History WebComic / MonsterPulse

23rd Jun '16 6:57:12 PM sablguy
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* RunOrDie: [[spoiler: More like run or be reabsorbed into the body. As of Chapter 23, almost every person with a monster is forced to go into hiding after SHELL forms their own team of kids to hunt them down to power a machine that could THEORETICALLY reattach their monsters to their bodies.]]
8th Jun '16 8:32:10 AM 32_Footsteps
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* InvisibleToMortals: Another of [[spoiler: Anima's]] abilities is to make it so that [[spoiler: Violet and anyone Violet designates]] won't be noticed. However, there are limitations - the larger the group being hidden, the more energy it takes to hide. There also are limitations - if someone already knows where the hidden people are, the power won't work on them.

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* InvisibleToMortals: InvisibleToNormals: Another of [[spoiler: Anima's]] abilities is to make it so that [[spoiler: Violet and anyone Violet designates]] won't be noticed. However, there are limitations - the larger the group being hidden, the more energy it takes to hide. There also are limitations - if someone already knows where the hidden people are, the power won't work on them.
8th Jun '16 8:11:52 AM 32_Footsteps
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* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]: Nancy and the kids become allies after her defeat, but that does not make them ''friends''. Bina even states outright that she only keeps in contact with Nancy because her powers are [[StealthExpert too useful to pass up]].

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* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]: Nancy and the kids become allies after her defeat, but that does not make them ''friends''. Bina even states outright that she only keeps in contact with Nancy because her powers are [[StealthExpert too useful to pass up]]. Played straight with [[spoiler: Violet and Anima]], who are more selective and considerate with their powers after befriending Bina and crew.



* EvilCounterpart: Chapter 22 deals with the main cast facing off against a team of kids put together by SHELL. In many ways, they mirror Bina and her friends. Ozzy and Drummer are clear parallels for Abel and Rixis - both have monsters based on sensory organs (the left one for each, at that) and gain improved sensory input via proper use of their monsters. Bina and Ayo's counterpart are Ray and Cav - both have imposing and powerful monsters, though Cav (based on the body part with the greatest hardness) is defense-oriented while Ayo (based on the strongest muscle) is offense-oriented. Enid and her unnamed monster are most capable when separate, while West and Guuzy do their best work together [[spoiler: and even use sticking together to beat her.]] Claire and Luna are slightly different in that they're not a counterpart for Julie and Kera, but for Violet and Anima - whereas Violet became an EmotionlessGirl when part of her brain became a monster and the two try to keep things calm and peaceful, Claire is overly emotional after her spine becomes an apparent BloodKnight.

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* EvilCounterpart: Chapter 22 deals with the main cast facing off against a team of kids put together by SHELL. In many ways, they mirror Bina and her friends. Ozzy and Drummer are clear parallels for Abel and Rixis - both have monsters based on sensory organs (the left one for each, at that) and gain improved sensory input via proper use of their monsters. Bina and Ayo's counterpart are Ray and Cav - both have imposing and powerful monsters, though Cav (based on the body part with the greatest hardness) is defense-oriented while Ayo (based on the strongest muscle) is offense-oriented. Enid and her unnamed monster are most capable when separate, while West and Guuzy do their best work together [[spoiler: and even use sticking together to beat her.]] Claire and Luna are slightly different in that they're not a counterpart for Julie and Kera, but for Violet and Anima - whereas Violet [[spoiler: outwardly]] became an EmotionlessGirl when part of her brain became a monster and the two try to keep things calm and peaceful, Claire is overly emotional after her spine becomes an apparent BloodKnight.



* EyesDoNotBelongThere: Guuzy has this as one of his defining monstrous traits. Guuzy's upper body seems to have most of his sensory organs near a vaguely defined head near the top of his body, but his eyes are on a different vaguely defined head near the legs.



* FountainOfYouth: It turns out Nate has this: due to his monster being manifested out of his pituitary gland, he gets transformed from a thirty-year old man into a child smaller than the main characters. Once he gets reunited with his monster, he discovers the process is controllable.

