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Sometimes the best work can have a premise that just sounds stupid if you try to explain it to someone. Sometimes a bad work can have a great premise. That is more or less what we are doing here. The principle of this page is to take a work and try to make it seem several magnitudes better than it actually is.

The work doesn't have to be Horrible. A Summer Blockbuster will do. Even genuinely good works are allowed here. Don't worry about upsetting any who like those films, as long as you keep in mind the "several magnitudes better" part. So make it seem like a Pulitzer Prize /AcademyAward /EmmyAward /GrammyAward winner (even if that doesn't necessarily make it entertaining), and even the fans will get it.

In fact, a work being listed here does not mean it's bad at all. This is merely the Evil Twin of Better Than It Sounds.

But please, don't just rattle off the points of a work, and "forget" that it sucks. Pretend you're part of the marketing department. You're trying to put up a bunch of smoke and mirrors to the viewers. You're trying to sell them this work. You're trying to make it sound a thousand times more awesome than it really is.

For an example of what we mean, take this description of Gilligan's Island: "A classic story of Tragedy and hope. Seven lost souls work together in a Sisyphean attempt to rejoin a society that has long since forgotten them."

Compare They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot, which is where the premise sounds good on its own, as well as Villain Whitewashing Service, where we do image consultancy for villains.

Contrast Better Than It Sounds.

Tropes used in Worse Than It Sounds (Darth Wiki) include:


Anime and Manga

  • Code Geass: A deep meditation on the rival merits of violent revolution from the outside versus reform from the inside of a government. Themes of parental abandonment, familial tensions, and the emotional fallout of revenge, war, and terrorism run throughout the show. Both main protagonists, childhood friends, commit parricide, and the show deftly explores their different reactions, and methods of transforming the world by their idealism. The second season delves far into the question: "how far can you trust a friend?" Full of epic mecha battles and Crowning Moment of Awesome.
  • Detroit Metal City: A young musician is faced with a difficult choice: should he continue to peruse a lucrative but unrewarding career to pay the bills, or defy the expectations of his coworkers and employer to follow his dreams?
  • Miyuki-chan in Wonderland: A girl may never wake up from her mad hallucinations. The series is also notable for Subtext indicating repressed homosexuality.
  • Cromartie High School: After falling in with the wrong crowd, an Ordinary High School Student attends a school where anything is possible. Along the way he attempts to unravel the mysteries surrounding the students: from the strong, silent upperclassman that bears a strange resemblance to a deceased celebrity, to a respected student who may not be human at all.
  • Gravitation: A teenaged boy finds love in all the wrong places and musical success along the way. Notable for its groundbreaking inversion of traditional gender roles.
  • Transformers Armada: A slave-race caught in the center or a war between two larger and vastly more powerful factions struggles to win their freedom and find a world where they can live in peace, free from both the horrors of war and the shadow of their sinister creator.
    • Transformers Energon: Years after this epic conflict,all sides have joined together in harmony and a new energy source has been discovered. This discovery has caught the eye of another race who want it for their own sinister purposes and several enemies, once thought destroyed, have returned and once more, these two sides must do battle once more. Immerse yourself in this exciting and inventive story with complex themes of war, betrayal, and discovering where your alliances lay.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: A story of conflict between a miner's union and the local government over their land rights. Confronts its audience with the ethical ramifications of population control, genetic engineering, and the exponential growth in technological development. Grips its audience with the juxtaposition of rationality and foolhardy appeal to emotion.
  • Gunslinger Girl: Emotionally moving tale centered on several girls rescued from tragic circumstances and given a new lease on life by a public welfare branch of the Italian government. The relationships between the girls and their guardians are particularly profound.
  • Puni Puni Poemy: Devastated by the murder of her parents, a young girl must awaken and master her latent magical powers to save the world from impending destruction. Tragedy occurs as the man she loves betrays her for the enemy, and her adopted family is captured. A spinoff of a wildly popular anime series.
  • Gundam Seed Destiny: A young man with anger problems joins a foreign military service against the birth country that betrayed him, but ends up fighting both a racist superpower and adherents of his birth country who want to protect the peace.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: In a World where combat success and failure affects interpersonal relationships, one girl must consider the consequences of another's seeking approval from a parent who has been driven by lost love to extremes, including but not limited to artificial replacements. Just when she has the answers to this one, she finds herself needing to resolve the effects of misguided loyalty and the weighing of a few people's happiness against that of entire dimensions. A few years later, the judgments she made on the first issues are muddied by newfound arguments and evidence.
  • Magical Record Lyrical Nanoha Force: A boy tries to protect a girl despite being forced on the run from the authorities, losing control of himself and becoming a danger to those around him. With so many competing values at stake and the revelation that he must kill in order to survive, he must decide what is most important to him and what sacrifices must be made.
  • NieA_7: A destitute girl lives with an outcast, low-caste alien girl that is not accepted anywhere due to prejudice. They both live in the poorest district in Japan trying to eke out a living under the harshest of circumstances where a piece of fried fish means the difference between wealth and poverty.
  • Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: Within a rich family, lives an influential girl who holds a dark secret. Such is the power of the secret that its revelation will destroy the lives of those whom she values.
  • Saint Seiya: A gripping religious tale of struggles and sacrifice of boys who had known only hell throughout their whole life, raising issues about what it means to grow up, how loyalty to an ideal and and something that represents that ideal are radically different, and whether or not such notions like "good" and "evil" are even allowable in the space of a debate or should be derided as childish.
  • Mirai Nikki: The adventures of a lucky Ordinary High School Student who falls in love with a girl who really admires him and is capable of wiping out anyone who dares to bring harm to him.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Murder mystery meets divine power in a series of short stories that will have you on the edge of your seat.
    • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: The tale of a young girl who gets the non-videogame equivalent of One Ups. Enough to make the Konami Code jealous.
    • Umineko no Naku Koro ni: A young man and his large family get caught up in a murder mystery plot allegedly orchestrated by a devious Witch and her associates. His spirit attempts to unravel what is really going on while trying not to lose faith in his family and himself.
    • Umineko no Naku Kori ni Chiru: The one who is truly behind the murder mystery time-loop steps forward, hinting that she is the sadistic combined spirit of the young girl's past lives. She and her ally proceed to take over completely, requiring the young man to ally himself with the previous Witch, who has been reduced to a shell of her former self. He encounters several anthropomorphic personifications of logic, including the young leader of a group of witch-hunting paladins and a detective from heaven who grew sick of the bureaucracy and forged his own path.
  • Narutaru: A plucky, young girl is drawn into a dangerous struggle against the forces of evil after she finds a mysterious creature with magical powers, and learns important lessons about friendship, growing up, and the inherent good in mankind.
  • School Days: A romantic comedy that takes unexpected twists and turns ending with a boy and the girl of his dreams happily embracing while watching the sun set on a nice boat.
  • Endless Eight: Really captures the pain in Groundhog Day.
  • Mai-Chan's Daily Life: The everyday life of a Meido who really gets around.
  • Night Shift Nurses: A doctor trains the nurses he works with.
  • Full Metal Panic: Fumoffu: A boy raised in war-torn Afghanistan is forced to cope with the cultural dissonance of trying to adjust to normal high school life despite having No Social Skills.
  • World Destruction: A chivalrous and honorable man and his competent female sidekick set out on a heroic mission to bring an end to a committee that is conspiring to destroy the world.
  • Bakemonogatari: An Ordinary High School Student and a mysterious homeless man are brought together by fate to use the best of their unique abilities to help innocent girls recover from supernatural phenomena. A heartwarming story about overcoming one's own faults with the power of friendship.
  • NEEDLESS: A vivid tale of oppression and poverty that takes place in a ghetto that was quarantined by society. Only the strong survive and the weak die out. Even worse, there is a Mega Corp that oppresses every piece of the people's lives. There is one group though that is willing to stand up to them, though. They work together for the greater good of the people and to end oppression.
  • Chi's Sweet Home: A child is separated from her mother and forced to survive in an unfamiliar world, her only true allies being alien True Companions and a fugitive with a good heart.
  • Death Note: See a man consumed by the supernatural powers granted to him, from power over life itself, to plans of the most unbelievable nature. Even the meals he eats show his power.
  • Dragon Ball: The deep, epic bildungsroman of a child who strengthens both his mind and his body through a long travel around the world; knows the joys of life as well as the most evil and wretched sins. As he discovers his true roots, he has to confront a moral dilemma and choose between the bonds of blood and family and everything he loves.
  • Strawberry Panic: A LOT of Schoolgirl Lesbians hook up.
    • An emotionally distant Broken Bird suffers from the loss of her beloved and becomes distant and even cruel towards her peers until an idealistic and soft spoken new student reaches out to her to heal her wounds and make her believe in love once more. Through the power of love, they overcome tragedy, academic stress, a generally socially unacceptable age difference, and the stigma their Catholic school *might* have against lesbian students.
  • Excel Saga: An enthusiastic young woman teams up with a brilliant visionary to help enlighten the ignorant masses.
  • Kannazuki no Miko: Two magically gifted young women come together during a spiritual war and must figure out how to love amidst all the chaos and evil in their lives.
  • Beauty and Warrior: An exiled princess manipulates twin brothers into fighting each other.
  • Eiken: A new student is forced to join an infamous club with no disclosed purpose and several members who have physical abnormalities. Although he faces constant torment, he stays in the club due to his love for a fellow member.
  • My Balls: A young man who was at the wrong time at the wrong moment, finds himself with a demon trapped in his body by accident. He was told to never summon the demon for one month if he must prevent The End of the World as We Know It. However, The Legions of Hell will do all in their powers to bring the demon back.
  • Space Thunder Kids: This Massive Multiplayer Crossover between several works of Korean animation shows a struggle of Gray and Grey Morality featuring epic battles which explore the impersonal nature of warfare.
  • Ouran High School Host Club: After inadvertently catching the eye of a group of handsome and wealthy young men who show her a world she never knew existed, a middle-class girl must face issues of class warfare and gender identity as she struggles to repay them for the events of that fateful first encounter.
  • Haruhi Suzumiya: An Ordinary High School Student has his world turned upside down when he meets a fellow classmate with a dangerous power. With the help of an ever silent bibliophile, a mysterious transfer student, and a victim of constant sexual harassment, he must prevent this classmate from destroying the world as we know it.
  • Berserk: A young knight embarks on a long, brutal journey in a world filled with gruesome demons and Knight Templar priests and experiences the worst kind of corruption - betrayal. Full of epic battles and awesome characters.
  • K-On!: A young group of ambitious school girls gets a new member and practices their music skills for a grand finale, while showing the true value of True Companions.
  • Detective Conan: The tragic and endearing story of a brilliant young detective who has sacrificed his life and true love to make Japan a better place by putting an end to crime.
  • Sora no Woto: A new recruit to the military joins a small platoon. The recruit must defend the the local town from possible threats using the limited supplies that the platoon have while reflecting on the events and wars that brought the world into its current post-apocalyptic state.
  • Fairy Tail An orphan is searching for his lost adoptive father. On his travels he meets a boy who lost his mentor to an accident he caused, a former slave-girl, a girl who ran away from home because of her overbearing father. His best friend is an amnesiac who was sent to capture him.
  • Madoka Magica: Young girls, through a wish of any kind, can change their lives and unknowingly save the Universe. But, for that, they will need to pay a really high price by sacrificing themselves and fighting against curses of similar pasts, while avoiding themselves to fail and fall into despair.
  • Hades Project Zeorymer: A powerful supervillain sets up a Xanatos Gambit to reclaim his doomsday device and Take Over the World. The series pays homage to older Toku science fiction and is remembered fondly for its pivotal role in a popular crossover.
  • Fate/stay night: One part gripping adventure story, one part philosophical meditation on the nature of death.
  • Naruto: The quest of a teenager possessed by a malevolent entity to prove himself worthy of leading his village, in a world where human life is worthless, revenge is the law and children are thought to kill from a young age. Individuals with supernatural powers are forced to make intense moral choices, as their ideals and worldviews clash in a merciless battle of epic proportions.
  • Moetan: An educational supplement for young adults. As punishment for his crimes, a wizard bestows power upon a small girl who uses it to aid others in learning foreign languages. Despite being Edutainment, the show emphasizes fun and does what it can to make the subject material interesting for its audience.
  • ICE: In the grim Desert Punk future, humanity is on its way to extinction. It's up to a Badass Amazon Brigade to uncover foul plots, punch out Eldritch Abominations, and save the world. Also, yuri.
  • Garzey's Wing: From director Yoshiyuki Tomino comes a Sword and Sandal epic in which a legendary hero returns to rescue his people from their oppressors through creative application of technology. The English dub in particular is renowned for its stellar voice acting
  • Axis Powers Hetalia: A young heir willingly embraces a totalitarian ideology and joins forces with a Drill Sergeant Nasty and a Covert Pervert in their plans to world domination.
  • Yu Yu Hakusho: A misunderstood boy Desperately Seeking A Purpose In Life dies twice,tragically upsetting everyone close to him,the Token Evil Teammate included the second time.This boy turns out to be partially demon and uses his powers to fight epic battles against the evils of the Demon World
  • Pilot Candidate: An alternative take on the Super Robot Genre in which the focus is placed not on pilots, but rather on young cadets on their journey to become pilots and ground crew. While less action oriented than most shows of its type, it has breathtaking CG animation, an amazing dub with Michael McConnohie in an unexpected role, and an intriguing plot that is sure to leave the audience begging for more.
  • Claymore: A girl with a cursed existence wanders the land looking for Revenge, accompanied only by a young orphan boy and her sword. Though she overcomes many obstacles and adversaries, will her object of revenge be her end - or the darkness looming inside of her?
  • Trinity Blood: A young woman, in her quest for vengeance against an oppressive dictator, joins unlikely forces with a bumbling priest with a Dark and Troubled Past, as well as a gun-toting android and an imperial emissary, uncovering the threads of a plot by a mysterious group to destroy earth. Again.
  • Ookamikakushi: In the style of another well-known psychological thriller, a boy and his family arrive to a mysterious rural city where he must struggle for his own survival and uncover the dark secrets of his classmates. Along the way, he is caught up in a revenge tragedy that ultimately leads to a thrilling climax. The last episode is an exploration of surrealism.


