History Characters / PennyArcade

25th Oct '16 11:17:20 AM dlchen145
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Badass}}: Facing Jim, an undead skeleton necromancer in "Armadeaddon," Tycho goes, "I'll handle this." Pulling out his red d20, he says, "Roll for initiative." He gets a "natural 20"--this gets Jim to KnowWhenToFoldEm (and realize someone who can roll natural 20s can only ensure he'd beat Jim's scenario).
23rd Aug '16 3:54:19 AM ProfessorDetective
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

6th Jul '16 6:53:24 AM Fluid
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Occasionally lampshaded in the news posts [[SelfDeprecation where he calls it]] "faux erudition", implying that he is excessively wordy on purpose.
22nd Aug '15 5:39:37 AM TheAmazingBlachman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Fetish}}: Has expressed attraction to numerous things: giraffes, jellyfish, and whatever's at [=ColdTurkeys.com=]. More specifically, he's said he's attracted to long, slender necks, of the sort you can't usually find on humans.

to:

* {{Fetish}}: Has expressed attraction to numerous things: giraffes, ostriches, jellyfish, and whatever's at [=ColdTurkeys.com=]. More specifically, he's said he's attracted to long, slender necks, of the sort you can't usually find on humans.
9th Aug '15 8:15:30 AM Kriel
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* MundaneUtility: His d20 is made from a piece of the true cross. Apparently, he only uses it "for really important rolls."
8th Aug '15 4:31:26 AM Adept
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption: Gabe's knee-jerk reaction to nearly everything. He once curb stomped Tycho to death because he thought there was only one copy of PuzzleQuest left in the store, and tore out Tycho and Charles's throats with his teeth when he panicked over the proper pronounciation of "Gif".

to:

* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption: Gabe's knee-jerk reaction to nearly everything. He once curb stomped Tycho to death because he thought there was only one copy of PuzzleQuest VideoGame/PuzzleQuest left in the store, and tore out Tycho and Charles's throats with his teeth when he panicked over the proper pronounciation of "Gif".
5th Jan '15 11:27:04 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BiTheWay: Arguable. His fantasies about SpiderMan and PatrickSwayze tend to point this way. Not to mention his weird on-off HoYay with Apple fanboy Charles.

to:

* BiTheWay: Arguable. His fantasies about SpiderMan and PatrickSwayze Creator/PatrickSwayze tend to point this way. Not to mention his weird on-off HoYay with Apple fanboy Charles.
27th Sep '14 2:34:47 PM Rontio
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RedEyesTakeWarning: His eyes turn red when he gets ''really'' angry. Its implied in an early strip that he may have brought '''something''' back with him from the dream world after having two consecutive nightmares about hell.

to:

* RedEyesTakeWarning: His eyes turn red when he gets ''really'' angry. Its implied in [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/1999/08/06/perchance-to-dream an early strip strip]] that he may have brought '''something''' back with him from the dream world after having two consecutive nightmares about hell.
27th Sep '14 7:58:01 AM SilentStranger
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* InsufferableGenius: Has traits of this, despite not having any higher education than high school. He is very intelligent, but absolutely insufferable about it.



* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Frequent. In the Penny Arcade card game, there is an attack of his that deals damage based on the number of letters in a given card.

to:

* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Frequent. In the Penny Arcade card game, there is an attack of his that deals damage based on the number of letters in a given card. In-universe, he has an enormous affinity for words and grammar, to the point where Gabe letting him babble about Bookworm Adventures is his christmas present.



* ActuallyPrettyFunny: When Tycho makes an IncrediblyLamePun related to sawing KrisStraub in half so they can have an even number of players, Gabe exclaims "Damn son, there's that gallows humor!"



* TheBeastmaster: A pet dragon, unicorn, and several VideoGame/{{Pokemon}} to his name. At one point he also managed to aquire a flock of {{Pikmin}} that proceeded to trash the apartment and kill Tycho. And his roster may grow at any time...

to:

* TheBeastmaster: A pet dragon, a phoenix, unicorn, and several VideoGame/{{Pokemon}} to his name. At one point he also managed to aquire a flock of {{Pikmin}} that proceeded to trash the apartment and kill Tycho. And his roster may grow at any time...



* IThoughtItMeant: In one strip, Gabe asks Jesus for info on the coming Nintendo Revolution (the development name for the Wii), and Jesus thought he was talking about an unspecified future cataclysm that would lead to humanity being forced underground.

to:

* IThoughtItMeant: In one strip, Gabe asks Jesus for info on the coming Nintendo Revolution (the development name for the Wii), and Jesus thought he was talking about an unspecified future cataclysm involving cybernetic apes that would lead to humanity being forced underground.
9th Sep '14 5:09:09 PM helix
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The wordy, intellectual, and cynical half of the ''Penny Arcade'' duo, when the characters of Gabe and Tycho first diverged Tycho was something of the StraightMan to Gabe's more wild enthusiasm. However, [[CharacterDevelopment he quickly developed into a character]] [[NotSoAboveItAll as strange if not stranger]]. Tycho is known for his love of literature and wordplay, his overwritten fantasy series Epic Legends of the Hierarchs: The Elemenstor Saga, his *ahem* love of animals, and his deep knowledge of [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow horrors that man was not meant to know]].

to:

The wordy, intellectual, and cynical half of the ''Penny Arcade'' duo, when the characters of Gabe and Tycho first diverged Tycho was something of the StraightMan to Gabe's more wild enthusiasm. However, [[CharacterDevelopment he quickly developed into a character]] [[NotSoAboveItAll as strange if not stranger]]. Tycho is known for his love of literature and wordplay, his overwritten fantasy series Epic Legends of the Hierarchs: The Elemenstor Saga, his *ahem* love "love" of animals, and his deep knowledge of [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow horrors that man was not meant to know]].



** Like giraffe necks?
This list shows the last 10 events of 65. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Characters.PennyArcade