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[[TexWiller http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tex_gang_499.jpg]]
[[caption-width:377:The [[BadassCrew cast]] from the left--[[TheSmartGuy Kit Willer]], [[TheHero Tex Willer]], [[TheLancer Kit Carson]], and [[TheBigGuy Tiger Jack]].]]

Tex Willer, or Tex, is a very popular Italian [[TheWestern western]] comic. Created by Gian Luigi Bonelli and Aurelio Galleppini in 1948, it became a success thanks to its beautiful artwork, fine cast of likable characters and engrossing stories, and it is still ongoing.

The comic depicts the adventures of a [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight heroic]] Texas Ranger named [[GuileHero Tex Willer]] who [[KnightErrant rights wrongs]] in the [[AWorldHalfFull Old West]] with his [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] friend [[TheLancer Kit Carson]], his resourceful son [[TheSmartGuy Kit Willer]] and his trusty Navajo ally [[TheBigGuy Tiger Jack]].

The comic portrays Native Americans sympathetically and has deep, thought-provoking storylines with a good balance of humour and drama. The story began with Tex's early adventures, and he gradually aged in subsequent years while gaining friends, fathering a son and attracting the attention of many notorious and dangerous [[RoguesGallery villains (and villainesses)]] along the way.

Tex is also [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff well-known outside Italy]], particularly in Brazil, [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5b/Colecao_de_tex.jpg with publishing in various formats]], and the Nordic countries where it almost rivals DonaldDuck fandom.

Now that you're here, have a look at [[Characters/TexWiller the Character Sheet]] too.

