History ComicBook / Iznogoud

10th Apr '16 10:30:28 AM shokoshu
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* TakeThatAudience: The passworded dungeon. Of course it ends with Iznogoud forgetting the password, being trapped in there, desperately testing all permutations and snapping at the reader: "So do YOU remember it? And no turning back pages!"
10th Apr '16 10:20:30 AM shokoshu
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* HurricaneOfPuns: ''Iznogoud'', by the same writer as ''Astérix'', has an even higher pun-to-panel ratio, starting with the title of the comic (and main character). That's only the tip of the iceberg; the comic is ''full'' of puns in almost every page, which is often lampshaded by Iznogoud, who cannot stand them.

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* HurricaneOfPuns: ''Iznogoud'', by the same writer as ''Astérix'', has an even higher pun-to-panel ratio, starting with the title of the comic (and main character). That's only the tip of the iceberg; the comic is ''full'' of puns in almost every page, which is often lampshaded by Iznogoud, [[LamePunReaction who cannot stand them.]]


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** In the German translation, the henchman is named Tunichgud (do-no-good).
31st Mar '16 4:42:32 AM morenohijazo
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* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: The artist himself was killed or petrified several times while drawing the magical effect of that week's ArtifactOfDoom.



* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: The Guards ARE Crazy!



* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: The Guards ARE Crazy!
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: The artist himself was killed or petrified several times while drawing the magical effect of that week's ArtifactOfDoom.

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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: TimeyWimeyBall: In ''Iznogoud's Childhood'', Iznogoud experiments a type of time travel in which the present and the past happen at the same time for a while, which he tries to exploit by attempting to get rid of the Caliph's younger self. The Guards ARE Crazy!
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: The artist himself was killed or petrified several times while drawing
whole thing eventually end up being a StableTimeLoop, in which Iznogoud's time travel is what causes his younger self (who UsedToBeASweetKid) to transform into the magical effect of JerkAss we're familiar with. However, earlier in the comic, Iznogoud stabs younger Wa'at Alaaf to test the time travelling nature, and that week's ArtifactOfDoom.case works on a RippleEffect basis, in which adult Wa'at Alaaf shows up with a scar he'd never had.
6th Jan '16 9:09:21 AM mlsmithca
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** Often played for laughs, where the titular character, an EvilChancellor [[TheStarscream trying to overthrow his Caliph]] and possessing seemingly no redeeming qualities, often willingly saves his assistant Wa'at Alaaf from certain death, only to reveal when thanked by him that he did so because he required his help for things such as carrying important files or cleaning his shoes. In contrast, he often is willing to use Wa'at as a lab rat for his various plans.

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** Often played for laughs, where the titular title character, an EvilChancellor [[TheStarscream trying to overthrow his Caliph]] and possessing seemingly no redeeming qualities, often willingly saves his assistant Wa'at Alaaf from certain death, only to reveal when thanked by him that he did so because he required his help for things such as carrying important files or cleaning his shoes. In contrast, he often is willing to use Wa'at as a lab rat for his various plans.
9th Jul '15 10:04:02 AM Theokal3
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* DevilInPlainSight: Comically inverted; Iznogood looks, acts and IS evil, he actually possesses almost all the defects required to be a villain, and people of Bagdad are perfectly aware of his desire to overthrow the Caliph... but the Caliph himself never suspects a thing, instead seeing Iznogoud as a devoted, good, trustworthy friend. He even once admitted he often received anonymous letters trying to warn him about it, but never believed them. Ironically, the Caliph is the only person Iznogoud bothers acting good with.

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* DevilInPlainSight: Comically inverted; Iznogood looks, acts and IS evil, he actually possesses almost all the defects required to be a villain, definitely ObviouslyEvil, and people of Bagdad are perfectly aware of his desire to overthrow the Caliph... but the Caliph himself never suspects a thing, instead seeing Iznogoud as a devoted, good, trustworthy friend. He even once admitted he often received anonymous letters trying to warn him about it, but never believed them. Ironically, the Caliph is the only person Iznogoud bothers acting good with.
9th Jul '15 4:15:07 AM Bissek
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* BigShadowLittleCreature: The opening of the AnimatedAdaptation of shows a large, menacing shadowy figure climbing the steps of the sultan's (Yes, he's a caliph in the comics, but a sultan in the cartoon) palace while a voice says 'Good... Good... Good'. Then when it reaches the top, it is finally shown that the figure is actually the short but menacing titular Grand Vizier, and the voice finishes by saying 'Iz No Goud'.
28th Jun '15 2:50:32 AM Chabal2
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* EvilIsPetty:
--> A beggar!? I thought I'd outlawed begging, it encourages charity!
2nd Jun '15 5:38:04 PM Bissek
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The comic was given a 52 episode AnimatedAdaptation in 1995, along with a live-action film entitled ''Iznogoud: Calife A La Place Du Calife'' starring Michaël Youn and Jacques Villeret in 2005.



** This has even become a common phrase in France to refer to someone who is overly ambitious.



* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Iznogoud

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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: IznogoudIznogoud. It even gets lampshaded in the theme song for the animated adaptation.
-->Iznogoud the Grand Vizier. He never wins, this much is clear.
30th May '15 8:05:02 PM Drakkenmensch
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* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: The artist himself was killed or petrified several times while drawing the magical effect of that week's ArtifactOfDoom.
30th May '15 8:02:49 PM Drakkenmensch
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* ArtifactOfDoom: OncePerEpisode, Iznogoud acquires a bizarre magical artifact which the vendor assures will arrange a FateWorseThanDeath for a victim of his choice. No points for guessing ahead of time that it will backfire horribly on Iznogoud himself.
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