''[[http://get-medieval.livejournal.com/ Get Medieval]]'' is a {{Webcomic}} about a group of HumanAliens - [[FantasticAnthropologist anthropology student]] Asher Hane, his former mob boss father, Torquel Hane, Torquel's current wife Iroth Rousel, his accountant Neithe Wen, and Iroth's bodyguard, Oneder - landing on Earth in 14th century France for what should've been a quick refueling stop. When their ship is attacked by natives (in this case French knights and soldiers) who seemingly take down Oneder, Torquel panics and takes off in their ship (only to make a forced landing and be captured by Muslim holy warriors), leaving the others stranded and forced to make their own way. Most of the comic focuses on Asher and Neithe, with Neithe trying to make the best of the situation and Asher determined to find a way off this "backwater planet", eventually settling with Sir Gerard, a French nobleman, and his family.

After concluding the story, the artist, Irony-Chan, added a commentary rerun, eventually going through the entire series again. For those who need yet more of a fix after that, Irony had two false starts on a new webcomic (''DumnestorsHeroes'' and ''KnowledgeIsPower'') but has settled into a consistent pace with the ongoing ''[[http://chaogaogong.livejournal.com/ Interstellar Tea House]]''.

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!!''Get Medieval'' provides examples of:

* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Torquel & Iroth
** Also, [[http://www.ainself.net/irony/get_medieval/get_medieval0906.gif this]]. Awwww.
* BeeBeeGun: Asher's idea of catapulting beehives into the castle to flush the occupants out.
** [[IncrediblyLamePun Bee-ological warfare]].
* BerserkButton: Never tell Asher he's just like his father.
* BestHerToBedHer: Rylede is an inversion, in that she beat her love interest in combat, causing ''him'' to fall for ''her''. They seem quite happy together.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Gesh was Santa Claus at Torquel's company parties.
* BigBad: Broat
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Celeste
* BrickJoke: [[http://get-medieval.livejournal.com/48224.html The ten-dollar bet.]] [[http://get-medieval.livejournal.com/316054.html Although Neithe forgot she made it.]]
* CarnivalOfKillers: The "Extraterrestrial Mob Assassins" storyline.
* CassandraTruth: [[http://www.ainself.net/irony/get_medieval/get_medieval0879.gif Here]].
* DysfunctionalFamily: Asher, Torquel, and Iroth
* EmoTeen: Celeste. She considers becoming a nun out of spite, but as the abbess put it, "One should take vows because one wishes to serve God, '''not''' because one is going through puberty and hates His creation."
* EstablishingCharacterMoment:
-->'''Neithe:''' You could think of it as "quality time" if you're an optimist.\\
'''Asher:''' I'm not.
* {{Facepalm}}: Lots.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Asher's various attempts to build a signal device.
* FantasticAnthropologist: Asher was studying to become one for [[TechnologyLevels less advanced]] planets. Thus he's well-prepared to provide a reasonable outsider's perspective on 14th century Earth culture. And hey, at least he's getting a lot of field-work experience, right?
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In strip [[http://get-medieval.livejournal.com/520334.html #731]], Sir Gerard gives a very good one: "I'd return via the Moon if that could avoid it." [[spoiler:Guess what, 70 strips later and ''he's on the Moon''.]]
** Even better: strip [[http://www.ainself.net/irony/get_medieval/get_medieval0380.gif 380]] foreshadows strip [[http://www.ainself.net/irony/get_medieval/get_medieval0798.gif 798]], well over a year later.
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: [[http://www.ainself.net/irony/get_medieval/get_medieval0265.gif Here]]
* HappilyMarried: Sir Gerard & Lady Eleanor
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Belle
* HumanAliens
** With a LampshadeHanging [[http://www.ainself.net/irony/get_medieval/get_medieval0808.gif here.]]
* IfYouEverHurtHer: By a little boy in the paper-copy-only story "Milady's Contract," with regard to his sister. "You break her heart, I'm gonna break your fuckin' knees! Pardon my English."
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: Kaguya apparently pioneered this as well as You Gotta Have Blue Hair (see below), according to a side-story in the print version. One of the pirates she threatened with "In the Name of the Moon, I shall punish you!" called it a dumb line, but another said, "I dunno, it's kinda catchy."
* KarmaHoudini
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Asher & Neithe. Notably, they're never even ''mistaken'' for a couple; All in all they're more PlatonicLifePartners, but it's noted the monks who took them in immediately assumed they were brother and sister (because of the way Neithe would regularly kick Asher's arse).
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Though the vast majority disappear after their relevant story arc.
* TheMafia: {{IN SPACE}}!
* MamaBear: Lady Eleanor
* TheMasochismTango: Torquel & Iroth
