History Webcomic / Erfworld

17th Feb '17 9:09:40 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* UnderestimatingBadassery: In Book 3 [[spoiler: Gobwin Knob and allies are so focused on their political games that they don't notice Faq building an assault force on their doorstep. Even after they find out that it exists and has left, they completely ignore it other than using it as a tool in their negotiations with Transylvito. Gobwin Knob itself, which had previously held off one of the largest armies ever assembled for several days with a tiny garrison, falls in a single turn.]]

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* UnderestimatingBadassery: In Book 3 [[spoiler: Gobwin Knob and allies are so focused on their political games that they don't notice Faq building an assault force on their doorstep. Even after they find out that it exists and has left, they completely ignore it other than using it as a tool in their negotiations with Transylvito.Transylvito (with the information they have available she could technically be attacking either faction, but everyone seems oddly convinced that she's betraying her ally instead of engaging her sworn enemy). Gobwin Knob itself, which had previously held off one of the largest armies ever assembled for several days with a tiny garrison, falls in a single turn.]]
14th Feb '17 10:43:12 PM aidreamer
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* PortalCut: Apparently happens to any unit unfortunate enough to be halfway through a portal when it closes, though the only example of this happening turned out to be an illusion.

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* PortalCut: Apparently happens to any unit unfortunate enough to be halfway through a portal when it closes, though the only example of this happening turned out to be an illusion. Ivan Poe, a Dirtamancer hired to use forbidden magic by Charlie, says that he only narrowly avoided croaking once when he experimented with a portal and caused it to splatter the portal projection.
14th Feb '17 3:53:35 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* VerbalTic: Lloyd, the Dittomancer (multiplication mage), almost always talks in paired sentences ([[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book+2/35 "Yeah yeah, I know, I know"]]), or [[ParrotExposition repeats what people say back to them]] before he answers ([[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book+2/36 "Double 'em?]] ''Double'' 'em! I'll ''quadruple'' them!").
4th Feb '17 9:21:03 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* SacredScripture: All libraries pop with several books written by the Titans themselves which the more devout Erfworlders try to live by. While we've only seen a few lines quoted in the comic, according to the characters they are quite vague and filled with contradictions. For example, communicating with or resurrecting the dead are said to be impossible, but doing such things or even suggesting the dead can effect the world are also expressly forbidden as though they were easy.
4th Feb '17 9:03:34 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ArtifactTitle: The City and Faction of Gobwin Knob, [[spoiler:as both the Gobwins and Hobgobwins no longer work for Stanley due to Charlie's interference.]]

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* ArtifactTitle: ArtifactTitle:
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The City and Faction of Gobwin Knob, [[spoiler:as both the Gobwins and Hobgobwins no longer work for Stanley due to Charlie's interference.]]interference. As of late Book 3 the side no longer controls the city.]]
** Jetstone's capital is Spacerock, the previous capital of a side of the same name that they conquered long before.
1st Feb '17 3:54:28 PM Wyldchyld
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* MsFanservice: Wanda, again. Openly acknowledged in this [[FetishFuel ...spectacular]] piece of [[http://web.archive.org/web/20101229070552/http://www.erfworld.com/2010/12/merry-christmas/ bonus art]] from Xin. Merry Christmas indeed.

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* MsFanservice: Wanda, again. Openly acknowledged in this [[FetishFuel ...spectacular]] spectacular piece of [[http://web.archive.org/web/20101229070552/http://www.erfworld.com/2010/12/merry-christmas/ bonus art]] from Xin. Merry Christmas indeed.
25th Jan '17 7:38:10 AM Discar
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* [[AllTrollsAreDifferent All Twolls Are Different]]: See {{Retcon}}, below.

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* [[AllTrollsAreDifferent All Twolls Are Different]]: AllTrollsAreDifferent: See {{Retcon}}, below.



* [[CallARabbitASmeerp Call a Rabbit a "Wabbit"]]: Dragons? Trolls? ''Earth?'' That's just ridiculous!

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* [[CallARabbitASmeerp Call a Rabbit a "Wabbit"]]: CallARabbitASmeerp: Dragons? Trolls? ''Earth?'' That's just ridiculous!



* DueToTheDead
* [[TheDragon The Dwagon]]: A Chief Warlord is this for their side's Overlord.
** It's not always the Chief Warlord. In many sides the chief caster takes this role instead. We've also seen at least two sides (Haffaton and Gobwin Knob) where an over-mighty chief caster effectively runs the side as DragonInChief.
** DragonWithAnAgenda: Wanda, who also becomes a DragonInChief in Book 2.
* [[DragonRider Dwagon Rider]]: Stanley mostly, but other characters have been seen on Dwagonback.
* [[DragonWithAnAgenda Dwagon With An Agenda]]: Wanda may be fighting on Stanley's side, but [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%201/160 she's only in it for the Arkentools]].

