Golden Sun: The Abridged Series

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Golden Sun: The Abridged Series is an Abridged Series of Golden Sun made by Magmabear (now going under the new channel title of KisukeOboro). Like most Abridged Series, GS:TAS relies on Alternate Character Interpretation for its humor and lampshading. Similarly, as the series progressed Magmabear recoded the in-game text boxes to suit the series' new dialogue. Since doing so, the series has made use of some particularly creative Non Sequitur Scenes for its humour.

As of Episode 9, the series has officially finished abridging the first game.

Tropes used in Golden Sun: The Abridged Series include:
  • A God Am I: This appears to be Kraden's modus operandi.
  • A Man Is Not a Virgin: Garet has nailed five prostitutes and smoked ten pounds of pot. Alex is also implied to have had sex with Mia prior to the series' beginning.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Ivan, with more emphasis on "ambiguous" than "gay". We'd say Alex, but as of Episode Four it's not very "ambiguous" anymore.
  • Audience Surrogate: Done with Isaac for those unfamiliar with the games.
  • Author Avatar / Take That Me: In Episode Eight, where "Isaac"'s Jerkassery is a thinly-veiled cover for Magmabear's lack of contacting his fans after his suspension.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Mia is quite the Manipulative Bitch when she puts her mind to it.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Saturos and Menardi.
  • Brick Joke: The log and the Kraken. The former was done at the start and end of one episode. The latter took literally months to be laid.
    • The news reel in Episode Eight that scrolls on the bottom of the screen during Colosso is literally composed of stories that set every unlaid brick the series had up until then.
  • Brother-Sister Incest: Garet's sister is implied to feel this way towards him. Isaac is naturally Squicked out.
    • Also implied with Alex and Mia, despite Alex's status as Camp Gay. This is suggested once in a Curse Cut Short and never mentioned again.
  • Butt Monkey: Ivan. Garet blows him up once and when the party sees the barricade he suggests blowing it up again (and tries to get Ivan to stand in its general vicinity while doing so).
    • To a lesser extent, Felix doesn't get any respect from Saturos and Menardi.
  • But Thou Must!: Averted in the hardest way possible when it comes to Lunpa.
  • The Caligula: Babi Bu Be Bo! Bobby is implied to be this. The Tolbi News reports that people suspect they will never escape him.
    • There's also the way that he nonchalantly gives Isaac the Lure Cap:

Bobby: "Here, have this stupid looking hat. I should warn you though that it's been known to attract monsters."


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