''Adventurers!'' is a webcomic by [[Tropers/{{Webrunner}} Mark Shallow]], who later created ''AntiheroForHire'' (there's a crossover... of sorts). It began as a series of console RPG jokes connected only by the presence of the main characters, but gradually developed a storyline that [[GrandFinale culminated with]] a massive battle against the FinalBoss.

The storyline is now finished and the comic no longer updates. http://adventurers.keenspot.com/ is the place to get your ArchiveBinge.

The TabletopRPG ''Console'', also an AffectionateParody of C{{RPG}}s and their tropes, uses ''Adventurers!'' strips for some of its illustrations.

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!!This webcomic provides examples (almost always {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d or {{Parodied|Trope}}) of the following tropes:

* AbortedArc: Nate Wars, among a several recurring comics during the first 100 strips.
* AcademyOfEvil
* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Parodied, by showing how silly they really are when taken literally.
* ActionBomb: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20020306.html Bombats]]
* ActionGirl: Karashi, Tesla, Lumi
* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: Sorry, but [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20020104.html being a hero won't get you a discount]].
* AffablyEvil: Khrima, usually
* AffectionateParody
* AlienGeometries: Imposis specializes in these. Also, [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0345.html the shape of every console RPG world]]. (The strip says the shape is "impossible", but it's really describing a torus.)
* AllMythsAreTrue: Actively cited as a law of the universe.
* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: Khrima has one built just for the sake of conforming to this trope.
* AnimeHair: Karn.
* AntiVillain: Argent.
* ApatheticCitizens: The Bystandrians.
* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering: Karn tries to figure out [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0014.html how to escape from a collapsed dungeon]].
* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit:
** Made fun of [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0133.html in this strip]].
** Comes up again [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20040417.html near the end]] when Cody suggests he might have been able to join the team if they didn't have nine characters already. Since there's only one named OptionalPartyMember, this suggests Cody and Drecker are MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers as well.
* ArtEvolution: The art does improve over time, although it is still very amateurish.
** Inevitably parodied [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20050115.html in this comic]].
* ArtificialStupidity / AIRoulette: Eternion falls victim to this, despite the Eternals being exempt from many laws that most of the other characters must obey.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20020411.html It doesn't work out the way Karn hoped.]]
* AuthorGuestSpot
* BackFromTheDead
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20040327.html Argent.]]
* BarehandedBladeBlock: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0358.html Involving a robot arm]], and again [[spoiler: during the final boss fight]].
* BehindTheBlack
* {{BFS}}: Karn's.
* BigBadEnsemble: Khrima and Eternion, both of whom correspond to different kinds of RPG villains. (Khrima is an EvilOverlord, and Eternion is an evil PhysicalGod.)
* BishonenLine: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20050616.html This strip]] is the {{Trope Namer|s}}.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: Parodied.
* BlockPuzzle: Repeatedly. [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20020226.html Everyone but Karn hates them.]]
* BonusBoss: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0224.html "Because it's there!"]]
* BossBattle
* BottomlessMagazines: Console RPG characters never run out of ammo, ever.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: An early joke is that Drecker, hard-bitten thief that he is, finds himself able to swear only in [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV cutlery]] once he joins the party. This extends to everyone else (except Eternion) and becomes a RunningGag; when Khrima's about to go through a lot of pain in the Final Battle, he says "Oh '''utensil'''."
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Not a heavily used trope, but there is one notable example. Final Boss Khrima uses an attack spell with an animation so over-the-top, it doesn't just include an EarthShatteringKaboom, it actually cracks the ''Adventurers!'' game disc, requiring Karn to tell the "player" how to replace the disc with a backup copy.
* BrickJoke:
** In an early strip, the party [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0128.html defeated a microbug and won a piano]]. During the final fight against Khrima, Karashi, realizing that she could throw ''[[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20050609.html anything]]''...
