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29th Dec '16 9:13:47 PM ADrago
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* Klaus' story about [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110506 The Witch and The Wolf King]] seemed like a strange diversion from the plot, but it's actually incredibly important. The characters in the story are fictional counterparts to real people; Lucrezia is the witch, Klaus is the king who was turned into her obedient wolf, and Gil is the king's son who outsmarted the witch. This on its own is FridgeBrilliance -- However! It gets better! After the story's done, Klaus tells the storyteller that not only is this story from a storybook thought LostForever, but that Gil might still have it! So now the storyteller has a motive to find Gil, and relay the story he just heard in order to find this book. Except when Gil hears the story, he'll realize it's actually a message from his father. Given the story's ending, that message is probably "Kill Me". Even better, he's telling it as the OriginStory of the Storm King -- and though the jury's still out as to whether or not [[http://girlgenius.wikia.com/wiki/The_Storm_King_%28title%29 that title]] is inherited or awarded, this is ''Klaus Wulfenbach'' we're talking about. He ''knows'' Gil can spin his lightning stunt into the title. And there is one character in the story who is ''not'' played by a major character: The "giantess nurse" who would not let the "king's son" leave the mountain until he proved his intelligence by pulling out the ''copper pin'' in her hair. The story's message is not "Kill Me", it's "Go get Von ''Pinn'', present her to this bitch, let her kill ''both of us'', then use that stupid myth that's causing all this trouble to get the nobles to shut up and accept you." Possibly the ''last'' communication he will ever have with his son, and [[Film/IronMan he's still taking him to school]].

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* Klaus' story about [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110506 The Witch and The Wolf King]] seemed like a strange diversion from the plot, but it's actually incredibly important. The characters in the story are fictional counterparts to real people; Lucrezia is the witch, Klaus is the king who was turned into her obedient wolf, and Gil is the king's son who outsmarted the witch. This on its own is FridgeBrilliance -- However! It gets better! After the story's done, Klaus tells the storyteller that not only is this story from a storybook thought LostForever, lost, but that Gil might still have it! So now the storyteller has a motive to find Gil, and relay the story he just heard in order to find this book. Except when Gil hears the story, he'll realize it's actually a message from his father. Given the story's ending, that message is probably "Kill Me". Even better, he's telling it as the OriginStory of the Storm King -- and though the jury's still out as to whether or not [[http://girlgenius.wikia.com/wiki/The_Storm_King_%28title%29 that title]] is inherited or awarded, this is ''Klaus Wulfenbach'' we're talking about. He ''knows'' Gil can spin his lightning stunt into the title. And there is one character in the story who is ''not'' played by a major character: The "giantess nurse" who would not let the "king's son" leave the mountain until he proved his intelligence by pulling out the ''copper pin'' in her hair. The story's message is not "Kill Me", it's "Go get Von ''Pinn'', present her to this bitch, let her kill ''both of us'', then use that stupid myth that's causing all this trouble to get the nobles to shut up and accept you." Possibly the ''last'' communication he will ever have with his son, and [[Film/IronMan he's still taking him to school]].
21st Oct '16 9:48:48 PM td1989
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* Why does Oggie have descendants? Because he's the most human looking of the Da Boyz.
4th Oct '16 2:22:59 AM EvilKid
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* Moloch Von Zinzer provides another in-universe FridgeHorror. He lampshades what will happen to Mechanicsburg's citizens after the Castle Heterodyne, being the GeniusLoci who likes to bullies everyone not Heterodynes, is connected to whole town. As the person who suffered and survived Castle Heterodyne's sub-kitchen, he makes lots of sense.
26th Aug '16 10:27:17 PM JackSmythe
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* [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20031210#.V8EiqpgrLIV Doctor Dimitri's bear collection.]] While the Foreshadowing of the [[spoiler: bear army]] is made clear later, another case can be seen in the background of the last panel. In the center of the pile of bears is a rag cat resembling [[spoiler: Krosp, Cat King and, as later revealed, leader of the bears]]
6th Jul '16 12:55:08 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* Starting [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20160701#.V31hk_krLIU here]] Dimo explains something that crosses some minds at times: where were the Jaegers when Bill and Barry went to deal with The Other? Turns out they were ordered to stay in Mechanicsburg by them though previously they had followed them "sneaky-like". But for heroes like Bill and Barry, Jaegers, hated and dreaded, are a bad thing and makes it harder for people to trust them.
17th Apr '16 1:08:06 AM Nazetrime
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* At face value, [[this page http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20150930#.VxJioHoyAyt]] has Higgs StatingTheSimpleSolution in regards to Gil maintaining contact with Agatha: letters. However, another strip has shown that letters meant for Gil have a history of never getting to their destination. One can't speak for the other Sparks Higgs mentions, but Gil actually has a good reason to not think of letters as a viable means of communication.