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* FountainOfYouth: It turns out Nate has this: due to his monster being manifested out of his pituitary gland, he gets transformed from a thirty-year old man into a child smaller than the main characters. Once he gets reunited with his monster, he discovers the process is controllable. It's also variable - Nate later takes a form that's younger than his actual age but older than when he first met Bina and friends.


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* InvisibleToMortals: Another of [[spoiler: Anima's]] abilities is to make it so that [[spoiler: Violet and anyone Violet designates]] won't be noticed. However, there are limitations - the larger the group being hidden, the more energy it takes to hide. There also are limitations - if someone already knows where the hidden people are, the power won't work on them.


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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: One of [[spoiler: Violet and Anima's]] powers is the ability to selectively edit memories. In addition to removing memories, they can also restore or modify them.
* LatexPerfection: Only demonstrated to entertain Julie, but one of Edward's monster's abilities is to perfectly imitate anyone else's head.


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* TheParanoiac: Nancy, who hits most of the traits - blames others constantly for various issues, seeks revenge on those who do hurt her, suspicious to the point of irrationality, rude to everyone, and sees the potential for SHELL everywhere. Given what SHELL has done to her and others, a level of paranoia is understandable, but Nancy takes it too far and is unable to discern what actually is SHELL in the heat of the moment.


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** Nate, whose monster transforms him after he tries running from responsibility, names his pituitary gland monster [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} Lampwick]].
* SinisterSurveillance: Abel can play this a little more literally than most - while he's mostly an ActionSurvivor AntiHero and not evil, he is capable of using Rixis to view things from Rixis' viewpoint instead of his own. And Rixis is his sinister (read: left) eye.


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** When finally revealed as someone with an Arma monster, [[spoiler: Violet]]. Best of intentions, including relieving Abel of his massive trauma and making things easier for their father, but [[spoiler: completely rewriting their minds without their permission]] is going way too far. Bina causes a DefeatMeansFriendship by pointing this out.
3rd Jun '16 8:39:57 AM 32_Footsteps
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* BrokenMasquerade: For Bina and friends, the result of the attacks on their monsters results in having to let in their whole families on everything going on, including how many other people have monsters.



* EvilCounterpart: Chapter 22 deals with the main cast facing off against a team of kids put together by SHELL. In many ways, they mirror Bina and her friends. Ozzy and Drummer are clear parallels for Abel and Rixis - both have monsters based on sensory organs (the left one for each, at that) and gain improved sensory input via proper use of their monsters. Bina and Ayo's counterpart are Ray and Cav - both have imposing and powerful monsters, though Cav (based on the body part with the greatest hardness) is defense-oriented while Ayo (based on the strongest muscle) is offense-oriented. Enid and her unnamed monster are most capable when separate, while West and Guuzy do their best work together [[spoiler: and even use sticking together to beat her.]] Claire and Luna are slightly different in that they're not a counterpart for Julie and Kera, but for Violet and Anima - whereas Violet became an EmotionlessGirl when part of her brain became a monster and the two try to keep things calm and peaceful, Claire is overly emotional after her spine becomes an apparent BloodKnight.



* HeroesGoneFishing: [[http://www.monster-pulse.com/comic/chapter-22-bonus-page Violet's father has to adjust to things like Ayo, Anima, Greenie, and Lampwick relaxing by the television]].



* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Lulenski becomes more and more desperate as time goes on, with her attempts at trying to fix her mistakes in her early Arma research making her becoming more and more desperate. She goes from [[spoiler: killing Roger because an Arma ghost possesses him]] to [[spoiler: telling Ned to kidnap four kids to make SHELL's own team of monsters... and telling Ned [[ShameIfSomethingHappened that his daughter could be used if he can't find any]].]]



