History ComicBook / CourtneyCrumrinAndTheNightThings

27th May '16 5:55:36 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[spoiler: He fails.]]
27th May '16 5:55:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: Courtney is forced to destroy the entire magic community and leave her uncle forever when her parents move. But her uncle will live forever with the Dreadful Dutchess happily, Courtney still has her powerful magical abilities, and she has a new brother as a companion.]]

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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Courtney is forced to destroy the entire magic community and leave her uncle forever when her parents move. But her uncle will live forever with the Dreadful Dutchess happily, Courtney still has her powerful magical abilities, and she has a new brother as a companion.]]
27th May '16 5:55:07 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Courtney Crumrin''''' is an independent comic book series written and illustrated by [[http://tednaifeh.com Ted Naifeh.]]

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'''''Courtney Crumrin'''''
''Courtney Crumrin''
is an independent comic book series written and illustrated by [[http://tednaifeh.com Ted Naifeh.]]
14th Feb '16 8:24:25 PM aye_amber
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'''''Courtney Crumrin''''' is an independent comic book series written and illustrated by [[http://tednaifeh.com TedNaifeh.]]

Courtney Crumrin is an odd middle-school girl who struggles to connect with much of anyone—including her vapid, self-absorbed parents. When her family finds themselves up to their neck in debt, they move in with her [[TheHermit reclusive Uncle Aloysius]], at his request, in the ominously unsuspecting upper-class town of Hillsborough. Courtney immediately hates the new locale, including the insipid people who inhabit it... Until she finds out that there's more to her "Uncle A" than at first meets the eye. It turns out Aloysius is a powerful warlock, and upon discovering her own potential for wizardry, Courtney begins simultaneously learning about the [[MagicLand mystical]] [[TheUnderworld Underworld]] [[FantasticNatureReserve of magi]], and the [[ComingOfAgeStory tribulations of growing up.]]

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'''''Courtney Crumrin''''' is an independent comic book series written and illustrated by [[http://tednaifeh.com TedNaifeh.Ted Naifeh.]]

Courtney Crumrin is an odd middle-school girl who struggles to connect with much of anyone—including anyone -- including her vapid, self-absorbed parents. When her family finds themselves up to their neck in debt, they move in with her [[TheHermit reclusive Uncle Aloysius]], Aloysius,]] at his request, in the ominously unsuspecting upper-class town of Hillsborough. Courtney immediately hates the new locale, including the insipid people who inhabit it... Until she finds out that there's more to her "Uncle A" than at first meets the eye. It turns out Aloysius is a powerful warlock, and upon discovering her own potential for wizardry, Courtney begins simultaneously learning about the [[MagicLand mystical]] [[TheUnderworld Underworld]] [[FantasticNatureReserve of magi]], magi,]] and the [[ComingOfAgeStory tribulations of growing up.]]



* Chapter 00 Prologue (Featured in Oni Press Color Special 2002, collected in the Volume 6 trade.)

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* Chapter 00 Prologue (Featured in Oni Press Color Special 2002, collected in the Volume 6 trade.)trade).



** ''Courtney Crumrin & the Prince of Nowhere'')

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** ''Courtney Crumrin & and the Prince of Nowhere'')
14th Feb '16 8:17:51 PM aye_amber
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'''''Courtney Crumrin''''' is an independent comic book series written and illustrated by [[http://tednaifeh.com TedNaifeh]].

Courtney Crumrin is an odd middle-school girl who struggles to connect with much of anyone—including her vapid, self-absorbed parents. When her family finds themselves up to their neck in debt, they move in with her [[TheHermit reclusive Uncle Aloysius]], at his request, in the ominously unsuspecting upper-class town of Hillsborough. Courtney immediately hates the new locale, including the insipid people who inhabit it... Until she finds out that there's more to her "Uncle A" than at first meets the eye. It turns out Aloysius is a powerful warlock, and upon discovering her own potential for wizardry, Courtney begins simultaneously learning about the [[MagicLand mystical]] [[TheUnderworld Underworld]] [[FantasticNatureReserve of magi]], and the [[ComingOfAgeStory tribulations of growing up]].

