History ComicBook / LuckyLuke

18th Jun '17 2:14:03 PM nombretomado
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** In the Dutch translations, they dropped two letters to make it "Rataplan", which is a slightly archaic Dutch word for a chaotic mess. As the Dutch version of ThatOtherWiki states: "This indicates perfectly how this dog's brain functions."

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** In the Dutch translations, they dropped two letters to make it "Rataplan", which is a slightly archaic Dutch word for a chaotic mess. As the Dutch version of ThatOtherWiki Wiki/ThatOtherWiki states: "This indicates perfectly how this dog's brain functions."
3rd Jun '17 6:00:21 AM Divra
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* TheCavalry: Acts as OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow: the cavalry will come just in time, if and only if there is no other way to save the day anymore. Also notice that the cavalry was kind of MenOfSherwood in earlier albums. Later, they were flanderized into stupid militaries who still use YouNoTakeCandle with indians who talk perfectly.

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* TheCavalry: Acts as OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow: the cavalry will come just in time, if and only if there is no other way to save the day anymore. Also notice that the cavalry was kind of MenOfSherwood in earlier albums. Later, they were flanderized into stupid militaries who still use YouNoTakeCandle TontoTalk with indians who talk perfectly.
20th Apr '17 11:48:38 AM trixus
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** Played straight with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Bart_(outlaw) Black Bart]], the diligence's passengers who braved Indians, bandits and more with relative ease are unnerved to go in his territory (safe the photograph who wants to take a photo of the famed outlaw), even with Luke on their side. He is also one of the few bandits to get the upper hand on Lucky Luke and would have stolen the loot if [[spoiler: the loot wasn't a decoy all along]]. One character even doubt that Black Bart is human.



* TheDreaded: Of all the outlaws the one where it's played the most seriously is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Bart_(outlaw) Black Bart]], the diligence's passenger who braved Indians, bandits and more with an easygoing nature are not happy to go in his territory, even with Luke on their side. He is also one of the few bandits to get the upper hand on Luke and would have stolen the loot if [[spoiler: the loot wasn't a deco all along]]. One character even doubt if Black Bart is human.
20th Apr '17 11:44:16 AM trixus
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* TheDreaded: Of all the outlaws the one where it's played the most seriously is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Bart_(outlaw) Black Bart]], the diligence's passenger who braved Indians, bandits and more with an easygoing nature are not happy to go in his territory, even with Luke on their side. He is also one of the few bandits to get the upper hand on Luke and would have stolen the loot if [[spoiler: the loot wasn't a deco all along]]. One character even doubt if Black Bart is human.



* HistoricalInJoke: And how!

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* HistoricalInJoke: And how!how! Luke pretty much met every big name in the Far West and some alt text is even given for some.



* TheMobBossIsScarier: When Billy the Kid is captured, everyone is too afraid of him to testify against him.

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* TheMobBossIsScarier: When Billy the Kid is captured, everyone is too afraid of him to testify against him. Same goes for the cousin of Jesse James where the townsfolk spin the situation that his derailent of the train was heroic while blaming Luke for driving the train without license.



* SeriousBusiness: For ranch owners, barbed wire is a personal insult, as it means their cows can't go there. Luke has to go to a land mostly inhabited by farmers to get some because no one sells or will deliver it in cowboy's territory. They even go out of their way to make their cattle trample the farm of the person who put barbed wire.



%%* SittingSexyOnAPiano

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%%* SittingSexyOnAPiano* SittingSexyOnAPiano: most saloon singers does that.
11th Apr '17 12:18:48 PM Chabal2
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--> '''Cavalryman:''' We DugTooDeep! We DugTooDeep!\\
'''Ming Foo:''' No, no, it's only me, honorable Ming Foo[[note]]the fort's ChineseLaunderer[[/note]].



* DogsAreDumb: Rantanplan is literally TooDumbToLive, having nearly drowned or otherwise killed himself numerous times.

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* DogsAreDumb: Rantanplan is literally TooDumbToLive, having nearly drowned or otherwise killed himself numerous times. Where Luke's tagline is "The man who shoots faster than his own shadow" (with accompanying image), Rantanplan gets "stupider than his own shadow" (and shows the shadow jumping over a barrel that Rantanplan runs into).



