History ComicBook / ScudTheDisposableAssassin

22nd Jun '16 1:22:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Benjamin Franklin Is An Occultist Crime Boss]]

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* [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Benjamin Franklin Is An is an Occultist Crime Boss]]Boss.
22nd Jun '16 1:22:00 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[TheBananaSplits "Uh-oh, Chongo!]] [[PreAssKickingOneLiner It's Danger Island Time!"]]

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** [[TheBananaSplits [[WesternAnimation/TheBananaSplits "Uh-oh, Chongo!]] [[PreAssKickingOneLiner It's Danger Island Time!"]]
20th May '16 7:14:54 AM erforce
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* CaughtUpInTheRapture: The Rapture, apparently, took place right after the release of [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Ghostbusters 2]], and due to Satan never showing up and God refusing to throw the first punch, it ''never ended.''

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* CaughtUpInTheRapture: The Rapture, apparently, took place right after the release of [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Ghostbusters 2]], ''Film/GhostbustersII'', and due to Satan never showing up and God refusing to throw the first punch, it ''never ended.''
7th Dec '15 5:36:40 PM JeremySkunk
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** Scud takes Sussudio to task over this when he finds out that cyborg mafioso Tony Tasty used to date her, prompting her to respond "He's half robot, we had half a relationship."
4th Dec '15 4:38:11 PM nombretomado
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The series originally lasted for 20 issues, published from 1994 to 1998, with the final issue ending in a cliffhanger. Four additional issues appeared in 2008, continuing the original numbering. The #24th issue is so far the finale for the series. There was also a video game released for the SegaSaturn in 1997.

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The series originally lasted for 20 issues, published from 1994 to 1998, with the final issue ending in a cliffhanger. Four additional issues appeared in 2008, continuing the original numbering. The #24th issue is so far the finale for the series. There was also a video game released for the SegaSaturn UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn in 1997.
25th Jan '15 12:45:46 AM Sestren_NK
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Scud the Disposable Assassin is a graphic novel series by Creator/RobSchrab, set in a [[WorldOfWeirdness bizarre]], [[CrapsackWorld hideously amoral world]] where robotic assassins called Scuds are readily available on every streetcorner, and dispensed from vending machines. Scuds are deadly, agile, remorseless, heavily armed... and they explode upon terminating their assigned target, so you never have to worry about incriminating evidence. Our protagonist is just another Scud, hired to clear out a pest control problem, a monstrous creature called Jeff. Realizing that killing Jeff means immediate death, Scud painfully immobilizes Jeff and has her hospitalized. Seeking the necessary cash to keep Jeff's medical bills paid, Scud now has to go freelance, in a world that seems doomed to eternal peril.

The series originally lasted for 20 issues, published from 1994 to 1998. The final issue ended in a cliffhanger. Four additional issues appeared in 2008, continuing the original numbering. The #24th issue is so far the finale for the series. There was also a video game released for the Saturn in 1997.

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Scud the Disposable Assassin is a graphic novel series by Creator/RobSchrab, set in a [[WorldOfWeirdness bizarre]], [[CrapsackWorld hideously amoral world]] where robotic assassins called Scuds are readily available on every streetcorner, street corner, and dispensed from vending machines. Scuds are deadly, agile, remorseless, heavily armed... and they explode upon terminating their assigned target, so you never have to worry about incriminating evidence.

Our protagonist is just another Scud, hired to clear out a pest control problem, a monstrous creature called Jeff. Realizing that killing Jeff means immediate death, death for him as well, Scud instead painfully immobilizes Jeff and has her hospitalized. Seeking the necessary cash to keep Jeff's medical bills paid, paid to keep them both alive, Scud now has to go freelance, in a world that seems doomed to eternal peril.

The series originally lasted for 20 issues, published from 1994 to 1998. The 1998, with the final issue ended ending in a cliffhanger. Four additional issues appeared in 2008, continuing the original numbering. The #24th issue is so far the finale for the series. There was also a video game released for the Saturn SegaSaturn in 1997.



* CreatorBreakdown: This series was actually the result of one, there's a reason that the ending to the series [[spoiler: which is actually quite happy]] is called Death of the Over-Used Muse.



