History Webcomic / HolidayWars

13th Jan '18 11:49:51 PM Piterpicher
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* BondOneLiner: [[http://www.holiday-wars.com/blog/2010/09/06/episode-51/ In this strip]],AprilFoolsDay discusses one liners and then uses one as he defeats LaborDay in a fight.
* CallBack: [[http://www.holiday-wars.com/blog/2010/09/05/episode-50/ In this strip]], LaborDay makes a reference to something that happens before the timeline of the main storyline.

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* BondOneLiner: [[http://www.holiday-wars.com/blog/2010/09/06/episode-51/ In this strip]],AprilFoolsDay discusses one liners and then uses one as he defeats LaborDay UsefulNotes/LaborDay in a fight.
* CallBack: [[http://www.holiday-wars.com/blog/2010/09/05/episode-50/ In this strip]], LaborDay UsefulNotes/LaborDay makes a reference to something that happens before the timeline of the main storyline.



* DeadpanSnarker: LaborDay often delivers these types of lines.

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* DeadpanSnarker: LaborDay UsefulNotes/LaborDay often delivers these types of lines.



* ShapeshifterBaggage: Although AprilFoolsDay is a shapeshifter he does have the limitation that his mass always stays the same. LaborDay explains this in [[http://www.holiday-wars.com/blog/2010/09/03/episode-48/ this strip]].

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* ShapeshifterBaggage: Although AprilFoolsDay is a shapeshifter he does have the limitation that his mass always stays the same. LaborDay UsefulNotes/LaborDay explains this in [[http://www.holiday-wars.com/blog/2010/09/03/episode-48/ this strip]].
13th Jan '18 11:49:00 PM Piterpicher
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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: AprilFoolsDay is a shape shifter who can take any form he wants. However, as LaborDay explains no, matter what his form he always retains the same mass. This is followed up by an amusing game of chicken. He might be a giant T-Rex, but since he has the ''mass'' of a teenage boy, he has none of the oomph.

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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: AprilFoolsDay is a shape shifter who can take any form he wants. However, as LaborDay UsefulNotes/LaborDay explains no, matter what his form he always retains the same mass. This is followed up by an amusing game of chicken. He might be a giant T-Rex, but since he has the ''mass'' of a teenage boy, he has none of the oomph.
1st Dec '17 6:48:09 AM cordychase
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* AlphaBitch: Beth is the perfect example of this. However, in Vol. II and beyond she starts growing out of it.

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* AlphaBitch: Beth is the perfect example of this. However, in Vol. II and beyond she starts growing out of it. Also Deconstructed--she's mean to Tegan because she feels like the stuff Tegan did to her by accident (like tripping and dumping cheese fries all over her) were purposeful. Then she took Tegan sniping back by way of defense as confirmation.


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* FallenPrincess: Between Vol. I&II, Beth's father dies in Iraq. Although her family was more "comfortably upper-middle-class" than rich, this still applies, as they take a big hit to their finances and she needs to take a job as a tutor to help pay the bills.


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* TheLostLenore: Memorial Day for Taylor. Bunny kidnapped her to force Taylor to plant a grenade in Santa's bag of presents, and promised he'd return her once the deed was done--but Bunny never said [[ExactWords what condition]] she'd be in.
**Equinox, Wallace's father, is this for Gaia. Which is why she's so mad about the EnemyMine deal with April Fool's after [[spoiler: the World Tree returns her to life as Day of the Dead.]]
* LoveDodecahedron: Hoo boy, let's see. Tegan and Wallace flirt and even kiss [[spoiler: but it's really April Fool's, although he apparently liked it.]] Tegan also has a crush on Taylor. Enter Beth, who also has a crush on Taylor; April Fool's likes ''her'' [[AmazonChaser because by this point she could kick his ass.]] Taylor has feelings for Tegan, but also feelings for Beth, complicated by the fact [[spoiler: that she's the new Memorial Day.]] Then Tegan and [[spoiler: Wallace]] end up in another dimension together and [[spoiler: Beth and Taylor apparently start a relationship]], and ''that's'' just where things stand at the end of Vol. II
28th Nov '17 6:24:24 PM cordychase
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* AbusiveParents: Mother's Day, of all people. Father's Day is better but is also a HenpeckedHusband.



* AllMythsAreTrue: In addition to the holidays being people, all the gods are shown to exist, although many of them have outright left for other realms after their worship was mostly abandoned, like the Norse, or secluded themselves in little pocket realities, like Anansi. Cryptids are also real.