* DubNameChange: As a slight {{Woolseyism}}, Cinebook decided to change Rantanplan's name to Rin-Tin-Can.

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* DubNameChange: DubNameChange:
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As a slight {{Woolseyism}}, Cinebook decided to change Rantanplan's name to Rin-Tin-Can.



* DreadfulMusician: ''Tortillas for the Daltons'': The Daltons pose as a mariachi band to infiltrate a Mexican landowner's home. Their singing is so bad it causes the bandito teaching them to break down crying then try to hang himself (and the cover art shows various glass objects shattering).



* EasyEvangelism: René Goscinny sometimes used this trope to bring a quick resolution to a messy situation. An especially blatant example is the end of ''L'Héritage de Rantanplan'', where Luke tells local tycoon Oggie Swenson, in a very condenscending tone, to improve the social conditions in Virginia City. Swenson instantly agrees with him, and in no time, the conflict between Chinatown and the rest of the city's population has been brought to and end.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: And the Daltons are quite right to. Ma Dalton was a fearsome bandit herself, and she still carries a loaded gun in her handbag.

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* EasyEvangelism: René Goscinny sometimes used this trope to bring a quick resolution to a messy situation. An especially blatant example is the end of ''L'Héritage de Rantanplan'', where Luke tells local tycoon Oggie Swenson, in a very condenscending tone, to improve the social conditions in Virginia City. Swenson instantly agrees with him, and in no time, the conflict between Chinatown and the rest of the city's population has been brought to and an end.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: And the Daltons are quite right to. Ma Dalton was a fearsome bandit herself, and she still carries a loaded gun in her handbag. After his shootout with her [[spoiler:is interrupted by her cat Sweetie running into her arms]], Luke (still sweating cold bullets) admits he's never been that scared.



** Rantanplan will eat just about anything, usually while thinking its actual food, such as mistaking coal nuggets for chocolate or bath water for soup.

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** Rantanplan will eat just about anything, usually while thinking its actual food, such as mistaking coal nuggets for chocolate chocolate, gloves for cow teats or bath water for soup.



* FriendlyEnemy: A reversed version. Lucky Luke starts acting rather friendly to the Dalton brothers after a while.
** Averell is rather friendly to Luke most of the time, and doesnt carry any of Joe's irrational hatred towards him.

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* FriendlyEnemy: ForeignQueasine:
** The Daltons are disgusted at the idea of the Chinese eating dog (though Averell is willing to try, and in fact saves them when he seems to indicate he wants to eat Rantanplan).
** ''Alcatraz'' has Rantanplan taken by Chinese cooks to serve lacquered coyote.
* FriendlyEnemy:
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A reversed version. Lucky Luke starts acting rather friendly to the Dalton brothers after a while.
** Averell is rather friendly to Luke most of the time, and doesnt doesn't carry any of Joe's irrational hatred towards him.



* GratuitousSpanish: Averell's attempt to say "When do we eat around here?" while in Mexico ("Cuando se come aqui?") comes out as "Coacoacomékiki?". He keeps trying to get it right all through the album, but none of the Mexicans have any clue what he's saying. Finally, on the last page, he ''does'' manage to get it perfectly right... when talking to the prison cook, who is not Mexican and doesn't speak Spanish.

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* GratuitousSpanish: Averell's attempt to say "When do we eat around here?" while in Mexico ("Cuando se come aqui?") comes out as "Coacoacomékiki?". He keeps trying to get it right all through the album, but none of the Mexicans have any clue what he's saying. Finally, on the last page, he ''does'' manage to get it perfectly right... when talking to the prison cook, who is not Mexican and doesn't speak Spanish.Spanish (and in fact, [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike hears it as "Coacoacomékiki"]]).



