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22nd May '16 2:43:10 PM PixelKnight
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' crew certainly qualifies. Roy is pretty competent in his own right, but his band consists of a dwarf who is convinced that trees are evil, a childish bard who is completely useless in battle until he [[TookALevelInBadass takes a prestige class]] that depends on ''puns'' to be effective, a greedy rogue who constantly steals from the rest of the party, a megalomaniac elf wizard with an [[AmbiguousGender unknown gender]], and a bloodthirsty halfling who defines HeroicComedicSociopath. Their {{evil counterpart}}s aren't any better, either...

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' crew certainly qualifies. Roy is pretty competent in his own right, but his band consists of an ambitious and greedy rogue, a dwarf who is convinced that trees are evil, a childish bard who is completely useless in battle until he [[TookALevelInBadass takes psychopathic ranger, a prestige class]] that depends on ''puns'' to be effective, a greedy rogue who constantly steals from the rest of the party, a megalomaniac elf trigger-happy wizard with an [[AmbiguousGender unknown gender]], that never stops talking, a dwarven cleric that is stuck in his role as a healer instead of being the nightmare that D&D clerics are known for and a bloodthirsty halfling who defines HeroicComedicSociopath. Their {{evil counterpart}}s aren't any better, either...bard that's as dumb as a box of moldy carrots.



** This is also Xykon's justification for having a 'back-up lair'; "You never know, you could be just relaxing in your den on a lazy Sunday afternoon, reading the paper, when suddenly BAM! A band of unlikely heroes put aside their personal differences and evicts you from your own house.

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** This is also Xykon's justification for having a 'back-up lair'; "You never know, you could be just relaxing in your den on a lazy Sunday afternoon, reading the paper, when suddenly BAM! A band of unlikely heroes put aside their personal differences and evicts you from your own house."
14th May '16 9:56:21 PM Orbiting
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* Webcomic/AGirlAndHerFed has a main cast consisting of a hyperactive martial artist (the Girl) a 6'5 cyborg secret agent (her Fed), the ghost of Benjamin Franklin, and a talking koala.

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* Webcomic/AGirlAndHerFed ''Webcomic/AGirlAndHerFed'' has a main cast consisting of a hyperactive martial artist (the Girl) a 6'5 cyborg secret agent (her Fed), the ghost of Benjamin Franklin, and a talking koala.




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* In ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'', because it takes place in a SmallSecludedWorld, the cast is stuck with working with each other despite their oddities. They are:
** Earth, a planet who is almost physically unable to keep her nose out of everyone else's business
** Venus, her more mature younger sister
** Mercury, an office worker who can barely start a conversation without insulting everyone else in the room
** Jupiter, a melodramatic LeaderWannabe with more ambition than brains
** Uranus, a moon-thief[[note]]as in, they steal moons[[/note]] and borderline con-artist
** Saturn, a recluse who would really just rather not interact with people in general
** Mars, a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who speaks CassandraTruth like a second language
** Neptune, an often spoken-over voice of reason (Neptune)
** And Sun, a member of a completely different species who's barely suppressing the urge to murder all of them.
12th May '16 9:27:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one of the 2008 Franchise/{{Bionicle}} web serials, Federation of Fear, the [[TheKnightsTemplar Order of Mata Nui]] send out a BoxedCrook [[WeHaveReserves suicide team]] to bring back a SealedEvilInACan with a grudge to fight the [[BigBad Makuta]]. The team consists of two mutated ex-warlords/ex-prisoners, a disgraced scientist/ruler whose name has become a byword for "failure," a {{Manipulative B|astard}}itch whose name has become a byword of "treachery," a KnifeNut BountyHunter, a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who is actually half of another being, and an Order member stuck in a HeelFaceRevolvingDoor.

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* In one of the 2008 Franchise/{{Bionicle}} web serials, Federation of Fear, the [[TheKnightsTemplar Order of Mata Nui]] Nui send out a BoxedCrook [[WeHaveReserves suicide team]] to bring back a SealedEvilInACan with a grudge to fight the [[BigBad Makuta]]. The team consists of two mutated ex-warlords/ex-prisoners, a disgraced scientist/ruler whose name has become a byword for "failure," a {{Manipulative B|astard}}itch whose name has become a byword of "treachery," a KnifeNut BountyHunter, a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who is actually half of another being, and an Order member stuck in a HeelFaceRevolvingDoor.
9th May '16 8:58:52 PM see93fr
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* ''[[WebVideo/CriticalRole Critical Role's]]'' Vox Machina certainly fits the bill. Their self-styled group of intrepid adventurers contains an exiled [[BloodKnight goliath barbarian]] and his [[HugeGuyTinyGirl best friend]], an {{Adorkable}} war-cleric, a [[DarkAndTroubledPast vengeance seeking gunslinger]], a socially awkward druid princess, a gnomish CasanovaWannabe, and a brother-sister duo consisting of a FearlessFool rogue and a gold-hungry ranger with a [[TeamPet pet bear]]. [[AntiHeroTeam Somehow]], [[FamilyOfChoice they]] [[TrueCompanions make]] [[BadassCrew it]] [[HopeBringer work]].
6th May '16 4:00:25 PM greatpikminfan
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* In ''[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Hivebent]]'', who gets to play Sgrub and create a new universe (BecauseDestinySaysSo)? A matchmaking huntress obsessed with cats, a ghost obsessed with death, a bipolar oracle obsessed with computers, a serial killer obsessed with imitating her past incarnation, a budding lawmaker obsessed with tasting things, a fish princess raised by an EldritchAbomination, a bloodthirsty nobleman mourning his recent breakup, a perpetually angry mutant who's the reincarnation of Troll Jesus, a [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry]] bigot who builds robots, a drug addict clown...and Kanaya and Tavros, though the last two are actually kind of normal. It should come as no surprise that [[HeroOfAnotherStory their section]] of the plot goes to hell.

