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''[[http://www.zapcomic.com/ Zap!]]'' (not to be confused with the classic Underground ''Zap Comix'' by RobertCrumb, or [=ZZap=]! the Commodore 64 magazine) is a science fiction webcomic which ran from 2003 to 2014 and centers around the title character, Zap Vexler. Chris Layfield is the writer, and Pascalle Lepas is the artist.
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''[[http://www.zapcomic.com/ Zap!]]'' (not to be confused with the classic Underground ''Zap Comix'' by RobertCrumb, Creator/RobertCrumb, or [=ZZap=]! the Commodore 64 magazine) is a science fiction webcomic which ran from 2003 to 2014 and centers around the title character, Zap Vexler. Chris Layfield is the writer, and Pascalle Lepas is the artist.
12th Jun '15 10:57:02 PM t209
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[[LaserGuidedAmnesia Amnesiac]] Zap finds himself the captain of a CoolStarship called the ''Excelsior''. He discovers that he is [[PsychicPowers psychic]] and falls for the first officer, Reona, who is still heartbroken over the previous captain, Efrem. He had been apparently killed by an enemy, Naveed. Reona and the ship's mechanic, Grontar, and navigation droid, Robot, aren't too thrilled about Zap being picked as the captain. This is mostly because Zap is a doofus and far from captain material. They fight their way through the [[TheEmpire GEF]], crash land, fight their way through the GEF again, take off, and pick up an ally: Kasey. Another Resistance member, Kasey is infatuated with Robot and helps repair Reona's artificial arm. Zap runs into a stranger (to him at this point), Gunner, who claims to be a friend from his forgotten past.
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[[LaserGuidedAmnesia Amnesiac]] Zap finds himself the captain of a CoolStarship called the ''Excelsior''. He discovers that he is [[PsychicPowers psychic]] and falls for the first officer, Reona, who is still heartbroken over the previous captain, Efrem. He had been apparently killed by an enemy, Naveed. Reona and the ship's mechanic, Grontar, and navigation droid, Robot, aren't too thrilled about Zap being picked as the captain. This is mostly because Zap is a doofus and far from captain material. They fight their way through the [[TheEmpire GEF]], crash land, fight their way through the GEF again, take off, and pick up an ally: Kasey. Another Resistance member, Kasey is infatuated with Robot and helps repair Reona's artificial arm. Zap runs into a stranger (to him at this point), Gunner, who claims to be a friend from his forgotten past. past.The comic finally concluded in September, 2014.

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[[LaserGuidedAmnesia Amnesiac]] Zap finds himself the captain of a CoolStarship called the ''Excelsior''. He discovers that he is [[PsychicPowers psychic]] and falls for the first officer, Reona, who is still heartbroken over the previous captain, Efrem. He had been apparently killed by an enemy, Naveed. Reona and the ship's mechanic, Grontar, and navigation droid, Robot, aren't too thrilled about Zap being picked as the captain. This is mostly because Zap is a doofus and far from captain material. They fight their way through the [[TheEmpire GEF]], crash land, fight their way through the GEF again, take off, and pick up an ally: Kasey. Another Resistance member, Kasey is infatuated with Robot and helps repair Reona's artificial arm. Zap runs into a stranger (to him at * BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: At least until this point), Gunner, who claims [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2014/09/epilogue-756-sparkly-boyfriend-forever/ strip]] where Zap returned back to be a friend from his forgotten past. the universe.]]

