History ComicBook / GrooTheWanderer

30th May '17 6:43:38 PM gregorian
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* WriteWhoYouKnow:
** Groo's faithful dog Rufferto is based on... Sergio Aragonès' faithful dog Rufferto. The "real" Rufferto occasionally appears in Sergio's autobiographical cartoons, and is drawn exactly like Groo's dog.
** In these autobiographical cartoons, Sergio's wife Charlene is drawn exactly like Chakaal.
** The characters of Weaver and Scribe are based on Mark Evanier and letterer Stan Sakai, respectively.

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* WriteWhoYouKnow:
** Groo's faithful dog Rufferto is based on... Sergio Aragonès' faithful dog Rufferto. The "real" Rufferto occasionally appears in Sergio's autobiographical cartoons, and is drawn exactly like Groo's dog.
** In these autobiographical cartoons, Sergio's wife Charlene is drawn exactly like Chakaal.
** The characters of Weaver and Scribe are based on Mark Evanier and letterer Stan Sakai, respectively.
30th May '17 5:34:40 PM nombretomado
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* BrickJoke: Wait... what does TVTropes mean "slow of mind"? (This was a brick joke the first time it occurred, but it quickly became a RunningGag.)

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* BrickJoke: Wait... what does TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes mean "slow of mind"? (This was a brick joke the first time it occurred, but it quickly became a RunningGag.)
23rd May '17 11:58:39 AM gregorian
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* WithFriendsLikeThese: Out of all the people Groo thinks of as "friends", only Sage and the Ministrel are actual friends (and even they lose patience with him on occasion). Pal and Drumm shamelessly exploit him, Grooella hates him and tries to kill him, Arcadio takes credit for his work, Taranto sets him up to get killed, the list goes on. Chakaal is one of his few aquintances who dont wish him any specific harm.

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* WithFriendsLikeThese: Out of all the people Groo thinks of as "friends", only Sage and the Ministrel are actual friends (and even they lose patience with him on occasion). Pal and Drumm shamelessly exploit him, Grooella hates him and tries to kill him, Arcadio takes credit for his work, Taranto sets him up to get killed, the list goes on. Chakaal is one of his few aquintances who dont does not wish him any specific harm.
15th May '17 8:37:03 AM SilentStranger
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Due to causing disaster wherever he goes, Groo is not welcome anywhere that has heard of him.
* OneHundredPercentAdorationRating: Chakaal's legend is deservedly great, and she is hailed as a great hero wherever she goes. So is Arcadio, but in his case, it's because he looks the part, not because he did all the things he took credit for.


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* MassOhCrap: Whenever Groo walks into a village, expect a large panel of villagers going "Groo?!"


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* WithFriendsLikeThese: Out of all the people Groo thinks of as "friends", only Sage and the Ministrel are actual friends (and even they lose patience with him on occasion). Pal and Drumm shamelessly exploit him, Grooella hates him and tries to kill him, Arcadio takes credit for his work, Taranto sets him up to get killed, the list goes on. Chakaal is one of his few aquintances who dont wish him any specific harm.
15th May '17 7:31:27 AM SilentStranger
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* BarefootSage: The Sage actually; granted, all of the setting's characters are barefoot.

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* BarefootSage: The Sage actually; granted, all of the setting's characters are barefoot.barefoot with a handful of exceptions. Even stories set in the ''Arctic'' has the characters barefoot, even if they're wearing heavy furs everywhere else.



* BullyingADragon: Despite knowing full well how violent and short-tempered Groo is, many people mock his lack of brains and laugh at him, often ''right in front of him'', and thats not even touching on the characters who try to take advantage of Groo and end up badly injured or dead for it.



* DestructiveSaviour: Groo often falls into this role.

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* DestructiveSaviour: Groo often falls into this role. Part of the series premise is that he often causes more damage than whatever danger he's fighting.



** Just about everyone who really suffers from encountering Groo deserves it to some degree. And those few people who look beyond Groo's faults and show true heart and/or kindness are generally better off for having met him... even if it's generally by accident.
** He once did once help a free a group of slaves by exposing veins of gems by causing a block of rock they were excavating to fall off and shatter. But as the slaves came to thank Groo, he thought that they were chasing him off [[RunningGag (as so many other crowds have)]]. Groo ran away without ever learning the truth.

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** Just about everyone who really suffers from encountering Groo deserves it to some degree. And those few people who look beyond Groo's faults and show true heart and/or kindness are generally better off for having met him... even if it's generally mostly by accident.
** He once did once help a free a group of slaves by exposing veins of gems by causing a block of rock they were excavating to fall off and shatter.shatter (which had taken them ''20 years'' to get that far, and even Groo realized he'd screwed up massively this time). But as the slaves came to thank Groo, he thought that they were chasing him off [[RunningGag (as so many other crowds have)]]. Groo ran away without ever learning the truth.truth.
* TheDreaded: Almost everyone has heard of Groo, and everyone is absolutely ''terrified'' of him. A RunningGag in the series has one of the one-shot characters remark on the danger they're facing, and that the person who showed up to stop it is Groo, then remark that they were better off with the original threat.



* EveryoneHasStandards: Granny Groo once had Groo take part in her "fake wedding scheme" for him to marry the very ugly daughter of a rich farmer. Granny and the farmer both told their respective relatives that the looks of their future spouse didnt matter. Regardless, Groo (not exactly a looker himself) and the daughter took one look at eachother, then ran away screaming. It doesnt get any better at the actual wedding, as the two are too horrified by eachother to kiss.