*** It turned from an upright piano into a grand piano, but I don't think we're supposed to notice.
** When he finds out that the person who his boss most fears is a [[QuirkyBard bard]] of all things, Cody [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20020329.html wonders if he isn't really a superhero in disguise]]. Then fast forward to [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20060911.html the finale]]...
** In an earlier strip, one of the main characters plays Boggle with the bad guy and spots "gorilla". Several strips later, the bad guy spots the same word as he plays Boggle with one of his minions.
*** And again when he fights Eternion.
** [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0029.html Early in the strip]], an Ice Dragon which [[GenreSavvy has painted himself red to make itself look like a Fire Dragon]]. It [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20030103.html later]] appears in the news, complaining about the quality of the paint, which has apparently faded to green.
* ButThouMust: The heroes are [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20020107.html rather used to this]].
* ButtMonkey: [[SeriesMascot Chookie]] and [[QuirkyBard Gilward]]
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20020206.html "I would have gone with the naked costume change but she doesn't change costume."]]
* {{Cap}}s: After strip number 999, every subsequent strip was also numbered 999.
* CallBack: In an early strip, the party defeated a micrognat and it dropped a piano. During the final battle against Khrima, Karashi threw the piano at him.
* {{Cameo}}: Hero and Cherry from Webcomic/{{RPG World}} appear in the background when Maxima Termis calls for 'a spiky-headed hero and his sidekick'. The later when Eternion announces in a newspaper that he's making a bid for Final Boss, another article in the newspaper is titled "Galgarion to gardners: Prune or Die." In turn, Khrima made a cameo in ''RPG World'', appearing in the hallway at Eviltown U.
* CardCarryingVillain: Khrima.
* CerebusSyndrome: Though, notably, even after the plot picked up there would be periods where they went back to complete "gag a day" strips, justified as taking time off from the plot to level grind.
* ChainedByFashion: Eternion's second form.
* ChainsawGood: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20050101.html Spybot gets one and is very happy about it]] though it doesn't get put to any use.
* CharacterDevelopment: A few nice bits. Karn [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20051103.html is frustrated]], but he never did have much patience for anything that didn't involve hitting things with swords.
** A couple times earlier, Karn tries to actively demonstrate CharacterDevelopment by being angsty or apathetic, but both times is called out on it - particularly since his personality doesn't really mesh. He also dreams of getting amnesia.
* ChekhovsGun: In an early comic, a monster inexplicably drops a piano upon defeat. Later, during the final battle, Karashi ends up throwing this piano at the final boss. And it's apparently his greatest weakness.
* ChekhovsGunman:
** Played straight with Argent. Inverted in [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20011130.html this strip]], in which a character is conspicuously introduced and then never seen again.
** This actually happens with several characters early on, mostly because the series hadn't switched from its gag-a-day nature. Later on, many characters were merged into the story line, but many of the less defined ones didn't make the cut.
* ChestMonster: And [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0392.html it's bigger than the box it was hiding in!]]
* CollapsingLair: Averted because the designers 'were on a budget'.
* CombatPragmatist: Tesla [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0362.html is not one to waste time]].
* CombatTentacles: Dark Doomsceror [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20040617.html uses them for counter attacks]]. Drecker notably worries they might be the naughty kind instead.
* CommonplaceRare: Apples.
* ContinuityNod:
** Most of the summons seen in the comic return when Ardam summons Pantheon is just ''one'' example.
** Another silly one comes up late in the comic. Early on, Ardam fights one-on-one with an evil wizard named Whizrom, who begins melting/evaporating after he's defeated. Both of them notice that Whizrom is taking an awfully long time to finish disappearing (which Ardam lampshades), and hundreds of episodes later we see him again, still evaporating and going about his business normally. And later still, he appears in the final dungeon, after being frozen into the shape of a sphere.
** [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20011119.html Septuple]] [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20050820.html Scare]].
* ConvectionSchmonvection: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20020320.html "EVERYTHING is protected by floating platforms over lava."]]
* CoupDeGraceCutscene: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20051103.html "It doesn't matter who makes the final hit, the plot says I do it anyway."]]
