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11th May '18 11:24:09 PM UltramarineAlizarin
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* ActionSurvivor: Tyler. [[spoiler:Although, as time goes by, he is slowly approaching BadassNormal. He's already running toward danger of his own volition.]]



* AnimalEyeSpy: The Flea and insects.



* AuthorAvatar: While there haven't been any explicit versions of the author himself in the series, Miss Kyle is modeled after his wife.



* BadassLongcoat: Cecil Holmes. The longcoat becomes Badass unto itself as well as making Cecil Badass.
* BadassNormal:
** The Revenant, Tyler's mentor (who bears a [[CaptainErsatz striking resemblance]] to Franchise/{{Batman}}[=/=]ComicBook/MoonKnight, right down to most powered heroes not trusting him or thinking he's crazy).
** Tyler himself can be considered a BadassNormal in training. (A time-travel storyline offers a glimpse of his adult self in which he's Revenant's partner.)



* BunglingInventor: Angie. In a variation, her gadgets all work, but they're ''too powerful''. TimTaylorTechnology is her Hat.
* ButtMonkey:
** Zodon. He ''deserves'' it.
** Tyler has moments of this as well, but in his case, it's more to [[TrainingFromHell toughen him up]].
* CapeWings: Cecil



* TheChessmaster:
** The Revenant is involved with practically every storyline in the comic one way or another, although so far he's avoided trying to bring them all together.
** [[spoiler:The Headmaster is in the middle of a decades-long project to prevent the destruction of Earth by a future metahuman arms race, and founded Praetorian as one way to prevent it. He currently looks to be using the Von Foggs as pawns in his scheme.]]



* TheComicallySerious: American Eagle during her tenure with Tyler's impromptu "superhero team".



* ConspiracyTheorist: Cecil Holmes. He actually gets pretty close to figuring out the truth about [=PS238=], but Tyler derails him with alien stuff. Ironically, Cecil can unconsciously detect superpowered beings (who he thinks are aliens) unless they are, in fact, aliens. He thinks Propero, the resident alien kid, is a normal, if weird and foreign, kid.



* CoolPet: Argo the super-dog

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* CoolPet: Argo the super-dogsuper-dog.



* DaddysLittleVillain: [[spoiler:Alexandria Von Fogg, Victor's sister and a student at the Praetorian Academy.]]
* DeadpanSnarker:
** Zodon
** Miss Kyle resorts to it sometimes:
--->'''Victor Von Fogg:''' (''to Zodon'') You will '''pay''' for this, '''oh''', yes...\\
'''Miss Kyle:''' Let's keep the vendettas down to a dull roar, okay?
** The Singularity:
--->'''Singularity:''' Approach, chosen of Argos, chosen of the Emerald Ones!\\

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* DaddysLittleVillain: [[spoiler:Alexandria Von Fogg, Victor's sister and a student at the Praetorian Academy.]]
* DeadpanSnarker:
** Zodon
** Miss Kyle resorts
DeadpanSnarker: Several characters are prone to it sometimes:
--->'''Victor Von Fogg:''' (''to Zodon'') You will '''pay''' for
this, '''oh''', yes...\\
'''Miss Kyle:''' Let's keep
even the vendettas down to a dull roar, okay?
** The
Singularity:
--->'''Singularity:''' -->'''Singularity:''' Approach, chosen of Argos, chosen of the Emerald Ones!\\



* DumbMuscle: Bernard



* EvilChancellor: [[spoiler:Dax-Ra]]
7th Apr '18 10:39:59 AM StFan
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* OutsourcingFate: The PowersThatBe, with the time-traveler Tom acting as its agent, needs to decide whether humans should continue to gain Metahuman Powers, or if superpowers should gradually fade and disappear into myth - until next time the choice has to be made. But Tom isn't the one who'll make the choice - he merely chooses WHO gets to choose, and he picks Tyler Marlocke, the only normal boy in the 'School for Metaprodigies'. In the end, while he gets to summon various acquaintances to get their opinion of the issue, it's up to Tyler to decide whether superpowers should continue to exist. This has happened many times in the past, explaining why myths and legends are so full of impossible magic and heroes. Spell Syrin is from one of those older eras.
-->'''Spell Syrin:''' I was put in stasis, to sleep until the power would finally return for good.
-->'''Tyler:''' Yeah, sorry that took so long.
-->'''Spell Syrin:''' What?

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* OutsourcingFate: The PowersThatBe, with the time-traveler Tom acting as its their agent, needs need to decide whether humans should continue to gain Metahuman Powers, or if superpowers should gradually fade and disappear into myth - -- until next time the choice has to be made. But Tom isn't the one who'll make the choice - -- he merely chooses WHO ''who'' gets to choose, and he picks Tyler Marlocke, the only normal boy in the 'School "School for Metaprodigies'.Metaprodigies". In the end, while he gets to summon various acquaintances to get their opinion of the issue, it's up to Tyler to decide whether superpowers should continue to exist. This has happened many times in the past, explaining why myths and legends are so full of impossible magic and heroes. Spell Syrin is from one of those older eras.
-->'''Spell Syrin:''' I was put in stasis, to sleep until the power would finally return for good.
-->'''Tyler:'''
good.\\
'''Tyler:'''
Yeah, sorry that took so long.
-->'''Spell
long.\\
'''Spell
Syrin:''' What?



