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2nd Feb '16 6:40:34 AM StFan
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'''''Idées noires''''' ('''''Dark Thoughts''''') is a collection of BlackComedy comic strips by Creator/AndreFranquin and Yvan Delporte. Deeply cynical and the result of Franquin's struggle with depression, it's one long parade of industrial recklessness, suicides, executions, military recklessness, ecological disasters and other accidents and contrast hard with his work on ''ComicBook/GastonLagaffe'', the ''Franchise/{{Marsupilami}}'' and ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio''. Apart from the obvious, the title is also a play on the unique art style which uses so much black that it almost looks like a negative of a regular black and white comic.
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'''''Idées noires''''' ('''''Dark Thoughts''''') ''Idées noires'' (''Dark Thoughts'') is a collection of BlackComedy comic strips by Creator/AndreFranquin and Yvan Delporte. Deeply cynical and the result of Franquin's struggle with depression, it's one long parade of industrial recklessness, suicides, executions, military recklessness, ecological disasters and other accidents and contrast hard with his work on ''ComicBook/GastonLagaffe'', the ''Franchise/{{Marsupilami}}'' Franchise/{{Marsupilami}} and ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio''. Apart from the obvious, the title is also a play on the unique art style which uses so much black that it almost looks like a negative of a regular black and white comic.comic.

!!''Idées noires'' provides examples of the following tropes:
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!!''Idées noires'' provides examples of the following tropes: of:
23rd Jun '15 10:15:47 AM calmestofdoves
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pimping Not So Remote
* HopeSpot: Those aren't city lights; they're [[spoiler:a wolf pack's eyes]].
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* HopeSpot: A man lost in a wintery forest believes he has [[NotSoRemote blindly stumbled into view of a city]]. Those aren't city lights; they're [[spoiler:a wolf pack's eyes]].
23rd Apr '15 5:35:23 AM Chabal2
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* VisualPun: "Broyer du noir" (grinding black stuff) is a French expression for having depressing thoughts, as seen on the cover.
13th Feb '15 2:48:50 AM C105
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* FreudWasRight: A general inspecting a series of missiles tells the manufacturer he has a soft for the ones arranged so they rise from horizontal to vertical. --> "I like these, they're the most... the most..." --> "The most arousing, yes."
18th Jan '15 4:37:09 AM Patachou
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* OverlyLongGag: One gag has a man escaping from ''Backwards Rock'' (which is apparently some sort of prison). As he runs away he is zapped away. Then the gag starts over again for three pages, with always the same four panels. Man climbs down, makes an ''Up Yours!'' to the guards, runs away, gets zapped away. Finally this gag ends, with Franquin writing a note below the page: "Isn't that great! Just when I have a wonderful idea for a new long running comic book series my publisher refuses to do it!!
1st Dec '14 3:06:23 AM Patachou
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* AuthorTract
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* AuthorTractAuthorTract: Franquin's personal grudges against hunting, the death penalty, the army, war, nuclear power are made clear.

* AuthorTractDownerEnding: Virtually every gag ends with a punchline like this one.

* FromBadToWorse
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* FromBadToWorseFromBadToWorse: Several gags have a far more depressing ending than you originally expected.

* HumansAreBastards * HumansAreMorons
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* HumansAreBastards * HumansAreMoronsHumansAreBastards and HumansAreMorons: The comic strip takes a lot of pot shots at all the worst aspects of mankind.

* IronicDeath
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* IronicDeathIronicDeath: ** A man frightened of WorldWarThree decides to dig a nuclear cellar [[spoiler: then accidentally hits a bomb from WorldWarOne with his shovel and explodes.]]

* KarmicDeath
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* KarmicDeathKarmicDeath: A lot of people die trying to prevent themselves from being killed.

* {{Mayincatec}}
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* {{Mayincatec}}{{Mayincatec}}: One gag is about the human sacrifices done in Middle American civilizations.

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* {{Mayincatec}}SmokingIsNotCool: One smoker is told by the others how dangerous the habit can be [[spoiler: until he gets so scared that he eventually hangs himself.]] * SuicideAsComedy: ** [[spoiler: A smoker hangs himself because he is so frightened of dying from his habit.]] * TakeThat: Franquin clearly didn't like hunters, the military, the nuclear industry and the death penalty.
7th Sep '14 1:00:17 PM Chabal2
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* FreudWasRight: A general inspecting a series of missiles tells the manufacturer he has a soft for the ones arranged so they rise from horizontal to vertical. --> "I like these, they're the most... the most..." --> "The most arousing, yes."

* LaserGuidedKarma: A politician is merrily walking around town looking up at the military jets he scored the contracts for and gets run over by a car. It's implied that the ambulance won't get there in time, since what with the budget being reallocated towards the military, there are five for the whole city...

* NuclearNasty: And they still claim nuclear power is good because [[spoiler:they sure as hell don't want to remain the only cases]].
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* NuclearNasty: And they those who work there still claim nuclear power is good because [[spoiler:they sure as hell don't want to remain the only cases]].cases of mutation]].

* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Some gags are fantasy-oriented, but other are more disturbing since they take their inspiration from real-life fears like nuclear energy, world war, epidemies,...
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Some gags are fantasy-oriented, but other are more disturbing since they take their inspiration from real-life fears like nuclear energy, world war, epidemies,...epidemics,...
10th Feb '14 1:23:47 PM Catbert
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Zero Context
* EverythingsWorseWithWolves: see hope spot.
31st Dec '13 11:41:56 PM BetaCapricus
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'''''Idées noires''''' ('''''Dark Thoughts''''') is a collection of black comedy comic strips by Creator/AndreFranquin and Yvan Delporte. It's one long parade of industrial recklessness, suicides, executions, military recklessness, ecological disasters and other accidents and contrast hard with his work on ''ComicBook/GastonLagaffe'', the ''Franchise/{{Marsupilami}}'' and ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio''.
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'''''Idées noires''''' ('''''Dark Thoughts''''') is a collection of black comedy BlackComedy comic strips by Creator/AndreFranquin and Yvan Delporte. It's Deeply cynical and the result of Franquin's struggle with depression, it's one long parade of industrial recklessness, suicides, executions, military recklessness, ecological disasters and other accidents and contrast hard with his work on ''ComicBook/GastonLagaffe'', the ''Franchise/{{Marsupilami}}'' and ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio''. Apart from the obvious, the title is also a play on the unique art style which uses so much black that it almost looks like a negative of a regular black and white comic.
30th Dec '13 12:30:29 PM Patachou
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* BlackComedy: Both iterally (everything is drawn in black-and-white) and by figure of speech.
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* BlackComedy: Both iterally literally (everything is drawn in black-and-white) and by figure of speech.

* CoincidentalAccidentalDisguise: A hunter end up looking like a rabbit. No points for guessing what happens next.
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* CoincidentalAccidentalDisguise: A hunter end ends up looking like a rabbit. No points for guessing what happens next.

* CrapsackWorld
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* CrapsackWorldCrapsackWorld: After reading this book you realize how depressing this world can be.

* RealLifeWritesThePlot
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* RealLifeWritesThePlotRealLifeWritesThePlot: Some gags are fantasy-oriented, but other are more disturbing since they take their inspiration from real-life fears like nuclear energy, world war, epidemies,...

* {{Seppuku}}: The guy in question seems pretty amused at discovering a tumour in his guts.
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* {{Seppuku}}: The guy in question at the start of the first page seems pretty amused at discovering a tumour in his guts.
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