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* In ''[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Hivebent]]'', who gets to play Sgrub and create a new universe (BecauseDestinySaysSo)? A matchmaking huntress obsessed with cats, a ghost obsessed with death, a bipolar oracle obsessed with computers, a serial killer obsessed with imitating her past incarnation, distant ancestor, a budding lawmaker obsessed with tasting things, a fish princess raised by an EldritchAbomination, a bloodthirsty nobleman mourning his recent breakup, a perpetually angry mutant who's the reincarnation descendant of Troll Jesus, a [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry]] bigot who builds robots, a drug addict clown...and Kanaya and Tavros, though the last two are actually kind of normal. It should come as no surprise that [[HeroOfAnotherStory their section]] of the plot goes to hell.
6th May '16 7:43:33 AM Eievie
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->''"Wait, wait. You ARE a rag-tag group of adventurers with unclear goals and good hearts, right? …Yeah, you people are my LARGEST threat."''

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->''"Wait, wait. You ARE a rag-tag group of adventurers with unclear goals and good hearts, right? …Yeah, …yeah, you people are my LARGEST threat."''



* There was a better first choice that DID get sent, but [[TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled they screwed up badly.]] These guys were the backup plan nobody wanted to be forced to use.

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* There was a better first choice that DID ''did'' get sent, but [[TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled they screwed up badly.]] badly]]. These guys were the backup plan nobody wanted to be forced to use.



If the characters were not forced on the team -- CondemnedContestant, BoxedCrook -- they often join to be LonelyTogether. [[{{Foil}} To contrast]] their diversity, their enemies will likely be [[AlikeAndAntitheticalAdversaries all homogenous in one way,]] typically by being highly collaborative professionals.

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If the characters were not forced on the team -- CondemnedContestant, BoxedCrook -- they team--CondemnedContestant, BoxedCrook--they often join to be LonelyTogether. [[{{Foil}} To contrast]] their diversity, their enemies will likely be [[AlikeAndAntitheticalAdversaries all homogenous in one way,]] typically by being highly collaborative professionals.
12th Apr '16 4:45:00 PM charlessage
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* {{Series/Archer}}: ISIS/The CIA Freelancers/The Figgis Agency. Subverted in that they fail as often as succeed.
-->'''Sterling Archer''': Why would you wanna work for those Ivy League white-shoe D.C. pricks? That's not who we are! We're the outsiders, the scrappy underdogs! We're [[{{Film/Animal House}} Delta House]], {{Film/The Dirty Dozen}}, [[StarWars The Rebel Alliance.]] {{Film/The Commitments}}. We're the [[{{Film/TheBadNewsBears}} Bad News Frickin' Bears]], and our Lupus is an [[ItMakesSenseInContext openly gay cyborg dying of sepsis in a wheelbarrow!]]
21st Mar '16 4:46:20 AM CountDorku
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* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'': [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/050916 Lampshaded]]

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* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'': [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/050916 Lampshaded]]Lampshaded]]. The heroic lineup outside that scenario is impressively odd. The core team has Mega Man (who is an idiot), Proto Man (who is the resident MetaGuy and has a bit of a weapon obsession), Roll (who has some fairly impressive anger issues), George (a superhero from another dimension), Bass (who is technically supposed to be a bad guy, but is too stupid to remember this), Nate (a reprogrammed Yellow Demon goo-bot enemy who communicates through signs), Chadling (another Demon, this time from another dimension, who bonded with the main characters over a shared ice cream addiction), Mike (a former villainous minion and very incompetent cyborg ninja), Rush (a sarcastic robot dog with self-esteem issues), Dr Light (a scientific genius and a short-tempered, arrogant drunk), the author of the comic (when he can be bothered to show up), and Ran (a Communist robot who, after his introduction, dies at least a dozen times in nearly every storyline). The list of temporary members is even weirder and includes several villains (reformed and otherwise), more than a few characters from other dimensions, time travellers, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs at least one version of a villain from another dimension, multiple sets of time-travellers from alternate dimensions]], and Bob, the eventual BigBad, who for the trifecta is a time-travelling villain from another dimension.
12th Feb '16 2:20:47 PM GoldenSonic64
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* In ''WebComic/DevilsDust'', the RagtagBunchOfMisfits include an impatient KidHero and a BigGuy who has to work more than he would like to. It seems clear that these characters aren't of best of terms with each other, but they have to work together for survival.
20th Jan '16 7:58:27 AM ladyofthelibrary
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** Technically the titular characters' core group counts too. There's a miniature [[TheWonka Wonka]], his InexplicablyAwesome stepbrother, the local bully, the nerd said bully picks on, a bunch of InexplicablyAwesome Girl Scouts, a weirdo who stalks TheWonka and his stepbrother and a bunch of random people who walk in and out.



* Let's see. A super fast hedgehog, an innocent two tailed fox, tomboyish princess squirrel/chipmunk hybrid, a sweet half robotized rabbit, a cowedly coyote, a walrus who's good with tools, a clumsy but good natured dragon and robotized hedgehog? Yep. ''SonicSatAm'' is onto it too.

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* Let's see. A super fast hedgehog, an innocent two tailed fox, tomboyish princess squirrel/chipmunk hybrid, a sweet half robotized rabbit, a cowedly cowardly coyote, a walrus who's good with tools, a clumsy but good natured dragon and robotized hedgehog? Yep. ''SonicSatAm'' is onto it too.
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