* {{Crossover}}: With ''RPGWorld''. And with ''AntiheroForHire''... sort of.
* CurbStompBattle: After much epic adventuring, the party has finally managed to confront Eternion, one of the two {{Big Bad}}s, and drag him into an RPG battle. [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20031230.html The result?]] [[TotalPartyKill "Well, that was easy."]] [[spoiler: Subverted: Ardam had a Relife Ring equipped.]]
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Khrima.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax and CutsceneIncompetence: Parodied in one comic.
* CuttingTheKnot: When stuck in TheMaze, Karashi [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0386.html climbs over the walls]] and Tesla [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0387.html breaks through them]].
* DamselInDistress:
** In Lumi's job description, evidently. "Didn't they teach you anything at your church? Next thing you'll tell me they didn't tell you how to properly get kidnapped."
** Also attempted with Karashi on two occasions. Both times she freed herself. One time she actually managed to free herself and make it back to camp before the rest of the party realized she had been kidnapped at all.
* DancingPants: Just one of the many possible RandomEncounters.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0029.html This enemy.]]
* DarkActionGirl: Mizuna.
* DeadpanSnarker: Ardam and Eternion.
* DeathGlare: It's a little insensitive to complain about feeling left out to the party's resident {{Butt Monkey}}s, [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20030722.html Ardam]].
* DeathTrap
* DimensionLord: The Eternals are a race of these, with Maxima Termis being their initial leader, followed by Eternion.
* DistressedDude: Karn in Comic 201.
* DivineRanks
* DramaticThunder: Karn makes Ardam use a lightning spell only for the sake of this trope.
* DramaticUnmask: Eternion when Khrima hits him with the Mallet of Extreme Pain. The fact that the mask ''is'' his face should tell you where it [[AntiClimax heads]].
* DreadfulMusician: Gildward, [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0135.html apparently]].
* DuelBoss: The author has a rather low opinion of these.
* DurableDeathtrap: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20030117.html Lampshaded]].
* EasterEgg: Karn goes to great lengths to find one.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: Including such elements as "Tastes Like Orange Tang", "Doesn't Taste Like Orange Tang", and "Peanuts".
* EnemyMine: Played straight and later subverted when the less-evil Khrima realizes Eternion's trying to force him into one with the heroes, as part of his gambit to secure the role of Final Boss.
* EnigmaticMinion: Argent.
* EquipmentSpoiler: Invoked when Karn panics on discovering a shop that sells a weapon no one in the party uses in case they missed a secret character. [[spoiler:They meet and recruit the user of said weapons later.]]
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: This is the reason why Ardam can't drink coffee.
* EvilChancellor: Parodied - the chancellor wasn't evil and the monster impersonating him had a cold.
* EvilCounterpart: Most of the good guys have one - Ardam vs. Wizrom, Drecker vs. Rio, Karashi vs. Mizuna, Gildward vs. Dirlend, even Chookie vs. Blanc...
* EvilGloating: Lampshaded, [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0205.html of course]].
* EvilMinions: Most of them have [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Fs in Evil]], but still.
* EvilerThanThou: Eternion to Khrima.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin:
** Evil Killer Death Spybot 5000.
** And don't forget Drecker's [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0097.html Mug!]] ability, which... drops a [[ExactWords giant mug]] on the enemies for actually decent damage.
* ExplosiveInstrumentation: Khrima [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20050811.html apparently]] built them like this on purpose.
* FakeKing: Parodied.
* FetalPositionRebirth: one of Khrima's transformations.
* FetchQuest
* FightWoosh
* FinalBoss: Khrima and Eternion actually get into a [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20020130.html PR battle]] over who gets to be FinalBoss. Khrima wins.
* FloatingPlatforms: Subverted.
--> '''Drecker''': And the platforms weren't really floating? Cheap.
