Monday, November 4, 2013

Case Study No. 1095: Paper Pete and the Pagelings

"Paper Wars" Animatic
From Pendleton Ward's "Adventure Time." "Paper Wars" premieres on Cartoon Network January 16, 2012. Jeremy Shada as Finn and Pete Browngardt as Paper Pete.
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[Finn is walking through the stacks in the library, when he notices some damaged books on the shelf]
FINN: [quietly] I will avenge thee, slightly soiled books ...
[he turns]
FINN: Gotta tell Jake ...
[he starts walking away, when he notices some other books on the shelf moving by themselves]
FINN: Hello? Is someone back here? Are you stuck?
[pieces of paper begin rising out of the books]
FINN: Whoa! Oh ...
[he turns]
FINN: [yelling] Hey, there's pages coming out of these books!
[everyone in the library shushes him, so he turns back to the shelf, as the pages fold themselves into little origimai figures]
FINN: Who are you dudes?
PAGELINGS: We are the Pagelings!
PAPER PETE: I am Paper Pete, the leader of the Pagelings ... but you can call me P.P.!
FINN: [pause] Uh, I'll call you Pete.
FINN: Why are you dudes in the library?
PAPER PETE: We are the secret guardians of the books in the library! You know those blank pieces of paper in the beginning of old books?
FINN: Yeah?
PAPER PETE: That's us! We revealed ourselves to you, noble giant, because you felt our plight when you saw the damaged books. And now is our darkest hour, for the Moldos have been growing more bold with every attack! Look at the damage done yesterday at the Battle of Teddy Bear Joke Book!
[he pulls out a soiled copy of the children's book "Teddy Bear Joke Book", with "A bearly funny collection of cuddly crack-ups" and "Vol. 3, grin and bear it" on the cover]
FINN: Wow, yeah.
PAPER PETE: They're massing for a full scale assault on every book in the library!
FINN: Gosh!



"Paper Pete" is the twenty-second episode in season three of Adventure Time.

Finn and Jake are moving through the library that belongs to the Turtle Princess while heaving a ludicrously large book on top of their backs. Upon setting it on a table, the book is revealed to be an unabridged history of Rainicorns titled "Rainicornicopia." Finn quickly becomes bored so goes off and seeks out something fun to do, like another adventure, but Jake dismisses this as nothing more than Finn playing "make-believe." Frustrated by Jake's dismissal of him, Finn goes off into a random aisle and discovers the Pagelings and their leader, Paper Pete. Pete tells Finn that he and his secret band of blank pages have been defending the entirety of the library from the Moldo horde for many a moon, and that their recent attacks have become more fervent. Pete concludes by stating that they will mount a "full scale assault on the library tonight." Finn, in an attempt to show Jake the Pagelings, pulls the book from right under Jake's nose and drags it hastily to where the Pagelings were, but some books fall and obscure them from view, leading to more aggravation on Jake's part and he accentuates his belief that Finn is continuing to make up adventures.

After Jake leaves, Finn asks the Pagelings why they didn't show themselves to Jake. They respond by pointing out that they are a secret group, and wish to reveal themselves only to Finn, whom they refer to as a "noble giant". Finn convinces the Pagelings to come show themselves to Jake by stating that he, too, is a great giant that will aid them in their battle. Upon arrival at Jake's table, Jake puts his head down on the book and thickens his arms so that he can cover up the sides of his face from distraction from Finn; the flower dance from the Pagelings do nothing but annoy Jake further from believing Finn. Afterwards, the Pagelings and Finn return to the spot where Finn first met them, but to the horror of the Pagelings, a "reconnaissance squad" of Moldo have arrived and already began eating at the pages of some books. The Pagelings unsheath their paper swords and charge into battle with the Moldos, but Finn manages to win the battle for the former by yawning on all of them. While praising Finn, Pete mentions how the bites of the Moldo sting "like the dickens", which soon leads to Finn hatching a new conceit.

The two surreptitiously follow the Moldos to their secret lair, where Finn and Pete enter and, after Finn makes random noises, are surrounded by Moldos. They are initially belligerent, but Finn manages to calm the whole Moldo clan down by stating that he has come to join them, much to Pete's surprise, who is shortly thereafter reminded by Finn that he should trust him. After Finn calls out their democratically elected leader, he snatches up Mildwin and many other Moldos into his arms, runs through the library, and, upon arriving at where Jake was, throws the Moldos at him.

Jake soon notices only their biting of his fur and flesh, and fails to remove them from his person or see them, which was Finn's original intention of throwing them in the first place. Realizing what he had done, Finn frantically attempts to "find an answer in the library", which he quickly sees to be the books. However, instead of finding an appropriate book to read, he instead grabs a book and begins whacking Jake, which does nothing but pain Jake more. In despair, Finn ceases whacking Jake, but then drops it in response to the appearance of a Moldo chewing on his shirt, who comments on it as being the "tastiest thing. Ever." Suddenly Finn takes off his shirt (much to the embarrassment of Turtle Princess) and presents it to Mildwin as a peace offering from the Pagelings. The Moldos on Jake crawl to Finn's shirt, and Mildwin responds by stating that the shirt should feed many generations of his people. Jake soon removes the Moldos from his eyes, and, despite being shown the Pagelings and Moldos (thus proving Finn's original claims throughout the episode), states that he cares not for them, as he is in pain.

The two leave then leave the library, and Jake confesses to being stuck on a single paragraph in the Rainicornicopia for 11 minutes. When asked about learning the history of his potential mixed-species children with Lady Rainicorn, Jake says he will "fake it." Finn comments that there are sun people to fight; Jake, after having his question confirmed by Finn that Finn is indeed making stuff up now, decides to cooperate and runs off into the distance with him.



Paper Pete is the leader of the Pagelings (secret guardians of the library) and is voiced by Pete Browngardt. He is the one to tell Finn about the attacking Moldos. He has a nickname, which is "P.P." He told Finn that he can call him this, but he decided to call him "Pete," since "P.P." sounds like "pee pee." He and the other Pagelings revealed themselves to him becuase he felt their plight when he saw the damaged books. He is the leader of the Pagelings, and has had problems with the Moldos and their leader, Mildwin. Instead of defeating them, He and Finn resolved their conflicts, which was them eating the library books, by giving them Finn's shirt to eat.

Paper Pete is a folded triangular paper origami. His body is made up of 5 "sections" in his normal form, forming one triangle. His face is in the middle triangle, and the top triangle is made up of 3 of it's own sections. The left triangle on his body slightly over-laps the right triangle. His arms and legs are also triangular, except they are narrow.

Paper Pete had three transformations. His face is not visible in these forms, yet he can see like this. His first transformation was a blank book page, the second was a flower, and the third was a paper airplane. He looks like a regular piece of paper as a book page. As a flower, He had 4 petals, a skinny stalk, and leafs shaped like pentagons. He looks like a basic paper airplane in his last form, with no complicated design.

He has a paper origami sword for battle. While it wouldn't be a lethal weapon, it seems to be effective against the Moldos for some reason. It even resisted the Moldos staffs when the Pagelings were pushing them away with them.

Paper Pete is a brave leader of the Pagelings, and is polite to people. It seems that he is only against evil, as shown when he would appearantly become friends with Mildwin and the rest of the Moldos, despite their past relationship.

He can unfold himself and become the front pages of books. He can turn himself into different paper origami forms by will. Only one of the transformations he made gave him a new ability, which was flight, when he folded into a paper airplane.

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