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[[LaserGuidedAmnesia Amnesiac]] Zap finds himself the captain of a CoolStarship called the ''Excelsior''. He discovers that he is [[PsychicPowers psychic]] * EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: The Galactic Earth Federation was finally dissolved and falls for the first officer, Reona, who is still heartbroken over the previous captain, Efrem. He had been apparently killed by an enemy, Naveed. Reona and the ship's mechanic, Grontar, and navigation droid, Robot, aren't too thrilled about Zap being picked as the captain. This is mostly because Zap is a doofus and far from captain material. They fight their way through the [[TheEmpire GEF]], crash land, fight their way through the GEF again, take off, and pick up an ally: Kasey. Another Resistance member, Kasey is infatuated replaced with Robot and helps repair Reona's artificial arm. Zap runs into Universal Senate; a stranger (to him at this point), Gunner, who claims to be a friend from his forgotten past. proper example of TheFederation.]]
23rd Jan '15 4:14:15 AM StClair
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* NumberedHomeworld: Sticklebat 7. The BunglingInventor Stickle race found their previous six planets "[[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds too]] [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2003/12/20040625/ flamable]]".
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* NumberedHomeworld: Sticklebat 7. The BunglingInventor Stickle race found their previous six planets "[[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds too]] [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2003/12/20040625/ flamable]]".flammable]]".
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''[[http://www.zapcomic.com/ Zap!]]'' (not to be confused with the classic Underground ''Zap Comix'' by RobertCrumb, or [=ZZap=]! the Commodore 64 magazine) is a science fiction webcomic which ran from 2003 to 2014 and centers around the title character, Zap Vexler. Chris Layfield is the writer, and Pascalle Lepas is the artist.
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''[[http://www.zapcomic.com/ Zap!]]'' (not to be confused with the classic Underground ''Zap Comix'' by RobertCrumb, or [=ZZap=]! the Commodore 64 magazine) is a science fiction webcomic which ran from 2003 to 2014 and centers around the title character, Zap Vexler. Chris Layfield is the writer, and Pascalle Lepas is the artist. artist.

%%* AmnesiacsAreInnocent: Zap.
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%%* * AmnesiacsAreInnocent: Zap.

%%* AnIcePerson / MakingASplash: The Aquarians and Callisto.
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%%* * AnIcePerson / MakingASplash: The Aquarians and Callisto.

%%* BattleAura %%* BigRedButton: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2003/08/20031103/ This comic]]. %%* BlankWhiteEyes: A few times. Here's an [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/09/20060529/ example]].
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%%* * BattleAura %%* * BigRedButton: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2003/08/20031103/ This comic]]. %%* * BlankWhiteEyes: A few times. Here's an [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/09/20060529/ example]].

%%* BlueWithShock: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/03/20050119-4/ This]] comic. Complete with OcularGushers. %%* BodyHorror: The creature that kills the bounty hunters.
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%%* * BlueWithShock: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/03/20050119-4/ This]] comic. Complete with OcularGushers. %%* * BodyHorror: The creature that kills the bounty hunters.

%%* BountyHunter: Four of them in one arc.
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%%* * BountyHunter: Four of them in one arc.

%%* CrossPoppingVeins %%* DeflectorShields: Psychic controlled.
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%%* * CrossPoppingVeins %%* * DeflectorShields: Psychic controlled.

%%* DreamSequence: A few symbolism loaded sequences here and there.
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%%* * DreamSequence: A few symbolism loaded sequences here and there.

%%* ElevatorSnare: Happens to [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2005/02/20071203/ Grontar]]. %%* TheEmpire: The Galactic Earth Federation. * EvilVersusEvil: The [=GEF=] against the Serpent's rebellion (which is different from the Resistance). %%* {{Flashback}}: {{Lampshaded}} in [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/03/20050107-4/ this]] comic.
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%%* * ElevatorSnare: Happens to [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2005/02/20071203/ Grontar]]. %%* * TheEmpire: The Galactic Earth Federation. * EvilVersusEvil: The [=GEF=] against the Serpent's rebellion (which is different from the Resistance). %%* Resistance). * {{Flashback}}: {{Lampshaded}} in [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/03/20050107-4/ this]] comic.

%%* GovernmentConspiracy: Not fully revealed yet.
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%%* * GovernmentConspiracy: Not fully revealed yet.

%%* GuestStrip: A few. %%* HallOfMirrors: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/12/20070215/ Here.]] %%* HalloweenCosplay: One or two {{Filler Strip}}s.
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%%* * GuestStrip: A few. %%* * HallOfMirrors: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/12/20070215/ Here.]] %%* * HalloweenCosplay: One or two {{Filler Strip}}s.

%%* KickTheMoralityPet %%* LaserSight [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/03/20041231-5/ Here.]]
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%%* * KickTheMoralityPet %%* * LaserSight [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/03/20041231-5/ Here.]]

