History Comicbook / SpirouAndFantasio

7th Aug '17 12:55:42 PM fruitstripegum
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* ThemeMobile: Whatever Zorglub invents is invariably named as Zorg-something, which gives us the zorglumobile and the zorgcopter (and the zorgwave, zorgspeak, the Zorgmen...).



* ThemeMobile: Whatever Zorglub invents is invariably named as Zorg-something, which gives us the zorglumobile and the zorgcopter (and the zorgwave, zorgspeak, the Zorgmen...).
7th Aug '17 12:53:04 PM fruitstripegum
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* ApocalypticLog: in ''La Vallée des Bannis'', Spirou finds a [[AllThereInTheManual very helpful]] notebook from a previous explorer. [[spoiler:Subverted: the guy has actually survived all these years and helps our heroes escape from afar.]]



* ArchEnemy: Zantafio
** Zorglub is a weird mix of this and FriendlyEnemy with Champignac, at least until he pulls a HeelFaceTurn.



* ApocalypticLog: in ''La Vallée des Bannis'', Spirou finds a [[AllThereInTheManual very helpful]] notebook from a previous explorer. [[spoiler:Subverted: the guy has actually survived all these years and helps our heroes escape from afar.]]
* ArchEnemy: Zantafio
** Zorglub is a weird mix of this and FriendlyEnemy with Champignac, at least until he pulls a HeelFaceTurn.
28th Jul '17 12:37:33 AM Medinoc
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''Spirou et Fantasio'' (''Spirou and Fantasio'') is one of the most successful [[FrancoBelgianComics Belgian comic book]] adventure series, spawning various spin-off series and two {{Animated Adaptation}}s.

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''Spirou et Fantasio'' (''Spirou and Fantasio'') is one of the most successful [[FrancoBelgianComics Belgian comic book]] adventure series, spawning various spin-off series and two {{Animated Adaptation}}s.
Adaptation}}s (one in 1992-1995, the other in 2009).
27th Jul '17 2:56:56 PM Medinoc
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* ScrewballSerum: The Count once unwittingly drank a toxic drug (actually, an extracted unstable residue from his superintellicence booster drug) of his own design, which turned him into a psychopatic prankster.

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* ScrewballSerum: The Count once unwittingly drank has invented a toxic drug (actually, an extracted unstable residue from his superintellicence booster drug) drug, the "X4", that had the unfortunate side-effect of his own design, causing some psychedelic episodes. In ''La Peur au Bout du Fil'', the Count conducted a successful experiment to "purify" X4, but was distracted by phone and unwittingly drank the residue, which turned him into a psychopatic prankster.



* SuperSerum: One of the Count's first inventions is a serum that, when injected, grants superhuman strength for a time.

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* SuperSerum: One of the Count's first inventions is the "X1", a serum that, that when injected, injected grants superhuman strength for a time.
27th Jul '17 2:48:47 PM Medinoc
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* CensorBox: In ''Le gri-gri du Nikolo-Koba'', the diamond of Koli can make people disappear (they come back when it is placed in its special sheath), but it doesn't affect clothes. When a male villain is returned, the frame includes a narrator box with a pointless line (which reads "this is a white square"), conveniently waist-height.

