History Webcomic / RubysWorld

10th Jun '16 11:39:55 AM Angeldeb82
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Ruby Harrison, [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent age 17]], is a high school student whose exceptional GPA belies an unhappy life. Her mother commited suicide two years ago for mysterious reasons, her father sublimates any affection into academic pressure, and she has a dysfunctional relationship with her childhood best friend. On top of all of that, a freak accident at the lab her father works for has transformed her into a superhuman giantess, nine feet tall and radiating magnetic power.

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Ruby Harrison, [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent age 17]], is a high school student whose exceptional GPA belies an unhappy life. Her mother commited committed suicide two years ago for mysterious reasons, her father sublimates any affection into academic pressure, and she has a dysfunctional relationship with her childhood best friend. On top of all of that, a freak accident at the lab her father works for has transformed her into a superhuman giantess, nine feet tall and radiating magnetic power.



Ruby's predicament sends her into a much darker secret history, where she learns that the science that transformed her was not only part of an illicit super soldier program, but one conducted in part by her late mother. Joined with other young people that have received such genetic tampering, Ruby tries to bring to the world the human testing from Beagle Labs to light. But the more she tries to make sense of the world, the more complicated-- and brutal-- her world gets.

The series is concluded as of June 2011, but the storyline continues in [[Webcomic/RubyNation Ruby Nation]], which deals with the titular character building a refugee nation for young super soldier test subjects-- and funding it by doing black ops work for the US Government.

You can read the entire series [[http://www.rubysworldcomic.com Here.]]

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Ruby's predicament sends her into a much darker secret history, where she learns that the science that transformed her was not only part of an illicit super soldier program, but one conducted in part by her late mother. Joined with other young people that have received such genetic tampering, Ruby tries to bring to the world the human testing from Beagle Labs to light. But the more she tries to make sense of the world, the more complicated-- and brutal-- her complicated--and brutal--her world gets.

The series is concluded as of June 2011, but the storyline continues in [[Webcomic/RubyNation Ruby Nation]], Webcomic/RubyNation, which deals with the titular character building a refugee nation for young super soldier test subjects-- and funding it by doing black ops work for the US Government.

You can read the entire series [[http://www.rubysworldcomic.com Here.]]
here]].



* AManIsNotAVirgin: Deconstructed by Jens, who slept with Ruby in the backstory, but looks back on it as a huge mistake (since at the time she was grieving the loss of her mother and extremely vulnerable).



* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Played with regarding unlucky Jens, in that he did date Ruby for a while, but the relationship was troubled and unhealthy for both parties.



* CrapSackWorld: In which the War on Terror went more effectively, but only because of super-soldiers created by abducting, vivisecting, and brainwashing children.

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* CrapSackWorld: CrapsackWorld: In which the War on Terror went more effectively, but only because of super-soldiers created by abducting, vivisecting, and brainwashing children.



* GroinAttack: Jens does this to a bully in the flashbacks, justifying it as being [[CombatPragmatist necessary.]]

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* GroinAttack: Jens does this to a bully in the flashbacks, justifying it as being [[CombatPragmatist necessary.]]necessary]].



* HalloweenCosplay: Twice in homage to other comic/cartoon characters, [[http://nitzthebloody.blogspot.com/2009/10/rubys-world-halloween-fan-art-thought.html 2009 ]] and [[http://nitzthebloody.blogspot.com/2010/10/rubys-world-happy-halloween-cosplay.html 2010.]] Characters included range from [[Franchise/HarryPotter Ginny Weasely]] to [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami]] to [[WesternAnimation/WolverineandtheXMen Wolvie with Whiskers.]]

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* HalloweenCosplay: Twice in homage to other comic/cartoon characters, [[http://nitzthebloody.blogspot.com/2009/10/rubys-world-halloween-fan-art-thought.html 2009 ]] and [[http://nitzthebloody.blogspot.com/2010/10/rubys-world-happy-halloween-cosplay.html 2010.]] Characters included range from [[Franchise/HarryPotter Ginny Weasely]] to [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami]] to [[WesternAnimation/WolverineandtheXMen Wolvie with Whiskers.]]Whiskers]].



* HoYay: Blatant in the flashbacks between Evie Harrison and Tori Carcharria, and a frequent joke regarding Jens and Jiro.



* AManIsNotAVirgin: Deconstructed by Jens, who slept with Ruby in the backstory, but looks back on it as a huge mistake (since at the time she was grieving the loss of her mother and extremely vulnerable).



* ShoutOut: Jiro is named for [[Kikaider another existentially conflicted teen robot.]]
* StartofDarkness: Evie Harrison's diaries.

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* ShoutOut: Jiro is named for [[Kikaider another existentially conflicted teen robot.]]
robot]].
* StartofDarkness: StartOfDarkness: Evie Harrison's diaries.



* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Played with regarding Jens, in that he did date Ruby for a while, but the relationship was troubled and unhealthy for both parties.
25th Mar '16 6:10:29 PM eroock
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Deconstructed by Jens, who slept with Ruby in the backstory, but looks back on it as a huge mistake ( since at the time she was grieving the loss of her mother and extremely vulnerable ).

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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Deconstructed by Jens, who slept with Ruby in the backstory, but looks back on it as a huge mistake ( since (since at the time she was grieving the loss of her mother and extremely vulnerable ).vulnerable).



* TheRainMan: Jiro before his transformation was quite obviously autistic. Though his capabilities have been enhanced far beyond neurotypical humans, he still has his autistic traits ( though they're also skewed because of his mechanical nature ).

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* TheRainMan: Jiro before his transformation was quite obviously autistic. Though his capabilities have been enhanced far beyond neurotypical humans, he still has his autistic traits ( though (though they're also skewed because of his mechanical nature ).nature).



