History Webcomic / Insecticomics

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.
21st Nov '16 5:58:40 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* AffablyEvil - Arguably, many Decepticons (especially the Insecticons and Starscream's Brigade) have become this (PunchClockVillain and VillainDecay also may apply). Kickback himself observes that their activities have become less a war between good and evil and more shenanigans for general amusement.
* [[AllWomenArePrudes All Humans Are Prudes]] - The given reason of why Transformers porn isn't shown.
* AliensStealCattle - The most likely explanation for where the cattle that Bombshell and Shrapnel got for Kickback came from.

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* AffablyEvil - AffablyEvil: Arguably, many Decepticons (especially the Insecticons and Starscream's Brigade) have become this (PunchClockVillain and VillainDecay also may apply). Kickback himself observes that their activities have become less a war between good and evil and more shenanigans for general amusement.
* [[AllWomenArePrudes All Humans Are Prudes]] - Prudes]]: The given reason of why Transformers porn isn't shown.
* AliensStealCattle - AliensStealCattle: The most likely explanation for where the cattle that Bombshell and Shrapnel got for Kickback came from.



* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents - Hilariously inverted [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v3/286.html here]] with [[WesternAnimation/BeastMachines Stryka and Obsidian]].

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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents - AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Hilariously inverted [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v3/286.html here]] with [[WesternAnimation/BeastMachines Stryka and Obsidian]].



* AmbiguousGender - All the Transformers.
* 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.)
* ArtifactOfDoom - At one point, Override takes a knockoff of Megatron's fusion cannon out of the spare parts bin, and some of the other Autobots worry the knockoff might be this when she begins acting more aggressive than usual.
* ArtShift - When Grimlock tells the story of how he got his new body and mini-Dinobots, the comic shifts for several strips to actual art in crayon-drawing style. Arguably some of the most awesome strips in the archives.
* BackFromTheDead - Starscream comes back as a ghost when his body is destroyed and hangs around pestering people until it's repaired. Conveniently, this meant he could also rescue [[spoiler: Thrust]] from beyond the grave.
* BestHerToBedHer - Grimlock seems to operate by this type of logic- Defeat someone, and they have to marry you. Considering this is [[DumbMuscle Grimlock]], his definition of "defeat" is odd.
* {{BFG}} - The Hydra Cannon [[spoiler: a.k.a. Galvatron]].
* {{Bifauxnen}} - Override, who is widely considered in the comic to be a very attractive female bot, but has a body type not terribly distinguishable from the males. During Lady Jaye's moral guardian antics, Override uses this to her advantage to mock and confuse the human into giving her only one censor bar.
* BigEater - The Insecticons. But then it's kind of their original canon schtick.

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* AmbiguousGender - AmbiguousGender: All the Transformers.
* AnimatedActors - 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.)
* ArtifactOfDoom - ArtifactOfDoom: At one point, Override takes a knockoff of Megatron's fusion cannon out of the spare parts bin, and some of the other Autobots worry the knockoff might be this when she begins acting more aggressive than usual.
* ArtShift - ArtShift: When Grimlock tells the story of how he got his new body and mini-Dinobots, the comic shifts for several strips to actual art in crayon-drawing style. Arguably some of the most awesome strips in the archives.
* BackFromTheDead - BackFromTheDead: Starscream comes back as a ghost when his body is destroyed and hangs around pestering people until it's repaired. Conveniently, this meant he could also rescue [[spoiler: Thrust]] from beyond the grave.
* BestHerToBedHer - BestHerToBedHer: Grimlock seems to operate by this type of logic- Defeat someone, and they have to marry you. Considering this is [[DumbMuscle Grimlock]], his definition of "defeat" is odd.
* {{BFG}} - {{BFG}}: The Hydra Cannon [[spoiler: a.k.a. Galvatron]].
* {{Bifauxnen}} - {{Bifauxnen}}: Override, who is widely considered in the comic to be a very attractive female bot, but has a body type not terribly distinguishable from the males. During Lady Jaye's moral guardian antics, Override uses this to her advantage to mock and confuse the human into giving her only one censor bar.
* BigEater - BigEater: The Insecticons. But then it's kind of their original canon schtick.



* BrickJoke - ''I Am Best Assemblydrone on Planet Basket!''

