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'''''Angel Moxie''''' is a black-and-white {{Yonkoma}} Webcomic AffectionateParody of {{Magical Girl}}s by Dan Hess, creator of ''Webcomic/{{Rebus}}'', ''Webcomic/RealmsOfIshikaze'', and ''Webcomic/{{Weesh}}''. It mixes a sharp sense of humor with a fairly cut and dried magical girl plotline. What results is an overall charming teenage superhero romp that hits some surprising emotional depths along the way.

On the night before her first day of junior high, Alex O'Connor has a dream in which a mysterious entity hands her a wand and proclaims that she will save the world from evil. Alex wakes up the very next morning with the rod in her hand and not a clue of what to do with it. By the time the day is over, she's killed her first monster and gained a talking cat as a mentor. Welcome to magical girl duty, Alex.

The series ran from 2002 to 2006. Upon completion of the storyline, the series began rerunning with a new strip from the archives, though no new material has been written since.

You can read the archives [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/0/0/001.html online]].

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!!''Angel Moxie'' contains examples of the following tropes:

* AffablyEvil: Tsutsumu is this to a T.
* AffectionateParody
* AlliterativeName: Riley Rosenbaum
* AllYourPowersCombined: Played straight [[spoiler:then deconstructed when it gets Alex killed]].
* {{Animesque}}: The series mixes obvious Japanese references with American culture. And then there's the art.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: "There's plenty to save the world from -- zealots, corruption, bigotry, disease, {{sitcom}}s..."
* ArtEvolution: As the series progressed, the looser, scribbley art became much more refined, though it still kept its fairly simple art style. The format also started as very tiny panels in a horizontal format as the artist originally planned to stream the comic on cell phones. As this technology was too costly at the time of the comic's run, the author changed the format and slowly reverted the older comics to follow the Yonkoma format with larger art.
* AuthorAppeal: An in-universe example, wherein [[spoiler:Ms. Konk's creator, who is male, refuses Alex's and Riley's request that he build a really hot guy robot rather than a really hot girl robot.]]
* BadassLongcoat: Riley and Tristan get individual ones when powered up.
* BareYourMidriff: Riley's ultimate power [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/riley.html costume]].
* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn:
** Riley -- Brains
** Tristan -- Brawn
** Alex -- Beauty
* BerserkButton:
** As it turns out, [[spoiler:Tsutsumu]] has an extreme temper if provoked enough, leaving an opening for the girls to exploit.
** Calling Vashi [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/5/5/554.html an old lady]] is not the wisest thing to do in combat.
* BigBad: Yzin, who Vashi spends most of the series trying to revive.
* BlandNameProduct: The [=MacDonald's=] knock off [=MacMucky's=] in [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/4/8/489.html this strip]].
* BlushSticker
* BookDumb: Alex
* BoyBand: N'Tune. [[spoiler:In reality, servants of Shugari that hypnotize their followers.]]
* BrainyBrunette: [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/riley.html Riley]]
* CatGirl: Miya, a being of the higher authority that takes the mortal form of a cat. And yes, she's a girl. [[spoiler: In the end of the series, you briefly see her mortal, humanoid form, in which she has cat ears and a tail.]]
* CatsAreMean: Miya invokes this [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/2/7/279.html against a bulldog]].
* CelestialBureaucracy: Heaven turns out to work like this. And the receptionist is a squirrel.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Tsutsumu
* DarkMagicalGirl:
** Tristan at the start of the series, though this is resolved before Alex even realizes they're on opposite sides.
** Shugari is a spin on this. While not sad, lonely, and dark (she's actually quite bubbly and sociable) she's also an evil baddie.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Literally. Shortly after freeing the evil Vashi, Tristan punches her out of the window of her tower fortress. [[spoiler: Vashi eventually lands ''[[MegatonPunch in China]]!'']]
* DiedHappilyEverAfter:
** Happens to [[spoiler:Mr. Kyokasho, who dies to take out one of Shugari's monsters. He visits the heartbroken Riley in a dream to make sure she knows he's okay, and does the same for the earthbound Miya.]]
** Later, towards the end of the series, [[spoiler:Miya as well, who bids her farewells before she passes on. The epilogue shows her reuniting with Mr. Kyokasho and them rekindling their old relationship.]]
* DoppelgangerDating: Alex realizes that Kevin has a lot in common with Riley.