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!!''Tex Willer'' provides examples of:
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:Ricardo]] in the ''Rangers of Patagonia'' story.
* BadAss
** BadAssCrew: Expecially in the 100th volume, where basically all of Tex's pals are gathered to stop a gang of criminals.
* BadAssBookworm: El Morisco, a fat, friendly Egyptian scholar who can practice magic and often helps Tex during his "supernatural stories".
* BankRobbery: Baddies do lots of these.
* BatOutOfHell: Ahriman, Lord of the Third Circle, is a literal example: he's a demon lord who helps Yama and appears as a human-faced bat.
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: El Morisco does this to Yama of all people when the latter uses magic to try to spy on his house. Morisco answers by summoning a very strong squall that forces Yama to withdraw.
* BerserkButton: If you dare mock Native Americans or call Tex a liar, be prepared to either eat your words or get a mouth full of fist.
** And God help you if you actually wound or kill some of Tex's family or friends, or a Navajo. The fate of the final survivor of the gang that killed his wife is described in the NightmareFuel page.
** Carson also tends to get quite pissed if you're making smart comments about his age and are not his friend.
** During their fourth rematch, Tex manages to send Mefisto in a frothing rage by reminding him of the asylum where he was convicted after their latest meeting.
* BigFootSasquatchAndYeti: One mini-arc was focused on the Sasquatch, represented as a benevolent ape-man with healing powers.
* BodyHorror: El Muerto, whose face was burnt in a fire. Also the Master of the Abyss, who looks like a dried walking skeleton.
** Also, the infected people in ''Light From Space''.
* BoisterousBruiser: Gros Jean the half-blood and Pat Mc Ryan the Irishman.
* BountyHunter: Tex has faced a few of these, most notably El Muerto.
* {{Bowdlerization}}: A rather infamous case, in the first volume upon spotting the villains Tex says "Lo sceriffo e i suoi scagnozzi" (The sheriff and his crooks). In the reprint it's changed to "Lo sceriffo e i suoi uomini" (The sheriff and his men).
* CattleDrive: Many instances of this.
* CelibateHero: After the death of his wife Lylith, Tex hasn't had a relationship with any other woman. Carson, on the other hand...
* CorruptHick: Many of Tex's enemies are these.
** A particular story featured two of them. One was the story's BigBad, the other was the BigBad's father... Who used the fact ''he'' was the one with all the money in town to defang his son and force the local sheriff and judge to actually apply the law (thus ending the story's conflict in the heroes' favour, clearing Kit from a charge of murder and relative death sentence in the process). [[DidntSeeThatComing Nobody had expected this]], more out of him being a cripple (what allowed the son to do what he wanted for so long in the first place) than not knowing he had morals.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Stories written by Mauro Boselli and Sergio Bonelli (under alias of Nolitta) are considerably more violent than those by Gianluigi Bonelli and Claudio Nizzi. They're also more prone to have a bittersweet note at the end, and sometimes villains aren't just [[CardCarryingVillain Card-Carrying Villains]], or then they are way worse. Stories by Antonio Segura are even MORE darker and violent than Boselli/Nolitta stories.
* DeadpanSnarker: Carson is definitely guilty of this although Tex isn't that far behind either.
* DealWithTheDevil: What Mefisto eventually ends up doing, thus becoming one of Tex's deadliest enemies.
* DidntSeeThatComing: Many baddies didn't see ''Tex'' coming, and lost for that. Some particularly dangerous ones did see him but failed seeing him bringing a few hundreds Navajos or the ''US Army'' as reinforcement.
** In his third appearance, Mefisto was defeated because of this: he did saw everything Tex could bring against him, but didn't expect Padma (an exiled Buddhist monk that had saved his life, and a medium so powerful to be implied he can ''kill'' with his magic, something Mefisto himself can't) to survive receiving a brazier to the head, telling Tex where he could find him and driving Mefisto to a state of harmless madness.
* EscalatingBrawl: Several examples, including an epic brawl that ends when Gros Jean kicks all the bad guys out of the inn and then chops the supporting pillars with an axe, wrecking the whole place.
* EvilSorcerer: Mefisto and his son Yama. It also happens in stories concerning voodoo and similar stuff.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Mefisto is blocked into a dungeon and mauled by a bunch of huge rats, who eat him alive.
** Brennan, the last survivor of Lylith's murderers, was subjected to a nightmarish psychological torture before being eaten by sharks. Differently from Mephisto's death, this was on purpose.
* FastestGunInTheWest: Tex is pretty much the fastest gunslinger out there... although there have been a few who have bested him.
** Ruby Scott managed to draw faster than Tex in a duel, but he had a custom holster that can be spinned into shooting position, allowing Scott to shoot without even drawing his gun.
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Tex Willer.
** TheLancer: Kit Carson.
** TheSmartGuy: Kit Willer (he's the most educated guy of the bunch).
** TheBigGuy: Tiger Jack.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Steve Dickart, a slimy spy who sells secrets to the Mexicans. After his first defeat he comes back as Mefisto, and this time is a real sorcerer and a legitimate threat to our heroes. The same goes for his son Yama, who was a mere circus artist and was eventually turned into a sorcerer after following his father's footsteps.
* GoingNative: Partly. Tex spends a lot of his free time with his Navajo tribe although he is often drawn back to civilization to help someone in need.
* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Kit Carson is in a ''very'' good shape for his age. And looking at his track record with women, he's quite aware of his looks too.
* GuileHero: Although Tex isn't afraid to use his fists or guns to solve problems, he uses his wits and complex plans just as often to outsmart more dangerous opponents.
* TheGunslinger: Tex's group is very adept at using guns.
* HalfBreedDiscrimination: Kit Willer is half-Navajo, half-white. It often gets him in trouble in such towns which don't tolerate anyone with "Injun blood."
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Many of the RedShirt {{Mooks}} that the heroes face, even if the odds favor them.
* IndianMaiden: Tesah and Lilyth.
* KickTheDog: Many of Tex's enemies does it, but the top dog-kickers are Teller & Brennan, two arms dealer that, in revenge for Tex ruining a prosperous arms trade for them, tried to kill him by [[spoiler: unleashing a ''smallpox epidemics'' on the Navajos]] (by chance, Tex was away with Kit when it happened), killing his wife in the process.
** Tex did it in one occasion: when he finally found Brennan (who had barely survived Tex's initial RoaringRampageOfRevenge and managed to lose him), his end was the second most horrible in the entire series, topped only by Mephisto's.
* KnightErrant: Tex and his friends travel around the US a lot (and sometimes even go abroad) setting things right.
* MasterOfDisguise: Proteus.
* MegatonPunch: Not exactly ''that'' strong, but Tex hits ''hard''.
* MightyWhitey: Tex becomes the chief of the Navajo tribe and gains the name Eagle of the Night. This title gives him some privileges among other tribes who recognize his authority, and he uses his position to help the tribes which other whites try to use for their own gain. Tex is very respectful of different tribes' customs, however, and often sees Native Americans as better people than whites.
* MissingMom: Lilyth to Kit Willer.
* MountainMan: Gros-Jean is a poster boy for this trope.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: What Tex's name is like to villains as his fame spreads.
** Also Mefisto and his son Yama.
* NeverBringAKnifeToAGunfight: To ludicrous extremes when the heroes stumble upon a secret island inhabitated by vikings and easily ''snap'' their broadswords with bullets.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: In first half of ''Two Faces of Vengeance'', Tex kills [[spoiler:Don Luis Toledo]] by emptying entire Gatling magazine into him.
* OurLichesAreDifferent: Rakos/Sokar, the evil Egyptian warlock who was cursed by Isis and is forced to live in a pyramid, protected by his [[{{Golem}} Ushabti]]
* {{Outlaw}}: Many of Tex's enemies are these.
* PapaWolf: Try threatening or harming any members of Tex's family, and you'll come to regret it.
* RaisedByNatives: Partly. Although Tex was occasionally around to look after Kit when Lilyth died, he was often called on duty and thus left Kit to be raised by the Navajo tribe.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: In one story Tex begins to hunt down a group of bandits when he thinks that they have killed his son.
** He also did an epic one against the crooks who caused the death of Lilyth.
* RunningGag: Every time we see a telegraph office, the employee gets scared, killed or the butt of some joke. Some examples: in "The Blood Pact" the first telegraph employee to appear is lured into sending a very offending (and fully justified) message to the Ranger headquarter with the excuse 'It's a secret code', while the second one is killed by {{Mooks}} while he gives ammo to Tex and Carson besieged in his office; in the story "Navajo Blood" the employees thinks they're going to be killed by the rebelling Navajos, who are there to escort a journalist who needs to send an enormous report to the Washington Post (the Navajos also escorted the money to pay for the message: it was big enough that the editor of the Post called it a novel upon getting it, and the employees doubted he could pay before seeing the cash); in "Son of the Wind" the employee decides to get some fun at Tiger Jack, Tex's Navajo companion, who promptly threathens him with a knife, has him send the message and pays for the service with a smile before telling him his female coworker could resume breathing.
** Also, Carson's hat being used as decoy for enemy fire (and him complaining about how he always has to buy a new one after that).
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Tex doesn't care about rules as long as he can bring criminals to justice. His brash attitude often brings him into conflict with various stiff officers, sheriffs etc.
* TheSeventhCavalry: Both good and evil versions of this.
* TheSheriff: Plenty of them, ranging from corrupted to law-abiding ones.
* SquishyWizard: Mefisto and Yama have immense mystical powers and two weaknesses: they can't conjure anything solid (thus depending on more mundane means to actually kill Tex and his pards) and are killable as any human. Also, being both quite lean (and Mefisto being an old man), they are relatively weak in hand to hand, something they tend to avoid.
* StuffBlowingUp: Tex and pards make a rather liberal use of dynamite, ranging from throwing one or two sticks at someone or something to causing explosions big and well-placed enough to ''destroy an artificial lake and flood a mine'' (in all fairness, they only wanted to empty the lake so that the mine's pressured water jets would stop working, actually flooding was a side effect).
* TrainJob: Baddies do this.
** Inverted in ''The Armored Train'' where Tex gathered a team in a mission on Mexico to rob the titular train transporting gold and guns to a rebel general.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Yama's whereabouts after his third defeat are still unknown. He may have died, though...
** Last time I checked, Yama went into depression and was back doing the stage magician with his mother.
** In early stories Tex had a trusty horse named Dynamite. At some point Dynamite no longer showed up and was replaced by disposable mounts.