%%* LaResistance: Played absolutely straight with "The Resistance". %%* LawOfAlienNames: Lots of the names fit. %%* LeaveHimToMe: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/10/20060828/ Reona vs. Naveed.]]
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%%* * LaResistance: Played absolutely straight with "The Resistance". %%* * LawOfAlienNames: Lots of the names fit. %%* * LeaveHimToMe: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/10/20060828/ Reona vs. Naveed.]]

%%* MindControlEyes: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/08/20051215/ Here.]] %%* NonSequiturThud: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2003/08/20031020/ This comic]]. %%* NotWhatItLooksLike: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/08/20060116/ The title and the dialog.]]
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%%* * MindControlEyes: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/08/20051215/ Here.]] %%* * NonSequiturThud: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2003/08/20031020/ This comic]]. %%* * NotWhatItLooksLike: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/08/20060116/ The title and the dialog.]]

%%* PimpedOutDress: Reona's [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/09/20060508/ space dress.]] %%* PresidentEvil: Not ''competent'', but evil. %%* PstandardPsychicPstance: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/06/20050831/ Here.]] %%* PsychicPowers: Of course. %%* PuppyDogEyes: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/01/20040825-5/ Here]]. %%* TheRant %%* RebusBubble
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%%* * PimpedOutDress: Reona's [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/09/20060508/ space dress.]] %%* * PresidentEvil: Not ''competent'', but evil. %%* * PstandardPsychicPstance: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/06/20050831/ Here.]] %%* * PsychicPowers: Of course. %%* * PuppyDogEyes: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/01/20040825-5/ Here]]. %%* TheRant %%* * TheRant * RebusBubble

%%* ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder: The Stickle race.
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%%* * ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder: The Stickle race.

%%* SlowMotionFall: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2005/01/20070924/ Here.]]
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%%* * SlowMotionFall: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2005/01/20070924/ Here.]]

* SpaceIsNoisy: There are some sound effects during the space battle. %%* SpaceWhale: Space Squid, actually. %%* SpitTake: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/06/20050627/ Here.]]
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* SpaceIsNoisy: There are some sound effects during the space battle. %%* battle. * SpaceWhale: Space Squid, actually. %%* * SpitTake: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/06/20050627/ Here.]]

* TitleConfusion: Due to the old URL, the comic is often called "Zap [- [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]]-]". This is also something of a BerserkButton for the author, to the point that they've migrated to a new URL.
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* TitleConfusion: Due to the old URL, the comic is often called "Zap [- [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]]-]". This is also something of a BerserkButton for the author, to the point that they've migrated to a new URL.

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%% %% %% %% %% ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Do not uncomment them without expanding them to provide context. WeblinksAreNotExamples; a link to a strip with the comment "Here" or "This strip" and no further explanation tells us nothing about how the trope applies. Write the example so that it can be understood even without the link. %% %% %% %% ''[[http://www.zapcomic.com/ Zap!]]'' (not to be confused with the classic Underground ''Zap Comix'' by RobertCrumb, or [=ZZap=]! the Commodore 64 magazine) is a science fiction webcomic which ran from 2003 to 2014 and centers around the title character, Zap Vexler. Chris Layfield is the writer, and Pascalle Lepas is the artist.
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%% %% %% %% %% ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Do not uncomment them without expanding them to provide context. WeblinksAreNotExamples; a link to a strip with the comment "Here" or "This strip" and no further explanation tells us nothing about how the trope applies. Write the example so that it can be understood even without the link. %% %% %% %% ''[[http://www.zapcomic.com/ Zap!]]'' (not to be confused with the classic Underground ''Zap Comix'' by RobertCrumb, or [=ZZap=]! the Commodore 64 magazine) is a science fiction webcomic which ran from 2003 to 2014 and centers around the title character, Zap Vexler. Chris Layfield is the writer, and Pascalle Lepas is the artist. artist.

%%* AmnesiacsAreInnocent: Zap.
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%%* * AmnesiacsAreInnocent: Zap.

%%* AnIcePerson / MakingASplash: The Aquarians and Callisto.
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%%* * AnIcePerson / MakingASplash: The Aquarians and Callisto.

