History Webcomic / Insecticomics

12th Sep '17 12:22:13 PM boxorak
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* EldritchAbomination: The bat-like Transformer that attacked Thrust in the afterlife. Supposedly, it's a [[{{Precursors}} Firstforged]] named Armada.

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* EldritchAbomination: The bat-like Transformer that attacked Thrust in the afterlife. Supposedly, it's a [[{{Precursors}} Firstforged]] named Armada. There's also Unicron, as to be expected.
** [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 Slaneesh]] pops up as the new management of Planet Basket.
30th Jun '17 8:40:03 PM NXTangl
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** Also with ''Series/DoctorWho'' (the Daleks) and ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' (Slaanesh).


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* PokeThePoodle: Immodera the [[Warhammer40000 Daemonette of Slaanesh]] embodies one of the many pleasurable excesses which [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly nourish Slaanesh]]. However, her particular excess isn't sex, drugs, or rock and roll; it's overeating, and the sensation that her claws inflict [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v9/822.html reflects this]].
* PointyHairedBoss: [[Warhammer40000 Slaanesh]], surprisingly enough. Apparently, the [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v8/742.html sheer banality of Planet Basket]] makes [[PronounTrouble him/her/it]] "turn into Dilbert's boss," although he/she/it does still want the workers on Planet Basket to be [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v8/741.html genuinely happy]], [[FridgeBrilliance presumably because taking pride in one's work feeds Slaanesh]].
18th May '17 12:33:11 AM Stealth
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* SoundEffectBleep: [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/beepwheedle.html Wayward's explanation]] for why the ''Armada'' Minicons are TheUnintelligible.
-->'''Kickback:''' "...You're saying that the Minicon is ''swearing.''"\\
'''Demolishor:''' "They're hard to train if you don't catch them early." [''Blackout: Wheedle-beep.''] "Stop that."
6th May '17 5:34:51 PM nombretomado
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The ''[[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics.html Insecticomics]]'' was a ''{{Transformers}}'' FanWebComic by Melissa [=DeHaan=], also known as Wayward Martian. Originally, the comic was a series of amusing pictures of toys done for no real purpose, which explains the bad photography and writing. Eventually, the comics became more and more frequent and around episode 100, Wayward decided to make it a triweekly thing. The photography began to get better, the cast expanded and Wayward began using props and eventually whole sets, but the irreverent sense of humor remained.

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The ''[[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics.html Insecticomics]]'' was a ''{{Transformers}}'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' FanWebComic by Melissa [=DeHaan=], also known as Wayward Martian. Originally, the comic was a series of amusing pictures of toys done for no real purpose, which explains the bad photography and writing. Eventually, the comics became more and more frequent and around episode 100, Wayward decided to make it a triweekly thing. The photography began to get better, the cast expanded and Wayward began using props and eventually whole sets, but the irreverent sense of humor remained.



* AnimatedActors: The character from the 2007 ''[[TransformersFilmSeries Transformers]]'' movie are portrayed as actually being Vehicons hired to play those parts. (Strangely, movie Jazz, the only movieverse Autobot, seems to be accepted as normal Jazz.)

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* AnimatedActors: The character from the 2007 ''[[TransformersFilmSeries Transformers]]'' ''{{Film/Transformers}}'' movie are portrayed as actually being Vehicons hired to play those parts. (Strangely, movie Jazz, the only movieverse Autobot, seems to be accepted as normal Jazz.)
15th Mar '17 9:24:47 PM nombretomado
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** Several former members of the movie cast now work on the SpinoffBabies show "Michael Baybies", which combines ''MuppetBabies''-esque whimsy with Michael Bay's trademark love of things exploding.

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** Several former members of the movie cast now work on the SpinoffBabies show "Michael Baybies", which combines ''MuppetBabies''-esque ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies''-esque whimsy with Michael Bay's trademark love of things exploding.
13th Feb '17 9:33:56 PM boxorak
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** This is brought up during The Fallen's HostileShowTakeover of ''Ask Vector Prime A Question'': On Cybertron (or at least most incarnations), there are no oceans. Thus, that attraction is a survival program that comes with being a boat-bot, i.e. having a useless altmode in an eons-long war. Thunderblast can fly, making her a little more useful, but she is just power-hungry, preferring to manipulate someone else who is powerful (because she's less of a target that way).

