History Characters / RustyAndCo

16th Apr '18 1:17:19 PM TheKaizerreich
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* CameBackStrong: [[Inverted, as per ''[=DnD=]'' tradition. When she came BackFromTheDead, she not only lost some memories and assorted EXP, but also seems to have suffered some trauma which hampers her further. A side-plot of Level 8 is Derek, a doctor, trying to help Madeline find back to her old self.]]

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* CameBackStrong: [[Inverted, [[spoiler:Inverted, as per ''[=DnD=]'' tradition. When she came BackFromTheDead, she not only lost some memories and assorted EXP, but also seems to have suffered some trauma which hampers her further. A side-plot of Level 8 is Derek, a doctor, trying to help Madeline find back to her old self.]]
16th Apr '18 1:16:53 PM TheKaizerreich
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* CameBackStrong: [[Inverted, as per ''[=DnD=]'' tradition. When she came BackFromTheDead, she not only lost some memories and assorted EXP, but also seems to have suffered some trauma which hampers her further. A side-plot of Level 8 is Derek, a doctor, trying to help Madeline find back to her old self.]]
18th Mar '18 11:38:18 AM Malady
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* BadassCrew

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* BadassCrewBadassCrew:



* ChestMonster: Unusually, he seems to be subpar in the combat department, though he does have the characteristic toughness (see IronButtMonkey below).di

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* ChestMonster: Unusually, he seems to be subpar in the combat department, though he does have the characteristic toughness (see IronButtMonkey below).di



* {{Big Damn Hero|es}}: You can expect Cube to pull this off at least once per issue.

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* {{Big Damn Hero|es}}: BigDamnHeroes: Well, Hero, singular. You can expect Cube to pull this off at least once per issue.



* [[AntiHero Anti-Heroine]]: She smokes, wears revealing clothes, is {{greed}}y, [[BoyMeetsGhoul loves a wight]], and has no qualm at all beating up a bunch of mind-controlled innocent bystanders.

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* [[AntiHero Anti-Heroine]]: AntiHero: Well, Anti-Heroine: She smokes, wears revealing clothes, is {{greed}}y, [[BoyMeetsGhoul loves a wight]], and has no qualm at all beating up a bunch of mind-controlled innocent bystanders.



* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Prestige Perkins, practiced practitioner of practical prestidigitation.

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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: As she says: "[[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-5-5/ Prestige Perkins, practiced practitioner of practical prestidigitation.prestidigitation]]".



* {{BFG}}: Her second "Badger Launcher" is a ''literal bazooka'' that fires [[AbnormalAmmo rhinos]]. [[FastballSpecial And it can stick other people up the barrel and fire them too]].
* ButtMonkey: Between her crushing student loan debt, being put on cleaning duty for a week right after taking a serious beating, and being knocked into a room full of painful traps by a vengeful Stabs, this wizard can't seem to catch a break.

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* {{BFG}}: Her second [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-7-29/ second]] "Badger Launcher" is a ''literal bazooka'' that fires [[AbnormalAmmo rhinos]]. [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-7-31/ And]] it can [[FastballSpecial And it can stick other people up the barrel and fire them too]].
* ButtMonkey: Between her crushing student loan debt, being put on cleaning duty for a week right after taking a serious beating, and being knocked [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-7-35/ knocked]] into a room full of painful traps by a vengeful Stabs, this wizard can't seem to catch a break.



* {{Fireball|s}}: Prestige, being at least a level 5 wizard, can cast one, but prefers to save it for big fights.
* GadgeteerGenius: She manages to link together a couple of minor magic items into a gun that fires badgers, and later upgrades to a weightless bazooka that fires rhinos.

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* {{Fireball|s}}: Fireballs: Prestige, being at least a level 5 wizard, can cast one, but prefers to save it for big fights.
* GadgeteerGenius: She manages to link together a couple of minor magic items into [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-5-5/ a gun that fires badgers, badgers]], and later upgrades to a [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-7-35/ weightless bazooka bazooka]] that fires rhinos.



