History ComicBook / Blacksad

8th Jan '16 8:42:37 AM Morgenthaler
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Badass is no longer a trope. Zero context examples will be cut.
* {{Badass}}: Blacksad, [[ProfessionalKiller Ribs]], the unnamed reptilian assassin in ''Somewhere Within the Shadows'' and the members of the Black Claws.
8th Jan '16 8:36:35 AM Morgenthaler
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Also misuse.
* AngryBlackMan: In ''Arctic Nation'' there seems to be a burgeoning Black Panthers expy in response to the white supremacists in the district.

* ANaziByAnyOtherName: ** Arctic Nation, an organization of white furred animals who want all the other colors to disappear in "a blizzard". They're a lot like the KKK too, even dressing in almost identical uniforms. ** There also seems to be a burgeoning Black Panthers expy.
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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: ** ANaziByAnyOtherName: Arctic Nation, an organization of white furred animals who want all the other colors to disappear in "a blizzard". They're a lot like the KKK too, even dressing in almost identical uniforms. ** There also seems to be a burgeoning Black Panthers expy.uniforms.
8th Jan '16 8:34:19 AM Morgenthaler
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That's another trope.
** You can see pictures of actual Nazis in the third album.
8th Jan '16 8:31:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheOwlKnowingOne: Otero and Liebber from ''Red Soull'' are both renowned owl scientists.
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* TheOwlKnowingOne: Otero and Liebber from ''Red Soull'' Soul'' are both renowned owl scientists.
8th Jan '16 8:30:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* AnimalMotifs[=/=]AnimalStereotypes: Obviously and so much. All the cops are canines - nearly all of them dogs, with at least one fox on the force. The hitmen are reptilian. The 'Arctic Nation' includes an arctic fox and a polar bear. Otto Liebber is an owl and Lazslo Herzl is a monkey: both are scientists. The Joseph [=McCarthy=] expy is a cockerel. Also, the beautiful women tend to be cats or dogs; dignified ladies tend to be birds. [[WordOfGod The authors]] state that the species of each individual character was carefully chosen to represent who the character really is, and that the connection between the animal chosen and the personality of the character isn't always as obvious as the "cops=dogs" example. In the second album there is possibly a LampshadeHanging. Blacksad is at a drive-in, watching an awful BMovie about [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever killer giant ants]]. In this film, the scientist is a giant anteater, the chief of the military forces is a lion and [[EagleLand the President of the USA is an eagle]]. ** BearsAreBadNews: Karup (a polar bear), one of Statoc's enforcers (a brown bear), and Polyphemus (a black bear). ** EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Jake the gorilla boxer, Lazlo Herzl and an unnamed orangutan blues singer. ** CunningLikeAFox: Smirnov's lieutenant and Huk. ** TheOwlKnowingOne: Otero and Liebber ** PantheraAwesome: 'Old Man' Windsmill and [[spoiler:[[PosthumousCharacter Leon Kronski]]]] ** PreciousPuppies: Smirnov's children, and Sebastian's son. ** ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Statoc's henchman and Ribs ** RhinoRampage: One of Statoc's enforcers. ** ThievingMagpie: Cotten ** WickedWeasel: averted with Weekly; he's ThePigpen, but he's a good guy, played straight with the weasel henchman in ''Arctic Nation'' ** YouDirtyRat: The rat from the Cypher Club. Lampshaded by Blacksad in his internal monologue. ** TheHyena: played with in the case of Neal. He laughs at Blacksad's jokes, but when he's stuck in a car between a guy who tells racist jokes and an increasingly angry black cat, his sense of humor takes a leave of absence.
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* AnimalMotifs[=/=]AnimalStereotypes: Obviously and so much. All the cops are canines - nearly all of them dogs, with at least one fox on the force. The hitmen are reptilian. The 'Arctic Nation' includes an arctic fox and a polar bear. Otto Liebber is an owl and Lazslo Herzl is a monkey: both are scientists. The Joseph [=McCarthy=] expy is a cockerel. Also, the beautiful women tend to be cats or dogs; dignified ladies tend to be birds. AnimalStereotypes: ** [[WordOfGod The authors]] state that the species of each individual character was carefully chosen to represent who the character really is, and that the connection between the animal chosen and the personality of the character isn't always as obvious as the "cops=dogs" example. example. ** In the second album there is possibly a LampshadeHanging. Blacksad is at a drive-in, watching an awful BMovie about [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever killer giant ants]]. In this film, the scientist is a giant anteater, the chief of the military forces is a lion and [[EagleLand the President of the USA is an eagle]]. ** BearsAreBadNews: Karup (a polar bear), one of Statoc's enforcers (a brown bear), and Polyphemus (a black bear). ** EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Jake the gorilla boxer, Lazlo Herzl and an unnamed orangutan blues singer. ** CunningLikeAFox: Smirnov's lieutenant and Huk. ** TheOwlKnowingOne: Otero and Liebber ** PantheraAwesome: 'Old Man' Windsmill and [[spoiler:[[PosthumousCharacter Leon Kronski]]]] ** PreciousPuppies: Smirnov's children, and Sebastian's son. ** ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Statoc's henchman and Ribs ** RhinoRampage: One of Statoc's enforcers. ** ThievingMagpie: Cotten ** WickedWeasel: averted with Weekly; he's ThePigpen, but he's a good guy, played straight with the weasel henchman in ''Arctic Nation'' ** YouDirtyRat: The rat from the Cypher Club. Lampshaded by Blacksad in his internal monologue. ** TheHyena: played with in the case of Neal. He laughs at Blacksad's jokes, but when he's stuck in a car between a guy who tells racist jokes and an increasingly angry black cat, his sense of humor takes a leave of absence.eagle]].