Comics

  • All Star Batman And Robin: An in-depth exploration of the mind of the popular character Batman, the traumatic death of the parents of his Teenage partner (who is 12 years old) and their quest for justice... Brought to you by the award-winning writer of Sin City and The Dark Knight Returns and the critically acclaimed artist Jim Lee.
  • "Chick Tracts" A Christian series of short comics addressing many important issues, such as drugs, alcohol, abuse, homosexuality, and suicide.
  • Doom comic: With Demonic Invaders approaching, a lone soldier must embark on a suicidal mission: to locate a legendary weapon of unspoken power that will decide the ultimate fate of humanity.
  • One More Day: The most unbelievable sacrifice a superhero has ever made.
  • The Clone Saga: A superhero suffers from an identity crisis when he finds out that the life he's been living may have not actually been his own.
  • Transformers: The Beast Within: The Commander of a robotic commando force must unleash a dark power hidden within him in order to save his comrades.
  • Superman: At Earth's End: The greatest superhero must survive in the shattered remains of Earth in the future, and must make the ultimate decision if he wants to retrieve his fallen comrade from a resurrected evil. He also says what may be the greatest most memorable line in all of comic book history-"I AM A MAN! * Punch!* " Also, he fights twin clones of Hitler.
  • Countdown to Final Crisis: Heroes from the DC universe must band together to go on a dimension hopping journey to save the world from a "Great Disaster". Spawning a multi plot structure, over countless other series, featuring different heroes and villains alike going through changes you never would have expected.
  • Amazons Attack! Epic story about what mother can do to save her daughter with epic action, surprising plot twists and last page, that will show something almost as unexpectable as The Spanish Inquisition itself!
  • Ultimatum Action-filled adventure where the greatest heroes of the world has to join forces to save the world from one of the most powerful people in the planet, who want's to punish humanity for our sins.
  • Avengers Disassembled A powerful being grieves for the loss of her children as her teammates battle a mysterious foe.
    • House of M The same being uses her powers give everyone she knows what their heart's desire.
    • Decimation: The same being takes away dangerous superpowers away from 90% of the world's mutants.
    • Civil War: Legendary heroes unflinchingly look at the debate between Liberty vs Security in the modern world.
  • Power Pachyderms: Children of the atom, born with unique abilities, they are united by a common goal -- to protect the world that hates and fears them.
  • Warrior: A Warrior Poet conquers his inner demons while staying true to his beliefs. The holiday edition will forever change the way you look at Christmas.
  • X-men 'The Draco': The truth is revealed about the background of one of Marvel's most popular mutants, with implications for the entire Marvel Universe - and the world as we know it!
  • 300: A recounting of the Battle of Thermopylae explores Western views on the Middle East. Lots of Ho Yay for the Yaoi Fangirl in everyone.
  • Cry for Justice: A superhero, disillusioned with his team's ideals, decides to take a new direction, one he argues will be for the greater good, inviting other heroes to follow his path. And one of the team's deadliest villains prepares a plan that will spell tragedy.
  • Rise of Arsenal: A hero, forsaken with tragedy, must go on a journey that will unveil what he has become, as he sinks deeper and deeper into despair.
  • One Moment in Time: The sequel to one of the most talked about stories in comic history, examining one of the most iconic and beloved relationships in the Marvel Universe.
  • Bomb Queen: A haven for those who live outside society's laws is established by a beautiful but eccentric woman, whose rule comes under scrutiny and must be defended from civilization at large.
  • Cracked: A once-popular humor magazine hot of the heels of another popular humor magazine which presented humorous and clever TV and movie parodies along with other articles guaranteed to make readers laugh.


