History YMMV / SluggyFreelance

22nd Jun '16 9:56:10 PM Thecommander236
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** People are also incredibly tired of Gwynn's selfish behavior especially when she conspired with Theresa to ruin Torg and Zoë's relationship to "protect Zoë" immediately after an arc where Torg saved Gwynn's life.

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** People are also incredibly tired of Gwynn's selfish behavior especially when she conspired with Theresa to ruin Torg and Zoë's relationship to "protect Zoë" immediately after an arc where Torg saved Gwynn's life. Bun-Bun even had to call her out on her crap.
22nd Jun '16 9:53:07 PM Thecommander236
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** People are also incredibly tired of Gwynn's selfish behavior especially when she conspired with Theresa to ruin Torg and Zoë's relationship to "protect Zoë" immediately after an arc where Torg saved Gwynn's life.
5th Oct '14 4:55:11 PM ManCalledTrue
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* TheScrappy: People have long since gotten tired of Bun-Bun. Entire arcs being built on him didn't help.
13th Aug '14 4:06:47 PM MenaceofMysterio
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-->'''Oasis''': GOD WHY DID YOU MAKE TORG LIE TO ME?

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-->'''Oasis''': [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/020122 GOD WHY DID YOU MAKE TORG LIE TO ME?ME?]]
13th Aug '14 2:43:20 PM MenaceofMysterio
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* NightmareFuel: Some of Oasis' darker descents into insanity, especially during the "Fire and Rain" arc.
-->'''Oasis''': GOD WHY DID YOU MAKE TORG LIE TO ME?
25th Mar '14 9:20:42 PM Discar
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* ArchivePanic - Even if you skip the FillerStrips, you still have around a decade.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment - The Torg Potter storylines are completely self-contained (at least so far), in contrast to pretty much every other storyline which can be guaranteed to have some effect later on.

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* ArchivePanic - ArchivePanic: Even if you skip the FillerStrips, you still have around a decade.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment - BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The Torg Potter storylines are completely self-contained (at least so far), in contrast to pretty much every other storyline which can be guaranteed to have some effect later on.



* CrazyAwesome - Torg's moments of victory prior to when he TookALevelInBadass - for example, his apparently inane practice of keeping around "Emergency Pants", which go on to become absolutely vital [[ChekhovsGun a few strips later]].

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* CrazyAwesome - CrazyAwesome: Torg's moments of victory prior to when he TookALevelInBadass - for example, his apparently inane practice of keeping around "Emergency Pants", which go on to become absolutely vital [[ChekhovsGun a few strips later]].



* EpilepticTrees - Just read the forums. Especially about Oasis, whose precise nature has probably been specc'd on more than anyone in history except religious figures and [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]].
* EsotericHappyEnding - [[spoiler:The heartwarming moment at the end of "Displacement" is almost enough to make you forget that ''there's a machine that displaces anything it touches by several feet heading straight for the earth's core''.]][[note]]Well maybe. Depends on the angle it started at[[/note]].
** It ran out of power and turned off just after breaking into a cavern containing dinosaurs.

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* EpilepticTrees - EpilepticTrees: Just read the forums. Especially about Oasis, whose precise nature has probably been specc'd on more than anyone in history except religious figures and [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]].
* EsotericHappyEnding - [[spoiler:The heartwarming moment at the end of "Displacement" is almost enough to make you forget that ''there's a machine that displaces anything it touches by several feet heading straight for the earth's core''.]][[note]]Well maybe. Depends on the angle it started at[[/note]].
** It ran out of power and turned off just after breaking into a cavern containing dinosaurs.
Doctor]].



* FunnyAneurysmMoment - The Steve Irwin CaptainErsatz "The Demon Hunter" gets stabbed in the chest with a nautically-themed spear.
** Could also qualify as CrossesTheLineTwice, as it does happen a second time, [[spoiler: when his assistant/wife betrays him.]]

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment - FunnyAneurysmMoment: The Steve Irwin CaptainErsatz "The Demon Hunter" gets stabbed in the chest with a nautically-themed spear.
**
spear. Could also qualify as CrossesTheLineTwice, as it does happen a second time, [[spoiler: when his assistant/wife betrays him.]]



* HilariousInHindsight - The arc where the group first meets the Lysindra vampires was funny enough in 1998. Come 2005 and ''Twilight'', and the attack of the vampire Kullen and the fact that Torg has a mind that vampires can't read, and it's hilarious how well ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' gets mocked.
* IKnewIt - The use of the Minion Master as a [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun]] was figured out by the forumites fairly easily.