* InstantlyProvenWrong: After the prison doc declares the Daltons to be amnesiac following an explosion:
--> '''Luke:''' You sure about your diagnostic, doc?\\
'''Doctor:''' (offended) Medecine is an exact science, Mr. Luke! You might as well ask me if Rantanplan is a dog!\\
(Rantanplan, legitimately amnesiac, starts purring and rubbing against the doctor's legs)



* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Averell Dalton. He even has his own "Not Wanted" poster! In ''Daisy Town'' he does have a "Wanted" poster like the other brothers. The posters are shown throughout their childhood and teens until adulthood with older faces and larger bounties. Everybody's bounty rises continuously. Averell's bounty stays at $4... Until it's lowered to ''$3''.

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* MinionWithAnFInEvil: MinionWithAnFInEvil:
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Averell Dalton. In ever episode that revolves around the Daltons going straight, he's the only one on who it ever works.
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He even has his own "Not Wanted" poster! In ''Daisy Town'' he does have a "Wanted" poster like the other brothers. The posters are shown throughout their childhood and teens until adulthood with older faces and larger bounties. Everybody's bounty rises continuously. Averell's bounty stays at $4... Until it's lowered to ''$3''.



* TheNapoleon: Joe Dalton, the youngest Dalton brother, has a temper and a sense of arrogance as great as his stature is small.

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* TheNapoleon: Joe Dalton, the youngest Dalton brother, has a temper and a sense of arrogance as great as his stature is small.small, though his height is never used as an insult.



* NeverMyFault: The bandito assigned to teach the Daltons how to sing in Spanish ends up crying on his boss shoulder that sure he's stolen, killed, plundered... but he never did anything to deserve ''that''. Later he has to be prevented from hanging himself.



* NonFatalExplosions: most of the time, though a notable exception is The Dalton's father (who was killed in an explosion prior to the series when he tried to break open a safe with dynamite)

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* NonFatalExplosions: most of the time, though a notable exception is The Dalton's father (who was killed in an explosion prior to the series when he tried to break open a safe with dynamite)dynamite).



* OffstageVillainy: Used with many of the desperados Lucky Luke encounters in order to explain their notoriety. If rumours are to be believed Phil de Fer, the original Dalton gang Pat Poker and most specifically Billy the Kid have quite a remarkable body count. In Billy's case it is said that many of his victims were fellow criminals and Luke himself calls him worse than the Daltons (the new ones at least).

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* OffstageVillainy: Used with many of the desperados Lucky Luke encounters in order to explain their notoriety. If rumours are to be believed Phil de Fer, the original Dalton gang gang, Pat Poker and most specifically Billy the Kid have quite a remarkable body count. In Billy's case it is said that many of his victims were fellow criminals and Luke himself calls him worse than the Daltons (the new ones at least).



* SkyCell: "Tortillas for the Daltons" has Joe escape from Luke onto a mesa... only to find that he's trapped on maybe four square feet of dirt. When Luke suggests he come back in a year or so, Joe quickly surrenders.

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* SkyCell: "Tortillas for the Daltons" has Joe escape from Luke onto a mesa... only to find that he's trapped on maybe four square feet of dirt. When Luke suggests he come back in a year or so, Joe (having run out of bullets) quickly surrenders.



* UndersideRide: When a train is derailed, it's revealed a tramp was travelling on the axles.

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* UndersideRide: When a train is derailed, it's usually revealed a tramp was travelling on the axles.



* ValuesDissonance: InUniverse. One episode centered around oilfields has one guy going "I've been had! This field is stuffed full of oil!" back when its value hadn't been discovered.

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* ValuesDissonance: InUniverse. One episode centered around oilfields has one guy going "I've been had! This field is stuffed full of oil!" back when its petroleum's value hadn't been discovered.
18th Mar '17 5:05:23 AM valar55
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To know about the people and tropes Lucky Luke meets in his adventures, go to the WesternCharacters page and start from the top. Seriously, they're all there, gleefully parodied and occasionally played straight. But, while those make for the generic background crowds, one of the main points of the series is the number of historical characters Luke regulary meets and who most of the time take centre space in the story. Over the years they have included Judge Roy Bean (who owns a bar and acts as self-appointed "judge", complete with fake court proceedings, to extort money from locals... and turns out to be harmless, helping Luke against the actual BigBad), UsefulNotes/BillyTheKid (portrayed as an actual, annoying BrattyHalfPint whose defeat consists of a good spanking), UsefulNotes/JesseJames's gang (with Jesse parodied as a delusional RobinHood fan and Frank as a Shakespeare-quoting pseudo-intellectual), UsefulNotes/CalamityJane (with whom Lucky Luke developed a very sweet platonic relationship), Creator/MarkTwain, and Wyatt Earp, among others.

