''[[http://neorice.com/archive Hero Oh Hero]]'' is a {{Pixel Art|Comic}} webcomic created by Guido "Neorice" Bos which is a reboot of ''WebComic/APathToGreaterGood''.

It follows a plot, similar to its predecessor, with three separate characters with their own non-intersecting PlotThreads, set in a fantasy world and updates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (with the occasional week of daily updates).

The protagonists are:

* Burk: A wandering quixotic WildMan who literally falls from the sky into a village being troubled by bandits (at roughly the same time an aloof Aristocrat shows up with a trinket which points to...something).
* Noah: An aloof young man who lives in the city of Gloria in TheEmpire, where magic is strictly controlled...and he seems to be developing strange powers.
* Tobi: A GadgeteerGenius who lives in the [[HungryJungle Hungry Desert]] based town of Rauel and is setting off on just another DungeonCrawl for resources.

In addition there's a one-shot story, set in the same universe, which fills in some of the setting's details and can be found on Neorice's deviantArt account [[http://neoriceisgood.deviantart.com/gallery/46020257/TOM-RPG here]].
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!!This webcomic contains examples of the following tropes:

* AccidentalPervert: When Burk shows up at Norman's house again (only wearing his boxers), his sister answers the door. She's unfazed, but not entirely comfortable with it.
* AllThereInTheManual:
** TOM RPG has background information on how magic and heroes work in the HOH universe which hasn't come up in the comic proper.
** The name of the town Burk visits in the first chapter was revealed by [[http://fav.me/d8k0ogc some faux trading cards Neorice uploaded to his deviantArt page]].
* ArrestedForHeroism: Subverted - It's illegal to be a hero without a licence, but when Burk admits he hasn't got one (and doesn't care) to Logan, the hero agrees with the sentiment.
* BadassCape: Burk wears one (and uses it as a parachute when he falls from the sky). He loses it when it becomes "a casualty of war" in his quest to find a restroom.
* BadassNormal: Burk.
-->[[TheRant Burk is 100% Burk, no grain of magic. This is important.]]
* BeneathNotice: It turns out that the version of Detlef Noah meets [[spoiler: in Detlef's MentalWorld]] was friendly to him because he [[NonActionGuy barely even noticed him]] before.
* BenevolentArchitecture: The dungeons the Rauelians raid contain features which makes traversing them much easier (such as "class change orbs").
* BlindingBangs: Burk's fringe casts his eyes in shadow.
** However, he puts on a headband to keep his hair out of his eyes when he [[LetsGetDangerous gets serious]].
* BookSnap: Logan is introduced holding a book after having casually defeated [[KnightInSourArmour Daryl]] in a duel. When he finally loses his temper with Burk and drops his stoic demeanour, he [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_182 slams it shut]].
* BrickJoke: Early on, the Aristocrat mentions he sent out letters asking if anyone knew anything about his amulet. Over a hundred strips later [[spoiler:the town's local hero asks if Burk was the one who sent the letter.]]
* CallingYourAttacks:
** Subverted when the Aristocrat pretends to do this [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_60 in order to give himself a chance to run away]].
** The first (real) bandit has [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_68 Blasting Chains!]]. Later on, [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_70 Magic Shield]] fails to protect him from [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_71 Destiny Punch]].
* CastOfSnowflakes: The author/artist has [[http://fav.me/d7btywn 150 characters]] already sprited, each with their own design (including a unique face, masked/helmeted characters aside). Depending on how many are important, this could also count as LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Several;
** The old man who the bandits initially capture, along with his granddaughter, Melany (that is to say they captured her with them; she's much more [[CloserToEarth level-headed]]) is a textbook example [[http://neorice.com/hoh_2 from his first appearance]].
** The (as yet unnamed) Aristocrat also qualifies; his plan to learn more about an amulet was to send a letter to everyone in town asking about it. Including bandits who'll want to rob him.
** Burk is very much one (from asking to use the bathroom as a reward for a quest to claiming his missing cape was "casualty of war" after doing so).
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: When Grandpa first sees the bandits, he assumes they're lawmen, despite them looking nothing like it. [[spoiler:Later we find out they're former members of the Town Guard.]]
