I felt like showing off some of the things I'm squeezing into the Duck Bros, and well...let's just say that I'm going to include my own personal takes on the BlazBlue and Skullgirls characters (I know, they're from video games but they fit well into the world and provides a lot of easy gags). None of them will be OOC or whatever, but they will have some differences in hobbies and jobs. Note that they don't appear in the novel itself, but hopefully in future mediums:
There's no such thing as the NOL. There is a fanclub with the acronym NOL, but it stands for the "National Orange League".
Ragna - Wanted criminal as usual but many cartoon characters find him more annoying than itimidating much to his annoyance.
Noel - Just her usual self but her job is now a park ranger. She's more open to the latter because SMALL CUTE ANIMALS
Jin - A park ranger just like Noel. Unlike Noel, he despises his job and wants to join the Marines.
Hazama - He's just as evil but hates it when he's compared to Bart Simpson (because both are eternal rivals) and having his body figure ridiculed by cartoon characters.
Taokaka - Her fondness for food causes some deep rifts within the culinary community for reasons unknown, however despite her mindset she really doesn't notice it.
Litchi - She's a little more gullible and naive. That doesn't mean she has some rather excellent relationships with various cartoon and anime characters.
Carl Clover - Has a on-and-off friendship with Bart Simpson and the two are mistaken because of their vocal range.
Arakune - He speaks more fluently, however is rather concerned about his hideous appearance.
Iron Tager - He's more charitable than his game counterpart.
Rachel Alucard - Somehow has a thing for video games. Her "Rabbit" nickname annoys her further with toons and anime using the latter to tease her into submission.
Bang Shishigami - His fiery and overexuberant personality ended up making him into a comically overdramatic thespian, which is something he's strangely proud of. The Ikuruga Ninjas serve as his lackeys and he trains them to also become thespians.
Hakumen - Utterly feared by cartoon and anime characters everywhere, but has a surprisingly stable relationship with Brock Samson.
Makoto Nanaya - Various toons call her "boobie squirrel", which is something she doesn't have a problem with.
Nu-13 - Many toons think of her as the long-lost cousin of Android 18.
Izanami - Has one fatal weakness - Bart Simpson. Why? Fuck if I know.
Kagura - Many toons despise him, even going as far as attacking him for unknown reasons.
The Canopy Kingdom happens to be somewhere in the eastern Colorado Rocky Mountain region. The Black Egrets also spread out to Colorado, but to other states like Wyoming, Washington, California, Montana and Nevada. The Skullgirl exists however, but cannot leave outside the Canopy Kingdom or risk losing all power. Humans, toons and anime can head up there for vacations. The Medicis spread out into other states as well, and go as far as owning illegal casinos and operating prostitution, gun distribution and cockfighting rings. However, they strictly refuse to operate drug smuggling rings. The Skull Heart, when transported, is kept inside a large jar much to it's annoyance.
Filia and Samson - Filia has a GED and is soon to go to college with plans to become a teacher. Samson is friends with Undey, and is more foul-mouthed than his game counterpart.
Cerebella - Engages more in comically impossible circus tricks such as riding a bull on a tightrope while Vice Versa holds a breakdancing shark and two muscular jugglers. Her bust and cleavage is made fun of by toons and anime alike, but she's close friends with Steve. She doesn't suck up to Vitale as much though.
Peacock - Has a more darker, sadistic sense of humor.
Parasoul and Umbrella - No personality changes to both of them.
Ms. Fortune - She's more clever and dynamic, but her profession is a professional MMA fighter.
Painwheel - Toons fear her, but deep down she's a lot more kinder and friendlier.
Valentine - Is the victim of a debated rumor that her breasts were made from the cartilage, bone meal and flesh of cartoon characters, whom she vehemently denies. Either way, toons and anime fear her greatly for her gory strategies to medical work. She also despises the Red Cross (which is a reference to her design change).
Double - Is mistaken frequently for a pile of morphing grape jelly and is the focus for some bizzare shapeshifting gags.
Squigly and Leviathan - No changes to Squigly, although she is often the topic for zombie jokes and gags. Leviathan has more humor and fun to his character, sometimes donning a top hat and a cup of tea and a British accent for comedic relief.
Big Band - More honest and deadpan than his game counterpart.
Eliza, Sekhmet, Horace and Albus - Eliza's personality hasn't really changed much, however she's able to break glass by hitting a high note when singing. Sekhmet's personality is identical of that to Ocho from The Amazing World of Gumball, Horace and Albus have the same personalities albeit having differing musical tastes (Horace prefers adult rock while Albus likes hair metal).
Beowulf - No personality changes. He's still a wrestler, albeit part of a independent hardcore wrestling circuit.
Bloody Marie - No changes to her personality at all. However, as a Skullgirl, she is prone to losing all of her power and can become in great pain when outside the Canopy Kingdom.
(There's plenty more Skullgirls and BlazBlue chars to change, but this is just the tip of the iceberg)
So there you go - my takes on these characters. Sure, copyrights will be violated up the ass but who cares? Gotta be realistic man! Anyway, here's some bits from the Duck Bros:
HOME SWEET DUCK:
Jeez-us! The hell did I sprinkle this with?! It looks like a volcano digested itself from the inside out!
Tony” appears next to the table. Tommy looks at “Tony” and speaks with him
I hope everyone’s enjoying their dinner.
Er…my food became…rotten.
“Tony” picks up the meal and acts like he’s disgusted.
Oh dear – looks like one of the cooks added some ingredients that don’t react well to pepper. I’ll try a taste and see if it’s alright to eat.
“Tony” opens a hatch and downs the meal in one sitting. A panel later he falls down unconscious into the table, breaking it and startling everyone.
A small, cartoony skull-and-crossbones floats over “Tony” while the Duck Bros and everyone else look on in shock.
I’d make a snarky comment here, but that wouldn’t help the mood.
A shot of Steve, Larry and Undey are watching and eating snacks.
And lastly…Bosques Nacionales!
A shot of Fred and Dicks talking about the Spanish show. Fred is also opening an envelope at the same time.
What the heck is “Bosques Nacionales”?
That’s the Cuban version of Brickleberry, Dicks. Only this time there’s no cub bear - they got a chicken with really large breasts instead.
Oh lordy! Cubans have the weirdest tastes in cartoons.
No shit. Either way…
COOKING IS MY BUISNESS:
A shot of Steve talking to an off-screen Larry, though he looks like he’s talking to the reader.
Well, I suppose I can give the leftovers to Undey-
Undey appears behind Steve with Tommy’s plate fully clean. Steve is startled.
Whoa! How did you get here Undey?
Well, I violated the laws of…being lazy.
A shot of Steve sitting down.
Whatever that is I don’t even want to know…anyway I’m going finish up my breakfast and take a nice wa–
Another ejection seat causes Steve to fly out from the mansion. Larry and Undey look on unsurprised.
SFX: TWANG! AAAAAAH
A shot of Larry and Undey looking at each other.
…I think I need to do something over my “Spy vs. Spy” LARPS.
Welp, that oughta do it for today. Now I am off to go play my Wii U, so later doods!