History ComicBook / ChickTracts

21st Sep '17 2:55:51 PM rjd1922
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* CaptainObvious: Jack Chick's [[http://www.chick.com/reading/comics/0112/albertoindex.asp "Alberto"]] found it necessary to fill the thing with [[UnwantedAssistance helpful]] definitions of complex words, like "deacon", and "sacraments" and "Dominicans". And "deny", "documents", and "intense". And "''stone''". He seriously found it necessary to tell us all what a stone is, while leaving terms like "ecumenical", "extreme unction", "nihil obstat", and "concordat" undefined. It turns out it's actually subverted, however: he fails to [[CriticalResearchFailure define stone correctly]].

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* CaptainObvious: Jack Chick's [[http://www.chick.com/reading/comics/0112/albertoindex.asp "Alberto"]] found it necessary to fill the thing with [[UnwantedAssistance helpful]] definitions of complex words, like "deacon", and "sacraments" and "Dominicans". And "deny", "documents", and "intense". And "''stone''". He seriously found it necessary to tell us all what a stone is, while leaving terms like "ecumenical", "extreme unction", "nihil obstat", and "concordat" undefined. It turns out it's actually subverted, however: he fails to [[CriticalResearchFailure define stone correctly]].
21st Sep '17 2:51:32 PM rjd1922
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* CaptainObvious: Jack Chick's [[http://www.chick.com/reading/comics/0112/albertoindex.asp "Alberto"]] found it necessary to fill the thing with [[UnwantedAssistance helpful]] definitions of complex words, like "deacon", and "sacraments" and "Dominicans". And "deny", "documents", and "intense". And "stone". He seriously found it necessary to tell us all what a stone is. It turns out it's actually subverted, however: he fails to [[CriticalResearchFailure define stone correctly]].

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* CaptainObvious: Jack Chick's [[http://www.chick.com/reading/comics/0112/albertoindex.asp "Alberto"]] found it necessary to fill the thing with [[UnwantedAssistance helpful]] definitions of complex words, like "deacon", and "sacraments" and "Dominicans". And "deny", "documents", and "intense". And "stone". "''stone''". He seriously found it necessary to tell us all what a stone is.is, while leaving terms like "ecumenical", "extreme unction", "nihil obstat", and "concordat" undefined. It turns out it's actually subverted, however: he fails to [[CriticalResearchFailure define stone correctly]].



* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Li'l Susy's mother died when she was born and her father died of a heart attack.



** In "Last Generation," one of the Christians stays behind and is arrested, another betrays them, and the last two are Raptured away.

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** In "Last "The Last Generation," one of the Christians stays behind and is arrested, another betrays them, and the last two are Raptured away.



* ParentalAbandonment: Li'l Susy's mother died when she was born and her father died of a heart attack.
21st Sep '17 12:42:42 PM Scandia
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: The wealthy, crooked managers and senior partners at [[AmoralAttorney Shyster & Shwindle]] in the "Just One More" tract. If Jewish, they are also an example of the GreedyJew trope.

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* AmbiguouslyJewish: The wealthy, crooked managers and senior partners at [[AmoralAttorney Shyster & Shwindle]] in the "Just One More" "It's who you know" tract. If Jewish, they are also an example of the GreedyJew trope.
29th Aug '17 5:50:20 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* PedophilePriest: Occasionally mentioned as a means of attacking the Catholic Church.

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* PedophilePriest: Occasionally mentioned brought up as a means of attacking the Catholic Church.
29th Aug '17 5:48:17 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* PedophilePriest: Occasionally mentioned as a means of attacking the Catholic Church.
21st Jul '17 8:02:53 AM Googulator
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* YouKeepUsingThatWord: [[https://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0017/0017_01.asp The Present]] (and some other tracts as well) has an annotated version of John 3:16, which reads "... shall not ''perish (in hell)'', but have everlasting life (in heaven)". John is thought to have believed in annihilation, rather than hell, as the fate of the unsaved, based on passages like John 3:16 - one can't "keep on perishing for all eternity".
20th Jul '17 10:32:04 AM Googulator
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* DependingOnTheArtist: Chick's had anonymous artists illustrate for him from time to time, though one, the talented Fred Carter, has actually become fairly well known to outsiders. Compare: [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0037/0037_01.asp Chick's artwork.]] [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0273/0273_01.asp Fred Carter's artwork.]] [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1022/1022_01.asp Unknown artist.]]

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* DependingOnTheArtist: Chick's had anonymous artists illustrate for him from time to time, though one, the talented Fred Carter, has actually become fairly well known to outsiders. Compare: [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0037/0037_01.asp Chick's artwork.]] [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0273/0273_01.asp Fred Carter's artwork.]] [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1022/1022_01.com/reading/tracts/1168/1168_01.asp Unknown artist.David W. Daniels's artwork.]]
9th Jul '17 5:05:33 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* PublicServiceAnnouncement: The stories typically end with one, warning the reader of the dangers of unbelief. Some are quite memorably phrased, such as the laconic one in "Reverend Wonderful":
-->DEAR READER: Please don't let hypocrites cause you to go to Hell.
24th Jun '17 5:44:17 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: The wealthy, crooked managers and senior partners at [[AmoralAttorney Shyster & Shwindle]] in the "Just One More" tract. If Jewish, they are also an example of the GreedyJew trope.