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* HilariousInHindsight - HilariousInHindsight: The arc where the group first meets the Lysindra vampires was funny enough in 1998. Come 2005 and ''Twilight'', and the attack of the vampire Kullen and the fact that Torg has a mind that vampires can't read, and it's hilarious how well ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' gets mocked.
* IKnewIt - IKnewIt:
**
The use of the Minion Master as a [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun]] was figured out by the forumites fairly easily.



* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt - Pete had told the fanbase ''for years'' that [[spoiler: Zoe was going to die]]. [[spoiler: As of this arc, she has been brutally burned, drugged into a coma, and Riff has now been told that she cannot survive off of the machines keeping her stable. However, this information has been relayed to him through a character known for duplicity and the use of a surveillance tape..]]
** And it has since turned out [[spoiler: that Riff used time travel and nanobots to bring her back]].
* MagnificentBastard - [[spoiler:Irving Schlock]] [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/110202 is slowly becoming one]].
* MoralEventHorizon - Played straight and subverted by the same action: Oasis murders [[spoiler:Monica]], someone the readers know is an evil spy trying to bring about the downfall of the main cast. However, nobody (including Oasis) knew this fact. And up to this point, Oasis had not done any permanent damage to anyone the main cast would identify as innocent, meaning that for many of them (and Oasis herself) the event has become a MoralEventHorizon.
** Her true Moral Event Horizon came when she [[spoiler:burned Zoe alive.]]
*** I always figured it came when she [[spoiler:tried to kill Zoe the first time.]] That's when the cast started regarding her as a serious threat, anyway.

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* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt - LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: Pete had told the fanbase ''for years'' that [[spoiler: Zoe was going to die]]. [[spoiler: As of this By the 4U City arc, she has been was brutally burned, drugged into a coma, and Riff has now been was told that she cannot survive off of the machines keeping her stable. However, this information has been relayed to him through a character known for duplicity and the use of a surveillance tape..]]
** And it has since turned out [[spoiler: that Riff
tape]]. Eventually, [[spoiler:Riff used time travel and nanobots to bring her back]].
* MagnificentBastard - MagnificentBastard: [[spoiler:Irving Schlock]] [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/110202 is slowly becoming became one]].
* MoralEventHorizon - MoralEventHorizon:
**
Played straight and subverted by the same action: Oasis murders [[spoiler:Monica]], someone the readers know is an evil spy trying to bring about the downfall of the main cast. However, nobody (including Oasis) knew this fact. And up to this point, Oasis had not done any permanent damage to anyone the main cast would identify as innocent, meaning that for many of them (and Oasis herself) the event has become a MoralEventHorizon.
**
MoralEventHorizon. Her true Moral Event Horizon came when she [[spoiler:burned Zoe alive.]]
*** I always figured it came when she [[spoiler:tried to kill Zoe the first time.]] That's when the cast started regarding her as a serious threat, anyway.
]]



** Bestseid recently crossed the horizon when it was revealed he has been [[spoiler:feeding ZHOAS (Jane) brains again. Made even worse by the fact that they are probably the brains of "innocent" random minions. Either way Jane is crazy enough when lucid that this is a bad thing.]]
* NightmareFuel: [[spoiler:Sasha being captured by a {{Face Heel Turn}}ed Monicruel. We don't even know what she's done to her, but she clearly looks like she's been mentally (and probably physically) ''broken''.]]
* SeasonalRot - Opinion varies on where it started, what exactly's been going wrong, or whether it's still "good," and while many people feel that it's nowhere near what it was in the nineties and early 2000s, others think that despite the [[CerebusSyndrome changes]] it's just as good as it ever was.
* TearJerker - The [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/090820 finale]] of the [=bROKEN=] arc.
** Also, toward the end of 4U City Red:
*** '''Riff''': ''She was the best. The '''best''' All the craziness Torg and I put her through? She always did right. By everyone. She always '''shined'''. Remember that. Embrace that. And then let her go.''
* TheWoobie - Torg, for being unable to be with the woman he loves due to circumstances beyond his control. Zoe, for her perennial ButtMonkey status. Even Oasis has her [[TheWoobie Woobie]] moments, despite being an AxCrazy StalkerWithACrush.
** Also, some believe Zombie-Head-On-A-Stick has become quite pitiable lately.
* [[TheProducerThinksOfEverything The Writer Thinks of Everything]] - the forums are always filled with much debate as to how much is really Pete's advance planning and how much is just {{Continuity Nod}}s. The recent explanation of how a character who made his debut by suddenly arriving in Timeless Space got there (along with another character from the Oceans Unmoving arc) seems more like the latter. [[spoiler:The big [[TheReveal reveal]] about Oasis]], however...definitely the former.

