->"The ICC is comic hipsters."
-->-- ''Just about everyone, at one point or another''

[[DescribeTopicHere Describe International Comic Continuity Here.]]

Yeah! We're really excited to be doing the TvTropes page for the International [=ComicContinuity=].

Ah... I'm a bit busy today. Can we start tomorrow? [[DevelopmentHell Or next week?]] [[AbortedArc Screw it,]] [[SelfDeprecation we're too lazy for this.]]

...

Fiiine.

The International [=ComicContinuity=] is an [[AllStarCast ensemble]] of [[EnsembleCast fifteen teenagers]] that have [[Main/SelfDeprecation wasted the]] [[WebcomicsLongRunners majority of their lives]] making [[ShamelessSelfPromoter some of the best]] multiple {{Story Arc}}s [[FanFic detailing]] [[WriteWhoYouKnow the lives]] of their [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname renamed]] [[AuthorAvatar author]] [[DigitalAvatar avatars]] and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters other created characters]] [[ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy represented]] by [[SpriteComic colored squares]] which in turn represent characters in [[AlternateUniverseFic another]] [[FanVerse universe]] inspired by a [[{{Bionicle}} dead toyline about storyline-centric plastic buildible action figures]] placed in outlined boxes and hosted on the [[BZPower largest internet-based forum]] dedicated to said dead toyline of [[{{Lego}} children's construction toys]].

...[[ThatCameOutWrong let's]] [[HypocriticalHumor try]] [[LampshadeHanging that]] [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative again]].

The International [=ComicContinuity=] is a large group of fifteen {{BIONICLE}} webcomic authors that banded together to create a [[SharedUniverse shared]] [[FanVerse universe]]. They mainly consist of {{Sprite Comic}}s stemming from the BIONICLE mythos detailing the lives of their {{Author Avatar}}s. While the continuity itself only officially formed on January 3rd, 2010, the series themselves go farther back, two of them as far as 2006.

It is notably different from other continuities on {{BZPower}} because it combined a large amount of pre-existing comic series (ten, originally) and made them co-exist together in one universe while still preserving all of their timeline. Since then, it has grown into a fifteen-member group with nineteen comic series and two multi-author ones.

[[folder:The current members of the ICC include]]
* Kahinuva: Founding member, and one of the two who got the continuity rolling to begin with. His flagship series is ''Live, Learn and Lawsuits'', a rather standard comedy piece, but he also heads the ''Taone Nui Offline Game'' project.
* Philbert: Founding member, and one of the two who got the continuity rolling to begin with. His initial primary work was ''The Comics That May Or May Not Be Made By/Involve Philbert'', a quirky comedy series, but has throughout the life of the ICC dabbled in numerous other comic projects.
* Gerlicky: Founding member. Much valued among the continuity, regardless of what he thinks. His ICC work is the ''That's Messed Up!'' trilogy, consisting of [[PhotoComic the photocomic original]] ''That's Messed Up: The Series'', the [[ArtShift spritebased sequel]] ''That's Messed Up: Creator's Wrath'', and the [[DevelopmentHell as yet unrelased]] ''That's Messed Up: The Legendary Gerlicky''; he also contributes the parodical ''[=SpoofQuest=]!''.
* Tavakai: Founding member. He initially contributed ''[=VakamaTK=]'s Comics'', but this eventually came under his new project, ''[=TavKorp=]''. It was then succeeded by ''A Room With A Mahi''.
* Bladeran: Founding member. It's a bit of a continuity injoke that, even over a year later, he still hasn't got his planned series for the ICC off the ground. He contributes his older work, ''[=BladeTitan974=]'s Comics''.
* Gavla: Founding member. Arguably the most popular comic maker on [=BZPower=], having recently smashed the record of the longest topic within the comic community, or possibly even [=BZPower=] in general (10,000+ posts). His flagship work is ''Gavla's Comics'', an enormous series spanning numerous story arcs of differing tone and theme; notably, his works are the only ones not explicitly set within the ICC universe while still being ICC canon.
