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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Danger_Girl_Poster_Color_by_J_Scott_Campbell.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:300:They're dangerous, they're girls...what more do you need?]] Infamous FanService comic artist J. Scott Campbell's first solo foray into the comic world, ''Danger Girl'' is notorious for many reasons, two of which are the ridiculous amount of cheesecake in the book, and the lengthy timeframe between issues, sometimes exceeding a year. The series is a satirical, yet sometimes dark, take on the espionage genre, and centered on Abigail Chase, a former treasure seeker who gets sucked into the Danger Girl team by happenstance when their paths cross during her encounters with a hostile nemesis. Abbey, as she was mostly known, pretty much played the straight woman to the rest of the quirky team. The Danger Girls consist of Sydney Savage, reckless thrill-seeker extraordinaire from the LandDownUnder, who has a thing for whips and catsuits; Natalia Kassle, the Russian assassin/resident ice queen, [[spoiler: who eventually was revealed to be TheMole for the Nazi-esque Hammer Empire]]; Silicon Valerie, the teenage techno-geek who has expertise in all things computer-related[[spoiler: (and the most recent addition after Kassle's defect)]]; [[WrenchWench J.C., a Canadian mechanic]] with an affinity for tinkering and creating mostly bizarre yet useful inventions for the team. Their leader is Deuce, a former agent for Her Majesty's Secret Service who was recruited by the United Nations to lead the first all female spy team. More or less he's a caricature of Sean Connery, right down to the facial expressions and mannerisms. The series debuted in March, 1998 and is still ongoing. The series spawned a {{PlayStation}} game and a TV PilotMovie, though the former was the only one that actually made it past the concept stage. It has, however recently been optioned for the big screen, to be directed by Todd Lincoln and produced by the same people that worked on the ''Film/{{Hitman}}'' film. ---- !!This series provides examples of: * AbsoluteCleavage: It's amazing that Sydney can zip her suit up all the way, but she's hardly the only one. * ActionGirl * AdventurerArchaeologist: Abigail Chase. * AppliedPhlebotinum: Serum X, the SuperSoldier compound created by [[MadScientist Dr. Von Kripplor]] that fuels Maxim. * ArtifactOfDoom: Also an UpgradeArtifact. * AwesomeAussie: Sydney Savage * BadassGrandpa: Deuce. He's clearly past his prime but manages to fend off a squad of Hammer assassins alone and escape with no real injuries. ** Hammer Leader becomes a Badass Great Grandpa [[spoiler: when he dons the [[UpgradeArtifact artifact armor]]]]. * BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The Danger Girl team (Natalia, Sydney and Valerie respectively) when Abbey meets them. [[spoiler: Later Abbey, Sydney and Valerie after Abbey's recruitment and Natalia's betrayal.]] * ChairReveal: In '' Danger Girl and the ArmyOfDarkness'' #4, Agent Zero shoots what he thinks is his target through the back of a chair. He then walks round to the front of the chair and instead finds a dummy rigged to a bomb with three seconds left on the timer * ClothingDamage: Frequently, and often on purpose. Once with alligators. * CommieNazis: The Hammer empire. * DistractedByTheSexy: Unsurprisingly, the girls use this tactic. A lot. * DoomTroops: The Hammer Empire soldiers are ominous enough, and Major Maxim is pretty much what they'd be like if [[HerrDoktor Doctor]] [[TheVonTropeFamily Von]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromVeryFast Kripplor's]] SuperSerum worked on anyone else. * {{Expy}}: Most obviously Deuce to the Connery JamesBond, and Johhny Barracuda to Bruce Campbell, but much of the first arc also reads like an extended homage to GIJoe, with The Hammer standing in for Cobra, Agent Zero for Snake Eyes, Assassin X for Storm Shadow, [[spoiler: Natalia Kassle]] for the Baroness... Heck, even some of the vehicles that appear look like they were directly inspired by classic Joe or Cobra craft. ** Major Maxim is an imposingly-sized [[TheDragon field commander]] clad head-to-toe in black life support/augmentation equipment serving a decrepit old [[DiabolicalMastermind puppetmaster]] in charge of an [[TheEmpire evil empire]], rather like [[StarWars Darth Vader]]. ** Also, BlandNameProduct versions of [[SuperMarioBros Mario]] and the HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys incarnation of Hercules on Valerie's introduction spread. * EyeAwaken: [[spoiler: Maxim]] * FanService: Constantly, and of both the female ''and'' male variety despite the title. * GodGuise: In ''Revolver'', natives believe that Abbey is their sun goddess returned because she has blonde hair. * HurricaneOfPuns: Too