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->''"People keep giving me ''rings'' -- but I think a small ''{{death ray}}'' might be more ''practical''."''
-->-- '''[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20051028 Agatha]]'''

''Mad Scientists rule the world. [[HilarityEnsues Badly.]]''

'''''Girl Genius''''' is a WebComic (originally a print series) by [[Creator/PhilFoglio Phil]] and Kaja Foglio, which has become one of the classics of the SteamPunk ([[InsistentTerminology called]] GaslampFantasy by the creators) genre.

The title character of the story is Miss Agatha Clay (Heterodyne), who begins as a young apprentice to a type of MadScientist known to the world as a "Spark". Her adventures span almost 15 volumes so far.

Can be found at the Studio Foglio website, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/ accessible through this elegant and finely-crafted link]]. Please note [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/info/newreader.php here]], "We recommend Girl Genius for an audience of teens and up". Was also the winner of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Award_for_Best_Graphic_Story the Graphic Story Hugo Award]] for three years running (2009-2011).[[labelnote:Fun Fact]]They actually removed themselves from the running in 2012 because they wanted to give others a chance to win and prove that the award was viable[[/labelnote]]

There are also novelizations of the comic's first two major arcs, called ''Literature/AgathaHAndTheAirshipCity'' and ''Literature/AgathaHAndTheClockworkPrincess'' respectively (A third book, entitled ''Literature/AgathaHAndTheVoiceOfTheCastle'', is due to come out in August 2014). A ''{{TabletopGame/GURPS}}'' adaptation is in the works, but seems to have descended into DevelopmentHell. There is a completed Kickstarter for [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/937718469/girl-genius-and-the-rats-of-mechanicsburg a mobile game.]]

Look over the ''Girl Genius'' [[Characters/GirlGenius character sheet]], or talk about the comic in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=0000000000000000000002oy&page=1 our discussion forum]] for ''Girl Genius''.
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