History Webcomic / StrongFemaleProtagonist

29th May '18 12:37:40 AM Willbyr
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Alison's little sister Jennifer is having a hard time coping with a superpowered older sister, and Alison is just trying to do her own thing with the shadow of her own superheroic celebrity hanging over her head.

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Alison's little sister Jennifer is having a hard time coping with a superpowered older sister, and Alison is just trying to do her own thing with the shadow of her own superheroic celebrity hanging over her head.
head. Complicating things further is Patrick, formerly the supervillain Menace, whose up-and-down relationship with Alison causes her much consternation.



* {{Capepunk}}: The series is a {{Deconstruction}} of many common superhero tropes. For instance, TheParagon is a target of merciless analysis as Alison is a woman trying to live by ToBeLawfulOrGood in every day life only to run headfirst into problems of GrayAndGrayMorality. She's also a bit of a BloodKnight that comes from her career as a child hero that traumatized her in the same way it would a ChildSoldier.

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* {{Capepunk}}: The series is a {{Deconstruction}} of many common superhero tropes. For instance, TheParagon is a target of merciless analysis as Alison is a woman trying to live by ToBeLawfulOrGood in every day everyday life only to run headfirst into problems of GrayAndGrayMorality. She's also a bit of a BloodKnight that comes from her career as a child hero that traumatized her in the same way it would a ChildSoldier.



** Patrick mentions people who could communicate with diseases, or provide unlimited energy. [[spoiler:According to him, they were carefully and quietly killed before anyone even knew about super heroes.]].

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** Patrick mentions people who could communicate with diseases, or provide unlimited energy. [[spoiler:According to him, they were carefully and quietly killed before anyone even knew about super heroes.]].]]



* HoldingBothSidesOfTheConversation: After Alison tells Gurwara (loosely) about [[spoiler:what she did to Max to get him to help Feral]], he proceeds to act out the argument between the opposing philosophical sides of her moral dilemma, taking off his overcoat to represent the side in favor of her action. Later on, Alison uses the same technique to argue with herself about the choices she made, wearing her coat to represent the side that favors the choice she made.

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* HoldingBothSidesOfTheConversation: After Alison tells Gurwara (loosely) about [[spoiler:what she did to Max to get him to help Feral]], he proceeds to act out the argument between the opposing philosophical sides of her moral dilemma, taking off his overcoat to represent the side in favor of her action. Later on, Alison uses the same technique to argue with herself about the choices she made, wearing her coat to represent the side that favors the choice she made.those choices.



* KickTheDog: Patrick having become UnintentionallySympathetic, the reader is reminded that he is still a villain, in [[http://strongfemaleprotagonist.com/issue-7/page-32-4/ this page]] (complete with EvilLaugh).

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* KickTheDog: Patrick having become UnintentionallySympathetic, the reader is reminded that he is still a villain, in [[http://strongfemaleprotagonist.com/issue-7/page-32-4/ this page]] is reminded that he is still a villain]] (complete with EvilLaugh).



* NoManWantsAnAmazon: Invoked by Alison's physician while discussing her sexual activity and how her super-strength relates to being intimate with a partner.

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* NoManWantsAnAmazon: Invoked {{Invoked|Trope}} by Alison's physician while discussing her sexual activity and how her super-strength relates to being intimate with a partner.



* OffingTheOffspring: The thoughts of [[spoiler:Patrick's mother]] imply that this is going to happen. Fortuanately, he was able to get out of the car and escape.

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* OffingTheOffspring: The thoughts of [[spoiler:Patrick's mother]] imply that this is going to happen. Fortuanately, Fortunately, he was able to get out of the car and escape.
15th May '18 2:49:47 PM Willbyr
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* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler:Patrick believed for the longest time that he didn't have mind control, but it turns out it's a normal part of telepathy--it just requires utterly denying the humanity of your target and treating them like a toy. When he did find out about it, he erased his memory of it, the event was so horrible]]. Likewise, a telepath can speak in someone else's mind, but it requires letting them into yours, which Patrick isn't willing to do.

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* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler:Patrick [[spoiler:Patrick]] believed for the longest time that he [[spoiler:he didn't have mind control, but it turns out it's a normal part of telepathy--it just requires utterly denying the humanity of your target and treating them like a toy. toy]]. When he did find out about it, [[spoiler:he was so horrified at what it led to that he erased his memory of it, the event was so horrible]].it]]. Likewise, a telepath can speak in someone else's mind, but it requires letting them into yours, which Patrick isn't willing to do.