many, way too many. * MadScientist: Complete with [[HerrDoktor "German" accent]]. * MurderousThighs: Used by Abbey to wrest information from a guard in the first series. * MyHeroZero: Agent Zero. * NerdsAreSexy: Even on a team that otherwise consists of FanService incarnate, Slicon Valerie is still quite a looker. * NotQuiteDead: Coupled with NoOneCouldSurviveThat. * NowOrNeverKiss: May also have just been because Johnny is a HandsomeLech. * NippleAndDimed: With bubbles, among other things. * PineappleSurprise: Happens to mercenary in ''Danger Girl and the ArmyOfDarkness''. * PungeonMaster: Johhny Barracuda. * PrettyInMink: Abigail wears a mink coat when infiltrating a high class party. * ScheduleSlip * SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's Sili''con'' Valerie, as in computers; Not Sili''cone'' Valerie, as in... well, you know. * SpellMyNameWithAThe: The Peach. * SpyCatsuit: Sydney wears an archetypal example. ** Thought by many to be a ShoutOut to Vanessa's in the original ''AustinPowers'' considering proximity of releases and the comic's penchant for references. * SuperSerum: The blue, glowing, apparently [[ILoveNuclearPower radioactive]] liquid Doctor Von Kripplor tests on a hapless prisoner, one Agent Falcon. It fails spectacularly, reducing him to blue sludge. Apparently, it's meant to turn people into Major Maxim-the only successful test subject, a huge, burly man in a gas mask and red goggles. * TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Assassin X to Agent Zero. ** [[MegamanX X and Zero?]] * ThoseWackyNazis: the Hammer is initially described as an alliance between Neo-Nazis and former KGB agents, but - by the end of the first story arc - it's mainly Nazis. * WaterfallShower: Abbey and Ash take one, to wash off zombie goo, in ''DangerGirl and the ArmyOfDarkness'' #5. * WetSariScene: As much as it's possible to convey this in a comic, when Abbey, in a white t-shirt, goes swimming. Subsequent panels seem to indicate she's not wearing anything underneath, with the heavy implication her shirt is now see through. * WhipItGood: Sydney Savage. * XMeetsY: DangerGirl is CharliesAngels meets JamesBond. ----
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Danger_Girl_Poster_Color_by_J_Scott_Campbell.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:300:They're dangerous, they're girls...what more do you need?]] Infamous FanService comic artist J. Scott Campbell's first solo foray into the comic world, ''Danger Girl'' is notorious for many reasons, two of which are the ridiculous amount of cheesecake in the book, and the lengthy timeframe between issues, sometimes exceeding a year. The series is a satirical, yet sometimes dark, take on the espionage genre, and centered on Abigail Chase, a former treasure seeker who gets sucked into the Danger Girl team by happenstance when their paths cross during her encounters with a hostile nemesis. Abbey, as she was mostly known, pretty much played the straight woman to the rest of the quirky team. The Danger Girls consist of Sydney Savage, reckless thrill-seeker extraordinaire from the LandDownUnder, who has a thing for whips and catsuits; Natalia Kassle, the Russian assassin/resident ice queen, [[spoiler: who eventually was revealed to be TheMole for the Nazi-esque Hammer Empire]]; Silicon Valerie, the teenage techno-geek who has expertise in all things computer-related[[spoiler: (and the most recent addition after Kassle's defect)]]; [[WrenchWench J.C., a Canadian mechanic]] with an affinity for tinkering and creating mostly bizarre yet useful inventions for the team. Their leader is Deuce, a former agent for Her Majesty's Secret Service who was recruited by the United Nations to lead the first all female spy team. More or less he's a caricature of Sean Connery, right down to the facial expressions and mannerisms. The series debuted in March, 1998 and is still ongoing. The series spawned a {{PlayStation}} game and a TV PilotMovie, though the former was the only one that actually made it past the concept stage. It has, however recently been optioned for the big screen, to be directed by Todd Lincoln and produced by the same people that worked on the ''Film/{{Hitman}}'' film. ---- !!This series provides examples of: * AbsoluteCleavage: It's amazing that Sydney can zip her suit up all the way, but she's hardly the only one. * ActionGirl * AdventurerArchaeologist: Abigail Chase. * AppliedPhlebotinum: Serum X, the SuperSoldier compound created by [[MadScientist Dr. Von Kripplor]] that fuels Maxim. * ArtifactOfDoom: Also an UpgradeArtifact. * AwesomeAussie: Sydney Savage * BadassGrandpa: Deuce. He's clearly past his prime but manages to fend off a squad of Hammer assassins alone and escape with no real injuries. ** Hammer Leader becomes a Badass Great Grandpa [[spoiler: when he dons the [[UpgradeArtifact