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17th Jun '16 7:37:22 PM sharkmug
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* ColorMeBlack: Shadow is randomly turned black by a Jamaican Wizard (a recolored Moobs) just so he can prove to the audience just how not-racist he is. This mostly involves being chased by the police, and having Darkwinkle (who is black for this story) act like an extreme racist stereotype, so Shadow can comment on how even Black people can be racist.
22nd May '16 8:56:15 PM nombretomado
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''[[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/ Powerup Comics]]'' is a TwoGamersOnACouch webcomic detailing the awesome adventures of the uber PS3/[[XBox360 360]] gamers, Shadow and Chug.

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''[[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/ Powerup Comics]]'' is a TwoGamersOnACouch webcomic detailing the awesome adventures of the uber PS3/[[XBox360 UsefulNotes/{{PS3}}[=/=][[UsefulNotes/XBox360 360]] gamers, Shadow and Chug.
24th Feb '16 9:51:55 AM nombretomado
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* ScheduleSlip: The Amy-drawn comics are so bad about this that Shadow {{lampshade}}s it in TheRant. [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5416120/ This comic]] was allegedly written back when ''Film/TheAvengers'' was in theaters--and it took so long to get finished that the dialogue was changed to refer to the home video release.

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* ScheduleSlip: The Amy-drawn comics are so bad about this that Shadow {{lampshade}}s it in TheRant. [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5416120/ This comic]] was allegedly written back when ''Film/TheAvengers'' ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' was in theaters--and it took so long to get finished that the dialogue was changed to refer to the home video release.
6th Dec '15 10:40:53 AM jedidarrick
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''[[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/ Powerup Comics]]'' is a TwoGamersOnACouch webcomic detailing the awesome adventures of the uber PS3 / [[XBox360 360]] gamers, Shadow and Chug.

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''[[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/ Powerup Comics]]'' is a TwoGamersOnACouch webcomic detailing the awesome adventures of the uber PS3 / [[XBox360 PS3/[[XBox360 360]] gamers, Shadow and Chug.



''Powerup Comics'' is the half-baked product of two man-child [=PS3 / 360=] fanboys. The protagonists are a pair of MartyStu [[AuthorAvatar self-inserts]] who talk big about their gaming prowess, but spend most of the comic getting into inane adventures that are only tangentially (at best) connected to video games. And this excuse for a plot often gets tossed to the side so the authors can soapbox their uninformed opinions on whatever topics happens to have grabbed their interest that week. The artwork consists of, at most, two poses for every character (which are then abusively copied and pasted), and the punchlines are either nonexistent, or consist of Shadow shooting whoever he happens to disagree with.

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''Powerup Comics'' is the half-baked product of two man-child [=PS3 / 360=] [=PS3/360=] fanboys. The protagonists are a pair of MartyStu [[AuthorAvatar self-inserts]] who talk big about their gaming prowess, but spend most of the comic getting into inane adventures that are only tangentially (at best) connected to video games. And this excuse for a plot often gets tossed to the side so the authors can soapbox their uninformed opinions on whatever topics happens to have grabbed their interest that week. The artwork consists of, at most, two poses for every character (which are then abusively copied and pasted), and the punchlines are either nonexistent, or consist of Shadow shooting whoever he happens to disagree with.
24th Nov '15 5:51:48 PM BlueGuy
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* IgnoredAesop: [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5030477/ Here]], Shadow relates the aftermath of an incident where he was [[GroinAttack shot in the "magnum"]] after making sexist jokes to Alix (who had just become a feminist).
-->"I guess she just wanted to teach me a lesson regarding my own rash judgements, shallow views, and general insensitivity towards others.\\
But really, all I learned was that all women are overemotional psychos."
8th May '15 8:52:54 PM nombretomado
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* ShallowParody - [[invoked]] Shadow's idea of political satire is GeorgeWBush wearing an "I <3 OIL" t-shirt.

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* ShallowParody - [[invoked]] Shadow's idea of political satire is GeorgeWBush UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush wearing an "I <3 OIL" t-shirt.
30th Mar '15 10:38:01 PM nombretomado
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A secondary goal of ''Powerup''ís creators was to {{troll}} DrunkDuck: reasoning that the only thing more infuriating than bad art was inexplicably popular bad art, T&BB members created accounts on Drunk Duck solely to pose as ''Powerup'' fans. Their ensuing arguments with Duck users who werenít in on the joke brought ''Powerup'' enough page views to propel it to a spot on Drunk Duckís automatically-generated Top Ten list.