* Dlakii: Founding member, and a [[OldShame former moderator]] of [=BZPower=]. Was [[AuthorExistenceFailure banned from BZPower]] under [[MisBlamed highly questionable circumstances]] in March 2010, shortly after the ICC's founding, but continues to make a strong contribution to the ICC when he's not choked down by his university work; some of the ICC love making sport of subtly lampshading this fact in their work. His sole series for the ICC was ''[[KentBrockmanNews The Newsroom]]'', an office farce set in the headquarters of the beleaguered television station Channel Billion.
* Coleanuva: Youngest active member who just got his series "Coleanuva's Ski Resort" off the ground, taking place in, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a ski resort]].
* Zakitano: His primary contribution to the ICC is ''[[StylisticSuck BIONICLES ADVENTURS COMIXS]]''. Oh, and a little series of no significance called ''The Pirogi Vampire''.
* Tamroc7: Has been planning ''City in the Sky'', a more serious adventure series, but that has yet to come to fruition.
* Janaro: His current series is ''Janaro's Café'', set in a reality-warping restaurant.
* Nuparurocks: His sole series for the ICC is ''Nuparurocks' Comics'', a series acclaimed among the community for its unique brand of humour and visual mastery; he also runs a daily strip within it.
* Tapika: Formerly associated with the [[OldShame North-Western Isles Continuity]]. His series is ''I Made This'', a reboot of a series he once did for the NWI; he also ran a few other series such as ''[[DarkerAndEdgier Private Eye Tapika]]''.
* [[IHaveManyNames Fried Ingenuity / Jin / Nerdgirl-hime]]: The [[TheSmurfettePrinciple only female member]] of the ICC. Her contribution is ''This Brick Wall'', which generally eschews sprites in favour of hand-done pixel drawings and the occasional photo edit.
* Superkid11: The most recent member, and easily the one with the longest history in the area of BIONICLE sprite comics. His recent relaunch of his work, ''SK Inn'', is his sole contribution to the ICC; none of his prior works have been incorporated.
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[[folder:The current series/projects of the ICC include:]]
''List to be expanded on''.
* ''[[http://www.bzpower.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=305155 (3L)2: Live, Learn and Lawsuits'']]'': The credited birthplace of the ICC; it was the central hub for the continuity itself for a while until it got moved into a blog post. Its generally a mix and match from different genres; part [[GenreDeconstruction deconstruction of the general comic maker cliches]], part [[SciFiWebcomics science fiction extravaganza]], part [[ElseWorld alternate universe drama]] and part [[PlayedForLaughs plain old comedy series]] set in a PostCyberPunk world. Originally known as ''Live, Learn and Lawsuits'', but became ''(3L)2: Live, Learn and Lawsuits'' later for its second season.
* ''[[http://www.bzpower.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=303232 The Comics That May Or May Not Be Made By/Involved Philbert]]'':
* ''That's Messed Up'':
* ''[[http://www.bzpower.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=332501 SpoofQuest]]'':
* ''[[http://www.bzpower.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=277063 TavKorp]]'':
* ''[[http://www.bzpower.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=275265 BladeTitan974's Comics]]'':
* ''[[http://www.bzpower.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=283165 Gavla's Comics]]'':
* ''[[http://www.bzpower.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=258888 The Newsroom]]'':
* ''[[http://www.bzpower.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=333956 Coleanuva's Ski Resort]]'':
* ''[[http://www.bzpower.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=333432 BIONICLES ADVENTURS COMIXS]]'': A series full of [[{{Irony}} beautiful graphics]] that outshine the rest of the continuity.
* ''[[http://www.bzpower.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=332065 The Pirogi Vampire]]'': Zakitano's "landmark" series which practically no one remembers and even fewer care about.
* ''[[http://www.bzpower.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=322950 City in the Sky]]'':
* ''[[http://www.bzpower.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=329594 Janaro's Café]]'':
* ''[[http://www.bzpower.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=288244 Nuparurock's Comics]]'':
* ''Private Eye Tapika'':
* ''[[http://www.bzpower.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=325216 II Made This]]'':
* ''[[http://www.bzpower.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=309409 This Brick Wall]]'':
* ''[[http://www.bzpower.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=333725 SK Inn]]'':
* ''[[http://www.bzpower.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=316048 Noob War]]'':
* ''Mask of Existence'':
* ''Taone Nui Offline Game'': Another GenreDeconstruction, but this time with a tongue-in-cheek look at WesternRPG with [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to pretty much [[AuthorAppeal anything the creators like (or dislike)]]. Originally a game split off from ''Live, Learn and Lawsuits'', but soon evolved to be a game related to the [[ContinuityPorn whole continuity]].