* ShameIfSomethingHappened: [[spoiler: Lulenski]] makes this threat against Ned to procure experimental subjects on Arma energy - kids are needed, and Ned's teenage daughter would be perfect if he can't find enough.



* TraumaCongaLine

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* TraumaCongaLineTraumaCongaLine: Lulenski in particular - first the business with Roger, then being continually blackmailed by the main cast regarding it to deliberately counter her own work.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Nancy has a good idea - stopping SHELL from their experiments on people and the Arma ghosts is probably a good call. How she goes about it, however, puts many innocent people at risk. Plus, since she's paranoid, she's not good at determining friend from foe.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: WellIntentionedExtremist:
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Nancy has a good idea - stopping SHELL from their experiments on people and the Arma ghosts is probably a good call. How she goes about it, however, puts many innocent people at risk. Plus, since she's paranoid, she's not good at determining friend from foe.foe.
** As of Chapter 23, Lulenski. Sure, her goals are ultimately noble - she wants to reunite the monsters with their owners' bodies as well as [[spoiler: find a way to bring Roger back to life]]. However, her methods go beyond the pale - [[spoiler: blackmailing Ned into kidnapping four kids to become SHELL's own monster team]].
31st May '16 11:13:34 PM Antwan
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* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Dr. Lulenski having four children kidnapped to create a team that will forcibly bring Bina and the gang to her.]]
31st May '16 10:53:37 PM Antwan
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** How about a kid that has her ''[[http://www.monster-pulse.com/comic/page-17-chapter-23 entire head]]'' mutate?



** The longer Bina has gone without her heart in her chest, the more willful she becomes, because she literally had a big heart. However, she also becomes more heartless, easily growing jealous of [[spoiler: Abel and Violet]] hooking up and becoming more pragmatic.

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** The longer Bina has gone without her heart in her chest, the more willful she becomes, because she literally had a big heart. However, she also becomes more heartless, easily growing jealous of [[spoiler: Abel [[spoiler:Abel and Violet]] hooking up and becoming more pragmatic.



* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Bina-Phlegmatic, Julie-Sanguine, Abel- Melancholic, West-Choleric, Lulenski- Supine

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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Bina-Phlegmatic, Julie-Sanguine, Abel- Melancholic, Abel-Melancholic, West-Choleric, Lulenski- SupineLulenski-Supine



* HollywoodAcid: Guuzy can produce some extremely powerful acid. [[spoiler: It's used to dispose of Roger's corpse off-panel.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Abel, who admits under emotional duress that [[spoiler: he once killed someone by killing their monster]]. He's not proud of having done so, although Bina points out the rationalization: [[spoiler: he was striking back against SHELL, so the monster likely belonged to someone out to capture and experiment on him]]. Later revealed to be this trope, but played out differently, in Chapter 17: [[spoiler: Abel's sister pushed him out of the way of an Arma ghost, which manifested a monster out of her lungs. Abel only saw a monster advancing on his sister, so he attacked and killed it to save his sister. That's when he learned it was a part of her, and that losing a monster is like losing that body part, permanently.]]

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* HollywoodAcid: Guuzy can produce some extremely powerful acid. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's used to dispose of Roger's corpse off-panel.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Abel, who admits under emotional duress that [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he once killed someone by killing their monster]]. He's not proud of having done so, although Bina points out the rationalization: [[spoiler: he was striking back against SHELL, so the monster likely belonged to someone out to capture and experiment on him]]. Later revealed to be this trope, but played out differently, in Chapter 17: [[spoiler: Abel's [[spoiler:Abel's sister pushed him out of the way of an Arma ghost, which manifested a monster out of her lungs. Abel only saw a monster advancing on his sister, so he attacked and killed it to save his sister.her. That's when he learned it was a part of her, and that losing a monster is like losing that body part, permanently.]]



* KidWithTheLeash: The kids and their respective monsters. West also acts as a surrogate one to Greenie, since her partner [[spoiler: is a baby.]]

