History Comicbook / Zot

13th Nov '17 10:47:39 AM fruitstripegum
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* WordOfGay: A reader brought up the possibility that the dead Prince Drufus had been gay; [=McCloud=] [[AscendedFanon liked the idea and said "sure"]].
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Woody is based heavily on Scott [=McCloud=]. Pretty much Woody's entire circle of friends are based on [=McCloud=]'s experiences, including a line he overheard on a bus and used on the comic.
25th Sep '17 9:03:06 PM PaulA
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* CuckooNest

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* CuckooNestCuckooNest: In "Season of Dreams", Jenny gets trapped inside gigantic robot called Zybox, which induces her into an artificial dream in which Zot and all her adventures with him were just mere delusions caused by a severe depression after the divorce of her parents.
25th Sep '17 8:53:59 PM PaulA
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* CreatorCameo: Scott [=McCloud=] shows up in and narrates the final few pages of ''Zot''.
4th Aug '17 2:39:09 PM Roo
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* BalefulPolymorph: Butch is turned into a monkey by the De-evolutionaries at the end of the first issue. Though he can still talk in English thanks to a translator chip invented by Max, he stays a monkey throughout much of the series; while he turns back to human when returning to his own world, the moment he sets foot in Zot's world a second time he's a monkey again. He gets used to it after a while.
30th Apr '17 11:29:34 PM meanmetalmario
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Jenny is barefoot frequently. The very first panel of the comic has her walking barefoot through her neighbourhood. Even after she travels to Zot's world, she doesn't put on shoes until several issues later when she changes her outfit entirely. In a later issue, a distraught Jenny runs out of her house barefoot with an inch of snow on the ground. Her mom tells her to put on a ''coat'' but says nothing about shoes.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Jenny is barefoot frequently. The very first panel of the comic has her walking barefoot through around her neighbourhood. Even after she travels to Zot's world, she doesn't put on shoes until several issues later when she changes her outfit entirely. In a later issue, a distraught Jenny runs out of her house barefoot during winter with an inch of snow on the ground. Her mom tells her to put on a ''coat'' but says nothing about shoes.shoes, evidently having come to accept that there's no point in trying to get her to wear any.[[note]]Also this scene was AllJustADream anyway.[[/note]]
8th Apr '17 8:01:58 AM Roo
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* ADayInTheLimelight: The "Earth Stories" focus more on Jenny's friends from school. Issues 30 through 34 all have a different viewpoint character: Jenny's mother, Ronnie, Brandy, Terry and Woody.



* BrilliantButLazy: Jenny sums up George this way; he's smarter than anyone but doesn't seem to bother to do well in school. [[spoiler: In reality, he's actually working pretty hard to get straight Ds, because acing every subject would be ''too easy'' for him.]]



* TheDitz: Brandy is introduced as one. The truth turns out to be... a little more complicated.



* DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm: Zot, He even directly names the trope in the penultimate issue.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Zot is blond, and pretty much the nicest guy in the universe. From a flashback sequence in issue #4, it's pretty clear that he inherited both the hair and the sweet nature from his father.

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Zot is blond, and pretty much the nicest guy in the universe. From a flashback sequence in issue #4, it's pretty clear that he inherited both the hair and the sweet nature from his father.


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* HiddenDepths: Just about every single character from the "Earth" stories.


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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname:
** Only Peabody calls Zot by his full name, Zachary. Most others just call him "Zot," though Max, Vic, Digger and Hacker tend to call him "Zach."
** Butch's real name is "Horton," but nobody excepts his mother calls him that.


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* ParentsAsPeople: Over the course of the series, Butch and Jenny's parents don't always come across in the best light. They seem somewhat neglectful and do questionable things at times, but they do have their own problems and are ultimately portrayed as trying to do the right thing, just not having a clue what the "right thing" is. Jenny is more forgiving of them than Butch is.


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* StepfordSmiler:
** There are hints, early on that Zot may be one -- though it's ultimately subverted. While he has a tendency to act happy in dire situation, it's just because he's a naturally upbeat and optimistic person. When life slaps him in the face, he more often gets dejected, sad or angry until he's worked through the issues.
** Brandy, however, is a straight example. The worse her life sucks, the more cheerful and ditzy she acts. It's not until Ronnie does something really nice for her that she breaks down and cries.


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* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: In a slightly meta and ironic issue during the "Earth Stories." Ronnie, who's the viewpoint character for the issue, really wants to write superhero stories, but has problems getting anyone's interest. When his mother suggests he try to write something a little more familiar, and that his own life might be just as interesting as a superhero's, he responds by saying "who the hell would want to read about me?"
8th Apr '17 4:11:41 AM Roo
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* DemotedToExtra: Vic, who's a major character in the color series, and plays semi-major parts in the early black-and-white series, gets moved increasingly OutOfFocus as the series goes on.
7th Apr '17 4:39:01 PM Roo
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* AffectionateNickname: Butch tends to call Zot "Blondie." It starts as an insult, but soon becomes good-natured.


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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Zot is blond, and pretty much the nicest guy in the universe. From a flashback sequence in issue #4, it's pretty clear that he inherited both the hair and the sweet nature from his father.
7th Apr '17 3:15:16 PM Roo
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* CharacterDevelopment: Most of the characters show some growth during the course of the series, though none more than Butch. He starts the series as an obnoxious, immature {{Jerkass,}} but during the first story arc develops into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. Over the course of the rest of the series, he matures greatly and becomes downright heroic in his own right... even if he still has a bit of an obnoxious edge.

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* CharacterDevelopment: Most of the characters show some growth during the course of the series, though none more than Butch. He starts the series as an obnoxious, immature {{Jerkass,}} {{Jerkass}}, but during the first story arc develops into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. Over the course of the rest of the series, he matures greatly and becomes downright heroic in his own right... even if he still has a bit of an obnoxious edge.
7th Apr '17 3:12:54 PM Roo
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* ShesAllGrownUp: Male example with Woody, who at first is short and kinda doofy-looking. Then, when he comes back after having been abroad for a few issues, he's hit a growth spurt and has become a tall, handsome hunk. Jenny is nearly speechless.
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