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!! Tropes used include:
* AbnormalAmmo: Fikou has dual pistols that shoot webs instead of bullets.
* AbortedArc: ''The Newsroom'' in its entirely, owing to AuthorExistenceFailure. A planned reboot [[DevelopmentHell still hasn't gotten off the ground after almost a year of planning]].
** Also, no one has yet seen what happened at the dinner between Myarti and Atoma.
** Not to forget the finale for ''Live, Learn and Lawsuits: Alternative Saga''.
** And the TPV movie with its at least two musical numbers.
** And the ICC.
* AchievementsInIgnorance: Many of Janaro's achievements in cooking have resulted from this.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Justified as the Matoran Language itself was already based on English and they just use it as a shorthand instead of writing out all those circles.
** Played straight with Chilly, however, who could automatically speak the language of the Matoran once she landed on Meta-Nui in ''Gavla's Comics''.
* AmbulanceChaser: Ravorhk, although {{deconstructed}}, see "Frivolous Lawsuit" below.
* AmoralAttorney: Ravorhk and Taterman stand out as the best examples.
* [[ArmyofLawyers Army of Lawyers]]: The OCLL has quite the amount of lawyers who often "attack" in "swarms".
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: Cowman, being of the Type II variety.
* AnotherDimension: All of the [[StoryArc Story Arcs]] in ''Gavla's Comics'' take place in an alternate dimension adjacent to the ICCverse.
* {{Antimatter}}: Getting more commonly used in ''Gavla's Comics''.
* AuthorAvatar: As per {{BZPower}} tradition, all members have the main characters in their series who bear the authors' username and, to a bit of a lesser extension, the same personality. Although it does sound a bit cliche, the avatars do also carry a lot of their author's faults as well, so it does work.
* AuthorPowers: Used early on by Philbert and Tavakai, although use of it has died down in their later works. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''[=SpoofQuest=]'' by Gerlicky and PlayedForLaughs with khain00ba (Noob Kahinuva).
* BackStory: Nearly all of the series include some sort of backstory.
* BeamMeUpScotty: Blade has never actually said "Its muffin time!", despite it being claimed to be his catchphrase.
* TheBechdelTest: Though they haven't had much time to speak with each other outside of combat, the main female characters of ''City in the Sky'' pass.
* BizarroUniverse: The Noob Universe, in which Noob War takes place. Also, the obviously named Bizarro Universe, although it ironically enough fits the MirrorUniverse trope much better than this one (see below).
* BoisterousBruiser: Veoh Raiwor from ''City in the Sky.''
* BrickJoke: "Bob's Law" from "Ask Kahi" came back into play at the epilogue, in which Gerlicky got bunked with a ZombieInfectee.
* BritishAccent: Zakitano is said to talk and sound like [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]].
** Tapika and Janaro as well, seeing as how they are actually from England.
* CensorBox: Occurs throughout the continuity, often with the box being signed either "Pohuaki" or "Black Six" (respectively the BZP Global Moderator in charge of the comics forum, and the head administrator of BZPower). Sees particularly heavy use in ''Nuparurocks' Comics'', most memorably when large portions of an ode to Megan Fox gets censored by Black Six to the point that [[UpToEleven the whole second verse is censored]].
** Also used in a guest comic by Philbert when Makito gets his [[FanDisservice shirt taken off]], because [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm the reader could not grasp the true form of the content]].
* ChefOfIron: Janaro, thanks to his skill with utensils, especially his frying pan. Oh, and he's got a magic cookbook too, so there's that.
* CloudCuckooLander: Zakitano and Makito, though the latter borders on just plain insane.
* CombatTentacles: Gnuklear has these ''mounted on nuclear missles''.
* ConspiracyTheorist: Geru in the ''Taone Nui Offline Game''. His main theory in-game is that he and the world doesn't exist, but that its all part of one big video game. Which is ironic, since, you know, [[DontExplainTheJoke they are in a video game]].
* ContinuityNod: Used very prominently, since most of the authors read each others' series. Notable examples would be Blade showing off the Meta Sword in ''[=VakamaTK=]'s Comics'', Janaro in ''Janaro's Cafe'' watching his doppleganger Clonaro cook in ''Nuparurocks' Comics'' (and him actually going to beat him up in prison later on in the latter's series) and the numerous comics harking back to the OCLL's original encounter with Kahi.
