History EstablishingCharacterMoment / WebComics

31st Jan '16 8:27:04 PM henry42
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* The Wulfenbachs in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. The baron is menaced by someone with a giant robot. What does he do? ''Leave his son handle it as an exercise''. Said son gives a complete exposition of the situation, direct troops to suppress the danger… Then when a bomb is thrown in his direction, he send it back while protecting both the young assistant (our heroine, actually) and the goldfish. Establishing Character MomentOfAwesome.

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* The Wulfenbachs in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. The baron is menaced by someone with a giant robot. What does he do? ''Leave his son handle it as an exercise''. Said son gives a complete exposition of the situation, direct troops to suppress the danger… Then when a bomb is thrown in his direction, he send it back while protecting both the young assistant (our heroine, actually) [[PetTheDog and the goldfish. Establishing Character MomentOfAwesome.goldfish]].
31st Jan '16 8:25:17 PM henry42
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* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'': Davan. First strip. Sends a coathanger as a baby shower gift.

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Davan. First strip. Sends a coathanger as a baby shower gift.
31st Jan '16 8:24:44 PM henry42
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* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0013.html an early installment]] of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Belkar responds to being told of Roy's plans by stating that he was under the impression that they were simply there to "[[SociopathicHero wander around, kill some sentient creatures because they have green skin and fangs and we don't, and then take their stuff.]]" This is the first indication we get that the Belkster isn't going to be your standard, jolly halfling.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
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In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0013.html an early installment]] of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', installment]], Belkar responds to being told of Roy's plans by stating that he was under the impression that they were simply there to "[[SociopathicHero wander around, kill some sentient creatures because they have green skin and fangs and we don't, and then take their stuff.]]" This is the first indication we get that the Belkster isn't going to be your standard, jolly halfling.
31st Jan '16 8:24:02 PM henry42
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* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': Bun-bun [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=970901 calls Torg a "nerd-boy," beats him up, and threatens to neuter him with a spoon]] during his second appearance in the series. Everything you need to know about Bun-Bun right there. Bun-bun is a rabbit. A KillerRabbit, but still a fluffy little bunny. Who's way scarier than anything the main characters have to fight.

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* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':
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Bun-bun [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=970901 calls Torg a "nerd-boy," beats him up, and threatens to neuter him with a spoon]] during his second appearance in the series. Everything you need to know about Bun-Bun right there. Bun-bun is a rabbit. A KillerRabbit, but still a fluffy little bunny. Who's way scarier than anything the main characters have to fight.
28th Dec '15 11:49:19 AM Octorok103
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** Gamzee's first appearance involves him [[EruditeStoner rambling aimlessly]] about [[Music/InsaneClownPosse miracles]] and wondering why faygo hisses or how computers work, and yet showing genuine kindness and friendship towards Karkat.

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** Gamzee's first appearance involves him [[EruditeStoner rambling aimlessly]] about [[Music/InsaneClownPosse miracles]] and wondering why faygo hisses or how computers work, and yet showing genuine kindness and friendship towards Karkat. [[spoiler:All of which makes his true AxCrazy personality when he's sober even more frightening.]]
14th Mar '15 11:26:45 AM TheUnsquished
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** Xykon has a few in the StartOfDarkness origin comic. One is when a [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Professor Xavier]] expy visits him and wants to teach Xykon how to use his sorcery powers to protect a world that hates and fears him; Xykon isn't interested and so electrocutes and zombifies the man and sics him and Xykon's zombie grandmother on his parents.

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** Xykon has a few in the StartOfDarkness "Start of Darkness" origin comic. One is when a [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Professor Xavier]] expy visits him and wants to teach Xykon how to use his sorcery powers to protect a world that hates and fears him; Xykon isn't interested and so electrocutes and zombifies the man and sics him and Xykon's zombie grandmother on his parents.



** When [[spoiler: Elan's father, Tarquin]] shows up, he gives a long, eloquent explanation for recent events to Elan, and ends with [[spoiler: the line, "I am your father," as a ShoutOut to StarWars]]. Then immediately enthusiastically yells "Oh MAN! I've always wanted to say that line!" Which establishes him as a very GenreSavvy character that exists to make the [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall fourth wall cry.]]

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** When [[spoiler: Elan's father, Tarquin]] shows up, he gives a long, eloquent explanation for recent events to Elan, and ends with [[spoiler: the line, "I am your father," as a ShoutOut to StarWars]].Franchise/StarWars]]. Then immediately enthusiastically yells "Oh MAN! I've always wanted to say that line!" Which establishes him as a very GenreSavvy character that exists to make the [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall fourth wall cry.]]



