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'''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Minion/ Minion]]''' is a fantasy webcomic by Andrew Fox. It follows the adventures of Gin, a young man honoring a childhood promise (and also looking for a place to stay), and his employer the Dark-Witch-for-Hire Meryl.

Partly HighFantasy, but mostly [[RuleOfFunny laugh-out-loud comedy]]. Updates Wednesdays, probably. For the unrelated webcomic produced by Minion Comics, see ''MinionComics''.
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!!Examples of tropes occurring in Minion:
* ArtEvolution: Oh yeah.
* BattleButler
* BerserkButton: When [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Antonie]] talked about wanting to do things to Meryl, Gin [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat the tar out of him]]. When he also [[PapaWolf remembered that Antonie had tried to eat Rico and Ellaine]]...
-->'''Gin''': "Don't be ridiculous. I'm not going to throw you off a cliff." [''BOOT''] "[[ExactWords Technically, I'm kicking you]]."
** Also, Meryl when anyone[[hottip:*:read: [[DeadpanSnarker Rico]]]] insults her spellwork or [[VainSorceress appearance]].
* ButYourWingsAreBeautiful: [[{{Flashback}} Kid!Gin]] thought that Kid!Meryl's [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] were awesome.
* [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise Childhood Employment Promise]]:
-->Kid!Meryl: "Someday, I'm going to be a powerful dark witch!"
-->Kid!Gin: "Cool! Can I be your minion?"
-->Kid!Meryl "...Okay."
* DeadpanSnarker: Rico, so very much.
* [[LandMineGoesClick Death Trap Goes Click]]
* DeliciousDistraction:
-->'''Rico''': "No way! We came here to get rid of her! And nothing you say is going to change our minds! ''Nothing!''"
-->'''Gin''': "Oh? Well that's too bad...And here I had this GREAT chocolate chip cookie recipe just lying around the tower--"
-->'''Rico''': "'''''DEAL!!!'''''"
* DrillHair: Sister Madeline.
* ElementalEmbodiment: The eight elemental planes[[hottip:*:[[BlowYouAway air]], [[DishingOutDirt earth]], [[MakingASplash water]], [[ShockAndAwe lightning]], [[PlayingWithFire fire]], [[AnIcePerson ice]], [[LightEmUp light]] and [[CastingAShadow darkness]].]] are home to an assortment of entities that magicians can [[SummonMagic summon]]. So far we have [[CuteMonsterGirl Shari]], a treasure guardian from Fire, and [[ServileSnarker Hai'dan]], an omniperceptive yet somehow still incompetent scout from Darkness.
* [[EvilSorcerer Evil Sorceress]]: It's a lucrative business.
* [[ExpectingSomeoneTaller Expecting Someone Uglier]]: When The Knight came to challenge the [[WickedWitch dark witch]], and Meryl came out, he asked who the heck ''[[EvilIsSexy she]]'' was.
* FacePalm: Meryl. [[SurroundedByIdiots She'll probably be doing that a lot]].
* FantasticRacism: Gin has been hunted like an animal ever since he was a teenager because he's a werewolf. He's an incredibly nice guy.