artifact armor]]]]. * BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The Danger Girl team (Natalia, Sydney and Valerie respectively) when Abbey meets them. [[spoiler: Later Abbey, Sydney and Valerie after Abbey's recruitment and Natalia's betrayal.]] * ChairReveal: In '' Danger Girl and the ArmyOfDarkness'' #4, Agent Zero shoots what he thinks is his target through the back of a chair. He then walks round to the front of the chair and instead finds a dummy rigged to a bomb with three seconds left on the timer * ClothingDamage: Frequently, and often on purpose. Once with alligators. * CommieNazis: The Hammer empire. * DistractedByTheSexy: Unsurprisingly, the girls use this tactic. A lot. * DoomTroops: The Hammer Empire soldiers are ominous enough, and Major Maxim is pretty much what they'd be like if [[HerrDoktor Doctor]] [[TheVonTropeFamily Von]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromVeryFast Kripplor's]] SuperSerum worked on anyone else. * {{Expy}}: Most obviously Deuce to the Connery JamesBond, and Johhny Barracuda to Bruce Campbell, but much of the first arc also reads like an extended homage to GIJoe, with The Hammer standing in for Cobra, Agent Zero for Snake Eyes, Assassin X for Storm Shadow, [[spoiler: Natalia Kassle]] for the Baroness... Heck, even some of the vehicles that appear look like they were directly inspired by classic Joe or Cobra craft. ** Major Maxim is an imposingly-sized [[TheDragon field commander]] clad head-to-toe in black life support/augmentation equipment serving a decrepit old [[DiabolicalMastermind puppetmaster]] in charge of an [[TheEmpire evil empire]], rather like [[StarWars Darth Vader]]. ** Also, BlandNameProduct versions of [[SuperMarioBros Mario]] and the HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys incarnation of Hercules on Valerie's introduction spread. * EyeAwaken: [[spoiler: Maxim]] * FanService: Constantly, and of both the female ''and'' male variety despite the title. * GodGuise: In ''Revolver'', natives believe that Abbey is their sun goddess returned because she has blonde hair. * HurricaneOfPuns: Too many, way too many. * MadScientist: Complete with [[HerrDoktor "German" accent]]. * MurderousThighs: Used by Abbey to wrest information from a guard in the first series. * MyHeroZero: Agent Zero. * NerdsAreSexy: Even on a team that otherwise consists of FanService incarnate, Slicon Valerie is still quite a looker. * NotQuiteDead: Coupled with NoOneCouldSurviveThat. * NowOrNeverKiss: May also have just been because Johnny is a HandsomeLech. * NippleAndDimed: With bubbles, among other things. * PineappleSurprise: Happens to mercenary in ''Danger Girl and the ArmyOfDarkness''. * PungeonMaster: Johhny Barracuda. * PrettyInMink: Abigail wears a mink coat when infiltrating a high class party. * ScheduleSlip * SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's Sili''con'' Valerie, as in computers; Not Sili''cone'' Valerie, as in... well, you know. * SpellMyNameWithAThe: The Peach. * SpyCatsuit: Sydney wears an archetypal example. ** Thought by many to be a ShoutOut to Vanessa's in the original ''AustinPowers'' considering proximity of releases and the comic's penchant for references. * SuperSerum: The blue, glowing, apparently [[ILoveNuclearPower radioactive]] liquid Doctor Von Kripplor tests on a hapless prisoner, one Agent Falcon. It fails spectacularly, reducing him to blue sludge. Apparently, it's meant to turn people into Major Maxim-the only successful test subject, a huge, burly man in a gas mask and red goggles. * TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Assassin X to Agent Zero. ** [[MegamanX X and Zero?]] * ThoseWackyNazis: the Hammer is initially described as an alliance between Neo-Nazis and former KGB agents, but - by the end of the first story arc - it's mainly Nazis. * WaterfallShower: Abbey and Ash take one, to wash off zombie goo, in ''DangerGirl and the ArmyOfDarkness'' #5. * WetSariScene: As much as it's possible to convey this in a comic, when Abbey, in a white t-shirt, goes swimming. Subsequent panels seem to indicate she's not wearing anything underneath, with the heavy implication her shirt is now see through. * WhipItGood: Sydney Savage. * XMeetsY: DangerGirl is CharliesAngels meets JamesBond. ----[[redirect:ComicBook/DangerGirl]]
15th Dec '12 6:04:04 AM SeptimusHeap
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9th Nov '12 12:37:09 PM nombretomado
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The series debuted in March, 1998 and is still ongoing. The series spawned a {{PlayStation}} game and a TV PilotMovie, though the former was the only one that actually made it past the concept stage. It has, however recently been optioned for the big screen, to be directed by Todd Lincoln and produced by the same people that worked on the HitMan film.
