History Webcomic / SamandFuzzy

11th Nov '17 7:11:22 AM RedScharlach
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* AIIsACrapshoot: The original Buddy Bears were designed to be controlled by a central "mother brain" computer due to technology not being advanced enough to support individual AI. Unfortunatly, due to some programming error, this led to the Bears becoming TheHorde and overrunning the Underground town they were manufactured in. Their flawed programming caused them to hug their unfortunate victims way too hard, leading to dozens of fatalities and the surviving townspeople fled and sealed the door behind them.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: The original Buddy Bears were designed to be controlled by a central "mother brain" computer due to technology not being advanced enough to support individual AI. Unfortunatly, Unfortunately, due to some a programming error, this led to the Bears becoming TheHorde and overrunning the Underground town they were manufactured in. Their flawed programming caused them to hug their unfortunate victims way too hard, leading to dozens of fatalities and the surviving townspeople fled and sealed the door behind them.



** Rikk Estoban started out as a parody of needlessly grim and edgy indie cartoonists during a storyarc about Fuzzy hiring him to produce a Skull Panda comic, and would end up becoming a recurring character, even in the newer comics that have moved away from gag-a-day humor. His last appearance was as the poster celebrity for an anti-vampire group that opposed the newly exposed vampires (Rikk doesnt like that the vampires are grimmer than he is). Skull Panda itself also qualifies.

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** Rikk Estoban started out as a parody of needlessly grim and edgy indie cartoonists during a storyarc about Fuzzy hiring him to produce a Skull Panda comic, and would end up becoming a recurring character, even in the newer comics that have moved away from gag-a-day humor. His last appearance was as the poster celebrity for an anti-vampire group that opposed the newly exposed vampires (Rikk doesnt doesn't like that the vampires are grimmer than he is). Skull Panda itself also qualifies.



* BrokenMasquerade: [[spoiler:Sam's new goal after reforming the Ninja Mafia as a crime syndicate. His first successful target was the vampires. And he quickly discovers that the Committee's reasoning for keeping the Masquerade intact was probably valid, as humanity isnt super thrilled at vampires now existing around them. There is no guessing how they'd react to the more exotic denisens of the underground]]

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* BrokenMasquerade: [[spoiler:Sam's new goal after reforming the Ninja Mafia as a crime syndicate. His first successful target was the vampires. And he quickly discovers that the Committee's reasoning for keeping the Masquerade intact was probably valid, as humanity isnt isn't super thrilled at vampires now existing around them. There is no guessing how they'd react to the more exotic denisens denizens of the underground]]



* CerebusSyndrome: Well, it's still mostly comedy, but now it's comedy with an overhanging plot.
* CerebusRetcon: Volume 6 had a storyarc showing all the serious stuff that was occuring back in the comics more comedic days, such as Candice's father being killed, Hazel and Brain's feud with the Ninja Mafia, and the events that led up to Sam crashing the taxi.

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* CerebusSyndrome: Well, it's still mostly comedy, but now it's comedy with an overhanging overarching plot.
* CerebusRetcon: Volume 6 had a storyarc story arc showing all the serious stuff that was occuring occurring back in the comics more comedic days, such as Candice's father being killed, Hazel and Brain's feud with the Ninja Mafia, and the events that led up to Sam crashing the taxi.



* CloudCuckooLander: Fuzzy, although this side of him has diminished as time has gone by. Malcom, due to his conspiracy theories. Mr. Sin, an evil version. Mr Ackerman, the half-senile former owner of the taxi company Sam worked at.

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* CloudCuckooLander: Fuzzy, although this side of him has diminished as time has gone by. Malcom, Malcolm, due to his conspiracy theories. Mr. Sin, an evil version. Mr Ackerman, the half-senile former owner of the taxi company Sam worked at.



* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: Edwin... Kind of. He's a parody of the type of creepy stalkerish vampires from tween romance fiction, but isnt the least bit interested in getting blood directly from humans, a process he finds revolting.

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* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: Edwin... Kind of. He's a parody of the type of creepy stalkerish vampires from tween romance fiction, but isnt isn't the least bit interested in getting blood directly from humans, a process he finds revolting.



** Mr. Ackerman during the X-Press Taxi days of the strip, despite being somewhat loopy from old age and drug use, he only asks that Sam pulls his weight with the company, something that Sams neurotic personality, social awkwardness and tendency to find himself in wacky hijinx isnt well suited for. This is actually a major plot point early on, as part of what kicks off the larger story arcs is Sam getting fired from his job due to crashing his taxi while being pursued by the Ninja Mafia after taking on one of Carlyle's delivery jobs.

