History Webcomic / ErrantStory

13th Jul '17 9:51:48 AM 32_Footsteps
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* BuyThemOff: A favorite tactic of Sarine when she needs to quickly get people to cooperate is to [[http://www.errantstory.com/2009-01-28 bribe them with an artifact]] or a piece of LostTechnology she has on account of her position as an elven ranger. She even [[http://www.errantstory.com/2009-02-11 comments]] that at the rate she's going she'll run out of stuff to buy people off with.


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* EveryManHasHisPrice: A favorite tactic of Sarine when she needs to quickly get people to cooperate is to [[http://www.errantstory.com/2009-01-28 bribe them with an artifact]] or a piece of LostTechnology she has on account of her position as an elven ranger. She even [[http://www.errantstory.com/2009-02-11 comments]] that at the rate she's going she'll run out of stuff to buy people off with.
21st May '17 1:32:50 PM HighCrate
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With a light touch of PostModernism, the comic has a sizable amount of self-referential humor, GenreSavvy characters, and quite a few [[{{Lampshade}} lampshaded]], [[SubvertedTrope subverted]], [[InvokedTrope invoked]], and roundly mocked tropes. It starts out following the adventures of a half-elven mage seeking ultimate arcane power, though as other main characters join up it quickly becomes evident that there is much more going on behind the scenes. The comic underwent slow onset CerebusSyndrome, but still retained many of its humorous elements well into the series.

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With a light touch of PostModernism, the comic has a sizable amount of self-referential humor, GenreSavvy characters, humor and quite a few [[{{Lampshade}} lampshaded]], [[SubvertedTrope subverted]], [[InvokedTrope invoked]], and roundly mocked tropes. It starts out following the adventures of a half-elven mage seeking ultimate arcane power, though as other main characters join up it quickly becomes evident that there is much more going on behind the scenes. The comic underwent slow onset CerebusSyndrome, but still retained many of its humorous elements well into the series.



* FunnyOctopus: One of the secondary characters has a pet miniature tentacle monster, [[GenreSavvy Genre Savvily]] named Rape-kun. Despite the name, he is completely harmless, and oddly cute. It's mentioned that the owner doesn't have the password to unlock Rape-kun's "Adult Mode". Make of that what you will.

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* FunnyOctopus: One of the secondary characters has a pet miniature tentacle monster, [[GenreSavvy Genre Savvily]] monster named Rape-kun. Despite the name, he is completely harmless, and oddly cute. It's mentioned that the owner doesn't have the password to unlock Rape-kun's "Adult Mode". Make of that what you will.



* NeverFoundTheBody: When Ian was last seen fighting a magical duel that ended with the building they were in collapsing on top of him, [[http://www.errantstory.com/2004-05-05/226 Sarine mentions that only the other participant's body had been found when she left, but there was still plenty of rubble to search through]]. They're both GenreSavvy enough to expect they'll see him again, though.

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* NeverFoundTheBody: When Ian was last seen fighting a magical duel that ended with the building they were in collapsing on top of him, [[http://www.errantstory.com/2004-05-05/226 Sarine mentions that only the other participant's body had been found when she left, but there was still plenty of rubble to search through]]. They're They both GenreSavvy enough to expect they'll see him again, though.



* WizardingSchool: The school that Meji attends.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Minor character Chris thinks he's the protagonist of something between a JRPG and a Shōnen fight manga. [[CaptainObvious He isn't.]]
27th Jan '17 7:01:44 PM DrNoPuma
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* FunnyOctopus: One of the secondary characters has a pet miniature tentacle monster, [[GenreSavvy Genre Savvily]] named Rape-kun. Despite the name, he is completely harmless, and oddly cute. It's mentioned that the owner doesn't have the password to unlock Rape-kun's "Adult Mode". Make of that what you will.
26th Sep '16 8:25:55 PM Carnildo
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* NeverFoundTheBody: When Ian was last seen fighting a magical duel that ended with the building they were in collapsing on top of him, [[http://www.errantstory.com/2004-05-05/226 Sarine mentions that only the other participant's body had been found when she left, but there was still plenty of rubble to search through]]. They're both GenreSavvy enough to expect they'll see him again, though.
27th Aug '16 5:11:29 PM Carnildo
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* GroinAttack: Ellis finds himself on the receiving end of an [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Acid Neuter Arrow spell]] after [[http://www.errantstory.com/2012-09-21/5700 annoying Meji a little too much]]. Good thing he's MadeOfIron.
8th Aug '16 12:42:45 AM Carnildo
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* SoWhatDoWeDoNow: Having just [[spoiler:killed a physical god, stopped a genocide, and ordered the elves to stop their attacks on the half-elves]], Meji is confronted with this dilemma: [[spoiler: as a PhysicalGod herself, [[http://www.errantstory.com/2012-01-23/5422 what does she do tomorrow?]] ]]
7th Aug '16 11:31:50 PM Carnildo
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* BookEnds: The covers of the [[http://www.errantstory.com/2002-12-11/31 first]] and [[http://www.errantstory.com/2011-05-30/5236 last]] chapters both show Meji sitting on the ground, leaning back against a tree trunk. Differences in her appearance and surroundings reflect the changes that have taken place throughout the story. (The [[http://www.errantstory.com/2002-11-06/16 prologue]] and [[http://www.errantstory.com/2012-02-13/5426 epilogue]] covers also form a pair, but with far less symbolism.)
7th Aug '16 10:19:15 PM Carnildo
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* HumanShield: In his first appearance, [[http://errantstory.com/2003-03-19 Jon attempts to use Meji as one.]] Unfortunately the guards don't really care and try to kill him anyway.

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* HumanShield: In his first appearance, [[http://errantstory.com/2003-03-19 Jon attempts to use Meji as one.]] Unfortunately the guards don't really care and try to kill him anyway. Fortunately for Meji, both Jon and the guards wind up on the wrong side of MuggingTheMonster.
8th Jun '16 6:07:10 PM eroock
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->-[[http://www.errantstory.com/2012-05-23/5567 Michael Poe]]

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->-[[http://www.-->-- '''[[http://www.errantstory.com/2012-05-23/5567 Michael Poe]]
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18th Apr '16 11:20:42 PM Baeraad555
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* SelfDeprecation: A staple of Poe's, which sometimes [[http://www.errantstory.com/2007-06-27/673 finds its way into the comic itself.]]
-->'''Meji:''' So, um... you're Jon's long lost, estranged sister, who's been turned into an emotionless magic ninja assassin by some secret order of monks hidden in the mountains...
-->'''Sara:''' ... yes.
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-->'''Meji:''' That's... like, really, kinda freaking stupid, if you don't mind me saying. And I thought your brother's whole "hitman with a troubled past and a heart of gold" bit was bad.
-->'''Ellis:''' Yeah, and this is coming from a magic using, half elven heiress with unusual hair and eye colours, and a talking animal companion... so that' really saying something there.
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