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'''''Courtney Crumrin''''' is an independent comic book series written and illustrated by [[http://tednaifeh.com TedNaifeh]].

TedNaifeh.]]

Courtney Crumrin is an odd middle-school girl who struggles to connect with much of anyone—including her vapid, self-absorbed parents. When her family finds themselves up to their neck in debt, they move in with her [[TheHermit reclusive Uncle Aloysius]], at his request, in the ominously unsuspecting upper-class town of Hillsborough. Courtney immediately hates the new locale, including the insipid people who inhabit it... Until she finds out that there's more to her "Uncle A" than at first meets the eye. It turns out Aloysius is a powerful warlock, and upon discovering her own potential for wizardry, Courtney begins simultaneously learning about the [[MagicLand mystical]] [[TheUnderworld Underworld]] [[FantasticNatureReserve of magi]], and the [[ComingOfAgeStory tribulations of growing up]].
up.]]
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!!This comic provides examples of the following tropes:

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!!This !! This comic provides examples of the following tropes:



* AdultsAreUseless: played straight with Courtney's parents, averted with Uncle Aloysius and Calpurnia Crisp.

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* AdultsAreUseless: played Played straight with Courtney's parents, averted with Uncle Aloysius and Calpurnia Crisp.



* AlliterativeName: '''C'''ourtney '''C'''rumrin, '''C'''alpurnia '''C'''risp, '''H'''ector '''H'''ughes, and the '''D'''readful '''D'''utchess
** The colour series introduces '''H'''olly '''H'''art, Courtney's new friend, to show how they're NotSoDifferent

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* AlliterativeName: '''C'''ourtney '''C'''rumrin, '''C'''alpurnia '''C'''risp, '''H'''ector '''H'''ughes, and the '''D'''readful '''D'''utchess
'''D'''utchess.
** The colour series introduces '''H'''olly '''H'''art, Courtney's new friend, to show how they're NotSoDifferentNotSoDifferent.



* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: [[spoiler:Hermia]] is under a curse until she marries someone she has absolutely no interest in.

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* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: [[spoiler:Hermia]] [[spoiler: Hermia]] is under a curse until she marries someone she has absolutely no interest in.



* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Aloysius is ordered by the Coven of Mystics to capture the wanted Courtney Crumrin. He complies, appearing to be completely in line with their reasoning and oblivious to their planned betrayal of them both -- but in actuality he brings Courtney to court only to reveal that he was actually passing judgment on ''them'', and plans to kill the council after they confirm his suspicions of corruption]].
** [[spoiler:He fails.]]

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* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Aloysius [[spoiler: Aloysius is ordered by the Coven of Mystics to capture the wanted Courtney Crumrin. He complies, appearing to be completely in line with their reasoning and oblivious to their planned betrayal of them both -- but in actuality he brings Courtney to court only to reveal that he was actually passing judgment on ''them'', ''them,'' and plans to kill the council after they confirm his suspicions of corruption]].
corruption.]]
** [[spoiler:He [[spoiler: He fails.]]



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: When Courtney tries to become popular in her school by using a Charm spell. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and [[InvokedTrope invoked]] by Courtney herself.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: The Twilight King is, [[BlueAndOrangeMorality differences in morality issues aside]], one of the nicest of the Night Things. But do not kill one of his subjects [[spoiler:or daughters]].

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: When Courtney tries to become popular in her school by using a Charm spell. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and [[InvokedTrope invoked]] {{Invoked|Trope}} by Courtney herself.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: The Twilight King is, [[BlueAndOrangeMorality differences in morality issues aside]], aside,]] one of the nicest of the Night Things. But do not kill one of his subjects [[spoiler:or daughters]].[[spoiler: or daughters.]]



* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: Courtney is forced to destroy the entire magic community and leave her uncle forever when her parents move. But her uncle will live forever with the Dreadful Dutchess happily, Courtney still has her powerful magical abilities, and she has a new brother as a companion]].
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:When Petru attempts to kill Magda, Alexi blows his brains out.]]

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* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: Courtney is forced to destroy the entire magic community and leave her uncle forever when her parents move. But her uncle will live forever with the Dreadful Dutchess happily, Courtney still has her powerful magical abilities, and she has a new brother as a companion]].
companion.]]
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:When [[spoiler: When Petru attempts to kill Magda, Alexi blows his brains out.]]



