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''[[http://www.angels2200.com/ Angels 2200]]'' is a {{webcomic}} done by Peter Haynes and Nathaniel Savio. The webcomic combines SpaceOpera, ImprobablyFemaleCast, GirlsLove, and WarIsHell.

Humanity on Earth and its colonies has undergone a [[{{Gendercide}} plague that has killed off the vast, vast majority of men]] thus humanity's armed forces are now entirely women. Concurrently, the colonies have been rebelling against Earth. The Terran Navy has sent one of their more minor resources--the aptly named and obsolescent carrier ''Outcast''--to deal with an uprising on the Risae asteroid belt.

But even aboard the Outcast the Icebreaker flight squad stands out as a RagtagBunchOfMisfits, both poorly trained and untested. Unfortunately, it looks like Icebreaker squad will be the ones called upon to be the heroes. They include:

* Sasha "Hammer" Carelli (Hometown: New York City): Squad Commander. Daughter of a decorated Terran Navy pilot.
* Franchesca "Kid" Martines (Mariot, France): TheIngenue, probably the ship's most naturally-gifted pilot. Sensitive and idealistic to a fault.
* Juanita "Quetzalcoatl (Quetz)" Valdez, (Mexico City): Hammer's wingman. Squad' s best pilot. NotGoodWithPeople
* Mary "Whiskey" O'Riley (Limerick, Ireland): [[{{Oireland}} Walking Irish stereotype]]. (Which she intentionally plays up). Would probably be the team's "Heart", if Kid weren't around
* Mitsabi "Bubblegum" Kiseko (Kyoto, Japan): Less emotionally stable than Kid. Fancies herself a detective. [[WriteWhoYouKnow Based on the author's wife]].
* Rebecca "Loser" Bradley (Rural Kansas, USA): Hammer's best friend, habitual brig occupant.

The series went on a two year [[SeriesHiatus hiatus]] followed by a single update in June 2013; whether it truly becomes an OrphanedSeries remains to be seen.

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!!''Webcomic/{{Angels 2200}}'' contains examples of:

* AbortedDeclarationOfLove: Hammer considers telling Kid how she feels when choosing to stay behind on the ''Ellie Arroway'', but chickens out at the last moment.
* AbsoluteCleavage: Hammer's zipper keeps riding lower and lower [[spoiler: during her escape attempt from the ''Ellie Arroway'']]
* AIIsACrapshoot: Subverted by the sexbot Lance, who after sustaining physical damage appears to have gone rogue, but in fact continues to function perfectly safe. Also inverted and lampshaded when Whiskey out of the blue bludgeons the nice pastor who was sent to guard her.
--> '''Lance:''' This is why I find it amusing that people worry about robots going crazy...
* AirVentPassageway: Loser uses one when they attempt to "rescue" Quetz
* AllThereInTheManual: [[http://www.janahoffmann.com/angels/comics/angels2200hbv1_0.pdf Angels2200 Handbook]]
* AmazonBrigade: The entire military, both terran and colonial, is female.
* AnArmAndALeg: After Hammer is captured, the mother of a little boy who died on the ''Ellie Arroway'' tells her she's going to make Hammer suffer one day for every day he lived. [[spoiler: They start by cutting off her hand.]]
* ArtEvolution
* ArtificialLimbs: Both Pronto and Toat sport cybernetic prostheses.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Kid shows some of these traits in the early strips.
* AuthorAppeal: The plague appears to have killed off not just the men but any woman who isn't thin and at least moderately attractive.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Hammer.]]
* BerserkerTears: Whiskey [[spoiler:, after she accidentally kills Loser]]
* BigDamnHeroes: During the final battle, Whiskey [[spoiler:attempts this, only to have it [[GoneHorriblyWrong go horribly wrong]] ]].
* BilingualBonus: When Kid is speaking French during the Icebreakers' attempt to "rescue" Quetz. Also during Bubblegum's outburst after the Theatre/WestSideStory play.
* BreakTheHaughty: Whiskey tries this on Quetz.
* BritishStuffiness: Greykat
* CanNotSpitItOut: Hammer in regards to her feelings for Kid.
* CanonImmigrant: Quite a few ideas and details from the role playing game that fans held on the comic's forum were integrated into the story
* TheCaptain: Robin
* TheCasanova: Whiskey
* CensorSteam: plenty of shower sequences.
* [[spoiler:ChildSoldiers: Used by the colonials.]]
* CodeName: All of the icebreakers receive ironic, sarcastic, or sardonic call signs. It does not help them bond as a team.
* ConspicuousCG: For the space scenes and many backgrounds. Averted in later strips, where CG and drawn images blend extremely well.
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Bubblegum who's a huge fan of detective stories.
* CrossPlayer: Whiskey's [[http://www.angels2200.com/angels/2010/10/01/part-7-comic-39/ online avatar]] is male.
* CurseCutShort: Quite often when the F Bomb is about to be dropped, particularly in one ShoutOut to ''Film/DieHard''.
* DataPad: Two different versions are shown: A security guard accesses the ship's [[http://www.janahoffmann.com/angels/2006/11/23/part-4-comic-23/ message system]] with one and the pilots carry something called "[[http://www.janahoffmann.com/angels/2006/12/03/part-4-comic-31/ Jmlad]]" that functions as a personal organizer and storage device.
* DisappearedDad: Most of the cast's fathers are dead. Whiskey claims her father somehow survived and then abandoned his family, but circumstances imply it may have been an act.
* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: [[spoiler:Most of Corona Squad except Scimitar, perishes almost instantly as a result of debris when the Outcast is hit by a WaveMotionGun. Loser is accidentally killed by Whiskey]].
* DrunkenSong: A specialty of Whiskey.
* DysfunctionJunction
* ExactWords: Lance, despite being unable to lie, is able to avoid compromising his having assumed Loser's identity because the captain is asking for her specifically. When the captain asks the occupant of his/Loser's vac suit to respond, he's found out.
* ExpandedUniverse: Quite possibly the first webcomic that got [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri1cvnozfLg turned into a movie]]
* EyepatchOfPower: Pronto
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Bubblegum]]
* {{Fanservice}}: Lampshaded in an early comic. Franchesca runs into a briefing with her uniform... undone in particular areas. One of the crew quips about a sudden desire for cheesecake.
* FieryRedhead: Whiskey
* FillerStrip: Originally was updated three times a week, with one day containing filler art (often FanArt).
* [[FiveManBand Five Woman Band]]
** TheHero: Hammer
** TheLancer: Whiskey
** [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: Bubblegum
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: Loser
** TheChick: Kid
** TheSixthRanger: Quetz
* FoodFight: Followed by a HurricaneOfPuns
* FunetikAksent: Kid. She even writes letters this way!
* TheFuture
* {{Gendercide}}: The genetic plague kills 99% of Earth's men.
* GenderRarityValue: The Colonials appear to be type 1 society, the Terrans appear to be a type 2
* GeniusDitz: Kid with piloting.
* GenreSavvy: Robin and the rebel leader.
* GhostShip: The ''Ellie Arroway''
