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20th Feb '16 3:50:48 PM colbyfromage
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''[[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/ LinT]]'' is a long-running comedic fantasy webcomic drawn and written by Colby Purcell. The story is a humorous take on the fantasy genre, focusing on the [[HilarityEnsues off the wall]] adventures of Sangwine, an exiled [[PrinceCharming elven prince]], and his somewhat dysfunctional group of companions on a quest to free the kingdom of Schloeffelonia from Sangwine's [[EvilPrince evil brother]] - Fang, [[EvilOverlord Overlord of Darkness]].

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''[[http://www.purnicellin.colbyfromage.com/lint/ LinT]]'' is a long-running comedic fantasy webcomic drawn and written by Colby Purcell. The story is a humorous take on the fantasy genre, focusing on the [[HilarityEnsues off the wall]] adventures of Sangwine, an exiled [[PrinceCharming elven prince]], and his somewhat dysfunctional group of companions on a quest to free the kingdom of Schloeffelonia from Sangwine's [[EvilPrince evil brother]] - Fang, [[EvilOverlord Overlord of Darkness]].



''[=LinT=]'' was completed in January 2010. Purcell has since launched[[note]]and finished[[/note]] a new comic, [[http://www.purnicellin.com/pygmalion/ Pygmalion in Space]], as well as the aptly named sequel to ''[=LinT=]'', ''[[http://www.purnicellin.com/lintier/ Lintier]]''.

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''[=LinT=]'' was completed in January 2010. Purcell has since launched[[note]]and finished[[/note]] a new comic, [[http://www.purnicellin.colbyfromage.com/pygmalion/ Pygmalion in Space]], as well as the aptly named sequel to ''[=LinT=]'', ''[[http://www.purnicellin.colbyfromage.com/lintier/ Lintier]]''.



* ArtEvolution: The comic [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/2004/01/12/01122004/ began]] with roughly drawn pencil sketches, and [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/2009/09/04/429-zedwig/ finished]] with beautiful full-colour artwork.

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* ArtEvolution: The comic [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/2004/01/12/01122004/ colbyfromage.com/lint/comic/2004-01-12-3/ began]] with roughly drawn pencil sketches, and [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/2009/09/04/429-zedwig/ finished]] colbyfromage.com/lint/comic/2009-09-01-2/ ended]] with beautiful full-colour artwork.



* MoodWhiplash: One moment, we have an extremely dramatic scene where Zedwig [[spoiler: brutally kills]] the leaders of the [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/2009/04/10/04102009/ resistance]], and the next moment, everyone's having a pleasant chat about [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/2009/05/05/05052009/ bees]].

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* MoodWhiplash: One moment, we have an extremely dramatic scene where Zedwig [[spoiler: brutally kills]] the leaders of the [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/2009/04/10/04102009/ colbyfromage.com/lint/comic/2009-04-10/ resistance]], and the next moment, everyone's having a pleasant chat about [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/2009/05/05/05052009/ colbyfromage.com/lint/comic/2009-05-05/ bees]].



* StartOfDarkness: We get Fang's backstory [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/2007/10/02/10022007/ here]]

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* StartOfDarkness: We get Fang's backstory [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/2007/10/02/10022007/ colbyfromage.com/lint/comic/2007-10-02/ here]]
8th Nov '15 10:09:26 AM Prfnoff
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''[=LinT=]'' was completed in January 2010. Purcell has since launched[[note]]and finished[[/note]] a new comic, [[http://www.purnicellin.com/pygmalion/ Pygmalion in Space]], as well as the aptly named sequel to ''LinT'', ''[[http://www.purnicellin.com/lintier/ Lintier]]''.

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''[=LinT=]'' was completed in January 2010. Purcell has since launched[[note]]and finished[[/note]] a new comic, [[http://www.purnicellin.com/pygmalion/ Pygmalion in Space]], as well as the aptly named sequel to ''LinT'', ''[=LinT=]'', ''[[http://www.purnicellin.com/lintier/ Lintier]]''.



* EmpathicHealer: Bactine, Alice, and all other healers in the ''LinT'' universe.

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* EmpathicHealer: Bactine, Alice, and all other healers in the ''LinT'' ''[=LinT=]'' universe.
11th Dec '14 8:40:06 PM Angeldeb82
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''LinT'' was completed in January 2010. Purcell has since launched[[note]]and finished[[/note]] a new comic, [[http://www.purnicellin.com/pygmalion/ Pygmalion in Space]], as well as the aptly named sequel to ''LinT'', ''[[http://www.purnicellin.com/lintier/ Lintier]]''.