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* BrickJoke - BrickJoke: ''I Am Best Assemblydrone on Planet Basket!''



* ButForMeItWasTuesday - [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v7/680.html This episode of Masterforce Theatre]]. Mostly as a way to poke fun at [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya revenge seekers]] in this universe.
* {{Calvinball}} - [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v6/508.html Transformers playing chess drinking games can devolve into this]].

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* ButForMeItWasTuesday - ButForMeItWasTuesday: [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v7/680.html This episode of Masterforce Theatre]]. Mostly as a way to poke fun at [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya revenge seekers]] in this universe.
* {{Calvinball}} - {{Calvinball}}: [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v6/508.html Transformers playing chess drinking games can devolve into this]].



* CatchPhrase - "Don't wanna. Can't make me."
* TheCasanova[=/=]TheVamp - Thrust, if [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v7/607.html you're a boat]].
* CensorBox - Lady Jaye makes all the transformers wear one to "protect the children". To get around this, Bombshell transforms into weevil form... only to have Lady Jaye drop a huge censor bar on him.

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* CatchPhrase - CatchPhrase: "Don't wanna. Can't make me."
* TheCasanova[=/=]TheVamp - TheCasanova[=/=]TheVamp: Thrust, if [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v7/607.html you're a boat]].
* CensorBox - CensorBox: Lady Jaye makes all the transformers wear one to "protect the children". To get around this, Bombshell transforms into weevil form... only to have Lady Jaye drop a huge censor bar on him.



* CerebusSyndrome - Averted. There have been several longer and more serious story arcs recently compared to the comic's rather nonsensical origins, but they are usually balanced by jokes. One comic specifically states Wayward wants to avoid drama as much as possible, since she feels the more serious a Transformers photocomic becomes, the more like children's toys the "actors" look.
** KnightOfCerebus - The Fallen, at first.
* ChickMagnet - People with power are extremely attractive to those with aquatic alt-modes... regardless of gender. At one point, just to prove this to another 'bot, someone shouts "'''What's that? You've merged with the [[ArtifactOfDoom Underbase]]?'''" This prompts ''every single aquatic in the apartment'' to practically teleport there.

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* CerebusSyndrome - CerebusSyndrome: Averted. There have been several longer and more serious story arcs recently compared to the comic's rather nonsensical origins, but they are usually balanced by jokes. One comic specifically states Wayward wants to avoid drama as much as possible, since she feels the more serious a Transformers photocomic becomes, the more like children's toys the "actors" look.
** KnightOfCerebus - KnightOfCerebus: The Fallen, at first.
* ChickMagnet - ChickMagnet: People with power are extremely attractive to those with aquatic alt-modes... regardless of gender. At one point, just to prove this to another 'bot, someone shouts "'''What's that? You've merged with the [[ArtifactOfDoom Underbase]]?'''" This prompts ''every single aquatic in the apartment'' to practically teleport there.



* TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch - Talking Geewunner smack in a bar full of mixed-series Decepticons is considered suicide.
* {{Crossover}} - Wayward is on good terms with Shin Goji of ''TwistedKaijuTheater'' (another toy-based comic, this one Godzilla-themed), and they have had several crossovers. In one case, Shin Goji himself was mistakenly shipped to the ''Insecticomics'' household and found it very frustrating that his normal litany of cursing was bleeped out due to the ''Insecticomics'' being a slightly more family-friendly strip.

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* TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch - TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch: Talking Geewunner smack in a bar full of mixed-series Decepticons is considered suicide.
* {{Crossover}} - {{Crossover}}: Wayward is on good terms with Shin Goji of ''TwistedKaijuTheater'' (another toy-based comic, this one Godzilla-themed), and they have had several crossovers. In one case, Shin Goji himself was mistakenly shipped to the ''Insecticomics'' household and found it very frustrating that his normal litany of cursing was bleeped out due to the ''Insecticomics'' being a slightly more family-friendly strip.



* DeaderThanDead - What happens when Armada doesn't like you.
* DeathIsCheap - But only for certain characters. According to a guardian of the Allspark, Starscream is getting to be as bad -- or worse! -- than Optimus Prime.
* DistressedDamsel - The Fallen and Sideways attempted (and failed badly) to hold Lazorbeak hostage.