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[[TexWiller http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tex_gang_499.jpg]]
[[caption-width:377:The [[BadassCrew cast]] from the left--[[TheSmartGuy Kit Willer]], [[TheHero Tex Willer]], [[TheLancer Kit Carson]], and [[TheBigGuy Tiger Jack]].]]

Tex Willer, or Tex, is a very popular Italian [[TheWestern western]] comic. Created by Gian Luigi Bonelli and Aurelio Galleppini in 1948, it became a success thanks to its beautiful artwork, fine cast of likable characters and engrossing stories, and it is still ongoing.

The comic depicts the adventures of a [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight heroic]] Texas Ranger named [[GuileHero Tex Willer]] who [[KnightErrant rights wrongs]] in the [[AWorldHalfFull Old West]] with his [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] friend [[TheLancer Kit Carson]], his resourceful son [[TheSmartGuy Kit Willer]] and his trusty Navajo ally [[TheBigGuy Tiger Jack]].

The comic portrays Native Americans sympathetically and has deep, thought-provoking storylines with a good balance of humour and drama. The story began with Tex's early adventures, and he gradually aged in subsequent years while gaining friends, fathering a son and attracting the attention of many notorious and dangerous [[RoguesGallery villains (and villainesses)]] along the way.

Tex is also [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff well-known outside Italy]], particularly in Brazil, [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5b/Colecao_de_tex.jpg with publishing in various formats]], and the Nordic countries where it almost rivals DonaldDuck fandom.

Now that you're here, have a look at [[Characters/TexWiller the Character Sheet]] too.