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''LinT'' ''[=LinT=]'' was completed in January 2010. Purcell has since launched[[note]]and finished[[/note]] a new comic, [[http://www.purnicellin.com/pygmalion/ Pygmalion in Space]], as well as the aptly named sequel to ''LinT'', ''[[http://www.purnicellin.com/lintier/ Lintier]]''.



* TheEvilPrince: Fang invaded the kingdom and killed his family to come to power. The kicker? He was the eldest son and first in line to inherit it anyway.

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* TheEvilPrince: EvilPrince: Fang invaded the kingdom and killed his family to come to power. The kicker? He was the eldest son and first in line to inherit it anyway.



* FreudianExcuse: Fang would have you believe that his mother's death in childbirth with Sangwine and their father's admiration for this younger son as he grew up justified/made-necessary his decision to become TheEvilPrince and his hatred for his brother.

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* FreudianExcuse: Fang would have you believe that his mother's death in childbirth with Sangwine and their father's admiration for this younger son as he grew up justified/made-necessary his decision to become TheEvilPrince an EvilPrince and his hatred for his brother.
11th Dec '14 8:39:12 PM Angeldeb82
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* CainAndAbel: There's plenty of enmity between Sangwine and his brother Fang, who killed his entire family and attempted to orchestrate Sangwine?s death on his way to becoming an EvilOverlord.

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* CainAndAbel: There's plenty of enmity between Sangwine and his brother Fang, who killed his entire family and attempted to orchestrate Sangwine?s Sangwine's death on his way to becoming an EvilOverlord.



* CerebusSyndrome: Gradual, but after the completion of the MD-CM Quest, the humorous tongue-in-cheek tone of many early comics had pretty much disappeared in favor of CharacterDevelopment and the unfolding (back)story of Sangwine and his lost kingdom. Most noticeable perhaps in the transition of Xylic from the CloudCuckooLander thief with a [[FetishFuel sock fetish]] to a withdrawn and sometimes downright sullen master archer (who occasionally picks locks).
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: [[SubvertedTrope Not this one]]. Stump is a ''midget dwarf''
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* DistressedDamsel: Bactine is simply outraged to find herself in this position towards the end of the comic and with a little help from a surprising source manages to subvert it by breaking out on her own to go rescue Sangwine in his final showdown.

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* CerebusSyndrome: Gradual, but after the completion of the MD-CM Quest, the humorous tongue-in-cheek tone of many early comics had pretty much disappeared in favor of CharacterDevelopment and the unfolding (back)story of Sangwine and his lost kingdom. Most noticeable perhaps in the transition of Xylic from the CloudCuckooLander {{Cloudcuckoolander}} thief with a [[FetishFuel sock fetish]] to a withdrawn and sometimes downright sullen master archer (who occasionally picks locks).
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: [[SubvertedTrope Not this one]]. Stump is a ''midget dwarf''
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* DistressedDamsel:
DamselInDistress: Bactine is simply outraged to find herself in this position towards the end of the comic and with a little help from a surprising source manages to subvert it by breaking out on her own to go rescue Sangwine in his final showdown.showdown.
* TheDogBitesBack: This is how [[spoiler: Fang is eventually defeated]].



* EvilOverlord: Fang's {{mooks}} even refer to him as "Lord Overlord"

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* EvilOverlord: Fang's {{mooks}} even refer to him as "Lord Overlord"Overlord".
* TheEvilPrince: Fang invaded the kingdom and killed his family to come to power. The kicker? He was the eldest son and first in line to inherit it anyway.



* LongLostRelative: Several characters suggest Xylic could be related to Sangwine in some way. [[spoiler: Most fans agree that he is probably the son of Sangwine's aunt Ellinya]]

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* LongLostRelative: Several characters suggest Xylic could be related to Sangwine in some way. [[spoiler: Most fans agree that he is probably the son of Sangwine's aunt Ellinya]]Ellinya.]]



