This makes me sad but Noelle’s dad is inevitably going to die and she’s going to freaking in snowgrave and I think it has potential to be catastrophic
This makes me sad but Noelle’s dad is inevitably going to die and she’s going to freaking in snowgrave and I think it has potential to be catastrophic
Thinking about how whenever Noelle felt intimidated by Kris in the weird route, her reaction was almost always to be shocked and confused, but when Flowey (Asriel) felt the same way about Chara in the G route, he quickly became panicked and later resorted to begging for their mercy.
Kinda make it seems like this behavior from Kris is not something Noelle finds normal, while being afraid of Chara, seems like something Asriel is used to.
(WARNING: THE FOLLOWING IS AN AU OF DELTARUNE, SPECIFICALLY A WEIRD/SNOWGRAVE ROUTE AU. PROCEED WITH CAUTION)
(ALSO: DESCRIPTION OF DEATH IS BASED ON WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HACK THE GAME TO USE SNOWGRAVE ON A NORMAL ENEMY. JUST STATING THAT SO PEOPLE KNOW I DIDN’T MAKE IT UP [BASICALLY THEY TURN RED AND APPEAR TO TURN INTO MIST OR SOMETHING)
(FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS AU [AND SPOILERS FOR THIS PART...)
Whatever Queen’s Mansion had looked like previously, Jevil had left it unrecognizable. Many things were broken, and yet the traps still worked just fine, even the attacking paintings.
Nothing was where it belonged, platter lids stacked up in place of the tables, some kind of giant rubber duck just... sitting there. In the bathroom.
It was pure chaos.
Susie had let her eyes off the Devilsknife in Cyber City when the group split up. For some reason, the joker took the opportunity to flee. Now the group had to split up again.
Kris traversed the halls with their reluctant companion quietly following behind, searching for the loose jester before he could do anything too bad...
As if what they were doing wasn’t bad enough, but alas, it was not Kris’s choice to make.
They had never wanted to make that old cat come along with them, to make them join their party when they were alone in the city...
By now the old fluff had stopped trying to object.
“BOO HOO, BOO HOO, UEE HEE HEE. SO BORED, BORED, I BE... THIS PLACE NEEDS A LITTLE MORE CHAOS!”
They finally turned the corner to find him, a few feet away, floating a few inches off the ground, giving the current hallway a “makeover” of sorts...
He noticed the footsteps from behind, turning around before gasping with evident excitement.
“BUT LO, THE LIGHTNER OF BLUE... AND THE OLD SHOPKEEPER, TOO? WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL! I HAVE BEEN WAITING, WAITING... UEE HEE HEE!! NOW, FINALLY, WE--”
Jevil was cut off by a familiar... yet uncharacteristically cold voice:
“It seems like another enemy, Hero. Shall I take care of this one, too...? How so? Hearts, diamonds... the choice is yours.”
Their voice was quite monotone.
That wasn’t how Seam was supposed to sound.
In all the years they had worked together, Jevil had never heard them speak like that. Even at their most melancholy, they didn’t sound lifeless...
Jevil felt a tinge of an unfamiliar feeling... at the very least, one he hadn’t felt in a long, long time.
“...MAGICIAN? IS SOMETHING AMISS...?”
This seemed to make Seam snap out of whatever daze they had been in. They stared in shock once the realization of who was ahead of them hit.
“J... Jevil!? Wh-When did you get here...?”
“OH, DIDN’T YOU SEE? I WAS WITH THE LIGHTNER GIRL!”
Susie had been carrying around the Devilsknife ever since after the heroes had defeated Jevil back in his cell... or, as he liked to call it, his “freedom.”
“TAKE ME AND DO YOUR STRONGEST---!” he had said then...
“I SAW, SAW YOU WITH THE BLUE LIGHTNER. OH, HOW EXCITED I WAS TO PLAY WITH YOU AGAIN...! SO, I WAS TRYING TO READY-UP THIS PLACE INTO A REAL FUN-FUN HOUSE! THEN WE ALL WOULD HAVE A PLACE TO PLAY, PLAY TOGETHER! THE LIGHTNERS, YOU, ME... EVEN THE QUEEN!”
“J-Jevil, I... I don’t think...”
“MY, MY, OLD SHOPKEEPER, DON’T TELL ME YOU DON’T WANT TO PLAY... BOO HOO HOO, UEE HEE HEE!”
Seam looked down to avoid eye contact. The former court mage... would’ve much preferred it if their old companion had never seen them like this...
“...OH? WHAT’S THE MATTER, CAT GOT YOUR TONGUE? UEE HEE HEE!!”
Jevil laughed at his own pun, expecting the joke to make them at least crack a smile...
Nothing. If anything, it made them feel worse somehow.
Then, Kris stepped forward.
“Wh... what? N-No... there’s no way... you...”
“OOH! THE LIGHTNER WANTS TO PLAY, PLAY??”
Jevil perked up, as if he had just forgotten all about Seam’s strange behavior.
Kris turned towards Seam, looking directly at them.
