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[[caption-width-right:300:Part of a well-balanced apocalypse.]]

''Breakfast of the Gods'' was a completed {{webcomic}} by Brendan Douglas Jones in three volumes, best described as ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' played out by breakfast cereal mascots. The comic disappeared from the internet without warning some time in mid-late 2013, probably due to copyright/trademark infringement concerns. It's still available as [[http://www.indyplanet.com/front/?product=56624 a print-on-demand book containing all three volumes.]]

The Honey Nut Cheerios Bee's corpse washes up on a beach and all fingers point toward Count Chocula as the perpetrator. Snap, Crackle and Pop disappear shortly thereafter, and Cap'n Crunch and Tony the Tiger investigate. What eventually ensues is an all-out war for the fate of Cerealia, waged between the heroic defenders of everyone's balanced breakfast and the villainous denizens of the night [[spoiler:as well as their extraterrestrial allies, the dreaded Soggies]].
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!!This work provides examples of:
* AltumVidetur: Jarvis's final spell is grammatically correct Latin (except for one word that's in English).
* AlwaysNight: The area Count Chocula controls. Complete with rainless lightning storm.
* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe: Jarvis with a short one. It might seem like a NoodleIncident, but it's a reference to when [[http://www.lavasurfer.com/cereal-generalmills.html General Mills briefly replaced Lucky with Waldo the Wizard]] as the mascot for Lucky Charms.
* AndThisIsFor: Alfie delivers the line as he [[spoiler: avenges Cap'n Crunch on Jean [=LaFoote=].]]
* AnyoneCanDie: Oh, ''so'' true.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
--> "Here is perpetual night, the darkness suited only to the likes of thieves, murderers, and late-night snackers."\\