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A secondary goal of ''Powerup''ís creators was to {{troll}} DrunkDuck: Website/TheDuck: reasoning that the only thing more infuriating than bad art was inexplicably popular bad art, T&BB members created accounts on Drunk Duck solely to pose as ''Powerup'' fans. Their ensuing arguments with Duck users who werenít in on the joke brought ''Powerup'' enough page views to propel it to a spot on Drunk Duckís automatically-generated Top Ten list.
12th Oct '13 1:56:19 AM doubleyouteeeff
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''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/ Powerup Comics]]'' is a TwoGamersOnACouch webcomic detailing the awesome adventures of the uber PS3 / [[XBox360 360]] gamers, Shadow and Chug.

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''[[http://www.drunkduck.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/ Powerup Comics]]'' is a TwoGamersOnACouch webcomic detailing the awesome adventures of the uber PS3 / [[XBox360 360]] gamers, Shadow and Chug.



** [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/5135235/ Here]], Chug debuts a new style after having taken some art classes. It's more detailed, yet ''uglier'' than before. It only lasts about five pages before Chug quietly switches back to the old style.
** When Chug-the-artist departs for college, [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/5271570/ the final page he draws]] is basically a huge middle finger directed at Shadow. [[spoiler:The art features actual shading, backgrounds, new poses and facial expressions, and a distinct lack of copy-pasting--demonstrating that Chug could have drawn better all along, but chose not to.]] To drive the point home, the art fades back to the usual, crappy style as soon as Chug-the-character leaves the page.

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** [[http://www.drunkduck.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5135235/ Here]], Chug debuts a new style after having taken some art classes. It's more detailed, yet ''uglier'' than before. It only lasts about five pages before Chug quietly switches back to the old style.
** When Chug-the-artist departs for college, [[http://www.drunkduck.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5271570/ the final page he draws]] is basically a huge middle finger directed at Shadow. [[spoiler:The art features actual shading, backgrounds, new poses and facial expressions, and a distinct lack of copy-pasting--demonstrating that Chug could have drawn better all along, but chose not to.]] To drive the point home, the art fades back to the usual, crappy style as soon as Chug-the-character leaves the page.



* CanadaEh - [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/5267676/ More like Can'tada, Eh?]]

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* CanadaEh - [[http://www.drunkduck.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5267676/ More like Can'tada, Eh?]]



* CerebusRetcon - Dorkwinkle dying and coming back to life is initially presented as NegativeContinuity. But [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/5252131/ this strip]] actually plays his death (somewhat) seriously, and [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/5252688/ shortly afterwards]] it's revealed that he really has the ability to respawn after death.

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* CerebusRetcon - Dorkwinkle dying and coming back to life is initially presented as NegativeContinuity. But [[http://www.drunkduck.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5252131/ this strip]] actually plays his death (somewhat) seriously, and [[http://www.drunkduck.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5252688/ shortly afterwards]] it's revealed that he really has the ability to respawn after death.



* CookingDuel: Alan the alien is unable to kill George W Bush with his telepathy, so he challenges Bush to [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/5245892/ a gaming duel]].

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* CookingDuel: Alan the alien is unable to kill George W Bush with his telepathy, so he challenges Bush to [[http://www.drunkduck.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5245892/ a gaming duel]].



* EasyAmnesia - [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/4992018/ Starting here]], Jack Thompson gets a sofa dropped on his head, and wakes up with no memory. One sentence from Shadow and Chug convinces Jack to become a clone of them. George W Bush attempts to pull the same stunt on Shadow, but Shadow is "too cool to be brainwashed".

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* EasyAmnesia - [[http://www.drunkduck.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/4992018/ Starting here]], Jack Thompson gets a sofa dropped on his head, and wakes up with no memory. One sentence from Shadow and Chug convinces Jack to become a clone of them. George W Bush attempts to pull the same stunt on Shadow, but Shadow is "too cool to be brainwashed".



* FanDisservice - [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/index.php?p=390623 Here]] and [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/index.php?p=369398 here]] (sorta).

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* FanDisservice - [[http://www.drunkduck.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/index.php?p=390623 Here]] and [[http://www.drunkduck.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/index.php?p=369398 here]] (sorta).



* HoYay - Frequently invoked intentionally to underline Shadow's neediness, especially in Powerup Adventure, when Shadow and Chug had an argument and Shadow had to draw the strips himself. [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Adventure/index.php?p=405256 I'm glad we're friends, Chuggeth]].
* HypocriticalHumor - [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/4968710/ Here]], Shadow mocks Dorkwinkle for creating a SpriteComic: "I suppose you think that copying sprites is art, huh?"