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The series debuted in March, 1998 and is still ongoing. The series spawned a {{PlayStation}} game and a TV PilotMovie, though the former was the only one that actually made it past the concept stage. It has, however recently been optioned for the big screen, to be directed by Todd Lincoln and produced by the same people that worked on the HitMan ''Film/{{Hitman}}'' film.
28th Sep '12 2:02:41 AM dvorak
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* Doom Troops: The Hammer Empire soldiers are ominous enough, and Major Maxim is pretty much what they'd be like if [[HerrDoktor Doctor]] [[TheVonTropeFamily Von]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromVeryFast Kripplor's]] SuperSerum worked on anyone else.
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* Doom Troops: DoomTroops: The Hammer Empire soldiers are ominous enough, and Major Maxim is pretty much what they'd be like if [[HerrDoktor Doctor]] [[TheVonTropeFamily Von]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromVeryFast Kripplor's]] SuperSerum worked on anyone else.
28th Sep '12 2:02:21 AM dvorak
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* Doom Troops: The Hammer Empire soldiers are ominous enough, and Major Maxim is pretty much what they'd be like if [[HerrDoktor Doctor]] [[TheVonTropeFamily Von]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromVeryFast Kripplor's]] SuperSerum worked on anyone else.
29th Aug '12 8:58:53 AM zerombr
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** [[MegamanX X and Zero?]]
28th Jun '12 11:19:48 AM drdeathray
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* IAmNotShazam: As Abbey Chase is sometimes drawn with a DG belt buckle. Some people think Danger Girl is her code-name but Danger Girl is the name of the team not any one member.

* MST3KMantra: From the LampshadeHanging to the bonus material, it's ''very'' clear that the series is meant to be brainless, fanservicey fun, not high art.
6th May '12 5:58:14 AM DeepRed
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The Danger Girls consist of Sydney Savage, reckless thrill-seeker extraordinaire from the Land Down Under, who has a thing for whips and catsuits; Natalia Kassle, the Russian assassin/resident ice queen, [[spoiler: who eventually was revealed to be TheMole for the Nazi-esque Hammer Empire]]; Silicon Valerie, the teenage techno-geek who has expertise in all things computer-related[[spoiler: (and the most recent addition after Kassle's defect)]]; [[WrenchWench J.C., a Canadian mechanic]] with an affinity for tinkering and creating mostly bizarre yet useful inventions for the team.
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The Danger Girls consist of Sydney Savage, reckless thrill-seeker extraordinaire from the Land Down Under, LandDownUnder, who has a thing for whips and catsuits; Natalia Kassle, the Russian assassin/resident ice queen, [[spoiler: who eventually was revealed to be TheMole for the Nazi-esque Hammer Empire]]; Silicon Valerie, the teenage techno-geek who has expertise in all things computer-related[[spoiler: (and the most recent addition after Kassle's defect)]]; [[WrenchWench J.C., a Canadian mechanic]] with an affinity for tinkering and creating mostly bizarre yet useful inventions for the team.
23rd Apr '12 7:54:44 AM gfrequency
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* MST3KMantra: From the LampshadeHanging to the bonus material, it's ''very'' clear that the series is meant to be brainless, fanservicey fun, not high art.
21st Apr '12 3:08:28 AM foxley
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* WaterfallShower: Abbey and Ash take one, to wash off zombie goo, in ''DangerGirl and the ArmyOfDarkness'' #5.
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