* FakeUltimateHero: Arcadio. Whenever Groo manages to somehow get something right, Arcadio is always there to step in and take the credit.

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* FakeUltimateHero: Arcadio. Whenever Groo manages to somehow get something right, Arcadio is always there to step in and take the credit. Mind you, Arcadio is a powerful hero in his own right (he once killed a thousand dragons by himself, a situation Groo put him in), he's just not as stubborn or dedicated as Groo, who'll happily travel to the far corners of the Earth for even the most minor of tasks. Arcadio is just better at maintaining the image of a fantasy hero.


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** One early story had a magic crystal that was could only be seen by "men who liked other men more than women" as part of a long ChainOfDeals Groo had to make. It's a rather long way to go for a gay joke.


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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Rufferto thinks that Groo is a great, intellectual hero and that his idiotic bumblings are really subtle, ingenious strategies. He also thinks that everyone else loves and respects Groo as much as he does, while in reality, they're just scared shitless of him.


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* WhatTheHellHero: During the Magic Talisman arc, one of the wishes Groo makes is for the Ministrel to lose his ability to rhyme, leaving him unable to sing and plunging him into a depression. At first Groo is happy about it, since most of the Ministrel's songs were about how stupid Groo is, but Rufferto gives him such a disappointed glare that Groo eventually feels guilty and seeks out the Magic Talisman again just to restore the Ministrel's ability.
14th May '17 2:51:45 PM Farnham
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* BuriedAlive Happens in issue 110 of the marvel run. A greedy king fakes his death via a potion to leave the city cause he hates how poor it is and the people whining about Isagul (An undead monster attacking the village), even reminding his advisor only he know where the royal riches are. Unfortunately for him. Groo used all the casket to trapped Isagul to just buried guy in the desert. The royal advisor began digging through the desert to find the king since he knows where the royal treasure was with the aforementioned king wondering what taking them so long.

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* BuriedAlive BuriedAlive: Happens in issue 110 of the marvel Marvel run. A greedy king fakes his death via a potion to leave the city cause because he hates how poor it is and because the people keep whining about Isagul (An undead monster attacking that terrorizes the village), city every night), even reminding his advisor that only he know knows where the royal riches are. treasury is. Unfortunately for him. him Groo used all the casket caskets to trapped Isagul to just trap Isagul, resulting in him being buried guy in the desert. The royal advisor began digging through the desert to find the king since only he knows where knew the location of the royal treasure was treasury, with the aforementioned king wondering what was taking them so long.long...
6th Apr '17 4:28:55 AM LentilSandEater
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* EasyAmnesia: Taken to its logical extreme in a story where some characters need Groo to keep his memory while others need him to forget. They literally turns Groo's memory on and off by hitting him repeatedly on the head.

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* EasyAmnesia: Taken to its logical extreme in a story where some characters need Groo to keep his memory while others need him to forget. They literally turns turn Groo's memory on and off by hitting him repeatedly on the head.
6th Apr '17 4:26:52 AM LentilSandEater
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* CoolBoat: From issue 57 of the marvel run we got the ship Chinampa which is big enough to be a island in its own right. What makes it more epic is that Groo was captain for a time and was able to accidentally help the crew immensely, even when he took the plank and made it look like the ship sank (Which was impossible due to Rufferto.) It was close enough to land that it turn the massive ship to its own island. Groo never knew that the entire inhabitant were extremely grateful and not only saw him as there hero, but also was ready to name there new island after him.

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* CoolBoat: From issue 57 of the marvel run we got the ship Chinampa which is big enough to be a island in its own right. What makes it more epic is that Groo was captain for a time and was able to accidentally help the crew immensely, even when he took the plank and made it look like the ship sank (Which was impossible due to Rufferto.) It was close enough to land that it turn turned the massive ship to its own island. Groo never knew that the entire inhabitant were extremely grateful and not only saw him as there hero, but also was ready to name there new island after him.
6th Apr '17 4:23:22 AM LentilSandEater
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* BuriedAlive Happens in issue 110 of the marvel run. A greedy king fake his death via a potion to leave the city cause he hates how poor it is and the people whining about Isagul (An undead monster attacking the village), even reminding his advisor only he know where the royal riches are. Unfortunately for him. Groo used all the casket to trapped Isagul to just buried guy in the desert. The royal advisor began digging through the desert to find the king since he knows where the royal treasure was with the aforementioned king wondering what taking them so long.

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* BuriedAlive Happens in issue 110 of the marvel run. A greedy king fake fakes his death via a potion to leave the city cause he hates how poor it is and the people whining about Isagul (An undead monster attacking the village), even reminding his advisor only he know where the royal riches are. Unfortunately for him. Groo used all the casket to trapped Isagul to just buried guy in the desert. The royal advisor began digging through the desert to find the king since he knows where the royal treasure was with the aforementioned king wondering what taking them so long.
6th Apr '17 4:20:26 AM LentilSandEater
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** Invoking this trope for material gain doesn't work either, as demonstrated in the recent ''Friends and Foes'' arc. Captain Ahax concocts a scheme to get Groo to sink his ship so that he can claim the insurance money. However, the ship arrives safely at port, leading to Ahax's arrest and financial ruin. Only afterwards does Groo accidentally sink the ship.

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** Invoking this trope for material gain doesn't work either, as demonstrated in the recent ''Friends and Foes'' arc. Captain Ahax concocts a scheme to get Groo to sink his ship so that he can claim the insurance money. However, the ship arrives safely at port, leading to Ahax's arrest and financial ruin. Only afterwards does Groo accidentally sink the ship.
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