* MacGuffin: Sangwine and company embark on the ?Mystic Dragyn-Crystal Moon Quest? despite having no idea what it is. [[spoiler: turns out it's actually a trap set up by Al'bert and company.]]
* MeaningfulName: Bactine (the healer), Sangwine (the sanguine and level-headed leader), Stump (the enigmatic midget-dwarf remains a bit of a mystery even to the rest of the main party for the entire comic), Geeves (the butler), Al'bert du Fromage (a [[IncrediblyLamePun cheesy]] AffablyEvil recurring minor villian)

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* MacGuffin: Sangwine and company embark on the ?Mystic "Mystic Dragyn-Crystal Moon Quest? Quest" despite having no idea what it is. [[spoiler: turns Turns out it's actually a trap set up by Al'bert and company.]]
* MeaningfulName: Bactine (the healer), Sangwine (the sanguine and level-headed leader), Stump (the enigmatic midget-dwarf remains a bit of a mystery even to the rest of the main party for the entire comic), Geeves (the butler), Al'bert du Fromage (a [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} cheesy]] AffablyEvil recurring minor villian)villain).



* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: [[SubvertedTrope Not this one.]] Stump is a ''midget dwarf''.



* PsychicLink: Fang and Zedwig
* PunctuationShaker: Al?bert's name.
* RestrainingBolt: Fang's magical earring [[AmplifierArtifact increases his natural abilities]] as an "amplifier" and allows him to control Zedwig

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* PsychicLink: Fang and Zedwig
Zedwig.
* PunctuationShaker: Al?bert's Al'bert's name.
* RestrainingBolt: Fang's magical earring [[AmplifierArtifact increases his natural abilities]] as an "amplifier" and allows him to control ZedwigZedwig.



* TheEvilPrince: Fang invaded the kingdom and killed his family to come to power. The kicker? He was the eldest son and first in line to inherit it anyway.
* TheDogBitesBack: This is how [[spoiler: Fang is eventually defeated]]
13th Oct '13 9:04:49 PM theAdeptRogue
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* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: Zedwig.
26th Aug '13 11:23:08 AM Helcat13
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* MoodWhiplash: One moment, we have an extremely dramatic scene where Zedwig [[spoiler: brutally kills]] the leaders of the resistance [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/2009/04/10/04102009/]], and the next moment, everyone's having a pleasant chat about bees [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/2009/05/05/05052009/]].

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* MoodWhiplash: One moment, we have an extremely dramatic scene where Zedwig [[spoiler: brutally kills]] the leaders of the resistance [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/2009/04/10/04102009/]], com/lint/2009/04/10/04102009/ resistance]], and the next moment, everyone's having a pleasant chat about bees about [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/2009/05/05/05052009/]].com/lint/2009/05/05/05052009/ bees]].



* StartOfDarkness: We get Fang's backstory here[[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/2007/10/02/10022007/]]

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* StartOfDarkness: We get Fang's backstory here[[http://www.[[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/2007/10/02/10022007/]]com/lint/2007/10/02/10022007/ here]]
25th Jul '13 10:03:53 AM Willbyr
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lint_title_page.jpg [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/ LinT]] is a long-running comedic fantasy webcomic drawn and written by Colby Purcell.
The story is a humorous take on the fantasy genre, focusing on the [[HilarityEnsues off the wall]] adventures of Sangwine, an exiled [[PrinceCharming elven prince]], and his somewhat dysfunctional group of companions on a quest to free the kingdom of Schloeffelonia from Sangwine's [[EvilPrince evil brother]] - Fang, [[EvilOverlord Overlord of Darkness]].

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''[[http://www.
purnicellin.com/lint/ LinT]] LinT]]'' is a long-running comedic fantasy webcomic drawn and written by Colby Purcell.Purcell. The story is a humorous take on the fantasy genre, focusing on the [[HilarityEnsues off the wall]] adventures of Sangwine, an exiled [[PrinceCharming elven prince]], and his somewhat dysfunctional group of companions on a quest to free the kingdom of Schloeffelonia from Sangwine's [[EvilPrince evil brother]] - Fang, [[EvilOverlord Overlord of Darkness]].
The story is a humorous take on the fantasy genre, focusing on the [[HilarityEnsues off the wall]] adventures of Sangwine, an exiled [[PrinceCharming elven prince]], and his somewhat dysfunctional group of companions on a quest to free the kingdom of Schloeffelonia from Sangwine's [[EvilPrince evil brother]] - Fang, [[EvilOverlord Overlord of Darkness]].