* ManipulativeBastard: Patrick uses his mind-reading to control people. He does ''not'' have mind-''control'', but everyone thinks he does. [[MoreThanMindControl He just figures out what motivates them and uses it to manipulate them.]]

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* ManipulativeBastard: Patrick uses his mind-reading to control people. He does ''not'' have mind-''control'', but everyone thinks he does. [[MoreThanMindControl He just figures out what motivates them and uses it to manipulate them.]] [[spoiler:Later on, it's revealed that he indeed ''can'' control minds, but he erased his own memory of that because of what that discovery led to and how it traumatized him.]]



* ManOfSteelWomanOfKleenex: Averted. Alison's therapist points out that if she REALLY had this, she's break the bed whenever she had a nightmare.



* MissingMom: Deconstructed. Alison's mother is a teacher, and taught some of Alison's own classes. She teaches Alison empathy, and that hiding her intelligence because other kids think she's weird is a bad idea. She was present emotionally and supportively until the government effectively drafted Alison to fight as Mega Girl. She feels she didn't fight hard enough to protect Alison, and that the rift growing between her daughters due to Jennifer's jealousy is her fault, and that it all makes her a bad mother.

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* MissingMom: MissingMom:
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Deconstructed. Alison's mother is a teacher, and taught some of Alison's own classes. She teaches Alison empathy, and that hiding her intelligence because other kids think she's weird is a bad idea. She was present emotionally and supportively until the government effectively drafted Alison to fight as Mega Girl. She feels she didn't fight hard enough to protect Alison, and that the rift growing between her daughters due to Jennifer's jealousy is her fault, and that it all makes her a bad mother.
** Patrick's memories of his childhood play with the trope, as his mother's face is mostly obscured by darkness even though she is right there. It's eventually revealed that [[spoiler:Patrick caused his parents' deaths in a misguided attempt to finally get them to love him, and obscured his mother in those memories because of what happened to her in particular and what it revealed about his powers]].



** Alison is completely impervious to anything that's not SharpenedToASingleAtom. [[spoiler:Her skin is easier to cut through than her bones, though]]. She can't even get a haircut without her hair being frozen with liquid nitrogen then cut with a saw.

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** Alison is completely impervious to anything that's not SharpenedToASingleAtom. [[spoiler:Her skin is easier to cut through than her bones, though]]. though.]] She can't even get a haircut without her hair being frozen with liquid nitrogen then cut with a saw.



** ManOfSteelWomanOfKleenex: Averted. Her therapist points out that if she REALLY had this, she's break the bed whenever she had a nightmare.
15th May '18 8:23:52 AM Discar
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* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler:Patrick believed for the longest time that he didn't have mind control, but it turns out it's a normal part of telepathy--it just requires utterly denying the humanity of your target and treating them like a toy. When he did find out about it, he erased his memory of it, the event was so horrible]]. Likewise, a telepath can speak in someone else's mind, but it requires letting them into yours, which Patrick isn't willing to do.
16th Mar '18 10:01:58 PM Willbyr
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* PsychicNosebleed: Alison actually has one induced on her [[spoiler:as a side effect of her struggles against the elements of Patrick's mind]].
16th Mar '18 9:41:36 PM Willbyr
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** Patrick's telepathy is incredible powerful. Unfortunately, he can't turn it off, and so is bombarded by other people's thoughts 24/7. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that he's had his power since he was a child, and it nearly drove him insane before he was able to develop a way to cope...although that coping mechanism may be breaking down.]]

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** Patrick's telepathy is incredible powerful. Unfortunately, he can't turn it off, and so is bombarded by other people's thoughts 24/7. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that he's had his power since he was a child, and it nearly drove him insane before he was able to develop a way to cope...although that coping mechanism may be breaking down.down, and actively tries to kill Alison when she enters his mind to figure out what's going on with him.]]



* {{Capepunk}}: The series is a {{Deconstruction}} of many common superhero tropes with TheParagon being a target of merciless analysis as Alison is a woman trying to live by the ToBeLawfulOrGood in every day life only to run headfirst into problems of GrayAndGrayMorality. She's also a bit of a BloodKnight that comes from her career as a child hero that traumatized her in the same way it would a ChildSoldier.

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* {{Capepunk}}: The series is a {{Deconstruction}} of many common superhero tropes with tropes. For instance, TheParagon being is a target of merciless analysis as Alison is a woman trying to live by the ToBeLawfulOrGood in every day life only to run headfirst into problems of GrayAndGrayMorality. She's also a bit of a BloodKnight that comes from her career as a child hero that traumatized her in the same way it would a ChildSoldier.