* DepravedHomosexual: In the Jack Chick universe, being a homosexual is apparently synonymous with being a drifting, shamelessly promiscuous swinger unable to form any kind of commitment. The only reason any of them seek government recognition for gay marriage is that [[ForTheEvulz they know it'll upset Christians]]. In addition, they feel that using the word "queer" is a sign of insanity and that anyone who disagrees with their agenda should be sent to prison.

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* DepravedBisexual: Among the specific examples of her sins, the bad girl in [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1072/1072_01.asp "You Have a Date"]] is strongly implied to have had lesbian liaisons in college, though she has also been married to (at least) two men.
* DepravedHomosexual: In the Jack Chick universe, being a homosexual is apparently synonymous with being a drifting, shamelessly promiscuous swinger unable to form any kind of commitment. The only reason any of them seek government recognition for gay marriage is that [[ForTheEvulz they know it'll upset Christians]].Christians (and God)]]. In addition, they feel that using the word "queer" is a sign of insanity and that anyone who disagrees with their agenda should be sent to prison.


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* InsaneAdmiral: The lieutenant-general in "How to Get Rich!"
-->The world's financial picture is ''so bad'', the only thing that can save us from total collapse... [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Is an all-out, full-scale thermonuclear war!]]
16th Jun '17 7:39:30 AM xcountryguy
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* CassandraTruth: In "Fat Cats", a priest informs his son-in-law that the revolutionary he intends to join will not only be as bad as the dictator he is fighting, but will kill him to secure his power and thus send him to hell. [[spoiler: The poor priest doesn't live to be proven right, as he is murdered by one of the revolutionary's advisors]].

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* CassandraTruth: In "Fat Cats", a priest informs his son-in-law that the revolutionary he intends to join will not only be as bad as the dictator he is fighting, but will kill him to secure his power and thus send him to hell. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The poor priest doesn't live to be proven right, as he is murdered by one of the revolutionary's advisors]].



* TheFreelanceShameSquad: Famously in "[[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0001/0001_01.asp This Was Your Life]]," the recently deceased main character is surprised to be welcomed into the afterlife with a movie of everything he has ever done played on a big screen in front of {{God}}, the angels, and every single person in heaven to be judged. He is mortified [[spoiler: and then gets sent to Hell]].

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* TheFreelanceShameSquad: Famously in "[[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0001/0001_01.asp This Was Your Life]]," the recently deceased main character is surprised to be welcomed into the afterlife with a movie of everything he has ever done played on a big screen in front of {{God}}, the angels, and every single person in heaven to be judged. He is mortified [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and then gets sent to Hell]].



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1063/1063_01.asp this tract]], the protagonist, Joe Bronson, who has been established as only caring about money, is all set to convert to Christianity, until his Christian aunt (Louise), who is a multimillionaire, dies and leaves him all her money. Joe then decides that [[GenreBlindness he doesn't need to accept Jesus as his aunt saved him from poverty]]. [[spoiler: He dies in a sudden storm that hits the next night, and so goes to Hell.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1063/1063_01.asp this tract]], the protagonist, Joe Bronson, who has been established as only caring about money, is all set to convert to Christianity, until his Christian aunt (Louise), who is a multimillionaire, dies and leaves him all her money. Joe then decides that [[GenreBlindness he doesn't need to accept Jesus as his aunt saved him from poverty]]. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He dies in a sudden storm that hits the next night, and so goes to Hell.]]



* XanatosSpeedChess: The angels and the devils in "[[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0022/0022_01.asp The Assignment]]" repeatedly revise their plans to ensure that Cathy Hillman witnesses to Charles Bishop and prevent her from doing so, respectively. For example, the devils have an insurance man named Irving plan to pitch a policy to Bishop, but the angels give him a flat tire and prevent him from using the phone by having an old woman tie it up. [[spoiler: [[DownerEnding Bishop dies before he can convert, and thus is sent to hell.]]]]

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* XanatosSpeedChess: The angels and the devils in "[[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0022/0022_01.asp The Assignment]]" repeatedly revise their plans to ensure that Cathy Hillman witnesses to Charles Bishop and prevent her from doing so, respectively. For example, the devils have an insurance man named Irving plan to pitch a policy to Bishop, but the angels give him a flat tire and prevent him from using the phone by having an old woman tie it up. [[spoiler: [[DownerEnding [[spoiler:[[DownerEnding Bishop dies before he can convert, and thus is sent to hell.]]]]
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