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* CensorBox: In ''Le gri-gri du Nikolo-Koba'', the diamond of Koli can make people disappear (they come back when it is placed in its special sheath), but it doesn't affect clothes. When a male villain is returned, the frame includes a narrator box with a pointless line (which reads "this is a white square"), conveniently waist-height. This may be an allusion to the ''carré blanc'' that was used for thirty years on French TV to signal programs that may feature content inappropriate for children.
27th Jul '17 2:41:36 PM Medinoc
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* RoguesGallery: Not so much the comic -- which had a greater variety of plots and more one-off villains -- but the 1992 animated series was fond of recurring antagonists, particularly Vito Cortizone and Cyanure.
19th Jun '17 1:33:42 PM GrammarNavi
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* BittersweetEnding: In ''Le Groom vert-de-gris'' Spirou is saved from [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi guards]] by a Jewish girl. A few short years later, UsefulNotes/{{WWII}} has ended and he decides to ask her out. However, he learns that [[FinalSolution guards had put her on a train and nobody knows where she is or why they took her.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: In ''Le Groom vert-de-gris'' Spirou is saved from [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi guards]] by a Jewish girl. A few short years later, UsefulNotes/{{WWII}} UsefulNotes/WorldWarII has ended and he decides to ask her out. However, he learns that [[FinalSolution guards had put her on a train and nobody knows where she is or why they took her.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In ''Le Journal d'un ingénu'', Spirou's suggestion settles peace between the Polish and [[ThoseWackyNazis the Nazis]], therefore averting war. However, Fantasio was looking for a big story and angered the Nazi negotiator. This prompted him to retaliate by calling off the peace proposal. Congratulations Fantasio, you just caused UsefulNotes/{{WWII}}.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In ''Le Journal d'un ingénu'', Spirou's suggestion settles peace between the Polish and [[ThoseWackyNazis the Nazis]], therefore averting war. However, Fantasio was looking for a big story and angered the Nazi negotiator. This prompted him to retaliate by calling off the peace proposal. Congratulations Fantasio, you just caused UsefulNotes/{{WWII}}.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.



** In ''Le Groom vert-de-gris'', which take place during UsefulNotes/{{WWII}} era, Fantasio wakes up in bed with Wehrmacht officer Ursula Chickengrüber getting dressed for work.

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** In ''Le Groom vert-de-gris'', which take place during UsefulNotes/{{WWII}} [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]] era, Fantasio wakes up in bed with Wehrmacht officer Ursula Chickengrüber getting dressed for work.
10th Jun '17 4:47:12 AM jormis29
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* BittersweetEnding: In ''Le Groom vert-de-gris'' Spirou is saved from [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi guards]] by a Jewish girl. A few short years later, {{WWII}} has ended and he decides to ask her out. However, he learns that [[FinalSolution guards had put her on a train and nobody knows where she is or why they took her.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: In ''Le Groom vert-de-gris'' Spirou is saved from [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi guards]] by a Jewish girl. A few short years later, {{WWII}} UsefulNotes/{{WWII}} has ended and he decides to ask her out. However, he learns that [[FinalSolution guards had put her on a train and nobody knows where she is or why they took her.]]



** In ''Le Groom vert-de-gris'', which take place during WWII era, Fantasio wakes up in bed with Wehrmacht officer Ursula Chickengrüber getting dressed for work.

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** In ''Le Groom vert-de-gris'', which take place during WWII UsefulNotes/{{WWII}} era, Fantasio wakes up in bed with Wehrmacht officer Ursula Chickengrüber getting dressed for work.
2nd Jun '17 12:39:45 PM StFan
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* ButtMonkey

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* ButtMonkeyTheBusCameBack: In 2013, Dupuis purchased the company Marsu Productions, which had the rights to Franquin's creations like Gaston and the Marsupilami. Since then, they have started re-appearing together with Spirou and Fantasio in promo images and suchlike. Most notably, in the 75th-anniversary issue of ''Spirou'', Marsupilami made a surprise appearance in a four-page story named ''[[http://spiroureporter.net/2014/12/02/scanlation-sunday-the-account-of-chompignac/#more-3719 Le Conte de Champignap]].'' He reappears in the series proper in book #55, ''Wrath of the Marsupilami'', with an explanation to where he's been all this time, and, more importantly, why nobody commented on his absence. [[spoiler:Turns out Zantafio used the Zorg-Ray to make the main characters forget about him. The Marsupilami is rather pissed about it.]]
* ButtMonkey:



* TheCameo: ''Le Groom vert-de-gris'' is full of them. From old Spirou characters to [[{{Tintin}} Tintin, Snowie, Müller]], [[ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer Captain Francis Blake]] and [[FrancoBelgianComics other early 20th century Franco-Belgian characters]].

