History Webcomic / CucumberQuest

6th Jun '18 4:07:24 PM WilliamRadarStorm
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* ButThouMust: Everyone's response to Cucumber's attempts at RefusalOfTheCall. Played for drama, as it forces a lot of responsibilities and expectations Cucumber, who only wanted to go to magic school [[spoiler:and perpetuate the ViciousCycle the Disaster Masters and the Nightmare Knight are trapped in]]. [[{{Jerkass}} Cabbage]] and the laughably incompetent Dream Oracle aren't helping matters.

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* ButThouMust: Everyone's response to Cucumber's attempts at RefusalOfTheCall. Played for drama, as it forces a lot of responsibilities and expectations Cucumber, who on poor Cucumber (who only wanted to go to magic school school), [[spoiler:and perpetuate it perpetuates the ViciousCycle the Disaster Masters and the Nightmare Knight are trapped in]]. [[{{Jerkass}} Cabbage]] and the laughably incompetent Dream Oracle aren't helping matters.
31st May '18 9:27:48 AM SoulSnatcher
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** Nautilus's Instrument of Summoning [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-154/ isn't a cell phone]] - because it's a shell phone.
20th May '18 7:54:14 PM Randomfan11
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* ButThouMust: Everyone's response to Cucumber's attempts at RefusalOfTheCall.

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* ButThouMust: Everyone's response to Cucumber's attempts at RefusalOfTheCall. Played for drama, as it forces a lot of responsibilities and expectations Cucumber, who only wanted to go to magic school [[spoiler:and perpetuate the ViciousCycle the Disaster Masters and the Nightmare Knight are trapped in]]. [[{{Jerkass}} Cabbage]] and the laughably incompetent Dream Oracle aren't helping matters.



'''Nautilus:''' NO, CUCUMBER

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'''Nautilus:''' [[SeriousBusiness NO, CUCUMBERCUCUMBER]]



* MoodWhiplash: The boss fight with Rosemaster is the darkest yet. She's much more powerful than the heroes, [[spoiler:disables everyone but Almond, and then terrorizes Almond to the point where she starts crying and runs away. Then they see Carrot hiding and Rosemaster brainwashes Almond to attack him, driving him off a cliff. Then he falls into darkness, ruminating on being an utter failure. ''Then''... he lands in the Guardener's garden, where the Guardlings are pigging out on the cakes left with Princess Parfait's letter, leaving Carrot totally dumbfounded.]]

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* MoodWhiplash: The boss fight with Rosemaster is the darkest yet. She's much more powerful than the heroes, [[spoiler:disables everyone but Almond, and then terrorizes Almond to the point where she starts crying and runs away. Then they see Carrot hiding and Rosemaster brainwashes Almond to attack him, driving him off a cliff. Then he falls into darkness, ruminating on being an utter failure. ''Then''... he lands in the Guardener's garden, where the Guardlings are pigging out on the cakes cakes, cookies and pastries left with Princess Parfait's letter, leaving Carrot totally dumbfounded.]]



** The interlude after Chapter 3 has Peridot dreaming that she's finally marrying Almond, her totally-not-secret. Then it devolves into a nightmare as Cordelia appears and shames her for not acting like a proper villain.



* ParentalSubstitute: Cordelia is a loving mother to Peridot and spoils her rotten. Peridot loves her because she lets her do whatever she wants. [[spoiler:Later on, the Nightmare Knight gets on it, acting like the stern father to counteract Cordelia's indulgence]].



* PocketDimension: The "Limbo Zone"

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* PocketDimension: The "Limbo Zone"Zone".



* ThePowerOfLove: The catalyst for [[spoiler:Carrot]]'s HeroicSecondWind.

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* ThePowerOfLove: The catalyst for [[spoiler:Carrot]]'s HeroicSecondWind. [[spoiler:The [[MementoMacguffin locket]] Carrot has is magically connected to Parfait's. When Parfait realizes that Carrot finally got her letter, she puts her faith in him, and the love they shared transformed Carrot into a MagicKnight with shiny, heart-shaped armor]].



* PuppyLove: Peridot's adorable fixation with Almond.

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* PuppyLove: Peridot's adorable fixation with Almond. [[{{Tsundere}} She'll try to deny it]].



* StayInTheKitchen: "When's the last time you ever heard of a little sister becoming a legendary hero?"

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* StayInTheKitchen: Regarding Almond: "When's the last time you ever heard of a little sister becoming a legendary hero?"



* SuicideByCop: How [[spoiler:Rosemaster]] goes out.