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** Bestseid recently crossed the horizon when it was revealed he has been [[spoiler:feeding ZHOAS (Jane) brains again. Made even worse by the fact that they are probably the brains of "innocent" random minions. Either way Jane is crazy enough when lucid that this is a bad thing.]]
* NightmareFuel: [[spoiler:Sasha being captured by a {{Face Heel Turn}}ed Monicruel. We don't even know what she's done to her, but she clearly looks like she's been mentally (and probably physically) ''broken''.]]
* SeasonalRot -
SeasonalRot: Opinion varies on where it started, what exactly's been going wrong, or whether it's still "good," and while many people feel that it's nowhere near what it was in the nineties and early 2000s, others think that despite the [[CerebusSyndrome changes]] it's just as good as it ever was.
* TearJerker - The [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/090820 finale]] of the [=bROKEN=] arc.
TheWoobie:
** Also, toward the end of 4U City Red:
*** '''Riff''': ''She was the best. The '''best''' All the craziness Torg and I put her through? She always did right. By everyone. She always '''shined'''. Remember that. Embrace that. And then let her go.''
* TheWoobie -
Torg, for being unable to be with the woman he loves due to circumstances beyond his control. Zoe, for her perennial ButtMonkey status. Even Oasis has her [[TheWoobie Woobie]] moments, despite being an AxCrazy StalkerWithACrush.
** Also, some believe Zombie-Head-On-A-Stick has become is quite pitiable lately.
pitiable.
* [[TheProducerThinksOfEverything The Writer Thinks of Everything]] - the Everything]]: The forums are always filled with much debate as to how much is really Pete's advance planning and how much is just {{Continuity Nod}}s. The recent explanation of how a character who made his debut by suddenly arriving in Timeless Space got there (along with another character from the Oceans Unmoving arc) seems more like the latter. [[spoiler:The big [[TheReveal reveal]] about Oasis]], however...definitely the former.
22nd Oct '13 9:17:14 PM TVRulezAgain
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* ClicheStorm: [[YellowPeril Doctor Nofun]] [[BaldOfEvil is a blend]] [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain of several]] [[CardCarryingVillain villain]] [[CompleteMonster sterotypes]] all packed into one character.
* CompleteMonster - [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/101029 The latest strip]] places Bestseid firmly in this category.

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* ClicheStorm: [[YellowPeril Doctor Nofun]] [[BaldOfEvil is a blend]] [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain of several]] [[CardCarryingVillain villain]] [[CompleteMonster sterotypes]] villain stereotypes]] all packed into one character.
* CompleteMonster - [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/101029 The latest strip]] places Bestseid firmly in this category.
character.
21st Oct '13 11:47:10 AM SithkingZero
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** It ran out of power and turned off just after breaking into a cavern containing dinosaurs.
24th Sep '13 1:59:57 AM shadowblack
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* EsotericHappyEnding - [[spoiler:The heartwarming moment at the end of "Displacement" is almost enough to make you forget that ''there's a machine that displaces anything it touches by several feet heading straight for the earth's core''.]][[hottip:*: Well maybe. Depends on the angle it started at]].

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* EsotericHappyEnding - [[spoiler:The heartwarming moment at the end of "Displacement" is almost enough to make you forget that ''there's a machine that displaces anything it touches by several feet heading straight for the earth's core''.]][[hottip:*: Well ]][[note]]Well maybe. Depends on the angle it started at]].at[[/note]].
11th Sep '13 10:32:08 AM hullflyer
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* HellIsThatNoise: Anyone who survives the demon's spawn ([[spoiler: a litter of kittens]]) will forever jump at the sound of [[spoiler: "'''mew.'''"]]

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* HellIsThatNoise: Anyone who survives the demon's spawn ([[spoiler: a ([[spoiler:a litter of kittens]]) will forever jump at the sound of [[spoiler: "'''mew.'''"]]
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