** For Frankenberry's profile, it's said that the evil deeds he commits for the Count include "kidnapping, torture, murder, [and] grocery shopping"
* TheBerserker: [[spoiler:Super Bear, Froot Brute, and Sonny.]]
* BigBad: Count Chocula.
* BigDamnHeroes: When [[spoiler:all the ''[[{{TheCavalry}} other]]'' snack food mascots]] show up for the final battle. The comments on that page were all basically variations of "[[{{CrowningMomentOfAwesome}} Holy shit!]]"
* BigGood: Cap'n Crunch.
* TheCavalry: Quisp and the Crunch kids, and [[spoiler: a [[{{Pun}} boatload]] of snack-food mascots]]. Alfie even calls them "the whole danged cavalry".
* CerealViceReward: Oh, so [[SubvertedTrope subverted]]. Giving in to one's cereal cravings is a good way to end up a traitor, a raving junkie or a rampaging engine of destruction.
* CradlingYourKill: [[spoiler: Count Chocula, after he's drained and killed the Trix Rabbit.]] It's also a PietaPlagiarism in that the position of the two figures is nearly identical to that on Michelangelo's statue. However, the character in the "Mary" position is most assuredly ''not'' mourning the death of the character in the "Jesus" position.
* DarkerAndEdgier / BloodierAndGorier: A comic that does this ''really well''. Jones manages to darken the tone without resorting to darkening the appearance, except where it's appropriate -- inside the Count's castle, for instance. The bright, cheerful colors just make it ''worse''.
* DeconstructionCrossover
* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: Cap'n Crunch. The actual {{Protagonist}}(s) are Tony and Trix.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Trix Rabbit]] teeters on the edge of this for quite some time, following his actions at Sam's in Book 2.
* TheDragon: Frankenberry, to Chocula.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: The Trix Rabbit]] tries (and fails) to hang himself in remorse for having betrayed Cap'n Crunch. Boss Moss prevents it.
* DualWielding: Sonny dual wields fighting knives during the final battle.
* EyepatchOfPower: Tony's, after the tortured-to-madness Crunchberry Beast gouges out his eye.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:An insane Crunchberry Beast gores out one of Tony's eyes before Dig 'Em shoots him]].
* FallenHero: Quake starts off the final battle having been recruited to Count Chocula's side.
* FantasticDrug: Cereal. What else? It's how Sugar Bear turns into [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Super Bear]] (and why he's trying to stay away from it), how Count Chocula coerces [[spoiler:the Trix Rabbit into helping him kill Cap'n Crunch]], and how the Count keeps Sonny under his absolute control. As they say, cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.
* GambitRoulette: Subverted. One of Count Chocula's allies points out near the end that the Count's mysterious "plan" has never been anything of the sort.
* GoIntoTheLight: The Quaker Man is cast in the role of God welcoming [[spoiler:Cap'n Crunch]] into the afterlife.
* GondorCallsForAid: When the battle against Chocula's forces start, it doesn't go well especially when the [[spoiler: Soggies]] get involved. However during the break in the battle, Crunch's wards manages to round up mascots outside the cereal realm (The Keebler elves, Chester Cheetah, Kool-Aid Man, Twinkie the Kid, The Campbell's Soup Kids, etc) allowing Tony's side to give a much more even battle.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Involving Twinkie The Kid and Dig'em
* HeelFaceTurn Quake, after Quisp tells him to "remember who you are!"
* ICannotSelfTerminate: Implied with [[spoiler:Sonny]], who whispers "thank you" right before [[spoiler:Super Bear rips his head off]].
* InnocentInnuendo: Anything involving [[spoiler: the Hostess Crew... sent by King Ding-Dong.]]
* LibationForTheDead: Dig 'Em Frog pours out a libation in honor of [[spoiler:Cap'n Crunch]] at the funeral service.
* LivingBattery: The reason [[spoiler:King Vitaman]] was missing is that he was hidden away to be used as this to boost Cerealia's defenses.
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: The basic premise is one: all of the characters are breakfast cereal mascots, and which side they are on has nothing to do with which company made their respective cereals. The crossover becomes even ''more'' massive when [[spoiler:all the ''other'' food mascots]] join in the fight.
* MasterOfDisguise: The Trix Rabbit.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Boo Berry]] turns out to have a pivotal role in saving the day.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Breakfast cereal mascots kicking ass. Yes.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Quake says this when he realizes his petty grudge is bringing death to the cereal people he once protected.
* NeutralNoLonger:
** When Toucan Sam is first introduced, all he's interested in is staying out of the mess, but after [[spoiler:Cap'n Crunch's death]] he decides he can no longer remain neutral. This is only natural, as he's basically written as Rick from ''{{Casablanca}}''.
** Likewise Sugar Bear though it takes him a little longer to come around [[spoiler: With good reason, Super Bear is powerful but uncontrollable.]]
* ObligatorySwearing: Provided by Dig 'Em and the Cookie Cop.
* PreMortemOneLiner: Quake's [[spoiler:"But something you should know about me, Sogmaster -- '''I'm Lactose Intolerant!!'''"]]
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Both [[spoiler:the Trix Rabbit, who shows up for the final battle [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja dressed as a ninja]]]], and [[spoiler:Quake, who single-handedly takes down the Soggies' mother ship]].
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Capt'n Crunch, again]].
* TheScrappy: In-universe, the Honey Nut Bee. Almost nobody shows up to his funeral, and even Tony admits that he was annoying.
* ShownTheirWork: The number of forgotten cereal mascots who come into play proves this trope.
* StoutStrength: FlyingBrick Quake has let himself go quite a lot from the old days, but he's still just as powerful.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Sugar Bear spends most of the comic trying to stay out of the fight because he's terrified of turning into Super Bear. His concern is ''entirely'' justified.
* TakeUpMySword: From Capt'n Crunch to Alfie, via Seadog.
* TookALevelInBadass: Alfie, when he goes up against Jean [=LaFoote=].
* TortureTechnician: Frankenberry. He likes this part of his job. He likes it ''a lot''. He's also very, ''very'' good at it. Honey Nut Cheerios Bee and Snap, Crackle, and Pop bear the brunt of his work.
* TragicHero: Trix Rabbit.
* TragicMonster: Sonny and the Fruit Brute. [[spoiler:This does not keep Super Bear from ripping Sonny's head off or smashing Froot Brute's like a grape.]]
* WackyWaysideTribe: The webcomic both invokes and plays with this trope with King Ayummayumma and the Fruit Islanders.
* YourHeadASplode: Strongly implied, but not actually shown with Twinkie The Kid; see the entry for GoryDiscretionShot. Also, it might not have been his ''head''...
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