* Mr. Mighty of ''EverydayHeroes'' starts out in typical LargeHam mode, giving us a typical monologue including his [[StockSuperpowers powers]], his [[TheCape personal philosophy]]...and his [[WeaksauceWeakness aversion to paperwork]].

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* Mr. Mighty of ''EverydayHeroes'' ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' starts out in typical LargeHam mode, giving us a typical monologue including his [[StockSuperpowers powers]], his [[TheCape personal philosophy]]...and his [[WeaksauceWeakness aversion to paperwork]].



* In ''GeneralProtectionFault'', Trudy is initially smiling through her entire interview, but when Dwayne is away, and Ki feels like she shook hands with the devil, Trudy tells her that she has that effect on "inferior life forms". Soon afterward, Trudy is shown [[KickTheDog kicking a dog]].

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* In ''GeneralProtectionFault'', ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'', Trudy is initially smiling through her entire interview, but when Dwayne is away, and Ki feels like she shook hands with the devil, Trudy tells her that she has that effect on "inferior life forms". Soon afterward, Trudy is shown [[KickTheDog kicking a dog]].



* {{Homestuck}}:

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* {{Homestuck}}:''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':



* SkinHorse: In the first strip after the prologue, an unarmed Tip Wilkins is facing down an intelligent, deranged, genetically-augmented lion. While wearing a girl's sweater and a skirt. He points out it's a Roberta Frost, because his crossdressing is that important to him. Even when he's on the clock.

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* SkinHorse: ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'': In the first strip after the prologue, an unarmed Tip Wilkins is facing down an intelligent, deranged, genetically-augmented lion. While wearing a girl's sweater and a skirt. He points out it's a Roberta Frost, because his crossdressing is that important to him. Even when he's on the clock.
5th Aug '14 11:11:25 AM WillBGood
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** Kharisma's first appearance has her screaming in revulsion at Davan's "[[InformedAttractiveness ugliness]]". The next strip establishes she ''is'' that shallow. It takes at least twice as much CharacterDevelopment as Mike's for him to grow out of this. As well as a trip to the slammer and a visit from a little blue dream thing...

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** Kharisma's first appearance has her screaming in revulsion at Davan's "[[InformedAttractiveness ugliness]]". The next strip establishes she ''is'' that shallow. It takes at least twice as much CharacterDevelopment as Mike's for him her to grow out of this. As well as a trip to the slammer and a visit from a little blue dream thing...
14th Feb '14 8:10:52 PM Argon2
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** Alejandro first appears indignantly berating Russel for calling him "that lady" and spends the rest of the page pontificating on his own magnificence.

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** Alejandro first appears indignantly berating Russel for calling him "that lady" and spends the rest of the page pontificating on his own magnificence.magnificence.
* ''Giderah'' [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/Giderah-Issue-1-page-9-and-10-80178951 establishes]] the titular character's [[BadBoss morality]] in two lines.
--> "She [[note]]Giderah's wife, who has just given birth[[/note]] is going to live. If she does not...have those lying healers killed."
11th Jan '14 7:43:57 AM N7Kopper
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* Susan of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' is [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2002-05-29 introduced]] as a StrawFeminist.

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* Susan of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' is [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2002-05-29 introduced]] as a StrawFeminist.militant feminist.
7th Jan '14 12:26:40 PM MechaCatFish
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** Adrestia also gets a very shining example when she refuses to participate in a fight to the death with a teenager and instead offers him a broken floor tile and orders him to kill her so that he doesn't have to die.

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** Adrestia also gets a very shining example when she refuses to participate in a fight to the death with a teenager and instead offers him a broken floor tile and orders him to kill her so that he doesn't have to die.die.
* ''Webcomic/EveryButtonHurtsTheOtherGuy'':
** Russel arrives on the Island of Doom water skiing on the backs of two alligators. There was a plane, but he couldn't afford a ticket because [[spoiler:he spent all his money renting the alligators.]] This sets the precedent for most of his future behaviour.
** Buffalo quickly launches into a lengthy explanation of his nonsensical plan for world conquest the first time he appears. As a bonus, this scene establishes Doctor Von Science as a put-upon voice of reason who is consistently ignored.
** Alejandro first appears indignantly berating Russel for calling him "that lady" and spends the rest of the page pontificating on his own magnificence.
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