History Webcomic / ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace

1st Aug '17 3:25:58 AM PaulA
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* RetCon: In the modern arc, Lancelot used to be Lancelot Benwick, following the pattern that knights who were "of" somewhere in the baseline arc had that as a surname in the modern setting. More recently his surname is Du Lac (because, c'mon, he's Lancelot Du Lac) and Benwick is his home town. More obviously, Bedivere suddenly stopped being female in the space and modern arcs, in order to have a male gay couple. (This has since been further retconned; Bedivere's male, but the earlier strips in which he [[UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}} appeared female]] are still canon.)

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* RetCon: RetCon:
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In the modern arc, Lancelot used to be Lancelot Benwick, following the pattern that knights who were "of" somewhere in the baseline arc had that as a surname in the modern setting. More recently his surname is Du Lac (because, c'mon, he's Lancelot Du Lac) and Benwick is his home town. town.
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More obviously, Bedivere suddenly stopped being female in the space and modern arcs, in order to have a male gay couple. (This has since been further retconned; Bedivere's male, but the earlier strips in which he [[UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}} appeared female]] are still canon.)
1st Aug '17 3:25:13 AM PaulA
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* PaintingTheMedium: Speech in a different language is sometimes depicted as English written in different font; for instance, Latin is written in Times New Roman (and when Arthur attempts it, his accent is represented with backwards and otherwise malformed letters). Similarly, magical incantations are written in Greek letters.
27th Jun '17 5:29:21 PM lakingsif
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* SpeculativeFictionLGBT: The adapting to create gay couples in the sci-fantasy landscape.
1st Jun '17 3:27:58 PM DaibhidC
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* CantGetInTroubleForNothing: In the superhero arc, Kingman gets arrested by Homeland Security. Unfortunately, the legal system is so uncomfortable about actually putting TheCape on trial that he never actually gets to challenge the law itself, which was the goal.

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* CantGetInTroubleForNothing: CantGetInTroubleForNuthin: In the superhero arc, Kingman gets arrested by Homeland Security. Unfortunately, the legal system is so uncomfortable about actually putting TheCape on trial that he never actually gets to challenge the law itself, which was the goal.
1st Jun '17 3:27:33 PM DaibhidC
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* CantGetInTroubleForNothing: In the superhero arc, Kingman gets arrested by Homeland Security. Unfortunately, the legal system is so uncomfortable about actually putting TheCape on trial that he never actually gets to challenge the law itself, which was the goal.
21st May '17 4:59:08 PM PaulA
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* BaitAndSwitch: [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0437.htm Here.]]

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* BaitAndSwitch: [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0437.htm Here.]]The strip for July 31 2005]] spends five panels very obviously setting up the punchline to a well-known hoary old joke -- and then turns out to actually be a ''different'' well-known hoary old joke.
1st Apr '17 7:52:56 PM MadAnthony94
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Arthur wears yellow, Guinevere wears blue, Lancelot wears red, Merlin wears orange, Nimue wears purple, and Morgan wears green, Tristran wears pink, Pellinore wears indigo. The same goes for the family of each (extended family in the case of Morgan; the Orkneys all wear various shades of green sorted by their loyalties). Oh, and Mordred and Galahad are black and white respectively.
25th Mar '17 6:40:08 AM PaulA
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Morguase in the modern arc has elements of this trope (though downplayed; she may cut corners, but only because of her duty to stockholders who depend on investments for retirement, and she's not proud of it). Arthur himself is an inversion (somewhat {{anvilicious}}ly so).

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Morguase Morgause in the modern arc has elements of this trope (though downplayed; she may cut corners, but only because of her duty to stockholders who depend on investments for retirement, and she's not proud of it). Arthur himself is an inversion (somewhat {{anvilicious}}ly so).



* NotAMorningPerson: Arthur, who couldn't stay awake for his son's birth in the contemporary arc, and once spent a battle with {{Space Pirate}}s in the space arc muttering "I don't want to get up." Also Morguase, by contrast with her son Gawaine.

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* NotAMorningPerson: Arthur, who couldn't stay awake for his son's birth in the contemporary arc, and once spent a battle with {{Space Pirate}}s in the space arc muttering "I don't want to get up." Also Morguase, Morgause, by contrast with her son Gawaine.
24th Mar '17 10:03:07 PM MadAnthony94
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* AnachronismStew: Impossible to avoid in the fairytale arc because by way of GrandfatherClause.

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* AnachronismStew: Impossible to avoid in the fairytale arc because by way of due to GrandfatherClause.


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* FauxSymbolism: Sometimes strips seem to be written specifically to critique modern politics, such as the strips dealing with Arthur's interactions with Rome or the Saracens. Usually this prompts Gadzikowski to step in and say that it's from the source material and the appropriateness to modern times is totally incident.
24th Mar '17 9:58:07 PM MadAnthony94
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* AnachronismStew: Impossible to avoid in the fairytale arc because by way of GrandfatherClause.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Morguase in the modern arc has elements of this trope. Arthur himself is an inversion (somewhat {{anvilicious}}ly so).

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Morguase in the modern arc has elements of this trope.trope (though downplayed; she may cut corners, but only because of her duty to stockholders who depend on investments for retirement, and she's not proud of it). Arthur himself is an inversion (somewhat {{anvilicious}}ly so).


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* FeudalFuture: The space arc is just the fairytale arc's nonspecific-but-generically-medieval time period updated into space.


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* StrawmanPolitical: Gadzikowski seems to have made a concerted effort to defy this. Most characters who express political views are given a chance to make reasonable arguments for their positions, even if they're not portrayed as "right". When not having political arguments, many characters with opposing views (Lancelot/Guinevere, Merlin/Morgause) are on good terms and bond over shared interests.
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