* FlockOfWolves: One of Khirma's plans was to capture all the party members and replace them with robot duplicates, then have the robot duplicates strike when they least suspect it. There are four major flaws with this:
** One: The robot duplicates don't look like the people they're supposed to look like.
** Two: The plan involves capturing them all. Why would they need to bother doing anything else if they've all been captured?
** Three: If he'd captured and replaced them all, then the robots would be attacking each other.
** Four: Why would they make a robot duplicate of Evil Killer Death Spybot 5000? He already works for them.
* FourIsDeath: Khrima has four forms.
--> '''Khrima''': Fourth time's a '''charm'''.
* FourthWallMailSlot
* FrickinLaserBeams: Khrima demands that his engineers put lasers on everything, even ballistic missiles. He later fires one of them for inventing a weapon better than lasers.
* GainaxEnding: "[[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20051224.html This]] is going to cause message board debates for ''years''."
* GameBreaker: In-Universe. All of Karn's ultimate abilities. [[spoiler:Although Khrima's final form actually blocks one of them.]]
* GameBreakingBug: In-Universe, one boss attack [[UpToEleven breaks the game disc!]]
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Lampshaded - the characters can do ridiculous things in battle, but can't do any of it outside.
* GenreSavvy:
** Karn.
** Also Karashi: Everything is protected by floating platforms over lava.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Parodied and played straight at different points.
* TheGlomp: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0360.html Tesla]].
* GlobalAirship: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0011.html Don't let Karn fly.]]
* GoldfishPoopGang: Kemmit and Meck.
* GoodBadBugs: In-Universe. A [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20011026.html nod]] to VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI's infamous "Vanish" + [[UselessUsefulSpell "Doom"]] GameBreaker combo.
* GoodMorningCrono: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0026.html This strip.]]
* GottaCatchThemAll: The Elemental Relics: Hydrogen, Helium, Lithium...
* GrandFinale: Goes on for just under 300 strips.
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Subverted.
* GuestStarPartyMember: The Guy Who Took the Gold Armor, the Level 99 Guy.
* GuideDangIt: "GNWG" is supposed to be a clue.
* GunsAreWorthless: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0286.html Parodied.]]
* HalfHumanHybrid: Despite looking completely human, Karn is quarter-[[WingedHumanoid Skyrian]], as revealed via painfully straight AsYouKnow; his father is half-Skyrian. The green hair probably should have been a giveaway, [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair but...]]. Also, Karashi and her sister are half-dwarf. They get their looks from their father.
* HarmlessVillain: Nearly all of them.
* HeadTiltinglyKinky: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0161.html In this strip.]]
* HealthDamageAsymmetry: lampshaded and justified [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20050816.html here]].
* HeKnowsAboutTimedHits: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20011127.html This strip.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Argent]]
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:Invisin]]
* HeroesPreferSwords: Karn.
* HeroicBSOD: Ardam, after being attacked by the [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0343.html Evil Pants.]]
* HitPoints
* HolyHandGrenade: The Smite spell. Pity Lumi only has enough MP to cast it once.
* HonestJohnsDealership: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0111.html Honest Cid's Used Airships]].
* HoYay: [[invoked]] Lampshaded by Karn in [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20060807.html this strip]].
* HPToOne:
** Eternion's [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20031218.html Grief Impulse]] wouldn't work on anyone he couldn't kill in a single turn anyway, but he uses it because he enjoys the cruelty of it regardless.
** Khrima [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20040824.html also has one]] that hits the entire party, but due to an abundance of healing options they weren't particularly intimidated.
* IndyEscape: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20011123.html They fail, but it doesn't matter.]]
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Rio.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: Inverted when a "powerful" sword turns out to be useless.
* InsecuritySystem: Lampshaded [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0186.html here]].
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0194.html "Since when did we have giant robots?"]]
* InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: Parodied twice - once when a villain places a chair in the party's path and Karn doesn't comprehend the notion of stepping over it, and again when he performs a jumping attack on an enemy in battle, but then declares a small obstacle too high to pass.