** Since the demise of ''The Newsroom'' as a standalone series, Channel Billion Studios has been used as a means of easily threading the continuity together.
* CoolMask / MaskOfPower: Inevitable since this is BIONICLE fanwork; the fanon Kanohi Eraksa, the artifact to which the existence of reality in the [=ICCverse=] is literally bound, takes this UpToEleven.
* CoolSword: The Meta Sword, along with its EvilWeapon counterpart the Meta Blade.
* CosmicEntity: The actual name used for many of the powerful beings in the ICC Multiverse, such as the Couch Potato Entity, the Octopus Baby Entity, the Talking Plant Entity, the Noob Entity, the Forger, and [[spoiler:most probably Falibor]]. There are also the Demientities, such as the Seeker and Vor.
* CosplayFanArt: Most recently, Atoma's stint at dressing up as Hatsune Miku.
* [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Island]]: Vara Nui.
* CrisisCrossover: ''Mask of Existence'' was supposed to be this. ''Noob War'' also counts, albeit to a lesser degree.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Evil Lord Tantrum built a fully functional RidiculouslyHumanRobot, [=GKYT4=], something which previously only the Great Beings could accomplish, but instead of mass marketing them, he just tried to make her kill Gerlicky.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Private Eye Tapika'' was far more dark than the average BZP comic series - or indeed, anything else in the ICC -, taking place in a FilmNoir version of Taone Nui.
* DevelopmentHell: The reboot of Bladeran's work, to the point where it's basically achieved internal MemeticMutation within the ICC. Also, the relaunch of ''The Newsroom''.
* DreamTeam: A more Meta Example, the ICC themselves are made from several of the best active comic artists on BZPower.
* DropTheHammer: The Gr'mahr Hammer, wielded by the Demientity Vor.
* ElectricBoogaloo: ''[=BladeTitan974's Comics'=]'' second season took on the name ''Quest for the Meta Sword'' and more recently ''Rising Suns''.
* ElementalNation: Meta Nui has more of a traditional elemental village segregation, with such locales as Ko-Meta (the ice village) Po-Meta (the stone village) and so on.
* {{Emoticon}}: Arguably one of its more unique usages is the Emoticon ''Fruit'', a small peach-like fruit the size of your fist that has an emote stamped on it, with each emote relaying what kind of flavor the fruit has (i.e. =P is sweet and sour, >=[ is bitter, :O is spicy, etc.). Genetically bred for RuleOfFunny.
* EvilTwin: Played straight with alternate terrorist Kahinuva, Ennar and Bladeran in one of the alternate dimensions in ''The Alternative Saga'', but inverted with Bizarro Gerlicky, (since Bizarro Gerlicky has the opposite personality of the "real" Gerlicky, he is thus a [[HypocriticalHumor very nice, patient and caring person]]).
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: ''[=VakamaTK=]'s Comics'', ''Gavla's Comics'', ''Nuparurocks' Comics'' and ''[=BladeTitan974=]'s Comics''. Need we say more?
* FanArt: Basically the entire focus of the continuity. Most of the sprites used in the series were not ripped from any BIONICLE video game but were instead hand-sprited by a kit maker and subsequently edited; such is the common practice on BZP.
** FanFic: A small number of prose stories were written for the ICC, such as ''Ask Kahi'' and ''[[Franchise/AceAttorney Kahi Govaki: Ace Attorney]]''.
** FanFilm: Ennar is planning to make a film adaption of his comic series.
* FantasticRacism: Part of the reason Gnuklear - and later, a large slew of parody [[HeroFactory heroes]] - was devised was as a vehicle to play with and mock [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation the prevalence of this theme]] in HeroFactory.
* FantasticNoir: Basically the whole premise of ''Private Eye Tapika''.
