History YMMV / GirlGenius

24th Mar '17 3:02:10 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Largely averted, as the {{Fanservice}} comes primarily from [[NerdsAreSexy Agatha]] and Zeetha (or Gil and Tarvek, depending on preference) while [[AxCrazy Bangladesh DuPree]], a very attractive ComedicSociopath, stays fully clothed (aside from one scene where she's, naturally enough, sleeping in pajamas). This is most likely a reflection of Phil Foglio's philosophy on sexuality from his ''XXXenophile'' days, which placed an emphasis on fun and entertaining situations.

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** Largely averted, as the {{Fanservice}} comes primarily from [[NerdsAreSexy Agatha]] and Zeetha (or Gil and Tarvek, depending on preference) while [[AxCrazy Bangladesh DuPree]], a very attractive ComedicSociopath, stays fully clothed (aside from one scene where she's, naturally enough, sleeping in pajamas). This is most likely a reflection of Phil Foglio's Creator/PhilFoglio's philosophy on sexuality from his ''XXXenophile'' days, which placed an emphasis on fun and entertaining situations.
17th Jan '17 7:28:47 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: At one point, a [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20061220 flipped-out Agatha]] directs a small army of Clanks, (including giant TransformingMecha and [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Luggage]]) by playing a calliope. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20061229 Behold]].

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Music of Awesome]]: At one point, a [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20061220 flipped-out Agatha]] directs a small army of Clanks, (including giant TransformingMecha and [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Luggage]]) by playing a calliope. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20061229 Behold]].
11th Dec '16 3:22:44 PM Chubzhac
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* ArcFatigue: Severe, in the case of the Mechanicsburg arc. The "Castle Heterodyne" storyline took '''five years''' to complete; in comic-time, only a day or two passed. In real-time, from the [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070228 first page showing Mechanicsburg]] to the [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20130508 moment Tweedle drags Agatha (and Violetta and Krosp) through the cathedral portal just as Klaus's "Take Five Bomb" detonates]] is over six years.

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* ArcFatigue: ArcFatigue:
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Severe, in the case of the Mechanicsburg arc. The "Castle Heterodyne" storyline took '''five years''' to complete; in comic-time, only a day or two passed. In real-time, from the [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070228 first page showing Mechanicsburg]] to the [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20130508 moment Tweedle drags Agatha (and Violetta and Krosp) through the cathedral portal just as Klaus's "Take Five Bomb" detonates]] is over six years.years.
** The post timeskip storylines have been criticized for being too chaotic, having many twists and turns without actually resolving or continuing any plot points.
5th Dec '16 8:18:53 PM Geoduck
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** And speaking of Othar, Castle-prisoner Snapper qualifies for a place on this list by [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100319 trying]] to take Othar's [[ActionGirl sister Sanaa]] hostage by using the StandardFemaleGrabArea technique. "Dibs on his boots!"
2nd Nov '16 2:56:13 PM Leporidae
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* TheWorfEffect: For a badass sword-wielding princess who's built up to have some crazy awesome martial skills, Zeetha gets her fair share of beatdowns- consider the fight with [[spoiler: Zola in castle Heterodyne]] and most recently the [[spoiler: random Geister in Paris]].
6th Sep '16 5:39:40 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* MarySue: One side effect of the Spark is that non-Spark characters tend to be mesmerized by those who have it. Another is that physics tends to give way when a Spark has his or her heart set on something. You could say that the webcomic is an examination of what a few MarySue characters turned loose in an ordinary world would do. (Hint: Think 'world war'.)
** Lampshaded, as part of the story. A character tells a flashback tale of the Heterodynes, and adds her own character. Her name? Mary.
--> [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20051216 You always put your own stupid characters in the story... and mess it all up!"]]
** Agatha has shades of this too. She's a brilliant, beautiful, long lost heir to a gigantic kingdom that everyone follows with little complaint, who is rarely seriously inconvenienced by a challenge, with two handsome, brilliant boyfriends who are also heirs to giant empires and are also unstoppable.
** The main character sparks all have shades of it, super scientists that are pretty, can make anything and are adept combatants. The only way you can really tell that Othar Tryggvassen is supposed to be a boisterous bruiser who is far more combat oriented is that he yells more than the other sparks, does more face punching, and less inventing, but he's implied to be just as good at the science (even if he occasionally forgets what something is called).
27th Aug '16 10:53:46 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Lucrezia/The Other qualifies for this trope on the basis of enslaving and slaughtering many thousands of innocent people, betraying the world's greatest heroes, and being the worst mother ever - killing her own son, using her own daughter for a GrandTheftMe, and then plotting to kill said daughter when that plan goes badly awry. She shows no remorse or sympathy for anyone other than herself, whether they are a victim, an innocent bystander, or one of her own loyal minions.
12th Aug '16 5:57:01 AM longWriter
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* StopHelpingMe: Gil has this reaction a few times towards folks - most notably [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20081112 here]], where he's trying to stop folks from describing his romantic reasons for trying to help Agatha. Unfortunately for him, he's being shouted down by an enthusiastic crowd, two trained circus performers who are trying to rile up said crowd, and two friends who [[WithFriendsLikeThese like to see him squirm]].
31st Jul '16 9:30:39 PM Geoduck
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* RomanticPlotTumor: Hoffmann and Larana's endless sitcom-level miscommunications during the Paris plot-arc.
31st Jul '16 8:49:07 AM Geoduck
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-->"Violetta:" [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140512 ...It's okay Auntie.]] You can "drop" the act. The Lady Heterodyne "knows" what [[BigScrewedUpFamily our family's]] [[DeadlyDecadentCourt like.]]

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-->"Violetta:" -->'''Violetta:''' [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140512 ...It's okay Auntie.]] You can "drop" drop the act. The Lady Heterodyne "knows" ''knows'' what [[BigScrewedUpFamily our family's]] [[DeadlyDecadentCourt like.]]
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