* ComicallySmallDemand:
** Burk agrees to look into Resthill's bandit problem in exchange for being able to use a toilet. Mainly because he'd have done it for nothing, but ''really'' needed to go.
** Subverted by the Aristocrat, who asks for a tailor to repair his clothes, whatever it turns out his medal points at and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a lifelike statue of him built in the middle of the town]].
* ContinuityReboot: Of ''WebComic/APathToGreaterGood''.
* CorruptCop: The bandit leader is revealed to be [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_102 the ex-captain of the guard]].
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Melany has blue hair and eyes.
* TheDandy: The aristocrat cares enough about his appearance to ask that his clothes be repaired and addresses a crowd as "Ladies and Gentlemen... and Ladies.".
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Burk tries (and fails) to invoke this with Piggy.
* DungeonCrawling: Rauel gets most of its resources this way. Tobi's chapter begins with her setting out on such an expedition.
* TheEmpire: It's called exactly this. The morning radio broadcasts blare out propaganda and magic users are pressed into service.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even the rest of the bandits are creeped out by [[http://neorice.com/hoh_9 Gary]].
* ExpositionDiagram:
** Noah's first chapter has a Royal Guard provide them by [[MundaneUtility using his training to]] rapidly draw them on a chalkboard, as he serves as MrExposition.
** Tobi's first chapter is full of every kind, from the InUniverse puppet show in the first few strips, maps which appear in the background when the characters are discussing local geography and numbers indicating the ranks of dungeons Tobi's team have cleared. Menus that characters are viewing also appear in front of them for the audience's benefit (other characters can't see them).
* EyeColourChange: In Tobi's chapter, someone looking at a menu has their eyes shift to the colour of the menu.
* TheFaceless: The bandits' bosses have their faces hidden by their armour.
* FailedASpotCheck:
** The bandits (who are looking for an aristocrat) question a woman and her grandfather who have nothing but a rickety old cart, but [[http://neorice.com/hoh_6 completely ignore the man walking by in expensive clothes]].
** Nail, Noah and Aude miss a (rather large) elf who's standing on a roof behind them. Lampshaded by Nail.
-->"[[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_280 ...I should've looked up there.]]"
* FalseReassurance: Tobi assures her Grandpa that she doesn't ''[[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_342 think]]'' he's an old relic.
* FantasticRacism: The people of the Empire are instilled with a strong hatred of magic users, especially elves. To the point where a room full of high school students (mostly) don't bat an eye when one's shot dead in front of them.
* FantasticSlur: The "elves" are humans who are called that because of their resemblance to mythical elves.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: July tries to invoke this on Noah by offering to nurse him back to health. When he turns her down, she offers to [[BeautifulDreamer watch him sleep instead]].
-->'''Noah:''' [[StalkerWithACrush That's creepy.]]
* {{Foil}}:
** The Aristocrat to Burk. Similar appearance, [[HotBlooded similar fighting style and approach to problems]]. Opposing personalities (and hygiene). The same is true of Logan, who's skinny build and HonourBeforeReason attitude contrasts Burk in another way.
** Each of the three main characters is also one to the other two: Burk is a massive, mysterious muscle man who [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight has no interest in following rules]], Noah is a skinny, pale NonActionGuy who's introduced waking up and going through a mundane routine in a PoliceState, while Tobi's a dark skinned ActionGirl who lives in a small, independent desert town full of {{Steampunk}} technology.
* FourLinesAllWaiting: Each of the three characters has their own, independent plotline. Each chapter focuses on one of them and the next chapter shifts focus.
* FullBoarAction: The bandit leaders ride acid spitting boars. [[spoiler: They're less impressive when defeated.]]
* {{Gasshole}}: [[http://neorice.com/hoh_11 Liberty at last!]]
* GlamourFailure: When [[spoiler: Noah's powers begin to manifest]] his reflection in the mirror turns green.
* GlorySeeker: The Aristocrat might be brave enough to take on the bandits (albeit after he's let the bandit's mount run rampant and put the rest of the town in danger to give himself a tactical advantage), but he's pretty quick to demand that they build him a statue after the fact (and gets irritated when it's pointed out that Burk's still fighting said mount).