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* AllMythsAreTrue: In addition to the holidays being people, all the gods are shown to exist, although many of them have outright left for other realms after their worship was mostly abandoned, like the Norse, or secluded themselves in little pocket realities, like Anansi. Cryptids and demons are also real.



* BigBadFriend: Winter is [[spoiler: Wallace.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: Being a holiday means immortality and sometimes superpowers. Unfortunately, it sometimes also means restrictions like always having to the say the opposite of what you really mean or never being able to say anything too intelligent--which seem minor, but remember the immortality? Opposite and Stupid are stuck talking like that ''every'' day, ''forever''.



** Also true of Stupid; in volume II, she takes a level in badass and discovers she has the power to make anything with even half a brain temporarily stupid by touching it. This is useful when, for example, one is attacked by an extradimensional horror.



* TalkingAnimal: Ground Hog's Day is personified as a talking animal.

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* TalkingAnimal: Ground Hog's Day is personified as a talking animal. Later arcs introduce animals who have been vested with the power of holidays, although they could talk before that.
25th Nov '17 10:04:40 AM cordychase
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* AlphaBitch: Beth is the perfect example of this.
* AprilFoolsDay: first appears as a character in [[http://www.holiday-wars.com/blog/2010/08/22/episode-37/ this strip]].

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* AllMythsAreTrue: In addition to the holidays being people, all the gods are shown to exist, although many of them have outright left for other realms after their worship was mostly abandoned, like the Norse, or secluded themselves in little pocket realities, like Anansi. Cryptids are also real.
* AlphaBitch: Beth is the perfect example of this.
this. However, in Vol. II and beyond she starts growing out of it.
* AprilFoolsDay: first First appears as a character in [[http://www.holiday-wars.com/blog/2010/08/22/episode-37/ this strip]].



* AskAStupidQuestion: Ask a Stupid Question is personified as a character who only speaks with stupid questions.

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* AskAStupidQuestion: Ask a Stupid Question is personified as a character who only speaks with stupid questions. Although sometimes her questions are actually quite intelligent, if obvious.
* BackFromTheDead: After using the power of the Holiday Spirit to [[spoiler: overload April Fool's and defeat him]], Tegan accidentally released the essences of the dead holidays from the World Tree. Some merely survive as power (for example, a random Sasquatch gets the power of Mardi Gras, rather than the old Mardi Gras coming back), while some, like Winter's new lackeys, return as themselves.



* BigBad: The EasterBunny is the main villain of "Holiday Wars"

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* BigBad: The EasterBunny is the main villain of "Holiday Wars"Vol I. Vol II introduces Winter, a nigh-unstoppable force of nature who freezes every human on the planet and starts hunting down the holidays.



* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Holidays lots of people observe, like Christmas, are stronger, and even minor holidays and observances grow in power on their actual day when people are observing them. Conversely, holidays no one celebrates fade away into the morass of the Forgotten, which is basically just a big glob of rage lacking any personality of the individuals who once made it up.



* DeadPersonImpersonation: Turns out that [[spoiler: April Fool's really did Wallace/Arbor Day. In the chaos following their battle, he stole Wallace's form.]]

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* DeadPersonImpersonation: Turns out that [[spoiler: April Fool's really did kill Wallace/Arbor Day. In the chaos following their battle, he stole Wallace's form.]] This is probably also what happened to [[spoiler: Talk Like A Pirate Day.]]



* EasterBunny: is the main villain of "Holiday Wars"

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* EasterBunny: is Initially the main villain of "Holiday Wars"BigBad.



* HeelFaceTurn: After being kidnapped by Winter and discovering his true identity, [[spoiler: Opposite Day]] joins his side.



* NotWorthKilling: Friday survives his first encounter with the Easter Bunny because of this--he sees the Bunny poison St. Patrick's Day, but the Bunny doesn't go after him because he's not nearly important enough. This motivates Friday to actually join Gaia's resistance.
* Oireland: St. Patrick's Day is the epitome of this, for the few pages he gets.



* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The resistance against the Easter Bunny only has one major holiday (Earth Day/Gaia). The rest are observances like Talk Like A Pirate Day and Opposite Day, with Black Friday being the only one who can really bring it in a fight.



* TookALevelInJerkAss: The Bunny actually admits to being a jerk in one of the more recent strips, but he really did take a few more levels over the course of the story. He also used to be ''much'' more nice and reasonable back when he was still the goddess Eastre.