* FiveManBand: From ''[=BladeTitan974's Comics=]'':
** TheHero: Blade
** TheLancer: Chokii
** TheSmartGuy: Onepu (formerly)
** TheBigGuy: Tekatu
** TheChick: Katoka
** SixthRanger: Ketru or Battle Arachanoid
* From ''Nuparurocks' Comics'':
** TheHero: Ennar
** TheChick: Linnea
** TheLancer: Myarti
** TheBigGuy: Mitch
** The TeamPet: Makito
* ForWantOfANail: The "Shadow Gali Empire Dimension" splits off from the main timeline in which Gavla did not actually defeat Shadow Gali. Because of this, both Meta-Nui and Hapori Nui are taken over, Linnea and Myarti are captured by the Strogg, and Ketru gets infected with a Strogg virus and becomes Shadow Gali's apprentice. [[FRomBadToWorse To make matters even worse]], Shadow Gali now has the Meta Sword in her possession, and plans to use it to bait Blade from the newly formed Resistance.
** WordOfGod is that another such nail is the reason that the dimension in which Kahi is a terrorist exists.
* FriendlyEnemy: Battle Arachnoid.
* FrivolousLawsuit: PlayedForLaughs with the OCLL, who threaten Kahi with many such threats. [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]], however, because WordOfGod says that they actually know they can't really get away with most of their accusations, but they like to try and intimidate their opponent with the hope that they have no idea what actually can go on.
** They also tried to use the same tactic on [=VakamaTK=] when they "invaded" his studio.
* FunetikAksent: Used in ''[=SpoofQuest=]'' and ''Live, Learn and Lawsuits'' for Inspector Sanso.
** "VHERE VERE YOU ON ZE NIGHT OF ZE MURDER?"
* FunWithAcronyms: Polymath's "'''R'''ecursive '''E'''nergy '''T'''eleportational '''A'''ctive/'''R'''eactive '''D'''evice", which is a VideoGame/{{Portal}} device.
-->'''Kahi:''' Remind me never to let you name anything again. Ever.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: ''Nuparurocks' Comics'' constantly has religious words as swears and religious themes. And in one instance, "Hell" was used (This was edited in another version).
** Plus there's the Fun With Acronyms example above.
* GirlsWithGuns: Linnea and her mother both use guns quite extensively.
* GISSyndrome: Used in ''Nuparurocks' Comics'' extensively, but has also made its presence known in ''The Newsroom'', ''Live Learn and Lawsuits'' and several of the others.
* GuardianOfTheMultiverse: Its strongly implied that there is at least one, although it is not known who.
* GoodOlBoy: Mitch Menard.
* HalloweenCosplay: Numerous Halloween comics have used this trope, notably Blade dressing up as Link and little kids dressing up as Gavla and Dark709 when Trick or Treating at ''Nuparurocks' Comics''.
* HammerSpace: Justified, as the technology to use hammerspace exists in-universe and multiple companies sell hammerspace containers.
* {{Hatedom}}: A very treacherous person.
* HeadBob: Ennar's animations usually have the characters bobbing their heads to the dialogue.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Janaro and Tapika's relationship is like this, overlapping with IncompatibleOrientation from Janaro's end.
* InfinityMinusOneSword: The Nui Sword.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Meta Sword and the Meta Blade respectively.
** Along with the Gr'mahr Hammer.
* InNameOnly: By design, very little of the ICC has any intersection with BIONICLE canon. Virtually all they have in common are species and naming conventions; the ICC sets itself in its own separate offshoot universe, which judging from the mess that was BIONICLE 2008's endless parade of pocket dimensions is actually plausible from a canon viewpoint.
** WordOfGod: [[MyRealDaddy Greg Farshtey]] has said that all fanfiction is technically possibly canon as an alternate universe.
* InspectorJavert: Shelek Holmes, the criminal investigator and interrogation expert who often tries his tactics on the cast of [=VakamaTK's Comics=].
* InterContinuityCrossover: A slight crossover between Ennar and Darcsyde (a member of the ''Next Generation Continuity'') occurred in both of their daily strips in which Darcsyde kidnapped Makito and was threatened to a fight by Mitch.
** Another one has taken place in ''Live, Learn and Lawsuits'', because of Terton being the SpecialGuest.
* JerkAss: Gerlicky.
* JokerImmunity / NotQuiteDead: Makito has been "killed" so many times that the tenants at ''Nuparurock's Comics'' consider it a [[ButForMeItWasTuesday normality]].
* JustForPun: The continuity's very name - it was explicitly named so to allow for the use of the abbreviation International [=ComicCon=]. Several utility accounts on various websites used by the Continuity are even called "[=IntComicCon=]".
