History Webcomic / ToPreventWorldPeace

22nd Apr '16 6:09:14 AM aidreamer
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* HeroicNeutral: Chronos would really prefer to live life as a hermit. But since her visions of bad futures plague her sleep with nightmares, and some of these bad futures threaten the entire world, she has agreed to work with Kendra to avert them.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: At the start of the series, this is Kendra's most potential future as the leader of the Magical Girl Union. And the Union itself. She's genre savvy enough to quit while she's still sane.
** [[spoiler:Sadly, her best friend takes up the mantle. And doesn't quit after seeing Chrono's warnings.]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: At the start of the series, this is Kendra's most potential future as the leader of the Magical Girl Union. And the Union itself. She's genre savvy enough to quit while she's still sane.
sane and resolves to prevent other magical girls from falling into corruption. But she is willing to resort to unpleasant means to do so, such as destroying their magical girl forms.
** [[spoiler:Sadly, her best friend friend, Florence, takes up the mantle. And doesn't quit after seeing Chrono's warnings.]] And while Florence herself is a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, there are several potential bad futures in which other magical girls still end up using the union to cause trouble.]]
** One magical girl, Counterpoint, seeks to [[spoiler:end apartheid... by fomenting violent revolution with MassHypnosis]]. And since Kendra agrees with the goal, she decides not to do anything about the means by which Counterpoint intends to accomplish this.
11th Apr '16 1:55:24 PM Malady
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* PureIsNotGood: How some magical girls are not good, even if they are pure-hearted.
* PurityPersonified: You have to be this to be a magical girl in this universe. Although, the multiple kinds of purity that can be personified allows the creation of 'corrupt' magical girls.
1st Apr '16 9:26:20 PM Malady
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** For example, the first mention of Counterpoint: http://worldpeace.emilymarthasorensen.com/worldpeace189.html
21st Feb '16 4:20:25 PM Odacon_Spy
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** After becoming a villain, Kendra fights a lot of magical girls. Not to kill them (not permanently, at least), but to teach them of how stuck-up and close-minded they are. Since magical girl forms act as an extra life (with an expiration date), killing heroines in magical girl form is considered more ethical than stealing millions of dollars. This actually works great, especially against some REALLY deluded heroes (the Robin Hood fanatic who almost caused an international incident, and the Luck Stealer who was strong-armed by her father into cheating in Las Vegas.

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** After becoming a villain, Kendra fights a lot of magical girls. Not to kill them (not permanently, at least), but to teach them of how stuck-up and close-minded they are. Since magical girl forms act as an extra life (with an expiration date), killing heroines in magical girl form is considered more ethical than stealing millions of dollars. This actually works great, especially against some REALLY deluded heroes (the (such as the Robin Hood fanatic who almost caused an international incident, and the Luck Stealer who was strong-armed by her father into cheating in Las Vegas.Vegas).
21st Feb '16 4:18:53 PM Odacon_Spy
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--> Kendra: You can't leave me alone with that girl! She's crazy!
--> Tiffany: Hi, Stevie the Shower! Hi, Linus the Light Bulb! WHOA!! [[BreadMilkEggsSquick Robbie the Rocket Pack]]!
--> Chronos: Indeed, and you still haven't given me a convincing reason to stay.

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--> Kendra: -->'''Kendra:''' You can't leave me alone with that girl! She's crazy!
--> Tiffany:
crazy!\\
'''Tiffany:'''
Hi, Stevie the Shower! Hi, Linus the Light Bulb! WHOA!! [[BreadMilkEggsSquick Robbie the Rocket Pack]]!
--> Chronos:
Pack]]!\\
'''Chronos:'''
Indeed, and you still haven't given me a convincing reason to stay.



-->Maria: This is ALL YOUR FAULT! I don't have a choice, my daddy is threatening to hire me out to other gamblers!
-->Kendra: You REALLY need to work on your no-saying skills.

