History ComicBook / Iznogoud

17th Jan '18 1:13:56 PM Theokal3
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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Exploited in ''Iznogoud Finally Caliph'', where the conspiracy formed against Iznogoud manages to get him sentenced to death, but the Caliph decides the sentence will be cancelled if Iznogoud manages to do a specific thing. The members of the conspiracy convince the Caliph to make that specific thing a "good deed", realizing that Iznogoud, being his usual evil self, would never be able to do such a thing.
3rd Jan '18 9:08:08 PM mlsmithca
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In "The Magic Calendar", when Iznogoud tears off too many pages of the title artifact and ends up in Jean Tabary's studio in the 20th century, Tabary mistakes Iznogoud for a courier sent to pick up the latest ''Iznogoud'' story and apologises for the delays[[note]] Tabary was notoriously hopeless at sticking to deadlines.[[/note]] but says he only has ten panels left of the current story. Sure enough, there are just ten panels left in "The Magic Calendar", and when Tabary tries to help Iznogoud by gluing pages back on the calendar (thereby trapping Iznogoud in the timestream), he is stunned to see his nearly-finished story turn into blank pages. He shrugs it off and starts over - drawing the title panel of a story called "The Magic Calendar"...

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In "The Magic Calendar", when Iznogoud tears off too many pages of the title artifact and ends up in Jean Tabary's studio in the 20th century, Tabary mistakes Iznogoud for a courier sent to pick up the latest ''Iznogoud'' story and apologises for the delays[[note]] Tabary was notoriously hopeless at sticking to deadlines.[[/note]] but says he only has ten panels left of the current story. Sure enough, there are just this exchange happens ten panels left in before the end of "The Magic Calendar", and when Tabary tries to help Iznogoud by gluing pages back on the calendar (thereby trapping Iznogoud in the timestream), he is stunned to see his nearly-finished story turn into blank pages. He shrugs it off and starts over - drawing the title panel of a story called "The Magic Calendar"...



** In "The Jigsaw Turk", Iznogoud inadvertently gives an enterpreneur the idea to set up a beach resort in the middle of the desert where he is trying to put together a 10,000 piece jigsaw, and soon the area is as packed as the beaches of the Côte d'Azur during peak holiday season. When one boy's wayward beach ball bounces off another man's stomach, the boy's father gets involved, and we get this gem:

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** In "The Jigsaw Turk", Iznogoud inadvertently gives an enterpreneur entrepreneur the idea to set up a beach resort in the middle of the desert where he is trying to put together a 10,000 piece jigsaw, and soon the area is as packed as the beaches of the Côte d'Azur during peak holiday season. When one boy's wayward beach ball bounces off another man's stomach, the boy's father gets involved, and we get this gem:
4th Dec '17 3:14:12 PM luiz4200
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* TheGenieInTheMachine: In "Iznogoud and the Magic Computer", Iznogoud buys a magical computer from a character who tells him a genie lives inside it and answers every question.
22nd Oct '17 1:09:38 AM mlsmithca
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** "The Freezing Song" sees Iznogoud encountering the siren Waharning, whose song freezes all who hear it (Crawdad, the captain of the ship that brought her back to Basra, is deaf as a post and so was unaffected). She is taken back to Baghdad in a bathtub (a strange new contraption in the caliphate), but every time Iznogoud tries to get her to sing for the Caliph, she finds new reasons why he cannot hear her song. Finally, insistent that she be returned to the sea that day, she is taken to a clifftop... but as the Caliph is tone deaf, she refuses to perform once more, and an enraged Iznogoud kicks her bathtub over the cliff as she bursts into a song intended to freeze him. He covers his ears, and waits until she hits the water to uncover them, assuming he is safe from her song. Unfortunately, as Wa'at Alahf explains to the reader as he carries the catatonic Iznogoud back home, he happened to be standing at the top of Echo Cliff...
19th Oct '17 8:15:28 PM mlsmithca
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In "The Magic Calendar", when Iznogoud tears off too many pages of the title artifact and ends up in Jean Tabary's studio in the 20th century, Tabary mistakes Iznogoud for a courier sent to pick up the latest ''Iznogoud'' story and apologises for the delays[[note]] Tabary was notoriously hopeless at sticking to deadlines.[[/note]] but says he only has ten panels left of the current story. Sure enough, there are just ten panels left in "The Magic Calendar", and when Tabary tries to help Iznogoud by gluing pages back on the calendar (thereby trapping Iznogoud in the timestream), he is stunned to see his nearly-finished story turn into blank pages. He shrugs it off and starts over - drawing the title panel of a story called "The Magic Calendar"...