Fan Works

  • Sailor Moon: American Kitsune: East meets West in this tale when two heroes with radically different upbringings collide. A mysterious young Japanese girl finds herself in the care of a St. Louis man, discovering a love for each other that knows no boundaries. Working through the hardships of culture shock, they discover a sinister plan that threatens to tear apart our heroes and plunge the world into tyranny. Adapted from a classic Japanese series with some American sensibilities mixed in.
  • Hellstorm Evangelion: A startling re-interpretation of an animated classic that realizes the original's theological implications to their fullest potential. Its apocalyptic fervor and passages on the nature of sexuality will leave you shaken.
  • My Immortal: A passionate, darker re-imagining of a series of classic children's books, this tale centers around an emotionally troubled young woman who tries to fight the forces of evil, while dealing with a heartbreaking curse that threatens to tear her apart from her one true love. The most well-known and acclaimed work of its kind, it has been adapted into a novel and a motion picture.
  • Doom: Repercussions of Evil: In his fourteenth year of military service, a man trained from birth to hate and fear his enemy has a shocking epiphany.
  • Stand of the Exiles: The long and eloquent tale of a headstrong if sheltered priestess and a gallant knight, who take on two worlds and emerge undaunted if somewhat the worse for wear. Based on a best-selling MMO, it is written with a skill that arguably surpasses that of certain popular professional authors.
  • Half Life: Full Life Consequences:A man must test his character and save his brother in his hour of need, overcoming many obstacles on his way. Innovative in its use of language. Adapted into a rather successful film that captures the spirit of the story.
  • Half Life: Hero Beggining: The earth has been subjugated by a hateful alien race. One man takes it upon himself to lead a massive rebellion against them after witnessing the death of his mother at their hands. Although he faces adversity that would decimate the mightiest armies of the past, he encourages the people to struggle against them for their freedom. Like the above work, it is noted for its unique storytelling and well-received film adaptation.
  • Half Life: Full Life Consequences - Free Man: In a world torn apart by war, two brothers separated for many years find each other across enemy lines. Although they originally grew up loving each other, they are now forced to do battle with one another. One brother blames the other for the hell he's been through during their time apart and wants nothing more than his death. Family ties are challenged, the strength of the human spirit tested, and ultimate fate of the planet decided in this highly anticipated conclusion of one of the most popular epics ever written (so much so that two studios were in a dispute over the filming rights!).
  • My Inner Life: In this epic work based off of a popular console-game franchise, a traveling merchant finds love with the hero of the realm. Its creative re-interpretations of characters and scenarios -- along with the enthusiasm with which the author handled sex scenes and unique customs -- have become nearly legendary.
    • A truly heartbreaking examination of fan culture. As a social reject falls in love with a fictional character, she retreats into dreams of life with said character while becoming increasingly angry at the outside world.
  • Celebrian: A truly harrowing account of the heroine's endurance in the face of imprisonment and abuse, the mental scars of which render her unable to live a normal life even after her rescue.
  • Metal Gear Solid: Fight of Metal Gears: A fanfic written by a prolific and popular author known for his creative twists of language, this story follows the son of a dead hero and his desperate attempt to live up to his legacy, with the help of his father's old friends. His encounter with his father's most notorious foe ends in a cliffhanger. Has been adapted into sequential art.
  • Legolas By Laura: A classic heartwarming story about a beloved fantasy character and how far he will go to save his adopted sister from ultimate evil. Known for its creative use of language and unique twists on the language of Tolkien, it has been adapted into many media, including a book on tape and many pieces of sequential art.
  • Agony In Pink: A dark, harrowing, transgressive tale of endurance in the face of unrelenting suffering.
  • One Night with the Evenstar: A future queen comforts a brave soul about to go on a dangerous mission.
  • Marissa Picard: You Meddling Kids gain glory.
  • DIGIMON SAVEZ THE WROLD!!1111: The story of an intelligent, but not quite human creature, and its personal quest to stop a madman planning on isolating all of humanity.
    • DIGIMON 2: RETURN OF DIGIMON: The humanoid creature has a fateful encounter with a creation of the man who had broken his life several years prior. Know for its tear jerking love story.
    • DIGIMON 3: PREDATOR VS DIGIMON: The humanoid creature finds himself intertwined in the greater destiny and fate of a proud warrior alien creature stranded on Earth.
  • Dinobot's Old Technology: A passionate retelling of a well-received story, an android with shape-changing ability makes one last brave stand against the comrades it had betrayed. Famous for its thought-provoking use of language.
  • A Romantically Relevant Situation: An Olympic athlete really cares about her horses.
  • Anakin Skywalker and the Jedi's Gem: Characters you know well act out a modern classic.
  • Sonichu: Highly metafictional, Massive Multiplayer Crossover examining the author's relationship with his own characters, and just how easily Reality Subtext can displace the intended purpose. A warning to all artists against dragging too much of oneself into one's work.
  • Total Drama Torture: A violent series staring the entire original cast of the show it's based off of, and goes to such daring lengths with edgy content, along with even giving the main hero a harem of girlfriends to choose from.
  • BATMAN: NEMESIS FIGHT: One of the world's greatest heroes begins to become what he hates the most after suffering the tragic loss of his best friend and being betrayed by his true love.
  • Halo: Halos In Space: A seemingly ordinary soldier faces an assault by an extraterrestial specie and must use all of his skills and wits to survive. Takes creative liberties toward its source material.
    • Halo: Halos In Space 2: Aliens Attack: The soldier desperately tries to turn the tide of the war, but in doing so, he faces a powerful object of alien warfare and the wrath of the local enemy commander.
  • Avatars II When Qwaritch Takes Revenge: This sequel to the smash-hit blockbuster film brings one of the most popular characters back from the dead for a riveting, action-packed and erotic tale with themes of revenge, redemption, love and letting past grudges go.
  • Eiga Sentai Scanranger: Writer Vincent Jones speaks from the soul in his loving tribute to Super Sentai. Five fun-loving college students find out graduating will mean a lot more than tuition and term papers when their film professor turns out to be the leader of a secret defense group. Backed by decades of tradition, the students defend the world using miraculous powers and incredible battle machines. But will even that be enough to save Earth's resources from MAYHEM, the scourge of the galaxy?
  • How I Became Yours: Star-Crossed Lovers reunite after the man's marriage ends in failure and the woman has lost her child. Meanwhile, two teenagers finally gather the courage to admit their feelings while a former villainess is granted a new lease on life and falls in love with the man who saved her from certain death. Unfortunately, the first man's wife isn't too happy about this sudden turn of events and decides to confront her husband's "other woman". Oh, and there's lots of Costume Porn and Scenery Porn to go with it.
    • How I Became Yours Rise of the Agni Army: A continuation of the above tale, in which the Star-Crossed Lovers have passed on. Their offspring struggle to live in a world so unlike their own and must cope with the japes and taunts thrown at them for being "half-breeds". Fortunately, they have a very supportive cousin to look out for them. Meanwhile, the third couple's offspring are at constant odds with each other, made worse by the fact that their father is deathly ill.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion II: Delta Invasion: A multi-talented hero and his special sidekick join forces with the veterans of a past war to stave off the invasion of creatures beyond imagination.
  • Bart the General: The story of the impact one woman's affair has on her family, her daughter's unexpected death, her son's coming of age and her husband's struggle with his despair.
  • Soulless Shell: A boy, having lost his parents, becomes leader of a coalition of evil races, but tries to lead them to live in peace while dealing with the less moral members of his society.
  • Lisa is Pregnant: A boy dies saving his loved one, who soon learns that she is pregnant. She resolves to raise his child out of respect for him.
  • Little Miss Mary: an epic May/September romance reminiscent of the works of Nabokov and JT Leroy. Also notable for its exploration of gender identity.
  • William Country: A creatively executed tale of romance between two gay teenagers and the challenges they must overcome.
  • Fuck The Jesus Beam: When their hero and savior is gone, people must resort to desperate means to stave off their foes, and then must work to undo the damage their mistake caused. A story about enemies coming together to face shared threats, the consequences of the misuse of power and the lengths to which people will go to defeat their enemies.
  • A Very Special Arthur: One boy becomes an entirely different person to his friends and loved ones after becoming mentally retarded, and this deals with their struggles to come to terms with this.
  • The Coming of Munihausen: Three gaijin are involved romantically with the characters of Sailor Moon. Love conquers all, even death.
  • Quarter Life: Half-Way To Destruction: In this classic two-fisted tale of science fiction, a mysterious figure stages a laboratory accident so he can steal the tools he needs to hold Dallas, Texas hostage. With the authorities too scared to make a move, it's up to Gordon Freeman to bring this villain to justice!
  • Revenge Road: A young woman is driven to the brink of despair by many unfortunate events in her life, including the one she loves rejecting her, ultimately leading to tragedy.
  • Cupcakes: A harrowing, transgressive story that provides a chilling look into the disturbed mind of a cannibalistic murderess who masquerades as a cheerful baker. A shocking reimagination of the most talked-about new show of 2010.
  • Deserving: an unflinching exploration of non-traditional relationship dynamics and families and the psychological cost of revenge. Famous for its many quotable lines.
  • Hogwarts Exposed: A bold exploration of nudity in the Harry Potter universe, oral sex between two preteens and interesting treatment of females, both original and canon.
  • ITS MY LIFE!: A tragic yet capable heroine must travel through time, space, and the depths of the underworld to save her family and understand herself. In the tradition of its influential predecessors, this fanfic explores characterization in innovative ways and puts a new spin on lingustic conventions.
    • TEEN FORTRESS 2, from the same author that brought you the previously listed work, is an exploration of nine friends who are tired of fighting and instead want to take a break at the high school, but instead face the problems of high school instead of war: drugs and alcohol, love, sex and pregnancy, exam stress, etc. It stars a main character who was brought to the events from escaping the consequences of unintentional murder, a nerd obsessed with getting high grades and other archetypal high school characters.
  • Bella Swan Pregnant and Furious: the protagonist of a popular series of romance novels takes several levels in badass.
  • The Last War: a story that gives one of the fandom's most popular non-canonical couples their happily ever after, while also exploring serious issues like domestic violence and the psychic strain of an unhappy marriage, and engaging in some innovative world-building regarding gender roles in the wizarding world.
  • Sherlock Homes vs. Jack the Ripper: Rule of Cool is in full force as the Great Detective takes several levels in badass and battles the most notorious serial killer of late Victorian Britain. Features action, humor, and an abundance of crossover cameos!