* InterchangeableAntimatterKeys: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0395.html Here.]]
* ItemCrafting: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0159.html Parodied.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: Yes, [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0196.html yes it is, Karn]].
* IWillShowYouX:
-->'''Khrima''': They think they vanquished me? I'll make them see what it's like to really vanquish me!
* JokeCharacter: Chookie.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0205.html Lampshaded]] - [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0206.html "Whatever, I'll tell you guys anyway."]]
* [[KickTheDog Kick the Cute Thing]]: Yeah, Khrima's got [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20020315.html villain cred]] to spare with that one... too bad that technically wouldn't make him even as evil as ''[[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0140.html the main character]]''...
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Argent nuking Eternion and Invisin after depowering them.
* KillerRabbit: Ardam falls victim to a [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0302.html DevilRabbit]].
* KillSat: Khrima sure does love his lasers.
* KleptomaniacHero: Karn is [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20020517.html unapologetic]] about this.
* KnightOfCerebus: Eternion.
* LampshadeHanging: And how!
* LaserBlade: Lampshaded by how absurd it is.
* LastDiscMagic
* LetsSplitUpGang
* LevelGrinding
* LimitedWardrobe: Made fun of. Also subverted in [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0390.html this strip]].
* LoadBearingBoss: Khrima, [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20051231.html naturally]].
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Builds up quite a roster by the end.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0030.html Here]] and [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0083.html here]]/
* LockAndKeyPuzzle
* LostForever: Both parodied and played straight.
* LoveInterest: Lumi/Karn, Tesla/Ardam, Karashi/Drecker
* MaskPower: The Eternals.
* TheMaze
* MeaningfulName: The city of [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20030211.html Doomdia]], and the Bystandrians. Arguably, Gildward, whose name is a composite of "Gilbert" and "Edward", the Japanese and English names for the [[QuirkyBard Spoony Bard]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''.
* MementoMacGuffin: Lumi's amulet.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0299.html "You see, evil is like... it's like a bowl of oranges..."]]
* MindScrew: "This is going to cause message board debates for years."
** Also, [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20011128.html "Wait for the sequel."]]
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Khrima, despite being the EvilOverlord.
* TheMole: The aptly named [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0156.html Killer Evil Death Spybot 5000]], who, incidentally, is never seen spying again.
* {{Mon}}: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0063.html Humorously averted.]]
* MookChivalry: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0287.html Spoofed.]]
* MotivationOnAStick: A variation with a treadmill and a sign reading "plot" is used to keep Karn occupied in one strip.
* MusicalSpoiler: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20020110.html Subverted.]]
* MysteriousInformant: Imposis.
* NerfArm: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0292.html A rolled-up newspaper]] and [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20020927.html a stick]].
* NeverFoundTheBody: Lampshaded by Karn:
-->"We never found the body, so obviously he's still alive!"\\
"But the explosion could haveó-"\\
"'''We never found the body, so obviously he's still alive.'''"
* NightmareRetardant: InUniverse examples:
** [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20040511.html "That is confusion, not fear. Try again."]]
** [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0325.html "Look upon the mask and tremble!"]]
* NoEndorHolocaust: Which causes Ardam to give up trying to accept the nonsense.
* NonActionGuy: Gildward.
* NonLethalKO: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0220.html "Fainted fainted fainted!"]]
* NoSneakAttacks: Parodied multiple times. On one occasion, one monster persuades another to attack the party in their sleep... only to discover their tent is [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0258.html electrified]].
* NotSoDifferent: Khrima tries to play this card. [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20051122.html It doesn't work.]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Khrima turns out more competent than he originally seems, but he's still not very threatening.
* NumberOfTheBeast: Eternion's HP and MP.
* OhCrapThereAreFanficsOfUs: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0161.html "I suddenly find myself very, very glad that I don't have any fansites."]]
* OminousLatinChanting: {{Invoked|Trope}}.
--> '''Khrima''': Ahem. ''[[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20040817.html Cue the choir]]''
* OneWingedAngel: Khrima. He uses [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0035.html Wing-B-Gone]] to deal with it.