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Whiskey and Smiley are known to feel this way.
* GirlsLove
* GodivaHair: In some {{Shower Scene}}s.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: during Whiskey's and Kid's dinner of seduction
* GoodCopBadCop: The captured rebel asks if Pronto is the "bad cop" after Bubblegum is found out, but then she states that she's the "honest cop".
* GratuitousFrench: Kid
* GreyAndGrayMorality: Neither the Terrans' nor the Colonials' cause is portrayed as more justified, and both sides perform questionable actions to further the war effort. The pilots are more concerned about staying alive and protecting their friends than whether their mission is right or wrong.
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: The military police on the Outcast is dangerously incompetent most of the time.
* GuestStrip: contains guest art by the artists of Webcomic/{{No Need For Bushido}} and Webcomic/{{Alpha Shade}}, as well as in the form of ascended FanArt
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Whiskey
* HeadbuttingHeroes: Quetz and Whiskey as well as Quetz and Hammer.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Hammer staying back and performing a distraction to allow the rest of the squad to escape from the Ellie Arroway]]
* HitYouSoHardYourXWillFeelIt: Whiskey to Kid's younger sister, after she insists on coming with them to [[spoiler: rescue Hammer.]]
* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:After helping her squadmates escape the Ellie Arroway, Hammer tries to escape, too, but learns that the enemy sabotaged the ships the Icebreakers used in order to get in]].
* ImprobablyFemaleCast: Justified in the aspect of nearly all men being killed by ThePlague.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Kid
* IntoxicationEnsues: When Kid gets sedated in the medical wing.
* IronicEcho: Quetz tells Kid "Cheerleading tryouts are down the hall" when she oversleeps and rushes into her first meeting late. This is later repeated on Quetz herself [[spoiler:after she takes over as squad leader]] after Whiskey tampers with her alarm.
* KissingUnderTheInfluence: [[spoiler:Loser and Whiskey.]]
* KlingonPromotion: [[spoiler:How Quetz takes over the Icebreakers.]]
* LadyLand: ThePlague runs rampant and [[{{Gendercide}} kills off nearly all human males]], and the women are left to pick up the pieces.
* LingerieScene: Several.
* ModernMajorGeneral: Bubblegum is the worst pilot on the Icebreakers, but is reasonably talented in other fields, like investigation.
* MoralMyopia: The rebels torturing Hammer for the death of of a child, even though it looked they were bringing him along on a suicide mission. Subverted when we find out that [[spoiler: the ''Ellie Arroway'' was intending to broadcast a pirate signal exposing Earth's Goverment's role in creating and spreading ThePlague, then surrender or run for it.]]
* MultinationalTeam: Most of the squads.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Whiskey, after Loser's death at her hands]].
* NaiveNewcomer: Kid
* (Code)NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Quetz is short for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetzalcoatl Quetzalcoatl]], which is a fair summation of her personality.
* TheNeidermeyer: [[spoiler:Quetz when she takes leadership of the squad]].
* NewMeat: Everyone in the Icebreaker Squad.
* NoodleIncident: The "sexual exploits" Whiskey is [[http://www.angels2200.com/angels/2007/09/10/part-6-comic-40/ talking to Pastor Sullivan about]] are never explained, which is probably for the better...
--> '''Pastor Sullivan''': Well...how...very...athletic... Of the...five of you... And the sheep...
--> '''Whiskey''': You think that's good, you should hear what we did after breakfast.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: When Whiskey tries to pull a IWillOnlySlowYouDown [[spoiler: after being shot on the Ellie Arroway]]
* NothingUpMySleeve: Captain Kurosawa, while being confronted by Toat, hides a pistol in her sleeve. [[spoiler: Toat later takes command of the bridge at gunpoint at a crucial point in the last battle of the first part, but after Loser's death distracts her for a moment, Kurosawa manages to shoot the gun out of her hand and send her to the brig]].
* ObliviousToLove / EveryoneCanSeeIt: Unlike pretty much the entire rest of the ship's crew, Kid had no idea about Hammer's feelings towards her until way too late.
* OldSchoolDogfight
* OldSoldier: Pronto
* OneGenderRace: Humanity itself. Well, almost. The numbers involved are ''very'' uneven, but there are still men around.
* OrphanedSeries: The comic summarily stopped updating in December 2011 after already having suffered severe Schedule Slip. According to indirect WordOfGod it has been put on an indefinite hiatus by the author due to monetary and time constraints. As noted above, a single update, sans explanation, occurred in June of 2013.
* OurWormholesAreDifferent: {{FTL}} travel is done by the means of [[PortalNetwork Jump Gates]].
* PermissionToSpeakFreely: Hammer asks it before criticizing the captain's approach to training them. The Captain says yes, but rejects the criticism.
