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Evil Study Group

     Evil Study Group  
First appearance: "Remedial Chaos Theory" — Meeting area: The Darkest Timeline — Purpose: To be EVIL
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We are the Evil Study group, and we have but one evil goal: return somehow to the Prime Timeline, the one that I stopped you from rolling that die. Then we destroy the good versions of ourselves and reclaim our proper lives.
Evil Abed, "Remedial Chaos Theory".

The roll of a Yahtzee die led to the creation of six different timelines. In one of those, Troy and Abed's housewarming party at their apartment turned into The Darkest Timeline. Due to the unfortunate events that took place, each member of the study group were changed for the worse. In some cases they were not just left psychologically scarred but also physically damaged. At the Abed of that timeline's suggestion, these victims regrouped under a new purpose: to make other realities as dark as their own. The Evil Study Group's first appearance was in the Season Three episode "Remedial Chaos Theory".

Group history[]

Season Three[]

In an alternate reality of the study group's third year at Greendale, Troy and Abed's housewarming party becomes the flashpoint for the creation of the "Evil Study Group". Troy left to get the pizza from the delivery guy only to return to the apartment minutes later to find chaos and confusion. Pierce had just accidentally gotten shot in the leg by Annie's gun, soaking Shirley with blood from his wound. While Annie and Abed tried to help Pierce, the Serbian rum he brought to the party had spilled onto the floor. It was ignited by a joint that Britta lit up in the bathroom, causing a fire to break out. Jeff and Britta tried to fight the fire as Troy decided to destroy the cause of the incident. He grabbed Pierce's housewarming gift, the Norwegian troll doll, and swallowed it despite the fact that it was on fire.

Annie tries to stop Pierce from bleeding out
Annie tries to stop Pierce from bleeding out.
In the aftermath of these events, Pierce had apparently died from the gunshot, Annie was overcome with guilt due to that and was committed to a mental institution, Shirley started drinking again, Jeff was forced to have his arm amputated due to severe burns, and Troy had to have a voice box implanted after his throat was damaged. In solidarity to their friends, Britta dyed a blue streak in her hair while Abed came up with a plan to make things right. He created felt goatees and handed them to the rest of the group. He stated that they should embrace the darkness which occurred. Abed suggested they become the "Evil Study Group" and invade the "Prime timeline" they split off from. Still depressed over what happened, everyone but Troy agreed to help Abed with his plan ("Remedial Chaos Theory").

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Evil Troy and Evil Abed!
Evil Abed would later establish contact with his "Prime timeline" counterpart via "The Dreamatorium". After Abed was scolded by Troy for his celebrity impersonator expenses, Evil Abed appeared in a simulation he imagined inside the play room. Abed was at first disturbed by his presence but Evil Abed convinced him being alone and separated from his friend wasn't a bad thing ("Contemporary Impressionists"). Evil Abed appeared to Abed once again after Troy had been forced to join the Greendale Air Conditioning Repair School. Taking advantage of how vulnerable he was at the time, Evil Abed took over Abed's body after tricking him into entering the Dreamatorium. Evil Abed then began his plan to make "The Prime Timeline" as dark as his own.

No need for felt anymore
Hot, hot, hot.
Evil Abed began with Britta and took control of a counseling session she had with Abed to force her to remember past childhood traumas. After leaving her dejected, Evil Abed went in search of Jeff, determined to cut his arm off and make him just like his counterpart. He found Jeff at Greendale representing Shirley in a faux court case against her business partner Pierce Hawthorne. The Bone saw Evil Abed brought didn't have a long enough cord to reach Jeff so he went to get an extension. When Evil Abed came back he was just in time to hear Jeff's closing argument. The speech was about doing good and being selfless which genuinely moved Evil Abed and stopped him from going through with his plan. His Prime Timeline counterpart took advantage of his hesitation, took back control of his body and cast Evil Abed back to his own reality ("Introduction to Finality").

The end of Evil Abed
The end of Evil Abed.

Season Four[]

Evil Abed took the Winger Speech to heart and upon returning to his reality decided to try to brighten his own timeline instead of trying to darken others. However, Evil Jeff at the same time embraced his dark side and took control of the remaining Evil Study Group. Evil Troy turned his back on his now reformed best friend and joined Evil Jeff in his campaign to destroy the "Prime Timeline". When Evil Jeff crossed over, he used a special paintball gun to send "Prime Timeline" Abed to his world. While in the Darkest Timeline, Abed sought out his double. He found the formerly Evil Abed in his apartment who explained to him what occurred since their last encounter. Along with a DVD of all six seasons of his world's "The Cape", the Darkest Timeline Abed gave his double a means to return to his reality. He also gave him paintball equipment to combat the Evil Study group and send them back to the Darkest Timeline.

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After renouncing his evil ways, he is just Abed now.
Evil Troy, Britta and Shirley crossed over to the Prime Timeline to join Evil Jeff and Annie and sent their counterparts to their dimension. After suiting up in matching leather apparel, Evil Jeff led his friends on a hunt to find each of their doubles. They arrived in the cafeteria only to be surprised by the arrival of Evil Pierce. It turned out he faked his own death to teach them a lesson and followed them to the "Prime Timeline" to offer his help. However, he misunderstood what Evil Britta told him about the mission and shot himself with a paintball gun Evil Britta accidentally shot herself as well, causing Evil Jeff to be exasperated at his cohort's stupidity. It's then that the "Prime Timeline" study group reveals they are inside the student lounge when Britta loudly takes exception to Evil Jeff berating her counterpart. The two groups face off and Annie, Shirley and Troy quickly dispatch their darker alternate selves.

Shirley sends Evil Shirley back to the Darkest Timeline
Evil Shirley is sent back to her timeline by Shirley.
Only Evil Jeff is left who lost track of his duplicate. Jeff then calls out to Evil Jeff who shoots a single paintball pellet his way. Jeff stands there unmoving as the paintball pellet races towards him and freezes it in place. Evil Jeff is puzzled at this turn of events as his counterpart shoots him with his own paintball gun sending him back to the Darkest Timeline. Afterwards, Evil Jeff and his Study Group have settled back into their lives in that reality. He interrupted Evil Troy and Formerly Evil Abed's morning show and expressed annoyance at their antics. He points out the fact that the show is fake and there isn't even an audience. Evil Jeff then tells them he'll see them later for lunch ("Advanced Introduction to Finality").

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Evil Jeff loses.