History Webcomic / XKCD

15th Nov '16 8:05:13 AM 8BrickMario
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** [[http://xkcd.com/1759/ The "British Map labeled an American"]] has lots of these, including [[Literature/TheHungerGames "Everdeen"]] and [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner "FHQWGADS"]]
2nd Nov '16 12:40:29 PM SonicLover
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* TelepathicSprinklers: [[http://xkcd.com/689/ "Pool on the roof must've sprung a leak."]]
1st Nov '16 12:37:35 PM Beedle
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* MotiveDecay: [[http://xkcd.com/1736/ The second Manhattan Project]] starts out as an attempt to cure cancer, but ends up [[NukeEm replicating the original Manhattan Project exactly.]]
24th Oct '16 7:08:01 AM petersohn
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* XtremeKoolLetterz: Illustrated in [[http://xkcd.com/1571/ Car Model Names]]. Note that X and Z are the top two.

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* XtremeKoolLetterz: XtremeKoolLetterz:
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Illustrated in [[http://xkcd.com/1571/ Car Model Names]]. Note that X and Z are the top two.two.
** [[http://xkcd.com/1750/ Life Goals]] collects a whole list of these. The AltText lampshades the comic title using this trope.
21st Oct '16 12:47:35 PM SonicLover
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* Gaslighting: AKA Stealth Carpentry
* GeekyTurnon: Frequent, though with occasional unfortunate ManicPixieDreamGirl overtones.

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* Gaslighting: {{Gaslighting}}: AKA Stealth Carpentry
* GeekyTurnon: GeekyTurnOn: Frequent, though with occasional unfortunate ManicPixieDreamGirl overtones.
12th Oct '16 11:14:56 PM Twiddler
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* HowWeGotHere: Subverted in [[http://xkcd.com/1745/ this one.]] It starts with a RecordNeedleScratch over a chaotic scene, but rather than say something like "You're probably wondering how I ended up in this situation", it says "You're probably wondering what that sound was. Well, long ago, music was recorded on vinyl discs..."
12th Oct '16 12:10:37 AM petersohn
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* RecordNeedleScratch: Apparently [[http://xkcd.com/1011/ a good name for your daughter]].

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* RecordNeedleScratch: RecordNeedleScratch:
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Apparently [[http://xkcd.com/1011/ a good name for your daughter]].daughter]].
** [[http://xkcd.com/1745/ This comic]] lampshades the outdatedness of the trope.
8th Oct '16 7:39:55 PM DustSnitch
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* "Black Hat Guy": a {{Jerkass}} {{Badass}} character with a black pork-pie hat, who in one storyline encountered a woman who [[http://xkcd.com/377/ out-Jerkassed him]] and has now become [[http://xkcd.com/433/ her]] [[http://xkcd.com/440/ romantic]] [[http://xkcd.com/515/ interest]].

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* "Black Hat Guy": a {{Jerkass}} {{Badass}} badass character with a black pork-pie hat, who in one storyline encountered a woman who [[http://xkcd.com/377/ out-Jerkassed him]] and has now become [[http://xkcd.com/433/ her]] [[http://xkcd.com/440/ romantic]] [[http://xkcd.com/515/ interest]].



* {{Badass}}:
** While the recurring badasses are listed on the character sheet, Elaine Roberts from [[http://xkcd.com/342/ the 342nd issue]] is very much a badass.
** [[http://xkcd.com/933/ Imagine if there was nothing holding her back.]]
** Then there's [[https://xkcd.com/311/ River]].
** [[http://xkcd.com/1704/ Gnome Ann]]
7th Oct '16 2:20:11 AM Ereiam
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** [[http://xkcd.com/1378/ 1378: Wind Turbine]]. "I'm not a huge fan."

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** What are the thoughts of a [[http://xkcd.com/1378/ 1378: Wind Turbine]]. wind turbine]] about making people fly by blowing air on them while they're holding up a kite? "I'm not a huge fan."
18th Sep '16 1:40:33 PM Theriocephalus
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*** Two [[Franchise/StarWars X-wings]] can be spotted, one taking off from a cave and one in the sky.
*** In one spot of the map, a woman can be seen ignoring her friend's warning and [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} going into the tall grass, saying "Pikachu, I choose death -- and with it, immortality."]]
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