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* DeaderThanDead - DeaderThanDead: What happens when Armada doesn't like you.
* DeathIsCheap - DeathIsCheap: But only for certain characters. According to a guardian of the Allspark, Starscream is getting to be as bad -- or worse! -- than Optimus Prime.
* DistressedDamsel - DistressedDamsel: The Fallen and Sideways attempted (and failed badly) to hold Lazorbeak hostage.



* DungeonBypass - Thrust does this in [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v7/646.html strip #646]]

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* DungeonBypass - DungeonBypass: Thrust does this in [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v7/646.html strip #646]]



* EldritchAbomination - The bat-like Transformer that attacked Thrust in the afterlife. Supposedly, it's a [[{{Precursors}} Firstforged]] named Armada.
* EveryoneIsBi - This isn't completely true, but among the ''Insecticomics'', Transformers' gender preference is regarded as akin to preference for a certain sort of vehicle mode or paint color. It helps that they're physically incapable of having sex, though [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v4/362.html they can apparently "make love"]].
* FanFic - The entirety of the ''Insecticomics'' could theoretically be considered fanfiction. However, Dreadmoon himself is based on a character of same name from Wayward's Transformer fanfiction, which in some circles has become so popular that other people have also written Dreadmoon fanfiction that uses Wayward's works as its 'canon'.

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* EldritchAbomination - EldritchAbomination: The bat-like Transformer that attacked Thrust in the afterlife. Supposedly, it's a [[{{Precursors}} Firstforged]] named Armada.
* EveryoneIsBi - EveryoneIsBi: This isn't completely true, but among the ''Insecticomics'', Transformers' gender preference is regarded as akin to preference for a certain sort of vehicle mode or paint color. It helps that they're physically incapable of having sex, though [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v4/362.html they can apparently "make love"]].
* FanFic - FanFic: The entirety of the ''Insecticomics'' could theoretically be considered fanfiction. However, Dreadmoon himself is based on a character of same name from Wayward's Transformer fanfiction, which in some circles has become so popular that other people have also written Dreadmoon fanfiction that uses Wayward's works as its 'canon'.



* FiveBadBand - [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v5/457.html Discussed]].
* FlatEarthAtheist - Dreadmoon and Skyfire. Their leader is occasionally a ghost, they're in the same neighborhood as the powerful servants of a chaos god, they have been ''visited'' by said chaos god, they've encountered an artifact that brings life to inanimate mechanical objects, and their resident old guy is a time travelling agent of Primus. And still they mock Thrust for his tarot cards.

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* FiveBadBand - FiveBadBand: [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v5/457.html Discussed]].
* FlatEarthAtheist - FlatEarthAtheist: Dreadmoon and Skyfire. Their leader is occasionally a ghost, they're in the same neighborhood as the powerful servants of a chaos god, they have been ''visited'' by said chaos god, they've encountered an artifact that brings life to inanimate mechanical objects, and their resident old guy is a time travelling agent of Primus. And still they mock Thrust for his tarot cards.



* FourthWallMailSlot - The "Ask Vector Prime" series.
* FranchiseZombie - Averted - Wayward ended the comic on Strip 900 to avoid this trope.
* GenderBender - Lazorbeak was originally male, until the Insecticons decided to vote to change his gender in order to make the comic more equal opportunity. After initial concerns, she really got into it.

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* FourthWallMailSlot - FourthWallMailSlot: The "Ask Vector Prime" series.
* FranchiseZombie - Averted - Wayward ended the comic on Strip 900 to avoid this trope.
* GenderBender -
GenderBender: Lazorbeak was originally male, until the Insecticons decided to vote to change his gender in order to make the comic more equal opportunity. After initial concerns, she really got into it.



* GenreSavvy - At least, fanfiction-trope savvy.

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* GenreSavvy - GenreSavvy: At least, fanfiction-trope savvy.