%%* BattleAura %%* BigRedButton: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2003/08/20031103/ This comic]]. %%* BlankWhiteEyes: A few times. Here's an [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/09/20060529/ example]].
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%%* * BattleAura %%* * BigRedButton: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2003/08/20031103/ This comic]]. %%* * BlankWhiteEyes: A few times. Here's an [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/09/20060529/ example]].

%%* BlueWithShock: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/03/20050119-4/ This]] comic. Complete with OcularGushers. %%* BodyHorror: The creature that kills the bounty hunters.
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%%* * BlueWithShock: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/03/20050119-4/ This]] comic. Complete with OcularGushers. %%* * BodyHorror: The creature that kills the bounty hunters.

%%* BountyHunter: Four of them in one arc.
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%%* * BountyHunter: Four of them in one arc.

%%* CrossPoppingVeins %%* DeflectorShields: Psychic controlled.
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%%* * CrossPoppingVeins %%* * DeflectorShields: Psychic controlled.

%%* DreamSequence: A few symbolism loaded sequences here and there.
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%%* * DreamSequence: A few symbolism loaded sequences here and there.

%%* ElevatorSnare: Happens to [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2005/02/20071203/ Grontar]]. %%* TheEmpire: The Galactic Earth Federation. * EvilVersusEvil: The [=GEF=] against the Serpent's rebellion (which is different from the Resistance). %%* {{Flashback}}: {{Lampshaded}} in [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/03/20050107-4/ this]] comic.
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%%* * ElevatorSnare: Happens to [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2005/02/20071203/ Grontar]]. %%* * TheEmpire: The Galactic Earth Federation. * EvilVersusEvil: The [=GEF=] against the Serpent's rebellion (which is different from the Resistance). %%* Resistance). * {{Flashback}}: {{Lampshaded}} in [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/03/20050107-4/ this]] comic.

%%* GovernmentConspiracy: Not fully revealed yet.
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%%* * GovernmentConspiracy: Not fully revealed yet.

%%* GuestStrip: A few. %%* HallOfMirrors: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/12/20070215/ Here.]] %%* HalloweenCosplay: One or two {{Filler Strip}}s.
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%%* * GuestStrip: A few. %%* * HallOfMirrors: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/12/20070215/ Here.]] %%* * HalloweenCosplay: One or two {{Filler Strip}}s.

%%* KickTheMoralityPet %%* LaserSight [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/03/20041231-5/ Here.]]
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%%* * KickTheMoralityPet %%* * LaserSight [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/03/20041231-5/ Here.]]

%%* LaResistance: Played absolutely straight with "The Resistance". %%* LawOfAlienNames: Lots of the names fit. %%* LeaveHimToMe: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/10/20060828/ Reona vs. Naveed.]]
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%%* * LaResistance: Played absolutely straight with "The Resistance". %%* * LawOfAlienNames: Lots of the names fit. %%* * LeaveHimToMe: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/10/20060828/ Reona vs. Naveed.]]

%%* MindControlEyes: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/08/20051215/ Here.]] %%* NonSequiturThud: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2003/08/20031020/ This comic]]. %%* NotWhatItLooksLike: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/08/20060116/ The title and the dialog.]]
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%%* * MindControlEyes: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/08/20051215/ Here.]] %%* * NonSequiturThud: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2003/08/20031020/ This comic]]. %%* * NotWhatItLooksLike: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/08/20060116/ The title and the dialog.]]

%%* PimpedOutDress: Reona's [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/09/20060508/ space dress.]] %%* PresidentEvil: Not ''competent'', but evil. %%* PstandardPsychicPstance: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/06/20050831/ Here.]] %%* PsychicPowers: Of course. %%* PuppyDogEyes: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/01/20040825-5/ Here]]. %%* TheRant %%* RebusBubble
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%%* * PimpedOutDress: Reona's [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/09/20060508/ space dress.]] %%* * PresidentEvil: Not ''competent'', but evil. %%* * PstandardPsychicPstance: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/06/20050831/ Here.]] %%* * PsychicPowers: Of course. %%* * PuppyDogEyes: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/01/20040825-5/ Here]]. %%* TheRant %%* * TheRant * RebusBubble

%%* ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder: The Stickle race.
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%%* * ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder: The Stickle race.