{{LinT}} was completed in January 2010. Purcell has since launched[[hottip:*:and finished]] a new comic, [[http://www.purnicellin.com/pygmalion/ Pygmalion in Space]], as well as the aptly named sequel to Lint, [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lintier/ Lintier]]

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{{LinT}} ''LinT'' was completed in January 2010. Purcell has since launched[[hottip:*:and finished]] launched[[note]]and finished[[/note]] a new comic, [[http://www.purnicellin.com/pygmalion/ Pygmalion in Space]], as well as the aptly named sequel to Lint, [[http://www.''LinT'', ''[[http://www.purnicellin.com/lintier/ Lintier]]
Lintier]]''.



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* EmpathicHealer: Bactine, Alice, and all other healers in the {{LinT}} universe.

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* EmpathicHealer: Bactine, Alice, and all other healers in the {{LinT}} ''LinT'' universe.



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27th May '13 11:59:42 AM TVRulezAgain
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* FridgeLogic: The EmpathicHealer of the group goes the entire run of the comic without noticing [[spoiler: her constant companion, Xylic is in love with her]].



* HoYay: Fang and Zedwig



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Most characters have relatively normal hair colours, with the notable exception being Teitnl, who has blue hair, and to a lesser extent, the silver-haired Zedwig.

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: At least one character seems worried that if Zedwig ever returns he may have become this.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Most characters have relatively normal hair colours, with the notable exception being Teitnl, who has blue hair, and to a lesser extent, the silver-haired Zedwig.
14th Apr '12 3:37:57 PM MURPHYCHACHO
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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding]]
13th Apr '12 10:51:08 AM MSPachina
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lint_title_page.jpg [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/ LinT]] is a long-running comedic fantasy webcomic drawn and written by Colby Purcell.
The story is a humorous take on the fantasy genre, focusing on the [[HilarityEnsues off the wall]] adventures of Sangwine, an exiled [[PrinceCharming elven prince]], and his somewhat dysfunctional group of companions on a quest to free the kingdom of Schloeffelonia from Sangwine's [[EvilPrince evil brother]] - Fang, [[EvilOverlord Overlord of Darkness]].

The comic began as a light-hearted comedy based story but eventually developed to have a more [[CerebusSyndrome dramatic and plot-driven]] storyline, with the occasional throw-back to earlier wacky-style humour.

{{LinT}} was completed in January 2010. Purcell has since launched[[hottip:*:and finished]] a new comic, [[http://www.purnicellin.com/pygmalion/ Pygmalion in Space]], as well as the aptly named sequel to Lint, [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lintier/ Lintier]]