* GlowingEyesOfDoom - Glow effects are often added to the toy's "eyes" to demonstrate anger. This trope is taken to the extreme for the Fallen, who is actually ''on fire''.
* GoKartingWithBowser - what much of the Decepticon-Autobot interaction has become. Examples include Bombshell and Elita's on-off relationship, Prowl and Barricade getting energon-drunk together, and Starscream and Skyfire's ongoing romance.
* GrammarNazi - [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v7/634.html Spelling correctly]] [[SpaceWhaleAesop or you'll be hit with a chair]].
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue - [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v3/234.html Shortround actually writes fanfiction]] portraying him as the ultimate warrior of the Decepticons (Cybertron canon has him ''very'' far removed from that) and finally getting Thunderblast. Bombshell and Kickback find themselves wondering who'll be the first to strike him down when and if the story gets out.
* HilarityEnsues - The inevitable result of pretty much anything anyone does. Some characters, especially the Insecticons, deliberately aim for this.
* [[HighClassCallGirl High Class Porn Star]] - Debacle, aka 'Debbie'. You know, the one who did Daebola?
* ImprobableWeaponUser - Animated Prowl shows that he can do this when Lazorbeak challenges him to use a six-foot party sub as a weapon. Poor Lazorbeak...
* IncendiaryExponent - The Fallen will occasionally burst into flame when he's upset or emotional.

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* GlowingEyesOfDoom - GlowingEyesOfDoom: Glow effects are often added to the toy's "eyes" to demonstrate anger. This trope is taken to the extreme for the Fallen, who is actually ''on fire''.
* GoKartingWithBowser - GoKartingWithBowser: what much of the Decepticon-Autobot interaction has become. Examples include Bombshell and Elita's on-off relationship, Prowl and Barricade getting energon-drunk together, and Starscream and Skyfire's ongoing romance.
* GrammarNazi - GrammarNazi: [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v7/634.html Spelling correctly]] [[SpaceWhaleAesop or you'll be hit with a chair]].
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue - HerCodeNameWasMarySue: [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v3/234.html Shortround actually writes fanfiction]] portraying him as the ultimate warrior of the Decepticons (Cybertron canon has him ''very'' far removed from that) and finally getting Thunderblast. Bombshell and Kickback find themselves wondering who'll be the first to strike him down when and if the story gets out.
* HilarityEnsues - HilarityEnsues: The inevitable result of pretty much anything anyone does. Some characters, especially the Insecticons, deliberately aim for this.
* [[HighClassCallGirl High Class Porn Star]] - Star]]: Debacle, aka 'Debbie'. You know, the one who did Daebola?
* ImprobableWeaponUser - ImprobableWeaponUser: Animated Prowl shows that he can do this when Lazorbeak challenges him to use a six-foot party sub as a weapon. Poor Lazorbeak...
* IncendiaryExponent - IncendiaryExponent: The Fallen will occasionally burst into flame when he's upset or emotional.



* [[KindheartedCatLover KindheartedBugLover]] - Liege Fabulo. Blackout is scorpion-specific.
* TheLadette - Override, who at one point describes herself as "A man in the body of a woman, but no one can tell because I'm gay." She even suggests a ''belching contest'' as a way to settle a dispute at one point.
* [[WebOriginal/LOLCats LOLScorpions]] - Blackout's Scorponoks tend to be these.
* LoveTriangle - Dreadmoon is quite obviously in love with Starscream, who is quite firmly with Skyfire and doesn't seem to care what Dreadmoon thinks. (Well, he does care, he just classifies it as "useful".) Thrust, meanwhile, seems to like Dreadmoon but is content with hitting on him and taking him out on occasional dates (and is dating Flamewar on the side). There's also Shortround, who crushes on Thunderblast, who will only hook up with people more powerful than she is.

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* [[KindheartedCatLover KindheartedBugLover]] - KindheartedBugLover]]: Liege Fabulo. Blackout is scorpion-specific.
* TheLadette - TheLadette: Override, who at one point describes herself as "A man in the body of a woman, but no one can tell because I'm gay." She even suggests a ''belching contest'' as a way to settle a dispute at one point.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The cast page identifies the series as having a cast of over four hundred.
* [[WebOriginal/LOLCats LOLScorpions]] - LOLScorpions]]: Blackout's Scorponoks tend to be these.
* LoveTriangle - LoveTriangle: Dreadmoon is quite obviously in love with Starscream, who is quite firmly with Skyfire and doesn't seem to care what Dreadmoon thinks. (Well, he does care, he just classifies it as "useful".) Thrust, meanwhile, seems to like Dreadmoon but is content with hitting on him and taking him out on occasional dates (and is dating Flamewar on the side). There's also Shortround, who crushes on Thunderblast, who will only hook up with people more powerful than she is.