* TheMiddleAges
* MissingEpisode: For a while, the archive was missing great swaths of strips for the dates of late '05 and the end of the comic. Eventually corrected with the commentary updates.
* MorallyAmbiguousDucktorate: All of the waterfowl of Earth are evil, as far as we see.
* NeedAHandOrAHandjob: Asher's first encounter with Belle.
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: Ex-lawyers.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: A side-story included in the print version has Kaguya witness the teaming up of a band each of ninja, pirates, and samurai -- last seen confronting "a [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} forty storey firebreathing lizard]] ... heading for Edo!" "You goin' '''down''', lizard!"
* NoPeriodsPeriod: [[http://get-medieval.livejournal.com/28468.html Averted]]
* NoodleIncident: "Do you remember the '''last''' time we thought Torquel Hane was dead?"
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Kaguya
** Broat addressed her as "Miss Freitnor" (twice). An FAQ in the dead-tree version states that her name, presumably her given name, is Breony. Oh, and Professor Daren referred to her as Breony once. However, she told Torquel that Kaguya-hime was the only name she'd give to criminal masterminds.
* OutWithABang: Some anonymous who [[http://get-medieval.livejournal.com/279288.html died off-page]].
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Subverted very sweetly in the dead-tree-only side-story "Milady's Contract." Eleanor was arranged to marry Gerard's JerkAss older brother Armand[[note]]who hated the idea until he saw how SheIsAllGrownUp -- at ''fourteen'' (though he wasn't as happy with how smart and well-read she'd become)[[/note]], but then Gerard managed to lawyer a way she could marry ''him'' instead. Adds a touch of HypocriticalHumor to Sir Gerard's insistence that Celeste had to marry someone ''he'' chose for her.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Asher & Neithe.
* PlatonicProstitution: Asher's first night with Belle. She charges him by the hour so he can rant about his family. Then she starts ranting about her own family...and he turns around and charges her the exact same rate.
* PsychoForHire: Gesh, Rylede and Spot (though Gesh seems to be MUCH saner than the other two).
* PsychopathicManchild: Spot
* RockBeatsLaser: A starship armed with FrickinLaserBeams vs. a particularly large and well-aimed crossbow bolt.
* SarcasticConfession: [[http://get-medieval.livejournal.com/499911.html "Excuse me, I have to go interview some mob assassins."]]
* SayItWithHearts: Iroth, when she smooth-talks the Duc d'Orleans into holding a tournament for her birthday.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney
** [[http://get-medieval.livejournal.com/264753.html#cutid1 Screw the rules, I just gave the Pope a nice present]]
** [[http://get-medieval.livejournal.com/371150.html Screw the rules, I have other people's money]]
* ShoutOut: Numerous. The prologue written for the first dead-tree volume is a parody of the ''GilligansIsland'' theme. Mention is made of [[AKnightsTale Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein]] at one of the tournaments (of course, there ''was'' a real Sir Ulrich, but he lived a century before). And then there's [[http://www.ainself.net/irony/get_medieval/get_medieval0749.gif this]].
** Or when Asher [[CatapultNightmare wakes up screaming]] from a dream about [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail a flock of swallows dropping coconuts]]....
** There's also the squire [[BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure William of Preston and his friend Theodore]].
* SweetPollyOliver: [[spoiler: Belle]], to build a good and independent life despite the culture of the time, and thanks to inspiration from Asher. This works so well that in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, we learn that eventually, [[spoiler: she became ''the Pope''. Though the author won't tell us which one, historically speaking (or she'd no longer be able to blackmail the Vatican...)]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Asher, to the astonishment of ''everyone''.
* UnsoundEffect: Irony is fond of these. '''*LOOM*''' is, according to one of the commentaries, her favorite.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Oneder is infamously missing from the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue
* WhatMightHaveBeen: The main character was supposed to be Neithe, with Asher as her sidekick/foil. Asher proved the more interesting character so Ironychan went with him.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Duc d'Orleans; [[spoiler:Belle]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Kaguya's naturally pink hair. {{Lampshade}}d when we learn that she may have been the ''original inspiration'' behind the trend of oddly-coloured hair in {{Anime}}, and {{justified|Trope}} by the fact that genetic engineering was common on her planet (which also made her the victim of a form of FantasticRacism).

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