* OnlyIdiotsMayPass
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: The reason Khrima saves the party when Eternion first appears.
* OnlySaneMan: Ardam, who can't stand the absurd RPG tropes he has to deal with.
** Subverted/Deconstructed [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20060128.html near the end]]. [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20060623.html He gives up.]]
* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass
* OperationBlank
* OptionalPartyMember: [[spoiler:Drecker]] is ''not'' pleased to learn he's one.
* {{Padding}}: Woo boy, that last arc. [[invoked]] Lampshaded, [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20050614.html of course]].
* PaletteSwap: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0042.html Which one's the navy one?]]
* PamphletShelf
* PartyInMyPocket: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0203.html Lampshaded.]]
* PayEvilUntoEvil: After Eternion is defeated and made mortal and Invisin offers to try and help him adapt, Argent explodes them both.
* PeekABangs: Ardam, as well as everyone from his hometown.
* PerkyFemaleMinion: Mizuna.
* PhysicalGod: The Eternals
* PlotCoupon
* PointyEars: Karn
* PokeThePoodle: Most of Khrima's attempts at proving how evil he is.
* PricelessPaperweight:
** The villain uses his orbital satellite to cut his sandwich.
** In another story arc, Khrima plots to steal a magic water-generating crystal, which provides the only source of water for a city, to use in his office water cooler. Mizuna then says that, once they have it, it would be better to ransom it back to the city in exchange for its inhabitants becoming his servants. Khrima agrees that her idea is better. Then, in the process of stealing it, the two of them discover what the people who live in the city [[TooDumbToLive are]] [[ObstructiveBureaucrat actually]] [[SurroundedByIdiots like]] - and into the water cooler it goes.
* ProductPlacement: Parodied.
* PunchClockVillain
* PuzzleBoss: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20040513.html Whizrorb.]]
* QuirkyBard: Gildward.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad
* RandomEncounters
* RandomlyDrops
* RebelliousPrincess: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0109.html "I may have exaggerated a little..."]]
* RecurringBoss: Numerous. Khrima, Eternion, Blanc, Mizuna just to name some.
* ReviveKillsZombie: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0017.html This strip]] illustrates the results.
* RewardingVandalism
* RPGMechanicsVerse
* RunningGag:
** "Gorilla! Right there!"
** [[WelcomeToCorneria "There are many guards in the castle!"]]
* SavePoint
* SequentialBoss
* SharkPool
* ShoutOut:
** The [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII "Magic Eight Squall"]], the name [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Gildward]], and several others.
** The use of "spoon" as a swear-word refers to the line "You spoony bard" in VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV's translated version.
** Tesla's jetpack has the activation code "[[SpaceBattleshipYamato YAMAT0]]".
* ShowWithinAShow: In addition to Khrima's [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0368.html daytime TV]] and various other shows, the entire comic turned out to be a ShowWithinAShow - or more accurately, Game Within A Comic - in the final comic, where it's revealed [[spoiler:Wrench of ''AntiheroForHire'']] has been playing it the whole time.
* {{Sidequest}}
* SlapOnTheWristNuke: An EarthShatteringKaboom does not as much damage as you'd think.
* SlaveToPR
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: Chookie.
* SmokeShield: Lampshaded/Subverted/Parodied/Inverted.
* SoLongAndThanksForAllTheGear
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Partially subverted.
* SpikesOfDoom: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20020823.html Used here.]]
* SpoofAesop: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0249.html But most of all I learned never to tick off a ninja.]]
* SquishyWizard: Ardam. Gildward is a squishy ''bard''.
** Parodied/Deconstructed when Ardam had to fight a DuelBoss fight against Whizrom. Whizrom was completely immune to Ardam's magic - but being a squishy wizard himself, he was vulnerable to Ardam's usually useless physical attack.
* StandardStatusEffects
* StartofDarkness: Khrima describes in detail of how he came to be a lord of darkness.