* MegaNeko - Animkee, Wayward's cat.
* MirrorUniverse - The latest story arc has Kickback get sent to a "[[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass Cracked Glass]]" universe due to a teleporter accident.
* [[MoralGuardians Moral Guardian]] - Lady Jaye.
* MundaneMadeAwesome - Prowl wielding a six-foot-long party sub... and beating up Lazorbeak with it.
* {{Narrator}} - The narrator, nicknamed Gary, is actually a Vok and as such technically a character within the comic himself. So he's used pretty much every narrator trope at some point:
** InteractiveNarrator - Taken about as far as it's possible to go, as Gary not only chats with the characters on occasion, but eventually takes on humanoid form to be at the big fight.
** LemonyNarrator - Arguing with Gary can earn you a TakeThat in the narration boxes.
** UnreliableNarrator - Of course, he rarely gets away with it without someone calling him on it, so he generally sticks to what's actually going on.
* NegativeContinuity- Vector Prime ''hates'' this, since, being the guardian of the space-time continuum, he has to fix it. He especially hates G1's continuity problems, and at one point tries to kill Jetfire for all the problems his personal history has caused the old bot.
* NinjaPirateRobotZombie - A rather literal variety, as Lazorbeak takes ninja classes in an attempt to actually become three out of the four. (She winds up having her beak handed to her by Prowl wielding a six-foot party sub.)
* NoHuggingNoKissing - The annoying fanboy insists that Transformers must never, ever do "mushy stuff" of any kind.
* NoodleImplements - Transformers porn (that is, porn made by Transformers for Transformers, not porn made of Transformers by fans with strange fetishes). Even after watching it, Sassy Devine didn't understand it.

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* MegaNeko - MegaNeko: Animkee, Wayward's cat.
* MirrorUniverse - MirrorUniverse: The latest story arc has Kickback get sent to a "[[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass Cracked Glass]]" universe due to a teleporter accident.
* [[MoralGuardians Moral Guardian]] - Guardian]]: Lady Jaye.
* MundaneMadeAwesome - MundaneMadeAwesome: Prowl wielding a six-foot-long party sub... and beating up Lazorbeak with it.
* {{Narrator}} - {{Narrator}}: The narrator, nicknamed Gary, is actually a Vok and as such technically a character within the comic himself. So he's used pretty much every narrator trope at some point:
** InteractiveNarrator - InteractiveNarrator: Taken about as far as it's possible to go, as Gary not only chats with the characters on occasion, but eventually takes on humanoid form to be at the big fight.
** LemonyNarrator - LemonyNarrator: Arguing with Gary can earn you a TakeThat in the narration boxes.
** UnreliableNarrator - UnreliableNarrator: Of course, he rarely gets away with it without someone calling him on it, so he generally sticks to what's actually going on.
* NegativeContinuity- NegativeContinuity: Vector Prime ''hates'' this, since, being the guardian of the space-time continuum, he has to fix it. He especially hates G1's continuity problems, and at one point tries to kill Jetfire for all the problems his personal history has caused the old bot.
* NinjaPirateRobotZombie - NinjaPirateRobotZombie: A rather literal variety, as Lazorbeak takes ninja classes in an attempt to actually become three out of the four. (She winds up having her beak handed to her by Prowl wielding a six-foot party sub.)
* NoHuggingNoKissing - NoHuggingNoKissing: The annoying fanboy insists that Transformers must never, ever do "mushy stuff" of any kind.
* NoodleImplements - NoodleImplements: Transformers porn (that is, porn made by Transformers for Transformers, not porn made of Transformers by fans with strange fetishes). Even after watching it, Sassy Devine didn't understand it.



* NoodleIncident - Barricade did ''something'' to Michael Bay's car. Everyone wants to know what, and even asking [[BerserkButton sends him into a rage]].

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* NoodleIncident - NoodleIncident: Barricade did ''something'' to Michael Bay's car. Everyone wants to know what, and even asking [[BerserkButton sends him into a rage]].