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* KidWithTheLeash: The kids and their respective monsters. West also acts as a surrogate one to Greenie, since her partner [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is a baby.]]



* MoralityPet: Roger functions as this for Dr. Lulenski[[spoiler:...until she is forced to kill him.]] Red could also be considered one for Nancy, as Nancy only reveals her true feelings while talking to Red.

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* MoralityPet: Roger functions as this for Dr. Lulenski[[spoiler:...until Lulenski [[spoiler:until she is forced to kill him.]] Red could also be considered one for Nancy, as Nancy only reveals her true feelings while talking to Red.Red.
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Dr. Lulenski having four children kidnapped to create a team that will forcibly bring Bina and the gang to her.]]



* ParentalAbandonment: Abel's a runaway, so it's unknown whether his parents are out there anywhere.
** DisappearedDad: Julie.

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* ParentalAbandonment: Abel's a runaway, so it's unknown whether because both of his parents are out there anywhere.
[[spoiler:are dead]].
** DisappearedDad: Julie.Julie's father is divorced.



* ParentsAsPeople

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* ParentsAsPeopleParentsAsPeople: Most of the parents in this comic try their best to be supportive when they have to come to terms with the fact that their children have body part monsters.



--> West: It's been awhile since I've had a boy friend. URK! I meant-
--> Abel: It's okay. I know what you meant.

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--> West: -->'''West:''' It's been awhile since I've had a boy friend. URK! I meant-
--> Abel: -->'''Abel:''' It's okay. I know what you meant.
22nd Apr '16 9:20:53 PM gabe02
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* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent: Lulenski appears to be heading this way, if accidentally. Unusually for this trope, however, she seems to have genuine loyalty for both sides she's on.
1st Apr '16 11:16:43 AM KingSonnDeeDoo
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* SirSwearsALot: ''Nate''. (Although granted, it's always SymbolSwearing.)
23rd Jan '16 9:19:32 AM morenohijazo
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* BrainMonster: Violet's monster. It's literally her brain pulled out of her body and given monster form, like other monsters in the comic. Unlike other monsters, [[spoiler:it's also where her personality now resides, remote-controlling her human body]].
16th Jan '16 3:29:32 PM Druplesnubb
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: It's revealed early on that one of six powerful ARMA ghosts was destroyed after possessing someone. Nothing is known about the specifics of who this was or what their monster was, although it's suggested that [[spoiler: Abel killed them with Rixis' eye beam]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: It's revealed early on that one of six powerful ARMA ghosts was destroyed after possessing someone. Nothing is known about the specifics of who this was or what their monster was, although it's suggested that [[spoiler: Abel killed them with Rixis' eye beam]].it]].



* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Abel, who admits under emotional duress that [[spoiler: Rixis, under his orders, killed someone by killing their monster]]. He's not proud of having done so, although Bina points out the rationalization: [[spoiler: he was striking back against SHELL, so the monster likely belonged to someone out to capture and experiment on him]]. Later revealed to be this trope, but played out differently, in Chapter 17: [[spoiler: Abel's sister pushed him out of the way of an Arma ghost, which manifested a monster out of her lungs. Abel only saw a monster advancing on his sister, so he attacked and killed it to save his sister. That's when he learned it was a part of her, and that losing a monster is like losing that body part, permanently.]]

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* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Abel, who admits under emotional duress that [[spoiler: Rixis, under his orders, he once killed someone by killing their monster]]. He's not proud of having done so, although Bina points out the rationalization: [[spoiler: he was striking back against SHELL, so the monster likely belonged to someone out to capture and experiment on him]]. Later revealed to be this trope, but played out differently, in Chapter 17: [[spoiler: Abel's sister pushed him out of the way of an Arma ghost, which manifested a monster out of her lungs. Abel only saw a monster advancing on his sister, so he attacked and killed it to save his sister. That's when he learned it was a part of her, and that losing a monster is like losing that body part, permanently.]]


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** Julie plays VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor in Chapter 13.
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