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* TheCameo: ''Le Groom vert-de-gris'' is full of them. From old Spirou characters to [[{{Tintin}} [[Franchise/{{Tintin}} Tintin, Snowie, Müller]], [[ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer Captain Francis Blake]] and [[FrancoBelgianComics other early 20th century Franco-Belgian characters]].



* CaptainCrash: Madflying the Australian pilot-for-hire in ''Kodo le Tyran'' and ''Des haricots partout''.

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* CaptainCrash: Madflying Madflying, the Australian pilot-for-hire in ''Kodo le Tyran'' and ''Des haricots partout''.



* CharacterDevelopment[=/=]CharacterizationMarchesOn: Early in Franquin's run, Fantasio shifted from a total goofball to TheComicallySerious. With the obvious irony of later having to handle total goofball Gaston Lagaffe.
* CharacterTics: Franquin era Spirou had a tendency to [[https://31.media.tumblr.com/18c19aba99cc79e93f4d4cf4b0f6bae3/tumblr_inline_mydke0iBkZ1rkcgsl.png chew on things]] and [[https://31.media.tumblr.com/733b45d35633546cc898cd9bccad708a/tumblr_inline_mydkehSTjC1rkcgsl.png fidget with his foot]] when agitated or anxious.
* TheChewToy: Fantasio in several of the Tome & Janry stories. If a leg needs to be broken, you can bet it'll be his. Also in many Franquin stories. The premise of several of them are based on "Bad shit happens to Fantasio" or feature a huge element of this in the story. A recurring plot is to have Fantasio be the victim of events outside his control. See ''La Mauvaise Tête''[[note]]He's framed for theft. Its Dutch title translates to "beware, Fantasio".[[/note]], ''Les Héritiers''[[note]]He is set to inherit a fortune, needs to take part in challenges to get it vs his evil cousin. And the inheritance isn't what he thinks it is.[[/note]], ''Z comme Zorglub''[[note]]He breaks his foot, gets kidnapped and then gets brainwashed[[/note]]... That makes him turn [[GenreSavvy Genre Savvy]] when submitted to madness by the mosquito of ''La Vallée des Bannis''.

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* CharacterDevelopment[=/=]CharacterizationMarchesOn: CharacterizationMarchesOn: Early in Franquin's run, Fantasio shifted from a total goofball to TheComicallySerious. With the obvious irony of later having to handle total goofball Gaston Lagaffe.
* CharacterTics: Franquin era Franquin-era Spirou had a tendency to [[https://31.media.tumblr.com/18c19aba99cc79e93f4d4cf4b0f6bae3/tumblr_inline_mydke0iBkZ1rkcgsl.png chew on things]] and [[https://31.media.tumblr.com/733b45d35633546cc898cd9bccad708a/tumblr_inline_mydkehSTjC1rkcgsl.png fidget with his foot]] when agitated or anxious.
* TheChewToy: TheChewToy:
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Fantasio in several of the Tome & Janry stories. If a leg needs to be broken, you can bet it'll be his. Also in many Franquin stories. The premise of several of them are based on "Bad shit happens to Fantasio" or feature a huge element of this in the story. A recurring plot is to have Fantasio be the victim of events outside his control. See ''La Mauvaise Tête''[[note]]He's framed for theft. Its Dutch title translates to "beware, Fantasio".[[/note]], ''Les Héritiers''[[note]]He is set to inherit a fortune, needs to take part in challenges to get it vs his evil cousin. And the inheritance isn't what he thinks it is.[[/note]], ''Z comme Zorglub''[[note]]He breaks his foot, gets kidnapped and then gets brainwashed[[/note]]... That makes him turn [[GenreSavvy Genre Savvy]] when submitted to madness by the mosquito of ''La Vallée des Bannis''.