Films

  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen: A member of the German nobility and the daughter on an actor set our on series of adventures in which they battle evil, converse with gods and assemble a team of elderly superheroes. On arrival home they defeat an invading army and a beaurocrat with a lisp.
  • After Last Season: An inventive and groundbreaking film that dared to avert or subvert nearly every filmmaking trope in the book (as well as some that are so universal as to have been left out of the book). Though it starts out as a simple Slice of Life story following a group of graduate students, the plot becomes progressively darker and Mind Screwier as its protagonists discover a terrible secret while participating in a psychological experiment.
  • Against the Dark: Action film legend Steven Seagal stars as a plague survivor, teaming with other plague suriviors, fighting the victims of the plague who've turned into blood-lusting monsters.
  • Armageddon: A danger from the heavens is thwarted in a glorious triumph of the working class.
  • Avatar: A beautiful story of an explorer finding love and purpose among the indigenous peoples of a new world. Certain to stimulate viewers' minds and evoke past tales.
  • Ax 'Em: Terror lurks around every corner when a group of inner-city classmates journey to a friend's cabin for the weekend, and wind up facing off against a psychotic man who seeks vengeance for the deaths of a former friend whose family was killed years earlier. You'll be glued to the seat in suspense as this thriller builds to its dramatic and unforgettable conclusion!
  • Barb Wire: In a country devastated by war, a Fascist government searches for a scientist and spouse working for La Résistance, who take refuge in a bar under management by the spouse's ex-lover (the hero of the story) and a corrupted cop. You're thinking of something else, I know.
  • Batman and Robin: An innovative retooling of a classic 1960s television series. Arnold Schwartzenegger plays counter to type as A nIce fellow. Brought to you by the director of Falling Down, St. Elmo's Fire, Flatliners, and The Lost Boys comes one of the most unbelieveable movies of all time.
  • Battlefield Earth: Giants invade earth for our resources, and the last of mankind has to make one final stand.
  • The Burning: Camp caretaker suffers a horrible accident and years later tries to fit back in the society.
  • Caligula: Sensational historical epic about a man struggling with inner demons and intoxicated with his own power. A graphic, no-holds-barred look at intimate interpersonal relations amongst the Roman aristocracy. Written by Gore Vidal, starring such critically acclaimed actors as Sir John Gielgud, Helen Mirren and Peter O'Toole, and produced by the publisher of a top-selling periodical.
  • Cannibal Holocaust: A powerful, really intense tale of survival, that also contains a subtle, refined criticism of the media and Human Nature.
  • Cars 2: From the same people who brought you the Toy Story films, WALL-E, Finding Nemo and many other gems, comes a sequel to one of their most popular films. Its plot is similar to North by Northwest.
  • The Cat in the Hat: A classic story is brought to life in which two children are met by a jovial character who shows them how to have fun.
  • Catwoman: Comic book adaptation features arguably DC Comics' most prominent female character aside from Wonder Woman. Stars Best Actress Oscar winner Halle Berry and that woman from Basic Instinct. This film became famous for its courage to think outside the box and not be confined by comic book continuity!
  • Christmas with the Kranks: A married couple learns the hard way that Christmas is Serious Business.
  • Clones Of Bruce Lee: A spy agency creates three clones of one of the greatest martial artists in history after the latter's death. They Fight Crime.
  • Clonus, a.k.a. Parts the Clonus Horror: A man raised in a seemingly utopian society discovers the horrifying secret behind it, and takes it upon himself to discover who - or what- he really is. Possibly inspired a later film by a multimillion-dollar-earning director.
  • Club Paradise: In this wacky comedy, Robin Williams is a man who opens his own private resort and, though the use of Very False Advertising, attracts many strange vacationers (played by alumni of Saturday Night Live and SCTV). Also starring Peter O'Toole. From the director of National Lampoon's Vacation,Caddyshack and Groundhog Day.
  • The Devil of Blue Mountain: A truly frightening tale of two girls' escape from the clutches of a masked serial killer, also forcing them to confront their own character flaws. The Most Triumphant Example of Nothing Is Scarier.
  • Dorf on Golf: A veteran of TV and movie comedy takes on a popular international sport in this crowd-pleasing satire.
  • Dragon Ball Evolution: Based on one of the most famous anime series of all time, this movie offers a new and interesting take on both the main character and the franchise as a whole. Contains an outstanding performance by Chow Yun-Fat.
  • Dungeons and Dragons: The classic roleplaying game comes to life with Jeremy Irons as an unforgettable villain.
  • Edison Force: Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey star in this tale of a brash young journalist who takes down a corrupt division of the city's police force, with the help of a bad cop gone good.
  • Epic Movie: In this groundbreaking deconstruction of the comedy, characters from all across the spectrum of cinema achieve self-awareness and begin to question their very existence. A profoundly experimental film that will change the way you look at movies.
  • The Final Sacrifice: On the ruins of a once-great kingdom, a young boy must avenge his father's death, and a dejected man must atone for his past. Together, with only an aging vessel to guide them, they must stop an evil mystic from violently remaking the world in his own image. A gripping tale of adventure and redemption.
  • Friday the 13 th: A grieving woman finds her own way to mourn the tragic death of her son.
  • From Justin To Kelly: Two of America's fastest-rising music superstars star in this unforgettable musical (a story about the power of love and self-discovery) that evokes memories of Grease and Fame.
  • The Garbage Pail Kids Movie: Based on a popular 1980s franchise, this movie defies conventions and genre, is notorious for its unforgettable characters, and overall thought to be one of the most notable movies among the elite few who have seen it in its entirety.
  • The American Godzilla film: Matthew Broderick stars as a brilliant yet poor scientist with little respect who is called upon the US Army to track down and study a giant lizard. The film contains some brilliant acting by that lady who played Bart Simpson, and that one French dude was pretty good too. Another chapter in a franchise beloved the world over.
  • Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay: Wrongfully imprisoned by a corrupt federal agent, two fugitives embark on a dangerous quest to clear their names. On their way, they fall prey to a powerful conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of the United States government.
  • Highlander II the Quickening: Your favourite hero is back! Forced out of retirement in a dystopian future, he must battle hordes of his own kind once again and save the world from its own follies. But will he figure out the mystery of how his old mentor has returned to him? And what will happen when he learns the truth of his origins? With jaw-dropping visual effects and heart-pounding action scenes to rival The Matrix and Back to The Future, this sci-fi fantasy epic features Award-winner Sean Connery and is sure to become a classic the whole family will enjoy for years.
  • Hobgoblins: A young, working class hero tries to win the affections of his lady love while battling a Cosmic Horror that has the power to destroy mankind with its own desires. This film's scholarly value as a cultural record of the era in which it was made cannot be understated.
  • Hoot: You Meddling Kids are determined to save the planet.
  • The Hottie And The Nottie: One of Hollywood's most well-known starlets appears in a film about the power of friendship and the essence of beauty. The film is an updated reworking of Shakespeare's Taming Of The Shrew.
  • Hudson Hawk: An ex-con is hired to steal one of the greatest secrets of the Italian Renaissance.
  • The Incredible Mr. Limpet: A re-imagining of Kafka's Metamorphosis in which a man driven insane by the excesses of his kind relinquishes his very humanity out of a twisted sense of patriotism.
  • The Human Centipede: A curious scientist comes up with a way of efficiently feeding humans.
  • I Know Who Killed Me: A symbolism-heavy psychological thriller that challenges the audience's perception of reality. The story centers around a young woman who may or may not have multiple personalities, and her attempts at solving a crime she may or may not have been a victim of. Notable for being one of the first truly dramatic roles for its leading lady.
  • Ishtar: Academy Award Winners Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman join forces as an inspiring folk duo hilariously shuttled from their ho-hum lives and into a world of international intrigue! A lighthearted but poignant tale of the power of song to bring understanding to the bitterest of enemies. Critically acclaimed, and nominated for film's most elusive awards.
  • Jack And Jill: Few movies have ever united critics as much as this examination of family relations and sexual politics. Also featured Academy Award winner Al Pacino in the role he'll be remembered in for years to come.
  • Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter: A religious man saves members of an oppressed minority from the evil beings that prey on them.
  • Kazaam: A philosophical exploration of Benevolent Slavery, as seen through the eyes of a young urban boy and the gigantic, magical African man who caters to his every whim. A brilliant, special-effects laden showcase for the acting and rapping talent of famed basketball star Shaquille O'Neal!
  • Land of the Lost: Based on the 1970's Saturday Morning kids show of the same name, a disgraced paleontologist, his beautiful research assistant, and a tourist guide are sent down a waterfall, and end up in a world populated by dinosaurs, monkey people, and feral lizard men.
  • Laserblast: A film that declares itself to be better than one of the most popular science fiction films of all time, this film centers around a troubled youth, who attempts to exact justice on those who wronged him using a fantastic, powerful weapon. Unfortunately, the power proves too much for him to handle, and he is brought down by both his own hubris, and by the mysterious creatures hunting him down for the weapon. Leonard Maltin gives it two and a half stars!
  • Lilo and Stitch: A teenage girl and her young sister, living together after the death of their parents, take in a drifter who speaks little English, and together they bond as a family. However, the revelation that the drifter is a fugitive on the run from the Government threatens to tear the happy family unit apart.
  • The Lonely Lady: A creative, talented screenwriter struggles to make her way in Hollywood, only to achieve success after associating herself with many corrupt, cruel individuals. A timeless, award-winning film that sadly has not receive proper treatment from its distributors.
  • Manos: The Hands of Fate: A family destined to plumb the secrets of the vastness of nature. A sinister secretive cult desiring fresh, nubile victims. A touching tale of two lovers in the vastness of nature, and two cops desperate to solve the mystery. A classic which will haunt your dreams...forever!!
  • The Man Who Saves the World: A landmark in the international cinema, this science fiction film forged in the midst of a tumultuous crisis situation in its homeland is not only laden with introspection about the future of mankind and his responsibilities with high technologies such as space travel, nuclear weapons, and ecological planning in the light of overpopulation, but also unbelievable action sequences and stunning, jaw-droppingly idiosyncratic and unmistakably iconic special effects!
  • Marmaduke: An adaptation of a beloved comic book tells the story of a tall angsty teenager and how hard it is for his family to care for him.
  • Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders: Inspired by the works of acclaimed author Stephen King comes this chilling horror-fantasy that delves into the mind of a retired writer, played by Academy Award winner Ernest Borgnine, and the tales he creates.
  • Mystery Men: In a before-its-time deconstruction of the superhero genre, a handful of on-again-off-again superheroes, who are actually just deeply flawed, even insane people, with no real' "superpowers" at all, attempt to investigate the death of another superhero, albeit the most jerkassy, government-sanctioned one. They uncover a plot far bigger, and a threat to the world itself. Cast members include the only girl, not quite wanting to be a mask but pressured into it by her parent, the previous owner of her hero identity, a murderous psycho who is one of the last hangers-on to the glory days, when his kind were everywhere, broken out of prison by an allied super and who memorably takes a bunch of people out with a makeshift aerosol flamethrower, and the one guy who with actual powers who should maybe put some shorts on or something if he wants to continue fighting evil today. Not the one you're thinking of.
  • North: A young boy, tired of his dysfunctional family, goes on a heartwarming journey around the globe to find loving adults. A celebration of cultures everywhere, bringing across their pastimes and way of living that goes beyond making them stereotypes. Directed by the man who brought to us This Is Spinal Tap, Stand by Me and The Princess Bride.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean : At World's End : A band of freedom fighters must work together to defeat an evil force bent on destroying them.
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space: They dared to violate the forbidden border between the living and the dead. They were from beyond our world. They never gave up. Only one intrepid, two-fisted hero stood between them and the conquest of the Earth! With the unforgettable screen presence of Tor Johnson as the undead champion of evil.
  • Pod People: In this European science fiction classic, a young child befriends a magical creature from a race of beings perceived to be vicious. He must end up making a heartbreaking choice between keeping his new friend while risking his life, or keeping the creature out of harm's way, even if it means losing his one true friend forever.
  • Psycho (the remake): A young man's mother is a psychotic killer. But is that really what's going on?
  • Puma Man: An average young man discovers that he is the descendant of a race of superbeings, and, with the aid of a powerful and wise Native American sidekick, he must halt the plans of the evil to steal the minds of the innocent.
  • Quest of the Delta Knights: The missing heir of a royal family seeks the help of Leonardo da Vinci himself to save the world.
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Tim Curry brings salvation to millions of lost souls by deceiving them with the wonders of musical entertainment and the surprising joys of cross dressing.
  • The Room: A tragic tale of sorrow and betrayal; a man loses all hope when he discovers the truth about his fiancee and his best friend.
  • Santa Claus: Ultimate Good battles Ultimate Evil for the souls of the innocent. Features groundbreaking and horrifying animatronics that would remain unrivaled in the darkest soul of cinematic memory until H.R. Giger's work on Alien. Two Words: Laughing Reindeer.
  • Santa and The Ice Cream Bunny: Stranded in a land far away from his homeland and the residents unable to help, a Greek Bishop tells a unique version of a classic tale, before finally being rescued.
  • Santa Claus Conquers the Martians: Can a mystical figure and champion of good stand his ground against an enemy who desires his powers for their own selfish purposes?
  • Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band: In this star-studded musical, a young man given the power to bring joy through his songs must set aside a chance at stardom to save his hometown and the woman he loves from the forces of evil. His only weapon: the timeless music of The Beatles.
  • Shanghai Knights: When a nobleman of Imperial China is murdered, his son and daughter leave on a quest to find his killers and avenge his death. They are joined by an American gunfighter, bound to them in a friendship that defies the barriers of the times. Together, they uncover an international conspiracy to conquer two of the world's most powerful nations.
  • Shark Tale: A passionate story of deception and self acceptance that has been transposed to a piscine setting, this movie deftly embellishes classic themes with a lively sprinkling of wit.
  • Showgirls: An unflinching examination of the interpersonal struggles amongst young ingenues in the performing arts, hoping to climb to the top. Starring a beloved child star of the small screen. So innovative that it inspired the Motion Picture Association of America to reevaluate its standards.
  • Sidekicks: An in-depth look into down-in-health youth psyche, as he streams to fuifill his dream while having to deal with everyday life hardships.
  • Song of the South: the movie the big entertainment corporations don't want you to see! Featuring classic African-American folktales and a controversial exploration of the social dynamics of the post-Civil War American South.
  • Sorority Boys: Three chauvinistic frat guys get in touch with theirs feminine side while trying to clear their names of a crime they did not commit.
  • Space Mutiny: This science fiction epic centers around the complex politics of a small, contained civilization, as many of its inhabitants grow dissatisfied with their conditions. The only ones who can bring peace are a man of many aliases and an ageless female scientist.
  • Spawn: An assassin comes back from the dead and swears revenge on his boss, using supernatural powers bestowed upon him by SATAN HIMSELF to complete his mission.
  • Species: A powerful reversal of gender roles in which a woman is the serial killer of men.
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith: an epic installment in one of cinema's most popular space operas. This is a tale of love and war, of tragedy and betrayal, of the rise of a new social order from the ashes of the old, of the temptations of power, and of Faustian bargains made in the name of love. It unflinchingly explores the end of one of the series' highest-profile love affairs, as a strong woman and a virtuous man are both brought low by tragedy. We also finally get the highly-speculated canonical origin of the series' most iconic villain!
  • Super Mario Bros: Academy Award Nominee Bob Hoskins teams up with the crackling wit of John Leguizamo in this tale of two brothers, downtrodden working-class schlubs, who stumble upon a magical land and rise above their meager beginnings to become heroes! Based on the children's classic beloved the world around. Featuring Academy Award Nominee Dennis Hopper!
  • Toy Story: An exploration of male jealousy and our beliefs in our identity, as two rivals struggle to escape the clutches of an enemy who tortures them for fun, and reunite with the person who loves them. Considered widely to be one of the greatest films in its genre, which it pioneered.
  • Triumph of the Will: In a country torn and shattered by Pestilence, War, Famine and Death, one man will forever change the way it is ruled. Now, a team of enemies , including those opposed to him within his own realm, stands before him in his plan to boldly explore new territory for his realm! Will he prevail? No.
  • Troll 2: This small town seemed like the prefect place for a relaxing vacation. However, this town has a dark secret, and a young boy must warn his family before it's too late. Don't miss the truly shocking twist: there are no trolls. Not one!
  • 21: Kevin Spacey and Laurence Fishburne star in a fascinating study of grey morality in which a prodigious young student takes increasingly big risks as he uses a corrupt system to exploit another.
  • Waterworld: In a world destroyed by pollution, Kevin Costner's destined hero searches the endless horizon for the way to Paradise.
  • Weekend at Bernies: A black comedy thriller that has become part of the pop cultural lexicon. Larry and Richard are two young insurance agency employees hoping to climb the corporate ladder. Luck seems to have come their way when their boss Bernie invites them to a part at his beach house, but Bernie has a more sinister motive. When Bernie's own scheme backfires and he is killed by a hitman, Larry and Richard try to extricate themselves from a life and death situation by hiding their boss' death from everyone - including his killer. Stars Jonathan Silverman, who has worked alongside cinema greats such as Ernest Borgnine and Meryl Streep.
  • Ursus in the Valley of Lions: Orphaned in infancy, the rightful king now seeks his throne.
  • Van Helsing: An enigmatic hunter must travel into the heart of a beautiful foreign country, rescue its princess, and destroy an ancient evil.
  • The Wild Life: A teenage boy goes to college, while his ex-girlfriend has an affair with a married policeman who appears 20 years older than her, and his roommate tries to woo a mall clerk.
  • Xtro: A man unites with his son after his disappearance three years ago.