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0112.html Here.]]
* StayingAlive: [[spoiler:Khrima]] [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20061006.html here]].
* StrategyGuide: Karn is seen [[NoFourthWall reading one]].
* StupidityIsTheOnlyOption
* SuicidalOverconfidence: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20020109.html "What attracts them to us enough to override their self-preservation instincts?]]
* SummonMagic: Ardam uses this, and so do a few other characters.
* SuperMode: Karn has probably one of the most [[GameBreaker broken]] cases ever seen. Lampshaded as with everything else.
* TakeThat: "[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Squall]] belongs to Square. [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0336.html They can keep him.]]"
* TakeYourTime: Made fun of repeatedly. One of the more ridiculous examples is [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20020516.html here]].
* TakingYouWithMe
* TalkToEveryone
* TempleOfDoom: And they contain {{Block Puzzle}}s!
* TenPacesAndTurn: Tesla and a villain [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0363.html attempt this]], but are foiled by the RPG battle system.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20021115.html "Any job worth doing with a laser is worth doing with many, many lasers."]]
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself
* TimedMission: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20020101.html Here]].
* TimeTravel: Used for a couple of cheap jokes and then never mentioned again.
* TimmyInAWell: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0008.html "The Problem With Being Mute"]]
* TooAwesomeToUse: One gets the impression [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20041030.html Fire Shards]] were this, at the ''beginning'' of the game.
* TookAShortcut: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0398.html How the NPCs get there first.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Dirlend, an evil bard, learns to play [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0357.html Heavy Metal music]] and is no longer [[SquishyWizard Squishy]].
* TotalPartyKill: {{Save Point}}s make these little more than an [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0371.html inconvenience]].
* TrapDoor
* TrapIsTheOnlyOption: "If it's a trap then it's a plot point and we '''have''' to follow the plot."
* TrippyFinaleSyndrome
* {{Troperiffic}}
* TraumaInn: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0379.html "Just sleep it off, you'll be fine."]]
* TwoGamersOnACouch: Parodied in [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20030401.html this strip]].
* UltimateBlacksmith: The TropeNamer is [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20041014.html this strip]].
* UndergroundMonkey
* UnexpectedGenreChange
* UniversalPoison
* UnknownRival: Khrima is annoyed that Eternion seems to be taking over the role of BigBad. Eternion, for his part, considers Khrima a mere [[PunyEarthling puny mortal]] of no particular consequence.
* UnsoundEffect
* UnusualEuphemism: "Spoony" and its variants.
* UselessUsefulSpell: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0167.html De-Lificate]]
* VerbalTic: Chookie.
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon
* VideoGameGeography: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0345.html "The world is not round."]]
* VideoGameStealing: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20020419.html Lampshaded.]]
* VillainBall
* VillainsOutShopping
* WalkingTheEarth
* {{Wangst}}: [[invoked]] [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20030206.html Subverted.]]
* WeaksauceWeakness: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20050611.html Getting hit on the head with a piano.]]
* WeaponOfMassDestruction
* WebcomicTime: the final battle lasts ''a year and a half''.
* WelcomeToCorneria
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Argent, apparently.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Argent. [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0255.html Ardam immediately guesses he's evil upon seeing him.]]
-->'''Argent:''' What!? You think a guy can't have silver hair and gold trimmed black armor without being evil?
* WhiteMagicianGirl: Lumi.
* AWizardDidIt: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20060707.html That's right. Magic.]]
* WorthyOpponent
* WrapAround: On the world map, a scientist discovers that you teleport to the south side of the world when you go past the northern boundaries.
* WreckedWeapon: Happens to Gildward once.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Ardam expects the RPGMechanicsVerse to behave like the real world.
* YouALLLookFamiliar
* YouCantFightFate: [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0296.html The characters follow the plot, because that's what you do in an RPG.]]
* YouHaveFailedMe
* YouMeddlingKids: Given a ShoutOut [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0181.html here]].
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