** A doppelgänger of unknown origin tries to take over Courtney's life and erase her from existence.

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** A doppelgänger doppelganger of unknown origin tries to take over Courtney's life and erase her from existence.



** The end of ''Courtney Crumrin and the Twilight Kingdom'' suggests that [[spoiler:Connie runs away to the Twilight Kingdom. This is later confirmed in the ''The Witch Next Door'']].

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** The end of ''Courtney Crumrin and the Twilight Kingdom'' suggests that [[spoiler:Connie [[spoiler: Connie runs away to the Twilight Kingdom. This is later confirmed in the ''The Witch Next Door'']].Door.'']]



* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Malcolm's sick mother is revealed to have actually already died, and her ghost lingers about her home out of fear that Malcolm will be lonely without her there. However, her unnatural presence actually repels him.]]

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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Malcolm's [[spoiler: Malcolm's sick mother is revealed to have actually already died, and her ghost lingers about her home out of fear that Malcolm will be lonely without her there. However, her unnatural presence actually repels him.]]



** Reconstructed again when Courtney connects with the few friends she's made to help her through the climax, relying on Calpurnia's insistence that friends are important - and when ThePowerOfFriendship [[spoiler: unlocks her SecretArt, and makes her more powerful then ever.]]

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** Reconstructed again when Courtney connects with the few friends she's made to help her through the climax, relying on Calpurnia's insistence that friends are important - -- and when ThePowerOfFriendship [[spoiler: unlocks her SecretArt, and makes her more powerful then than ever.]] ]]
14th Feb '16 8:12:15 PM aye_amber
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** Issue 8 of the current comic series reveals that Courtney's mother actually ''wants'' to understand Courtney better but has a hard time doing so because they're so distant. She actually took Courtney's diary to try and get a better understanding of her daughter but admits she hated invading her privacy. She also states that she's glad Courtney has Aloysius because she relies on him so much.
* RageAgainstTheMentor: Courtney temporarily shuns her uncle [[spoiler:after he doesn't save Skarrow]].
** Again in ''Monster Holiday'', after [[spoiler:he refuses to help out a group of werewolf Gypsies and a girl who loves one of them]].

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** Issue 8 #8 of the current comic series reveals that Courtney's mother actually ''wants'' to understand Courtney better but has a hard time doing so because they're so distant. She actually took Courtney's diary to try and get a better understanding of her daughter but admits she hated invading her privacy. She also states that she's glad Courtney has Aloysius because she relies on him so much.
* RageAgainstTheMentor: Courtney temporarily shuns her uncle [[spoiler:after he doesn't save Skarrow]].
Skarrow.]]
** Again in ''Monster Holiday'', Holiday,'' after [[spoiler:he [[spoiler: he refuses to help out a group of werewolf Gypsies and a girl who loves one of them]].them.]]



* RetiredBadass: Tobermory, and Aloysius Crumrin.

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* RetiredBadass: Tobermory, Tobermory and Aloysius Crumrin.



* StealthBasedMission: When trying to rescue her classmates from the Dreadful Dutchess, Courtney offers to distract the Dutchess while her classmates sneak out of her house. [[spoiler: It fails miserably]].
** Aloysisus manages to do bypass the Dutchess' houses' defenses by doing the exact opposite. Apparently the best way to handle the Dutchess is by mind-controlling a signifiant amount of the Night Things, and [[ZergRush using them to en masse swarm her house]].
* SurpassedTheTeacher: [[spoiler:Courtney, when reading her poetry, accesses power Aloysius couldn't dream of even in his prime.]]
** [[spoiler:Aloysius asks Calpurnia before their duel if the "student has become the master." She seems to believe so. She's wrong.]]

