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  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Is Ink a remorseless sociopath who toyed with the lives of millions purely for his own, selfish desires and never actually cared about his friends, Cross included? Or is he just a Broken Bird, who, faced with the possible destruction of his home and being forgotten, simply was in a desperate situation, where it was easy for XGaster to manipulate him and who feels he has come too far to stop everything now?
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    • How much of XGaster's descend into madness was actually him going Drunk with Power from being able to overwrite and how much was him finally breaking under the pressure of his own perfectionist attitude, born of an initially noble desire to make a perfect world for his sons?
  • Awesome Music: Plenty of Stereohead Studios and NyxTheShield tracks for Underverse are awesome, especially this theme for X-Event!Chara. It should be noted that Nyx also makes tracks for Glitchtale.
  • Complete Monster: XGaster is the creator of X-Tale. Initially a kind and well-meaning father, he became obsessed with making the perfect world. To this end, he killed his son's friends, as there was "too much happiness", describing their anguish as exciting. Later, he brainwashed his son Frisk into doing a Genocide route, forcing him to try to kill his brother Chara, all as XGaster mocks Chara. He later has the Underfell universe purged for "interrupting his work", and upon being resurrected by Ink, is apathetic to the fact his manipulations resulted in the destruction of a good chunk of the Multiverse.
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  • Designated Evil: X-Event!Chara is made to be one, with the extent of his damage being seen in Underverse 0.3 Part 2.
  • Designated Hero: Ink, who, while fighting for the side of good, is a Chaotic Neutral who fights for his own personal interests and is friends with the main antagonist, Cross. Turns out, Ink intentionally played the hero so that the other Sanses would help him play out his and XGaster's "game" for a little while longer.
  • Draco in Leather Pants:
    • X-event Chara, due to his tragic backstory and Freudian Excuse. You would not believe just how many fans are willing to gloss over his sins, like brainwashing and attempted murder, in order to portray him as simply a poor, misunderstood guy who just needs someone to show him a better way. Nevermind that multiple people in the series have tried to do so and he always threw it into their faces.
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    • Believe it or not XGaster of all people gets his fair share of apologists and defenders as well. Said defenders often portray him as at heart a good father who merely lost himself trying to do a good thing for his sons. Those people tend to overlook that he canonically expressed nothing but hatred for his children post X-tale IV and has no regrets for his severe abuse of the Overwrite-button.
  • Friendly Fandoms: With Glitchtale due to the similar tones and the fact that the creators are friends in real life.
  • It Was His Sled: It's hard not to avoid anything from Underverse 0.4, considering a good majority of the cast is killed and XGaster is brought back, including the rest of the X-Tale cast like Cross.
  • Jerkass Woobie: X-Event Chara is introduced as a sociopath who carries no qualms about hurting and manipulating others, especially in 0.3. Then his backstory is revealed, showing that he Used to Be a Sweet Kid before XGaster gradually drove him and his brother Frisk into insanity and forcibly made him a part of the X-Event. It is also implied by his speech to Underswap Sans in 0.3 Part 2 and Nightmare's speech to him in 0.4 that for all the bad things he does, the good in him never truly went away and he is still holding back. While it doesn't completely excuse his horrible actions, it can make one feel bad for him, especially when he temporarily dies at the end of 0.4.
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • XGaster killing Timeline2!Asgore and Timeline2!Sans, the respective favorites of X-Event!Chara and X-Event!Frisk, because there was, in his own words, "too much happiness". This is arguably the first truly evil act he commits and shows his growing Lack of Empathy. He briefly, keyword briefly, considers that he may have gone too far, but ultimately decides that he was justified and that evolution requires sacrifice.
    • Ink betraying the main cast in 0.4. Not only is it revealed that everything they did was just part of some sick game he was playing with XGaster, he lets XGaster straight up kill them without showing even a lick of remorse for having lied to and used the people who considered him their friend.
  • Shocking Moments: The Season 2 Opening provides a few huge moments such as XGaster riding X-Tale's version of Omega Flowey, the confirmed appearances of Geno, Fatal Error and Fresh Ink, and the heavy implication that Frisk and X-Event Chara are to be the protagonists of the season.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic:
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: For the longest time, many were unsure of X-Event!Chara and X-Event!Frisk's real genders. Jakei has since confirmed that the two siblings are both boys.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character:
    • Outertale!Sans would've been a nice character to join the main cast, but he is seemingly killed by Killer before he even gets to meet Underswap!Sans and Underfell!Sans.
    • Underswap!Sans and Underfell!Sans are killed by XGaster, also wasting two more lovable and well-known characters. Time will tell if their deaths are permanent or if they will somehow be brought back.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Some people believe that this series has gone this way, suggesting that it could have more potential with its Mega Crossover premise had it not focused entirely on the Sanses of the AUs. Downplayed, as the story is pretty full with them already and the series could easily fit in other characters for future seasons.
  • What an Idiot!:
    • This whole story could have been avoided if Sans didn't turn his back and walk away from X-Chara.
    • Cross trusting X-event Chara of all people, even though he knows what the latter is capable of.

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