* ScheduleSlip: Years went between the last two issues, however TropesAreNotBad as this gave the creator a chance to give the series the ending it deserved and suffer a kind of inverse creator breakdown.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: According to the author the series was going to have a DownerEnding where Scud commited suicide and destroyed the world. [[spoiler: When the series went on a hiatus, the author grew out of his "angry little boy" phase and rethought his life and the comic. He thus decided to give Scud and everybody else a happy ending that basically told readers to tell depression to go fuck itself.]]
22nd Dec '14 6:22:55 PM Magitek111
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The series originally lasted for 20 issues, published from 1994 to 1998. The final issue ended in a cliffhanger. Four additional issues appeared in 2008, continuing the original numbering. The #24th issue is so far the finale for the series.

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The series originally lasted for 20 issues, published from 1994 to 1998. The final issue ended in a cliffhanger. Four additional issues appeared in 2008, continuing the original numbering. The #24th issue is so far the finale for the series.
series. There was also a video game released for the Saturn in 1997.
21st Oct '14 8:50:04 PM cthulette
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* BigBad: Voo-Doo Ben.
** [[spoiler: BiggerBad: System.]]



* DecoyProtagonist: Issue 3 of ''Tales of the Vending Machine'' starts out with a group of children reading a forbidden tome, then [[spoiler:it reveals that they are actually demons in Hell and the focus switches to an angel that they inadvertantly stranded there, who murders the demons and orders a Heartless 666 Scud to accompany him. '''Then''', the angel gets gunned down]] and the focus stays with Heartless 666 for the rest of the story.

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* DecoyProtagonist: Issue 3 of ''Tales of the Vending Machine'' starts out with a group of children reading a forbidden tome, then [[spoiler:it reveals that they are actually demons in Hell and the focus switches to an angel that they inadvertantly inadvertently stranded there, who murders the demons and orders a Heartless 666 Scud to accompany him. '''Then''', the angel gets gunned down]] and the focus stays with Heartless 666 for the rest of the story.



* EldritchAbomination: Just about every non-human could qualify do to how downright bizarre they look. [[spoiler:But special mention has to go the HorsemenOfTheApocalypse who's ranks include the already mentioned [[MixAndMatchCritter Jeff,]] a Jason Voorhees-esque serial killer who [[AmbiguouslyHuman may or may not be human,]] a giant worm with the head of a dog and multiple breasts, and a...[[BuffySpeak thing]] that has what can only be described as a ''city on fire'' as it's main body.]]

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* EldritchAbomination: Just about every non-human could qualify do to how downright bizarre they look. [[spoiler:But special mention has to go the HorsemenOfTheApocalypse who's whose ranks include the already mentioned [[MixAndMatchCritter Jeff,]] a Jason Voorhees-esque serial killer who [[AmbiguouslyHuman may or may not be human,]] a giant worm with the head of a dog and multiple breasts, and a...[[BuffySpeak thing]] that has what can only be described as a ''city on fire'' as it's main body.]]



* {{Mooks}} : Played with in Issues 21 and 22 Voodoo Ben has purchased Scudco, the company that made the main protagonist. As a result, he has a near unending supply of Scud's, some the same model as our hero. The end result is a montage of Scud kicking the crap out of himself.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Jeff is part squid, part plug, part mousetrap, part something or other. She can also replace missing limbs with anything she finds nearby; at her highest point, she was part squid, part plug, part horse, part piano, part, crocodile with a chaingun in its mouth, part clown puppet holding a buzzsaw, and part whatever the hell the rest of her is.

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* {{Mooks}} : Played with in Issues 21 and 22 22; Voodoo Ben has purchased Scudco, the company that made the main protagonist. As a result, he has a near unending supply of Scud's, some the same model as our hero. The end result is a montage of Scud kicking the crap out of himself.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Jeff is part squid, part plug, part mousetrap, part something or other. She can also replace missing limbs with anything she finds nearby; at her highest point, she was part squid, part plug, part horse, part piano, part, part crocodile with a chaingun in its mouth, part clown puppet holding a buzzsaw, and part whatever the hell the rest of her is.