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* At face value, [[this page http://www.[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20150930#.VxJioHoyAyt]] VxJioHoyAyt this page]] has Higgs StatingTheSimpleSolution in regards to Gil maintaining contact with Agatha: just write her letters. However, another strip has shown a much earlier page heavily implies that Klaus has been keeping Gil from getting letters meant for Gil have a history of never getting to their destination. from his childhood friends. One can't speak for the other Sparks Higgs mentions, but Gil actually has a good reason to not think of letters as a viable means of communication.
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16th Apr '16 9:13:35 AM Nazetrime
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* At face value, [[this page http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20150930#.VxJioHoyAyt]] has Higgs StatingTheSimpleSolution in regards to Gil maintaining contact with Agatha: letters. However, another strip has shown that letters meant for Gil have a history of never getting to their destination. One can't speak for the other Sparks Higgs mentions, but Gil actually has a good reason to not think of letters as a viable means of communication.
6th Apr '16 10:07:07 AM Kalaong
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* At first, the ''Girl Genius'' setting seems like it would be an awesome place to live, with all the [[SteamPunk "Gaslamp Fantasy"]] trappings and elements. But, when you look at it, when people call [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder Sparks]] {{Mad Scientist}}s, they mean that they are ''mad''. Look at some of the things that are said or done by Sparks in the series -- note that, for example, when Professor Mittlemind [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090706 talks about how his Xmas good deed was letting the children out of their containment tanks]], everyone is more horrified at the idea he was letting the Control Group out (he wasn't) than the fact they were keeping kids in tanks and experimenting on them in the first place. Even Agatha, who, perhaps due to having grown up with her Spark artificially repressed, is considered one of the sanest Sparks in the setting, has no reply but to change the subject when [[GenreSavvy Moloch]] suggests that she [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20121109 really wants to fire Gil's lightning rod in the middle of a torrential downpour]]. There's a reason that HoistByHisOwnPetard is practically the ''de facto'' cause of death for Sparks. What makes things worse? Sparks ''rule the world''; check out Gil's comments in [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090225 this strip]] about what goes on outside of Europa. So just what kind of CrapsackWorld ''is'' the Girl Genius setting?

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* At first, the ''Girl Genius'' setting seems like it would be an awesome place to live, with all the [[SteamPunk "Gaslamp Fantasy"]] trappings and elements.elements and ''oh yeah'', it being ruled and maintained by a hypercompetent dictator who lets everyone do as they please as long as they don't trash the place. But, when you look at it, when people call [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder Sparks]] {{Mad Scientist}}s, they mean that they are ''mad''. Look at some of the things that are said or done by Sparks in the series -- note that, for example, when Professor Mittlemind [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090706 talks about how his Xmas good deed was letting the children out of their containment tanks]], everyone is more horrified at the idea he was letting the Control Group out (he wasn't) than the fact they were keeping kids in tanks and experimenting on them in the first place. Even Agatha, who, perhaps due to having grown up with her Spark artificially repressed, is considered one of the sanest Sparks in the setting, has no reply but to change the subject when [[GenreSavvy Moloch]] suggests that she [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20121109 really wants to fire Gil's lightning rod in the middle of a torrential downpour]]. There's a reason that HoistByHisOwnPetard is practically the ''de facto'' cause of death for Sparks. What makes things worse? Sparks ''rule the world''; check out Gil's comments in [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090225 this strip]] about what goes on outside of Europa. So just what kind of CrapsackWorld ''is'' the Girl Genius setting?
27th Mar '16 12:13:46 PM tdwally
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* When Agatha declares herself the Heterodyne to the Castle's kitchen, it starts to slash at her with knives but only makes superficial wounds when Agatha says it could have put one through her eye easily. This is because the personality fragment of the kitchen remembers from the time that the Castle was whole that the Heterodyne is confirmed through a blood test, but is too broken and[=/=]or insane to remember the test is done in the chapel and it doesn't have the equipment.
23rd Mar '16 9:45:24 PM MadCat221
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* The smoke knights' [[FantasticFightingStyle fighting techniques]]. The Sturmvoraus-von Blitzengaard clan is known for being a bunch of sneaky, deceptive, poisonous backstabbers... and they're so good at it, they made a whole martial art out of ''literal'' sneaking, deception, poisoning and backstabbing.

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* The smoke knights' [[FantasticFightingStyle fighting techniques]]. The Sturmvoraus-von Blitzengaard clan is Knights of Jove are known for being a bunch of sneaky, deceptive, poisonous backstabbers... and they're so good at it, they made a whole martial art out of ''literal'' sneaking, deception, poisoning and backstabbing.
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