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!!''Tex Willer'' provides examples of:
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:Ricardo]] in the ''Rangers of Patagonia'' story.
* BadAss
** BadAssCrew: Expecially in the 100th volume, where basically all of Tex's pals are gathered to stop a gang of criminals.
* BadAssBookworm: El Morisco, a fat, friendly Egyptian scholar who can practice magic and often helps Tex during his "supernatural stories".
* BankRobbery: Baddies do lots of these.
* BatOutOfHell: Ahriman, Lord of the Third Circle, is a literal example: he's a demon lord who helps Yama and appears as a human-faced bat.
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: El Morisco does this to Yama of all people when the latter uses magic to try to spy on his house. Morisco answers by summoning a very strong squall that forces Yama to withdraw.
* BerserkButton: If you dare mock Native Americans or call Tex a liar, be prepared to either eat your words or get a mouth full of fist.
** And God help you if you actually wound or kill some of Tex's family or friends, or a Navajo. The fate of the final survivor of the gang that killed his wife is described in the NightmareFuel page.
** Carson also tends to get quite pissed if you're making smart comments about his age and are not his friend.
** During their fourth rematch, Tex manages to send Mefisto in a frothing rage by reminding him of the asylum where he was convicted after their latest meeting.
* BigFootSasquatchAndYeti: One mini-arc was focused on the Sasquatch, represented as a benevolent ape-man with healing powers.
* BodyHorror: El Muerto, whose face was burnt in a fire. Also the Master of the Abyss, who looks like a dried walking skeleton.
** Also, the infected people in ''Light From Space''.
* BoisterousBruiser: Gros Jean the half-blood and Pat Mc Ryan the Irishman.
* BountyHunter: Tex has faced a few of these, most notably El Muerto.
* {{Bowdlerization}}: A rather infamous case, in the first volume upon spotting the villains Tex says "Lo sceriffo e i suoi scagnozzi" (The sheriff and his crooks). In the reprint it's changed to "Lo sceriffo e i suoi uomini" (The sheriff and his men).
* CattleDrive: Many instances of this.
* CelibateHero: After the death of his wife Lylith, Tex hasn't had a relationship with any other woman. Carson, on the other hand...
* CorruptHick: Many of Tex's enemies are these.
** A particular story featured two of them. One was the story's BigBad, the other was the BigBad's father... Who used the fact ''he'' was the one with all the money in town to defang his son and force the local sheriff and judge to actually apply the law (thus ending the story's conflict in the heroes' favour, clearing Kit from a charge of murder and relative death sentence in the process). [[DidntSeeThatComing Nobody had expected this]], more out of him being a cripple (what allowed the son to do what he wanted for so long in the first place) than not knowing he had morals.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Stories written by Mauro Boselli and Sergio Bonelli (under alias of Nolitta) are considerably more violent than those by Gianluigi Bonelli and Claudio Nizzi. They're also more prone to have a bittersweet note at the end, and sometimes villains aren't just [[CardCarryingVillain Card-Carrying Villains]], or then they are way worse. Stories by Antonio Segura are even MORE darker and violent than Boselli/Nolitta stories.
* DeadpanSnarker: Carson is definitely guilty of this although Tex isn't that far behind either.
* DealWithTheDevil: What Mefisto eventually ends up doing, thus becoming one of Tex's deadliest enemies.
* DidntSeeThatComing: Many baddies didn't see ''Tex'' coming, and lost for that. Some particularly dangerous ones did see him but failed seeing him bringing a few hundreds Navajos or the ''US Army'' as reinforcement.
** In his third appearance, Mefisto was defeated because of this: he did saw everything Tex could bring against him, but didn't expect Padma (an exiled Buddhist monk that had saved his life, and a medium so powerful to be implied he can ''kill'' with his magic, something Mefisto himself can't) to survive receiving a brazier to the head, telling Tex where he could find him and driving Mefisto to a state of harmless madness.
* EscalatingBrawl: Several examples, including an epic brawl that ends when Gros Jean kicks all the bad guys out of the inn and then chops the supporting pillars with an axe, wrecking the whole place.
* EvilSorcerer: Mefisto and his son Yama. It also happens in stories concerning voodoo and similar stuff.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Mefisto is blocked into a dungeon and mauled by a bunch of huge rats, who eat him alive.
** Brennan, the last survivor of Lylith's murderers, was subjected to a nightmarish psychological torture before being eaten by sharks. Differently from Mephisto's death, this was on purpose.
* FastestGunInTheWest: Tex is pretty much the fastest gunslinger out there... although there have been a few who have bested him.
** Ruby Scott managed to draw faster than Tex in a duel, but he had a custom holster that can be spinned into shooting position, allowing Scott to shoot without even drawing his gun.
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Tex Willer.
** TheLancer: Kit Carson.
** TheSmartGuy: Kit Willer (he's the most educated guy of the bunch).
** TheBigGuy: Tiger Jack.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Steve Dickart, a slimy spy who sells secrets to the Mexicans. After his first defeat he comes back as Mefisto, and this time is a real sorcerer and a legitimate threat to our heroes. The same goes for his son Yama, who was a mere circus artist and was eventually turned into a sorcerer after following his father's footsteps.
* GoingNative: Partly. Tex spends a lot of his free time with his Navajo tribe although he is often drawn back to civilization to help someone in need.
* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Kit Carson is in a ''very'' good shape for his age. And looking at his track record with women, he's quite aware of his looks too.
* GuileHero: Although Tex isn't afraid to use his fists or guns to solve problems, he uses his wits and complex plans just as often to outsmart more dangerous opponents.
* TheGunslinger: Tex's group is very adept at using guns.
* HalfBreedDiscrimination: Kit Willer is half-Navajo, half-white. It often gets him in trouble in such towns which don't tolerate anyone with "Injun blood."
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Many of the RedShirt {{Mooks}} that the heroes face, even if the odds favor them.
* IndianMaiden: Tesah and Lilyth.
* KickTheDog: Many of Tex's enemies does it, but the top dog-kickers are Teller & Brennan, two arms dealer that, in revenge for Tex ruining a prosperous arms trade for them, tried to kill him by [[spoiler: unleashing a ''smallpox epidemics'' on the Navajos]] (by chance, Tex was away with Kit when it happened), killing his wife in the process.
** Tex did it in one occasion: when he finally found Brennan (who had barely survived Tex's initial RoaringRampageOfRevenge and managed to lose him), his end was the second most horrible in the entire series, topped only by Mephisto's.
* KnightErrant: Tex and his friends travel around the US a lot (and sometimes even go abroad) setting things right.
* MasterOfDisguise: Proteus.
* MegatonPunch: Not exactly ''that'' strong, but Tex hits ''hard''.
* MightyWhitey: Tex becomes the chief of the Navajo tribe and gains the name Eagle of the Night. This title gives him some privileges among other tribes who recognize his authority, and he uses his position to help the tribes which other whites try to use for their own gain. Tex is very respectful of different tribes' customs, however, and often sees Native Americans as better people than whites.
* MissingMom: Lilyth to Kit Willer.
* MountainMan: Gros-Jean is a poster boy for this trope.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: What Tex's name is like to villains as his fame spreads.
** Also Mefisto and his son Yama.
* NeverBringAKnifeToAGunfight: To ludicrous extremes when the heroes stumble upon a secret island inhabitated by vikings and easily ''snap'' their broadswords with bullets.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: In first half of ''Two Faces of Vengeance'', Tex kills [[spoiler:Don Luis Toledo]] by emptying entire Gatling magazine into him.
* OurLichesAreDifferent: Rakos/Sokar, the evil Egyptian warlock who was cursed by Isis and is forced to live in a pyramid, protected by his [[{{Golem}} Ushabti]]
* {{Outlaw}}: Many of Tex's enemies are these.
* PapaWolf: Try threatening or harming any members of Tex's family, and you'll come to regret it.
* RaisedByNatives: Partly. Although Tex was occasionally around to look after Kit when Lilyth died, he was often called on duty and thus left Kit to be raised by the Navajo tribe.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: In one story Tex begins to hunt down a group of bandits when he thinks that they have killed his son.
** He also did an epic one against the crooks who caused the death of Lilyth.
* RunningGag: Every time we see a telegraph office, the employee gets scared, killed or the butt of some joke. Some examples: in "The Blood Pact" the first telegraph employee to appear is lured into sending a very offending (and fully justified) message to the Ranger headquarter with the excuse 'It's a secret code', while the second one is killed by {{Mooks}} while he gives ammo to Tex and Carson besieged in his office; in the story "Navajo Blood" the employees thinks they're going to be killed by the rebelling Navajos, who are there to escort a journalist who needs to send an enormous report to the Washington Post (the Navajos also escorted the money to pay for the message: it was big enough that the editor of the Post called it a novel upon getting it, and the employees doubted he could pay before seeing the cash); in "Son of the Wind" the employee decides to get some fun at Tiger Jack, Tex's Navajo companion, who promptly threathens him with a knife, has him send the message and pays for the service with a smile before telling him his female coworker could resume breathing.
** Also, Carson's hat being used as decoy for enemy fire (and him complaining about how he always has to buy a new one after that).
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Tex doesn't care about rules as long as he can bring criminals to justice. His brash attitude often brings him into conflict with various stiff officers, sheriffs etc.
* TheSeventhCavalry: Both good and evil versions of this.
* TheSheriff: Plenty of them, ranging from corrupted to law-abiding ones.
* SquishyWizard: Mefisto and Yama have immense mystical powers and two weaknesses: they can't conjure anything solid (thus depending on more mundane means to actually kill Tex and his pards) and are killable as any human. Also, being both quite lean (and Mefisto being an old man), they are relatively weak in hand to hand, something they tend to avoid.
* StuffBlowingUp: Tex and pards make a rather liberal use of dynamite, ranging from throwing one or two sticks at someone or something to causing explosions big and well-placed enough to ''destroy an artificial lake and flood a mine'' (in all fairness, they only wanted to empty the lake so that the mine's pressured water jets would stop working, actually flooding was a side effect).
* TrainJob: Baddies do this.
** Inverted in ''The Armored Train'' where Tex gathered a team in a mission on Mexico to rob the titular train transporting gold and guns to a rebel general.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Yama's whereabouts after his third defeat are still unknown. He may have died, though...
** Last time I checked, Yama went into depression and was back doing the stage magician with his mother.
** In early stories Tex had a trusty horse named Dynamite. At some point Dynamite no longer showed up and was replaced by disposable mounts.