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** This is brought up during The Fallen's HostileShowTakeover of ''Ask Vector Prime A Question'': On Cybertron (or at least most incarnations), there are no oceans. Thus, that attraction is a survival program that comes with being a boat-bot, i.e. having a useless altmode in an eons-long war. This also applies to robots like Thunderblast (who can fly, making fly and thus is useful in boat mode), though in her a little more useful, but she is just power-hungry, preferring to manipulate someone else who is powerful (because case it's noted that she's less of a target that way).power-hungry and likes manipulating those more powerful than her.


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* ParodySue: Angelle Darque, complete with long-winded self narration. Taken UpToEleven with Sassy Devine, who is actually an ''ex''-MarySue.


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* VaguenessIsComing: [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v3/293.html This comic]], with the Fallen sensing ''something'' and setting off to confront it. [[spoiler: It's actually just [[MarySue Angelle Darque]]]].
11th Jan '17 7:37:33 AM AnoneMouseJr
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** The strip "Good Cop, Bad Cop VII" overlaps this with KidnappedByAnAlly, as Dreadmoon (as a favor to Ultra Magnus) "kidnaps" a very stressed Prowl and takes him back to the Brigade's base to relax and play a friendly game of chess.
6th Jan '17 7:02:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ScrewYourself: Sideways asks his upgraded [[OppositeSexClone female]] counterpart if it's weird if he makes out with her... [[FreudWasRight about five seconds after they meet]]. During the {{Shipping}} arc, Starscream is shown to have hooked up with one of his former bodies.

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* ScrewYourself: Sideways asks his upgraded [[OppositeSexClone female]] counterpart if it's weird if he makes out with her... [[FreudWasRight about five seconds after they meet]].meet. During the {{Shipping}} arc, Starscream is shown to have hooked up with one of his former bodies.
22nd Nov '16 3:58:32 AM AnoneMouseJr
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* BigEater: The Insecticons. But then it's kind of their original canon schtick.

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* BigEater: The Insecticons. But then it's kind of their original canon schtick.shtick.



** After spending most of the comic out of action, [[spoiler: Galvatron finally comes out of retirement to take back control of the Decepticons in the final strip. The Insecticons are just as surprised as the audience.]]

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** After spending most of the comic out of action, [[spoiler: Galvatron Energon's Megatron finally comes out of retirement to take back control of the Decepticons in the final strip. The Insecticons are just as surprised as the audience.]]



* CompletelyMissingThePoint-Quite a few humans, MoralGuardian Lady Jaye included, keep forgetting that the Transformers are ''robots'', have no real genders (it's all cosmetic), and can't have any sort of actual "interaction".

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* CompletelyMissingThePoint-Quite CompletelyMissingThePoint: Quite a few humans, MoralGuardian Lady Jaye included, keep forgetting that the Transformers are ''robots'', have no real genders (it's all cosmetic), and can't have any sort of actual "interaction".



* OriginalCharacter: Dreadmoon (originally a sculpture and later a custom repaint of Energon Mega Class Dreadwing) is the most prominent, but a few others, like Snowcrash (portrayed by ''Shattered Glass'' Starscream, a redeco of Cybertron Voyager Class Starscream), the Devourist (a priest of Unicron portrayed by a Cybertron Deluxe Class Unicron toy) and various humans, have also appeared.



** [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v8/750.html This strip.]] Another ShoutOut, this time to Franchise/HighLander.

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** [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v8/750.html This strip.]] Another ShoutOut, this time to Franchise/HighLander.''Franchise/{{Highlander}}''.



** The comic also uses this for it's actual ending, showing whats happened to the cast after the final storyline.

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** The comic also uses this for it's its actual ending, showing whats what happened to the cast after the final storyline.
21st Nov '16 6:59:22 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* TheGlomp: Blinky does this a lot. And in one set of strips, Override is glomped by White Chromia, then herself glomps G1 Chromia when she shows up.



