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2nd Jun '18 6:30:27 AM jormis29
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* ''Gil's All Fright Diner'' by A. Lee Martinez:

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21st May '18 10:41:18 PM LummoxJR
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* Literature/TheAffix is a jewel that abuses probability. Its [[ClingyMacGuffin chosen keeper]] is a target for whatever bizarre crap it throws their way. This is worse when it's "awake" and goes beyond mere low-level coincidences into car-crashing, casino-breaking mayhem.
9th Apr '18 9:45:51 AM Bisected8
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* Tadayasu Sawaki from ''Manga/{{Moyashimon}}''. In addition to being born with the power to see and communicate with microorganisms, he ends up hanging out with all sorts of weirdos, including a college professor seemingly obsessed with bio-remediation and [[ForeignQueasine weird fermented foods from around the world]], the professor's leather-wearing workaholic IceQueen grad assistant, a pair of slackers obsessed with sake brewing and insects, respectively, a girl who [[NeatFreak washes way too much]] and another girl who [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl drinks way too much]]. And to top it all off, his best friend since childhood [[spoiler: comes out as a {{transsexual}} and starts dressing up in ElegantGothicLolita outfits]].

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* Tadayasu Sawaki from ''Manga/{{Moyashimon}}''. In addition to being born with the power to see and communicate with microorganisms, he ends up hanging out with all sorts of weirdos, including a college professor seemingly obsessed with bio-remediation and [[ForeignQueasine weird fermented foods from around the world]], the professor's leather-wearing workaholic IceQueen grad assistant, a pair of slackers obsessed with sake brewing and insects, respectively, a girl who [[NeatFreak washes way too much]] and another girl who [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl drinks way too much]]. And to top it all off, his best friend since childhood [[spoiler: comes out as a {{transsexual}} {{Transgender}} and starts dressing up in ElegantGothicLolita outfits]].



** Marten seems to be a strange girl magnet: Faye is wildly bipolar, Dora has control issues, Hannelore is severely obsessive-compulsive and germophobic, and Marigold is a shut-in. Claire, on the other hand, is rational and focused (although she is {{transsexual}}).

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** Marten seems to be a strange girl magnet: Faye is wildly bipolar, Dora has control issues, Hannelore is severely obsessive-compulsive and germophobic, and Marigold is a shut-in. Claire, on the other hand, is rational and focused (although she is {{transsexual}}).{{transgender}}).
9th Mar '18 10:55:18 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' Jiminez's brother Aldin laments that Jiminez is one of these, though Jiminez himself seems to love it. This seems to go UpTo11 when Aldin tries to make him avoid adventure.
-->'''Aldin:''' Lady Heterodyne, if we take him back now, he will complain for ''months''. He will actively seek me out, follow me around, and tell me at ''excruciating length'' why we shouldn't have "run away-" And while he is doing so, he will drag me into six "adventures" worse than this death crawl can ''ever'' be.
6th Mar '18 7:01:39 PM Andyroid
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* On ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'', Milo seems to attract all sorts of weirdness as a side effect of him literally being a living embodiment of the adage "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong."[[note]]It's a genetic trait passed down through males in his family.[[/note]] The first episode alone has him and his new friend Zack nearly getting crushed by a sewer pipe, almost burned alive in a oil fire, get chased by a wolf, lost in the sewers, caught in a flooded construction site, and ''abducted by aliens'' in their efforts to get to school on time.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'', Milo seems to attract all sorts of weirdness as a side effect of him literally being [[BornUnlucky a living embodiment of the adage "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong."[[note]]It's "]] [[note]]It's a genetic trait [[ItRunsInTheFamily passed down through males in his family.family]].[[/note]] The In the first episode alone has him alone, Milo and his new friend Zack are nearly getting crushed by a sewer concrete pipe, almost burned alive in a oil fire, get chased by a wolf, pack of wolves, lost in the sewers, caught in a flooded construction site, and ''abducted by aliens'' in their efforts to get to school on time.
25th Feb '18 3:16:04 PM nombretomado
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* The titular toy store in ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' seems to be one. The owner is an EvilOverlord wannabe who can't tell genders apart, a former government super-soldier shows up looking for a job only to randomly find ''another'' former government super-soldier already working there (one who is ''supposed to be dead''), UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} are likewise resurrected solely to work retail, one employee is obsessed with ninjas to the point of stabbing people and hallucinating the world around him as a manga, a sentient talking car now works in the stock room, a disgruntled former employee plots for years (even getting elected to congress and recruiting Walter Mondale and SarahPalin in the process) to get revenge for being fired, a religion is founded around one employee, another briefly achieves world peace through the consumption of Cadbury Creme Eggs, and the whole place seems to have a "good twin" in the form of another store across the street with suspiciously similar workers where everything is perfect.