Seam could feel the stare cutting through them.
They were quite visibly shocked.
“Y... you really...”
What if things went too far this time? That was the question sitting in their mind, and had been ever since this mess started in Cyber City. Regardless of all the harm the two had caused, all the damage done... they hadn’t killed anyone.
There’s no way Kris would do that now, they thought...
“...Hero... but why...?”
“NOW, DON’T KEEP ME WAITING, MAGICIAN! UEE HEE HEE! LET’S DANCE, DANCE ONCE MORE!”
The battle started against their will.
After about a minute of deliberating, Kris chose to defend. Seam was unfazed at first, as TP was in fact necessary to cast spells, but then, even after having enough to cast a spell or two...
They again chose to defend.
Occasionally stopping for healing items when HP was low.
Seam had no clue what Kris was planning.
At first, Jevil just spouted his usual insane dialogue before each attack, having fun with his “game.”
However, he eventually started to notice that something wasn’t quite right...
“...EH? WHY DON’T YOU SEEM EXCITED, MAGICIAN...? IT’S JUST LIKE OLD TIMES!”
Another turn would pass,
“OH, ISN’T IT FUN...? ISN’T IT...? ... ARE YOU NOT HAVING FUN...?”
“...IS SOMETHING WRONG? (...WHY AREN’T THEY TALKING TO ME?)”
Seam wouldn’t speak. Jevil felt a pang of that feeling from before, this time much stronger.
Something just felt wrong about this.
He had known Seam as his laid-back companion, the court mage of Card Castle. They had always been his lovable goofball friend.
...what had happened to them?
Eventually, they reached 100% TP, and Kris seemed to be putting more thought into the next command...
“...? T... Tearrorizer?”
“I... I’ve never heard of that spell before...”
“...I said no.”
“What if... what if it... what if it’s...”
“...? ARE YOU-”
Seam cut him off with a sigh.
“Why not? (I can trust Kris... right?)”
*Seam cast TEARRORIZER!
Nobody quite understood what was going on.
Scissors appeared, and then––
“...wh... what just...”
The cat had blacked out when they tried to cast the spell.
Now, however, they could could see what had happened...
“O-OH, UH... IT SEEMS THIS BODY CAN BE KILLED AFTER ALL...”
Jevil’s fate had been sealed in dark red all over.
It was clear that he’d soon fade away, the only question was how long he’d be able to hold on before ultimately succumbing.
Seam, once they finally processed what they had just done, was absolutely horrified.
“J-Jevil...!? Wh... what did I...!? I-I’m sorry, I...”
“I-I’m... I... h... how...!?”
“YOU WERE JUST DOING WHAT YOU HAD TO DO TO WIN... I CAN’T BLAME YOU TOO MUCH FOR FOLLOWING ORDERS... JUST LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE: YOU’VE WON THIS GAME! ...BUT SADLY, THIS IS OUR LAST.”
“SEAM... I’M SORRY FOR ALL THE TROUBLE.”
Seam wasn’t even given the chance to talk before their former companion finally faded away into red mist.
They stepped bit closer to the spot where their friend had been, and fell to their knees.
They didn’t say another word, not to Kris, not to anyone.
why is the snowgrave fight just called "berdlyb2 enemy" in the dialogue dump? i know it's for coding purposes but there's also the ones called "weirdroute manipulator" and "weirdEvent addison city big 2"
side note: there's also a section literally called "susface" and the only thing is a value of 1
I haven’t seen one with Seam yet (please tell me if one exists already so I can go apologize to the creator. though knowing my imagination this is probably not gonna be too similar... hopefully), so here we go.
Note: Whenever I refer to Kris, I’m mostly talking about the Soul/Player acting through Kris and not Kris themself. I just say Kris for simplicity.
Also: since this is an AU I’m just gonna pretend the thing with Darkners turning to stone in incompatible Dark Worlds isn’t a thing. That way this thing can happen.
I picture this in my head in like a fangame style so I’m probably gonna make it sound like a hack concept or something. I dunno. makes it easier to describe.
*Kris pressures Seam into going with them by repeatedly trying to talk to them until it’s clear what they want. Eventually gets them to cave but they hide in Kris’s in pocket/inventory with Lancer and Rouxls (and the Original Starwalker, can’t forget that), and sticks around when Rouxls ditches them. Gets some nice bonding time with Lancer. Things play out pretty normally until the group splits up in Cyber City. (also note that Susie has the Devilsknife here).
*Noelle never joins Kris in this AU. Instead Kris ends up kinda pressuring Seam (pictured: repeatedly selects them in the inventory) into coming out and helping them.
*According to the Undertale cross-stitch book, Seam used to use a seam ripper in combat. They bust it back out for this.
*Has card-themed attacks (all suits). I’ve seen most fans portray them with fire magic but idk where this originates from and can’t remember any mention of this in the game. If it’s true then sure, lump that on. Also has sewing-themed things. Though the most spells a character has in Deltarune is 3 so maybe lump all the card things into one attack, idk, this is an AU concept. All these spells can help advance the route.