* PetTheDog: Quetz gets a few such moments, especially when adopting a kitten.
* PlatonicProstitution: The sexbot Lance is used for just about anything. Except sex.
* PortalNetwork: Jump Gates are used for interplanetary travel.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Icebreakers, largely the result of them having implied to have been drafted.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Investigator Toat. It's only one of her eyes and it's a cybernetic prosthesis, but still...
* RealityEnsues: A half dozen conscripted 18-19 year olds do not merely rise to the occasion and become crack fighter pilots. Any successes they achieve are arguably because the enemy is similarly poorly trained.
* ScheduleSlip: In recent years the update schedule has been disturbed by RealLife interference and web-hosting issues. See also OrphanedSeries.
* SensorSuspense: When Whiskey's [[http://www.angels2200.com/angels/2006/12/08/part-4-comic-36/ motion detector goes off]] on the supposedly derelict ''Ellie Arroway''.
* {{Sexbot}}: Lance, [[http://www.janahoffmann.com/angels/2005/12/26/part-1-comic-45/ but no one wants to use him.]]
* ShoutOut: ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''Franchise/StarTrek'' mainly but lots of others.
** The Icebreakers' early flight and combat training heavily references ''Film/TopGun''.
** The ''Ellie Arroway'' is named after the main character in Carl Sagan's ''{{Literature/Contact}}''.
** ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'': Kid is seen wearing a "I.A.C." T-shirt, one scene has a "Capture the Bear" poster in the background and Ping and Miho are shown briefly as members of the bridge crew.
** The little boy on the ''Ellie Arroway'' wears a ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'' T-shirt.
** [[Webcomic/NoNeedForBushido Blind Cho Sake]]
** The [[http://www.janahoffmann.com/angels/2006/11/23/part-4-comic-23/ ship's message system]] closely resembles the forum that could be found on the comic's website at the time the particular strip was created. Most of the user names shown on screen in the comic are slight modification of user names of regular posters on the real-life forum at the time.
* ShellShockedVeteran: [[spoiler:Whiskey in Transmission 2]]
* ShowerScene: Lots!
* SituationalSexuality: Due to the ImprobablyFemaleCast, the options for romance are [[GirlsLove rather limited]]. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the pastor who is sent to guard Whiskey in the brig:
--> '''Pastor Sullivan:''' It's not like you girls have a lot of choice.
* SmokingIsCool: Hammer. Bubblegum tries to smoke but only manages to make herself sick.
* SpaceNavy: The aptly named Terran Navy.
* SpaceOpera
* StateSec: The terran Office of Special Investigations (OSI).
* SymbolSwearing
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Quetz and Whiskey often get on the rest of the squad's nerves (particularly each other's).
* TheSpartanWay: Fighter pilots aren't given much training before doing practice dogfights.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck used word for word [[http://www.janahoffmann.com/angels/2007/10/16/part-6-comic-76/ by the captain]]
* TeamMom: Pronto
* ThemeNaming: For the {{sexbot}}s: Lance, Dick, Roger and the Asian model, [[PunnyName Wang]].
* ThreeLawsCompliant: The sexbots.
* UnequalPairing: Kid and Hammer, the implications of which are explored on several occasions (notably when Hammer has to dress down Kid for hesitating in battle, which nearly costs Bubblegum her life).
* VomitDiscretionShot: Quetz pukes off-screen.
* TheWarOfEarthlyAggression: The comic milks the "morally ambiguous" version of this trope for all it is worth: the Terrans have a StateSec and use biological warfare; The Colonials use ChildSoldiers as kamikazes and torture their prisoners. On balance the Terrans come out slightly on top, since most of their viewpoint characters are noble warrior types whereas the Colonials' commander tends to do MagnificentBastard things like deliberately sacrificing his own troops as bait.
* WarIsHell: The entire plot is pretty much build around this.
* WaveMotionGun: Ship to ship combat seems to consist of capital ships firing their particle beams, powerful laser cannons that can ''[[http://www.janahoffmann.com/angels/2007/10/12/part-6-comic-72/ blow right through]]'' another ship, at one another, then letting the fighters duke it out while they wait for the beams to recharge.
--> '''Kid:''' Ze particle beam?
--> '''Quetz:''' Jesus, Kid, have we been riding in the same ship the past few months? It's the big honkin' boomstick at the front!!!
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: Most of the helmet designs.
* WhatTheHellHero: Whiskey gets one from Loser for going too far in seeking vengeance against Quetz, and another from Pronto for [[spoiler:accidentally killing Loser]]
* WillNotTellALie: Lance's programming prevents him from actively deceiving members of the crew.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Kid/Hammer, again.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Loser has pink hair and Sprout has green hair

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