* KentBrockmanNews: Channel Billion Studios has a really severe case of this.
* LogoJoke: Several variants of the ICC logo have been used for different purposes, including frozen and Halloween versions, respectively. Also, the logo itself is often used in a series' logo as a substitute for the letter "I" or "C".
** ''Live, Learn and Lawsuits'' always does something with its logo for every Christmas comic.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: And how. Every comic series had its own set of original characters, villians, citizens, organizations and other various characters. Put them all together and you have a full fledged continuity.
* {{Metaplot}}: The current comics are all leading up to ''Mask of Existence''.
* MidseasonUpgrade: Kahi went from near bankrupt comic maker to the richest man in Taone Nui in between the original season of ''Live, Learn and Lawsuits'' and ''(3L)2''.
* MirrorUniverse: The Bizarro Universe, both visually (as all the colors in said universe are inverted from their [=ICCverse=] counterparts) and character-wise (all of the inhabitants are EvilTwins of their [=ICCverse=] counnterparts). Played with in ''[=SpoofQuest=]''.
* ModelSheet: All the sprite comics use spritesheets made from scratch, which basically are the "model sheets" of the genre.
* TheMultiverse: The ICC Multiverse, affectionately nicknamed the "[=MultICCverse=]".
* NoHuggingNoKissing: Averted - Matoran here can actually reproduce, unlike in canon, and several relationships have occurred throughout.
* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: After Kahi became one of the richest men in Taone Nui, things for the "Live, Learn and Lawsuits" cast changed.
* OfficialCouple: Ennar and Linnea are probably the most prominent examples in the series, as they are now officially married after about several years of [[ShipTease Ship Teasing]].
** Atoma and Myarti, although not going as far as the above, have recently been promoted to this status. [[spoiler:Atoma is also apparently bearing Myarti's child.]]
** Gavla and Chilly are generally regarded as being together, up to them actually having children together, (although they didn't get them as humans normally would).
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: An example of this applying to a company: no-one ever uses Channel Billion Studios' real name, to the extent that [[WordOfGod Dlakii]] doesn't even ''remember'' it and was impressed when Tapika actually found and used it.
** For the more common variant with characters we have Bladeran, who is almost always called Blade, rarely Blade Titan, and never [=BladeTitan974=]. Due to AuthorExistenceFailure, the name Bladeran was revealed, but the comic went on haitus soon after before he could be called by it.
** Also Storm. You can literally count with one hand the times he's been called by his full name, [=StormLasher479=].
** Gavla as well is normally called either Gav or Gavla, never by his actual name, Gavilan.
* OnlyOneName: Generally all of the characters, although it is averted with a few, such as Kahi Govaki.
* OneShotCharacter: The Geico Employee in the first comic for ''Live, Learn and Lawsuits''.
* OneWingedAngel: Given that he's a tribute to Xehanort from Kingdom Hearts, the main antagonist of "City of the Sky," Xensahort, gets a few different forms.
* OriginalCharacter: Almost all of the characters featured throughout are original fan characters, with only scant appearances and references concerning canon ones.
* OrphanedSeries: Almost half of all the series involved have been discontinued in one way or another. Plans to continue are unfortunately frequently left in DevelopmentHell.
* [[PacManFever Pac-Man Fever]]: Averted, as many specific, current-gen games are mentioned and played with, always being depicted on the correct system. This is due to most of the members being avid gamers, and many of the games mentioned are the ones they are spending a lot of time playing with at the moment (time which then [[AuthorExistenceFailure distracts from comic work]]). [[{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]] and [[SuperMarioBros Mario]] games usually are at the forefront of this, with Videogame/EarthBound references starting a small rise, thanks in no part to [[MemeticMutation McGyiyg]].
* ParodyEpisode: ''The Newsroom'' had many of these, the last being [[CSIMiami Cake Surprise Investigations]].
** The current saga of ''Live, Learn and Lawsuits'' has Gavla and Eljay competing in an IronChef parody television special.
** Most of the ''[=SpoofQuest=]'' yearly-mask comics involve Gerlicky spoofing one of the other ICC Comics, such as ''[=VakamaTK=]'s Comics'', ''[=BladeTitan974=]'s Comics'', and ''Live, Learn and Lawsuits''.