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: When Burk [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_89 loses his pants]] (somehow), his underwear has white-on-red polka-dots.
* GoodMorningCrono: Tobi's first chapter begins with her napping at the Oasis, before being woken up by Jake.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Burk and The Aristocrat both fight with their bare hands.
* GoryDiscretionShot: In the opening of the second chapter, a pair of crooks end up attacking a magic user. The camera pans up to a couple of mysterious figures commenting on the situation and we only get their summaries of what's happening to them.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Burk defeats [[spoiler: the second of the two bandit leaders]] by throwing the former town guard captain at him.
* HeHadAName: The [[spoiler: second of the two bandit leaders]] last words after being stabbed by [[spoiler: the former Captain of the guard]] are;
--> "I-I'm...[[spoiler: Phil]].
* HorseOfADifferentColor[=/=]CoolHorse: The boars the bandits ride on; they can even spit acid.
* HumbleGoal: Burk's quests so far have consisted of finding a toilet and acquiring a giant pig for a mount (or getting the pig he found to grow giant again).
* HumbleHero: Burk is one (he seems pretty content to deal with the town's bandit problem for the sake of a good deed), in direct contrast to the Aristocrat.
* IGaveMyWord: At the end of the first chapter, Logan reveals that [[spoiler: Burk has used the request he was given for defeating him to ask that he defend the village in a more proactive manner]]. He swears both revenge ''and'' that he'll stick to it.
* IHaveTheHighGround:
** Burk watches the [[spoiler: real]] bandits (who he's agreed to defeat) enter the town from a [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_52 vantage point on a roof]].
** In the second chapter's prologue, a pair of hooded figures watch the events unfold from a similar position.
* InsistentTerminology: Al insists that it's not just the Subway, it's the ''[[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_247 Super Awesome]]'' Subway.
* IndyPloy: The Aristocrat shows why they might not always be [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_116 the best of ideas]].
-->"Don't be silly. ''[[{{Pride}} Plans are for the unprepared!]]''"
* ItsRainingMen: The first chapter is called "The Man Who Fell From The Sky". Burk's introduced when he does just that.
* JadeColouredGlasses: Norman's sister could give ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' a run for her money.
* LeeroyJenkins:
** Burk typically deals with threats by rushing straight into them, although he's tough enough that he can afford to (and, ironically, tends to fight by dodging).
** Aude ends up being one [[spoiler: when she attacks an elf who was happy to let her, Nail and Noah leave, since they weren't soldiers]].
* LittleNo: Burk's quite fond of taunting with "nope" when he's dodging attacks.
* MagicCompass: The aristocrat's medal points towards ''something'' when it's held by the end of its chain. [[spoiler: That something appears to be Burk, or something he's carrying.]]
* MathematiciansAnswer: Burk's quite fond of giving these. [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_182 For example]], how did he get past The Hero's secretary?
-->"On foot."
* ManBitesMan: Or rather AxCrazy schoolgirl bites elf's ear off.
* MentalWorld: [[spoiler: Noah's power turns out to be able to enter these. So far we've seen Detlef the elf's (an abstract memory of the first time he met Empire soldiers) and "Home" (which is presumably Noah's own mind, in the form of a subway station).]]
* MorningRoutine: Noah's chapter begins with him waking up and getting ready for school.
* MuggingTheMonster: The first Noah chapter opens with a group of thugs attacking a young girl and her friend (who promptly flees). She ends up defending herself with magic.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: When a royal guard shows up to explain things to Noah's class, he dramatically pauses before saying he'll draw on a chalkboard. [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_232 Judging by the classes' reactions, it worked.]]
-->"I shall educate you adolescents...with this chalk!"
* MutantDraftBoard: The beginning of the second chapter implies that magic users (or at least ''illegal'' magic users) are drafted into service for TheEmpire.
* MythologyGag:
** "Bandit Punch" was the name of The Bandit's main attack in ''A Path to Greater Good''. In ''Hero Oh Hero'', The Aristocrat yells "Bandit Punch!" the first time he punches someone . . . because he's punching a bandit.