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* %%* DueToTheDead
* [[TheDragon The Dwagon]]: TheDragon: A Chief Warlord is this for their side's Overlord.
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Overlord. It's not always the Chief Warlord. In many sides the chief caster takes this role instead. We've also seen at least two sides (Haffaton and Gobwin Knob) where an over-mighty chief caster effectively runs the side as DragonInChief.
** DragonWithAnAgenda: Wanda, who also becomes a DragonInChief in Book 2.
* [[DragonRider Dwagon Rider]]: DragonRider: Stanley mostly, but other characters have been seen on Dwagonback.
* [[DragonWithAnAgenda Dwagon With An Agenda]]: DragonWithAnAgenda: Wanda may be fighting on Stanley's side, but [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%201/160 she's only in it for the Arkentools]].



'''Parson:''' Keep going. There's a "but" in there somewhere.

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'''Parson:''' Keep going.digging. There's a "but" in there somewhere.



* [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Our Dwagons Are Different]]: Dwagons look like plush toys, and are colored [[SuperSentai blue, brown, green, yellow, purple, red, and pink]]. With [[BreathWeapon breath weapons]] ranging from fire to taffy, disregarding the yellows' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin caustic battlecrap]]. Their scales are ceramic.

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* [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Our Dwagons Are Different]]: OurDragonsAreDifferent: Dwagons look like plush toys, and are colored [[SuperSentai blue, brown, green, yellow, purple, red, and pink]]. With [[BreathWeapon breath weapons]] ranging from fire to taffy, disregarding the yellows' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin caustic battlecrap]]. Their scales are ceramic.



* [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent Our Gwiffons Are Different]]: And look like marshmallow peeps. Which sounds cute, until their front splits open into a terrible gummy maw. They eat marrow, horns, and hooves[[note]]ingredients for gelatin[[/note]].

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* [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent Our OurGryphonsAreDifferent: Gwiffons Are Different]]: And look like marshmallow peeps. Which sounds cute, until their front splits open into a terrible gummy maw. They eat marrow, horns, and hooves[[note]]ingredients for gelatin[[/note]].



** [[AllTrollsAreDifferent All Twolls Are Different]]: Twolls are capable of fabricating any non-magical item, such as armour or baskets. ''[[CosmicRetcon And that is how it has always been]]''.

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** [[AllTrollsAreDifferent All Twolls Are Different]]: AllTrollsAreDifferent: Twolls are capable of fabricating any non-magical item, such as armour or baskets. ''[[CosmicRetcon And that is how it has always been]]''.



** [[spoiler:Ossomer pulling a HazyFeelTurn. And it was preceded by a fake-out wham episode when Jack fakes his own decapitation via PortalCut]].
*** The fake-out makes it even more whammy when [[spoiler:Jack suddenly and unexpectedly dies in a dwagon accident a few dozen strips later.]]

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** [[spoiler:Ossomer pulling a HazyFeelTurn. And it was preceded by a fake-out wham episode when Jack fakes his own decapitation via PortalCut]].
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PortalCut]]. The fake-out makes it even more whammy when [[spoiler:Jack suddenly and unexpectedly dies in a dwagon accident a few dozen strips later.]]



* [[YouCantThwartStageOne You Can't Thwart Chapter One]]: Several of Parson's gambits in the first book would have ended the attack outright if they hadn't been thwarted by increasingly ludicrous coincidences.

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* [[YouCantThwartStageOne You Can't Thwart Chapter One]]: YouCantThwartStageOne: Several of Parson's gambits in the first book would have ended the attack outright if they hadn't been thwarted by increasingly ludicrous coincidences.
25th Jan '17 7:34:22 AM Discar
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* NoOntologicalInertia:
** Discussed. One of the biggest questions surrounding the decrypted is whether they will survive if Wanda gets croaked. As people begin seeing them more as people instead of puppets, the consensus slowly spirals over to "they'd probably survive," but there are still no guarantees.
** Most magical effects fade at the beginning of the next turn, most notably Dittomancer doubles.



* [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou Not The Fall That Croaks You]]: Actually, it ''is'' the fall that kills you. Anything considered a fall by the world's rules has a high chance of croaking a unit, even if it's just a short drop.

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* [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou Not The Fall That Croaks You]]: NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Actually, it ''is'' the fall that kills you. Anything considered a fall by the world's rules has a high chance of croaking a unit, even if it's just a short drop.
23rd Jan '17 8:39:31 PM Discar
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* MissingStepsPlan: A rare justified variant. Wanda admits she doesn't know what the missing step is but also firmly believes YouCantFightFate so she is going through with the plan anyway.

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* MissingStepsPlan: MissingStepsPlan:
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A rare justified variant. Wanda admits she doesn't know what the missing step is but also firmly believes YouCantFightFate so she is going through with the plan anyway.anyway.
** A much less justified plan in book 2, when Parson decides to travel through the Magic Kingdom (which threatens to bring ''every'' free caster down on their head) simply because his people need his Chief Warlord bonus. That's it. He has no plan beyond that.
--->'''Maggie:''' ''[to Isaac]'' I concede that this action ''is'' reckless, hasty, possibly unnecessary... arguably quite foolhardy...\\
''[beat]''\\
'''Parson:''' Keep going. There's a "but" in there somewhere.
19th Jan '17 4:43:31 PM rmctagg09
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* LimitedUseMagicalDevice: Scrolls in ''Erfworld appear'' to be single use. It's [[https://wiki.erfworld.com/TBFGK_17 here]] in the caster's hands, then [[https://wiki.erfworld.com/TBFGK_18 it's gone]].
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