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-->Maria: -->'''Maria:''' This is ALL YOUR FAULT! I don't have a choice, my daddy is threatening to hire me out to other gamblers!
-->Kendra:
gamblers!\\
'''Kendra:'''
You REALLY need to work on your no-saying skills.
30th Nov '15 9:56:24 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* Deconstruction: The series as a whole is a "light" deconstruction of Magical Girl anime. In this setting, magical girls can only receive their powers if they have a "purity of being" so that they completely believe in and represent an ideal, thereby gaining magical power that is used to hunt down the magical predators that plague society. Unfortunately, the forces of good [[WeAreStrugglingTogether are not one big happy family]], [[MagnificentBastard politicians, businessmen, and even some muggles]] [[WouldHurtAChild manipulate their children into doing dangerous / socially unacceptable things]] for profit, and some of the "pure-hearted" heroes of justice kill people, and are never socially reprimanded for thinking that killing is a pure and honest thing (even in the case of justifiable homicide). This usually results in a lot of nice, kindhearted heroes having serious overconfidence in their ability to be incorruptible or infallible, and are extremely racist towards other types of mages as a result of their conflict and murder of said mages (most of the mages they fight are evil, but only because they're the minority that are stupid enough to cause havoc and fight out in the open), as seen by Kendra in chapter 1 when she is very close-minded to a sensible and peaceful oracle's warnings. A lot of the plot comes from the fact that most of the magical girls in the world think that the world is screwed up and they received their powers by being pure of heart, and by that [[InsaneTrollLogic logic]] they are the most fit [[DudeWheresMyRespect to protect / rule the world]].

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* Deconstruction: {{Deconstruction}}: The series as a whole is a "light" deconstruction of Magical Girl anime. In this setting, magical girls can only receive their powers if they have a "purity of being" so that they completely believe in and represent an ideal, thereby gaining magical power that is used to hunt down the magical predators that plague society. Unfortunately, the forces of good [[WeAreStrugglingTogether are not one big happy family]], [[MagnificentBastard politicians, businessmen, and even some muggles]] [[WouldHurtAChild manipulate their children into doing dangerous / socially unacceptable things]] for profit, and some of the "pure-hearted" heroes of justice kill people, and are never socially reprimanded for thinking that killing is a pure and honest thing (even in the case of justifiable homicide). This usually results in a lot of nice, kindhearted heroes having serious overconfidence in their ability to be incorruptible or infallible, and are extremely racist towards other types of mages as a result of their conflict and murder of said mages (most of the mages they fight are evil, but only because they're the minority that are stupid enough to cause havoc and fight out in the open), as seen by Kendra in chapter 1 when she is very close-minded to a sensible and peaceful oracle's warnings. A lot of the plot comes from the fact that most of the magical girls in the world think that the world is screwed up and they received their powers by being pure of heart, and by that [[InsaneTrollLogic logic]] they are the most fit [[DudeWheresMyRespect to protect / rule the world]].



* ShoutOut: The commentary for Chapter Five never so much as touched on it, but the situation with the Austrailian Magical Girl sounds somewhat remanescent of [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kyuubey]].

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* ShoutOut: The commentary for Chapter Five never so much as touched on it, but the situation with the Austrailian Australian Magical Girl sounds somewhat remanescent reminiscent of [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kyuubey]].



* WordOfGod: After each chapter, Emily posts a page of commentary on the preceeding, as well as the occasional bit of worldbuilding on how her magical system works.

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* WordOfGod: After each chapter, Emily posts a page of commentary on the preceeding, preceding, as well as the occasional bit of worldbuilding world-building on how her magical system works.



** After becoming a villain, Kendra fights a lot of magical girls. Not to kill them (not permanently, at least), but to teach them of how stuck-up and close-minded they are. Since magical girl forms act as an extra life (with an expiration date), killing heroines in magical girl form is considered more ethical than stealing millions of dollars. This actually works great, especially against some REALLY deluded heroes (the Robin Hood fanatic who almost caused an international incident, and the Luck Stealer who was strongarmed by her father into cheating in Las Vegas. A lot.]]
* [[YesMan YesGirl]]: Maria Athemyst is literally incapable of defying her socially abusive, misery-profiting dad.