* PaletteSwap: ''BIONICLES ADVENTURS COMIXS'' lampshades how [[HeroFactory Von Nebula]] and [[Bionicle Hydraxon]] use the same mask, in that Hydraxon is a crude recolouring of Von Nebula. The same is done with [[Bionicle Berix and Ackar]].
* PardonMyKlingon: While the phrase "Karzahni" has been used several times to the chagrin of some of the older members, others have also been used because of blockage of expletives by the word filter.
* PocketDimension: One is used by the people who make {{Hammerspace}} containers.
* PoirotSpeak: Notably Inspector Sanso.
* PornStache: Gnuklear.
* PutOnABus: Kaima from ''[=VakamaTK=]'s Comics'' got fed up with her school and subsequently left both it and the series.
** She did come back in ''Live, Learn and Lawsuits'' a year later, however.
* RealityWarper: Makito defies every possible law of nature. Also the [=WIZARDs=], basically an entire 'subspecies' of Reality Warpers.
** The Kanohi Eraksa and the Reality Cube also give the user the ability to reshape reality, although using either is strongly prohibited because it is very easy for said user to lose control and just [[WeaponofMassDestruction erase reality as a whole]].
* RecurringCharacter: "Gavla's Comics" has several of those, like the Fourth Wall Cop.
** Toa Igniter as well, although he's almost moved up into being a RegularCharacter.
** His archenemy, Gnuklear, has also appeared in numerous series.
* RelationshipUpgrade: Myarti's overhearing of Atoma's laments about him being so ObliviousToLove made him finally get officially together with her.
* RepetitiveName: Ravorhk Rahvork, the head of the Official Comic Land Lawfirm.
* ResetButton: Everything that happened in LLL's Alternative Saga was undone by the end of it, save for Enigma Isle being teleported next to Taone Nui, LLL Towers being formed in the middle of Kato, and everyone's memories of the event (although most people did shrug it off as a dream).
* {{Retcon}}: Several series, including ''[=VakamaTK=]'s Comics'' and ''Live, Learn and Lawsuits'' were originally on Hapori Nui, the Comic Land. This was later retconned to them being on Kaitro Nui and Taone Nui, respectively.
** To a lesser extent, the Grammar Hammer was originally intended to be an AffectionateParody of [[NorseMythology Mjolnir]]. It was later retconned to be called the Gr'mahr Hammer.
** Also The Pirogi Vampire seasons 1-6 and thus no longer canon.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: The ICC variants of the Matoran, oft nicknamed the [=ICCtoran=], take this a few steps further than their canon origin and have the ability to eat with their mouths and reproduce.
* RunningGag: Makito.
** Also Blade's exploding toilet.
* SailorEarth: Most new members' series are either [[{{retcon}} retconned]] to have always taken place in one of the existing islands or, if they have their own, is said to have always been there.
* ScheduleSlip: The ICC series are infamous for this, often owing to AuthorExistenceFailure.
** Averted with ''Nuparurocks' Comics: Season Beta'', however, which has currently the longest running daily strip in BZPower history and save for one or two weeks has not missed a day since.
* SeriousBusiness / StopHavingFunGuys: In response to how disappointingly rampant this attitude is around {{BZPower}}, especially its sprite comic community, the ICC practically has it in their mission statement to go out of its way to poke fun at and [[AvertedTrope avert]] this attitude. Of course, the practitioners of said attitude don't really see the humour.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Polymath seems to be using this a lot, although it is more toned down.
* ShipTease: Gavla and Chilly seem to be growing closer in recent instalments of ''Gavla's Comics''.
* ShoutOut: The comics regularly refer to other media: The Newsroom and [=VakamaTK's Comics=] have several references of [[{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]] and CSIMiami, most of Blade's work includes homages to Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda and Franchise/MetalGear, Tapika's work has a lot of {{Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures}} references and Live, Learn and Lawsuits has a multitude of shout outs ranging from {{Series/HomeImprovement Home Improvement}} and the TheCosbyShow to [[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]] and IronChef. Also, ''Taone Nui Offline Game'' is probably pretty much going to be one huge homage to VideoGame/EarthBound, WebAnimation/YouTubePoop, the history of the BZP comics forum, and pretty much [[AuthorAppeal anything else the ICC members like]].