* [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Friendly Neighborhood Werewolf]]: Gin, of course.
-->'''Rico''': "[[FriendToAllChildren Um...can Gin come out and play?]]"
* [[HiredGuns Hired Dark Witch]], plus minion.
* HypnoticEyes: [[PrinceCharmingWannabe Count Antonie]] the {{vampire}} tries this on Meryl. She of course [[NoSell sees right through it]], clobbers him, and has Gin throw him out.
* IdiotHero: Gin
* LickedByTheDog: Cats hate Gin, but dogs all seem to love him. There's a reason for that, by the way.
* LoadBearingHero: Gin did this to a [[AntiMagic magic-proof]] DescendingCeiling trap.
* MarshmallowHell: [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Minion/index.php?p=790735 here]]
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Gin again.
* MundaneUtility: [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Minion/4907412/ Meryl's illusion spells]].
* NighInvulnerability: Parodied. Antonie's vampiric powers make him nigh impossible to kill...[[VillainForgotToLevelGrind but still dead easy to beat up]].
* NonActionGuy: Alfred.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Gin. He's usually a normal, friendly guy (albeit [[SuperStrength super-strong]] and MadeOfIron), but he turns into a type 4 werewolf as a DefenseMechanismSuperpower.
* PaperTiger: Count Antonie's vampiric powers make it nigh-impossible to kill him...but merely beating him up is a dead easy.
* RummageSaleReject: Gin has been on the run constantly for six years. His clothes are literally rags.
* ScheduleSlip: The author is currently experimenting with regular weekly updates, but historically the comic has been drawn on a "whenever the author isn't busy" schedule.
* ServileSnarker: [[SummonMagic Hai'dan]].
* [[HesAFriend She's A Friend]]: The gang meeting [[ElementalEmbodiment Shari]].
* TagAlongKid: Rico and Ellaine.
* [[TotemPoleTrench Totem Pole Armor]]: The Knight that came to slay Meryl was in fact [[TagAlongKid Rico and Ellaine]] wearing a helm and a cloak. It's a good thing the [[GlamorFailure cloak blew open]] when it did, since the Knight had by that point hit several of Meryl's {{Berserk Button}}s and she was about a second away from blasting "him" into cinders.
* TrashOfTheTitans: Meryl's tower, before she got a minion to clean up. Gin sees this and comments that [[BeyondtheImpossible she's gotten a lot tidier]] since they were kids.
* TrouserSpace: Alfred has [[RunningGag very big pockets]].
* UnusualEars: Meryl's weird three-pointed ears. Also, Ellaine has pointy elf ears.
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'''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Minion/ Minion]]''' is a fantasy webcomic by Andrew Fox. It follows the adventures of Gin, a young man honoring a childhood promise (and also looking for a place to stay), and his employer the Dark-Witch-for-Hire Meryl.