* NumberOfTheBeast - Strip 666 features both versions of the Fallen, an agent of Unicron.
* OffTheShelfFX - The ''entire cast'' is made up of a truly impressive collection of action figures, some of which were made in small numbers and never released outside Japan, or were "first 100 to enter convention" sort of exclusives, etc.
* OhCrap - As characters like Vector Prime and The Fallen are regulars or guests, happens whenever someone tries to beat them up, which naturally isn't often.
* OperationJealousy - Averted in the "Zany Scheme" arc, in which Thrust tries to convince Dreadmoon to date him in order to make Starscream jealous. Dreadmoon doesn't go for it, and winds up throwing Thrust across the room after Thrust tries to push through the plan anyway by kissing Dreadmoon in Starscream's presence.
* OverlyPreparedGag - Kickback set up one in [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v4/321.html this strip.]] Doubles as a ShoutOut to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.

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* NumberOfTheBeast - NumberOfTheBeast: Strip 666 features both versions of the Fallen, an agent of Unicron.
* OffTheShelfFX - OffTheShelfFX: The ''entire cast'' is made up of a truly impressive collection of action figures, some of which were made in small numbers and never released outside Japan, or were "first 100 to enter convention" sort of exclusives, etc.
* OhCrap - OhCrap: As characters like Vector Prime and The Fallen are regulars or guests, happens whenever someone tries to beat them up, which naturally isn't often.
* OperationJealousy 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.
* OperationJealousy:
Averted in the "Zany Scheme" arc, in which Thrust tries to convince Dreadmoon to date him in order to make Starscream jealous. Dreadmoon doesn't go for it, and winds up throwing Thrust across the room after Thrust tries to push through the plan anyway by kissing Dreadmoon in Starscream's presence.
* OverlyPreparedGag - OverlyPreparedGag: Kickback set up one in [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v4/321.html this strip.]] Doubles as a ShoutOut to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.



* ParodyReligion - The Unicronian Priest is turning his, Sideways's, and the Fallen's loyalty to Unicron into this, much to the latter's chagrin. There's also the "Church of [[JerkassGods Primus is a Bastard]]" From ''Ask Vector Prime a Question.''
* PhraseCatcher - As inveterate pranksters, the Insecticons (and particularly Kickback) often end up with less than pleased Transformers pointing to a door and roaring "OUT!"
* PhotoComic - Usually, although on a few occasions Wayward will draw the comic herself.
* PizzaBoySpecialDelivery - Used during the Deviant Robot Sex! arc [[spoiler:when Kickback bribes the pizza girl to pretend she is coming inside the house to have sex with them, in order to further convince a certain annoying fanboy that they are all having a gigantic orgy. In reality, they're simply having a party and aren't exactly sure how one would have sex in the first place without genitalia]].
* PornStash - [[BrainBleach LOCUST PORN]] -- view [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v3/213.html here]] (The comic in question, not the locust porn...)
* PracticalJoke - Usually the Insecticons, who seem to view it as their calling in life.
* ThePrankster - See above. The Insecticons are this in general, but it particularly applies to Kickback. He often has nothing better to do than make life vaguely annoying for someone else.
* PurelyAestheticGender - All of the Transformers.

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* ParodyReligion - ParodyReligion: The Unicronian Priest is turning his, Sideways's, and the Fallen's loyalty to Unicron into this, much to the latter's chagrin. There's also the "Church of [[JerkassGods Primus is a Bastard]]" From ''Ask Vector Prime a Question.''
* PhraseCatcher - PhraseCatcher: As inveterate pranksters, the Insecticons (and particularly Kickback) often end up with less than pleased Transformers pointing to a door and roaring "OUT!"
* PhotoComic - PhotoComic: Usually, although on a few occasions Wayward will draw the comic herself.
* PizzaBoySpecialDelivery - PizzaBoySpecialDelivery: Used during the Deviant Robot Sex! arc [[spoiler:when Kickback bribes the pizza girl to pretend she is coming inside the house to have sex with them, in order to further convince a certain annoying fanboy that they are all having a gigantic orgy. In reality, they're simply having a party and aren't exactly sure how one would have sex in the first place without genitalia]].
* PornStash - PornStash: [[BrainBleach LOCUST PORN]] -- view [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/v3/213.html here]] (The comic in question, not the locust porn...)
* PracticalJoke - PracticalJoke: Usually the Insecticons, who seem to view it as their calling in life.
* ThePrankster - ThePrankster: See above. The Insecticons are this in general, but it particularly applies to Kickback. He often has nothing better to do than make life vaguely annoying for someone else.
* PurelyAestheticGender - PurelyAestheticGender: All of the Transformers.



