History Webcomic / SluggyFreelance

19th Apr '17 12:48:04 PM DreadPirate7
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* OlderThanTheyLook: [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/031214 A major reveal here.]] The details still haven't been revealed.
** This really applies to the entire cast to some extent. Given the comment made in the first year about Torg and Riff having a tradition of giving each other beer for Christmas, they had to be at least 23 when the story started in 1997. Adding in the fact that due to holiday related events we know that real time and ComicBookTime roughly line up, that would make them at least 37 in 2011. They haven't noticeably aged at all, much less appear to be approaching 40.
* OminousMultipleScreens: Hereti-Corp's offices. Lampshaded with comments about why the room is so dark if it has so many bright screens in it.
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: Several over the years, but Hereti Corp's executives is the most common.



** Torg pulls this on Crushestro [[Spoiler:while they're working together as part of the Alliance]]. Crushestro recognizes this and is impressed, but doesn't realize that Torg is doing it also to distract Crushestro from his new teammates.



* OlderThanTheyLook: [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/031214 A major reveal here.]] The details still haven't been revealed.
** This really applies to the entire cast to some extent. Given the comment made in the first year about Torg and Riff having a tradition of giving each other beer for Christmas, they had to be at least 23 when the story started in 1997. Adding in the fact that due to holiday related events we know that real time and ComicBookTime roughly line up, that would make them at least 37 in 2011. They haven't noticeably aged at all, much less appear to be approaching 40.
* OminousMultipleScreens: Hereti-Corp's offices. Lampshaded with comments about why the room is so dark if it has so many bright screens in it.
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: Several over the years, but Hereti Corp's executives is the most common.
* OnceMoreWithClarity: Occasionally the reader is out of the loop for the real plans. As the [[GambitPileUp final plays are revealed]], a few strips will usually be devoted to recapping the planning phase with new panels showing new information. Examples include the plan to rescue Sasha from [[spoiler:Monicruel]], Riff's last resort when raiding Hereti-Corp ([[spoiler:Aylee]]), and the reveal of the Black-Ops Elves' plan to make [[spoiler:Torg]] their leader.



* TakeOurWordForIt: [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/011210 The retribution Brad plays on his fellow ghosts.]]



* TimeCrash: Normally when a person travels through time, Krohnus's Web of Fate will try to steer things back on course and create a StableTimeLoop to prevent a paradox. Failing that, the timelines will split into an AlternateUniverse. But depending on the circumstances, a paradox can cause a universe's safety mechanisms to fail and result in TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt... which is what happens in the backstory of 4U city.



* TakeOurWordForIt: [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/011210 The retribution Brad plays on his fellow ghosts.]]



* TheScottishTrope: [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20080121 Saying Clutter Monster's name]] causes him to yell "[[TheIncredibleHulk CLUTTER MONSTER SMASH!]]" and slam Riff and Torg (who he's holding) together.
* TheTokyoFireball: {{Lampshaded}} by Santa in the Mecha-Easter Bunny arc.



* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Blinky and Clyde.



* TitleDrop: After building quite the reputation for its [[WordSaladTitle enigmatic title]], it finally came on May 16, 2014:

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* TimeCrash: Normally when a person travels through time, Krohnus's Web of Fate will try to steer things back on course and create a StableTimeLoop to prevent a paradox. Failing that, the timelines will split into an AlternateUniverse. But depending on the circumstances, a paradox can cause a universe's safety mechanisms to fail and result in TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. On the other hand, overuse of dimension, time, and/or space travel within a dimension will cause catastrophic damage to it, as was the case in 4U City.
* TitleDrop: A couple times - for instance, Torg and Riff were both ''freelancers'' when the strip began, and Riff's ID in Paradise is how to spell SLUGGY with a phone keypad.
** And now with the Mohkadunian God of Power, Sloghy
--> "The [[spoiler:Rabbit-]]God of Power's name is pronounced "Sluggy." It means, "Likes To Punch People In The Head A Lot."
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After building quite the reputation for its [[WordSaladTitle enigmatic title]], it finally came on May 16, 2014:



** Even earlier, [[spoiler:Riff]]'s Hereti-corp codename was "Sluggy". Or, as Kirko points out, [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/131113 "Freelancer Sluggy."]]
* ToHellAndBack: For two different versions of "hell".
* TheScottishTrope: [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20080121 Saying Clutter Monster's name]] causes him to yell "[[TheIncredibleHulk CLUTTER MONSTER SMASH!]]" and slam Riff and Torg (who he's holding) together.
* TheTokyoFireball: {{Lampshaded}} by Santa in the Mecha-Easter Bunny arc.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Blinky and Clyde.
* TitleDrop: A couple times - for instance, Torg and Riff were both ''freelancers'' when the strip began, and Riff's ID in Paradise is how to spell SLUGGY with a phone keypad.
** And now with the Mohkadunian God of Power, Sloghy
--> "The [[spoiler:Rabbit-]]God of Power's name is pronounced "Sluggy." It means, "Likes To Punch People In The Head A Lot."
** The full Title Drop finally landed on [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20140516 May 16, 2014.]]
*** Furthermore, revealed to be [[spoiler:Riff's codename as a freelancer with [[EvilInc Hereti-Corp]], and Torg's [[EmbarrassingMiddleName middle name]].]] The connections, if any, have yet to be revealed (as of 11/13/13).

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** Even earlier, [[spoiler:Riff]]'s Hereti-corp codename was "Sluggy". Or, as Kirko points out, [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/131113 "Freelancer Sluggy."]]
* ToHellAndBack: For two different versions of "hell".
* TheScottishTrope: [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20080121 Saying Clutter Monster's name]] causes him
"]]*** Furthermore, revealed to yell "[[TheIncredibleHulk CLUTTER MONSTER SMASH!]]" and slam Riff and Torg (who he's holding) together.
* TheTokyoFireball: {{Lampshaded}} by Santa in the Mecha-Easter Bunny arc.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Blinky and Clyde.
* TitleDrop: A couple times - for instance, Torg and Riff were both ''freelancers'' when the strip began, and Riff's ID in Paradise is how to spell SLUGGY
be [[spoiler:Riff's codename as a freelancer with a phone keypad.
[[EvilInc Hereti-Corp]], and Torg's [[EmbarrassingMiddleName middle name]].]] The connections, if any, have yet to be revealed (as of 11/13/13).
** And now [[spoiler:It's revealed that the name "Sluggy" is meant to be a rallying cry created by Uncle Time to label and help gather all "potentials" (those with great capacity for stabilizing the Mohkadunian God web) at the time of Power, Sloghy
--> "The [[spoiler:Rabbit-]]God of Power's name is pronounced "Sluggy." It means, "Likes To Punch People In The Head A Lot."
** The full Title Drop finally landed on [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20140516 May 16, 2014.
K'Z'K's release.]]
*** Furthermore, revealed to be [[spoiler:Riff's codename as a freelancer with [[EvilInc Hereti-Corp]], and Torg's [[EmbarrassingMiddleName middle name]].]] The connections, if any, have yet to be revealed (as * ToHellAndBack: For at least two different versions of 11/13/13)."hell".
18th Apr '17 10:34:25 AM jjnonken
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* LittleNo: Riff delivers a really potent one to Gwynn on the comic on 7/7/14.

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* LittleNo: Riff delivers a really potent one to Gwynn on the comic on 7/7/14.[[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/140707 in this comic]].
18th Apr '17 10:31:25 AM jjnonken
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* LeaveNoWitnesses: [[spoiler:Underneath Dr. Sclock, Hereti Corp manages to weaponize the [=DFA=] as a way to banish enemies from their own dimension. Due to the threat such a weapon poses, Hereti Corp seeks to avoid anyone realizing such a weapon exists and thus try to erase all witnesses during the first operation they are used on.]]

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* LeaveNoWitnesses: [[spoiler:Underneath [[spoiler:Under Dr. Sclock, Schlock, Hereti Corp manages to weaponize the [=DFA=] as a way to banish enemies from their own dimension. Due to the threat such a weapon poses, Hereti Corp seeks to avoid anyone realizing such a weapon exists and thus try to erase all witnesses during the first operation they are used on.]]



* LivingShadow: For a while the Groundhog's shadow was bound to Bun-Bun. Originally it could just talk and change its shape, after he defeated a few holidays it became able to take 3-dimensional and physical form.

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* LivingShadow: For a while the Groundhog's shadow was bound to Bun-Bun. Originally it could just talk and change its shape, but after he defeated a few holidays it became able to take 3-dimensional and physical form.
18th Apr '17 10:14:46 AM jjnonken
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* HumiliationConga: The demons of the dimension of pain go through quite a lengthy one. [[spoiler: first there were their series on embarassing failures at trying to kill Torg on each Halloween, Lord Horribus' was the worst between his unexpected diahrrea and getting controlled by a magic spell through complete accident. Horribus is then exiled into being a camreaman to a demonic Steve Irwin parody. The other dimension of Pain demons go through a goofy election period that ends with Terribus selling his soul to a mortal, who actually turned out to be an angel who gradually transforms the Dimension of Pain and its residents into some tastes like diabetes Carebears meets Barney land. After finally beating the angel, they all get trapped in balls and get stuck in a chasm. They get out of their balls through an innuendo ladden process that leaves them with high pitched voices and no will to do anything. Then Terribus in disguised as the Demon King makes them start a church and play Bingo games for crappy prizes. After throwing out Terribus they then attack the real Demon King who then makes them go through excercise/excorcise routines.....really, after all that, is it any wonder they go bezerk all over the Dimension of Lame?]]