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This comic provides examples of:
* AllThereInTheManual: The creator has written several supplimentary novels detailing the backstory of the cast, with another one currently in progress.
* ApeShallNeverKillApe: Most of the elves have to get pushed pretty far before they will even consider violence against their own kind. In fact, Fang's murder of the human gambler in the bar is the first murder in the elven kingdom that anyone can remember.
** Zedwig seems especially traumatized by all the killing of other elves (as opposed to any humans) Fang has forced him to do.
* ArtEvolution: The comic [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/2004/01/12/01122004/ began]] with roughly drawn pencil sketches, and [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/2009/09/04/429-zedwig/ finished]] with beautiful full-colour artwork.
* BattleButler: The appropriately named Geeves.
* {{Bishonen}}: much of the cast, leading to an amusing incident when Fang's soldiers are able to identify Sangwine in a group of other elves because "He's prettier than the others!"
* BlackMagic: Zedwig is constantly on the verge of death (and burning through healers at a deadly rate) due to his overuse of destructive magic under Fang's control.
** An unfortunate side effect of this is that any healer working to heal this mystic damage has to CastFromHitPoints and almost always ends up dead as a result.
* CainAndAbel: There's plenty of enmity between Sangwine and his brother Fang, who killed his entire family and attempted to orchestrate Sangwine?s death on his way to becoming an EvilOverlord.
* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: Due to the large proportion of elves in the cast.
* CerebusSyndrome: Gradual, but after the completion of the MD-CM Quest, the humorous tongue-in-cheek tone of many early comics had pretty much disappeared in favor of CharacterDevelopment and the unfolding (back)story of Sangwine and his lost kingdom. Most noticeable perhaps in the transition of Xylic from the CloudCuckooLander thief with a [[FetishFuel sock fetish]] to a withdrawn and sometimes downright sullen master archer (who occasionally picks locks).
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: [[SubvertedTrope Not this one]]. Stump is a ''midget dwarf''
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* DistressedDamsel: Bactine is simply outraged to find herself in this position towards the end of the comic and with a little help from a surprising source manages to subvert it by breaking out on her own to go rescue Sangwine in his final showdown.
* EmpathicHealer: Bactine, Alice, and all other healers in the {{LinT}} universe.
* EvilOverlord: Fang's {{mooks}} even refer to him as "Lord Overlord"
* HeelFaceTurn: Al'bert has a change of heart after Fang turns on him and ends up helping Bactine escape from prison.
* FakeDefector: Geeves assisted Fang's rise to power, but [[spoiler: only to give Sangwine a chance to escape.]]
* FreudianExcuse: Fang would have you believe that his mother's death in childbirth with Sangwine and their father's admiration for this younger son as he grew up justified/made-necessary his decision to become TheEvilPrince and his hatred for his brother.
* FridgeLogic: The EmpathicHealer of the group goes the entire run of the comic without noticing [[spoiler: her constant companion, Xylic is in love with her]].
* FunetikAksent: Gaffer speaks this way
* GeniusBruiser: Derf [[spoiler: once the curse is removed and he is able to communicate]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Bactine]] sacrifices her life to [[spoiler: save Sangwine from a gunshot wound]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Happens when Zedwig gets free of Fang's mind control and spirits him away, promising to make him suffer. What happens next is currently the subject of Colby's newest novel.]]
* HoYay: Fang and Zedwig
* ImportantHaircut: After murdering a man in a tavern, Fang goes to the "ultimate extreme" for an elf and chops off his own hair. Al?bert is also [[BigNo rather unhappy]] about getting one of these when Fang throws him in prison.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Xylic never tells Bactine how he really feels about her, presumably because he sees how she and Sangwine are in love (even if they don't realize it) and doesn't want to complicate things for Bactine (who thinks of him as a brother).
* LongLostRelative: Several characters suggest Xylic could be related to Sangwine in some way. [[spoiler: Most fans agree that he is probably the son of Sangwine's aunt Ellinya]]
** [[spoiler: They're right.]]
* LaResistance: Upon his return, Sangwine is introduced to a secret rebel faction of elves who help him depose Fang.
* LoveTriangle: Bactine and the various people who love her. Although she seems reluctant to admit it once it's pointed out to her.
* MacGuffin: Sangwine and company embark on the ?Mystic Dragyn-Crystal Moon Quest? despite having no idea what it is. [[spoiler: turns out it's actually a trap set up by Al'bert and company.]]
* MeaningfulName: Bactine (the healer), Sangwine (the sanguine and level-headed leader), Stump (the enigmatic midget-dwarf remains a bit of a mystery even to the rest of the main party for the entire comic), Geeves (the butler), Al'bert du Fromage (a [[IncrediblyLamePun cheesy]] AffablyEvil recurring minor villian)
* MoodWhiplash: One moment, we have an extremely dramatic scene where Zedwig [[spoiler: brutally kills]] the leaders of the resistance [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/2009/04/10/04102009/]], and the next moment, everyone's having a pleasant chat about bees [[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/2009/05/05/05052009/]].
* PokemonSpeak: "Derf! Derf!"
** [[TooDumbToLive The main party just thought he was "special"]]
* PsychicLink: Fang and Zedwig
* PunctuationShaker: Al?bert's name.
* RestrainingBolt: Fang's magical earring [[AmplifierArtifact increases his natural abilities]] as an "amplifier" and allows him to control Zedwig
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: The comic is well known for its vocabulary.
* SkunkStripe: Al'bert has a white streak in his otherwise dark brown hair, apparently naturally.
* StartOfDarkness: We get Fang's backstory here[[http://www.purnicellin.com/lint/2007/10/02/10022007/]]
* StoryBreakerPower: There isn't much beyond Zedwig's abilities. Unfortunately, this has allowed the villain to use him as a weapon to take over cities and forge an empire for himself.
* TheEvilPrince: Fang invaded the kingdom and killed his family to come to power. The kicker? He was the eldest son and first in line to inherit it anyway.
* TheDogBitesBack: This is how [[spoiler: Fang is eventually defeated]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: James is a [[spoiler: fairy]] who can turn himself into a goose.
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: Zedwig.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Most characters have relatively normal hair colours, with the notable exception being Teitnl, who has blue hair, and to a lesser extent, the silver-haired Zedwig.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Fang's response to Al'bert's failure to kill Sangwine.

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