* AnimalMotifs[=/=]AnimalStereotypes: Obviously and so much. All the cops are canines - nearly all of them dogs, with at least one fox on the force. The hitmen are reptilian. The 'Arctic Nation' includes an arctic fox and a polar bear. Otto Liebber is an owl and Lazslo Herzl is a monkey: both are scientists. The Joseph [=McCarthy=] expy is a cockerel. Also, the beautiful women tend to be cats or dogs; dignified ladies tend to be birds. [[WordOfGod The authors]] state that the species of each individual character was carefully chosen to represent who the character really is, and that the connection between the animal chosen and the personality of the character isn't always as obvious as the "cops=dogs" example. In the second album there is possibly a LampshadeHanging. Blacksad is at a drive-in, watching an awful BMovie about [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever killer giant ants]]. In this film, the scientist is a giant anteater, the chief of the military forces is a lion and [[EagleLand the President of the USA is an eagle]]. ** BearsAreBadNews: Karup (a Karup, a polar bear), one bear, is the leader of Statoc's enforcers (a brown bear), a white supremacist gang, and Polyphemus (a black bear). ** EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Jake the gorilla boxer, Lazlo Herzl and an unnamed orangutan blues singer. ** CunningLikeAFox: Smirnov's lieutenant and Huk. ** TheOwlKnowingOne: Otero and Liebber ** PantheraAwesome: 'Old Man' Windsmill and [[spoiler:[[PosthumousCharacter Leon Kronski]]]] ** PreciousPuppies: Smirnov's children, and Sebastian's son. ** ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Statoc's henchman and Ribs ** RhinoRampage: One of Statoc's enforcers. ** ThievingMagpie: Cotten ** WickedWeasel: averted with Weekly; he's ThePigpen, but he's a good guy, played straight with the weasel henchman in ''Arctic Nation'' ** YouDirtyRat: The rat from the Cypher Club. Lampshaded by Blacksad in effortlessly beats up his internal monologue. ** TheHyena: played with in the case of Neal. He laughs at Blacksad's jokes, but when he's stuck in a car between a guy who tells racist jokes and an increasingly angry black cat, his sense of humor takes a leave of absence.right-hand man.

* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: In the third album. The story is set in the months leading up to the RedScare.

* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: In the third album. The story CunningLikeAFox: ** Smirnov's fox lieutenant has a very sly attitude about him. ** Huk, a polar fox, is set in the months leading up scheming to the RedScare.usurp his boss.

* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: In HeroicDog: All the third album. The story is set in cops are canines - nearly all of them dogs, with at least one fox on the months leading up to the RedScare.force.

* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: In the third album. The story is set TheHyena: Played with in the months leading up to the RedScare.case of Neal. He laughs at Blacksad's jokes, but when he's stuck in a car between a guy who tells racist jokes and an increasingly angry black cat, his sense of humor takes a leave of absence.

* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: In the third album. The story NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Ribs from ''Red Soul'' is set in the months leading up to the RedScare.a gavial contract killer.

* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: In the third album. The story is set in the months leading up to the RedScare.TheOwlKnowingOne: Otero and Liebber from ''Red Soull'' are both renowned owl scientists.

* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: In the third album. The story is set in the months leading up to the RedScare.PreciousPuppies: Smirnov's children and Sebastian's son, all puppies, are quite cute.

* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: In the third album. The story is set RhinoRampage: One of Ivo Statoc's enforcers in the months leading up first album is an enormous Rhino. Blacksad notes that it's like trying to the RedScare.hit a locomotive.

* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: In WickedWeasel: ** Averted with Weekly; he's ThePigpen, but he's a good guy. ** Played straight with the third album. The story is set snide weasel henchman in the months leading up to the RedScare.''Arctic Nation''.

* YouDirtyRat: The shady rat from ''Somewhere Within The Shadows''.
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* YouDirtyRat: The shady rat from ''Somewhere Within The Shadows''.bar patron who helps Blacksad track down Leon Kronski and [[spoiler:tries to kill him, turning out to be working for Statoc,]] is a rat. Blacksad (who's a cat) notes that he's always mistrusted rats in his internal monologue.
8th Jan '16 8:16:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/TheBeatGeneration: the theme of the fifth album, including characters based on the generation's three core writers, and several {{Shout Out}}s to ''OnTheRoad''.
20th Nov '15 3:05:17 PM Dracosolon
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** ''Amarillo'' literally means "yellow", and is TheOneWith Blacksad going on a sunny roadtrip, while the Deuteragonist of the story is a young lion.
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** ''Amarillo'' literally means "yellow", and is TheOneWith Blacksad going on a sunny roadtrip, while the Deuteragonist {{Deuteragonist}} of the story is a young lion.
20th Nov '15 3:04:04 PM Dracosolon
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** ''Somewhere Within The Shadows'' introduces the reader to our protagonist and plays out like a straightforward [[FilmNoir Noir]] story.
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** ''Somewhere Within The Shadows'' introduces the reader to our protagonist and plays out like a straightforward [[FilmNoir Noir]] story.
20th Nov '15 3:03:08 PM Dracosolon
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* ColorMotif: The albums themselves, along with their covers: ** ''Somewhere Within The Shadows'' introduces the reader to our protagonist and plays out like a straightforward [[FilmNoir Noir]] story. ** ''Artic Nation'' takes place during a snowy winter and largely involves a white supremacist group. Given that this a world of anthropomorphic animals, its members have literal white fur. ** ''Red Soul'' is about the RedScare, with the title coming from an abstract, red painting. ** ''A Silent Hell'' features both Blacksad almost drowning and a song called "Pizen Blues". ** ''Amarillo'' literally means "yellow", and is TheOneWith Blacksad going on a sunny roadtrip, while the Deuteragonist of the story is a young lion.
28th Oct '15 5:18:45 PM trixus
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* RedHerring: One that does not last long in Arctic Nation, Black Claws are blaming the son of a rich white tiger who have kidnapped a girl that is rumored to be his daughter. The father laughs it off as saying that no women will sleep with his son, who is a mentally retarded cheetah.

* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: All the children. [[TheWoobie Kylie]], the little Zebra who plays with her, the children in Krup's choir, [[PreciousPuppies Smirnov's puppies]], and Ray, Blacksad's nephew. And, despite not being a kid, Weekly.
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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: All the children. [[TheWoobie Kylie]], the little Zebra who plays with her, the children in Krup's Karup's choir, [[PreciousPuppies Smirnov's puppies]], and Ray, Blacksad's nephew. And, despite not being a kid, Weekly.

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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: All TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:Ivo Statoc]], gloating and mocking someone for having standards is not the children. [[TheWoobie Kylie]], the little Zebra who plays with her, the children in Krup's choir, [[PreciousPuppies Smirnov's puppies]], and Ray, Blacksad's nephew. And, despite smartest of move. His assassin even says that he would not being a kid, Weekly.have gone through if he was not so smug about it.
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