't learned anything during the movie and might demand "reward" for their help later. Unless they're already satisfied with doing whatever they want with Eddy's brother.
    • Unless it's declared non-canon, "Take This Ed and Shove It" completely overrides this film's happy ending, as the elderly members of the cul-de-sac treat the Eds with as much disdain as they usually did.
  • Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory: Adding upon the theory that the cul-de-sac is purgatory, some have joked that Eddy's brother is down in Hell. It didn't help that the Eds, Kids and Kankers went through eight different locations before arriving at the trailer park. And in the end, the Eds and the kids appear to finally make it into Heaven while the Kankers stay behind in Hell to punish Eddy's Brother...
  • Evil Is Sexy: Surprisingly, Eddy's brother seems to have a decent amount of fangirls. Maybe it's the voice.
  • Fanfic Fuel: The Gourd's announced revenge on the cul-de-sac, and then the movie ended.
  • Fanon: While Eddy's brother is never named, Matthew and Terry are one of the common names for him. The latter based on his voice actor Terry Klassen, and the former based on rumors from the staff.
  • It Was His Sled: Eddy's brother isn't the godly hero he makes him out to be, but a borderline abusive bully who's turned his brother into a fearful follower.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Eddy, after Edd briefly ditches him. He does become a full-fledged woobie after his brother beats him up and reveals that his jerkass behavior was all a facade.
  • Love to Hate: Eddy's brother has gained quite a fanbase.
  • Misaimed Fandom: Some people enjoyed Eddy getting beaten by his brother because of the quicksand prank. Others at least decided when Eddy's had enough and thought his brother could stop now.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Eddy's Brother crosses it when he begins to hurt Eddy, and then admits freely that he's always done this to him.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Eddy's brother only appears in the last five minutes of the movie, yet leaves a huge impression.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap:
    • The Kankers, as they try to help the Eds and are noticeably disgusted and terrified when Eddy and Edd get beaten by you-know-who. Contrast this with everything else related to them.
    • Sarah and Kevin, as they get some comeuppance for their behavior in the series and finally accept the Eds. Kevin in particular is one of the first kids to stand up to Eddy's brother, and later even offers the Eds some of his jawbreakers.
  • Ron the Death Eater: Some fanfic writers tend to exaggerate Eddy's brother evilness and the threat he poses to the kids, forgetting that, by the show's standards, he was KO'd with no effort.
  • Squick: Rolf milking a cow and then drinking the milk...without filtering the milk.
  • Take That, Scrappy!:
    • Sarah receives this when the Kankers give her a wet willie.
    • Kevin gets one too when Nazz destroys his bike because he cared about it more than he cared about her.
  • The Woobie:
    • Eddy. After learning that his brother is an abusive jerkass who frequently beat the living daylights out of him, prompting him to create a Jerkass Façade as a desperate attempt to make friends - then recounting various episodes where Eddy is punished and humiliated... who knows what would have become of him were it not for Ed and Double D's companionship?
    • Edd, after the quicksand prank. Especially with his reaction when he believes both his friends are dead, he seems truly broken. He even said he was thinking he had lost "the only two people I have left in this world".
    • Jonny. The ending of the movie was happy and heartwarming for everyone...except for Jonny, who is beaten up by the kids, left without friends, and even turns evil. All because of a misunderstanding.


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