History YMMV / EightBitTheater

10th May '16 8:28:48 PM Angeldeb82
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* ArcFatigue: The last arc, which spent several months of what was essentially one continuous conflict which kept changing, then spent about 4 months on the Light Warriors screwing around to try and gain levels to face the final opponent. [[spoiler:It then becomes clear [[TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste this was completely intentional]] to make the ending all the more [[AntiClimax anticlimactic]].]]

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* ArcFatigue: The last arc, which spent several months of what was essentially one continuous conflict which kept changing, then spent about 4 months on the Light Warriors screwing around to try and gain levels to face the final opponent. [[spoiler:It then becomes clear [[TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste [[IntendedAudienceReaction this was completely intentional]] to make the ending all the more [[AntiClimax anticlimactic]].anti-climactic]].]]



* CharacterAlignment
** NeutralGood: Fighter, type 1 (passively good towards friends, though he has no issue with helping strangers).
** LawfulEvil: Thief, a combination of type 1 (easier to become ruler of the world by exploiting the existing system) with a bit of type 4 (imposes ridiculously harsh rules and abuse the hell out of ExactWords).
** NeutralEvil: Red Mage, a combination of type 1 (amoral) and a little bit of type 3 (indifferent to the good/evil conflict).
** ChaoticEvil: Black Mage, typically presents as a type 4 ([[AxCrazy batshit insane]] with a complete LackOfEmpathy) but can move along the scale to either type 1 (the half-way point to ChaoticNeutral) or type 2 (the half-way point to NeutralEvil) depending on what kind of day he's been having.



* GodModeSue: Sarda, though its PlayedForLaughs, and [[TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste it works]].



* HilariousInHindsight: The vampire from the game is replaced with an EmoTeen who says no one understands him. This was years before the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' craze, although caricatures of AnneRice's work did often make them look like this.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The vampire from the game is replaced with an EmoTeen who says no one understands him. This was years before the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' craze, although caricatures of AnneRice's Creator/AnneRice's work did often make them look like this.



** ObviouslyEvil [[SharpDressedMan Sharp-Dressed]] [[TechnologyMarchesOn (considering the graphics)]] [[CoolOldGuy Cool Old]] MagnificentBastard responsible for his own StartOfDarkness [[XanatosGambit manipulating the heroes]]... [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Hello, Xehanort!]]

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** ObviouslyEvil [[SharpDressedMan Sharp-Dressed]] [[TechnologyMarchesOn (considering the graphics)]] [[CoolOldGuy Cool Old]] {{Cool Old|Guy}} MagnificentBastard responsible for his own StartOfDarkness [[XanatosGambit manipulating the heroes]]... [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Hello, Xehanort!]]



* LoveToHate: All of the Light Warriors except [[TokenGoodTeammate Fighter]].



** [[spoiler: Sarda]]. Subverted somewhat in that [[spoiler: he technically brought it upon himself]].

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** [[spoiler: Sarda]]. Sarda.]] Subverted somewhat in that [[spoiler: he technically brought it upon himself]].



* LoveToHate: All of the Light Warriors except [[TokenGoodTeammate Fighter]].



** Thief's actually been ''called'' a magnificent bastard [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2002/10/08/episode-201-does-he-work-for-best-buyin-memory-of-jesse-james-schosek-and-nathan-larkins-we-will-miss-you/ in-universe.]]

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** Thief's actually been ''called'' a magnificent bastard [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2002/10/08/episode-201-does-he-work-for-best-buyin-memory-of-jesse-james-schosek-and-nathan-larkins-we-will-miss-you/ in-universe.]]in-universe]].



** Red Mage's infamous chocobo experiments were his crossing of the MEH. Even ''Black Mage'' was horrified.

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** Red Mage's infamous chocobo Chocobo experiments were his crossing of the MEH. Even ''Black Mage'' was horrified.



* OlderThanYouThink: Many concepts which some believe originated in 8-Bit Theater are actually much older, and appeared because Brian Clevinger was part of Final Fantasy Fandom. For instance: the Black Mage being non-human (this came from Final Fantasy IX and there are clues to this effect as far back as Final Fantasy III), White Mage being a woman (this was a common perception among fans), and the grouping of four White Mages defeating Chaos (winning the game with this party is an old test of mettle for players).