* SymbolSwearing: A story had him asking Wa'at Alahf for a rope, when he was down a cliff. Wa'at dropped the entire length of rope. Iznogoud began cursing, with bombs, bones, axes etc. Then a lot of these items began falling from above, seemingly dropped by Wa'at who thought Iznogoud was asking for them.

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A story had him Iznogoud asking Wa'at Alahf for a rope, when he was down a cliff. Wa'at dropped the entire length of rope. Iznogoud began cursing, with bombs, bones, axes etc. Then a lot of these items began falling from above, seemingly dropped by Wa'at who thought Iznogoud was asking for them.them.
** In "The Jigsaw Turk", Iznogoud inadvertently gives an enterpreneur the idea to set up a beach resort in the middle of the desert where he is trying to put together a 10,000 piece jigsaw, and soon the area is as packed as the beaches of the Côte d'Azur during peak holiday season. When one boy's wayward beach ball bounces off another man's stomach, the boy's father gets involved, and we get this gem:
--->'''Beachgoer:''' MAYBE YOU SHOULD KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR BRAT!\\
'''Boy's Father:''' D'YOU KNOW WHAT MY BRAT SAYS TO YOU?\\
'''Boy:''' ''[cheerfully]'' He says #@%!\\
'''Boy's Father:''' ''[backhanding his son]'' WASH YOUR MOUTH, YOU!
30th Sep '17 3:26:38 PM morenohijazo
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* WretchedHive: Baghdad, especially from the Tabary era onwards, but already in the Goscinny era. Not only is it governed by the oblivious Caliph and the evil Iznogoud, but HumansAreBastards in that city, and most citizens are {{hypocrite}}s who complain all the time about Iznogoud's ruthlessness but are willing to help him for a few bucks, despite knowing the consequences if he's ever successful. In "Chop and Change", after Iznogoud becomes the Caliph for a short time by changing bodies with him and starts unleashing his tyranny, one guy [[WhatTheHellHero berates]] the wizard who helped him, but the latter doesn't seem to regret it.

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* WretchedHive: WorldOfJerkass: Baghdad, especially from the Tabary era onwards, but already in the Goscinny era. Not only is it governed by the oblivious Caliph and the evil Iznogoud, but HumansAreBastards in that city, and most citizens are {{hypocrite}}s who complain all the time about Iznogoud's ruthlessness but are willing to help him for a few bucks, despite knowing the consequences if he's ever successful. In "Chop and Change", after Iznogoud becomes the Caliph for a short time by changing bodies with him and starts unleashing his tyranny, one guy [[WhatTheHellHero berates]] the wizard who helped him, but the latter doesn't seem to regret it.
30th Sep '17 4:13:42 AM Saveelich
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''Iznogoud'' (1962-) is a [[FrancoBelgianComics Franco-Belgian Comic]] book series created by Creator/ReneGoscinny of ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' fame and illustrated by Jean Tabary (who took over writing the stories after Goscinny's death in 1977; following his retirement, his son Nicolas took over the art while the stories were penned by various writers, including Nicolas' brother Stéphane and sister Muriel). The title character is the [[EvilChancellor scheming, ambitious and power-hungry Grand Vizier]] of the fictional Caliph Haroun El-Poussah (Haroun El-Plassid in English). His obsession is to depose the Caliph by hook or by crook, and to set himself up as the new Caliph in his stead.

