[[caption-width-right:330:A picture of [[http://chanlemur.livejournal.com/122714.html Trish and Mebby]] (The Starbuck Avenger and Corpseflower) by Shaenon Garrity.]]
''Tales of the Starbuck Avenger!!!'' is a completed WebSerialNovel and {{superhero}} story by Jeffrey "Channing" Wells (probably best known for writing SkinHorse with Shaenon K. Garrity of ''{{Narbonic}}'' fame). It is [[http://jeffreycwells.livejournal.com/tag/starbuck%20avenger serialized on Livejournal]] - if you want a quick taste, here are the [[http://chanlemur.livejournal.com/32575.html first]] [[http://jeffreycwells.livejournal.com/33076.html three]] [[http://jeffreycwells.livejournal.com/46240.html installments]].


Tropes used in this work include:
* AIIsACrapshoot: It is implied that the Goffin Robotics factory was taken over by AIs.
* ArtificialHuman: Goffin Robotics products, such as the Absolvatron.
* BuffySpeak: Trish, the titular StarbuckAvenger.
* CaffeineBulletTime: Garuda, to a small extent.
* CodeName: All supers have them. Starbuck Avenger, Garuda, Corpseflower, ...
* {{Doppelganger}}: Some of the Goffin robots.
* KryptoniteFactor: Goffin robots can be incapacitated when scratched with needles of a certain semi-metallic selenium alloy.
* LoopholeAbuse: [[http://jeffreycwells.livejournal.com/69482.html Trish theorizes]] that this is why the Absolvatron beats its victim's heads against the doors of the church.
* {{Masquerade}}: A feature of the ''entire world''. See Weirdness Censor below.
* MediumAwareness: [[spoiler:Trish, apparently]].
* MegaManning: [[spoiler:The alien]] gains powers by [[spoiler:robbing small items from]] superpowered individuals.
* OrphanedSeries: {{Defied|Trope}}.
-->'''[[WordOfGod Jeffrey Wells]]''': Is there a TV Trope for "We were sure it was never going to be finished but then it was?"
* PaperThinDisguise: A feature of the Weirdness Censor, below - simply putting on a DominoMask activates it.
* PlausibleDeniability: By means of the Weirdness Censor, below.
* SpeechImpediment: Mebby has a bad stutter.
* SplitPersonality: At first it seems like a variation of the GoodAngelBadAngel trope, but as it turns out...
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: When Trish is attacked by the Absolvatron, she escapes being beaten unconscious by [[spoiler:[[{{Confessional}} confessing her sins to it]]]].
* WeirdnessCensor:
-->'''Garuda:''' We call it 'the Coverup'. It's hellaciously efficient and it frequently boggles the mind and we have no clue who or what causes it. It's like a vast conspiracy, orchestrated and executed by the careful hands of reality itself.