Partly HighFantasy, but mostly [[RuleOfFunny laugh-out-loud comedy]]. Updates Wednesdays, probably. For the unrelated webcomic produced by Minion Comics, see ''MinionComics''.
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!!Examples of tropes occurring in Minion:
* ArtEvolution: Oh yeah.
* BattleButler
* BerserkButton: When [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Antonie]] talked about wanting to do things to Meryl, Gin [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat the tar out of him]]. When he also [[PapaWolf remembered that Antonie had tried to eat Rico and Ellaine]]...
-->'''Gin''': "Don't be ridiculous. I'm not going to throw you off a cliff." [''BOOT''] "[[ExactWords Technically, I'm kicking you]]."
** Also, Meryl when anyone[[hottip:*:read: [[DeadpanSnarker Rico]]]] insults her spellwork or [[VainSorceress appearance]].
* ButYourWingsAreBeautiful: [[{{Flashback}} Kid!Gin]] thought that Kid!Meryl's [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] were awesome.
* [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise Childhood Employment Promise]]:
-->Kid!Meryl: "Someday, I'm going to be a powerful dark witch!"
-->Kid!Gin: "Cool! Can I be your minion?"
-->Kid!Meryl "...Okay."
* DeadpanSnarker: Rico, so very much.
* [[LandMineGoesClick Death Trap Goes Click]]
* DeliciousDistraction:
-->'''Rico''': "No way! We came here to get rid of her! And nothing you say is going to change our minds! ''Nothing!''"
-->'''Gin''': "Oh? Well that's too bad...And here I had this GREAT chocolate chip cookie recipe just lying around the tower--"
-->'''Rico''': "'''''DEAL!!!'''''"
* DrillHair: Sister Madeline.
* ElementalEmbodiment: The eight elemental planes[[hottip:*:[[BlowYouAway air]], [[DishingOutDirt earth]], [[MakingASplash water]], [[ShockAndAwe lightning]], [[PlayingWithFire fire]], [[AnIcePerson ice]], [[LightEmUp light]] and [[CastingAShadow darkness]].]] are home to an assortment of entities that magicians can [[SummonMagic summon]]. So far we have [[CuteMonsterGirl Shari]], a treasure guardian from Fire, and [[ServileSnarker Hai'dan]], an omniperceptive yet somehow still incompetent scout from Darkness.
* [[EvilSorcerer Evil Sorceress]]: It's a lucrative business.
* [[ExpectingSomeoneTaller Expecting Someone Uglier]]: When The Knight came to challenge the [[WickedWitch dark witch]], and Meryl came out, he asked who the heck ''[[EvilIsSexy she]]'' was.
* FacePalm: Meryl. [[SurroundedByIdiots She'll probably be doing that a lot]].
* FantasticRacism: Gin has been hunted like an animal ever since he was a teenager because he's a werewolf. He's an incredibly nice guy.
* [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Friendly Neighborhood Werewolf]]: Gin, of course.
-->'''Rico''': "[[FriendToAllChildren Um...can Gin come out and play?]]"
* [[HiredGuns Hired Dark Witch]], plus minion.
* HypnoticEyes: [[PrinceCharmingWannabe Count Antonie]] the {{vampire}} tries this on Meryl. She of course [[NoSell sees right through it]], clobbers him, and has Gin throw him out.
* IdiotHero: Gin
* LickedByTheDog: Cats hate Gin, but dogs all seem to love him. There's a reason for that, by the way.
* LoadBearingHero: Gin did this to a [[AntiMagic magic-proof]] DescendingCeiling trap.
* MarshmallowHell: [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Minion/index.php?p=790735 here]]
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Gin again.
* MundaneUtility: [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Minion/4907412/ Meryl's illusion spells]].
* NighInvulnerability: Parodied. Antonie's vampiric powers make him nigh impossible to kill...[[VillainForgotToLevelGrind but still dead easy to beat up]].
* NonActionGuy: Alfred.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Gin. He's usually a normal, friendly guy (albeit [[SuperStrength super-strong]] and MadeOfIron), but he turns into a type 4 werewolf as a DefenseMechanismSuperpower.
* PaperTiger: Count Antonie's vampiric powers make it nigh-impossible to kill him...but merely beating him up is a dead easy.
* RummageSaleReject: Gin has been on the run constantly for six years. His clothes are literally rags.
* ScheduleSlip: The author is currently experimenting with regular weekly updates, but historically the comic has been drawn on a "whenever the author isn't busy" schedule.
* ServileSnarker: [[SummonMagic Hai'dan]].
* [[HesAFriend She's A Friend]]: The gang meeting [[ElementalEmbodiment Shari]].
* TagAlongKid: Rico and Ellaine.
* [[TotemPoleTrench Totem Pole Armor]]: The Knight that came to slay Meryl was in fact [[TagAlongKid Rico and Ellaine]] wearing a helm and a cloak. It's a good thing the [[GlamorFailure cloak blew open]] when it did, since the Knight had by that point hit several of Meryl's {{Berserk Button}}s and she was about a second away from blasting "him" into cinders.
* TrashOfTheTitans: Meryl's tower, before she got a minion to clean up. Gin sees this and comments that [[BeyondtheImpossible she's gotten a lot tidier]] since they were kids.
* TrouserSpace: Alfred has [[RunningGag very big pockets]].
* UnusualEars: Meryl's weird three-pointed ears. Also, Ellaine has pointy elf ears.
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9th Dec '11 1:59:17 PM Nocturna
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* BerserkButton: When [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Antonie]] talked about wanting to [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean do things to Meryl]], Gin [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat the tar out of him]]. When he also [[PapaWolf remembered that Antonie had tried to eat Rico and Ellaine]]...