Literature


Live Action TV

  • According to Jim: The brother of one of America's most iconic comedians and his gorgeous wife raise their kids in this family-friendly sitcom.
  • ALF: A being from another planet finds himself living with an ordinary human family, and he must figure out proper behavior in order to fit into their household, which he desparately wishes to be a part of.
  • American Idol: Artists from around the nation fight to have their unique talents recognized, but a sinister tribunal headed by a cruel English judge stands in the way of their dreams of fame and fortune. In the end, it is the power of democracy that will determine their fate. Features many unforgettable performances.
  • Big Time Rush: Four hockey players from Minnesota are brought to Los Angeles to become a boy band.
  • Degrassi: Pitted against a hostile environment of constant stabbings, shootings, and sexual assaults, teenagers turn to shallow relationships and irrational drama to numb the pain of their seemingly cursed existence.
  • 1996 Doctor Who Made for TV Movie: A retooling]] of a classic British sci-fi series. Eric Roberts is unforgettable as the menacing villain.
  • Dude What Would Happen: A trio of curious young people find answers about the world around them.
  • Gossip Girl: Based on a series of best-selling novels, six well-to-do young adults explore their own sexualities and social lives in a manner reminiscent of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby (and some of his short stories), as they find that they cannot buy happiness, try though they might.
  • Hannah Montana: Disney's inspiring tale about a young girl burdened with multiple personalities, guided by her loving father and aided by her reliable friends in her struggle to become a successful musician.
  • Heil Honey I'm Home: An audacious and underappreciated Dom Com in which an influential European statesman and his wife must learn to coexist with two of his most bitter enemies.
    • You could pretty much just come out and say "A sitcom starring Hitler and Eva Braun," and it would still be worse than it sounds!
  • Heroes: Ordinary people struggle with new-found superpowers and become involved in elaborate conspiracies, conflicting agendas and more shifting alliances than Survivor. Features guest appearances by screen veterans George Takei, Eric Roberts and Swoosie Kurtz.
  • Highlander: The Raven: She's a master cat-burglar with a thousand years experience, trying to mend her ways. He's a world-weary cop trying to uphold the highest levels of Justice. They fight Immortals.
  • Hoarders: People all across America show off their collections.
  • ICarly: Three young teens from dysfunctional families harness the power of the Internet to bring the world the gift of laughter.
  • Life With Lucy: One of America's most beloved and revered actresses returns, after more than three decades, with a series that centers around a charming widower who moves in with a quirky family and gets a job at a hardware store. Featuring all the zany comedy you loved from the past, wild and "wacky" characters and thrilling stuntwork, it's a charming tale for the whole family!
  • Jonas: A quirky show about three famous musicians going to public school and trying to have a normal life. They have two friends who help them long the way.
  • Kamen Rider OOO: A broken man must find the courage to overcome his fears in order to save an innocent woman's brother, who is being held captive by a monster that is attempting to attain godhood.
  • My Mother the Car: In a harrowing tale of motherly love extending beyond the veil of death, the soul of a recently-deceased woman returns in a most unexpected way to help her son. Co-created by the creator of The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
  • Out of Jimmys Head: The tales of a kid who survives a nasty accident. As a cost, he gets the visions of several cartoon characters to help him out. It should be noted that this show showed to the network that got it that you don't have to always follow your path.
  • Pink Lady And Jeff: A seminal classic of its field, whose flashy exterior belies a meaningful discussion on the differences between East and Western culture.
  • SNL's More Cowbell sketch: Touching and heartfelt tribute to a recently-deceased member of a classic band that takes the form of a tale of his essential, though doubted at first, contributions to their most famous song.
  • Shake It Up: Two female best friends join each other and perform on a dance show.
  • Star Trek: The Original Series: An adventurous band of misfits and rouges explore the galaxy far from home while battling two evil empires.
  • Star Trek: Voyager: A starship and her crew are thrown to the other side of the galaxy, cut off from everything they've ever known. The determined captain is willing to do anything necessary to get them home.
  • The Star Wars Holiday Special: An all-star cast joins your favorites in this exciting return to the Star Wars universe after the hit first movie. We get an in-depth look at the life of Chewbacca's family on his homeworld, plus a return to the famous Cantina. Features the first appearance of Boba Fett!
  • Supernatural: A deeply moving character study of two brothers who risk everything to protect innocent people from a dark world full of menacing creatures who would do them harm.
  • Who Wants to Be a Superhero: A group of ordinary citizens earn a once-in-a-lifetime chance to forge a secret identity and save lives.
  • Wizards of Waverly Place: A family formed by wizards, in which the kids have relationships of Cain and Abel antagonism, due to the fact that one of the three siblings must win the Great Wizard Competition. The one who wins will be the only child allowed to keep his wizard powers.