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* StealthBasedMission: When trying to rescue her classmates from the Dreadful Dutchess, Courtney offers to distract the Dutchess while her classmates sneak out of her house. [[spoiler: It fails miserably]].
miserably.]]
** Aloysisus manages to do bypass the Dutchess' houses' defenses by doing the exact opposite. Apparently the best way to handle the Dutchess is by mind-controlling a signifiant significant amount of the Night Things, and [[ZergRush using them to en masse swarm her house]].
* SurpassedTheTeacher: [[spoiler:Courtney, when reading her poetry, accesses power Aloysius couldn't dream of even in his prime.
house.]]
* SurpassedTheTeacher: [[spoiler: Courtney, when reading her poetry, accesses power Aloysius couldn't dream of even in his prime.]]
** [[spoiler:Aloysius [[spoiler: Aloysius asks Calpurnia before their duel if the "student has become the master." She seems to believe so. She's wrong.]]



* VitriolicBestBuds: Courtney and Malcolm's relationship feels like this. [[spoiler:But in the end the vitriolic won out and they stopped being friends]].

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Courtney and Malcolm's relationship feels like this. [[spoiler:But in the end the vitriolic won out and they stopped being friends]].friends.]]



** Courtney sicc'ed Tommy Rawhide on [[spoiler: Hector]], murdering him, but ending his rise to power as CorruptPolitician.

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** Courtney sicc'ed Tommy Rawhide on [[spoiler: Hector]], Hector,]] murdering him, but ending his rise to power as CorruptPolitician. CorruptPolitician.



** Courtney gets this herself a couple of times, related to her possibly excessive revenge against [[spoiler:Hector]]. She even wonders herself if it was really justified or if she had less extreme options.

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** Courtney gets this herself a couple of times, related to her possibly excessive revenge against [[spoiler:Hector]]. [[spoiler: Hector.]] She even wonders herself if it was really justified or if she had less extreme options.



* WolfMan: One hunts down Holly and Courtney in ''The Witch Next Door''.

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* WolfMan: One hunts down Holly and Courtney in ''The Witch Next Door''.Door.''
5th Sep '15 4:45:47 PM hamza678
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* {{Homage}}/ShoutOut : The entire plot of 'Coven Of Mystics' works as one to ToKillAMockingbird, which works to tell Courtney's coming-of-age story.

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* {{Homage}}/ShoutOut : The entire plot of 'Coven Of Mystics' works as one to ToKillAMockingbird, ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'', which works to tell Courtney's coming-of-age story.
13th May '15 2:15:03 PM Zearth
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* ''Courtney Crumrin'' ten-issue color series.
* ''Courtney Crumrin Tales: A Portrait of the Warlock as a Young Man''
* ''Courtney Crumrin Tales Volume 2: The League of Ordinary Gentlemen''

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* Volume 7: ''Courtney Crumrin'' ten-issue color series.
*
Crumrin: Tales of a Warlock'' (This is a collected edition of:
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''Courtney Crumrin Tales: A Portrait of the Warlock as a Young Man''
* ** ''Courtney Crumrin Tales Volume 2: The League of Ordinary Gentlemen''Gentlemen'')
3rd Apr '15 2:57:10 AM lillibullero
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** Reconstructed again when Courtney relies on the lessons she's learnt to connect with the few friends she's made to help her through the climax - and how ThePowerOfFriendship [[spoiler: unlocks her SecretArt, and makes her more powerful then ever.]]

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** Reconstructed again when Courtney relies on the lessons she's learnt to connect connects with the few friends she's made to help her through the climax climax, relying on Calpurnia's insistence that friends are important - and how when ThePowerOfFriendship [[spoiler: unlocks her SecretArt, and makes her more powerful then ever.]]



* FantasticRacism: The Night Things are widely misunderstood and hated by warlocks and witches.

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* FantasticRacism: The Night Things are widely misunderstood and hated by warlocks and witches.


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* HumansAreFlawed: Courtney's worldview. She sees grownups and children alike as superficial, flighty and narrow-minded (and though the witches of the coven prove to be enlightened, they're selfish and power-hungry). In an aversion, she also spends time asking whether she's wrong for thinking this way, and eventually revises her mindset when she realises she needs friends.
2nd Apr '15 6:05:19 PM lillibullero
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Added DiffLines:

* EveryoneHasASpecialMove: Implied that most witches have their own unique SecretArt they can tap into (e.g. enchanting dolls to come to life,[[spoiler: or even magical poetry]]) although few actually discover it. Calpurnia admits in all her years of witchcraft, she never learnt her own secret talent.
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