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* TookALevelInJerkAss: The Bunny actually admits to being a jerk in one of the more recent strips, but he really did take a few more levels over the course of the story. He also used to be ''much'' more nice and reasonable back when he was still the goddess Eastre.Eastre, and even before he embarked on his evil plan.


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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Winter wants to take over the world so that nothing like what Bunny did can ever happen again.
24th Nov '17 10:30:22 AM cordychase
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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Loki, of all people. In a flashback, it's shown that Santa (then Sinterklass) freed him to stop him from waking the Jotunn with his spasms of pain, rather than killing him as Odin intended. Fast-forward several hundred years, and Santa receives a warning of the Easter Bunny's designs on his life from the very same trickster.



* DeadPersonImpersonation: Turns out that [[spoiler: April Fool's really did Wallace/Arbor Day. In the chaos following their battle, he stole Wallace's form.]]



* GenderBender: Cultural changes in how humans celebrate change ''all'' aspects of the holidays, which is how the goddess Eastre ended up as the male Easter Bunny. It doesn't seem to be very important, though--Bunny is enraged that people no longer view him with the awe they did when he was a goddess, but doesn't even mention having changed gender.



* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Black Friday is "just" an observance, usually overshadowed by Thanksgiving...but he has thousands if not millions of observers, and they are all ''very zealous''.



* HotLibrarian: Misses Cooper, Administrative Assistants Day, fits perfectly into those role and even has the Tina Fey/Sarah Palin glasses to match.
* KickTheDog: The Easter Bunny does this right off the bat when he torture and kills Santa Claus.

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* HotLibrarian: Misses Miss Cooper, Administrative Assistants Day, fits perfectly into those role and even has the Tina Fey/Sarah Palin glasses to match.
* KickTheDog: The Easter Bunny does this right off the bat when he torture tortures and kills Santa Claus.



* NiceGuy: Although he can be grumpy, at his core Taylor is one of these

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* NiceGuy: Although he can be grumpy, at his core Taylor is one of thesethese.



* ParentalAbandonment: Tegan is an orphan

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* ParentalAbandonment: Tegan is an orphanorphan.



* SantaClaus: is killed.

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* SantaClaus: is killed.Is killed by the Easter Bunny.



* SlaveCollar: AprilFoolsDay has a watch attached to his wrist that lets TheEasterBunny control him.

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* SlaveCollar: AprilFoolsDay has a watch attached to his wrist that lets TheEasterBunny control him. [[spoiler: Not as good a restraining bolt as April would have you believe, though.]]



* TookALevelInJerkAss the Bunny actually admits to being a jerk in one of the more recent strips, but he really did take a few more levels over the course of the story
* TookALevelInBadass Tegan, enough said

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* TookALevelInJerkAss the TookALevelInJerkAss: The Bunny actually admits to being a jerk in one of the more recent strips, but he really did take a few more levels over the course of the story
story. He also used to be ''much'' more nice and reasonable back when he was still the goddess Eastre.
* TookALevelInBadass Tegan, enough saidTegan goes from an insecure teenage girl to someone perfectly willing to take on the Easter Bunny [[spoiler: and the guy who ''ate him'']] ''by herself''.



* VoluntaryShapeshifting: AprilFoolsDay is a shape shifter who can take any form he wants. However, as LaborDay explains no, matter what his form he always retains the same mass. This is followed up by an amusing game of chicken.

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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: AprilFoolsDay is a shape shifter who can take any form he wants. However, as LaborDay explains no, matter what his form he always retains the same mass. This is followed up by an amusing game of chicken. He might be a giant T-Rex, but since he has the ''mass'' of a teenage boy, he has none of the oomph.
* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler: April Fools]] makes this offer to Tegan, who refuses him.
6th Jun '17 9:15:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* UrbanFantasy: HolidayWars falls into this genre because although it has fantasy-like characters it is set in the real world

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* UrbanFantasy: HolidayWars Holiday Wars falls into this genre because although it has fantasy-like characters it is set in the real world
7th May '16 1:22:30 PM nombretomado
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* {{Shoutout}}: AprilFoolsDay makes a shoutout to GilmoreGirls in [[http://www.holiday-wars.com/blog/2010/08/23/episode-38/ this strip]].

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* {{Shoutout}}: AprilFoolsDay makes a shoutout to GilmoreGirls ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' in [[http://www.holiday-wars.com/blog/2010/08/23/episode-38/ this strip]].
19th Mar '16 7:31:43 AM Hossmeister
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