* ParentalNeglect: Tyler. His parents largely ignore him for the majority of the plot, later [[spoiler:forgetting about him completely in favor of his actually super-powered clone-slash-brother, Toby. Toby is the only one who actually cares for Tyler at all, and actually attempts to help him at several points, including when Tyler was stuck on the Argosian starship millions of lightyears from home. Toby replaced Tyler with a construct that was implied to be barely anything like Tyler, and acted "Odd". The worst part? HIS PARENTS NEVER NOTICED.]]

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* ParentalNeglect: ParentalNeglect:
**
Tyler. His parents largely ignore him for the majority of the plot, later [[spoiler:forgetting about him completely in favor of his actually super-powered clone-slash-brother, Toby. Toby is the only one who actually cares for Tyler at all, and actually attempts to help him at several points, including when Tyler was stuck on the Argosian starship millions of lightyears from home. Toby replaced Tyler with a construct that was implied to be barely anything like Tyler, and acted "Odd". The worst part? HIS PARENTS NEVER NOTICED.]]
7th Apr '18 9:05:31 AM Discar
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* OurGhostsAreDifferent

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%%* OurGhostsAreDifferent
* OurGhostsAreDifferentOutsourcingFate: The PowersThatBe, with the time-traveler Tom acting as its agent, needs to decide whether humans should continue to gain Metahuman Powers, or if superpowers should gradually fade and disappear into myth - until next time the choice has to be made. But Tom isn't the one who'll make the choice - he merely chooses WHO gets to choose, and he picks Tyler Marlocke, the only normal boy in the 'School for Metaprodigies'. In the end, while he gets to summon various acquaintances to get their opinion of the issue, it's up to Tyler to decide whether superpowers should continue to exist. This has happened many times in the past, explaining why myths and legends are so full of impossible magic and heroes. Spell Syrin is from one of those older eras.
-->'''Spell Syrin:''' I was put in stasis, to sleep until the power would finally return for good.
-->'''Tyler:''' Yeah, sorry that took so long.
-->'''Spell Syrin:''' What?
7th Mar '18 2:21:03 PM Wanderwolf
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* TrackingDevice: Moon Shadow has some to stick onto things, given by the Revenant, and Zodon has a [[http://ps238.nodwick.com/comic/07042007/ homing beacon]] in his floating chair that he's in, all the time.

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* TrackingDevice: Moon Shadow has some to stick onto things, given by the Revenant, and Zodon has a [[http://ps238.nodwick.com/comic/07042007/ homing beacon]] in his floating chair that he's in, all the time. [[spoiler: Actually, the homing beacon is in Tyler's decoder ring. The school's techno-wiz [[{{Troll}} just wants Zodon to go nuts trying to find it]].]]
1st Mar '18 10:03:49 PM JoeMerl
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* GirlsHaveCooties: [[http://ps238.nodwick.com/comic/2018-02-24/ This is NOT just a conspiracy theory]].
7th Dec '17 11:36:26 AM SeptimusHeap
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Created by Aaron Williams, who is also known as the maker of ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' and ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'' -- all of which can be viewed on [[http://www.nodwick.com/ Nodwick dot com]] -- it has been described as "Take the kids from [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Springfield Elementary]], give them ComicBook/{{X-Men}} powers, and send 'em to [[Franchise/HarryPotter Hogwarts]]."

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Created by Aaron Williams, who is also known as the maker of ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' and ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'' -- all of which can be viewed on [[http://www.nodwick.com/ Nodwick dot com]] -- it has been described as "Take the kids from [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Springfield Elementary]], give them ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen powers, and send 'em to [[Franchise/HarryPotter Hogwarts]]."
15th Nov '17 12:28:44 AM Scraggle
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Name a superhero-related trope. ''Any'' superhero-related trope.
7th Nov '17 1:26:28 AM StFan
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** Another interpretation of that is that that much energy might cause Green Gauntlet to self-detonate.
6th Nov '17 11:54:58 AM God_of_Dreams
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** Another interpretation of that is that that much energy might cause Green Gauntlet to self-detonate.
9th Oct '17 9:48:02 AM hullflyer
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** [[http://ps238.nodwick.com/?p=907 Don't rip Julie Finsters' cape]].

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** [[http://ps238.nodwick.com/?p=907 Don't rip Julie Finsters' cape]]. Justified in that due to the way it's made, once broken it can't be repaired, and her family can't afford another one (another part of it is that her mother apparently worked ''very''hard to earn the money to buy the first one).
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