* SailorEarth - Used for pretty much every character that is [[MerchandiseDriven toy only]], as the most characterization they get is a blurb on the back of their box. Dreadmoon is a special case, as the author actually 'made' him by repainting an Energon Dreadwing toy.

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* SailorEarth - SailorEarth: Used for pretty much every character that is [[MerchandiseDriven toy only]], as the most characterization they get is a blurb on the back of their box. Dreadmoon is a special case, as the author actually 'made' him by repainting an Energon Dreadwing toy.



* 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.
* ShoutOut / MythologyGag - Quite a few.

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* ScrewYourself - 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.
* ShoutOut / MythologyGag - MythologyGag: Quite a few.



* SingleTargetSexuality - Boats adore powerful people.
* [[SlashFic Slash]] - Out the wazoo. Which, as it's pointed out, Transformers don't actually ''have''.
* TheStarscream - Natch.

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* SingleTargetSexuality - SingleTargetSexuality: Boats adore powerful people.
* [[SlashFic Slash]] - Slash]]: Out the wazoo. Which, as it's pointed out, Transformers don't actually ''have''.
* TheStarscream - TheStarscream: Natch.



* StatusQuoIsGod - Averted, namely with changes in leadership and groups/subgroups. And Thrust's gender.
* StrawFan - There's a fifty-fifty chance that any human character in the comic is one of these. Strangely enough, there's also at least a slight chance that even these characters will be treated with some dregs of respect. The recent Unicron arc actually seemed to indicate that Wayward at least sympathized with a Straw Fan Mary Sue's desire to be at the big fight and do all she could, even if that was effectively nothing.

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* StatusQuoIsGod - StatusQuoIsGod: Averted, namely with changes in leadership and groups/subgroups. And Thrust's gender.
* StrawFan - StrawFan: There's a fifty-fifty chance that any human character in the comic is one of these. Strangely enough, there's also at least a slight chance that even these characters will be treated with some dregs of respect. The recent Unicron arc actually seemed to indicate that Wayward at least sympathized with a Straw Fan Mary Sue's desire to be at the big fight and do all she could, even if that was effectively nothing.



* TheUnreveal - Optimus Prime appears in shadow at the end of an early strip...only to be revealed as Pepsimus Prime, an actual Prime repaint that feature Pepsi colors and logo. He's characterized, naturally, as a tremendous corporate shill (as opposed to [[TheCape Optimus's more common personality]]) and becomes a ButtMonkey.
* WeaksauceWeakness - Said Pepsimus Prime reacts to Coke like it's a caustic acid. (Well, y'know, moreso than it actually is.)

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* TheUnreveal - TheUnreveal: Optimus Prime appears in shadow at the end of an early strip...only to be revealed as Pepsimus Prime, an actual Prime repaint that feature Pepsi colors and logo. He's characterized, naturally, as a tremendous corporate shill (as opposed to [[TheCape Optimus's more common personality]]) and becomes a ButtMonkey.
* WeaksauceWeakness - WeaksauceWeakness: Said Pepsimus Prime reacts to Coke like it's a caustic acid. (Well, y'know, moreso than it actually is.)



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue - Subverted as being yet another of White Chromia's fics.

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue - WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Subverted as being yet another of White Chromia's fics.



* WholesomeCrossdresser - As much as the Insecticons can be called 'wholesome'.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim - Discussed in ''Ask Vector Prime a Question'': Vector Prime ''could'' destroy [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Megatron]] by teleporting him into a star or something, but Megs' {{fangirl}}s would kill him.
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Darkmoon and Skyfire both end up feeling this way toward each other when they realize that they both think that Thrust's concerns about Starscream's latest plan are silly, due to Thrust basing them off astrology readings.

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* WholesomeCrossdresser - WholesomeCrossdresser: As much as the Insecticons can be called 'wholesome'.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim - WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Discussed in ''Ask Vector Prime a Question'': Vector Prime ''could'' destroy [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Megatron]] by teleporting him into a star or something, but Megs' {{fangirl}}s would kill him.
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Darkmoon Dreadmoon and Skyfire both end up feeling this way toward each other when they realize that they both think that Thrust's concerns about Starscream's latest plan are silly, due to Thrust basing them off astrology readings.
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