* RunForTheBorder: Ch. 6 has the cast camping out in the wilderness of Baja California, avoiding civilization altogether ( except to steal supplies from local markets ).

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* RunForTheBorder: Ch. 6 has the cast camping out in the wilderness of Baja California, avoiding civilization altogether ( except (except to steal supplies from local markets ).markets).



* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Jiro ( 6' 2" ), though he's only tiny compared to Ruby ( 9' 1" ).
* ThouShaltNotKill: Ruby tries to follow this rule, and feels intense shame over having killed a batallion of US soldiers ( NOT super-soldiers, either ) in self-defense. Her comrades don't bother with this rule, but admire Ruby for following it.

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* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Jiro ( 6' 2" ), (6' 2"), though he's only tiny compared to Ruby ( 9' 1" ).
(9' 1").
* ThouShaltNotKill: Ruby tries to follow this rule, and feels intense shame over having killed a batallion of US soldiers ( NOT (NOT super-soldiers, either ) either) in self-defense. Her comrades don't bother with this rule, but admire Ruby for following it.
25th Mar '16 6:08:46 PM eroock
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->"We stick by each other and we stick by our principles. That's all we have left."
-->-- Ruby, Ch. 17

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stick by each other and we stick by our principles. That's all we have left."
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-->-- Ruby, '''Ruby''', Ch. 17
16th Jan '16 4:45:41 PM Exxolon
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28th Nov '15 11:41:07 AM nombretomado
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Ruby's father has a resemblance to another certain [[{{Scrubs}} jerkass patriarch in a labcoat.]]

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Ruby's father has a resemblance to another certain [[{{Scrubs}} [[Series/{{Scrubs}} jerkass patriarch in a labcoat.]]
21st Sep '13 5:52:28 PM nombretomado
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* HalloweenCosplay: Twice in homage to other comic/cartoon characters, [[http://nitzthebloody.blogspot.com/2009/10/rubys-world-halloween-fan-art-thought.html 2009 ]] and [[http://nitzthebloody.blogspot.com/2010/10/rubys-world-happy-halloween-cosplay.html 2010.]] Characters included range from [[Franchise/HarryPotter Ginny Weasely]] to [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami]] to [[WolverineandtheXMen Wolvie with Whiskers.]]

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* HalloweenCosplay: Twice in homage to other comic/cartoon characters, [[http://nitzthebloody.blogspot.com/2009/10/rubys-world-halloween-fan-art-thought.html 2009 ]] and [[http://nitzthebloody.blogspot.com/2010/10/rubys-world-happy-halloween-cosplay.html 2010.]] Characters included range from [[Franchise/HarryPotter Ginny Weasely]] to [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami]] to [[WolverineandtheXMen [[WesternAnimation/WolverineandtheXMen Wolvie with Whiskers.]]
18th Jul '13 9:22:06 AM nombretomado
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* HalloweenCosplay: Twice in homage to other comic/cartoon characters, [[http://nitzthebloody.blogspot.com/2009/10/rubys-world-halloween-fan-art-thought.html 2009 ]] and [[http://nitzthebloody.blogspot.com/2010/10/rubys-world-happy-halloween-cosplay.html 2010.]] Characters included range from [[HarryPotter Ginny Weasely]] to [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami]] to [[WolverineandtheXMen Wolvie with Whiskers.]]

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* HalloweenCosplay: Twice in homage to other comic/cartoon characters, [[http://nitzthebloody.blogspot.com/2009/10/rubys-world-halloween-fan-art-thought.html 2009 ]] and [[http://nitzthebloody.blogspot.com/2010/10/rubys-world-happy-halloween-cosplay.html 2010.]] Characters included range from [[HarryPotter [[Franchise/HarryPotter Ginny Weasely]] to [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami]] to [[WolverineandtheXMen Wolvie with Whiskers.]]
29th May '13 11:35:34 PM MacronNotes
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* HalloweenCosplay: Twice in homage to other comic/cartoon characters, [[http://nitzthebloody.blogspot.com/2009/10/rubys-world-halloween-fan-art-thought.html 2009 ]] and [[http://nitzthebloody.blogspot.com/2010/10/rubys-world-happy-halloween-cosplay.html 2010.]] Characters included range from [[HarryPotter Ginny Weasely]] to [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] to [[NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami]] to [[WolverineandtheXMen Wolvie with Whiskers.]]

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* HalloweenCosplay: Twice in homage to other comic/cartoon characters, [[http://nitzthebloody.blogspot.com/2009/10/rubys-world-halloween-fan-art-thought.html 2009 ]] and [[http://nitzthebloody.blogspot.com/2010/10/rubys-world-happy-halloween-cosplay.html 2010.]] Characters included range from [[HarryPotter Ginny Weasely]] to [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] to [[NeonGenesisEvangelion [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami]] to [[WolverineandtheXMen Wolvie with Whiskers.]]
6th Mar '13 12:26:32 PM BassballBatman
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* HairDecorations: Ruby frequently wears headbands, ribbons, and barrettes. This adds to her childish appearance.
* HeroicSacrifice: Ruby's father Hal, subverted in that it was completely unnecessary and was more a suicide than anything else.


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* HairDecorations: Ruby frequently wears headbands, ribbons, and barrettes. This adds to her childish appearance.


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* HeroicSacrifice: Ruby's father Hal, subverted in that it was completely unnecessary and was more a suicide than anything else.
5th Dec '12 10:54:59 AM Oreochan
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[[ItGotWorse And that's just in the first chapter.]]

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[[ItGotWorse And that's just in the first chapter.]]
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