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** A particular story featured two of them. One was the story's BigBad, the other was the BigBad's father... Who used the fact ''he'' was the one with all the money in town to defang his son and force the local sheriff and judge to actually apply the law (thus ending the story's conflict in the heroes' favour, clearing Kit from a charge of murder and relative death sentence in the process). [[DidntSeeThatComing Nobody had expected this]], more out of him being a cripple (what allowed the son to do what he wanted for so long in the first place) than not knowing he had morals.
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** And God help you if you actually wound or kill some of Tex's family or friends, or a Navajo. The fate of the final survivor of the gang that killed his wife is described in the NightmareFuel page.
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* RunningGag: Every time we see a telegraph office, the employee gets scared, killed or the butt of some joke. Some examples: in The Blood Pact the first telegraph employee to appear is lured into sending a very offending (and fully justified) message to the Ranger headquarter with the excuse 'It's a secret code', while the second one is killed by the mooks while he gives ammo to Tex and Carson besieged in his office; in the story Navajo Blood the employees thinks they're going to be killed by the rebelling Navajos, who are there to escort a journalist who needs to send an enormous report to the Washington Post (the Navajos also escorted the money to pay for the message: it was big enough that the editor of the Post called it a novel upon getting it, and the employees doubted he could pay before seeing the cash); in Son of the Wind the employee decides to get some fun at Tiger Jack, Tex's Navajo companion, who promptly threathens him with a knife, has him send the message and pays for the service with a smile before telling him his female coworker could resume breathing.