* TheDragon: Vashi
* EvilIsNotAToy: With much LampshadeHanging.
* EvilMentor: Tsutsumu, one of the demon lords, takes the girls in after they have a falling out with Miya. [[spoiler:They turn around and defeat him with the skills and professionalism they've learned.]]
* ExposedToTheElements: [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/2/6/266.html "Isn't there a winter costume or something?!"]]
* EyesAlwaysShut: Grant Kyokasho. [[spoiler:He opens them only once after he's absorbed an insane amount of magical power, which he proceeds to use to blow up one of Shugari's monsters to save the girls.]]
* {{Faceless Eye}}s: In the beginning, [[spoiler:before Tristan breaks all of the barriers to release her power]], Vashi appears as just a glowing, floating pair of eyes.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: When the second seal is broken, non-magical entities are affected by time slowing down. Though Miya doesn't know why Riley also isn't slowing down, it hints that she has powers of her own.]]
* GenderBlenderName: Alex, Riley and Tristan.
* GenkiGirl: Shugari
* GenreSavvy: The source of ''many'' {{Lampshade Hanging}}s.
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:Tsutsumu]] becomes the epitome of this when [[spoiler:he leaves a [[VideoWills Video Will]] that not only congratulates them on their victory and tells them that he, as their EvilMentor, is proud over their skills, but also leaves them his business: a multi-billion dollar worldwide company]].
* HairRaisingHare: [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/2/3/238.html "This is my servant, Cottontail. Cute, furry,... and evil."]]
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Riley, after Grant Kyokasho's HeroicSacrifice, [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/2/5/252.html kills Shugari and breaks down into tears]]]]. It doesn't last too long, but it counts.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Grant does this early on to defeat Shugari's demon minion. Later, at the end of the story, Alex does this to defeat Yzin, and Miya does this to save Alex.]]
* HotForTeacher: Riley's crush on Mr. Kyokasho
* IThinkYouBrokeHim: [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/4/8/486.html Tristan to her teacher]].
* JumpedAtTheCall: While the responsibility of saving the world makes her hesitate in the beginning, Alex promptly Jumps at the Call after her first TransformationSequence. Possibly because of the discovery that she had the power of {{Flight}}.
* JuniorHigh
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Grant Kyokasho blows up his mortal self in a HeroicSacrifice. Fortunately, the higher-ups were so impressed with his bravery that they decide not to force him to [[{{Reincarnation}} reincarnate]] and he keeps his job in the CelestialBureaucracy]]. Also [[spoiler:Yzin kills Alex during the final battle. Immediately followed by a BackFromTheDead, avoiding a DownerEnding. Even though the resurrection was facilitated by Miya [[BalancingDeathsBooks giving up her mortal life for Alex]]. It's [[DiedHappilyEverAfter still a happy ending]] as [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/6/0/607.html Miya is reunited with Grant]]]].
* MassHypnosis: The N'Tune Boys concert.
* MeaningfulName:
** Alex, Riley, and Tristan all have gender neutral/masculine name. [[spoiler:They are three (girl) incarnates of three boy heroes.]]
** Miya's last name "Gato", which is Spanish for "cat". She takes the form of a feline on earth to mentor the girls. Her first name too: "Miya" when spoken sounds like "meow" and "neko" is Japanese for "cat."
** Shugari's name sounds a lot like "''sugary''". The name she uses while posing as a student is Candi Shugari.
** Grant Kyokasho spends his time on Earth disguised as a teacher. His surname is Japanese for "textbook".
* {{Meganekko}}: Riley
* MinidressOfPower: Alex
* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: Mrs. Merriweather. Then there's the whole [[spoiler:really an evil demon]] thing.
* MundaneUtility: [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/3/5/355.html "How to use disappearing magic", by Alex.]]
* {{Nerd}}/{{Geek}}: Deconstructed in [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/0/1/018.html two]] [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/0/1/019.html strips]].
* NerdsLoveToughSchoolwork: [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/2/7/278.html Riley actually cheers when being told the class was stepping up the calculus lessons]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Miya]] gets an epic one at [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/2/9/290.html one point]] when she [[spoiler:summons a demonic army to challenge the girls and hammer home the importance of training... nearly getting the power trio killed in the process.]] Leads to a major WhatTheHellHero with ramifications lasting the rest of the strip.