*Seam gets increasingly less jokey as the route progresses and and they “get stronger.” They basically become unresponsive beyond the occasional free words and, of course, the acts they do when commanded.
*Fast forward to when the group reunites at Queen’s Mansion and things are kinda in shambles there because it turns out Jevil’s on the loose. The Devilsknife kinda just vanished as soon as Susie took her eyes off him and after she and Ralsei got to the mansion they understood why: he was running amuck there. Group splits up again to find him. Susie and Ralsei both make their own comments on the state Seam’s in but ultimately don’t think much of it because they trust Kris and didn't see all the violence... oh boy...
*Unlike the actual canon route, here they have to keep the violence up even after entering Queen’s Mansion ‘cus Seam is still in the party (while in the actual route everything you do without Noelle in the party is inconsequential to the route, meaning you can actually still recruit some mansion enemies like Tasque Manager and Mauswheel. Or at least that’s what I’ve heard, I’m too much of a wuss to play the route).
*Eventually the two find the jester and he reveals that he’s been doing all this mainly to get Seam’s attention ‘cus he missed playing with them in particular so much (Jevil likes a good challenge every now and then...). However, he kinda quickly notices that something’s not right with his ex-companion, especially since they don’t even seem to recognize him at first. And when they do, they don’t even respond, they’re just silent for some reason...
*Kris orders Seam to proceed until a fight starts. Jevil is suddenly not so enthusiastic about this, and makes repeated comments about their strange behavior.
*I imagine it’d still be possible to abort the route at this point (like with Berdly’s fight in the Weird Route, where it could be aborted via FIGHTing, not using SnowGrave, or by ACTing [with new ACT options making the entire thing out to have just been one big prank on Berdly to make him mad). However, what’s important right now is the special new spell/Snowgrave-equivalent: Tearrorizer (because pun). All you need to know is that it involves scissors (if this were a game attack the screen would cut to black after the scissors appear and a sound effect would play so it’d be kinda ambiguous but then the screen would cut back and, at least when used on a Darkner, the normal death animation for them [by that I mean the one you see when you hack the game to allow Snowgrave to be used on normal enemies, where they turn into some kind of red mist and blow away] would show so thankfully it wouldn’t be TOO gruesome...)
*Seam tries to silently refuse at first but eventually caves under the pressure and...
*In the moments before Jevil fades away, he gets some final dialogue about how he doesn’t blame them for what they just did and even kinda apologizes for all the trouble he caused before and even after getting locked away. Seam seems absolutely grief struck and is forced to watch their former-friend die.
*The poor cat is just kinda left there to mourn in silence until the Fountain is sealed.
*Back at Castle Town, their seap is now closed...
I got an idea for one of those Weird Route/Snowgrave Route AUs but I don’t know if a similar concept’s but done to it already. like, not just the same character, but having things play out in a similar way. Is there an easy way to look for these AUs? has someone compiled a list? is there a tag for them?
A lot of people tend to ship Pink Addison and Spamton or make interesting dynamics between the two
I'm pretty certain the main reason is the fact that they both have dangerous items and interesting interactions in the weird route and are prominent in the route even if for just a moment.
This makes me start thinking something, what if there were more parallels between the two?
In the Strike AU and with my personal headcanons (along with some other fanon accepted things), Pink is a pretty sketchy Addison once compared to the others, especially for their appearance in Snowgrave
But what if they, like Spamton, wanted something more in their life? What if they also wanted to break from whatever strings they had if they had any?
I plan on making Pink see himself in younger Spamton one way or another
Taking a new development route for under there called actually writing things down when I come up with it p exciting stuff it turns out
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It’s a shame this game has a whole family of vampires but like...none of them are super interesting to me
i need an alibi to justify and somebody to blame
that one person had the salt route dream and I stg now everyone's like "omg had a wacky deltarune dream" that is snowgrave but for a different character
fniished the pacifist route of deltarune chapter 2 or whatver the cool kids call it and now im horribly fuckedup i only care about susie ever and you can only talk to me if its about susie deltarune
the weird route seems to be heavily associated with the number 55, LV in roman numerals. can anyone help me collect the examples? the Thorn Ring brings noelle down to 55HP, the “[(Number) liked this!]” messages’ maximum number is 5555, and I rember there was at least one other.
I just rewatched a few episodes of Part 3 and I totally forgot that the Spellmans decided to free Lucifer just before he escaped. Makes me wonder what would have happened if only Sabrina got to his cell before Nick did and freed him. They probably would make some sort of deal about Lucifer not killing the coven (possibly in exchange for Sabrina being Queen of Hell), but he probably wouldn’t let them get off completely scot free, since he’d have leverage over them. And of course, the Pagans wouldn’t have been a problem for much longer after that, and I don’t think it would really change anything in regards to the Unholy Regalia quest. Though it would change a lot for Lilith, since she wouldn’t even get a warning before Lucifer showed up in Hell, and the coven would never have turned to Hecate... I wish there was a fanfic of this scenario lol