* FriendlyEnemy: Alison is pretty close friends with Patrick, aka Menace, her former archfoe. However, [[spoiler:after the meeting in which Patrick more or less admitted to being EvilAllAlong, she appears to want nothing to do with him...whether or not he was deliberately trying to drive her off remains to be seen]]. Another monkey wrench is thrown into the works when [[spoiler:Patrick shows up at Alison's boyfriend's apartment, very drunk and in filthy clothes, and reveals that his mind may be breaking down]].

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* FriendlyEnemy: Alison is pretty close friends with Patrick, aka Menace, her former archfoe. However, [[spoiler:after the meeting in which Patrick more or less admitted to being EvilAllAlong, she appears to want nothing to do with him...whether or not he was deliberately trying to drive her off remains to be seen]]. Another monkey wrench is thrown into the works when [[spoiler:Patrick shows up at Alison's boyfriend's apartment, very drunk and in filthy clothes, and reveals that his mind may be breaking down]].down. When he allows her into his head and she sees his childhood and how it shaped him into Menace, her feelings for him become even more conflicted.]]
-->'''Alison''': [''to Feral''] I spent a long, long time...feeling ''something'' for the guy on the other side of the room from us. [...] He does have information that we absolutely need. And he ''is'' a bad person. But understanding ''why'' he's a bad person makes me want to believe that maybe he could be a ''good'' person. And I can't tell if it's naive and foolish to believe that, or naive and foolish not to.



* HealingFactor: Other than her claws and catlike eyes, this appears to be Feral's sole mutation, amped up to the point that, in a flashback, we see her getting riddled with bullets and puking them back up; a bit later in the same flashback, getting a katana shoved through her forehead only makes her a bit groggy and speech-slurred until it's removed. [[spoiler:Then there's the events of the FateWorseThanDeath entry above, as well as her being set on fire until she's a charred and withered husk, which she recovers from within a couple minutes.[[ Later on, after [[spoiler:Max uses his power to amplify her healing, she learns that she's healing fast enough to regenerate her heart in less than a minute]].

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* HealingFactor: Other than her claws and catlike eyes, this appears to be Feral's sole mutation, amped up to the point that, in a flashback, we see her getting riddled with bullets and puking them back up; a bit later in the same flashback, getting a katana shoved through her forehead only makes her a bit groggy and speech-slurred until it's removed. [[spoiler:Then there's the events of the FateWorseThanDeath entry above, as well as her being set on fire until she's a charred and withered husk, which she recovers from within a couple minutes.[[ minutes]]. Later on, after [[spoiler:Max uses his power to amplify her healing, she learns that she's healing fast enough to regenerate her heart in less than a minute]].



* IncredibleShrinkingMan: Who goes by the appropriate (if [[AtrociousAlias unimpressive]]) name "Pintsize".

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* IncredibleShrinkingMan: Who Hector, who goes by the appropriate (if [[AtrociousAlias unimpressive]]) name "Pintsize".
5th Mar '18 11:54:52 PM CharlesPhipps
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* {{Capepunk}}: The series is a {{Deconstruction}} of many common superhero tropes with TheParagon being a target of merciless analysis as Alison is a woman trying to live by the ToBeLawfulOrGood in every day life only to run headfirst into problems of GrayAndGrayMorality. She's also a bit of a BloodKnight that comes from her career as a child hero that traumatized her in the same way it would a ChildSoldier.
16th Jan '18 9:08:07 AM Willbyr
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* OffingTheOffspring: The thoughts of [[spoiler:Patrick's mother]] imply that this is going to happen. Fortuanately, he was able to get out of the car and escape.
1st Jan '18 9:48:07 AM Rhodes7
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* KidHeroAllGrownUp: Allison, of course. And biodynamic superheroes in general as the generation that first donned capes in their teens hit their mid-twenties.
5th Dec '17 7:52:06 PM DeepRecon
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** [[spoiler:She embraces it a short time later when Alison brings up the prospect of how easily she could end up killing innocent people if she remains a reactionary vigilante, and Moonshadow replies that she doesn't care about murdering innocents as collateral damage.]]
4th Dec '17 12:02:54 AM Tuckerscreator
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''[[http://strongfemaleprotagonist.com/ Strong Female Protagonist]]'' is a {{webcomic}} by Brennan Mulligan and Molly Ostertag, currently updating Tuesdays and Fridays.

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''[[http://strongfemaleprotagonist.com/ Strong Female Protagonist]]'' is a {{webcomic}} by Brennan Mulligan and [[ComicBook/TheWitchBoy Molly Ostertag, Ostertag]], currently updating Tuesdays and Fridays.
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