Music

  • The Shaggs: A seminal musique concrete troupe who bend traditional musical structures into startling new shapes. They have been favorably compared to the most influential of pop musicians and many musicians have extolled their virtues, including Kurt Cobain and members of Sonic Youth.
  • "Hanky Panky" (album) by The The: Synth pop master smashes musical boundaries as he takes on the songs of the legendary Hank Williams.
  • Unfinished Music, No. 1: Two Virgins: A principal songwriter with one of popular music's leading groups joins his life partner for an avant-garde album which anticipates ambient and electronic music by several years. Features a controversial album cover that celebrates the human body in all its diversity.
  • In the Life of Chris Gaines: A deconstructionist experiment in Genre Shift and Alter Ego Acting from one of country music's leading performers.
  • Imaginary Landscape No. 4: This piece, by the much loved composer who challenged the very definition of music with his revolutionary 4'33", is yet another work that pushes the boundaries of music. It is unpredictable, never the same twice, and always evocative of the state of the culture of the moment.
  • "Chocolate Rain": A heartfelt indictment of the way racism affects society, using innovative and well-discussed recording techniques. The distinctive, sensual voice of the singer propelled him to internet fame.
  • Fear of a Blank Planet:A wonderful satire told from the perspective of a modern day, bored, teenage boy.
  • "Never Gonna Give You Up": A love song which became a # 1 hit in the UK and US. Its video features acrobatic dancers and the director also made award-winning commercials and Hollywood blockbusters. Saw resurgence in popularity 20 years after released.
  • Creed: These guys love Jesus, and their songs are written about their faith. They have also crossed over to a mainstream audience, which is no mean feat for a band that talks about God. They have sold over 30 million albums worldwide, having a significant following of fans.
  • Limp Bizkit: Their guitarist has received extensive critical acclaim for his eclectic song structuring and playing technique, and the band has released several big songs, videos and albums, and winning several awards.
  • Nickelback: During a time when rock and roll threatens to be subsumed by more popular genres like dance-pop and hip-hop, this band is keeping the flame of rock-and-roll alive in the '00s and, rather than being relegated to their genre, have had humongous crossover mainstream hits. Their most recent records (including their latest, a collaboration with legendary rock producer Mutt Lange) have spat out upwards of seven singles per album, a feat unheard of since the days of Thriller or Hysteria.
  • Warner Music Group: A company owning numerous well-received and popular bands.
  • Universal Music Group: A company owning even more numerous, well-received and popular bands.
  • brokeNCYDE: A combination of two of music's most popular genres.
  • Almost every Supergroup: A band comprised of several well known and respected musicians.
  • Cyberpunk: An old punk rocker finds a new voice in electronic music.
  • Thank You by Duran Duran: Popular 80s band pays tribute to their influences.
  • "4'33": A piece so beautiful you won't even realize you're listening to it.
  • Miley Cyrus: The daughter of a platinum-selling country star uses her music to explore themes like dual identity and her own rise to fame.
  • St. Anger: A dark, brooding tale of four musicians pushed to the edge and a dramatic departure from their previous works. Features a unique approach to songwriting and an even more unique approach to production.
  • Invincible The most famous man in the world releases his long-awaited comeback and, sadly, his final album.
  • Friday An overnight sensation in March 2011, this is a truly memorable song about the passage of time, the struggle a young girl must make in choosing between her friends, and sheer youthful exuberance. Most notable for its unique lyrical style and the distinct vocals of its singer. Features a rap verse that can be compared to a multi-platinum recording artist.


Professional Wrestling

  • John Cena: One of the most popular professional wrestlers in history. He has been the face of WWE for over six years and has been one of the hardest-hitting men in the industry. His unforgettable array of moves and his impressive win-loss record has made him a first-ballot future WWE Hall of Famer. Outside the ring, he is one of the most dedicated men when it comes to the US Military and Make-a-Wish foundation, and that has brought him into the hearts of millions of fans everywhere.
  • Michael Cole: This play-by-play announcer has brought back the heel commentator role that hasn't been seen since the days of Jesse Ventura and Jerry Lawler. His ego creates a whole new dimension to his role as a commentator by supporting heels and attacking faces. He shows a strong following for former WWE Champion The Miz, showing a sign of favoritism that has never been seen in other commentators. His role as the spokesman for the RAW general manager and his feuds with other announcers like Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross has helped make him much more visible as a character than he ever was before. With a dedicated fan following, there is no doubt he should be called "The Voice of the WWE."


Tabletop Games

  • FATAL: An innovative, widely discussed roleplaying game that was painstakingly constructed to represent a true medieval European experience, while still retaining such fantastical elements as trolls and demons. According to the author himself, it is the single most realistic tabletop game of all time!
  • Warhammer 40000: Ever wanted to travel through space? Visit unique worlds, meet interesting creatures, and explore the stars in what is certain to be the adventure of a lifetime!