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* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Scud and Sussudio argue whether the time traveling Horse, which sends them to a new location and disappears each time, functions based on either this or on a 12-hour time limit. [[spoiler:After it sends them to Tony Tastey's wedding, where they spend much less than 12 hours and don't solve anyone's problems, they don't know what to say.]]
-->'''Scud''': [[spoiler:[[MediumAwareness You're on your own, fellas.]]]]
21st Oct '14 8:33:25 PM cthulette
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* BagOfHolding: Drywall, along with his brothers, Mess and System.

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* BagOfHolding: Drywall, along with his brothers, Mess and System. [[spoiler:All of them were commissioned by Satan himself to collect all material items in the world after the Rapture begins. System decided to take it the extra mile and collect ''everything, starting with Satan.'']]



* CerebusSyndrome

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* CerebusSyndromeCerebusSyndrome: Enters this around issue 20, then [[spoiler:manages to undo itself by 24.]]



* DecoyProtagonist: Issue 3 of ''Tales of the Vending Machine'' starts out with a group of children reading a forbidden tome, then [[spoiler:it reveals that they are actually demons in Hell and the focus switches to an angel that they inadvertantly stranded there. '''Then''', the angel gets gunned down]] and the focus stays with Heartless 666 for the rest of the story.

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* DecoyProtagonist: Issue 3 of ''Tales of the Vending Machine'' starts out with a group of children reading a forbidden tome, then [[spoiler:it reveals that they are actually demons in Hell and the focus switches to an angel that they inadvertantly stranded there. there, who murders the demons and orders a Heartless 666 Scud to accompany him. '''Then''', the angel gets gunned down]] and the focus stays with Heartless 666 for the rest of the story.story.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Sussudio gets no flak for tying Scud to a bed and raping him (inasmuch as a robot without genitals can be raped). Then again, a lot of crimes are committed in this world without consequences.



* GunsAkimbo: With ''[[UpToEleven four guns]]'', in one issue.

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* GunsAkimbo: With ''[[UpToEleven four guns]]'', in one issue. Two in each hand.



* ICannotSelfTerminate: The Scud Sol. Not because it's not programmed to; because its armor is too durable for even its own weapons to pierce.



* MoralityDial: The Contempt Meter which measures Scud's sadism.

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* MoralityDial: The Contempt Meter which measures Scud's sadism. Set it at one, get the job done. Set it at ten, never see them again.



* [[spoiler:RageAgainstTheHeavens]]: The Seraphim try to invoke this by [[spoiler: killing Sussudio in front of Scud, expecting that killing the only thing he really cares about would drive him into an omnicidal depression]]

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* [[spoiler:RageAgainstTheHeavens]]: The Seraphim try to invoke this by [[spoiler: killing Sussudio in front of Scud, expecting that killing the only thing he really cares about would drive him into an omnicidal depression]]depression.]]
** [[spoiler: A smaller interior example also took place when the Seraphim overthrew God and took over heaven.]]



* SpinOff: Two of them. ''El Cosa Nostroid'', about the mafiosi Scud meets in the beginning of the store, and ''Tales From the Vending Machine'', charting the stories of various different Scud units.



* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:Drywall.]]

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* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:Drywall.[[spoiler:Drywall, in the ten years Scud was in stasis.]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The giant robot Scud and the mafiosi hijack is never seen again. Neither is the giant gatling gun Scud uses on the Grittites. This tends to happen a lot.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The giant robot Scud and the mafiosi hijack is never seen again. Neither is the giant gatling gun Scud uses on the Grittites. This tends to happen a lot.Grittites is never seen again.
5th Aug '14 4:28:10 PM notahandle
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* CaughtUpInTheRapture: The Rapture, apparently, took place right after the release of Ghostbusters 2, and due to Satan never showing up and God refusing to throw the first punch, it ''never ended.''

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* CaughtUpInTheRapture: The Rapture, apparently, took place right after the release of [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Ghostbusters 2, 2]], and due to Satan never showing up and God refusing to throw the first punch, it ''never ended.''
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