* NonUniformUniform
* NoodleIncident: [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/1/5/153.html "I hope you didn't find about that incident with the water hoses and the ketchup in St. Louis."]]
* TheNoseless: About every character.
* OperaGloves: Alex wears them during [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/4/8/487.html her date]].
* ParentalAbandonment: Alex's parents are mentioned but never seen, we see Riley's father but not her mother, and Tristan's mother but not her stepfather.
* ParentalObliviousness: Riley's father has this to a severe degree, to the point that the girls can [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/4/0/407.html openly discuss a battle plan in front of him and he assumes they are discussing a surprise party]].
* PinkMeansFeminine: Alex's costume.
* PowerGivesYouWings: Alex's magical girl form.
* PowerTrio:
** Alex, ''the Magician'' -- Ego
** Riley, ''the Scholar'' -- Superego
** Tristan, ''the Warrior'' -- Id
* PunnyName: Shugari has a rather [[TastesLikeDiabetes sugary]] personality.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Tristan's outfit.
* RageAgainstTheMentor: After the defeat of Shugari, Miya gets obsessed with training the girls harder and harder, to the point that Alex snaps at her. Miya gets angry enough at her that [[spoiler: she summons an army of demons to attack the girls, nearly killing Tristan and hurting Kevin, an innocent and powerless friend, Alex completely turns against her. This leads to an arc where Miya leaves the strip until near the very end of the Tsutsumu arc.]]
* RashEquilibrium: In [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/3/4/342.html this]] and the two following strips.)
* RedHeadedHero: [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/alex.html Alex]].
* RobotGirl: Ms. Konk. Her creator makes some drastic changes to her, revamping the scary old lady robot to a bubbly, ditz, with a body like a supermodel.
* SealedEvilInACan: All the villains start out like this but Tristan unleashes Vashi and she releases the rest of them. It's later revealed that [[spoiler:One Minion escaped being sealed by the heroes predecessors and was working on freeing Vashi all along]].
* SheCleansUpNicely: Tristan
* SidekickGlassCeiling
* TheSlacker: Tristan's approach to school.
* TheSnarkKnight: Tristan
* TheSmartGuy: Riley
* TakingYouWithMe:
** In the final battle Yzin does this. [[spoiler:He fails. Sorta]].
** [[spoiler: Both Yzin and Alex survive, Alex then pulls this too. Sorta]]
* TrainingFromHell
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: With LampshadeHanging.
* TransformationSequence: Also {{Lampshaded}}.
* TroubledFetalPosition:
** [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/4/9/492.html "Study paralysis."]]
** [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/4/9/497.html And then not...]]
* UpdatedRerelease: The whole series was re-published with a different panel arrangement and new caption font, though the storyline remains the same.
* WaifFu: Tristan
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: The comic's {{tagline}} is even "It's magic monsters & Junior High". Alex freaks out about exams and has middling to poor grades. It doesn't do every aspect of the trope, as dating isn't much of a problem for her.
* WebcomicTime: [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/0/7/075.html Lampshaded]].
* WeCanRuleTogether: Tsutsumu proposes this to the girls.
* WingedHumanoid: Alex, in magical girl form.
* WreckedWeapon: Parodied. When Riley try to figure out how the wand work [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/0/0/006.html she accidentally breaks it]], but it instantly [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/0/0/007.html rebuilds itself]]. Also the EvilMinions have the bad habit of destroying Riley's [[FrickinLaserBeams laser guns]], but [[MadScientist she's good at building new ones]]. [[spoiler:The trope is also used dead serious near the end of the comic, when Yzin damages the wand beyond repair]].
* WritersCannotDoMath: Grant accidentally fakes his birthdate as 1971, but the date of his teaching degree as 1983. Luckily, the only ones who notice are the heroines.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair:
** Tristan's [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/tris.html green hair]].
** Also, Shugari's hair is bright pink.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Tristan, [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/4/8/485.html exercising her right to accessorize]].

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