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''Iznogoud'' (1962-) is a [[FrancoBelgianComics Franco-Belgian Comic]] book series created by Creator/ReneGoscinny of (of ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' fame fame) and illustrated by Jean Tabary (who took over writing the stories after Goscinny's death in 1977; following his retirement, his son Nicolas took over the art while the stories were penned by various writers, including Nicolas' brother Stéphane and sister Muriel). The title character is the [[EvilChancellor scheming, ambitious and power-hungry Grand Vizier]] of the fictional Caliph Haroun El-Poussah (Haroun El-Plassid in English). His obsession is to depose the Caliph by hook or by crook, and to set himself up as the new Caliph in his stead.
30th Sep '17 4:13:09 AM Saveelich
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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''[[note]]Caliph in place of the Caliph[[/note]] starring Michaël Youn and Jacques Villeret in 2005.

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The comic was given a 52 episode AnimatedAdaptation in 1995, along with and a live-action film in 2005, entitled ''Iznogoud: Calife A La Place Du Calife''[[note]]Caliph in place of the Caliph[[/note]] ''Iznogoud'' and starring Michaël Youn and Jacques Villeret in 2005.
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16th Jun '17 12:09:44 PM mlsmithca
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* NotNowKiddo:
** This trope proves to be Iznogoud's downfall in "The Mysterious Billposter". In attempting to trap the Caliph in a magic poster advertising holidays on a tropical island, Iznogoud has got himself trapped in the poster as well, and he keeps sending the Caliph away on walks so that he can escape unnoticed. As each escape plan fails, the Caliph keeps returning to tell Iznogoud about the strange things he has seen, and the increasingly angry Iznogoud keeps dismissing him. Eventually, the Caliph takes the hint and leaves, surprised that Iznogoud doesn't want to hear that he's found another person in the poster world: the billposter who created the magic poster to begin with, and who is now putting up a second poster of the Caliph's bedroom which he tries out on the Caliph. Sure enough, the Caliph re-appears in his own world, while Iznogoud is reduced to ordering Wa'at Alahf to shove him backwards repeatedly in the hope that he'll fall out of the poster again.

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* NotNowKiddo:
** This trope proves to be
NotNowKiddo: Several stories see Iznogoud's downfall in resulting from his decision to ignore someone (usually the Caliph) who is trying to tell him something important while he tries to carry out his latest scheme to become Caliph instead of the Caliph.
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"The Mysterious Billposter". In Billposter", in attempting to trap the Caliph in a magic poster advertising holidays on a tropical island, Iznogoud has got himself trapped in the poster as well, and he keeps sending the Caliph away on walks so that he can escape unnoticed. As each escape plan fails, the Caliph keeps returning to tell Iznogoud about the strange things he has seen, and the increasingly angry Iznogoud keeps dismissing him. Eventually, the Caliph takes the hint and leaves, surprised that Iznogoud doesn't want to hear that he's found another person in the poster world: the billposter who created the magic poster to begin with, and who is now putting up a second poster of the Caliph's bedroom which he tries out on the Caliph. Sure enough, the Caliph re-appears in his own world, while Iznogoud is reduced to ordering Wa'at Alahf to shove him backwards repeatedly in the hope that he'll fall out of the poster again.



** In "The Merchant of Forgetfulness", when Iznogoud tries to spray an amnesia scent on the Caliph, he ignores the latter's complaints about the open window. A gust of wind blows the potion on Iznogoud's face.

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** In "The Merchant of Forgetfulness", when Iznogoud tries to spray an amnesia scent on the Caliph, he ignores the latter's complaints about the open window. A gust of wind blows the potion on Iznogoud's face.face, wiping his mind and memory completely.



* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: Tahbari Al Tardi is described as the best artist in the Caliphate. It's also stated he's the only artist in the Caliphate.

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* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: Tahbari Al Tardi al-Tardi is described as the best artist in the Caliphate. It's also stated he's the only artist in the Caliphate.