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* SuicideByCop: How [[spoiler:Rosemaster]] goes out. [[spoiler:Even with Carrot's [[ThePowerOfLove love-powered]] transformation, Rosemaster could've chosen to wipe the floor with him, but instead takes a magical arrow to the chest to spite Glitchmaster]].
* SupremeChef:
** Parfait was responsible for making the pastries and cookies in the chest found by the gang in Chapter 3, if [[https://78.media.tumblr.com/d92d09d5a34a375acbe2049668f76e22/tumblr_ok9lo9j3JN1vn5pbno2_1280.png these]] [[https://78.media.tumblr.com/9cb06b3f07b9ca36cc2095319b6f9f5e/tumblr_orzgf6mjQC1vn5pbno2_1280.png pictures]] are of indication.
** [[spoiler:Later, Nightmare Knight is revealed to be one, implied to have been inspired to take up the hobby by Parfait. Discovering this is what allows [[SweetTooth Peridot]] to bond with him]].
12th Mar '18 12:47:30 PM urutapu
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''Cucumber Quest'' is a webcomic by Gigi D.G. of ''Webcomic/{{Hiimdaisy}}'' fame, and so far reads like a [[AffectionateParody snarky love-letter]] to classic SNES-era video games, presented with a ''VideoGame/PaperMario''-style sense of humor. It can be read [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/ here.]]

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''Cucumber Quest'' is a webcomic by Gigi D.G. of ''Webcomic/{{Hiimdaisy}}'' fame, and so far reads like a [[AffectionateParody snarky love-letter]] to classic SNES-era video games, presented with a ''VideoGame/PaperMario''-style sense of humor. It can be read [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/ here.]]
18th Feb '18 9:55:43 PM Twiddler
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* YouMeanXmas: According to WordOfGod, Dreamside has some of the same holidays as our world, but by different names. For example, Halloween is Candy Corn Day, Christmas is Candy Cane Day, and Valentine's is Bouquet Day.
23rd Oct '17 11:54:55 AM xcountryguy
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** [[{{Foreshadowing}} Although she may have been]] [[spoiler: [[ThemeNaming confusing his name with the names of some of the previous Legendary Heroes.]]]]

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** [[{{Foreshadowing}} Although she may have been]] [[spoiler: [[ThemeNaming [[spoiler:[[ThemeNaming confusing his name with the names of some of the previous Legendary Heroes.]]]]



* BehindTheBlack: Somehow, the group failed to notice [[spoiler: the real Commander Caboodle BoundAndGagged in the corner of his spaceship]] in the Chapter 2 interlude.

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* BehindTheBlack: Somehow, the group failed to notice [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the real Commander Caboodle BoundAndGagged in the corner of his spaceship]] in the Chapter 2 interlude.



** Bacon when [[spoiler: Tomato kicks him out of the squad.]]
** Princess Piano when [[spoiler: it looks like [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-464/ Nautilus has been blasted by Noisemaster.]]]]
** Almond gives one when [[spoiler: she [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-571/ is about to fall into the void Nightmare Knight created.]]]]

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** Bacon when [[spoiler: Tomato [[spoiler:Tomato kicks him out of the squad.]]
** Princess Piano when [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it looks like [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-464/ Nautilus has been blasted by Noisemaster.]]]]
** Almond gives one when [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-571/ is about to fall into the void Nightmare Knight created.]]]]



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: The Nightmare Knight's choice of punishment when [[spoiler: Bacon]] stands up to him in the chapter 4 interlude? [[spoiler: Make her deal with Peridot, who's in full FanGirl mode.]]

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: The Nightmare Knight's choice of punishment when [[spoiler: Bacon]] [[spoiler:Bacon]] stands up to him in the chapter 4 interlude? [[spoiler: Make [[spoiler:Make her deal with Peridot, who's in full FanGirl mode.]]



** [[spoiler: These are both answered when Glitchmaster reveals the truth to Rosemaster in Chapter 3 and the Nightmare Knight confesses to Princess Parfait in the Chapter 3 Interlude. The Driving Questions are now: How will Cucumber end the cycle in a way that allows the Disaster Masters to continue on? And how is the Dream Oracle involved in all this?]]

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** [[spoiler: These [[spoiler:These are both answered when Glitchmaster reveals the truth to Rosemaster in Chapter 3 and the Nightmare Knight confesses to Princess Parfait in the Chapter 3 Interlude. The Driving Questions are now: How will Cucumber end the cycle in a way that allows the Disaster Masters to continue on? And how is the Dream Oracle involved in all this?]]



* FissionMailed: Used as a joke to the audience in Page 375 on its website commentary and over twitter. [[spoiler: The page depicts the Nightmare Knight tossing a wave of fire at Cucumber and Nautilus after Nautilus seems to [[FinalBossPreview provoke the final showdown early]], with the author's note saying how much she enjoyed sharing the story. The following page shows that no, it isn't the end.]]