%%* SlowMotionFall: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2005/01/20070924/ Here.]]
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%%* * SlowMotionFall: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2005/01/20070924/ Here.]]

* SpaceIsNoisy: There are some sound effects during the space battle. %%* SpaceWhale: Space Squid, actually. %%* SpitTake: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/06/20050627/ Here.]]
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* SpaceIsNoisy: There are some sound effects during the space battle. %%* battle. * SpaceWhale: Space Squid, actually. %%* * SpitTake: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/06/20050627/ Here.]]

* TitleConfusion: Due to the old URL, the comic is often called "Zap [- [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]]-]". This is also something of a BerserkButton for the author, to the point that they've migrated to a new URL.
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* TitleConfusion: Due to the old URL, the comic is often called "Zap [- [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]]-]". This is also something of a BerserkButton for the author, to the point that they've migrated to a new URL.

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28th Sep '14 10:23:51 PM mlsmithca
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''[[http://www.zapcomic.com/ Zap!]]'' (not to be confused with the classic Underground ''Zap Comix'' by RobertCrumb, or [=ZZap=]! the Commodore 64 magazine) is a science fiction webcomic centering around the eponymous main character Zap Vexler. Started in 2003, the already written story is about halfway through being drawn and released. Chris Layfield is the writer, and Pascalle is the artist. In the story so far, [[LaserGuidedAmnesia amnesiac]] Zap finds himself the captain of a CoolStarship called the ''Excelsior''. He discovers that he is [[PsychicPowers psychic]] and falls for the first officer, Reona, who is still heartbroken over the previous captain, Efrem. He had been apparently killed by an enemy, Naveed. Reona and the ship's mechanic, Grontar, and navigation droid, Robot, aren't too thrilled about Zap being picked as the captain. This is mostly because Zap is a doofus and far from captain material. They fight their way through the [[TheEmpire GEF]], crash land, fight their way through the GEF again, take off, and pick up an ally: Kasey. Another Resistance member, Kasey is infatuated with Robot and helps repair Reona's artificial arm. Zap runs into a stranger (to him at this point), Gunner that claims to be a friend from his forgotten past. At this point in the story there are about five separate plot threads, one involving space pirates, one involving a government conspiracy, and some others following the now split up crew of the ''Excelsior''.
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%% %% %% %% %% ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Do not uncomment them without expanding them to provide context. WeblinksAreNotExamples; a link to a strip with the comment "Here" or "This strip" and no further explanation tells us nothing about how the trope applies. Write the example so that it can be understood even without the link. %% %% %% %% ''[[http://www.zapcomic.com/ Zap!]]'' (not to be confused with the classic Underground ''Zap Comix'' by RobertCrumb, or [=ZZap=]! the Commodore 64 magazine) is a science fiction webcomic centering which ran from 2003 to 2014 and centers around the eponymous main character title character, Zap Vexler. Started in 2003, the already written story is about halfway through being drawn and released. Chris Layfield is the writer, and Pascalle Lepas is the artist. In the story so far, [[LaserGuidedAmnesia amnesiac]] Amnesiac]] Zap finds himself the captain of a CoolStarship called the ''Excelsior''. He discovers that he is [[PsychicPowers psychic]] and falls for the first officer, Reona, who is still heartbroken over the previous captain, Efrem. He had been apparently killed by an enemy, Naveed. Reona and the ship's mechanic, Grontar, and navigation droid, Robot, aren't too thrilled about Zap being picked as the captain. This is mostly because Zap is a doofus and far from captain material. They fight their way through the [[TheEmpire GEF]], crash land, fight their way through the GEF again, take off, and pick up an ally: Kasey. Another Resistance member, Kasey is infatuated with Robot and helps repair Reona's artificial arm. Zap runs into a stranger (to him at this point), Gunner that Gunner, who claims to be a friend from his forgotten past. At this point in the story there are about five separate plot threads, one involving space pirates, one involving a government conspiracy, and some others following the now split up crew of the ''Excelsior''. past.