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* BerserkButton: When [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Antonie]] talked about wanting to [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean do things to Meryl]], Meryl, Gin [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat the tar out of him]]. When he also [[PapaWolf remembered that Antonie had tried to eat Rico and Ellaine]]...
1st Dec '11 7:15:07 PM dalek955
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'''For the unrelated webcomic produced by Minion Comics, see MinionComics.'''

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'''For the unrelated webcomic produced by Minion Comics, see MinionComics.'''



Partly HighFantasy, but mostly [[RuleOfFunny laugh-out-loud comedy]]. Updates Wednesdays, probably.

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Partly HighFantasy, but mostly [[RuleOfFunny laugh-out-loud comedy]]. Updates Wednesdays, probably. For the unrelated webcomic produced by Minion Comics, see ''MinionComics''.
26th Nov '11 11:56:21 AM Reimen
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'''For the unrelated webcomic produced by Minion Comics, see MinionComics.'''
8th Nov '11 6:37:04 PM fawn
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* PaperTiger: Count Antonie's vampiric powers make it nigh-impossible to kill him...but merely beating him up is a dead easy.
7th Nov '11 12:09:54 PM dalek955
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* MundaneUtility: [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Minion/index.php?p=237474 Meryl's illusion spells]].

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* MundaneUtility: [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Minion/index.php?p=237474 com/Minion/4907412/ Meryl's illusion spells]].
7th Nov '11 12:02:46 PM dalek955
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'''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Minion/index.php?p=71167 Minion]]''' is a fantasy webcomic by Andrew Fox. It follows the adventures of Gin, a young man honoring a childhood promise (and also looking for a place to stay), and his employer the Dark-Witch-for-Hire Meryl.

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'''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Minion/index.php?p=71167 com/Minion/ Minion]]''' is a fantasy webcomic by Andrew Fox. It follows the adventures of Gin, a young man honoring a childhood promise (and also looking for a place to stay), and his employer the Dark-Witch-for-Hire Meryl.
24th Jul '11 10:22:25 PM CaitsMeow
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* ElementalEmbodiment: The eight elemental planes[[hottip:*:[[BlowYouAway air]], [[DishingOutDirt earth]], [[MakingASplash water]], [[ShockAndAwe lightning]], [[PlayingWithFire fire]], [[AnIcePerson ice]], [[LightTheWay light]] and [[CastingAShadow darkness]].]] are home to an assortment of entities that magicians can [[SummonMagic summon]]. So far we have [[CuteMonsterGirl Shari]], a treasure guardian from Fire, and [[ServileSnarker Hai'dan]], an omniperceptive yet somehow still incompetent scout from Darkness.

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* ElementalEmbodiment: The eight elemental planes[[hottip:*:[[BlowYouAway air]], [[DishingOutDirt earth]], [[MakingASplash water]], [[ShockAndAwe lightning]], [[PlayingWithFire fire]], [[AnIcePerson ice]], [[LightTheWay [[LightEmUp light]] and [[CastingAShadow darkness]].]] are home to an assortment of entities that magicians can [[SummonMagic summon]]. So far we have [[CuteMonsterGirl Shari]], a treasure guardian from Fire, and [[ServileSnarker Hai'dan]], an omniperceptive yet somehow still incompetent scout from Darkness.
16th Jul '11 7:09:31 PM karsap
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* [[TotemPoleTrench Totem Pole Armor]]: The Knight that came to slay Meryl was in fact [[TagAlongKid Rico and Ellaine]].

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* [[TotemPoleTrench Totem Pole Armor]]: The Knight that came to slay Meryl was in fact [[TagAlongKid Rico and Ellaine]].Ellaine]] wearing a helm and a cloak. It's a good thing the [[GlamorFailure cloak blew open]] when it did, since the Knight had by that point hit several of Meryl's {{Berserk Button}}s and she was about a second away from blasting "him" into cinders.
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* TrouserSpace: Alfred has [[RunningGag very big pockets]].
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