Video Games

  • Street Fighter the Movie: One of the greatest games ever made comes full circle.
  • Earthworm Jim: The world's most unlikely hero finds himself gifted with incredible evolutionary powers on an epic adventure through time, space, and darker dimensions beyond reality.
  • E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial: Based on the hit movie, fight enemies with your blaster while assembling wacky devices. Sure to change the industry as we know it.
  • Big Rigs Over the Road Racing: Racing action the likes of which you've never seen before! Climb behind the wheel of a machine so large and powerful that it can overcome the very limitations of physics at your whim! Not even buildings and trees pose an obstacle! With the control of this juggernaut at your fingertips, how can other racers possibly compete?
    • They don't. So awed are they by your reality-altering powers, they will refuse to cross a certain line before you, in the hopes that their humble lives will be spared.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2006: One of the world's most recognizable video game heroes must do battle with a demon that consumes time and space, which is cleverly experienced from the perspective of the player.
    • Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis: The innovative first game in the series, now in portable form with remixed music.
    • Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode One: The highly anticipated sequel to one of the greatest platformers ever, featuring the current looks of the cast and none of the poorly received new elements.
    • Shadow the Hedgehog: This game features the most popular character in the franchise, in a dark edgy tale about his Quest for Identity. Oh, and you get to shoot stuff. Lots and lots of stuff.
    • Sonic Lost World: An iconic video game hero visits a surreal world of wonders. His sidekick finally has a falling-out with him, as you rumble with a bunch of quirky bosses. This ight, soft video game discusses macabre humor, concerning that the franchise was on its last legs at the time, and the humor is made even wittier when one realizes the next game put the franchise on its deathbed outright. And all written by two people, nonetheless!
    • Sonic Labyrinth: A famous blue mammal loses his favorite tools and has them replaced with maladaptive variants by his nemesis. He now must explore deep labyrinths, destroying powerful bosses.
    • Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric: Four adventurers awaken a wicked snake entity who wishes to eradicate organic life and replace it with machines. Now, even the blue blur's old foes desire revenge, and nothing more. In a world of apathetic citizens, they must collect the Chaos Crystals to save the world.
  • Link: The Faces of Evil: A young man, eager for adventure, travels to a far-away island kingdom to save its inhabitants from a sinister demon-king, then defeat the villain in a battle that defies description and seal him away.
  • Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon: In a remarkable and revolutionary example of role reversal, a young princess must journey forth to save her father from a treacherous duke and the ancient evil with which he has allied.
  • Hotel Mario: Two heroic men go on an epic quest fighting tooth and nail through impenetrable strongholds to save a beautiful princess from a dragon and his offspring, and the armies they control.
    • Kart Fighter: Said heroic men, princess, dragon and one of the dragon's footsoldiers join along with a dinosaur, a mushroom and an ape. They decide to beat the crap out of each other in epic fashion. With Hadoukens, spinning, Kung Fu, and banana peels, no less. Spiritual predecessor of the wildly popular Super Smash Bros series.
  • Beat'n Groovy, Beatmania (Play Station 2): Two Rhythm Game series that are very popular in Japan finally make their way to North American consoles.
    • Dance Dance Revolution Disney's Rave/Disney Dancing Museum/Disney Channel Edition: A popular Japanese Rhythm Game series and a beloved Western entertainment empire join forces.
    • Rock Revolution: From the company that made the games that Guitar Hero and Rock Band were inspired by (Guitar Freaks, Drum Mania), this new revolutionary rock experience lets you make your own music or choose from dozens of famous hits. Covers count, right?
  • Superman 64: Play as one of the world's most well-known superheroes. Fly through vast cityscapes, pick up and throw around objects several times your weight, and use kick-awesome super powers such as heat vision and freezing breath. (Don't want to take our word for it? You can watch a video review.)
  • Battle Garegga: A Shoot Em Up with interestingly-colored two-dimensional visuals and a Dynamic Difficulty system that adjusts to suit your playing style.
  • Radiant Silvergun: A groundbreaking critically-acclaimed genre-busting game that involves the most realistic portrayal of traffic control.
  • Ikaruga From the makers of Radiant Silvergun comes a though provoking Shoot Em Up with a deep, engrossing story that plays with the concept of Man's duality and Man's struggle towards Enlightenment. The scoring system in this game encourages dedication and out-of-the-box thinking.
  • La-Mulana: There's a very, very special present for you at the end of the Bonus Level of Hell.
  • Lester the Unlikely: The most realistic portrayal of the player in a video game ever.
  • Castlevania Judgment: To oppose a villainous threat that seeks to rewrite history in his own image, a powerful entity summons thirteen of the greatest warriors from the centuries of backstory (and decades of game development) that define one of the most popular and long-lasting video game franchises of all time. Character motivations are explored in depth, including those of several classic villains who are playable for the first time in the history of the series. Character designs reimagined by one of the most popular manga artists in recent years.
  • Daikatana: Travel through time on an epic journey to set the past straight by means of an ancient, magical sword, with power that the world has never known. But don't go alone! Take with you two unforgettable allies who you absolutely won't leave without. All in all, this is absolutely a pro FPS, and anyone who disagrees is just plain wrong. Just ask the creator.
  • Desert Bus: The story of one man's journey across the wasteland. Potentially features hundreds of hours of gameplay, each minute of which is every bit as exciting as the first.
  • Hong Kong 97: An epic story of diplomatic machinations which lead to terrible crime; of science serving the evil regime! Only our brave hero, descending from the family of Bruce Lee himself, can save the day, with seemingly certain doom looming above him!
  • Jurassic Park: Trespasser: A breakthrough in first-person shooter engines that, to this day, still has an active fan community, with people making levels for it.
  • Mesal Gear Solid: Snake Escape: A young agent, conditioned to think and fight like the legendary soldier Solid Snake, goes to face a group of increasingly bizarre terrorists before they launch their economy-destroying weapon - unaware of the involvement of the shadowy torturer, Ocelot. Solid Snake provides mentoring and support over the Codec, leaving you fully in command of your brand new playable character, never seen in the series before.
    • Snake vs. Monkey: A partner to the above game. Solid Snake returns to a battlefield conquered decades before by his father, against his will. His orders are to kidnap those who live there, armed with nothing but a gun that, when merely held, makes him feel intent on performing his unglamorous and thankless mission. Along his journey he comes face to face with two walking tanks, and his own father's doppelgänger.
  • Shaq Fu: One of your favorite sports stars comes to the video game stage, to face off in an epic showdown against otherworldly opponents, prove that his kung fu is stronger than theirs, and rescue a trapped child.
  • Metal Wolf Chaos:A leader of a country is betrayed by his 2nd in command, who launches a military coup against him. The leader then leads a crack resistance in an battle to take back his country, city by city.
  • Jagged Alliance 2:A disgraced and exiled monarch hires a veteran commander to hire to take back his country from a brutal dictator who framed the monarch for the murder of his father. The commander leads a crack commando force to take back the country city by city. Along the way the commander struggles with managing the personal conflicts between his men and his rapidly dropping approval rateing in the eyes of the citizens he is attempting to save.
  • I Wanna Be the Guy: A wonderful journey down memory lane with levels and enemies from classic gaming franchises such as Castlevania, Street Fighter, Mega Man, and even Gradius. Sure to challenge players of any skill level and keep them on their toes.
  • Tetris the Grand Master ACE: A long-awaited console release of a cult-status, hardcore spinoff of the world's most popular puzzle game. Now you can become a "grandmaster" in the comfort of your own bedroom!
    • The Tetris Guideline: A set of standards for falling-block games designed to ensure that they don't deviate into crappiness.
  • Lair: A fantasy combat slight-sim has you controlling a dragon using the latest breakthrough in input technology.
  • Limbo of the Lost: A truly scary surreal adventure horror game where you can visit familiar places from your favorite game!
  • Action 52: A game that tries to push the boundaries of the NES and Genesis by having a plethora of games of different genres and styles contained in one cartridge.
    • Cheetahmen II: The widely-marketed sequel to one of the games in the NES version of the above game. Its first stage music is freaking awesome.
  • Eversion: A game that starts off as a cute, cheerful platformer! Use your Reality Warper powers to solve platformer puzzles! Breathtaking visual effects and some of the best videogame atmospheres around await you!
  • Cho Aniki: The manliest video game franchise of all time.
  • Phalanx: A space shooter with unique box art.
  • Mondo Medicals: You work for a research laboratory, trying to find a cure for cancer. Over the course of the game, however, communications from your director make it apparent that the laboratory has a dark secret.
    • Mondo Agency: You work for a government agency and are tasked to protect the President.
  • Mohawk and Headphone Jack: A platformer late in the SNES life cycle that pushes its graphics hardware to its limit.
  • F.E.A.R.: A military experiment goes wrong and all the researchers are suddenly and violently murdered. A top-secret military unit is sent to investigate, be warned, brave traveler. Not everything is as it seems and some secrets are buried deep. Peer not into the rabbit hole lest you see how far it really goes.
    • F.E.A.R. 2: A beautiful, naked woman helps you get laid.
      • Alternatively: He's a Delta Force operative who can see dead people. She's a Broken Bird poltergeist. When they meet, she falls in love with him but has trouble expressing her true feelings. Will she gather the courage to tell him how she feels and win his heart?
  • Yume Nikki: A moving, if not thought-provoking, tale of a girl's journey into the subconscious mind. Explore the wonderful dreams while trying to get cool "effects," but try to avoid the nightmares! because they're pretty damn creepy.
  • Ffx Runner: Drive a car past a huge city with lots of scenery. Lot's of explosions! From your own car.
  • Go Right: An easy, simple-yet long game where if you finish, you get to see an exlusive clip!
  • Stair Dismount: Using psychic powers, you must help an ex-superhero commit insurance fruad to pay for the numeous damages he has commited to the city.
  • Mario Is Missing: Travel the world and recover the stolen artifacts to stop the villain from flooding the planet.
  • Makai Kingdom: A world ruler makes a simple mistake that leads to the destruction of the entire planet. He can restore the planet by using a magical book that grants wishes, however, a tremendous amount of mana would be required for such a task. And so, he must visit other worlds and use the mana of their rulers to rebuild his own world.
  • Duke Nukem Forever: A hotly-anticipated project that's undergone extensive development for over a decade, with the developers going to great lengths to ensure the perfect gameplay experience.
  • Guitar Freaks and Drummania: Everyone's favorite band simulation games.
  • Don't Shit Your Pants: A gut-wrenching tale of one man's conflicting need to satisfy his own needs while maintaining social norms, in an interactive story with a dozen possible endings!
  • Turok: Evolution: One of the most revolutionary video games is brought back with a mind-blowing prequel; telling the story of how The first Turok came to the world where Time Has No Meaning; forced into a three-way battle between beautifully rendered, unbelievably realistic primeval beasts, human refugees and unimaginably terrifying mutants all while coming to terms with his destiny as the Son of Stone and rose up to battle the most diabolical villain ever to threaten humanity: TOBIAS BRUCKNER!
  • Cross Edge: A heroic young man and his sweet and sincere childhood friend team up with your favourite heroes from different franchises. Abandons the tired old town-dungeon-town-dungeon formula for a new and innovative soul-searching system and features an intricate battle system and ending path.
  • Devil May Cry 2: The thrilling, action-packed sequel to the blockbuster game. Darker and Edgier! An epic, thrilling story! Exciting combat that keeps you on your toes!
  • Backyard Baseball 2007: The kids from the famous series are all grown up, with more pros in the neighborhood, including David Ortiz and Carl Crawford! Features the biggest fan of baseball ever.
  • Pokémon Quartz: A heartwarming game based on one of the most beloved game series of all time to Spin-Off into multiple forms of media. A young girl meets new friends, and with their help must face the consequences of encountering slavery, gang violence, and pedophilia.
  • Dump Jumper: An exciting story of a man taking revenge on the world that scorned him. Features a realistic physics engine simulating an often-neglected fact of nature! This game was made for a contest.
  • Streets of Sim City: A Wide Open Sandbox game created several years before Grand Theft Auto in Full 3D environment! Best of all, you can import cities from a certain popular city management game! Yes, drive around in your Sim City cities blasting things as you go on.
  • Ice Climber: Two heroes who share a strong bond must get past hideous monsters, nearly indestructible barriers, and the harsh elements of nature in order to save their civilization from certain doom.
  • Phoenix Games: The only European super-budget game publisher.
  • Animal Soccer World: Two rivals sport teams square off in an exciting soccer match. A masterfully-acted, complex tale of rivalry and social introspection filled to the brim with wonderfull musical performances! From Europe's only super-budget publisher!
  • Silver Surfer: Play as a famous comic book character as you try to avoid countless enemies and obstacles. With very unique bosses, deadly walls, and grueling difficulty. It has level designs that you've never seen before in any video game. It's guaranteed to give you endless hours of gameplay.
  • World Heroes: The most revered historical figures from every single period of time come together as the result of a mad genius's time machine to do battle. Watch Jack The Ripper fight Joan of Arc! See Hulk Hogan duke it out with Grigori Rasputin! Witness Erik The Red beat the crap out of Hanzo Hattori! Stare in awe as Bruce Lee pounds a cyborg Adolf Hitler into smithereens! And prepare to do battle with The T-1000 and Souther at the end of the game!
  • Plumbers Don't Wear Ties: Two young adults,trying to please their parents and make something of their lives, fall in love after one saves the other.
  • Rabbids Go Home: A group of outcasts, displaced from their home planet, raid a dystopian society in an effort to return home.
  • Ai to Yuuki to Kashiwa Mochi: A young girl who dreams of sweets finds the guy of her dreams. Said guy turns out to be very special.
    • Irisu Syndrome: A shy girl who really loves bunnies happens to meet some university students on a camping trip. She decides that she wants to join in on the fun too! The plot is much, much deeper than it seems, and left many players guessing.
  • Xenosaga Episodes 1, 2 & 3: A grand and riveting space opera set in the imperilled far future, told across three sweeping episodes, that mixes technology, action and personal drama with a rich garnishing of theological overtones. The very means of overcoming acute existential crisis will be revealed by the end! Option A: blow it up, of course. Option B: State the offending existential dilemma/paradox with hopeful surety and then blithely ignore its inherent contradictions, deciding instead that it means all is well with life and that the future looks sunny. Combining the two in sequence achieves the best results.
  • Custer's Revenge: A controversial Alternate History in which a well known general wins his most famous battle using unconventional tactics.
  • LJN Toys: The videogame company that brought many iconic movies and Marvel comic franchises to the Nintendo Entertainment System. The company's logo, when seen on its games, sends an unmistakable message of the quality contained within.
  • Zero Wing: A classic game for the Sega Mega Drive, well known for its immortal catch phrases. It's so memorable, it has only grown in popularity since its release. Also notable for completely avoiding the pitfalls of Cultural Translation -- if anything, the English version is more faithful to the spirit of the work than the Japanese one!
  • I.M. Meen: Trapped in an outwordly prison by an anti-intellectualist magician, two childrens faces unspeakable opposition with only theirs wits and the cooperation of the gatekeeper.
  • Mutant Rampage Body Slam: Three gladiatorial warriors are faced with racism and prejudice as they partake in a street fighting competition. A provoking look at the effects of technology in society, and the possible effects of the Apocalypse on the social structure.
  • Saya no Uta: A man goes on the ultimate acid trip and sees the world in a whole new way.
  • * Agarest Senki: A man and his descendants, and a variety of allies and aid him and his descendants in a quest for the freedom of mankind from the control of the dark forces that plague the land with a golden sword in hand. He and three of his descendants, and three girls of each generation and then become the pillar for mankind. Will you prevail or will you fall?
  • Mind Jack: A secret agent with the power to control other people's minds shoots his way through a futuristic city full of enemy soldiers, giant robots, and cybernetic gorillas.
  • Touhou Project: Let yourself get spirited away by the colorful and charismatic denizens of a magical land. Control a shrine maiden, a witch of devastating power and many others on their incredible adventures. The incredible art style and the music will certainly blow you away if the epic and colorful showdowns of spells and skills do not! This series is commonly praised for a plot much more rich and complex than the plot of other games of this kind. To top it off, be a part of an absolutely incredible fanbase!
  • Sam and Max: The Devil's Playhouse: A game based on an Eisner-award-winning comic series, and the works of H.P. Lovecraft. A heroic but mentally-unstable detective discovers he is the descendent of a powerful psychic, and uses his newfound abilities to wage war against humans attempting to exploit the power of the Elder Gods. But the real enemy is his own mind, and he loses control of his own powers, leading to his powerless best friend being forced to rescue him. He fails. Influenced by a wide variety of genres, ranging from Film Noir to Fifties Science Fiction to the Exploitation Films of the 70s and 80s.
  • Angry Birds: When their offspring are stolen, a group of unlikely heroes launches an attack on the kidnappers. They truly go the extra mile, even putting their own lives on the line.
  • The Demon Rush: An epic and complex journey between worlds in which a small party of awesomely named adventurers face powerful monsters at every turn and must constantly choose whether to run away or steel themselves and fight. Despite being made by one person, the game boasts a highly tactical battle system, a quirky method for leveling up, and impressive graphics and music.
  • Katamari Damacy: You are the loyal servant of a tyrannical god-being prone to galaxy-destroying rampages. Your task is to infiltrate various locations and steal objects by fusing them to an unholy artifact under your psychic command. If you don't steal enough objects, the god-being grows enraged and crushes everything you've collected into powder; if you do steal enough, he becomes pleased and rewards your efforts by engulfing your collection in a horrific nuclear cataclysm. In later levels, you have to collect living creatures, and at least one point you send dozens of human beings to their nuclear doom. The final level requires, of course, the complete destruction of the entire world.
  • Jumper: A tragic tale of a failed experiment trying to find freedom in a world where everybody is out to get him. Sure to wrench the hearts of many players.
  • Bomberman: Act Zero: Trapped in an infinite labyrinth, an artificial man must use explosives to destroy the monsters he faces. Showcases the series in a new light
  • Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness: Our favorite,well garnished, Indiana Jones-like counterpart with her usual sexy British accent is framed for the murder of her old mentor and must clear her name. Enjoy a grand adventure through the streets of Paris or tomb-ish levels of Prague,or feel free to play as a different character for once. Core Dynamics for the first time in years gives Tomb Raider a fresh new look
  • Final Fantasy I: Gather your friends and set out in an expansive world that lets you do most of the main story points in any order. Send your wizards, warriors, and thieves against all manner of fantastic enemies, undertake a quest to learn the world's second language, and even travel through time in order to restore the Crystals to grace.
    • Final Fantasy II: A sizable cast awaits you in this title, all wanting to help your Power Trio on their journey. From a truly Unwinnable situation, be brought back from the brink into a land where language is key and your characters can work towards becoming what class they desire to be. For extra nostalgia, this game introduced the first mascot of the series as well as the concept of Plotline Death. These men and, for the first time, women, will literally go to Hell at your command to free their hometown and destroy The Empire and its evil emperor.
    • Final Fantasy III: Almost a lost entry in a massively popular series, this game gives you unparalleled freedom with classes - switching between battles at will to deal with the local enemies is a great step forward! Take control of four brave young kids as they fly a series of airships through their kingdom and the world below it, doing such heroics as restarting the time of a frozen land, and meeting two sets of their doppelgangers, all along the road to confronting a vision of fear itself. This title stretched the Famicom to its limit in its music, its careful placement of sprites to get around the 4-color limits (the Final Boss has at least six), and some truly touching moments.
  • Chrono Cross: A sequel to one of the most beloved games of the 16-bit generation. Find out what happened after the first game! Enjoy a massive roster of playable characters, each with their own unique abilities! Unravel a complex plot and discover the secrets of the world!
  • Rise of the Robots: An epic chronicling one cyborg's efforts to overthrow a corrupt robot dictatorship, battling against dozens of fierce opponents. With graphics and music unlike any others at the time, the amount of hype ensured that no one would forget this classic.