* AirVentPassageway: Zap uses this [[spoiler: right into the enemy's midst]]. * AmnesiaDanger: Zap has to figure out how to work the [[FasterThanLightTravel hyperjump]] with his forgotten powers. * AmnesiacsAreInnocent: Zap * AmusementPark: Scene of the biggest fight so far. * AnIcePerson / MakingASplash: the Aquarians and Callisto. * AnimatedActors: Not animated, but [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2003/09/20040102a/ one filler comic]] portrayed the characters as actors playing parts. It even included a ClassicallyTrainedExtra. ** The concept has since been revisited two or three times, making it a RunningGag. * ArtEvolution: Pascalle's art noticeably improves over the years. * BattleAura * BigRedButton: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2003/08/20031103/ This comic]]. * BlankWhiteEyes: A few times. Here's an [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/09/20060529/ example]]. * BloodFromTheMouth: Zap, after a [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/11/20061012/ nasty gut shot]]. * BlueWithShock: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/03/20050119-4/ This]] comic. Complete with OcularGushers. * BodyHorror: The creature that kills the bounty hunters. * BorrowedBiometricBypass: Naveed uses a guard's severed hand to retrieve her sword. * BountyHunter: Four of them in one arc. * ClothingDamage: Zap, Reona, and Grontar ruin their nice clothes in the [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/11/20060918/ amusement park battle.]] ** But Reona's nice sheer hose survive the fight without even a run. * ColorCodedCharacters: The three main psychics so far have different colored {{Battle Aura}}s and [[PowerGlows eye glows]]. * ContestWinnerCameo: An archive search contest winner was inserted into a comic as a speaking character. * CrossPoppingVeins * DeflectorShields, psychic controlled. * DeliberatelyMonochrome: Sepia flashbacks. * DramaticPause: President Billings does this during a press conference, waiting three minutes to ramp up the drama. * DreamSequence: A few symbolism loaded sequences here and there. * ElementalPowers: The Elementaro race. The [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/05/20050608b/ last four members]] are recruited by Naveed. * ElevatorSnare: Happens to [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2005/02/20071203/ Grontar]]. * TheEmpire: The Galactic Earth Federation
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* AirVentPassageway: Zap uses this [[spoiler: right into the enemy's midst]]. midst]]. * AmnesiaDanger: Zap has to figure out how to work the [[FasterThanLightTravel hyperjump]] with his forgotten powers. * powers. %%* AmnesiacsAreInnocent: Zap Zap. * AmusementPark: Scene of the biggest fight so far. * far. %%* AnIcePerson / MakingASplash: the The Aquarians and Callisto. * AnimatedActors: Not animated, but [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2003/09/20040102a/ one filler comic]] portrayed the characters as actors playing parts. It even included a ClassicallyTrainedExtra. \n** The concept has since been revisited two or three times, making it a RunningGag. RunningGag. * ArtEvolution: Pascalle's art noticeably improves over the years. * BattleAura * years. %%* BattleAura %%* BigRedButton: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2003/08/20031103/ This comic]]. * comic]]. %%* BlankWhiteEyes: A few times. Here's an [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/09/20060529/ example]]. example]]. * BloodFromTheMouth: Zap, after a [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/11/20061012/ nasty gut shot]]. * shot]]. %%* BlueWithShock: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/03/20050119-4/ This]] comic. Complete with OcularGushers. * OcularGushers. %%* BodyHorror: The creature that kills the bounty hunters. hunters. * BorrowedBiometricBypass: Naveed uses a guard's severed hand to retrieve her sword. * sword. %%* BountyHunter: Four of them in one arc. arc. * ClothingDamage: Zap, Reona, and Grontar ruin their nice clothes in the [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/11/20060918/ amusement park battle.]] ** ]] But Reona's nice sheer hose survive the fight without even a run. * ColorCodedCharacters: The three main psychics so far have different colored {{Battle Aura}}s and [[PowerGlows eye glows]]. glows]]. Zap's are green, Efrem's are blue, and Gunner's are yellow. * ContestWinnerCameo: An archive search contest winner was inserted into a comic as a speaking character. * CrossPoppingVeins * DeflectorShields, psychic controlled. character. %%* CrossPoppingVeins %%* DeflectorShields: Psychic controlled. * DeliberatelyMonochrome: Sepia flashbacks. flashbacks. * DramaticPause: President Billings does this during a press conference, waiting three minutes to ramp up the drama. * drama. %%* DreamSequence: A few symbolism loaded sequences here and there. there. * ElementalPowers: The Elementaro race. The [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/05/20050608b/ last four members]] are recruited by Naveed. * Naveed. %%* ElevatorSnare: Happens to [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2005/02/20071203/ Grontar]]. * Grontar]]. %%* TheEmpire: The Galactic Earth Federation Federation.