* StatusQuoIsGod: Whatever happens to Iznogoud -- even being blasted into orbit -- he's back safe and sound in the next story. There was made a "The Returns of Iznogoud" album, which adds via Retcon epilogues to many of the "bad endings" of past stories, explaining how Iznogoud each time manages to return to normal status quo. With some exceptions. Some of these epilogues have him trying to escape the bad situation and ending in a worse situation. For example Iznogoud escapes the complex maze to end up in the inescapable dungeons. Iznogoud has been there before (in a much older story) but doesn't remember any way out. While there he meets an older incarnation of himself, still searching for the way out after all these years.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: When Iznogoud decides to learn to draw, Wa'at Alaf says "it's a difficult art for beginners to master. Many try, but few succeed, and the standards required of young people these days are...". Later on, Iznogoud's atr instructor Tahbari Al Tardi says the same thing word by word. The narrator later says the same thing.

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* StatusQuoIsGod: Whatever happens to Iznogoud -- even being blasted into orbit -- he's back safe and sound in the next story. There was made a The album "The Returns of Iznogoud" album, which adds via Retcon epilogues to many of the "bad endings" of past stories, explaining how Iznogoud each time manages to return to the normal status quo. With quo, with some exceptions. Some exceptions; some of these epilogues have him trying to escape the bad situation and ending in a worse situation. For example example, Iznogoud escapes the complex maze only to end up in the inescapable dungeons. Iznogoud has been there before (in a much older story) but doesn't remember any the way out. While there he meets an older incarnation of himself, still searching for the way out after all these years.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: When Iznogoud decides to learn to draw, Wa'at Alaf Alahf says "it's a difficult art for beginners to master. Many try, but few succeed, and the standards required of young people these days are...". Later on, Iznogoud's atr art instructor Tahbari Al Tardi al-Tardi says the same thing word by word. The narrator later says the same thing.
15th Jun '17 7:26:57 PM Anddrix
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* GenreSavvy:
** Wa'at Alahf, Iznogoud's henchman, has long since realised that Iznogoud will be HoistByHisOwnPetard, and is more likely to prepare for the plans' inevitable failures than he is to work toward their success.
*** "Golden Handshake" has him going on a quest for an unknown item as soon as Iznogoud devises a plan for turning the Caliph into a statue with the golden touch of King Midas' descendant, Ghoudas Gho'ld; the item is revealed at the end to be a commemorative plaque in Iznogoud's memory that Wa'at applies under the statue his master has become.
*** His genre savviness is subverted in "Tried and Tse-tsed" (and its animated version, "Watch Out, There's a Fly About!") when he is convinced Iznogoud will be stung by the tsetse fly he plans to use on the Caliph and starts making his bed in preparation (to Iznogoud's fury), only for the fly to be sedated by the Caliph's herbal tea and adopted by the genial sovereign as a pet, reducing Iznogoud to a gibbering wreck and forcing Wa'at Alahf to have him committed.
** Even Iznogoud starts to notice the pattern in which he falls into the traps he has set for the Caliph. In "The Send-away Bed", after the Caliph comes down with insomnia and so is uninterested in a bed that, unbeknownst to him, sends all who lie on it to another dimension, Iznogoud turns to the reader and says he's sure they expect him to lie on the bed when he gets tired, but no such luck: he returned it to the seller (who had another interested buyer for the bed) and is spending the night out of town just to be sure. He checks into a hotel and lies down on the bed in his room, not noticing that it's... well, you can probably guess the rest.



* HypercompetentSidekick: Wa'at Alahf, Iznogoud's henchman. While he acts and looks dumb most of the time, he tends to have sudden LetsGetDangerous moments where he reveals he can be very competent when needed. He's also [[GenreSavvy far more lucid than his master about the fact they can't win]].

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* HypercompetentSidekick: Wa'at Alahf, Iznogoud's henchman. While he acts and looks dumb most of the time, he tends to have sudden LetsGetDangerous moments where he reveals he can be very competent when needed. He's also [[GenreSavvy far more lucid than his master about the fact they can't win]].win.
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