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To know about the people and tropes Lucky Luke meets in his adventures, go to the WesternCharacters page and start from the top. Seriously, they're all there, gleefully parodied and occasionally played straight. But, while those make for the generic background crowds, one of the main points of the series is the number of historical characters Luke regulary regularly meets and who most of the time take centre space center stage in the story. Over the years they have included Judge Roy Bean (who owns a bar and acts as self-appointed "judge", complete with fake court proceedings, to extort money from locals... and turns out to be harmless, helping Luke against the actual BigBad), UsefulNotes/BillyTheKid (portrayed as an actual, annoying BrattyHalfPint whose defeat consists of a good spanking), UsefulNotes/JesseJames's gang (with Jesse parodied as a delusional RobinHood fan and Frank as a Shakespeare-quoting pseudo-intellectual), UsefulNotes/CalamityJane (with whom Lucky Luke developed a very sweet platonic relationship), Creator/MarkTwain, and Wyatt Earp, among others.
11th Feb '17 11:33:55 AM N.Harmonik
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To know about the people and tropes Lucky Luke meets in his adventures, go to the WesternCharacters page and start from the top. Seriously, they're all there, gleefully parodied and occasionally played straight. But, while those make for the generic background crowds, one of the main points of the series is the number of historical characters Luke regulary meets and who most of the time take centre space in the story. Over the years they have included Judge Roy Bean (who owns a bar and acts as self-appointed "judge", complete with fake court proceedings, to extort money from locals... and turns out to be harmless, helping Luke against the actual BigBad), UsefulNotes/BillyTheKid (portrayed as an actual, annoying BrattyHalfPint whose defeat consists of a good spanking), UsefulNotes/JesseJames 's gang (with Jesse parodied as a delusional RobinHood fan and Frank as a Shakespeare-quoting pseudo-intellectual), UsefulNotes/CalamityJane (with whom Lucky Luke developed a very sweet platonic relationship), Creator/MarkTwain, and Wyatt Earp, among others.

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To know about the people and tropes Lucky Luke meets in his adventures, go to the WesternCharacters page and start from the top. Seriously, they're all there, gleefully parodied and occasionally played straight. But, while those make for the generic background crowds, one of the main points of the series is the number of historical characters Luke regulary meets and who most of the time take centre space in the story. Over the years they have included Judge Roy Bean (who owns a bar and acts as self-appointed "judge", complete with fake court proceedings, to extort money from locals... and turns out to be harmless, helping Luke against the actual BigBad), UsefulNotes/BillyTheKid (portrayed as an actual, annoying BrattyHalfPint whose defeat consists of a good spanking), UsefulNotes/JesseJames 's UsefulNotes/JesseJames's gang (with Jesse parodied as a delusional RobinHood fan and Frank as a Shakespeare-quoting pseudo-intellectual), UsefulNotes/CalamityJane (with whom Lucky Luke developed a very sweet platonic relationship), Creator/MarkTwain, and Wyatt Earp, among others.
28th Dec '16 3:49:59 PM Mooncalf
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* TheUnfavorite: Joe Dalton routinely gets the harshest treatment from his mother, while she dotes on Averell constantly. [[spoiler: She later tells Joe that she loves him the most, mostly because he reminds her so much of their father; the only reason she's hard on him is because she expects so much more from him than the others.]]
28th Dec '16 3:07:54 PM Mooncalf
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* AlwaysABiggerFish: Lucky Luke undermines Billy the Kid's fearsome image by setting himself up as an even worse crook.
28th Dec '16 3:04:07 PM Mooncalf
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** Jolly Jumper is a horse Ace.


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** Jolly Jumper tends to get plenty of excuses due to being just that awesome. Rantanplan gets a few thanks to general weirdness.
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