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* FissionMailed: Used as a joke to the audience in Page 375 on its website commentary and over twitter. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The page depicts the Nightmare Knight tossing a wave of fire at Cucumber and Nautilus after Nautilus seems to [[FinalBossPreview provoke the final showdown early]], with the author's note saying how much she enjoyed sharing the story. The following page shows that no, it isn't the end.]]



* IdiotBall: The long-standing question of whether Almond's decision to simply [[spoiler: ''hand over the last Disaster Stone because she felt the quest wouldn't be epic enough if they didn't'']] was this, or simply the [[FunctionalGenreSavvy usual genre enforcement of the world]]. [[spoiler: (Initially the latter, but boy did it ever get hammered in as the former.)]]

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* IdiotBall: The long-standing question of whether Almond's decision to simply [[spoiler: ''hand [[spoiler:''hand over the last Disaster Stone because she felt the quest wouldn't be epic enough if they didn't'']] was this, or simply the [[FunctionalGenreSavvy usual genre enforcement of the world]]. [[spoiler: (Initially [[spoiler:(Initially the latter, but boy did it ever get hammered in as the former.)]]



* KingIncognito: Who would've thought that [[spoiler: Princess Azalea was Saturday all along? And that Brambleby was Mr. R]]?

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* KingIncognito: Who would've thought that [[spoiler: Princess [[spoiler:Princess Azalea was Saturday all along? And that Brambleby was Mr. R]]?



* RedheadInGreen: Cucumber and Rosemaster, though the latter is [[PlantPerson a more literal example than most]]. Inverted with [[spoiler: Peridot disguised as "Marigold" (actually orange but close enough).]]

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* RedheadInGreen: Cucumber and Rosemaster, though the latter is [[PlantPerson a more literal example than most]]. Inverted with [[spoiler: Peridot [[spoiler:Peridot disguised as "Marigold" (actually orange but close enough).]]



** [[spoiler: The giant, living "statue" of Rosemaster that menaces Almond is posed like the giant, living statue that houses [[ComicBook/TheSandman Desire of the Endless]].]]

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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The giant, living "statue" of Rosemaster that menaces Almond is posed like the giant, living statue that houses [[ComicBook/TheSandman Desire of the Endless]].]]



* ThemeNaming: The theme varies based on the kingdom. The Doughnut denizens are [[EdibleThemeNaming named after foods]], the Ripple residents are named after sea life, the Melody kingdom's theme is, obviously, [[MusicalThemeNaming music and musical instruments]] and the Flower Kingdom natives are [[FloralThemeNaming named after plants and florae]]. The only character this doesn't seem to apply to is Saturday, and it's implied that's not her real name in her character profile on the comic's website. [[spoiler: Her real name, Azalea, fits right in with the theme of her home kingdom.]]

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* ThemeNaming: The theme varies based on the kingdom. The Doughnut denizens are [[EdibleThemeNaming named after foods]], the Ripple residents are named after sea life, the Melody kingdom's theme is, obviously, [[MusicalThemeNaming music and musical instruments]] and the Flower Kingdom natives are [[FloralThemeNaming named after plants and florae]]. The only character this doesn't seem to apply to is Saturday, and it's implied that's not her real name in her character profile on the comic's website. [[spoiler: Her [[spoiler:Her real name, Azalea, fits right in with the theme of her home kingdom.]]



* ThrowTheDogABone: Bacon gets [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-446/ a standing ovation!]] [[spoiler: And why wouldn't he? His performance as Witch-Queen Xylophonia was amazing!]]
* TimedMission: The entirety of Chapter 2 quickly turns out to be one after [[spoiler: Noisemaster reveals his plan to destroy Trebleopolis with a space cannon he calls the Noise Blaster. It's already charged to 33% by the time Cucumber and his friends even know it exists.]]

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* ThrowTheDogABone: Bacon gets [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-446/ a standing ovation!]] [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And why wouldn't he? His performance as Witch-Queen Xylophonia was amazing!]]
* TimedMission: The entirety of Chapter 2 quickly turns out to be one after [[spoiler: Noisemaster [[spoiler:Noisemaster reveals his plan to destroy Trebleopolis with a space cannon he calls the Noise Blaster. It's already charged to 33% by the time Cucumber and his friends even know it exists.]]



--->'''Nightmare Knight:''' [[spoiler: Losing my reputation, giving up this role as Dreamside's enemy ... would mean losing the power to sustain them.]]

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--->'''Nightmare Knight:''' [[spoiler: Losing [[spoiler:Losing my reputation, giving up this role as Dreamside's enemy ... would mean losing the power to sustain them.]]



--->'''Mr. R:''' Listen darling. People here know me as Mr. R -- but the "R" is short for my real name, [[spoiler: Rubus. Rubus Brambleby.]]

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--->'''Mr. R:''' Listen darling. People here know me as Mr. R -- but the "R" is short for my real name, [[spoiler: Rubus.[[spoiler:Rubus. Rubus Brambleby.]]