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* HoYay - Frequently invoked intentionally to underline Shadow's neediness, especially in Powerup Adventure, when Shadow and Chug had an argument and Shadow had to draw the strips himself. [[http://www.drunkduck.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Adventure/index.php?p=405256 I'm glad we're friends, Chuggeth]].
* HypocriticalHumor - [[http://www.drunkduck.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/4968710/ Here]], Shadow mocks Dorkwinkle for creating a SpriteComic: "I suppose you think that copying sprites is art, huh?"



* NuclearOption - [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/5014544/ Here.]]

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* NuclearOption - [[http://www.drunkduck.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5014544/ Here.]]



* PaperThinDisguise - Subverted. [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/5007028/ Here]], Chug sees that Woobs is obviously just Moobs wearing a wig and lipstick... until the real Moobs also shows up and stands right next to Woobs.
* ProductPlacement - In lieu of a punchline, have [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/5011569/ Shadow and Chug's faces on a Mountain Dew can]].

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* PaperThinDisguise - Subverted. [[http://www.drunkduck.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5007028/ Here]], Chug sees that Woobs is obviously just Moobs wearing a wig and lipstick... until the real Moobs also shows up and stands right next to Woobs.
* ProductPlacement - In lieu of a punchline, have [[http://www.drunkduck.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5011569/ Shadow and Chug's faces on a Mountain Dew can]].



* ScheduleSlip: The Amy-drawn comics are so bad about this that Shadow {{lampshade}}s it in TheRant. [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/5416120/ This comic]] was allegedly written back when ''Film/TheAvengers'' was in theaters--and it took so long to get finished that the dialogue was changed to refer to the home video release.

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* ScheduleSlip: The Amy-drawn comics are so bad about this that Shadow {{lampshade}}s it in TheRant. [[http://www.drunkduck.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5416120/ This comic]] was allegedly written back when ''Film/TheAvengers'' was in theaters--and it took so long to get finished that the dialogue was changed to refer to the home video release.



* SpoofAesop: [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/5033300/ Here,]] apropos of nothing, Chug hopes that everyone's learned something.

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* SpoofAesop: [[http://www.drunkduck.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/5033300/ Here,]] apropos of nothing, Chug hopes that everyone's learned something.



* TakeThatCritics - Shadow responds to criticism by [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/4968696/ putting their words in Dorkwinkle's mouth]], just before shooting him in the groin. Later, he cuts out the middleman and [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/4994892/ just shoots the fourth wall]].
* {{Tsundere}} - Alix. [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/4987471/ "When will Shadow realize that I only tease him because I love him???"]]
* WordSaladHumor - [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/4955680/ Here.]]

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* TakeThatCritics - Shadow responds to criticism by [[http://www.drunkduck.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/4968696/ putting their words in Dorkwinkle's mouth]], just before shooting him in the groin. Later, he cuts out the middleman and [[http://www.drunkduck.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/4994892/ just shoots the fourth wall]].
* {{Tsundere}} - Alix. [[http://www.drunkduck.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/4987471/ "When will Shadow realize that I only tease him because I love him???"]]
* WordSaladHumor - [[http://www.drunkduck.theduckwebcomics.com/Powerup_Comics/4955680/ Here.]]
11th Jan '13 9:52:53 AM MetaFour
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* ScheduleSlip: The Amy-drawn comics are so bad about this that Shadow {{lampshade}}s it in TheRant. [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/5416120/ This comic]] was allegedly written back when ''Film/TheAvengers'' was in theaters--and it took so long to get finished that the dialogue was changed to refer to the home video release.



* ShallowParody - [[invoked]] Done to GeorgeWBush, on purpose. The joke? [[spoiler: He loves oil.]]

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* ShallowParody - [[invoked]] Done to GeorgeWBush, on purpose. The joke? [[spoiler: He loves oil.]]Shadow's idea of political satire is GeorgeWBush wearing an "I <3 OIL" t-shirt.
15th Dec '12 12:35:28 AM MetaFour
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* StealthParody - Of TwoGamersOnACouch webcomics in general, and of ''CtrlAltDel'' in particular. While Powerup never directly mentions CAD, it copies all the features that Truth & Beauty Bombs membersí considered CADís biggest flaws (OnlySixFaces, the gamer religion, the one "dramatic" story, claiming to be a gaming webcomic while focusing on story arcs that have nothing to do with gaming, etc.).

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* StealthParody - Of TwoGamersOnACouch webcomics in general, and of ''CtrlAltDel'' in particular. While Powerup never directly mentions CAD, it copies all the features that Truth & Beauty Bombs membersí members considered CADís biggest flaws (OnlySixFaces, the gamer religion, the one "dramatic" story, claiming to be a gaming webcomic while focusing on story arcs that have nothing to do with gaming, etc.).
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