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  • Uwe Boll: A daring film director who brings all your favorite video games to the big screen, this two fisted European auteur has generated more discussion among film fans and the common man than any other director living. Well known for his innovative adaptations of popular culture icons and beloved classics, his work rains down like gold onto the populace. In addition to having stunned his critics, his films have rarely failed to meet their financial goals. In the world of filmmaking, there he is simply the, singular, genius.
  • Rob Liefeld: One of the most popular and influential comic book artists of the 90's, his imaginative distortions of the human anatomy created an utterly unique dynamism.
  • Jack Thompson: A very vocal lawyer with a flair for the theatrical and non-gamer who bravely defended Mass Effect from a news story that grossly exaggerated the sexual content in the game.
  • Tim Buckley: One of the Internets most well known webcomic artist has recently (at the time of writing) dealt with a real world issue in his world of fantasy. He is well loved by his fans.
  • World War One: A global initiative much-welcomed across national borders that sparked a prolific movement in poetry, resulted in the emancipation of women voters across the globe and was partially responsible for the resulting career of a uniquely charismatic world leader who would transform his country forever. Also spread in many countries concept of peace.
  • World War Two: It single-handedly ended the greatest period of economic downturn the United States has ever known. Full of Crowning Moments of Awesome and has a major Good Versus Evil theme to it. It inspired many great literary and cinematic works.
  • Jack Chick: His unique and inspired artwork has done much to further the gospel of love, mercy, grace and peace as espoused by Jesus Christ.
    • Fred Phelps: A rather vocal pastor whose unique preaching style has drawn the attention of millions of Christians, as well as non-Christians. His actions have allowed Conservative supporters of the Iraq war and Liberal Gay Rights activists to find common ground and, if only for a moment, unite.
    • James Cone: A preacher who seeks racial justice. One of his disciples was like a mentor to a major political figure.
  • The Game: You don't even have to think about it!
  • Self injury: A way to relieve stress which is most commonly done by teenage girls.
  • The Slave Trade A prosperous system that brought sugar, tobacco and many other products to Europe, created thousands of jobs in Britain and other major ports, and culminated in the creation of reggae and blues music, and, by extension, rock and roll.
  • Communism: Everyone gets everything they need!
  • Capitalism: Some good honest work and the world is your oyster.
    • Alternately, greed creates everything.
  • Objectivism: A deconstruction of communism in which everything is inverted.
  • Nuclear Weapons: A triumphant collaboration between modern science and the hi-tech industry responsible for brining an end to the second world war, whose existence has resulted in the longest period of continuous peace between The Great Powers in recent history. The continued development of this technology has produced countless spin-offs both large and small and trillions of dollars worth of research innovation, including sources of power that produce no greenhouse gas emissions. Humanity can look forward to a bright, glowing future as it continues to spread across the globe and into the third world.
  • Death: An end to all pain and misery that puts your mind at ease. No one is left out!
    • A cure for all diseases.
  • Griefer: Someone who livens up online gaming.
  • Copyright: Everyone can take down numerous criminals by using their own creations.
    • Though you'd better not use tropes, as all tropes are copyright.
  • Conspiracy theories: Accounts of various cabals of Magnificent Bastards with good publicity.
  • Adolf Hitler: A leader who brought his country out of a severe economic downturn and moved audiences with his fiery speeches. His innovative approach to civil rights helped increase popular sensitivity toward, and expose the true evil nature of, racism and anti-Semitism, leading to their marked decline in the Western world. His ambitious foreign policy led to significant reforms in international law, including the international prosecution of war criminals.
    • Don't forget that his party's contributions still continue to be referenced in popular rhetoric to this day!
  • O.J. Simpson: A popular sports figure who successfully made the switch to acting ... but whose movie career was derailed by the tragic death of his beloved wife. The huge outpour of emotion from the public made him one of the most memorable personalities of his time.
  • Guillotine: A device invented to render painless what, in the past, had often been a lengthy, painful procedure. In addition to its proper function, it is an infallible cure for headaches.
  • Munchkins: Those who refuse to submit to the artificial standards set by the society around them, choosing instead the most ancient and noble quest To Be a Master. They blaze their own path, kick reason to the curb, and frequently go Beyond the Impossible.
  • Tapeworms: Loveable pets who are cheap to maintain, easy to care for, and will never leave your side. They'll even help you lose a few extra pounds!
  • Joseph Stalin: An intelligent and bold world leader whose belief in both the greatness of his country and the equality of all men led him to undertake sweeping economic and social reforms that effect the world even to this day. One of the most powerful Allies in WWII and the first minority leader of his nation, he is still remembered fondly by many of his countrymen. Also, a brilliant tenor singer.
    • Vladimir Ilyich Lenin: Mentor to the above-mentioned, as well as many other future rulers and reformers. An inspiration to millions with his passionate pleas for the middle class to become more involved in social justice.
    • Vyacheslav Molotov: Colleague of the above. A cunning diplomat and uncompromising public servant who made countless difficult decisions for the good of his country. Best known for the alcoholic beverage named in his honour.
  • MDMA a.k.a. Ecstasy: Once one of the essential tools in a particular school of group therapy. Inspires near-instant euphoria and can make even the most uptight square dance like there's no tomorrow.
  • Cancer: What happens when the cells in your body don't grow old and die.
  • War : A means of teaching young men the virtues of cooperation and commitment and dedicating them to finding solutions to environmental problems. Encourages the growth of technology and fosters the invention of innovative devices. Provides travel arrangements at no charge and enables ordinary folk to see far away countries and visit foreign cities. Also teaches young men the true value of human existence. And gives them ways to learn true means of personal fulfillment and enjoy the company of others. Many have been personally enriched by this unforgettable experience. Even better, it's an exceptionally useful means of bringing down despotic rulers, giving them another chance at life, and sometimes even offering them a new kingdom; it also has widespread economic benefits. Has been the source material for many famous and renowned plays, films, books, and video games. Keeps overpopulation in check. Improves skills in mathematics, economics, anatomy, and medicine. A great way to increase patriotism, and also an iconic part of human history. Used by numerous countries (whether out of necessity or choice) to equalize sexes and races in both value and capability, frequently bringing together men and women from all walks of life in heartwarming displays of unity.
  • Elections: A means of rewarding respected members of human society for their generous services and selfless devotion to mankind.
  • Jury Duty: Your reward for being a responsible adult.
  • The Dictionary: A vast work of literature with many variations and languages widely considered to give meaning to the role of language in our lives. Promotes good spelling.
  • The Black Death: An event that resulted in massive social, political, and scientific reforms. We probably would not be as advanced as we are today if this hadn't happened.
  • Kim Il-sung: This freedom fighter first helped liberate his country first from an evil imperialist regime. Afterwards, he then took control of his very own nation and defended it from a major capitalist power. He never let the defence of his country fall out of his interest and always made sure to remind his people of his importance in society.
  • William Burke and William Hare: Two enterprising and hardworking Irishmen who benefited science and medicine greatly.
  • Globalization: Bringing the world together!
  • Incest: Useful for everything from simplifying the dating scene to homeschooling your kids on a very important issue.
  • Muammar Gaddafi: A member of an oppressed and impoverished minority in his country who grew up in a backwater before rising to worldwide prominence at a very young age. He was notorious for keeping live exotic animals in an elaborate private compound; having a coterie of female bodyguards and assistants; questionable wardrobe choices including gaudy military uniforms; an addiction to plastic surgery; and evading serious criminal charges. Though his later career was in serious decline, he was staging a comeback when he died unexpectedly.


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