* {{Guile Hero}}ine: She has an oddly high success rate for bluffing her way out of things for a Wizard.

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* {{Guile Hero}}ine: GuileHero: Well, Heroine. She has an oddly high success rate for bluffing her way out of things for a Wizard.



* SmallGirlBigGun: Presti isn't small, but her "MK-II Badger Launcher" [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-7-29/ is positively huge]].

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* SmallGirlBigGun: Presti isn't small, but her "MK-II Badger Launcher" is [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-7-29/ is positively huge]]. com/comic/level-7-35/ larger than her]].
4th Mar '18 2:09:12 AM StFan
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An elven bard who was reared by barbarians.

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An elven bard who was reared by human barbarians.



* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: She has green skin and was mistaken for an orc at first sight by some readers, but WordOfGod confirms she's actually just an oddly-colored human.

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* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: She has green skin and was mistaken for an orc at first sight by some readers, but WordOfGod confirms she's actually just an oddly-colored oddly colored human.



* RealityWarper: When he gets a hold of the Belt of Genre Changing.

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* RealityWarper: When he gets a hold ahold of the Belt of Genre Changing.



* SpeechBubbles: He speaks in a black-letter font, on vaguely scroll-shaped bubbles.

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* SpeechBubbles: He speaks in a black-letter font, on vaguely scroll-shaped bubbles. When making an effort to disguise his voice, the speech bubbles turn to normal.



* DoesNotLikeShoes: "Ezra" initially just wears flip-flops, and those are not terribly fitting for running around and fighting, so she soon stays barefoot.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: "Ezra" initially just wears flip-flops, and those are not terribly fitting for running around and fighting, so she soon ends up barefoot and stays barefoot.this way.



Barbarian. Made a cameo in the earliest strips, only to reappear as [[spoiler:Roxy's adoptive brother]].

* AscendedExtra

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Barbarian. Made a cameo in the earliest strips, only to reappear as [[spoiler:Roxy's Roxy's adoptive brother]].

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* AscendedExtraAscendedExtra: He's just a recurring extra used for some gags in the early levels, but he's central to starting the plot of level 8 and becomes a supporting protagonist.



* ThirdPersonPerson: Nevertheless regards [[spoiler:Roxy]] as a respected member of Robespierre's family, despite insistence on using personal pronouns.

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* ThirdPersonPerson: Nevertheless regards [[spoiler:Roxy]] Roxy as a respected member of Robespierre's family, despite insistence on using personal pronouns.



* LevitatingLotusPosition: Zar the Psion uses this to get around.

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* LevitatingLotusPosition: Zar the Psion uses floating in this posture to get around.



* CasanovaWannabe: Kris. Stabs is familiar enough with his attempts to assure Dorilys that he's easily distracted.
* MeaningfulName: Knives seem to be a theme. Kris actually fights with a pair of krises, and Dirk with dirks.

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* CasanovaWannabe: Kris.Kris has no problem flirting with twiceling females. Stabs is familiar enough with his attempts to assure Dorilys that he's easily distracted.
* MeaningfulName: Knives seem to be a theme. Kris actually fights with a pair of krises, and Dirk with dirks.theme for the Doogan family.




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* WeaponOfChoice: Kris actually fights with a pair of krises, and Dirk with a pair of dirks.



* {{Foil}}: To Dorilys. Derek's a pure healer cleric who took a vow of non-violence. Dorilys on the other hand, is more or less the classic ChurchMilitant in plate armor Cleric. They even have the appropriate [[RedOniBlueOni temperaments]].

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* {{Foil}}: To Dorilys. Derek's a pure healer cleric who took a vow of non-violence. Dorilys on the other hand, is more or less the classic ChurchMilitant "ChurchMilitant in plate armor armor" Cleric. They even have the appropriate [[RedOniBlueOni temperaments]].



* ThereAreNoTherapists: {{Averted}}. Derek is apparently a capable therapist, and attempts some counseling to help Maddie with her ResurrectionSickness:.

