History Webcomic / Subnormality

23rd Mar '18 10:43:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ArtisticLicence: All in the name of humor of course. One of the early comics shows the Sphinx killing Theatre/OedipusRex, then when Jocasta comes running [[EvenEvilHasStandards being outraged at the fact that she stooped to marrying her own son]]. Aside from the DeathByAdaptation bit, neither character was aware of their blood relationship until TheReveal, and they didn't get married until after Oedipus solved the riddle of the Sphinx.
23rd Mar '18 10:29:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: Subverted, as the Horsemen presented turn out not to be the biblical ones, but the [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page433.html Horsemen of the "Atheist" Apocalypse]], respectively [[BeliefMakesYouStupid Science, Progress, Reason, and Equality]] (Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens). Rather than heralding the end of the world, [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions they create a utopia.]]

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* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: Subverted, as the Horsemen presented turn out not to be the biblical ones, but the [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page433.html Horsemen of the "Atheist" Apocalypse]], respectively [[BeliefMakesYouStupid Science, Progress, Reason, and Equality]] (Richard Dawkins, (UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens).Creator/ChristopherHitchens). Rather than heralding the end of the world, [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions they create a utopia.]]
23rd Mar '18 10:26:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* InnocentFanserviceGirl: There's a recurring female character (later revealed to be named Justine) who is both incredibly attractive and tends to wear very tight-fitting clothing, low-cut tops, daisy dukes, etc. However, she seems to be [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page429.html largely oblivious to the effect she has on men]], who are usually so gob-smacked by her geeky interest that they [[SpontaneousHumanCombustion spontaneously expode]].
23rd Mar '18 10:25:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* MsFanservice: Found [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page429.html here]], [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page487.html here]] and [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page526.html here]]. Although, because she seems unaware of her effect on the opposite sex, it overlaps with InnocentFanserviceGirl. In the third one, it shows that she is saddened by the fact that every man she might like disappears. She's wearing the man's hat when she sighs at the bus stop.

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* MsFanservice: Justine, who was initially unnamed. Found [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page429.html here]], [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page487.html here]] and [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page526.html here]].here]], but has since shown up almost as much as Sphinx and Pink-Haired Girl at this point. Although, because she seems unaware of her effect on the opposite sex, it overlaps with InnocentFanserviceGirl. In the third one, it shows that she is saddened by the fact that every man she might like disappears. She's wearing the man's hat when she sighs at the bus stop.
27th Jan '18 11:58:58 PM Fireblood
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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]: "...Oh. You're one of ''[[LiteralGenie those]]'' genies."
* KaleidoscopeHair: The pink-haired girl switches between neon pink and brown, once in the middle of a conversation with another character. Her explanation is just, "I do this a lot."

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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]: "...Oh. You're "So you're one of ''[[LiteralGenie those]]'' genies."
* KaleidoscopeHair: The pink-haired girl switches between neon pink and brown, once in the middle of a conversation with another character. Her explanation is just, just "I do this a lot."
27th Jan '18 11:46:54 PM Fireblood
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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: The entire point of "[[http://www.viruscomix.com/page518.html Can't Win]]", where a sinner insists he'll be the one to best Hell, much to the chagrin of Devil #76. [[spoiler:He doesn't.]]

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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: The entire point of "[[http://www.viruscomix.com/page518.html Can't Win]]", where a sinner insists he'll be the one to best Hell, much to the chagrin annoyance of Devil #76. [[spoiler:He doesn't.]]
27th Jan '18 11:25:45 PM Fireblood
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%%* BenevolentBoss: [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page477.html Deconstructed]]

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%%* * BenevolentBoss: [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page477.html Deconstructed]]Deconstructed]]. They're actually the ''worst'' kind when you have a terrible job, since they make you feel good about it in spite of things.



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The Sphynx, apparently. It's fine for her to kill and eat people since she's not human, whereas a human cannibal is shown to have ended up in Hell. (Her "reasoning" [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page517.html is that she's simply higher on the food chain.]] Of course, the Sphynx isn't actually dead yet.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The Sphynx, apparently. It's fine for her to kill and eat people since she's not human, whereas a human cannibal is shown to have ended up in Hell. (Her Her "reasoning" [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page517.html is that she's simply higher on the food chain.]] Of course, the Sphynx isn't actually dead yet.



%%* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Seen [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page403.html here]], panel two

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%%* * BreadEggsMilkSquick: Seen [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page403.html here]], panel twotwo. Go into the wrong in a spa, they sacrifice you to a god.



%%* DeconstructorFleet: As stated above.

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%%* * DeconstructorFleet: As stated above.above. ''Tons'' of tropes are deconstructed.
15th Dec '17 5:04:37 PM Anddrix
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Reader responses are [[LoveItOrHateIt rather subjective]]; many enjoy it for [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped the messages]] they receive from it, and others dislike it for [[TropesAreNotGood how hard]] Winston tries to [[{{Anvilicious}} hammer in his morality]]. In this comic, you do just as much reading as you would if you were reading a book, it just has pictures to go with it. Somewhat of a LightNovel, except the art style is more reminiscent of western comic books than Japanese Manga.

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Reader responses are [[LoveItOrHateIt rather subjective]]; subjective; many enjoy it for [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped the messages]] they receive from it, and others dislike it for [[TropesAreNotGood how hard]] Winston tries to [[{{Anvilicious}} hammer in his morality]]. In this comic, you do just as much reading as you would if you were reading a book, it just has pictures to go with it. Somewhat of a LightNovel, except the art style is more reminiscent of western comic books than Japanese Manga.
11th Dec '17 4:55:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* LikeParentLikeSpouse: Parodied in a comic which featured various mutations on spousal archetypes. The "spouse who resembles your opposite sex parent" is depicted as being paired with a womanchild / manchild (the women want an affectionate sugar daddy, the men want someone who manages their lives for them).
8th Nov '17 11:52:46 AM Theriocephalus
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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Expressed by many characters, especially the Sphinx. However she does mention they have redeeming qualities in [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page521.html Monsters Playing Poker]]

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Expressed by many characters, especially the Sphinx. However she does mention they have redeeming qualities in [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page521.html Monsters Playing Poker]]Poker]].
* IllFatedFlowerbed: {{Exploited|Trope}} in-universe in {{Hell}}: in "[[http://www.viruscomix.com/page518.html Can't Win]]", a damned soul's punishment consists of being put in an area where, no matter what he does, he will always end up enraging a large, violent man who is standing right behind him. The soul figures all he has to do to avoid this is not do or say anything... until the last panel reveals that he's standing on top of said man's flowerbed.
-->'''Large, violent man:''' ''MY PRIZE PETUNIAS!''
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