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* HumiliationConga: The demons of the dimension of pain go through quite a lengthy one. [[spoiler: first there were their series on embarassing failures at trying to kill Torg on each Halloween, Lord Horribus' was the worst between his unexpected diahrrea and getting controlled by a magic spell through complete accident. Horribus is then exiled into being a camreaman cameraman to a demonic Steve Irwin parody. The other dimension Dimension of Pain demons go through a goofy election period that ends with Terribus selling his soul to a mortal, who actually turned out to be an angel who gradually transforms the Dimension of Pain and its residents into some tastes like diabetes Carebears meets Barney land.tastes-like-diabetes Carebears-meets-Barney-land. After finally beating the angel, they all get trapped in balls and get stuck in a chasm. They get out of their balls through an innuendo ladden innuendo-laden process that leaves them with high pitched voices and no will to do anything. Then Terribus in Terribus, disguised as the Demon King King, makes them start a church and play Bingo games for crappy prizes. After throwing out Terribus they then attack the real Demon King who then makes them go through excercise/excorcise routines.....routines... really, after all that, is it any wonder they go bezerk all over the Dimension of Lame?]]
17th Apr '17 6:18:26 PM jjnonken
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* ExtraStrengthMasquerade: The fantastic is blatantly obvious and in plain site all over the place, yet normals never pay much attention to it.

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* ExtraStrengthMasquerade: The fantastic is blatantly obvious and in plain site sight all over the place, yet normals never pay much attention to it.
17th Apr '17 6:12:41 PM jjnonken
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* DinkyDrivers: Bun-Bun occasionally steals Torg's car, with Kiki working the pedals. In [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20060404 this instance,]] Torg accompagnies them - and instead of driving normally, ''he'' has to work the pedals, with Kiki on the gear stick.

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* DinkyDrivers: Bun-Bun occasionally steals Torg's car, with Kiki working the pedals. In [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20060404 this instance,]] Torg accompagnies accompanies them - and instead of driving normally, ''he'' has to work the pedals, with Kiki on the gear stick.
17th Apr '17 6:12:41 PM jjnonken
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17th Apr '17 6:06:43 PM jjnonken
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* DarkerAndEdgier: The Fire and Rain storyline is much darker then the usual tone of the strip, containing almost no jokes.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The Fire and Rain storyline is much darker then than the usual tone of the strip, containing almost no jokes.
17th Apr '17 12:21:48 PM jjnonken
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* ShoutOut: Most notably, Torg is named after Torgo from ''Manos: The Hands Of Fate'', Riff after Riff Raff from ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''.

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* ShoutOut: Lots.
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Most notably, Torg is named after Torgo from ''Manos: The Hands Of Fate'', Riff after Riff Raff from ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''.



** To blow up a Le Snootier, Herreti-Corp brings a bomb in a box labelled "Someone set up us the bomb"

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** To blow up a Le Snootier, Herreti-Corp brings a bomb in a box labelled "Someone set up us the bomb"bomb".
** Half of [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/000723 this strip]] is paraphrased from a classic scene in Film/AlienS.
13th Apr '17 1:30:55 AM DreadPirate7
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Added DiffLines:

** Even the Research & Development Wars were foreshadowed all the way back at the Clonegressie arc, during 28 Geeks Later. Although the boss's speech implies they are going on at the time, they don't become central until years later.
** During the second K'Z'K plot, Gwyn's visions are packed ''full'' of foreshadowing. [[spoiler:Oasis is the puppet. The four fiery pillars are her hair, which foreshadows her pyrokinesis. This immediately precedes Vision!Zoe burning alive, which Oasis later does to her. Riff as a juggler being juggled by (not juggling) three numbered pins, followed by Sasha wearing a three shirt: the pins are his girlfriends, who are playing him for outside groups (Monica for the Cult of K'Z'K, Sasha for Hereti-Corp, the missing pin is either Gwyn or unknown).]] And her visions give her the clues she needs to defeat K'Z'K.
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