* FiveManBand: fits, for the most part. * {{Flashback}}: {{Lampshaded}} in [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/03/20050107-4/ this]] comic. * GlowingEyesOfDoom are an indication of often dangerous psychic powers. * GovernmentConspiracy: not fully revealed yet. * TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: The GEF grunts are usually idiotic and are [[RedShirt killed in droves]]. * GuestStrip: A few. * HallOfMirrors: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/12/20070215/ Here.]] * HalloweenCosplay: One or two {{Filler Strips}}.
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* FiveManBand: fits, for the most part. * %%* {{Flashback}}: {{Lampshaded}} in [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/03/20050107-4/ this]] comic. comic. * GlowingEyesOfDoom are an GlowingEyesOfDoom: An indication of often dangerous psychic powers. * powers. %%* GovernmentConspiracy: not Not fully revealed yet. yet. * TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: The GEF grunts are usually idiotic and are [[RedShirt killed in droves]]. * droves]]. %%* GuestStrip: A few. * few. %%* HallOfMirrors: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/12/20070215/ Here.]] * ]] %%* HalloweenCosplay: One or two {{Filler Strips}}. Strip}}s.

* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: I believe the GEF have landed about 5 of their shots so far. * JediMindTrick: Seemingly a standard psychic power. ** It even gets a ShoutOut[=/=]LampshadeHanging [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/01/20040818-5/ here]].
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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: I believe the The GEF have landed about 5 of their shots so far. shots. * JediMindTrick: Seemingly a standard psychic power. \n** It even gets a ShoutOut[=/=]LampshadeHanging [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/01/20040818-5/ here]].

* KickTheMoralityPet * LaserSight [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/03/20041231-5/ here.]] * LastOfHisKind: Robot is the last robot left with a learning AI. The Elelmentaros are the last of their species. * LaResistance: Played absolutely straight with "The Resistance". * LawOfAlienNames: Lots of the names fit. * LeaveHimToMe: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/10/20060828/ Reona vs. Naveed.]] * TheMerch: Not a big part of the site, but there is a book out. * MindControlEyes: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/08/20051215/ here.]] * NonSequiturThud: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2003/08/20031020/ This comic]]. * NotWhatItLooksLike: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/08/20060116/ The title and the dialog.]] * NumberedHomeworld: Sticklebat 7. The BunglingInventor Stickle race found their previous six planets "[[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds too]] [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2003/12/20040625/ flamable]]". * OminousMultipleScreens: During the computer failure scene. * OutrunTheFireball: Zap does this in the second comic. * PimpedOutDress: Reona's [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/09/20060508/ space dress]] * PresidentEvil - Not ''competent'', but evil. * PstandardPsychicPstance: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/06/20050831/ here.]] * PsychicPowers: Of course. * PuppyDogEyes: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/01/20040825-5/ Here]]. * RebusBubble * RestrainingBolt: the "crowns". And Robot's prgramming to obey the Captain, like it or not (He does not). * SceneryCensor: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/09/20060417/ Here]] Zap is naked, with Robot's head "tastefully" interposed. * ScheduleSlip: This hasn't happened for some time, as Pascalle has a StripBuffer. * ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder: The Stickle race.
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* KickTheMoralityPet * %%* KickTheMoralityPet %%* LaserSight [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/03/20041231-5/ here.]] Here.]] * LastOfHisKind: Robot is the last robot left with a learning AI. The Elelmentaros are the last of their species. * species. %%* LaResistance: Played absolutely straight with "The Resistance". * Resistance". %%* LawOfAlienNames: Lots of the names fit. * fit. %%* LeaveHimToMe: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/10/20060828/ Reona vs. Naveed.]] ]] * TheMerch: Not a big part of the site, but there is a book out. * out. %%* MindControlEyes: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/08/20051215/ here.]] * Here.]] %%* NonSequiturThud: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2003/08/20031020/ This comic]]. * comic]]. %%* NotWhatItLooksLike: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/08/20060116/ The title and the dialog.]] ]] * NumberedHomeworld: Sticklebat 7. The BunglingInventor Stickle race found their previous six planets "[[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds too]] [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2003/12/20040625/ flamable]]". flamable]]". * OminousMultipleScreens: During the computer failure scene. scene. * OutrunTheFireball: Zap does this in the second comic. * comic. %%* PimpedOutDress: Reona's [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/09/20060508/ space dress]] * PresidentEvil - dress.]] %%* PresidentEvil: Not ''competent'', but evil. * evil. %%* PstandardPsychicPstance: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/06/20050831/ here.]] * Here.]] %%* PsychicPowers: Of course. * course. %%* PuppyDogEyes: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/01/20040825-5/ Here]]. * RebusBubble Here]]. %%* TheRant %%* RebusBubble * RestrainingBolt: the The "crowns". And Robot's prgramming programming to obey the Captain, like it or not (He (he does not). not). * SceneryCensor: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/09/20060417/ Here]] Zap is naked, with Robot's head "tastefully" interposed. * ScheduleSlip: This hasn't happened for some time, as Pascalle has a StripBuffer. * interposed. %%* ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder: The Stickle race. race.