* YouCantThwartStageOne: Cuco would ''very'' much like to avert this trope by preventing the Nightmare Knight's summoning, but the enemy--and even some of his ''allies''--are determined to have it played straight. The fact that Cucumber is the only one who even considered the possibility of this trope being averted really plays into his role as OnlySaneMan. [[spoiler: Apparently averted [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-724/ in the past, when Cabbage was nearly named the hero.]]]]

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* YouCantThwartStageOne: Cuco would ''very'' much like to avert this trope by preventing the Nightmare Knight's summoning, but the enemy--and even some of his ''allies''--are determined to have it played straight. The fact that Cucumber is the only one who even considered the possibility of this trope being averted really plays into his role as OnlySaneMan. [[spoiler: Apparently [[spoiler:Apparently averted [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-724/ in the past, when Cabbage was nearly named the hero.]]]]
9th Oct '17 9:57:54 AM lalaTKG
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** Interlude 4 is mostly lighthearted, having the Nightmare Knight and Peridot visit the set of ''Punisher Pumice'' and some of the main cast finally catching up with [[spoiler:Bacon]], but the very end of it cuts to [[spoiler:Carrot apparently defeated by Quakemaster]].
12th Sep '17 9:32:30 PM Augusto
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The comic has spawned some detailed FanWork, among them a (now discontinued) [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHACfIDFF66q8-3Bhs54XKHPB4m1wB5mj fan dub]] made by the same people who made WebVideo/WelcomeTo and WebVideo/SoThisIsBasically and complete with [[http://www.last.fm/music/pLasterbrain/Cucumber+Quest!+Prologue soundtrack]]

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The comic has spawned some detailed FanWork, among them a (now discontinued) [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHACfIDFF66q8-3Bhs54XKHPB4m1wB5mj fan dub]] made by the same people who made WebVideo/WelcomeTo WebAnimation/WelcomeTo and WebVideo/SoThisIsBasically WebAnimation/SoThisIsBasically and complete with [[http://www.last.fm/music/pLasterbrain/Cucumber+Quest!+Prologue soundtrack]]
12th Sep '17 9:30:43 PM Augusto
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The comic has spawned some detailed FanWork, among them a (now discontinued) [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHACfIDFF66q8-3Bhs54XKHPB4m1wB5mj fan dub]] complete with [[http://www.last.fm/music/pLasterbrain/Cucumber+Quest!+Prologue soundtrack]] ([[https://www.dropbox.com/s/8ysyucrvh16ywy9/Cucumber%20Quest%21%20Prologue%20%28Soundtrack%29.rar Rar file]]), a [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKKwWJlsyS0OcHMV0tb5p5cOEZlUhBvu4 music album]] (made by the same person behind the ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' album), a [[http://hellowinter.tumblr.com/post/65522578545/cucumber-ace-attorney-game fan game]] in the style of ''Franchise/AceAttorney'', and a [[http://labusquedadecuco.blogspot.com Spanish translation]].

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The comic has spawned some detailed FanWork, among them a (now discontinued) [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHACfIDFF66q8-3Bhs54XKHPB4m1wB5mj fan dub]] made by the same people who made WebVideo/WelcomeTo and WebVideo/SoThisIsBasically and complete with [[http://www.last.fm/music/pLasterbrain/Cucumber+Quest!+Prologue soundtrack]] soundtrack]]
([[https://www.dropbox.com/s/8ysyucrvh16ywy9/Cucumber%20Quest%21%20Prologue%20%28Soundtrack%29.rar Rar file]]), a [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKKwWJlsyS0OcHMV0tb5p5cOEZlUhBvu4 music album]] (made by the same person behind the ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' album), a [[http://hellowinter.tumblr.com/post/65522578545/cucumber-ace-attorney-game fan game]] in the style of ''Franchise/AceAttorney'', and a [[http://labusquedadecuco.blogspot.com Spanish translation]].
6th Sep '17 12:05:36 PM lalaTKG
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* ArtEvolution: Compare [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-12/ page 12]] to [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-264/ page 264]] -- and compare again with [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-535/ page 535.]] In general, the art started out as with more fluid characters, and rougher edges, almost crayon-like, and are now more streamlined and smooth. For another example, compare the [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/profile-cards-set-1/ old profile cards]] to the [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/characters/ new ones.]]

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* ArtEvolution: Compare [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-12/ page 12]] to [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-264/ page 264]] -- and compare again with [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/cq/page-535/ page 535.]] In general, the art started out as with more fluid characters, and rougher edges, almost crayon-like, and are now more streamlined and smooth. For another example, compare the [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/profile-cards-set-1/ old profile cards]] to the [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/characters/ new ones.]]ones,]] or even the old volume covers (see main image) to the [[https://www.amazon.com/dp/1626728321 newer versions]].
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