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* The titular toy store in ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' seems to be one. The owner is an EvilOverlord wannabe who can't tell genders apart, a former government super-soldier shows up looking for a job only to randomly find ''another'' former government super-soldier already working there (one who is ''supposed to be dead''), UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan and UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} are likewise resurrected solely to work retail, one employee is obsessed with ninjas to the point of stabbing people and hallucinating the world around him as a manga, a sentient talking car now works in the stock room, a disgruntled former employee plots for years (even getting elected to congress and recruiting Walter Mondale and SarahPalin UsefulNotes/SarahPalin in the process) to get revenge for being fired, a religion is founded around one employee, another briefly achieves world peace through the consumption of Cadbury Creme Eggs, and the whole place seems to have a "good twin" in the form of another store across the street with suspiciously similar workers where everything is perfect.
9th Feb '18 1:46:33 PM ironballs16
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* Todd Chavez of ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'' has a bizarre tendency to go on wacky misadventures given the otherwise-serious nature of the show, including one episode where [[PrinceAndPauper he and the Prince of Cordovia swap places]].

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* Todd Chavez of ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'' has a bizarre tendency to go on wacky misadventures given the otherwise-serious nature of the show, including one episode where [[PrinceAndPauper he and the Prince of Cordovia swap places]].places]], and a later episode in which [[{{Film/Her}} his cell phone falls in love with him]].
22nd Jan '18 1:22:44 AM RacattackForce
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* On ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'', Milo seems to attract all sorts of weirdness as a side effect of him being TheJinx. The first episode alone has him and his new friend Zack getting ''abducted by aliens'' in their efforts to get to school on time.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'', Milo seems to attract all sorts of weirdness as a side effect of him literally being TheJinx. a living embodiment of the adage "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong."[[note]]It's a genetic trait passed down through males in his family.[[/note]] The first episode alone has him and his new friend Zack nearly getting crushed by a sewer pipe, almost burned alive in a oil fire, get chased by a wolf, lost in the sewers, caught in a flooded construction site, and ''abducted by aliens'' in their efforts to get to school on time.
22nd Jan '18 1:04:27 AM RacattackForce
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* ComicBook/JimmyOlsen is well-known for this quality. There's a reason why Website/{{Superdickery}} has made a drinking game out of counting the times Jimmy gains superpowers through one way or another, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Being a newspaper photographer in [[CityOfAdventure Metropolis]] kind of [[SeenItAll justifies all the weirdness he gets subjected to]], but it's one of the bizarre [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] cliches that has continued ComicBook/PostCrisis, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot including a full-blown, targeted, massive example in]] ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis''.
** Jimmy Olsen is to the city of Metropolis [[UpToEleven what the city of Metropolis is to the rest of the world:]] ''always'' the victim of whatever crazy catastrophe happens to be going down in Franchise/TheDCU on any given day or night, only he's a person instead of a location.
** ComicBook/LoisLane was one of these Pre-Crisis, but now she's mainly notable for actively ''chasing'' after weirdness with a frenzy. However, the city of Metropolis, where she does most of her investigative reporting, is a major weirdness magnet itself.

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* ComicBook/JimmyOlsen is well-known for this quality. There's a reason why Website/{{Superdickery}} has made a drinking game out of counting the times Jimmy gains superpowers through one way or another, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Being a newspaper photographer in [[CityOfAdventure Metropolis]] kind of [[SeenItAll justifies all the weirdness he gets subjected to]], but it's one of the bizarre [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] cliches that has continued ComicBook/PostCrisis, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot including a full-blown, targeted, massive example in]] ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis''.
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even then, Jimmy Olsen is to the city of Metropolis [[UpToEleven what the city of Metropolis is to the rest of the world:]] ''always'' the victim of whatever crazy catastrophe happens to be going down in Franchise/TheDCU on any given day or night, only he's a person instead of a location.
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** ComicBook/LoisLane was also one of these Pre-Crisis, but now unlike Jimmy Olsen, who's continued being this since the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] ([[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot including a full-blown, targeted, massive example in]] ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis''), she's mainly since become notable for actively ''chasing'' after weirdness with a frenzy. However, the city of Metropolis, where she does most of her investigative reporting, is a major weirdness magnet itself.frenzy.
19th Jan '18 5:46:01 AM Cryoclaste
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* In one Franchise/{{Batman}} comic (maybe during ''Broken City'') a cop remarks that the answer to the issue someone has posed to them of what would make for a good Gotham City "reality show" would be ''Series/TheOuterLimits''.

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* In one Franchise/{{Batman}} comic (maybe during ''Broken City'') a cop remarks that the answer to the issue someone has posed to them of what would make for a good Gotham City "reality show" would be ''Series/TheOuterLimits''.''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1963}}''.
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