* SlowMotionFall: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2005/01/20070924/ here.]] * SomeCallMeTim: Robot's renaming.
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* %%* SlowMotionFall: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2005/01/20070924/ here.]] Here.]] * SomeCallMeTim: Robot's renaming.

* SpaceWhale: Space Squid, actually. * SpitTake: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/06/20050627/ here.]] * SpotTheImposter: The BodyHorror creature takes Zap's appearance. Side by side, everyone debates who to shoot. Gunner comes up and just unceremoniously shoots the fake. ** To be fair here, The monster was quite easily distinguishable ("Meeee, Reaaal Zaaaaaap...") when everyone was "Side by side" as it were, and the remark from Robot seemed like it was an obvious Lampshade hanging. * SuperRegistrationAct: Psychics are being rounded up for nefarious purposes (implied to be made into {{Super Soldier}}s). * {{Technopath}}: One of Zap's first displays of psychic ability is activating the ''Excelsior'''s hyperdrive. In fact his mental commands are apparently the only thing that can do so. Gunner, as his name implies, uses his to improve the function of his weapons. * TheRant
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* %%* SpaceWhale: Space Squid, actually. * actually. %%* SpitTake: [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/06/20050627/ here.]] Here.]] * SpotTheImposter: The BodyHorror creature takes Zap's appearance. Side by side, everyone debates who to shoot. Gunner comes up and just unceremoniously shoots the fake. \n** To be fair here, The monster was quite easily distinguishable ("Meeee, Reaaal Zaaaaaap...") when everyone was "Side by side" as it were, and the remark from Robot seemed like it was an obvious Lampshade hanging. hanging. * SuperRegistrationAct: Psychics are being rounded up for nefarious purposes (implied to be made into {{Super Soldier}}s). Soldier}}s). * {{Technopath}}: One of Zap's first displays of psychic ability is activating the ''Excelsior'''s hyperdrive. In fact his mental commands are apparently the only thing that can do so. Gunner, as his name implies, uses his to improve the function of his weapons. \n* TheRant

* WebcomicTime: A few years of comics following a few weeks of plot. * WigDressAccent: Robot gets by a security checkpoint with pants, a wig and a sign the says "I am human". (The costume really didn't work, though, it was Zap doing a JediMindTrick type thing on the guards.) * WordOfGod: You can get some spoilers and have some of your [[EpilepticTrees wild speculation]] quashed on the forum by the creators.
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* WebcomicTime: A few years of comics following a few weeks of plot. plot. * WigDressAccent: Robot gets by a security checkpoint with pants, a wig and a sign the says "I am human". (The costume really didn't work, though, it was Zap doing a JediMindTrick type thing on the guards.) * WordOfGod: You can get some spoilers and have some of your [[EpilepticTrees wild speculation]] quashed on the forum by the creators. )

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