History Webcomic / Erfworld

24th Jan '16 3:41:42 PM aidreamer
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* BigBad: Stanley isn't ''bad'', per se, he's just extremely immature and slightly stupid - basically a JerkJock who happens to run an empire. (A wee little JerkJock at that - but don't mention that to him!) Similarly, the leaders of the Royal Crown Coalition, the faction Stanley's empire is fighting against, don't seem to qualify, either, because they embody too many HeroTropes. The real BigBad of the setting is Charlie, who seems to be [[TheChessmaster controlling everything from behind the scenes]], [[LetsYouAndHimFight sowing conflict]] so [[WarForFunAndProfit his mercenaries will always be in demand]], and presently devoting all his resources to killing Parson personally.
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* BigBad: Stanley isn't ''bad'', per se, he's just extremely immature and slightly stupid - basically a JerkJock who happens to run an empire. (A wee little JerkJock at that - but don't mention that to him!) Similarly, the leaders of the Royal Crown Coalition, the faction Stanley's empire is fighting against, don't seem to qualify, either, because they embody too many HeroTropes. The real BigBad of the setting is Charlie, who seems to be [[TheChessmaster controlling everything from behind the scenes]], [[LetsYouAndHimFight sowing conflict]] so [[WarForFunAndProfit his mercenaries will always be in demand]], and presently devoting all his resources to killing Parson personally.personally, and shows signs of being motivated by ImmortalityImmorality.
15th Jan '16 6:40:55 AM aidreamer
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* HeroWithBadPublicity: Duke Forecastle is seen as a joke by his side due to being their only landlubber warlord. He wins the loathing of Admiral Chequer and his entire crew due to his accidental taming of a double eagle, a type of bird seafarers fear and loathe. When he becomes captain of the last ship in a losing battle, he buys time to win with a tactical retreat instead of [[HonorBeforeReason continuing the suicidal]] battle he was ordered into. The fact that all of these things allow Forecastle to save Seaworld from otherwise certain destruction only makes the [[{{Pride}} Proud]] UngratefulBastard leadership of Seaworld hate him even more. They rewrite the story of what happened to make Admiral Chequer into the real hero who saved the side. They portray Duke Forecastle as TheFool and a DirtyCoward who caused the doom of the entire fleet and got Admiral Chequer croaked. They also start using his name as a FantasticSlur for the landlubber units they now have no choice but to use. Duke Forecastle only avoids court-martial and execution due to the fact that he had the good fortune to conquer a colony and devote it to his side.
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* HeroWithBadPublicity: HeroWithBadPublicity: ** Gobwin Knob is the side of the protagonists, and is the most hated faction in the entire world. This horrible reputation is mostly well deserved. ** Duke Forecastle is seen as a joke by his side due to being their only landlubber warlord. He wins the loathing of Admiral Chequer and his entire crew due to his accidental taming of a double eagle, a type of bird seafarers fear and loathe. When he becomes captain of the last ship in a losing battle, he buys time to win with a tactical retreat instead of [[HonorBeforeReason continuing the suicidal]] battle he was ordered into. The fact that all of these things allow Forecastle to save Seaworld from otherwise certain destruction only makes the [[{{Pride}} Proud]] UngratefulBastard leadership of Seaworld hate him even more. They rewrite the story of what happened to make Admiral Chequer into the real hero who saved the side. They portray Duke Forecastle as TheFool and a DirtyCoward who caused the doom of the entire fleet and got Admiral Chequer croaked. They also start using his name as a FantasticSlur for the landlubber units they now have no choice but to use. Duke Forecastle only avoids court-martial and execution due to the fact that he had the good fortune to conquer a colony and devote it to his side.
12th Jan '16 3:38:05 PM Arha
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Well, that's not true, because his Fox Five or whatever are still fanatically devoted to him.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Charlie, thus far. ** Charlie has now been seen, and nobody who has seen him could love him.
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* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Charlie, thus far. ** Charlie has now been seen, and nobody is only shown presenting avatars of himself in various Thinkagrams. His actual physical presence is never felt. However, when [[spoiler:GK's last surviving Archon]] is taken to Charlescomm, he finally does appear in person [[spoiler:as a crippled, obese adult version of Charlie Brown, unable to so much as move his hands without assistance. Lilith says that no one who has seen sees him could ever love him.him, though that doesn't stop the likes of Tondelayo.]]
12th Jan '16 3:26:10 PM Ezekiel
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** Charlie has now been seen, and nobody who has seen him could love him.
12th Jan '16 1:36:29 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** In the grand strategy meeting Parson holds after [[spoiler:the Battle of Spacerock]], Parson weighs up the costs of the whole fiasco and is quite clear that [[PunctuatedForEmphasis "It. Was not. Worth it."]]
11th Jan '16 10:52:25 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* Gorn: A particularly shocking example, especially after so much BloodlessCarnage: [[spoiler:after Parson gets knocked back through the portal back into the Magic Kingdom while being perforated by heavy machine gun fire from Charlie's Archons we get a ''lovely'' clear look at the bloody pulpy mess of mangled muscle, shredded tendon and shattered bone that is now his left shin- just as another round ''tears half his left foot off.'']]
11th Jan '16 2:30:32 PM Peteman
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* ProperlyParanoid: After all the underhanded schemes Parson did (attacking while surrendering, attacking during a parley, violating the neutrality of the Magic Kingdom), many Sides refuse to negotiate with his Side, considering them underhanded. They're right. When asking a decrypted Ansom if Parson ordered him to assassinate Tremmannis during their negotiation, Ansom replied that it was considered, but admitted that he would probably only get a Dittomancied clone. It's heavily implied Ansom was talking to said clone.
10th Jan '16 1:26:37 PM Arha
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* MookCommander: Because its fantasy setting is based on Strategy Games, commander units have a Leadership special that bolsters nearby allies.
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* MookCommander: Because its fantasy setting is based on Strategy Games, commander units have a Leadership special that bolsters nearby allies. Normal Erfworld strategy is just to pile up as many of these bonuses as possible. For example, stacking Wanda's Decryption bonus on top of warlord bonuses and so on theoretically makes Ansom strong enough to take a moderately defended city single handed.
10th Jan '16 1:16:12 PM Discar
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* MookCommander: Because its fantasy setting is based on Strategy Games, mentions commander units that bolster nearby allies.
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* MookCommander: Because its fantasy setting is based on Strategy Games, mentions commander units have a Leadership special that bolster bolsters nearby allies.
10th Jan '16 12:12:46 PM morenohijazo
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* MookCommander: Because its fantasy setting is based on Strategy Games, mentions commander units that bolster nearby allies.
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