** Nuparurocks' comics in particular, liked to reference {{Music/DaftPunk Daft Punk}}, {{Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma}}, {{Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mister Rogers' Neighborhood}} and {{WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer Dora the Explorer}} among other things (up to the point where Both Daft Punk and Dora were recurring characters in the series).
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: ''BIONICLES ADVENTURS COMIXS'' is this to "The Pirogi Vampire", being radically different from the main series.
* SpeechBubbles
* SpriteComic: The ICC consists almost entirely of sprite comics, with ''That's Messed Up: The Series'', ''Private Eye Tapika'' and ''This Brick Wall'' probably being the only exceptions.
** One of the founding tenets of the ICC was the goal of proving to the {{BZPower}} community at large that BIONICLE sprite comics don't universally suck, a common belief among the community of the forum.
* StockSubtitle: ''(3L)2: Live, Learn and Lawsuits'' and ''Nuparurocks' Comics: Season Beta''.
** Also, ''That's Messed Up: Creator's Wrath'' and ''That's Messed Up: The Legendary Gerlicky''.
* StripBuffer: Formerly used for ''Nuparurock's Comics'', but now more of a "make tomorrow's comic today" line of production.
** WordOfGod from Tavakai says that he has about 15 stored in case his topic begins to suffer from activity.
* StylisticSuck: ''BIONICLES ADVENTURS COMIXS'', a side series of ''The Pirogi Vampire''. Heavily inspired by SweetBroAndHellaJeff.
** Though really, BAC in and of itself is probably bursting with tropes, and can probably even name a few of its own.
* SundayStrip: ''Nuparurock's Comics'' has one of these [[CaptainObvious every Sunday]].
* SymbolSwearing: As a result of BZPower's infamously heavy-handed word filter, there are countless instances of expletives being [[{{Bowdlerise}} bowdlerised]] into symbols.
* TheVerse: Almost all of the comics take place in what has been nicknamed the "{{ICCverse}}.
* ThreeAmigos: Janaro, Atoma and Shadow.
** Also, Chokii, Oneou and Tekatu, although they've been also said to be TooDumbToLive.
* TookALevelInBadass: [=StormLasher479=] used to be a pitiful villain on the competence level with Sir Pickles. However, [[spoiler:it turns out he was just ObfuscatingStupidity this entire time to try and throw Blade off track and soon turned out to be quite the villian]].
* ToxicPhlebotinum: Energized Protodermis, which usually destroys or mutates whatever it is poured upon. [[spoiler:Except for [=VakamaTK=]/Tavakai and Kahi/Kahinuva, of course]].
* TriggerHappy: Mitch, of course.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Most of the comic locations take place in islands with a technological level that is not that different from our own. Several different and advanced technological objects do exist, but not enough to squarely put the entire world into a PostCyberPunk era as a whole.
* {{Unobtainium}}: The most common is Protodermis, a variant of Iron in the BIONICLE mythos. Organic Protodermis is also provalent, as it is found in all [=ICCtoran=]. There are also:
** Exidian, an extremely tough and somewhat rare mineral, also originally from the BIONICLE mythos.
** Blue Crystals, which power the Starter robot.
** Polydermis, a mixture of Exidian and Organic Protodermis known for its exceedingly durable properties and light weight.
** Energized Zamors, which can be harnessed to produce a multiverse breeching VideoGame/{{Portal}} Gun.
** Molant, a liquid that is found in pockets of molten lava and can be cooled into a solid object that projects heat.
** Excidite, a much stronger but heavier version of Exidian, as well as being much more rare.
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Averted; all the islands are given placement within the world and there's been several rough maps and/or information about the relations between each island released.
* WillTheyorWontThey: Atoma and Myarti had it going from the AbortedArc from the pre-daily strip ''Nuparurocks' Comics: Season Beta'' until it finally got resolved resulting in a RelationshipUpgrade (see above). Ennar and Linnea also had it going from the beginning of the series, although they got promoted to OfficialCouple.
** Ketoka and Tekatu have also been in this state for about three years now.
* VideogameSettings:
** AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: The sewer complex that lies underneath Kato
** HubCity: Kato
** CyberSpace: The Server
** HubLevel: Janaro's Café
*** To a lesser extent, the restaurant and usual hangout place actually named "The Hub", run by Gavla
** ShiftingSandLand: Zola Nui
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