History Webcomic / Goblins

15th Feb '17 10:07:37 PM LBHills
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* FireForgedFriends: Dungeons tend to bring every RagtagBandOfMisfits together. Dies-Horribly and Saves-A-Fox are one example, while Forgath and Minmax formed a similar bond with Kin (though now, only her connection with Forgath remains).



* ForcedOutOfTheCloset: [[spoiler:Big Ears]], [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/11012015-2/ here]]. He seems apprehensive about being revealed, but nobody else seems to care.

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* ForcedOutOfTheCloset: [[spoiler:Big Ears]], [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/11012015-2/ here]]. He seems apprehensive about being revealed, but nobody else seems to the rest of the group simply don't care.
11th Feb '17 2:09:27 AM StFan
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* FluffyTheTerrible: 'Fluffles' is a mutilated and psychopathically enraged owlbear. 'Biscuit' is a massive and exceptionally effective orc warrior.
* {{Foil}}: Thaco and Complains are foils: Forgath is shaping up to be one for Kore.
* FollowTheLeader: ''Goblins'' has spawned fan webcomics, notably the adventures of the [[http://www.acyn.net/RSE_main.html Scroll Readers]] Goblin Tribe.

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* FluffyTheTerrible: 'Fluffles' FluffyTheTerrible:
** "Fluffles"
is a mutilated and psychopathically enraged owlbear. 'Biscuit' owlbear.
** "Biscuit"
is a massive and exceptionally effective orc warrior.
* {{Foil}}: {{Foil}}:
**
Thaco and Complains are foils: foils; old and wise vs. young and hot-blooded.
**
Forgath is shaping up to be one for Kore.
* FollowTheLeader: ''Goblins'' has spawned fan webcomics, notably the adventures of the [[http://www.acyn.net/RSE_main.html Scroll Readers]] Goblin Tribe.
Kore.
10th Feb '17 7:37:50 PM LBHills
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* FluffyTheTerrible:
** Fluffles the owlbear
** Biscuit the orc warrior
* {{Foil}}: There are a few pairs:
** Thaco & Dellyn
** Minmax & Dellyn
** Big-Ears & Saral Caine
** Forgath & Kore

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* FluffyTheTerrible:
** Fluffles the owlbear
** Biscuit the
FluffyTheTerrible: 'Fluffles' is a mutilated and psychopathically enraged owlbear. 'Biscuit' is a massive and exceptionally effective orc warrior
warrior.
* {{Foil}}: There are a few pairs:
**
Thaco & Dellyn
** Minmax & Dellyn
** Big-Ears & Saral Caine
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and Complains are foils: Forgath & Koreis shaping up to be one for Kore.



* LeaveHimToMe: Dellyn versus Thaco.

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* LeaveHimToMe: Dellyn versus Thaco.decided he had to kill Thaco by himself.



* LockedIntoStrangeness: Forgath has two different beard colors, after part of his beard was re-created in the Maze of Many.



** Much of the men in the Goblin camp at the beginning wore loinclothes. Thaco wore one until he was ordered to put on pants for the groups' sake.

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** Much Most of the men in the Goblin camp at the beginning wore loinclothes. Thaco wore one until he was ordered to put on pants for the groups' sake.
10th Feb '17 7:28:35 PM LBHills
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* MacGuffin:
** The Orb of Bloodlight. Duv thinks it can regenerate her wing and allow her to take her place as the White Terror and ruler of all goblins. [[spoiler:Dies-Horribly finally uses it to gain a new magical arm in replacement for the one Klik granted him.]]
** The Jade Teapot for Kin & Co. Its power is clearly stated as a form of teleportation aiming at individuals rather than places. Forgath and Minmax plan to use it to find the GAP.



* PlotDevice:
** The Orb of Bloodlight. Duv thinks it can regenerate her wing and allow her to take her place as the White Terror and ruler of all goblins. [[spoiler:Dies-Horribly finally uses it to gain a new magical arm in replacement for the one Klik granted him.]]
** The Jade Teapot for Kin & Co. Its power is clearly stated as a form of teleportation aiming at individuals rather than places. Forgath and Minmax plan to use it to find the GAP.



* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler:Kin and Minmax's]] love is almost magically confusing. It's also able to nauseate ''mathematics''. Yes. You read that right.

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* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler:Kin and Minmax's]] love is almost magically confusing. actually prevents their own annihilation. It's also able justified - the maniac attempting to nauseate ''mathematics''. Yes. You read that right.reduce the entire situation to math (so he can divide reality by zero) completely overlooked the possibility of a deep emotional bond. It threw off the math just enough.
10th Feb '17 7:22:31 PM LBHills
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* ImplacableMan: Kore, ''oh so much''. His armor is virtually impenetrable (as far as we've seen, anyway), he shows no mercy or remorse, and ''he will never stop hunting you''. On top of all that, he's also a ''[[GoodIsNotNice paladin]]'' (somehow, despite his wholesale slaughter of everything even potentially evil), which gives him all of the powers inherent in one. Seriously, getting [[spoiler:a rope ''fused through his freaking neck'']] only slowed him down long enough for him to cast Lay on Hands.

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* ImplacableMan: Kore, ''oh so much''. His Kore's armor is virtually impenetrable (as far as we've seen, anyway), impenetrable; he shows no mercy or remorse, remorse; and ''he will never stop hunting you''. On top of all that, he's also a ''[[GoodIsNotNice ''[[TautologicalTemplar paladin]]'' (somehow, despite his wholesale slaughter of everything even potentially evil), which gives him all of the powers inherent in one. Seriously, getting [[spoiler:a rope ''fused through his freaking neck'']] only slowed him down long enough for him to cast Lay on Hands.



* ItsAllAboutMe: The Viper Clan is an entire tribe of this - their philosophy posits that they were literally gifted by the Goblin god to be the only tribe predestined to lead the rest, that other tribes and all other species are inherently beneath them while they are inherently above, and thus that whatever they want is their right to have. When Dies points out that by their philosophy they aren't truly responsible for their successes, as they are only such because their god willed it to be so - and that they thus should not be prideful (nor prejudiced) because of it - they are not amused.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: The Viper Clan is has an entire tribe of this - their entirely self-aborbed philosophy posits that - they were literally gifted claim their tribe was destined by the Goblin goblins' god to be the only tribe predestined to lead the rest, that other tribes and all other species are inherently beneath them while they are inherently above, and thus that they are morally entitled to take what they wish and do whatever they want is their right to have.like. When Dies points out that by their philosophy they aren't truly responsible for their successes, as they are only such because their god willed it to be so - and that they thus should not be prideful (nor prejudiced) because of it - they are not amused.
10th Feb '17 2:53:14 AM StFan
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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: K'seliss]] died fighting, but it's not clear whether he did it to save his companions or [[TakingYouWithMe to avenge himself against his killer.]] [[spoiler: Chief,]] on the other hand, unquestionably died to save his companions.

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: K'seliss]] died HeroicSacrifice:
** [[spoiler:K'seliss]] dies
fighting, but it's not clear whether he did does it to save his companions or [[TakingYouWithMe to avenge himself against his killer.]] ]]
**
[[spoiler: Chief,]] on the other hand, unquestionably died dies to save his companions.
9th Feb '17 9:42:07 AM LBHills
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Added DiffLines:

* DeathIsCheap: Subverted. Unlike the games it's based on, death tends to stick in the Goblins' world. There ''are'' loopholes when curses or magic is involved ([[spoiler: Dies-Horribly and Idle]] are examples), but in general, '-10' means that character is gone for good.
9th Feb '17 9:37:47 AM LBHills
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* HeroicSacrifice:
** [[spoiler:[[http://www.goblinscomic.org/11022010-2/ Chief.]]]]
** [[spoiler:K'seliss]] of all people does this. Whether or not it was accidental is unclear.

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* HeroicSacrifice:
** [[spoiler:[[http://www.goblinscomic.org/11022010-2/ Chief.]]]]
** [[spoiler:K'seliss]] of all people does this. Whether or
HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: K'seliss]] died fighting, but it's not clear whether he did it was accidental is unclear.to save his companions or [[TakingYouWithMe to avenge himself against his killer.]] [[spoiler: Chief,]] on the other hand, unquestionably died to save his companions.