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** Mr. Ackerman during the X-Press Taxi days of the strip, despite being somewhat loopy from old age and drug use, he only asks that Sam pulls his weight with the company, something that Sams neurotic personality, social awkwardness and tendency to find himself in wacky hijinx isnt isn't well suited for. This is actually a major plot point early on, as part of what kicks off the larger story arcs is Sam getting fired from his job due to crashing his taxi while being pursued by the Ninja Mafia after taking on one of Carlyle's delivery jobs.



* TheReveal: The comic is ''infamous'' for pulling these, planting tiny, almost unnoticable seeds that dont pay off for years.

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* TheReveal: The comic is ''infamous'' for pulling these, planting tiny, almost unnoticable seeds that dont don't pay off for years.



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The abnormals who dont live in the Underground skirt by on this, taking advantage of the fact that people tend to disregard out of the ordinary sights if no one else seems bothered by them. This only works with minor exceptions though, such as Fuzzy who originally claimed to suffer from a rare disease called Ursine Syndrome, making everyone disregard his bizarre appearance out of fear of looking insensetive.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The abnormals who dont don't live in the Underground skirt by on this, taking advantage of the fact that people tend to disregard out of the ordinary sights if no one else seems bothered by them. This only works with minor exceptions though, such as Fuzzy who originally claimed to suffer from a rare disease called Ursine Syndrome, making everyone disregard his bizarre appearance out of fear of looking insensetive.



--> '''Sam''': Fuzzy, I dont ''own'' any golf clubs...

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--> '''Sam''': Fuzzy, I dont don't ''own'' any golf clubs...



* WeHelpTheHelpless: The NMS. Unfortunatly, that doesnt pay the bills very well.

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* WeHelpTheHelpless: The NMS. Unfortunatly, Unfortunately, that doesnt doesn't pay the bills very well.
3rd Nov '17 7:57:22 PM SilentStranger
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** Almost hits it again at the end of Unfixable [[spoiler: when his secret IS exposed, costing him his entire power base and all his resources. He's only pulled back from the brink when Devah points out that, from what they've uncovered about the Pit, Fuzzy is most likely risking getting his brain fried in an attempt at restoring his lost memories, leading to Sam shaking himself out of his self-pity.]]



* EmptyElevator: The ElevatorSnare ends with the door opening and Sam having escaped through an opening in the ceiling.

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* EmptyElevator: The ElevatorSnare with Mr Blank ends with the door opening and Sam having escaped through an opening in the ceiling. ceiling.
--> '''Blank''': You cheeky ''bastard!''



* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: Edwin... Kind of.

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* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: Edwin... Kind of. He's a parody of the type of creepy stalkerish vampires from tween romance fiction, but isnt the least bit interested in getting blood directly from humans, a process he finds revolting.



* GoodAngelBadAngel: Gertrude gets this in the form of [[RoyalBrat her eight-year old self]] and [[CuteKitten Conscience Cat]]. Conscience Cat would go on to become a (very ineffectual) good angel for Tricia and Devahi. Devahi eventually references this trope, wondering where "the other guy" is; turns out his former bad counterpart [[http://www.samandfuzzy.com/2037 moved on to a different job.]]

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* GoodAngelBadAngel: Gertrude gets this in the form of [[RoyalBrat her eight-year old self]] and [[CuteKitten Conscience Cat]]. Conscience Cat would go on to become a (very ineffectual) good angel for Tricia and Devahi. Devahi eventually references this trope, wondering where "the other guy" is; turns out his former bad counterpart Corporate Cat [[http://www.samandfuzzy.com/2037 moved on to a different job.got headhunted back in the 80's.]]



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharactersLoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: One of the worst offenders in webcomics, to the point that a guest strip by Jeph Jaques made fun of the comics trend of bringing back long-forgotten characters to serve as shocking reveals.



* RunningGag: One notable one is "the death of 17th century chemist Robert Boyle."

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* RunningGag: One notable one is "the death of 17th century chemist Robert Boyle."" [[spoiler: Becomes a Cerebus Retcon as "Unfixable" reveals that Roberty Boyle faked his death and was involved in early experiments on the mysterious tar from the Pit, before finally dying when a monstrous entity (heavily implied to be Hart) attacked his lab in 1699, living long enough to scribble down one final diary entry]]


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** As of "Unfixable", [[spoiler: Sam's fraudulent claim to the Ninja Mafia throne has been exposed, leading to the entire force deserting him, including X and Y, as well as the loss of both his seats on the Committee, and the Cyborg Mafia confiscating the Buddy Bots]]