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* OlderThanYouThink: OlderThanTheyThink: Many concepts which some believe originated in 8-Bit Theater are actually much older, and appeared because Brian Clevinger was part of Final Fantasy Fandom. For instance: the Black Mage being non-human (this came from Final Fantasy IX and there are clues to this effect as far back as Final Fantasy III), White Mage being a woman (this was a common perception among fans), and the grouping of four White Mages defeating Chaos (winning the game with this party is an old test of mettle for players).
22nd Nov '15 12:59:19 AM mariofan1000
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* ItWasHisSled: The fact that [[spoiler: Chaos is defeated off screen by four white mages, a strategy dismissed in the fourth episode]] is one of the most well known aspects of the strip.

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* ItWasHisSled: The fact that [[spoiler: Chaos is defeated off screen by four white mages, a strategy dismissed in the fourth seventh episode]] is one of the most well known aspects of the strip.
22nd Nov '15 12:56:11 AM mariofan1000
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* LoveToHate: All of the Light Warriors except [[TokenGoodTeammate Fighter]].

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* ItWasHisSled: The fact that [[spoiler: Chaos is defeated off screen by four white mages, a strategy dismissed in the fourth episode]] is one of the most well known aspects of the strip.
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LoveToHate: All of the Light Warriors except [[TokenGoodTeammate Fighter]].
17th Aug '15 7:02:02 PM LordOfTheSword
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*** [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2003/04/12/episode-272-mind-games/ "You realize of course this means Fighter is the smartest."]]

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*** [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2003/04/12/episode-272-mind-games/ "You realize of course this means Fighter is the smartest."]]"]] "I want to cry, but there aren't enough tears..."
18th Jan '15 4:02:43 PM MURPHYCHACHO
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* WriterRevolt: Why Black Belt was brought back and killed off a second time.

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* WriterRevolt: Why Black Belt was brought back and killed off a second time. The title of the comic is literally "Now Shut Up".
5th Jan '15 6:43:16 PM chopshop
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* CrazyAwesome: A majority of the cast. The main characters are defined by this trait. However, special mention goes to [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2009/01/27/episode-1087-exalted-feat/ Ranger]], a supporting cast member. Ultra special mention: Sarda is probably the god of crazy awesome, as shown by the [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2009/01/31/episode-1089-special-delivery/ two]] [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2009/02/03/episode-1090-not-sunny-d/ strips]] immediately after the above example:

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* CrazyAwesome: A majority of the cast. The main characters are defined by this trait. However, special mention goes to [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2009/01/27/episode-1087-exalted-feat/ Ranger]], a supporting cast member. Ultra special mention: Sarda is probably the god of crazy awesome, as shown by the [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2009/01/31/episode-1089-special-delivery/ two]] [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2009/02/03/episode-1090-not-sunny-d/ strips]] immediately after the above example:example.
* CreepyAwesome: Black Mage during some of his creepier moments.



* LoveToHate: All of the Light Warriors except [[TokenGoodTeammate Fighter]].



** [[spoiler: Sarda]].

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** [[spoiler: Sarda]]. Subverted somewhat in that [[spoiler: he technically brought it upon himself]].


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* RewatchBonus: A lot of the brick jokes and the extent of the StableTimeLoop will only become apparent on second readings. For example the significance of [[spoiler: Thief stealing his future self's power]].
3rd Dec '14 5:23:13 AM SomeRandomBastard
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Nearly all the characters are either complete sociopaths or borderline mentally challenged, and near the end of the comic, the "heroes" aren't even trying to save the world anymore. This can make the comic feel very bleak at times, specially when the few actually sympathetic characters are around, but of course, it ''is'' a [[DeadBabyComedy very dark comedy]].
10th Nov '14 12:47:19 AM LBHills
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* TheWoobie: White Mage.

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* TheWoobie: White Mage.Mage.
* WriterRevolt: Why Black Belt was brought back and killed off a second time.
14th Mar '14 4:55:30 PM DannWoolf
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2003/11/13/episode-353-last-one-i-swear/ And doesn't even ''try'' to stop there]].

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2003/11/13/episode-353-last-one-i-swear/ And doesn't even ''try'' try to stop there]].
20th Jan '14 10:02:25 AM CynicalBastardo
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** "SwordChucks, yo!"
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