* JigsawPuzzlePlot

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* JigsawPuzzlePlotJigsawPuzzlePlot: The various groups work separately, without a shared goal, but the reader gets the impression that they are leading eventually to an overall resolution.



** One of the Alternate Kins has magical tattoos that wipe all her memories of death, given to her by the Forgath from her universe when he learned that Goblinslayer forced her to murder four of her best friends. She believes that she has never killed anyone nor known anyone who has ever died; if she regained those memories, [[HeroicBSOD it would be too much for her to handle.]]

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** One of the Alternate alternate-reality Kins has magical tattoos that wipe all her memories of death, given to her by the Forgath from her universe when he learned that Goblinslayer forced her to murder four of her best friends. She believes that she has never killed anyone nor known anyone who has ever died; if she regained those memories, [[HeroicBSOD it would be too much for her to handle.]]



* LovableCoward: Dies-Horribly

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* LovableCoward: Dies-HorriblyDies-Horribly is a quivering mess. It's easy to sympathize: his life sucks.



** Thaco is an old guy, and the term [=THAC0=] is not a part of the new rules.

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** Thaco is an old guy, and the term [=THAC0=] is not a hasn't been part of the new rules.rules set for over fifteen years.
8th Feb '17 10:59:42 PM LBHills
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* WhatAnIdiot: [[invoked]] Even ''[[http://www.goblinscomic.org/02252011/ Minmax]]'' thinks so.

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* WhatAnIdiot: [[invoked]] Often said of Fumbles and/or Minmax. Even said ''[[http://www.goblinscomic.org/02252011/ Minmax]]'' thinks so.by Minmax, of Minmax]].''



* WhatMeasureIsAMook / WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The comic is largely built on deconstructing the typical concept of goblins and other AlwaysChaoticEvil creatures being slaughtered without remorse by humans. This deconstruction is then inverted upon the Elite Guard of Brassmoon, who ''are'' always evil (being recruited as such) and are killed without remorse by the goblins.

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* WhatMeasureIsAMook / WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The comic is largely built on deconstructing the typical concept of goblins and other AlwaysChaoticEvil creatures being slaughtered without remorse by humans. This deconstruction is then inverted upon the Elite Guard of Brassmoon, who ''are'' always evil (being recruited as such) (they're selected for it) and are killed without remorse by the goblins.
8th Feb '17 10:57:03 PM LBHills
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* BecauseDestinySaysSo: In this setting, goblin children are named by the tribe's prophet. When the prophet can foresee a particular event in the child's life, the child is named after that vision. As far as anybody can tell, these prophecies are absolutely correct: Saves-A-Fox saved a fox, Dies-Horribly does indeed die horribly, and Complains-of-Names actually managed a twofer:

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* BecauseDestinySaysSo: In this setting, goblin children are named by the tribe's prophet. When the prophet can foresee a particular event in the child's life, the child is named after that vision. As far as anybody can tell, these prophecies are absolutely inevitably correct: Saves-A-Fox saved a fox, Dies-Horribly does indeed die horribly, and Complains-of-Names actually managed a twofer:



* NietzscheWannabe: [[spoiler:[[http://www.goblinscomic.org/02222011-2/ Psion Minmax]]]]

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* NietzscheWannabe: [[spoiler:[[http://www.goblinscomic.org/02222011-2/ Psion Minmax]]]]Minmax]]]] believes that life is torment and only CessationOfExistence can provide relief.



* OhCrap:

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* OhCrap:OhCrap: There are many moments of epic dismay in this series.



* OneSizeFitsAll: Generally averted; size modifiers have been mentioned, and human-size gear has occasionally been rejected as unusable. The Axe of Prissan and Big-Ears' armor play this trope straight, justified by them being [[AWizardDidIt magical]] and designed to reshape and suit the needs of whoever uses them. Note that OneSizeFitsAll is an actual rule of ''D&D'' magic items. Imagine how much it would suck if you found some awesome magic armor you can't use because it's designed for an ogre.