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** The final entry in the journal in the destroyed lab: [[spoiler: ''Signed - Robert Boyle, 1699'']]
4th Oct '17 6:50:25 AM Grudgeal
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[[Characters/SamAndFuzzy A character page is currently under construction]].
4th Oct '17 5:19:01 AM Grudgeal
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''Sam and Fuzzy'' employs a very notable (and arguably successful) use of CerebusSyndrome to create an overhanging story from what started out as a "joke of the week" strip, as Sam and Fuzzy get embroiled into ever-more complex, wacky and dramatic adventures and go from (unsuccessful) taxi drivers with a demonically possessed refrigerator, to (unsuccessful) booksellers, to (unsuccessful) metal band roadies, to ([[RunningGag unsuccessful]]) fugitives on the run from an international crime syndicate, to (unsuccessful) [[WeHelpTheHelpless professional problem solvers]], to ([[OverusedRunningGag so far not unsuccessful]]) members of an OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness. Other recurring elements involve the {{Ninja}} [[TheMafia Mafia]] ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a Mafia containing Ninjas]]), Fuzzy's MysteriousPast and LaserGuidedAmnesia, the machinations of CorruptCorporateExecutive Mr. Sin, an OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness enforcing TheMasquerade over the world, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking 17th century chemist Robert Boyle]].

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''Sam and Fuzzy'' employs a very notable (and arguably successful) use of CerebusSyndrome to create an overhanging story from what started out as a "joke of the week" strip, as Sam and Fuzzy get embroiled into ever-more complex, wacky and dramatic adventures and go from (unsuccessful) taxi drivers with a demonically possessed refrigerator, to (unsuccessful) booksellers, to (unsuccessful) metal band roadies, to ([[RunningGag unsuccessful]]) fugitives on the run from an international crime syndicate, to (unsuccessful) [[WeHelpTheHelpless professional problem solvers]], to ([[OverusedRunningGag so far not unsuccessful]]) members of an OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness. Other recurring elements involve the {{Ninja}} [[TheMafia Mafia]] ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a Mafia containing Ninjas]]), Fuzzy's MysteriousPast and LaserGuidedAmnesia, the machinations of CorruptCorporateExecutive Mr. Sin, an OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness enforcing TheMasquerade over the world, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking 17th century chemist Robert Boyle]].
20th Sep '17 11:34:01 AM tyouker
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**[[spoiler: The death of 17th-century chemist Robert Boyle]] suddenly turns out to be important to the main plot, after a years-old RunningGag in which it was brought up and dismissed as a kooky NonSequitur.
21st Aug '17 2:37:51 AM M84
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* ArtificialIntelligence: Self-aware robots are part of the setting. They even have their own city. [[spoiler:The strange life-creating substance that is likely from the Pit was the key ingredient their creator needed to build truly alive machines.]]
21st Aug '17 2:35:00 AM M84
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* CreatingLife: [[spoiler:Notes left behind by scientists reveal that the strange substance that makes up the bodies of Brain and Hart and powers Megalopolis 01 has this power. It is somehow able to breathe life into other objects and even itself. Sam connects the dots and realizes to his horror that '''this''' is what is inside the Pit. It is also implied that all of the more fantastic denizens of the setting owe their existence to the Pit. The T-Rex member of the Committee, Rexford, for example thinks that whatever is in the Pit created him by breathing life back into a T-Rex skeleton.]]
13th Jul '17 4:43:06 AM StFan
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* [[{{ItIsPronouncedTro-PAY}} It's Pronounced Tro-PAY]]: [[http://samandfuzzy.com/1062 Too-che-sto-nay]].

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* [[{{ItIsPronouncedTro-PAY}} It's Pronounced Tro-PAY]]: ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: [[http://samandfuzzy.com/1062 Too-che-sto-nay]].
7th May '17 12:40:11 PM tyouker
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** Happens again when [[spoiler: Sam accidentally causes the destruction of Unit 01 and finds himself in charge of Megalopolis 01.]]
26th Apr '17 5:07:28 AM darkid
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* CultureJustifiesAnything: Mr Blanks attitude towards his monstrous actions and betrayals in his quest to restore the original Ninja Mafia, including [[spoiler: tricking Sam into taking the role as emperor, planning to murder him once a heir is chosen, and killing his former bestfriend Mr Black]]. He refuses to accept the idea that the ideals and traditions he was raised and trained to uphold were what they actually were: a form of social control set in place by a dynasty of inbred nobles to prevent anyone to ascend by their own skill and talents.

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* CultureJustifiesAnything: Mr Blanks Blank's attitude towards his monstrous actions and betrayals in his quest to restore the original Ninja Mafia, including [[spoiler: tricking Sam into taking the role as emperor, planning to murder him once a heir is chosen, and killing his former bestfriend best friend Mr Black]]. He refuses to accept the idea that the ideals and traditions he was raised and trained to uphold were what they actually were: a form of social control set in place by a dynasty of inbred nobles to prevent anyone to ascend by their own skill and talents.
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