* [[KindheartedCatLover KindheartedBugLover]]: Liege Fabulo. Blackout is scorpion-specific.

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* [[KindheartedCatLover KindheartedBugLover]]: Kindhearted Bug Lover]]: Liege Fabulo. Blackout is scorpion-specific.



* NoFourthWall: The characters freely acknowledge that they're in a comic, especially at the start of every "volume".



* OneSteveLimit: Mostly averted. For instance, there are no less than three Megatrons (Beast Wars, Energon and Classics) and ''five'' Starscreams: G1, Armada, Energon, Cybertron and 2007 movie.
** Referenced by Beast Megatron when he tries to get some Terrorcon Dinobots to obey him, but they claim they only answer to Scorponok. Thinking they mean his former lieutenant, Beast Megatron says he's been dead for years, only for Energon Scorponok to show up and reply that they mean him. Megatron then bemoans that he hates name reuse.
** The G1 Constructicons (there are also five sets of these - G1, Energon/Constructicon Maximus and three Universe teams, one of Micromasters, one a Build Team repaint and one a Constructicon Maximus repaint, all in the G1 team's colors) try to play it straight, G1 Bonecrusher forcing Energon Bonecrusher and Universe Bonecrusher (repaint of "Robots In Disguise" Wedge) to change their names to Killdozer and Spanky, respectively.

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* OneSteveLimit: Mostly averted. For instance, there are no less than three Megatrons (Beast Wars, Energon and Classics) and ''five'' Starscreams: G1, Armada, Energon, Cybertron and 2007 movie.averted, as various toylines included different characters with the same name.
** Referenced For example: there are no less than three active Megatrons in the strip - Beast Wars, Energon (who retired at the end of volume 2) and Classics.
** There are no less than ''five'' active Starscreams: G1 (using an actual G1 toy, an Energon variant in G1 colors, and a Classics toy), Armada, Energon, Cybertron and 2007 movie. When the "Six Weeks of Christmas" story happened, all five (plus the G1 Energon variant, a new Animated Starscream, a tiny version of the G1 figure and what appears to be a small version of the 2007 movie version) appeared in the ninth strip.
** Name reuse is referenced
by Beast Megatron when he tries to get some Terrorcon Dinobots to obey him, but they claim only to be told they only answer to Scorponok. Thinking they mean his former lieutenant, lieutenant (who eventually reappeared some volumes later), Beast Megatron says he's been dead for years, only for Energon Scorponok to show up and reply that they mean him. Megatron then bemoans that he hates name reuse.
** The G1 Constructicons (there are also Constructicons[[note]]one of five sets of these - G1, Energon/Constructicon Maximus and three Universe teams, one of Micromasters, one a Build Team repaint and one a Constructicon Maximus repaint, all teams in the strip - there's the G1 team's colors) versions, the Sixbuilder repaints from the Universe line, the Build Team repaints from the Universe line, the Energon team that forms Constructicon Maximus, and ''their'' Universe repaints, who become part of the Brigade[[/note]] try to play it straight, G1 Bonecrusher forcing Energon Bonecrusher his namesakes in the Energon/Constructicon Maximus team and Universe Bonecrusher (repaint of "Robots In Disguise" Wedge) the Universe/Build Team repaints to change their names to Killdozer and Spanky, respectively.



* PaintingTheMedium

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* PaintingTheMediumPaintingTheMedium: Characters actually [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v3/214.html leave]] the panel [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v2/118.html twice]]. (At least.)
** [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v5/458.html And the narrator's one of the Vok.]]


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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: At least some stories and character upgrades came about because Wayward found and bought older figures on eBay or at conventions, or got new toys that had just been released (such as the Classics and Movie lines). Also why G1 Soundwave stopped appearing - the figure broke.


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* ShrinkRay: Tarantulas has one at one point.


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* {{Squee}}: This happens fairly regularly, with both humans and Transformers alike being guilty of it. Blinky is especially noted for his tackle/squee moments.
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