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* OneSizeFitsAll: Generally averted; size modifiers have been mentioned, and human-size gear has occasionally been rejected as unusable. The Axe of Prissan and Big-Ears' armor play this trope straight, justified by them being [[AWizardDidIt magical]] and designed to reshape and suit the needs of whoever uses them. Note that OneSizeFitsAll is an actual rule of ''D&D'' magic items. Imagine how much it would suck if you found some awesome magic armor you can't use because it's designed for an ogre.



* PeekABangs: Saves-a-Fox
* PerpetualFrowner: [[spoiler:Psion Minmax]] doesn't seem the smiling sort.

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* PeekABangs: Saves-a-Fox
Saves-a-Fox has a hairstyle that keeps one eye covered.
* PerpetualFrowner: [[spoiler:Psion Minmax]] doesn't seem the smiling sort.only seems capable of a disgruntled sneer or, on rare occasions, a snarl of hate.



* PowerGlows: Everyone has an [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/08042006/ Individual Magic Effect]] that manifests in their spells, abilities, and magic weapons.
* PowerLimiter: Kin's collar supresses her magic and prevents her from hurting anyone if the attached leash is being held.

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* PowerGlows: Everyone has an [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/08042006/ Individual Magic Effect]] that manifests in their spells, abilities, and One of the oddities of the setting's magic weapons.
is that magic reacts differently with every person. There's almost always a glow (and sometimes additional, phantasmal effects), which has a color and quality varying according to a person's "individual magical effect." The IME can thus be used to identify the caster.
* PowerLimiter: Kin's collar supresses suppresses her magic and prevents her from hurting anyone if the attached leash is being held.



** One example is Saves-a-Fox. She was prophesied to save a fox on a specific day. She decided to ScrewDestiny by killing it instead. [[spoiler:Eventually it's revealed that she DID save it... from terrible suffering due to an incurable illness.]] Before it was {{Jossed}}, one theory was that she was misinterpreting what "saves" meant. By keeping the fox's tail with her, she was "saving" it as a momento.
** Another example is Dies-Horribly. Fan theories abound about how it will be subverted. One predicts that he will eventually get over his fear of death and walk willingly into a HeroicSacrifice. Another is that instead of being destined for a horrible death, he is simply horrible at dying... that is, he repeatedly survives things he really shouldn't. [[spoiler:He's apparently died horribly at least once in the comic. Hard to tell if he'll do so again. And yes, both theories mentioned have been confirmed: he performed a HeroicSacrifice, and he didn't stay dead as he should have.]]

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** One example is Saves-a-Fox. She was prophesied to save a fox on a specific day. She decided to ScrewDestiny by killing it instead. [[spoiler:Eventually it's revealed that she DID save it... from terrible suffering due to an incurable illness.]] Before it was {{Jossed}}, one theory was that she was misinterpreting what "saves" meant. By keeping the fox's tail with her, she was "saving" it as a momento.
]]
** Another example is Dies-Horribly. Fan theories abound about how it will be subverted. One predicts that he will eventually get over his fear of death and walk willingly into a HeroicSacrifice. Another is that instead of being destined for a horrible death, he is simply horrible at dying... that is, he repeatedly survives things he really shouldn't. [[spoiler:He's apparently [[spoiler:He died horribly at least once in the comic. Hard to tell if he'll do so again. And yes, both theories mentioned have been confirmed: comic - he performed a HeroicSacrifice, and he didn't stay dead as he should have.]]



** Minmax considers Goblinslayer his hero until he learns [[spoiler:exactly what the sicko has been doing with his yuan-ti pet.]] Then again, this was the first hint Minmax got, period, that Goblinslayer was much happier with things like vivisection than just killing his enemies. It's possible he may have reacted the same way to finding out that Goblinslayer didn't just kill monsters in fights, but also captured monster women and children and tortured them unspeakably.

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** Minmax considers Goblinslayer his hero until he learns [[spoiler:exactly what the sicko has been doing with his yuan-ti pet.]] Then again, this This was the first hint Minmax got, period, got that Goblinslayer was much happier with things like vivisection than just killing his enemies. It's possible he may have reacted the same way to finding out that Goblinslayer didn't just kill monsters in fights, but also captured monster women and children and tortured them unspeakably.
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