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* RunningGag: Every time we see a telegraph office, the employee gets scared, killed or the butt of some joke. Some examples: in The "The Blood Pact Pact" the first telegraph employee to appear is lured into sending a very offending (and fully justified) message to the Ranger headquarter with the excuse 'It's a secret code', while the second one is killed by the mooks {{Mooks}} while he gives ammo to Tex and Carson besieged in his office; in the story Navajo Blood "Navajo Blood" the employees thinks they're going to be killed by the rebelling Navajos, who are there to escort a journalist who needs to send an enormous report to the Washington Post (the Navajos also escorted the money to pay for the message: it was big enough that the editor of the Post called it a novel upon getting it, and the employees doubted he could pay before seeing the cash); in Son "Son of the Wind Wind" the employee decides to get some fun at Tiger Jack, Tex's Navajo companion, who promptly threathens him with a knife, has him send the message and pays for the service with a smile before telling him his female coworker could resume breathing.


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* StuffBlowingUp: Tex and pards make a rather liberal use of dynamite, ranging from throwing one or two sticks at someone or something to causing explosions big and well-placed enough to ''destroy an artificial lake and flood a mine'' (in all fairness, they only wanted to empty the lake so that the mine's pressured water jets would stop working, actually flooding was a side effect).
4th Apr '13 10:05:18 AM igordebraga
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Tex is also [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff well-known outside Italy]], particularly in the Nordic countries where it almost rivals DonaldDuck fandom.

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Tex is also [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff well-known outside Italy]], particularly in Brazil, [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5b/Colecao_de_tex.jpg with publishing in various formats]], and the Nordic countries where it almost rivals DonaldDuck fandom.
3rd Mar '13 2:51:00 AM SeptimusHeap
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* DeadLittleSister: Tex has lost many people dear to him over the years, including his father, brother, mentor and wife.
** In ''Return To Culver City'', we get to see the graves of his parents in the long-abandoned childhood home of Tex.
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* BatOutOfHell: Ahriman, Lord of the Third Circle, is a literal example: he's a demon lord who helps Yama and appears as a human-faced bat.
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: El Morisco does this to Yama of all people when the latter uses magic to try to spy on his house. Morisco answers by summoning a very strong squall that forces Yama to withdraw.


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** During their fourth rematch, Tex manages to send Mefisto in a frothing rage by reminding him of the asylum where he was convicted after their latest meeting.


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* {{Bowdlerization}}: A rather infamous case, in the first volume upon spotting the villains Tex says "Lo sceriffo e i suoi scagnozzi" (The sheriff and his crooks). In the reprint it's changed to "Lo sceriffo e i suoi uomini" (The sheriff and his men).


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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Steve Dickart, a slimy spy who sells secrets to the Mexicans. After his first defeat he comes back as Mefisto, and this time is a real sorcerer and a legitimate threat to our heroes. The same goes for his son Yama, who was a mere circus artist and was eventually turned into a sorcerer after following his father's footsteps.


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* NeverBringAKnifeToAGunfight: To ludicrous extremes when the heroes stumble upon a secret island inhabitated by vikings and easily ''snap'' their broadswords with bullets.
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* HalfBreed: Kit Willer is half Navajo. It often gets him in trouble in such towns which don't tolerate anyone with "Injun blood."

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* HalfBreed: HalfBreedDiscrimination: Kit Willer is half Navajo.half-Navajo, half-white. It often gets him in trouble in such towns which don't tolerate anyone with "Injun blood."



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** In early stories Tex had a trusty horse named Dynamite. At some point Dynamite no longer showed up and was replaced by disposable mounts.
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** Brennan, the last survivor of Lylith's murderers, was subjected to a nightmarish psychological torture before being eaten by sharks. Differently from Mephisto's death, this was on purpose.


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* KickTheDog: Many of Tex's enemies does it, but the top dog-kickers are Teller & Brennan, two arms dealer that, in revenge for Tex ruining a prosperous arms trade for them, tried to kill him by [[spoiler: unleashing a ''smallpox epidemics'' on the Navajos]] (by chance, Tex was away with Kit when it happened), killing his wife in the process.
** Tex did it in one occasion: when he finally found Brennan (who had barely survived Tex's initial RoaringRampageOfRevenge and managed to lose him), his end was the second most horrible in the entire series, topped only by Mephisto's.
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