** TheBusCameBack: In 2013, Dupuis purchased the company Marsu Productions, which had the rights to Franquin creations like Gaston and the Marsupilami. Since then, they have started re-appearing together with Spirou and Fantasio in promo images and suchlike. Most notably, in the 75th-anniversary issue of ''Spirou'' Marsupilami made a surprise appearance in a four-page story named ''[[http://spiroureporter.net/2014/12/02/scanlation-sunday-the-account-of-chompignac/#more-3719 La Conte de Champignap]].'' He reappears in the series proper in book #55, ''Wrath of the Marsupilami'', with an explanation to where he's been all this time, and, more importantly, why nobody commented on his absence. [[spoiler:Turns out Zantafio used the Zorg-Ray to make the main characters forget about him. The Marsupilami is rather pissed about it.]]



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [[PunnyName Basile de Koch]], CEO of Farmarm in ''Virus''.
** And the Viper from ''Dans les griffes de la Viper''.
* CrapsackWorld: ''La Vallée des Bannis'' features a LostWorld with EverythingTryingToKillYou (including liberal amounts of SchmuckBait). If you manage to survive the initial confusion, the madness mosquitoes will turn most of you into raving maniacs all killing each other.
** Also demonstrated to be true for the rest of the world in ''Dans les griffes de la Viper'', where a clique of extremely powerful people is revealed who can launch and win frivolous lawsuits, rewrite laws, force people into contracts that essentially equate to slavery, and set the CIA on random people; all to serve shallow whims.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: CorruptCorporateExecutive:
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[[PunnyName Basile de Koch]], CEO of Farmarm in ''Virus''.
** And the Viper from ''Dans les griffes de la Viper''.
Vipère''.
* CrapsackWorld: CrapsackWorld:
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''La Vallée des Bannis'' features a LostWorld with EverythingTryingToKillYou (including liberal amounts of SchmuckBait). If you manage to survive the initial confusion, the madness mosquitoes will turn most of you into raving maniacs all killing each other.
** Also demonstrated to be true for the rest of the world in ''Dans les griffes de la Viper'', Vipère'', where a clique of extremely powerful people is revealed who can launch and win frivolous lawsuits, rewrite laws, force people into contracts that essentially equate to slavery, and set the CIA on random people; all to serve shallow whims.



* DarkerAndEdgier: A general trend for the series as a whole, and inside nearly each creative run. ''Machine qui rêve'', Tome & Janry's last album, tried reinventing the series as an ultra-serious (and decompressed) techno-thriller. It didn't work.
** The early episodes drawn by Franquin were actually quite dark at times, with violent deaths, doomsday devices, and borderline horrific scenes (lightened with absurd resolutions), up to and including [[spoiler:torture scenes in ''QRN sur Bretzelburg'' complete edition]]
* DeadpanSnarker

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* DarkerAndEdgier: DarkerAndEdgier:
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A general trend for the series as a whole, and inside nearly each creative run. ''Machine qui rêve'', Tome & Janry's last album, tried reinventing the series as an ultra-serious (and decompressed) techno-thriller. It didn't work.
** The early episodes drawn by Franquin were actually quite dark at times, with violent deaths, doomsday devices, and borderline horrific scenes (lightened with absurd resolutions), up to and including [[spoiler:torture scenes in ''QRN sur Bretzelburg'' complete edition]]
edition]].
* DeadpanSnarkerDeadpanSnarker:
4th Feb '17 9:42:48 AM Medinoc
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* BlackLikeMe: Played anviliciously straight in ''Le Rayon noir'', when Spirou is turned black by some of the count's phlebotinium. Though pretty hilariously, after half of the town's been turned black and back, people comments how the milkman is ''still'' black. His answer: "But I've always been!"

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* BlackLikeMe: Played anviliciously straight in ''Le Rayon noir'', when Spirou is turned black by some of the count's phlebotinium.phlebotinium (in the album, in addition to darkening his skin and hair, it turns the latter curly and makes his lips thicker; the animated version only keeps the palette swap). Though pretty hilariously, after half of the town's been turned black and back, people comments how the milkman is ''still'' black. His answer: "But I've always been!"
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