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** After becoming a villain, Kendra fights a lot of magical girls. Not to kill them (not permanently, at least), but to teach them of how stuck-up and close-minded they are. Since magical girl forms act as an extra life (with an expiration date), killing heroines in magical girl form is considered more ethical than stealing millions of dollars. This actually works great, especially against some REALLY deluded heroes (the Robin Hood fanatic who almost caused an international incident, and the Luck Stealer who was strongarmed strong-armed by her father into cheating in Las Vegas. A lot.]]
Vegas.
* [[YesMan YesGirl]]: YesMan: Maria Athemyst is literally incapable of defying her socially abusive, misery-profiting dad.
30th Oct '15 8:15:01 PM FF32
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* {{Magitech}}: Tiffany's inventions - according to WordOfGod, they are not scientifically sound, and it's only her magic that allows them to work.

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* {{Magitech}}: {{Magitek}}: Tiffany's inventions - according to WordOfGod, they are not scientifically sound, and it's only her magic that allows them to work.
29th Dec '14 11:26:11 AM Wolfe4
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* Alliterative Name: Tiffany's M.O. with all her sentient magitek of death... that isn't about death.

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* Alliterative Name: AlliterativeName: Tiffany's M.O. with all her sentient magitek of death... that isn't about death.
22nd Oct '14 4:48:29 PM kome360
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* WouldHurtAChild: Most of the villains. Sadly, this creates a setting where all magical girls and their fans assume that any mage who isn't a magical girl is evil incarnate. This nearly causes the protagonist to fight, or even kill, an oracle trying [[BreakThemByTalking by warn her about a bad future]] [[HeroicNeutral so she can go back to bed]].
** After becoming a villain, Kendra fights a lot of magical girls. Not to kill them (not permanently, at least), but to teach them of how stuck-up and close-minded they are. Since magical girl forms act as an extra life (with an expiration date), killing heroines in magical girl form is considered more ethical than stealing millions of dollars. This actually works great, especially against some REALLY deluded heroes (the Robin Hood fanatic who almost caused an international incident, and the Luck Stealer who was strongarmed by her father into cheating in Las Vegas. A lot.]]



* WouldHurtAChild: Most of the villains. Sadly, this creates a setting where all magical girls and their fans assume that any mage who isn't a magical girl is evil incarnate. This nearly causes the protagonist to fight, or even kill, an oracle trying [[BreakThemByTalking by warn her about a bad future]] [[HeroicNeutral so she can go back to bed]].
** After becoming a villain, Kendra fights a lot of magical girls. Not to kill them (not permanently, at least), but to teach them of how stuck-up and close-minded they are. This actually works great, especially against some REALLY deluded heroes (the Robin Hood fanatic who almost caused an international incident, and the Luck Stealer who was strongarmed by her father into cheating in Las Vegas. A lot.]]
16th Oct '14 12:09:40 PM kome360
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* AlwaysLawfulGood: Played with. Magical girls are considered good by definition. Their magical system requires the user to be pure-hearted, but if a magical girl is strong-willed enough she can keep her powers even after losing her innocence. For a time at least.

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* AlwaysLawfulGood: Played with. Magical girls are considered good by definition. Their magical system requires the user to be pure-hearted, but if a magical girl is strong-willed enough she can keep her powers even after losing her innocence. For a time at least. least.
* BewareTheSuperman: The main issue with the Magical Girl Union. Sure, having all the world's superheroes band together and organize seems like a classic League of Superheroes... until you remember that said League is composed of 0-to-18-year old girls. Almost all of the Union's futures are bad as a result of having easily-manipulated and socially-inexperienced superheroes come together under one easily-controllable organization. Hence the title - To Prevent World Peace, So That Peace Isn't Defined As Killing Almost Everyone With Heroic Methods.
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