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[[caption-width-right:350:Clockwise from bottom-left: {{Troll}}face, Everything Went Better Than Expected Guy, [[BigYes So Much Win Guy]], [[SignatureLaugh LOL Guy]], [[RageBreakingPoint Rage Guy]], Cereal Guy, [[TheStoic Pokerface]], [[BornWinner Fuck Yea Guy]], [[TheEeyore Forever Alone Guy]]]]

"Rage Comics" a.k.a. "rage face comics" are not a single webcomic ''per se'' but a massive agglomeration of unrelated webcomics by different authors across the interwebs, united only by their distinct style and topics. Essentially a CutAndPasteComic format with a shared pool of recurring face sprites, most rage comics tell [[SliceOfLifeWebcomics short anecdotal stories with a punchline from their authors' lives]].

Originating as a collection of anonymous webcomics posted on Website/FourChan back in 2008, the format quickly spread across the web, thanks to its accessibility (pretty much anyone with Photoshop and online access can produce a rage comic within minutes) and the catchiness of many "rage faces". The original rage face was the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/rage-guy-fffffuuuuuuuu "Rage Guy"]], to whom the format [[TropeNamer owes its title]]. More "rage faces" have been introduced, and nowadays, hundreds of rage comics are produced and uploaded online every day, alongside LOLCats and other {{meme}}s.

The most common rage comic template consists of four panels (not unlike {{Yonkoma}}) arranged in a 2x2 for better browser readability:

# The main character is introduced doing something ordinary.
# Something unusual happens.
# The character does something about it (alternatively: a BeatPanel).
# The character reacts, often with uncontrolled rage if the previous panel ended in failure.

Longer comics are also common, but they are almost never broader than two panels in a row (since most websites that host rage comics have a picture width restriction).

For a more or less complete list of popular rage faces, refer to [[http://ragemaker.net/images/Neutral.html Dan Awesome's Rage Maker]]

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!!Tropes common to all rage comics:
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* AliceAndBob: Most characters in the rage comics go by the names Derp, Herp (both male), Derpette, Derpina (female), and derivatives.
* AbusiveParents: The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/trolldad trolldad]] occasionally hits this point.
* AnonymousAuthor: Many such, considering their origins on image boards.
* ArtifactTitle: Early strips universally ended with the Rage Guy raging. Nowadays, that is no longer the case but the title stuck.
* AtomicFBomb: The Rage Guy's signature "FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU".
* BigYes: The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/aww-yea-guy "AWW YEA" guy]].
* CaptainObvious: The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/you-dont-say "You Don't Say?" guy]] is used as a response to obvious statements, itself taken from a contour drawing of NicolasCage in the film ''Film/VampiresKiss''.
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Several of the supporting faces (such as "You don't say", "True story", and "Watch out, we've got a badass") are trace-overs of real people.
* CurseCutShort: The Rage Guy's "FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU".
* CutAndPasteComic: All faces, especially the multi-purpose [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/cereal-guy Cereal Guy]].
* DastardlyWhiplash: Sported by the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/i-lied "I Lied!" guy]].
* ADateWithRosiePalms: The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/fap-guy Fap Guy]].
* DeathGlare: [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/whats-all-this-racket-mirada-fija "What's All This Racket?" guy]].
* DistinguishedGentlemansPipe: The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/trolldad Trolldad]].
* TheEeyore: The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/forever-alone "Forever Alone" guy]].
* EnragedByIdiocy: The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/are-you-serious-face-seriously "Are You Serious?" guy]].
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/puking-rainbows Puking Raibows Guy]] represents the supreme adoration and happiness.
* FaceFramedInShadow: The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/oh-god-why "Oh God, Why?" guy]].
* {{Filler}}: More often than not, "True story" is used to fill up a fourth panel in a comic that would otherwise only be three panels long.
* FishEyes: the Derp face.
* GlassesPull: The astonished variation is done by the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/mother-of-god Mother of God guy]].
* {{Gonk}}: A lot of the rage faces are intentionally ugly.
* GuiltyPleasures: Whatever the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/me-gusta Me Gusta guy]] reacts to.
* HighClassGlass: The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/feel-like-a-sir Sir]].
* ILied: Pretty much the point of the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/i-lied "I Lied!" face]], though more often PlayedForLaughs than [[PlayedForDrama for drama]].
* IdiotBall: Expect anyone with the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/harp-darp-herp-derp Herp Derp face]] to carry it proudly.
* ImagineSpot: A lot of Me Gusta moments result from the characters realizing that their current (mundane) activity is similar to [[RuleOfCool something awesome, like an action movie scene,]] and immediately imagining themselves in that spot.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Occasionally done by the Trollface, followed by the mocking "Problem?".
* IsThatTheBestYouCanDo: The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/yao-ming-face-bitch-please "Bitch Please" guy]] is used before one-upping an earlier statement. Said image is taken from an image of former NBA star Yao Ming laughing heartily [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-26VMhVLuHc during a 2009 postgame interview]].
* JetPack: Equipped on the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/nothing-to-do-here-jet-pack-guy Nothing To Do Here guy]].
* KickTheDog: Many times one with the troll face will do this.
* LittleNo: The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/no-rage-face "NO." guy]], though with more gravity than the normal.
* LongHairIsFeminine: Most "female" faces are produced simply by strapping a wig of common hair color on a male-per-default preexisting sprite.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/oh-god-why "Oh God, Why?" guy]].
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: The "seriously?" faces are far more realistically drawn than the standard faces that aren't trace-overs, and they are some of the few to have uniquely designed female sprites.
* NotBad: The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/obama-rage-face-not-bad "Not Bad." face]], patterned after BarackObama's reaction [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/picturesoftheday/8537857/Pictures-of-the-day-26-May-2011.html?image=8 during a royal visit to London]].
* OhCrap: The aptly named [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/oh-crap-omg-rage-face Oh Crap guy]].
* RageBreakingPoint: The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/rage-guy-fffuuuu Rage Guy]] in a nutshell.
* RageQuit: The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/desk-flip Desk-Flipping Guy]].
* SliceOfLifeWebcomics: Most commonly.
* SuicidalOverconfidence: The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/challenge-accepted "Challenge Accepted"]] (inspired by Barney Stinson's CatchPhrase from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'') and [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/fck-yea "F**k Yea"]] faces, but subverted with the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/266158-challenge-accepted "Challenge Considered"]] face. Sometimes this trope is followed by the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/neil-degrasse-tyson-reaction "Watch Out Guys, We've Got a Badass over Here" guy]], itself patterned after astrophysicist Neil [=deGrasse=] Tyson.
* {{Touche}}: A sad, remorseful version with the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/okay-guy "Okay..." guy]].
* {{Troll}}: The iconic [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/trollface-coolface-problem Trollface]].
* TwitchyEye: [[http://ragemaker.net/images/Angry/eye%20twitch.png The Angry Guy]]
* WineIsClassy: [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/feel-like-a-sir Drinking Like a Sir]].
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