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* ThereAreNoTherapists: {{Averted}}. Derek is apparently a capable therapist, and attempts some counseling to help Maddie with her ResurrectionSickness:.ResurrectionSickness.
25th Feb '18 5:45:28 PM ReaderAt2046
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* PrincessesRule: We have yet to see any sign of a King or Queen.
25th Feb '18 5:43:52 PM ReaderAt2046
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* ActionGirlfriend: A GirlyBruiser with a crush on an ActualPacifist.


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* BlindfoldedVision: Like Madeline, closes his eyes when he needs to actually fight. We still don't know why.


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* ThereAreNoTherapists: {{Averted}}. Derek is apparently a capable therapist, and attempts some counseling to help Maddie with her ResurrectionSickness:.
8th Feb '18 6:42:48 PM KnightLight321
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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Most of them have their own adventures and jobs when they're not helping out our heroes.




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* RecurringElement: At least one of them appears in every level. Starting from Level 4, expect more than one to put in an appearance.



* ActionSurvivor: See GuileHeroine below.

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* ActionSurvivor: See GuileHeroine below.She's not really a fighter like the other girls, but is pretty good at thinking on her feet and gets a lot of mileage out of MagicMusic.


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* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: She has green skin and was mistaken for an orc at first sight by some readers, but WordOfGod confirms she's actually just an oddly-colored human.
18th Dec '17 7:28:15 PM WaveSwallow
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: "Ezra" [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-67/ makes a break for it]] when Y.T. gets her hands on the MacGuffin that removed their vampire weaknesses, and [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-66/ tricks her into thinking that she put them back]].
17th Dec '17 6:17:51 PM Odacon_Spy
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* LogicalWeakness: DoubleSubverted when Y.T. kills "Koenig" by shoving a pizza in his face. Mimic expects that it was the pizza's triple garlic toppings that killed him, but "Ezra" reminds them that they used the MacGuffin to remove all their vampire weaknesses. Instead, Y.T. exploited his ''hipster'' weaknesses and used his gluten intolerance to kill him.


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* ShoutOut: The names Mimic gives them are one to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezra_Koenig Ezra Koenig]], the frontman for the indie rock band Vampire Weekend.
6th Dec '17 1:30:33 PM Malady
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* TheDitz: Maddy is... not particularly smart, at least in the intellectual sense. [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Doesn't stop her]] from being a stone-cold badass, though.

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* TheDitz: Maddy Maddie is... not particularly smart, at least in the intellectual sense. [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Doesn't stop her]] from being a stone-cold badass, though.



* FashionableAsymmetry: Her armor has a big ol' [[ShouldersOfDoom Shoulder of Doom]] on the right and lacks an equivalent plate altogether on the left. [[spoiler: Until Grinner messed it up and it was repaired with two regular shoulderplates instead]].

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* FashionableAsymmetry: Her armor has a big ol' [[ShouldersOfDoom Shoulder of Doom]] on the right and lacks an equivalent plate altogether on the left. [[spoiler: Until [[spoiler:Until Grinner messed it up and it was repaired with two regular shoulderplates instead]].



* TheKlutz: Turns into this after [[spoiler:her resurrection. She can get stuck in a door trying to cross with a stretcher, and drop a wounded one down a flight of stairs from said stretcher. The radical change, making it clear she's suffered damage, makes it less endearing and more troublesome than usual.]]

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* TheKlutz: Turns into this after [[spoiler:her resurrection. resurrection]]. She can get [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-8-93/ stuck in a door trying to cross with a stretcher, stretcher]], and [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-8-94/ drop a wounded one down a flight of stairs stairs]] from said stretcher. The [[spoiler:The radical change, making it clear she's suffered damage, makes it less endearing and more troublesome than usual.]]usual]].



* LawfulGood: [[Invoked]] One of the best examples on the whole internet.

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* LawfulGood: [[Invoked]] [[{{Invoked}}]] One of the best examples on the whole internet.



* ThroughHisStomach: Since he's her friend, and in the hospital, she brings Mimic an upside-down cake -- which turns [[TheKlutz rightside up when she drops it]].
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