** Chapters 1 and 2 each start out like the beginnings of their arcs in ''A Path to Greater Good'', but then go in different directions:
*** Chapter 1 begins with Melany and her Grandpa being accosted by bandits in the woods. In ''APTGG'', Burk showed up and saved them. In ''HOH'', [[spoiler:the bandit boss lets them go because they're not who he's looking for]].
*** Chapter 2 begins with the criminal Sharkface Sam cornering a young blonde woman on the street. In ''APTGG'', he kills her. In ''HOH'', [[spoiler:she blasts him with her magic.]]
*** Chapter 3 of ''APTGG'' begins with Tobi asking her grandfather to let her off guard duty so she can concentrate on inventing. HOH's third chapter sees her falling asleep on a guard post while trying to invent, before enthusiastically setting off on a DungeonCrawl (after discovering her grandfather's too distracted to stop her).
* NoExceptYes: The girl from class C wasn't arrested; just conscripted into the VEDA project for using magic illegally!
* NoIAmBehindYou: [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_315 Ciel does this to Noah when they first meet.]] Apparently just [[{{Troll}} because she can]].
* NoodleIncident:
** How Burk lost his pants while "Piggy" was chasing him off screen.
** How Burk defeated the second boar (it apparently involved a wheelbarrow and a shovel, the former of which the town is now short of).
* NoSell: The Aristocrat's attempt to fight off one of the bandit leaders [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_47 doesn't go as well as it did with his subordinates]].
* NotSoStoic: After over 200 strips of non-nonchalantly dodging attacks, Burk finally [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_202 has to put effort into avoiding something]] in 202.
* OurElvesAreBetter: On two levels; the HOH universe has at least one magic using race of humans called elves...apparently as an insult because they resembled elves that already "existed" in the Empire's mythologies.
* PixelArtComic: A rare example of one which uses completely original pixel art.
* PlotThreads: As with its predecessor, there will be three separate ones. Each following a different protagonist.
* RPGMechanicsVerse: Hinted at in Burk's chapter and TOM RPG (which both referenced a ranking system), and played completely straight in Tobi's chapter (complete with dungeon crawls, class changes, stat menus and rankings).
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: The students in Noah's chapters all wear their uniforms, even when they're not attending. [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_250 The same appears to be true of other schools in Gloria]], too.
* ScrewYouElves: The Empire is currently at war with the elves. Their local propaganda is apparently effective enough that they're NotEvenHuman as far as its citizens are concerned.
* StylisticSuck: Burk's drawings are deliberately crude [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_221 MS Paint style scribbles]].
* ThisWasHisTrueForm: When Burk defeats [[spoiler: one of the bandits' mounts]] it turns into [[spoiler: a normal pig]].
* TitleDrop: [[http://neorice.com/hoh_170 The gates outside the hero's house]] have the initials "HOH" on them in a similar font to the title of the comic.
* TooMuchInformation: [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_248 Noah's]] not impressed when one of his classmates starts describing his dreams.
--> "STOP! And never speak of this again."
* TwinkleInTheEye: Burk has these quite frequently. Usually when he's motivated to do something.
* UnsoundEffect: [[http://neorice.com/hoh_19 Bandit Punch!]]
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The farmer outside the town, who just ignores Burk as he walks in wearing a cape over his head (and later walks back [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_110 wearing nothing but his underwear and a pig strapped to his back]].
* UpperClassTwit: The Aristocrat (see cloudcuckoolander above).
* VanishingVillage: The dungeons in Tobi's chapter appear at random and disappear after 24 hours. Raiding them is apparently Rauel's main resource.
* VersusCharacterSplash: Burk and Logan get one [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_198 when they begin sparing]].
* WalkingShirtlessScene: The most Burk's wore between his neck and his legs while fighting the bandits was a cape; when he later gets a waistcoat, he still wears it open. [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_180 The Hero's]] also caught shirtless when he first appears, too.
* WallJump: Burk does this to get at Logan when he starts flying.
* WildMan: Burk has this look, with his bare chest and shaggy hair.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Melany, the girl from the opening, is the only character shown (so far) with an unnatural hair colour. Nobody's commented on it.